Entertainment Law: The Law Student’s Guide to Pursuing a Career in Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law: The Law Student’s Guide to Pursuing a Career in Entertainment Law

Interested in pursuing a career in entertainment law but don’t know where to begin? This book outlines what it takes to penetrate the entertainment industry and thrive. Whether a 1L or 3L (or even a high school or undergraduate student), this book provides tips on effective networking as well as tools for securing an entertainment-related job or internship. Paperback versions of the book are available for purchase directly through our SITE. KINDLE and KINDLE FIRE users can purchase an electronic copy of the book through Amazon and Barnes...

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Does Your Company Need A Spotify Playlist?

Does Your Company Need A Spotify Playlist?

By: Jaia Thomas (Entrepreneur Magazine) When you think of the fast-food chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, what usually comes to mind? Perhaps a) jambalaya b) red beans and rice c) Cajun fries or d) Spotify playlists? If music wasn’t your answer, you might be surprised to learn that this month Popeyes introduced a limited-time offer menu item, Tear’n Tenderloin Chicken. The new offering not only includes chicken and a buttermilk biscuit but also the Spotify playlist Tear’n It Up. The playlist features 35 Louisiana-inspired...

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Out of Bounds: The NFL’s Regulation of the N-Word

Out of Bounds: The NFL’s Regulation of the N-Word

Uptown Magazine By: Jaia Thomas Who recollects the NAACP ostentatious N-word burial several years ago? Hundreds of protesters marched the streets of downtown Detroit to symbolically bury the N-word. Media outlets captured horses pulling a coffin adorned with black flowers and a derivation of the N-word. Several years after the NAACP called us to lay the N-word to rest, the NFL is calling professional football players to do the same. Last year the Fritz Pollard Alliance issued a directive to the NFL requesting the ‘N’ word be banned from...

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Top Sports + Entertainment Law Trends for 2014

Top Sports + Entertainment Law Trends for 2014

The Law Office of Jaia Thomas has comprised a list of top sports and entertainment law trends we can expect to see in 2014: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT    The core copyright industries – the creators and producers of copyrighted material such as books, music, films, and television programs, contributed over $1 trillion in value to the U.S. economy last year. Entertainment professionals rely heavily on copyright law to protect and promote their creative endeavors. However, while most entertainment professionals can afford the costs...

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Top Sports + Entertainment Law Trends For 2013

Top Sports + Entertainment Law Trends For 2013

In 2012 there arguably wasn’t a shortage of entertainment headlines penetrating media outlets and court dockets.  And, with 2013 on the horizon, The Law Office of Jaia Thomas has comprised a list of top sports and entertainment law trends we can expect to see next year. 1).  MUSIC – 2013 is a milestone year for recording artists who delivered master recordings to record companies on January 1, 1978 and after.  Beginning in 2013, recording artists will be able to reclaim their songs from record labels.  Under §203 of Title 17 of the US...

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Athletes Trademarking the Phrase That Pays

Athletes Trademarking the Phrase That Pays

by Doug Williams (July 13, 2012) If you’re a “man on a mission” who “can’t wait” for the next “Linsanity” or “Tebowing” craze to make another athlete “Invinceable” as a businessman, you’re probably just an “unbelievably believable” fan. Or, if you read that first sentence and recognize Austin Rivers, Bart Scott, Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow, Vince Young and Robert Griffin III, you’re just very tuned in to what athletes are saying — and trademarking. Because now, when a quote or quip uttered in a news conference...

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“My Coach Won’t Let Me Twitter? Understanding the Legal Implications of Social Media”

“My Coach Won’t Let Me Twitter? Understanding the Legal Implications of Social Media”

(American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Vol. 28, No. 3 2010) Download PDF

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You’ve Been Served…Via Twitter

You’ve Been Served…Via Twitter

by JETLAW on OCTOBER 3, 2011 Is it possible to serve someone process in 140 characters or less over such social media platforms as Twitter? Many seem to think yes. A new debate currently brewing within the legal community is whether state and federal laws should be amended to allow for service of process on new media and social media platforms. Many argue that the antiquated rules of service of process are no longer relevant in our ever-evolving technology driven society. According to the American Bar Association Journal,...

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For the Love of the Name: Professional Athletes Seek Trademark Protection

For the Love of the Name: Professional Athletes Seek Trademark Protection

Pace I.P., Sports & Entertainment Law Forum Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2012 Article 7 4-17-2012 Brett Harris Pavony Pace Law School Jaia Thomas Law Office of Jaia Thomas DOWNLOAD PDF

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Twitter: The Sports Media Rookie

Twitter: The Sports Media Rookie

Jaia A. Thomas From: Journal of Sports Media Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 2011 pp. 115-120 | 10.1353/jsm.2011.0000 In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Twitter has recently become a source of fascination and legal controversy for the sports world. Everyone from professional golfers (Steward Cink has over 900,000 followers) to professional basketball players (Shaquille O’Neal has more than 1.8 million followers) have signed on to Twitter (Gregory, 2009). Athletes rely on Twitter to share their thoughts, post...

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State Film Tax Incentives: Hit or Miss

State Film Tax Incentives: Hit or Miss

Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Arizona State University P.O. Box 877906 Tempe, Arizona 85287 Download Article PDF

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Newsletters – The Law Office of Jaia Thomas

Newsletters – The Law Office of Jaia Thomas

The Law Office of Jaia Thomas Sports + Entertainment E-Newsletter – September 2016 The Law Office of Jaia Thomas Sports + Entertainment E-Newsletter – March 2016 The Law Office of Jaia Thomas Sports + Entertainment E-Newsletter – December 2015 The Law Office of Jaia Thomas Sports + Entertainment E-Newsletter – September 2015 The Law Office of Jaia Thomas Sports + Entertainment E-Newsletter – June 2012 The Law Office of Jaia Thomas Sports + Entertainment E-Newsletter – April 2012 The Law Office of Jaia...

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