Entertainment law is generally sub-divided into the following areas:
FILM covering option agreements, finance, chain of title issues, talent agreements (screenwriters, film directors, actors, composers, production designers), production and post production and trade union issues, distribution issues, motion picture industry negotiations distribution, and general intellectual property issues especially relating to copyright and, to a lesser extent, trademarks
MULTIMEDIA including software licensing issues, video game development and production, Information technology law, and general intellectual property issues
MUSIC including talent agreements (musicians, composers), producer agreements, and synchronization rights, music industry negotiation and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright
PUBLISHING and print media issues, including advertising, models, author agreements and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright
TELEVISION and RADIO including broadcast licensing and regulatory issues, mechanical licenses, and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright
THEATRE: including rental agreements and co-production agreements, and other performance oriented legal issues
VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN including fine arts, issues of consignment of artworks to art dealers, moral rights of sculptors regarding works in public places; and industrial design, issues related to the protection of graphic design elements in products.
DEFAMATION (LIBEL OR SLANDER)
Media Law, Hong Kong
Media law refers to the following:
Censorship and regulations
Defamation: slander and libel
Entertainment and sports
Freedom of or access to public information
Privacy and personal data
Media & Entertainment Legal Practice: Litigation & Transactional
Our partner Henry Chung is a musician. We handle media and entertainment clients on their litigation and transactional legal needs.
Litigations in Courts:
On litigations, we assist clients in offensive and defensive legal actions involving other parties:
defence in legal proceedings
issuing preliminary demands/letters before action or commencing a legal action when someone is violating their legal rights
responding to governmental inquiries or when accused of violations of the law.
In transactional aspect, we facilitate business deals, negotiation tactics, strategic business initiatives, and other contractual or law matters involving in business: