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EIT 120 Entertainment Law
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: An introduction to legal aspects of the entertainment industry, including performance rights, songwriting and personal appearance contracts, copyright law and trademarks.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: EIT101 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain contract law in the entertainment industry.
2. (Analysis Level) Examine the process of contract negotiations with entertainers.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain copyright and trademark in relation to the entertainment industry.
4. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the laws governing performersÂ’ rights.
5. (Knowledge Level) Describe the roles of professional organizations.
6. (Analysis Level) Outline the process of obtaining entertainment licenses.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Properly identify and explain the elements of a basic contract and remedies for the breach thereof.
2. Draft a simple employment contract based on industry standards.
3. Accurately recognize the necessary elements of other entertainment related contracts.
4. Properly complete a mock contract negotiation with a mock entertainer according to industry standards.
5. Correctly explain the basic copyright and trademark process.
6. Reliably apply copyright and trademark law to various entertainment situations.
7. Accurately summarize the law governing arrangements and adaptations of music.
8. Accurately explain the laws governing performersÂ’ rights.
9. Accurately identify and describe the laws involving professional organizations, such as ASCAP and BMI.
10. Properly obtain a fictional entertainment license based on industry standards.