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May

Protecting The Image Rights Of Our Sport Stars

Protecting The Image Rights Of Our Sport Stars South Africa's march from amateur to professional sports in certain athletic disciplines has seen sports branded merchandising, athlete endorsements and corporate sponsorships become big business today. In particular, the commercial exploitation of an athlete's image to promote and sell anything from branded clothing to luxury investment properties on golfing estates is fast
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4
May

Stealing stories: How to protect yourself

Stealing stories: How to protect yourself How can writers protect themselves from story theft and what legal remedies are at hand to assist them in preventing such story theft? The first part of this article will look at how a writer can protect his story using the law of contract and, in a future article, I will look at how
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4
May

Entertainment Law – Memorandum of Incorporation

Entertainment Law - Changes to your company Introduction Many people in the entertainment industry operate their business in either a company or a close corporation. These legal entities are established and, to a large degree, governed by the provisions of the various acts such as the Companies Act (and its regulations) and the Close Corporation’s Act (and its regulations) and
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4
May

Entertainment Law – Copyright Infringement in the movies

Entertainment Law - Copyright Infringement in the movies INTRODUCTION In the early 1990’s, Barbara Chase-Riboud instituted a civil claim against world renowned movie director and producer, Steven Spileberg, for copyright infringement. It was Chase-Riboud’s case that Spielberg’s film, Amistad, had infringed her novel about the real life mutiny that took place on board the slave ship, the Amistad, in 1839.
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