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Harvey C. Koch, Esq.
Harvey C. Koch, Esq.
hkoch@monbar.com
225.330.7852

Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P.

One American Place
301 Main Street, Suite 1170
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
United States

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The proven Baton Rouge entertainment lawyer professionals at the Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. law firm are experienced in the effective resolution of entertainment lawsuits as related to the arts as forms of entertainment in Louisiana. Baton Rouge entertainment attorney professionals are knowledgeable in all areas of general entertainment law, including but not limited to the music licensing and publishing, artists rights claims and museum law cases in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that the case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Baton Rouge entertainment lawyer.

Louisiana entertainment law governs the many facets of the entertainment industry, such as broadcast rights, sports safety issues, sports and recording contracts, as well as certain matters involving copyright and intellectual property law. There are many areas of law which relate to entertainment law, including telecommunications law, sports law, first amendment law, and virtually all facets of intellectual property law.

The personal service agreement is a primary legal instrument in the entertainment industry. This agreement is negotiated between an artist and a company that manufactures, promotes, and distributes the artist’s goods or services. The agreement often binds the artist to produce for one company for a certain period of time. Personal service agreements are often governed by statutes, and are often the subject of litigation because they restrict the rights of artists to perform or create for any entity except the company with whom they have contracted.

U.S. copyright law contains provisions specifically directed at the entertainment industry. For example, the songwriter—or the copyright holder, if the songwriter has transferred the song’s copyright or created the song as a work for hire—decides who can first record a song for publication. However, once the song has been recorded and published, the copyright holder may no longer limit who may record the song. If a song’s copyright owner has previously granted permission to someone to record a song or if the songwriter has recorded and commercially released a recording of the song, the copyright holder is required by copyright law to grant a license to anyone else who wants to record that song. This is called a compulsory license. A licensee who records a song under a compulsory license is required to follow strict statutory guidelines for notification of its use and reporting sales and royalties to the copyright holder. The fee for a compulsory license is set by Congress at a few cents per recording manufactured, and is adjusted for inflation every few years.

The advance of technology and digital publishing has expanded traditional entertainment legal issues. For example, the value of digital downloading rights, and how this will become an increasingly important point in recording contracts.

A Baton Rouge entertainment lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a Baton Rouge entertainment case.

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Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P.
The Baton Rouge Entertainment Lawyer Source

The Baton Rouge entertainment attorney professionals of Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. law firm are distinguished by a history of successful entertainment claim recoveries. If you or your organization is involved in an entertainment dispute, please call a Baton Rouge entertainment lawyer with the Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. law firm in Louisiana.

Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P.

One American Place
301 Main Street, Suite 1170
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
United States

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Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P.

One American Place
301 Main Street, Suite 1170
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
United States

Law Firm Contact: John Y. Pearce

Tel: 225.330.7852

Fax: 225.329.2850

Website: www.monbar.com

Member Since: 2009

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