Larry Zerner, that rare creature — a lawyer in Los Angeles whose main emphasis is copyright, trademark and entertainment law — has a very good new blog about all that stuff.
My kind of guy. I like this one, too:
A reader writes:
I donâ€™t know what do. My writing partner and I keep arguing about whose name should go first in the credits. I think my name should go first because Iâ€™m older and have more experience as a writer. He thinks that his name should be first because he came up with the initial concept for the screenplay. Weâ€™re getting a lot of interest in the script but Iâ€™m afraid that this fight may end a great collaboration. Do you have any suggestions?
First Things First
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Dear First Things First:
Here is my advice for you and your partner. GET OVER YOURSELVES! Nobody and I mean nobody, other than you, your writing partner and your respective mothers gives the slightest concern about whose name is first. . . .
What’d I tell you?