With the recent announcement of the 2024 Oscars nominees, showings and re-showings of the movies that received a nod from the Academy will be prevalent in the coming months. But it is important to remember that public movie showings are strictly controlled by the U.S. Copyright Act, which grants the exclusive right to authorize public showings of copyrighted works to their owners. Read this overview of how copyright applies to "public" movie showings.
Trent C. Hilding, agricultural law attorney, was featured in the June 2017 issue of Great Lakes Banker Magazine. A fifth generation farmer, Hilding owns and operates a family farm in Central Michigan. His article, “Weathering the Current Agricultural Lending Market,” advises farmers and lenders that agriculture is a business with cyclical events and all should be prepared for and understand the possibility of disruptions with many risks and rewards involved.