My name is Angela McQuage and this blog is my first foray into the internet writing world. I’m a newby attorney, practicing for almost two years now in workers’ compensation and medical malpractice defense. Despite this current career path, my dream job is to work in the entertainment law field. I’ve always had a passion for the arts and it’s my dream to combine this passion with my love of the law. I am an entertainment nerd obsessed with television, film, music, and theatre. I could spend hours discussing the latest Oscar nominations, the newly green-lighted pilots for the upcoming television season, the latest bestselling fiction novel and the next “Justin Beiber” or “Lady Gaga”.
To me, the world of entertainment law is both fun and fascinating. Where else can you find a profession where you can argue the morality of the phrase “Cock Sucker” for a candy sucker? Question how much protection a creative work needs or deserves? Question whether we are engaging in copyright infringement merely by reposting the latest meme on Facebook, Tumblr or Pintrest? If yes, is this what the Constitution intended? Despite the purpose of Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution, “[t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries” are we actually stifling creativity? How do we balance the rights of the artist while encouraging creative expression?
Through this blog I want to address these questions along with so much more. I hope to bring entertainment along with a little bit of knowledge to issues surrounding copyright, trademark, media, etc. I hope you find it entertaining as well as insightful.