Entertainment Law, defamation, music

Entertainment law is generally sub-divided into the following areas:

  • DEFAMATION (LIBEL OR SLANDER)
    Hong Kong's defamation laws protect reputation of  a person. Generally speaking, Libel means defamatory statements made on papers or a fixed media while slander is something verbal. The difference is legally important !
  • 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.