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Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 4: The Production

The production is the center of action. It is the logical next step because it cannot exist without players, who come to life with a script, which is built upon a story. Before principal photography begins, a production needs permission to film on location, real people, places, or things, and comply with laws regarding use […]
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Got Consent?

Got Consent? Legal Issues in Film, Pt. 3: The Players

If the story lays the foundation, and the script forms a blueprint, then the players build the motion picture. Players are writers, directors, actors, producers, casting directors, composers, and crew. Employment agreements between the production company and creators define the nature of the relationships. They contain key provisions, the most relevant to creators being the […]
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International Art Crime and Wartime Looting

Wartime looting is as ancient as our earliest documented civilizations, in Egypt, Greece, and Rome[1]. In these early empires and dynasties, and throughout most of civilized human history, wartime looting followed the mantra “to the victor belong the spoils;” thus, it was not regarded as a crime. Vanquishers prominently displayed collections of cultural property and […]
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