Liabilities Of Media Production By Isaac Carter

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Liabilities in Media Production Isaac Carter Advanced Entertainment Law 1/31/2016 In the media production industry one of the primary ways by which works are created is through the inspiration of one creator by another creator’s work. This results in one of the primary issues that those is media production face: proper copyright rights for the use of a creative work for the production of a derivative work. When one creates a work, in order to legally possess the rights to it and be recognized as the creator one must get a copyright. Within the laws of the United states (title 17, U.S. Code) a copyright protects your work from other individuals that attempt to use it for their own gain weather its personal or…show more content…
A guide to the visual artist’s rights act written by Cynthia Esworthy and published by the NEW Office of General Counsel stated that “Attribution includes the rights to claim authorship of a work, to prevent attachment of an artist 's name to a work which he did not create, and, where there has been a subsequent distortion, mutilation, or modification of the work prejudicial to the artist 's honor or reputation, the right to disclaim authorship and to prevent identification of the artist 's name with the work. Congress did not define the term prejudicial to one 's honor or reputation, but the House Report on VARA advised focusing on "the artistic or professional honor or reputation of the individual as embodied in the work that is protected...While no per se rule exists, modification of a work of recognized stature will generally establish harm to honor or reputation.” The court in Carter v. Helmsley-Spear, one of the few cases filed under VARA, relied on expert testimony, focusing on "good name, public esteem, or reputation in the artistic community." The right” (Esworthy,2008) . To reproduce a work has been recognized as one of the most important rights granted under the copyright act. Within this law only the individuals that hold the copyright are allowed to make copies or reproduce their works. Examples of this acts include photocopying a book, copying a computer software, using a recognized
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