California residents have likely heard that after Lady Gaga received negative publicity stemming from a deposition, she has decided to settle the lawsuit that had been filed against her by a former personal assistant.
Intellectual property laws may not seem like something the band Van Halen would be into but a recent lawsuit filed by the famous rock band shows why different types of groups and organizations should understand how intellectual property laws can protect their best interests.
What makes a story? You have characters, a narrative, maybe a climax and a denouement. But behind the craft you have a creator, the writer, and maybe you even have a real-life story on which the fictional one is based. In the entertainment business, all of these factors can be linked specifically to a contract, and that means there is the potential for dispute.
California residents who follow national orchestral news know that reaching a contract agreement is not always easy. When management and musicians cannot agree on salaries, orchestra halls can wind up sitting empty and unused for months or longer. Fortunately, the Los Angeles Philharmonic seems to have found a way to avoid that conflict.