The First Treatise on the Law Relating to the Film Industry Frohlich, Louis D., and Charles Schwartz. The Law of Motion Pictures Including the Law of the Theatre Treating of the Various Rights of the Author, Actor, Professional Scenario Writer, Director, Producer, Distributor, Exhibitor and the Public, with Chapters on Unfair Competition, and Copyright Protection in the United States, Great Britain and Her Colonial Possessions. Originally published: New York: Baker, Voorhis and Company, 1918. lvi, 943 pp. Reprinted 2007, 2016 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777656; ISBN-10: 1584777656. Hardcover. New. $95. * Thomas Edison established the first American movie studio in 1893. The first studio in Hollywood opened in 1911. By 1918 the motion picture industry was one of the five largest business sectors in the United States. Based on the "large body of case law peculiar to the industry" that had accrued by 1918, this is the first treatise to offer "a statement of the motion picture law" (v). Chapters examine the rights and liabilities of authors, producers, studio personnel, actors, distributors and theater owners. There are also interesting sections on topics like immorality and the production or viewing of movies on Sundays.
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