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International Entertainment Law (Masterclass)

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555 Lonsdale Street

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Alumni & Friends of Monash Law

Exclusively for our valued Alumni and friends, this Masterclass is an exciting opportunity to take part in a select Law Masters elective for professional development.

Explore the most pressing issues in international entertainment law and arm yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary to embark upon a career in this area.

CLASS DATES: 22, 23, 26 & 27 June 2017, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Dual Delivery Mode

This is a dual delivery mode program, meaning attendees from the Alumni & Friends Program and Law Masters students share the classroom experience. Alumni & Friends attendees are not enrolled as students and do not complete unit assessment for credit.


The contemporary entertainment lawyer must possess a core competence in intellectual property, contracts and licensing, negotiation strategies, business organisation, commercial transactions, and international and comparative law.

Topics covered:

  • The rights of image of celebrities;

  • Intellectual property assets and the cross-border acquisition of rights;

  • The effect of established and emerging multi-media platforms on entertainment products and services;

  • The employment of extra-territorial talent;

  • The authority of talent guilds over foreign performers and performances;

  • International financing of motion pictures and sound recordings;

  • Barriers created by copyright and international trade law to cross-border distribution of recordings, videos, books and magazines;

  • Issues related to exhibition, performance and sale of entertainment, such as domestic content requirements, regulation of offensive content, international piracy, and the cross-border collection of music and movie royalties;

  • The structure of entertainment contracts of various sorts.

Since the topic is global and is significantly affected by diverse cultural and economic influences and experiences, the laws and perspectives of a breadth of countries, including but not limited to Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Germany, and France will be considered.


Upon completion, you will:

  • Be able to apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to fundamental issues in international entertainment law with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;

  • Learn to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the law, policies and traditions of Australia and other various other countries of the world that influence the recognition, development, promotion and protection of interests in entertainment products, services and personalities;

  • Proficiently conduct research in international entertainment law based on knowledge of appropriate research principle and methods;

  • Be able to use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts relevant to international entertainment law.

Who should attend:

This course is appropriate for any type of professional, whether you’re a generalist seeking an introduction to the subject or a specialist who desires to consider advanced topics.

24 CPD units

Please check with your CPD scheme to confirm how many units you can accrue.

Professor Geoffrey Scott

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Geoffrey Scott is a Professor of Law at the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and isalso the Director of the Art, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic. The focus of his interest is upon intellectual property with a concentration on the intersection of the worlds of artistic expression and the law. He has given particular attention to domestic and international entertainment issues with an emphasis on music, to the protection of cultural properties in the world community, and to the representation of individual professional athletes and entertainers.

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Nina Massara
P: +613 9903 8528

Single Unit Study
Please visit the Monash Postgraduate Law website if you wish to enrol in this class as a single unit enrolment for university credit or award. (Eligibility criteria apply.)

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