Entertainment and Media



Product Description
Author: Simon Shire

ISBN: 9781911611073

Format: Paperback

Price: Approx: 110.00

Publishing: 2020

Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland explains the typical issues which arise in the media and entertainment industry in Ireland to better equip the reader with a valuable working knowledge of the fundamentals. It seeks to serve the needs of time-pressed professionals working in this area by providing a helpful quick-reference guide.

Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland can be viewed as a series of signposts in the form of best practice principles and is written from a practical and business perspective. It is presented in straightforward, non-specialist, jargon-free language while simultaneously citing legislation, EU law and common law for the benefit of its legal and more experienced audience. The chapters are kept as concise as practicable.

With 30 chapters divided into four parts, this book covers a wide range of issues including: Media; General Entertainment; Film, Television and Radio Show Production; and Music Production and Performances. This book also discusses sample contract clauses and provides extracts from relevant agreements, where appropriate.

Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland is the first book of its kind in Ireland collating a wealth of information sources to address the myriad of crucial business and legal considerations confronting creative practitioners and lawyers alike, from the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to obtain filming permits, to the hazards of court reporting and defamation for journalists and bloggers, to ensuring all production paperwork is in order to allow full, commercial exploitation of a music composition or film. It draws on the author’s substantial legal experience as well as his deep appreciation and in-depth understanding of music, television, film and radio production. The book emerged from a prompt discovery of the dearth of authoritative sources available covering the subject issues and his yearning to provide a one-stop resource to redress this glaring deficiency.

Content Includes

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Broadcasting Regulation: Compliance and Enforcement
Broadcasting Regulation: Sponsorship and Product Placement
Commission for Communications Regulation
Defamation of Individuals
Defamation of Business and Product Disparagement
Parody and Satire
Court Reporting and Contempt of Court
Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Copyright Infringement
Gagging Orders and Super Injunctions
The Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman
Business Management

Setting up a Multimedia Business or Production Company
Media, Event and Film Production Insurance
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
Exemption from Income Tax of Certain Earnings of Writers, Composers and Artists
General Entertainment

Occasional Licences (Sale of Intoxicating Liquor) for Marquees
Licensing of Concerts, Festivals, Public Events and Theatres
Regulation of Casinos, Gaming, Betting and Lotteries
Premium Rate Services
Permits for Busking and Street Performances
Fire Safety, Occupiers’ Liability, Event Security, the Private Security Authority and Licensing Indoor Events
Audio-Visual and Music Productions

Production and Arts Funding, The Irish Film Board and Section 481 Relief
Chain of Title and Deliverables for State Funding
Copyright, Moral Rights and Performance Rights
Trade Marks and Trade Mark Infringement
Filming Permits, Data Protection and Drones
Employment of Children and Young persons
Releases for Film and Documentaries
Animal Actors and Circus Animals
Music Clearances and Music Licensing
Actors: Remuneration and Residuals
Contracts for Writers, Cast and Crew
Distribution Agreements, Digital Distribution Using Aggregators and Distribution Funding
Music Production and Performances

Music Insurance
Copyright and Music Publishing
Royalties and Performance Rights Societies
The War of Music Plagiarism Lawsuits
Shooting Music Videos

About the Author:
Simon Shire is a Solicitor and Notary Public who specialises in entertainment and property law. A former law lecturer at the University of Limerick, he currently lectures film law at Pulse College in Dublin. He also holds a qualification in sound engineering and music production from Windmill Lane Academy

Who Should Buy This Book?
Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland is aimed at all persons involved in entertainment and media services, be they directors or company secretaries, event organisers, bar owners, radio personnel, journalists, filmmakers or musicians. The book will also be of great interest to media and entertainment lawyers as well as those studying or up-skilling in this important and fast-growing sector of the economy.

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