Author: Simon Shire | ISBN: 978-1-911611-07-3 | Format: Paperback | Price: Approx €59 | Publishing: Winter 2018
Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland explains the typical issues which arise in the media and entertainment industry in Ireland to better equip the reader with a valuable working knowledge of the fundamentals. It seeks to serve the needs of time-pressed professionals working in this area by providing a helpful quick-reference guide.
Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland can be viewed as a series of signposts in the form of best practice principles and is written from a practical and business perspective. It is presented in straightforward, non-specialist, jargon-free language while simultaneously citing legislation, EU law and common law for the benefit of its legal and more experienced audience. The chapters are kept as concise as practicable.
With 30 chapters divided into four parts, this book covers a wide range of issues including: Media; General Entertainment; Film, Television and Radio Show Production; and Music Production and Performances. This book also discusses sample contract clauses and provides extracts from relevant agreements, where appropriate.
Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland is the first book of its kind in Ireland collating a wealth of information sources to address the myriad of crucial business and legal considerations confronting creative practitioners and lawyers alike, from the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to obtain filming permits, to the hazards of court reporting and defamation for journalists and bloggers, to ensuring all production paperwork is in order to allow full, commercial exploitation of a music composition or film. It draws on the author’s substantial legal experience as well as his deep appreciation and in-depth understanding of music, television, film and radio production. The book emerged from a prompt discovery of the dearth of authoritative sources available covering the subject issues and his yearning to provide a one-stop resource to redress this glaring deficiency.
- The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
- Broadcasting Regulation: Compliance and Enforcement
- Broadcasting Regulation: Sponsorship and Product Placement
- Commission for Communications Regulation
- Defamation of Individuals
- Defamation of Business and Product Disparagement
- Parody and Satire
- Court Reporting and Contempt of Court
- Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Copyright Infringement
- Gagging Orders and Super Injunctions
- The Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman
- Setting up a Multimedia Business or Production Company
- Media, Event and Film Production Insurance
- Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
- Exemption from Income Tax of Certain Earnings of Writers, Composers and Artists
- Occasional Licences (Sale of Intoxicating Liquor) for Marquees
- Licensing of Concerts, Festivals, Public Events and Theatres
- Regulation of Casinos, Gaming, Betting and Lotteries
- Premium Rate Services
- Permits for Busking and Street Performances
- Fire Safety, Occupiers’ Liability, Event Security, the Private Security Authority and Licensing Indoor Events
Audio-Visual and Music Productions
- Production and Arts Funding, The Irish Film Board and Section 481 Relief
- Chain of Title and Deliverables for State Funding
- Copyright, Moral Rights and Performance Rights
- Trade Marks and Trade Mark Infringement
- Filming Permits, Data Protection and Drones
- Employment of Children and Young persons
- Releases for Film and Documentaries
- Animal Actors and Circus Animals
- Music Clearances and Music Licensing
- Actors: Remuneration and Residuals
- Contracts for Writers, Cast and Crew
- Distribution Agreements, Digital Distribution Using Aggregators and Distribution Funding
Music Production and Performances
- Music Insurance
- Copyright and Music Publishing
- Royalties and Performance Rights Societies
- The War of Music Plagiarism Lawsuits
- Shooting Music Videos
About the Author
Simon Shire is a Solicitor and Notary Public who specialises in entertainment and property law. A former law lecturer at the University of Limerick, he currently lectures film law at Pulse College in Dublin. He also holds a qualification in sound engineering and music production from Windmill Lane Academy
Who Should Buy This Book?
Entertainment and Media Law in Ireland is aimed at all persons involved in entertainment and media services, be they directors or company secretaries, event organisers, bar owners, radio personnel, journalists, filmmakers or musicians. The book will also be of great interest to media and entertainment lawyers as well as those studying or up-skilling in this important and fast-growing sector of the economy.