The borders that law sets on entertainment

Butler, Desmond A. (2010) The borders that law sets on entertainment. Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 24(6), pp. 869-877.

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It is natural for those involved in entertainment to focus on the art. However, like any activity in even a free society, those involved in entertainment industries must operate within borders set by the law. This article examines the main areas of law that impact entertainment in an Australian context. It contrasts the position in relation to freedom of expression in Australia with that in the United States, which also promotes freedom of expression in a free society. It then briefly canvases the main limits on entertainment productions under Australian law.

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ID Code: 46277
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Entertainment, Contract, Copyright, Censorship, Free expression
DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2010.510638
ISSN: 1030-4312
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Commercial and Contract Law (180105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 24(6), p.869-877]. [Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies] is available online at informaworld.
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2011 01:04
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 04:04

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