Entertainment Law

Entertainers, Creators, Streamers, Influencers, and Service Providers Duties Under The Corporate Transparency Act

Entertainers, Creators, Streamers, Influencers, and Service Providers Duties Under The Corporate Transparency ActBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In response to the growing global threat of money laundering and other “illicit finance and national security threats posed by corruption,” the U.S. Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (“CT Act”). This legislation created new obligations and requirements […]
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A Record Deal’s “Re-recording Restriction” Clause and the Taylor Swift “Effect”

A Record Deal’s “Re-recording Restriction” Clause and the Taylor Swift “Effect”By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the continued success of Taylor Swift and her “Taylor’s version” re-recordings of her previously released tracks, the music industry is in a state of evolution as it relates to a record deal’s “re-recording restriction” provision. In fact, in response […]
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Athletes and Entertainers: Clear Your Tattoos – Copyright Protection for Tattoos

Copyright Protection and Rights Clearance for TattoosBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. It is important for individuals and businesses in the entertainment and video game industries to be aware of the licensing requirements related to the use, display and reproduction of an entertainer, celebrity, athlete, or other social media influencer’s tattoos and other “body art.” In […]
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Copyright of Dance Choreography

Music Law: Copyright of Dance ChoreographyBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Over the years, there has been an on-going public debate regarding the copyright protection afforded to the “creator” of a dance. This includes a dispute brought by Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actor, Alfonso Ribeiro for his “Carlton Dance” against game developer, Epic Games. Furthermore, several […]
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Assess Your Assets: What Entertainers And Athletes Need To Protect Themselves

Assess Your Assets: What Entertainers And Athletes Need To Protect ThemselvesBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Picture this, you’re an unmarried professional athlete, no spouse; but, you have three children with three different women and no will. Upon your death chaos ensues, as no specific individual is seen as your “surviving spouse” under the law; so, […]
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