Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Legalease... of interest to artists, musicians, entertainers!

Are you aware
that law is different
for private citizens
as opposed to 
commentary  or  public figures?

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THAT public figures (i.e., celebrities) who depend on their "fans," in essence to make a living-- actually places them into a quirky category of legal protection by law.  In similar fashion, commentators may be subject to ridiculous caricature/parody.  And WHO, exactly, is a public figure?  Have you 'assumed [through a set of specific actions on your part], a role of special importance in society' ... 'where public attention is focused upon you?' (Black's Law Dictionary) 

This is going to be a long post but will be well worth the read.

Vast sums of monies are spent by industry creatives to ensure and protect one's legal interests.  Do you understand what your attorney is explaining or does half of their jargon go over your head?  ***crickets***  Exactly... and you're not alone.  But there's light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.   May I suggest that you get one, if not both of the following eLearning courses?  Knowledge is Power!  With the information presented in our digital audio format, you may very well achieve a better self educated understanding of the all important contract.  Learn also, the substance of negligence and torts and how you're affected by this harm done to you by others.  First up! 

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Business Law: Negligence and Torts This course addresses two important questions: When is someone else legally responsible for harm done to you? When are you legally responsible for harm done to someone else?

This digital audio course of 8 lectures discusses torts, the body of law designed to redress, through civil litigation-- harms done to persons.  Each lecture is 30-minutes in length.  Lectures 4 and 5 deal with the celebrity high-profile, occasionally controversial topics of defamation, privacy, and emotional distress. In Lecture 4, you look at the law of libel (written) and slander (oral) that damage a person's reputation. Several requirements of defamation are discussed, as well as the 'privilege to defame' which can attend commentary on public figures.  Note: 83% would recommend this course to a friend.  Cost: $90.

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Next up we have Business Law: Contracts  What is a contract? How can you make one binding? How can you avoid being prematurely bound by one? What can you do to get out of a contract? What remedies are available if someone breaches your contract? What special rules apply to international contracts? When is a contract not binding? When does a mistake by either party or fraud by one of them invalidate a contract?

"...Contractual agreements are one of the principal mechanisms for ordering life in society. Whether a contract is written or oral, or even implicit, it carries with it all of the duties and obligations that society has endowed with the force of law."  --Professor Frank B. Cross

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When has a contract been made? Lecture 1 explores the boundaries of contracts in law. It discusses the four main requirements that any contract must satisfy.  Lectures 2 and 3 give greater detail about the main components of a contract. One party makes an offer and the other accepts, refuses, or makes a counteroffer, but there are many possible slips in between. Which offers are binding? The preliminary issues of offer and acceptance are examined in Lecture 2, including the ability of parties to negotiate, the definiteness of a contract's terms, and terms of acceptance.

In Lecture 3, we look at three more elements of a binding contract: What each party must give up for a contract to be made ("consideration") Whether and when those of a diminished capacity, such as children or the insane, can make contracts.  When a contract must be in writing. When is a contract not binding?

Lectures 4 and 5 consider the possible reasons for declaring contracts void or breached. When does a mistake by either party or fraud by one of them invalidate a contract? When can a party successfully claim that an agreement was reached under duress? In Lecture 4, you get answers to these questions.  90% would recommend this to a friend.  Cost: $15.00 SALE PRICE ends soon!

Meet your instructor - Frank B. Cross is Professor of Business Regulation at The University of Texas at Austin and a former attorney with the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis in Washington, DC.  Professor Cross is the author of more than 30 articles in journals of law, science, policy, and management. He has published four textbooks for business law classes, as well as several other academic books. Professor Cross serves on the editorial boards of four journals, including the American Business Journal. The Academy of Legal Studies in Business honored Professor Cross as the nation's outstanding professor. Business Week 's guide to M.B.A. programs has also recognized him as one of the nation's outstanding teachers. His conversational, clear, thorough, and humorous style makes these two courses a pleasure. # 

Business Law: Contracts
Business Law: Negligence and Torts
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