To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Texas intellectual property law
Latest received: 2018 Supplement. By Hammond, Herbert J. Juris Pub. 3rd ed. c2015.
This second edition of the volume examines basic principles of Texas law regarding trade secrets, trademark infringement, unfair competition, misappropriation, copyright, false advertising, and restrictive covenants. The relationship between Federal law, Texas common law, and the Texas Trademark Act is given special attention. The topics of creation of trademarks, registration, infringement of trademark rights, remedies and defenses to trademark infringement and unfair competition claims are covered in detail, as well as an examination of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
KFT 2980 H36
Texas painters, sculptors & graphic artists : A biographical dictionary of artists in Texas before 1942
By Powers, John E. Woodmont Books. c2000.
"Expands on the previous work of O'Brien and Fisk and includes additional new material on 100s of artists considered to be Texans with biographical data & exhibit information."
KFT 4288 P873T
» Federal/General Titles
The American Bar Association's legal guide to independent filmmaking
By Donaldson, Michael C. American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. c2010.
Designed to cover the entire process of creating an independent film--from the inception of an idea to distribution and delivery--this title serves as a guide to the legal aspects of independent filmmaking. The filmmaking process is divided into four phases: developing an idea; financing the film; putting together a team and principal photography; and distributing and delivering your film. You'll find legal forms, comments, and tips scattered throughout the text. A companion CD-ROM with legal forms, contracts, and other documents is also available.
KF 4298 D66
The American Bar Association's legal guide to video game development
American Bar Association. 1st ed. c2011.
Austin is home to a surprising number of video game companies, a booming subdivision of the tech industry. The law surrounding video game development involves an interesting intersection of art, intellectual property, technology, and business law. This guide from the American Bar Association touches on major legal aspects of video game development, including copyrights and trademarks, intellectual property, and the use of licensed or open source material.
KF 3024 C6 A94
Censorship of the movies : The social and political control of a mass medium
By Randall, Richard S. University of Wisconsin Press. 1968.
KF 4300 R3
Entertainment careers for lawyers
By Henslee, William D. American Bar Association, Law Practice Division, Law Student Division, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries. Third edition. .
Part of the American Bar Association’s “Career Series,” this title serves as a thorough introduction to various career paths in entertainment law. The author first provides a breakdown of what areas of law make up entertainment law (intellectual property, labor and employment, contracts, tax and antitrust law, immigration, etc.) and explains who potential clients might be. He then goes over what an entertainment lawyer might face when working in music, theater, film, or television. In addition to advising law students thinking about entertainment law, he also provides advice for established attorneys hoping for a career change.
KF 299 E57 H46
Entertainment law : Legal concepts and business practices
Latest received:REL. 7 JUL 2012. Thomson/West. 3rd ed. c2006-.
This multi-volume set provides information about various types of litigation involving celebrity clients with citations to state and federal statutes, rules, and caselaw. It covers topics such as talent representation and contracts, privacy, defamation, and rights management. Includes an appendix of useful forms and checklists to assist in trial preparation.
KF 4290 S4
Entertainment law and business : A guide to the law and business practices of the entertainment industry
Latest received: REL. 5, 2014. By Shanker, Jay. Juris Pub. 2nd ed. c2008-.
KF 4290 O742
Entertainment law for the general practitioner
By Frascogna, Xavier M. Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, American Bar Association. c2011.
"The sheer volume of money involved in the entertainment industry categorizes it as big business and it is getting bigger all over the globe. As sophisticated technologies and formats emerge, world-wide audiences and revenues grow exponentially. Creative clients look to the entertainment lawyer to protect their intellectual property rights while they try to convert creative thoughts and ideas into commercial income. Entertainment law has been rapidly evolving to accommodate the ever-changing world of the digital era. With change, however, comes complexity. For the general practitioner to develop a client base in this area, he or she must be grounded in several areas including contracts, copyrights, trademarks, federal and state statutes, and the customs and practices of the entertainment industry." - from the publisher
KF 4290 F73
How to play the game : What every sports attorney needs to know
By Heitner, Darren A. American Bar Association. .
Written as a practical guide for those interested in practicing law in the sports world, this text is easy to read and takes the reader through the many issues a sports lawyer might encounter. The author divides the text into a variety of issues from collective bargaining agreements and drug testing to IP and ethics. Real world examples are given, as well as case studies for each topic. This text is well researched and footnotes are found on every page citing news and law review articles as well as statutes and applicable cases. The appendix also includes samples of frequently used forms. Highly recommended for attorneys and law students interested in practicing sports law.
KF 299 S66 H45
Law for advertising, broadcasting, journalism, and public relations : A comprehensive text for students and practitioners
By Parkinson, Michael G. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. 2006.
"This exceptional new text offers an up-to-date and integrated approach to communication law. Written by two practicing attorneys with extensive experience teaching the communication law course, Law for Advertising, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Public Relations covers the areas of communication law essential and most relevant for readers throughout the communication curriculum. Its integrated approach will serve students and practitioners in advertising and public relations as well as those in journalism and electronic media." - from the publisher
KF 2750 P37
Lindey on entertainment, publishing, and the arts : Agreements and the law
Latest received:REL. 21 JUL 2011. By Lindey, Alexander. Thomson/West. 3rd ed. c2004-.
This multivolume set provides comprehensive coverage on all areas of entertainment law. The author provides forms and drafting advice to guide practitioners. It covers topics such as sound recordings, computer software, music videos, motion pictures, books, magazines, mass media, advertising, and plays. The volumes also examine statutory changes and look at case law to provide examples.
KF 2977 L5
The little book of music law
By Shavers, Amber Nicole. American Bar Association. .
For local attorneys inspired by Austin's music scene to look further into music law, Amber Shavers' historical overview of landmark cases in the industry gives a solid historical background of major issues. Charmingly structured like a record album (with a "prelude" in place of an introduction and "tracks" rather than chapters), this is an interesting volume (pun intended) on the evolution of music law.
KF 4291 S52
Media law litigation : The effective use of depositions
By Conway, Michael M. Juris Publishing. [c2005].
This how-to book discusses taking and defending depositions in defamation and media cases. It looks at well-established constitutional standards governing defamation claims, newsgathering, and free speech while addressing issues arising out of technological advances such as Internet broadcasts, surreptitious surveillance equipment, and wiretaps. The book includes sample depositions conducted by the authors.
KF 2750 C54
Music law for the general practitioner
By Leavens, Thomas R. American Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. 2013.
"This book is a primer on handling musician and producer clients. Music law involves several key substantive areas of lawcopyrights, trademarks, and identity rights, to name a few. While traditional entities such as songwriters and record companies have always existed, technological advances in digital distribution have brought important new players into the mix. Concerns about the usage rights of digital music have emerged as well as agreements arising from the use of music in advertising and branding. Inexpensive duplication technology, the portability and ubiquity of mobile music devices, and the ease of transmitting digital files have also become areas of concern. Information on digital rights usage and the use of music in advertising is included, along with business-related topics such as financing, agents and taxes." - From the publisher
KF 4291 L43
Rights and liabilities of publishers, broadcasters, and reporters
By Metcalf, Slade R. West Grouo. c2002-.
KF 2750 M47
Scott on multimedia law
Latest received:UPDATE 2008. By Scott, Michael D. Aspen Law & Business. 2nd ed. c1997-.
This practitioner resource investigates various trends and practices in multimedia law. It looks at the topic from multiple coverage areas such as intellectual property law, tort law, and contract law. It also covers government regulation and looks at guilds, unions, and trade associations.
KF 2765 S36
Star! : Finding artistic and commercial success in the new entertainment industry
By Rappaport, Richard Warren. American Bar Association. , ♭2013.
"This book is about finding artistic and commercial success within the new entertainment industry. It was written for anyone who is involved within the industry and the world of motion pictures, television, music, the literary arts, fashion and modeling, the visual arts and the fine arts, or any other area of the creative arts. Covering all major genres of entertainment, it presents a unique overview of the artistic, business, and legal aspects of the industry." - from the publisher
KF 4290 R37
Telecommunications regulation : Cable, broadcasting, satellite and the Internet
Latest received:REL. 58 MAY 2012. By Ferris, Charles D. LexisNexis/M. Bender. 1983-.
"Telecommunications Regulation: Cable, Broadcasting, Satellite, and the Internet, with its special emphasis on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, is the most comprehensive treatise available on local, state, and federal regulation of these emerging modes of telecommunications. Formerly known as Cable Television Law, the treatise features detailed discussions of the topics at the heart of the tension between telephone, data, and video regulation. With its coverage of the latest developments, established law, and historical background, Telecommunications Regulation: Cable, Broadcasting, Satellite, and the Internet is a complete reference resource for both in-house and outside counsel to television, telephone, cable, satellite, broadcasting, computer and online companies." - from the publisher
KF 2844 F47