The entertainment industry comprises the music, film, television, radio, theatre, multimedia, publishing, visual arts and design fields. Each field has its own distinct trade unions, practices, statutes and case law. The entertainment law encompasses many legal areas related to the entertainment field.
In entertainment law, many traditional legal topics arise, including intellectual property, production and distribution agreements, licensing rights, employment contracts, trademark, copyright, defamation, privacy rights, labor, pornography, and First Amendment rights. Lawsuits in this field often involve creators, producers, actors, and consumers.