Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law

The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law is a semi-annual publication of the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute of Southwestern Law School in association with the American Bar Association Forums on Communications Law and the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

The Journal provides a forum for exploring the complex and unsettled legal principles that apply to the production and distribution of media and entertainment in an international, comparative, and local context. The legal issues surrounding the creation and dissemination of news and entertainment products on a worldwide basis necessarily implicate the laws, customs, and practices of multiple jurisdictions. The Journal examines the impact of the Internet and other technologies, the often-conflicting laws affecting media and entertainment issues, and the legal ramifications of widely divergent cultural views of privacy, defamation, intellectual property, and government regulation.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the articles published in the Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, Southwestern Law School, the American Bar Association, the Forum on Communications Law, or the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

Issues, Subscriptions and Submissions

Subscriptions

Print subscriptions are available at an annual rate of $US 50 (domestic) or $US 60 (foreign). Please direct inquiries to the Biederman Institute at Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90010, (213) 738-6603, or send an email to institute@swlaw.edu. Back issues are available for $US 30.00 per copy plus $US 5.95 for shipping and handling.

Permission to Reprint: Requests to reproduce portions of this issue must be submitted by email to institute@swlaw.edu.

Submissions

Article Length:  Feature articles traditionally are between 10,000 and 15,000 words, or fifty-to-sixty double-spaced pages in length. Depending on the topic and depth of focus, the Journal also accepts some shorter articles.

Style:  The writing should be appropriate for a law review article. To that end, authors should

  • use Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and The Chicago Manual of Style as the basis for spelling and grammar decisions, respectively
  • use gender-neutral language
  • avoid long quotations
  • avoid using a long word when a short one will do
  • avoid using a foreign phrase, scientific word, or jargon if you can think of a more common English equivalent
  • avoid overworked figures of speech
  • avoid excessive capitalization
  • avoid excessive use of commas

Footnotes:  All references must be completely and accurately cited as footnotes rather than embedded in the text, using the citation style of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition).

Author Biography:  Please include a one-sentence description of your current professional affiliation.  Do not include your academic credentials although you may include a brief statement about your professional interest in the topic.

Author Disclosure: If you have been involved in any of the cases that you discuss or cite, as either counsel or as a litigant, that information must be disclosed in a footnote (e.g., The author served as counsel for the defense in the case Smith v. Jones).

Manuscript Preparation: Use footnotes, double-space, number pages, italicize rather than underline, use Microsoft Word or a Windows-compatible program, and submit your contribution as an email attachment.  Do not submit hard copy manuscripts.

Prior Publication: Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications is discouraged and must be brought to the attention of the editor of the Journal. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.

Copyright: Authors are asked to sign a copyright agreement that grants to Southwestern Law School a license granting the exclusive right of first publication, the nonexclusive right to reprint or use the work in other media—including electronic, print, and other—for all material published in the Journal.

Manuscripts and inquiries may be emailed to: Michael M. Epstein, Supervising Editor, at jimel@swlaw.edu.

Manuscripts are submitted at the sender’s risk, and no responsibility is assumed for the return of the material.  No compensation is paid for articles published.

Current Issue

  1. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2016-2017

    Contents

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    v

    vii
     
    First Pages (PDF

    Masthead (PDF

    Table of Contents (PDF

    Editor's Note
    Michael Epstein (PDF)

    Articles

    101


     
    The Lawyer's Role in Promoting the Use of Fair Use (PDF)
    JOHN M. GARON
     
    123



     
    Censoring the Silk Screen: China's Precarious Balance Between State Regulation and a Global Film Market (PDF)
    JEREMY GELTZER
     
    169


     
    Intellectual Property From Outside the Box: The Curious Case of Internet From Space (PDF)
    AMIR H. KHOURY
    187



     
    The Internet Service Provider Secondary Liability: A Comparative Analysis of Brazilian and United States Legislation and Case Law (PDF)
    RAPHAELA MACIEL LADEIA

Recent Issues

  1. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2015-2016

    Contents

    i

    iii

    v

    vii
     
    First Pages (PDF

    Masthead (PDF

    Table of Contents (PDF

    Editor's Note
    Michael Epstein (PDF)

    Articles

    1


     
    Konate V. Burkina Faso: An Analysis of a Landmark Ruling on Criminal Defamation in Africa (PDF)
    MATT J. DUFFY
    21




     
    Is There Anybody Out There? Analyzing the Regulation of Children's Privacy Online in the United States of America and the European Union According to the TBGI Analytical Framework by Eberlein et al. (PDF)
    NACHSHON GOLTZ
    43


     
    U.S., Eh? Contrasting the Feasibility of a La Carte Television in Canada and the United States (PDF)
    DANIEL J. SPITZ
    73



     
    Big Tobacco Blows Smoke on Public Health Initiatives: Using Trademark Law to Prevent International Changes to Cigarette Packaging (PDF)
    CAILE MORRIS
  2. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014-2015

    Contents

    vii
     
    Editor's Note
    Michael Epstein (PDF)

    Articles

    1

     
    The Distribution of Pay Television in the United States: Let an Unshackled Marketplace Decide (PDF)
    WARREN S. GRIMES
    49


     
    Freedom of Expression-Based Restrictions on the Prosecution of Journalists Under State Secrets Laws: A Comparative Analysis (PDF)
    KATHARINE LARSEN AND JULIA C. ATCHERLEY
    111

     
    Exhaustion and Software Resale Rights in Light of Recent EU Case Law (PDF)
    LAZAROS G. GRIGORIADIS, PH.D.
    129



     

    A Fistful of Dynamite: How Independent Film's Cowboy Culture Creates Unstable Sales Agency Agreements (PDF)
    GRACE CLEMENTS

  1. Current Members

    Supervising Editor
    Michael Epstein, Southwestern Law School

    Board of Editors

    • Peter Bartlett
      Minter Ellison Lawyers
    • Eric S. Brown, Franklin
      Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.
    • Chunghwan Choi
      Lee & Ko
    • J. Alexandra Darraby
      Attorney at Law
    • Silvia Faerman
      Southwestern Law School
    • Jeff Gewirtz
      NETS Basketball/Brooklyn
      Sports & Entertainment
    • Kevin Goering
      Norwick, Schad & Goering
    • David Goldberg
      University of Glasgow
    • Robert Lutz
      Southwestern Law School
    • Michael Scott
      Southwestern Law School
      Nathan Siegel
      Levine, Sullivan, Koch & Schultz
    • Mark Stephens
      HowardKennedyFsi
    • John Tehranian
      Southwestern Law School
    • Cydney A. Tune
      Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
    • Kurt Wimmer
      Covington & Burling, LLP
    • Kyu Ho Youm
      University of Oregon

    Student Editors

    Supervising Student Editor
    Emily Rehm

    • Harmony Anderson
    • Lacey Chrabaszcz
    • Chiara Genovese
    • Josh Glocer
    • S. Elliot Hakakzadeh
    • Shelby Luchesi-Gallaher
    • Jessica Lusk
    • Inez Morales
    • Jaclyn Ponish
    • Ashley Ramos
    • Nadia Sokolova
    • Jason Souza
    • Christina Steele
    • Aldwin Tanala
    • Charlie Wang
    • Alexa Whiteside
    • Nikta Yazdi