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Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans by Ruth Carter

If you haven’t seen the YouTube video of the Copenhagen Philharmonic performing Ravel’s Bolero in the Copenhagen Central Station, I recommend it – that video will give you a flavor of a flash mob. In this book, by Ruth Carter, she explains what a flash mob is and explores the various aspects of law that may be involved when a flash mob gives a performance, such as intellectual property, torts, criminal law, evidence, and the First Amendment, among others. Her intent is to help organizers and participants navigate the law that might impact a flash mob performance. She describes how to protect participants, how to prepare participants for confrontations, how to choose a venue, how to interact with authorities and bystanders, as well as many other issues. She also uses case studies of past performances and events to illustrate various aspects of flash mob law. She includes many examples and links to videos of flash mob performances.

Law Library KF 3993 .C37 2013

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