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LA Lawyer Table of Contents: April 1997

Los Angeles Lawyer 
The Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Table of Contents
April 1997, Vol. 20, No. 2 
 

FEATURES 
    Fair Is Fair
Now that the Supreme Court has given fair use protection to musical parodies, how can the interests of the original composer be protected?
By Joseph von Sauers

From Fan to Fanatic
California has taken the lead in providing legal protection for celebrities who become the victims of stalkers
By Rhonda B. Saunders
 
Healthy Sampling
With the intellectual property issues of digital sampling still in play, practitioners are advised to secure all rights now, rather than pay the price later.
Edited by Philip S. Miller
 
  Strength of Character
Owners of fictional characters can pursue a variety of strategies to maximize their ownership interests beyond the statutory copyright.
By Mark S. Lee and Alison Spear Ullendorff
 

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DEPARTMENTS 
    Practice Tips
Alternative dispute resolution in the entertainment industry
BBy Louise Nemschoff and Nichole Smith
 
Tax Tips
The IRS offers a roadmap to entertainment tax audits
By Michael R. Morris
 
Practice Tips
Terms of engagement: the scope of employment in multimedia
By Mark Litwak
 
 Computer Counselor
Avoiding the slippery slope of technology
By Daryl Teshima
 

COLUMNS 
    President's Page
Defending the judiciary
By Sheldon H. Sloan 
Barristers Bulletin
The ABA's Young Lawyer Division
By Laura V. Farber
 
  Closing Argument
The mirror has two faces
By Michael Asimow and Paul Bergman

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