Myers, Berry, and Weiler's Entertainment, Media, and the Law: Text, Cases, and Problems, 6th

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The sixth edition of Entertainment, Media, & the Law updates this comprehensive entertainment law casebook. New and cutting-edge issues and cases are addressed, including:
  • Elonis v. United States, 135 S.Ct. 2001 (2015)(entertaining violence)
  • Bell v. Itawamba County Sch. Bd., 799 F.3d 379 (5th Cir. 2015)(en banc)(entertaining violence)
  • Commonwealth v. Knox, 190 A.3d 1146 (Pa. 2018)(1st Amendment)
  • Dickinson v. Cosby, 225 Cal.Rptr.3d 430 (Cal. Ct. App. 2017)(defamation)
  • Roe v., 714 Fed.Appx. 565 (6th Cir. 2017)(false light portrayal)
  • Alexander v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, et al., 2017 WL 5633407 (C.D. Cal. 2017)(misappropriation)
  • Belgium v. Mateo Productions, et al., 138 A.D.3d 479 (N.Y. Ct. App. 2016)(contracts)
  • FaZe Clan, Inc. v. Tenney, 2020 WL 3318209 (S.D.N.Y. 2020)(contracts)
  • Scholz v. Goudreau, 132 F.Supp.3d 239 (D. Mass. 2015)(contracts)
  • Rebecca Broadway Ltd. Partnership v. Hotton, 143 A.D.3d 71 (N.Y. Ct. App. 2016)(contracts)
  • Lewis v. YouTube, LLC, 244 Cal.App.4th 118 (Cal. Ct. App. 2016)(contracts)
  • United States v. AT & T, Inc., 310 F. Supp.3d 161 (D.C. D.Ct. 2018)(antitrust)

Coauthors Paul Weiler (Harvard), Gary Myers (University of Missouri), and Will Berry (University of Mississippi) are again responsible for writing and editing this new edition. The book continues the tradition of adding carefully edited recent case excerpts with many new questions related to the challenges that traditional entertainment law doctrines face with changes in technology and audience viewing habits.