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Penn State Law Professor Scott releases second edition of ‘Entertainment Law on a Global Stage’

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Geoffrey Scott, professor of law and director of the Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic at Penn State Law in University Park, has co-authored the second edition of Entertainment Law on a Global Stage with Mary LaFrance (UNLV) and Lionel Sobel (UCLA); it was published in July 2022 by West Academic Publishing. 

The textbook covers many diverse aspects of entertainment law in both a U.S. domestic and an international context. The book’s versatility makes it ideal for use in a broad array of entertainment law, intellectual property, and advanced torts courses. The second edition significantly updates all chapters included in the first edition, and two new chapters have been added by Scott to address the timely topic of copyright infringement of music in both a domestic and international context. 

Scott has a wide range of teaching and scholarly interests with a focus on intellectual property and the intersection of the worlds of artistic expression, scientific invention, and the law. He has given particular attention to domestic and international entertainment law issues with an emphasis on music and rights of personality, the protection of cultural properties in Europe and Asia, and the representation of the individual professional athlete. Scott previously received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research on creative persons in Japan, and he has lectured there and in such other countries as the UK, China, S. Korea, Norway, Austria, Italy, France, ​New Zealand, and Australia on innovation and entertainment law.  He has published in the fields of law and entertainment, sports, and the protection of cultural property. Scott also holds an appointment as a professor in The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State, through which he collaborates with artistic faculty to lecture on legal matters implicated in creative endeavors. 

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