Legal Issues in the Music Industry uses real-world examples of copyright issues ranging from Edison’s first motion picture, to Beethoven, Sid Vicious, Peter Pan, Mickey Mouse,
Frank Sinatra, James Bond, and George Harrison. Over fifty songs are used to clarify concepts such as authorship, duration, infringement, derivatives, exclusive rights, and
licensing; along with sample contracts, and charts that clear up common misconceptions about the music business.
Mark J. Davis has been practicing music and entertainment law since 1985. He has represented artists, labels, publishers, filmmakers, advertising agencies, and television
studios in negotiations and copyright lawsuits. In 2000, the Librarian of Congress appointed him as an Arbitrator for the U.S. Copyright Office. This influential position, coupled with his previous copyright law experience, made
teaching entertainment law the natural next choice. He started his popular classes at Loyola University in 2001.
by: Mark J. Davis, Esquire