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Hosers or Hosed? Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. v. NHL Enterprises Canada and the Battle over Beer Rights

By Carter Anne McGowan Few if any sponsorships are more lucrative in professional sports than beer sponsorships. The National Hockey League (NHL or League) - long sponsored by Anheuser-Busch-owned Labatt in Canada - recently found itself embroiled in litigation brought by Labatt alleging that the League breached its Canadian beer deal when it entered into a U.S./Canada beer sponsorship with L

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THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Jason Aylesworth Litigation requires a huge investment of time and money for an uncertain verdict. Clients in the entertainment industry must also risk irreparable damage to their reputation. Gossip websites such as TMZ, E! and omg! exploit and sensationalize even minor disagreements which celebrities then have the additional burden to publicly defend. Once a celebrity commences litigation

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The Arranged Marriage Between Not-For-Profit Theater Companies and Commercial Producers

The Introduction Jason P. Baruch In my law practice, I have the privilege of representing successful commercial producers, brilliant playwrights (sometimes referred to as "authors" in this article) and resourceful not-for-profit theater companies ("NFPs") all over the country. These clients all have different interests and needs, and I find myself wearing a number of different hats on a

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ACQUIRING MUSIC COMPOSITION RIGHTS FOR STAGE PLAYS

Incorporate pre-existing musical compositions into new stage productions Jason P. Baruch Jan 1, 2005 -- Many theater producers seek to incorporate pre-existing musical compositions in their new stage productions. This might include the incidental or background use of a recognizable tune (e.g., two lovers listen to "Strangers In The Night" on the radio and reflect on the first time they m

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