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Entertainment & Media Law

Federal Statutes for Entertainment and Sports

Federal statutes are published in the official U.S.C., Lexis' unofficial U.S.C.S., and Westlaw's unofficial U.S.C.A. For research, use the U.S.C.S. and U.S.C.A. because they provide:

  • Annotations: Brief notes by Lexis and Westlaw staff identifying the most significant cases and other sources about the statute. Found after the text of each statute in print and on Lexis and under the Notes of Decision and Context & Analysis tabs on Westlaw.
  • Citators: Tools that automatically search for additional cases and other sources that cite the statute. Found by clicking the Shepardize link in the right sidebar on Lexis and the Citing References tab on Westlaw.

Major federal entertainment statutes include:

Major federal sports statutes include:

State Statutes for Entertainment and Sports Law

California statutes are published in Deering's California Codes Annotated (Lexis) and West's Annotated California Codes. Both are unofficial and  provide annotations and citators. Major California entertainment law statutes include:

New York Statutes are published in McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York (Westlaw) and New York Consolidated Laws Service (Lexis). Both are unofficial and provide annotations and citators. Major New York entertainment law statutes include:

For surveys of entertainment law statutes in other states, see: