Summer is one of the most popular times of year for going to the movies – if only to relax and escape from the summer heat.
Whether you’re a movie lover or not, you might be interested in The Little Book of Movie Law, which has just been added to the library’s new book shelf. The book takes a look at the legal world of the silver screen through a selection of legal cases involving the movies, starting with the early days of the cinema.
Some of the cases examined in the book include:
- De Havilland v. Warner Bros. Pictures, 67 Cal. App. 2d 225 (1944) (The “Studio System”)
- Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson, 343 U.S. 495 (1952) (The Catholic Church and Censorship)
- Lugosi v. Universal Pictures, 25 Cal. 3d 813 (1979) (Publicity)
- Rogers v. Grimaldi, 875 F. 2d 994 (1989) (Protection of a Celebrity’s Name)
- Stewart v. Abend, 495 U.S. 207 (1990) (Copyright – Derivative Works)