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Netflix's Poaching of Fox Employees Could Set New Legal Precedent

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming company has claimed that employees under contract are free to leave at any time, but labor experts say that rules are unclear. read more.

Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Show notes are located at  [link].

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King Leopold and the Congo Genocide

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016).

Florida Is 25th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

Just last week, I reported that Oklahoma had adopted the duty of technology competence  for lawyers, becoming the 24th state on my ongoing tally of states that have adopted the ABA Model Rule. Now there is another. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Florida ordered adoption of the duty of tech competence for that state, effective […].

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Garon on Television's Early Transformation from Medium to Genre

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Friday Round-Up: New Sites, New Acquisitions, New Features

Media Law

On this last day of September, catching up on legal tech news: LexisNexis acquires Intelligize. This was announced Sept. 21 and I have not had a chance to get to it here. Fortunately, Jean O’Grady has it covered at her blog Dewey B Strategic. Intelligize is an analytics platform for mining intelligence out of SEC […]. General

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Judge Pauses CAA-UTA Open Court Poaching Battle

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The fight continues behind closed doors in arbitration. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online CAA

Trademark Basics, Part Two:  How Trademark Searches Can Keep You Out Of Legal Hot Water

Broadcast Law Blog

In last week’s article beginning this series on Trademark Basics , we gave an overview of trademark basics and discussed why building up a strong trademark portfolio should be an important part of any media company’s overall business strategy.  This development could blow a station’s marketing budget in the blink of an eye. 

Michelle Obama: Protest Vote Is a Vote for Trump

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Aplin on Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism

Media Law Prof Blog

Richardson and S. Ricketson eds., Edward Elgar, 2016). Here is the abstract. This chapter examines

[Sponsored] ATL Academy For Private Practice 2016: Register Now!

Media Law

Just one month from today, on October 28th, 2016, Above the Law will host its second annual Academy for Private Practice (“APP”), a full-day conference offering practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of starting and optimizing a small law firm practice. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

FCC Pulls Controversial Set-Top Box Proposal From Meeting Agenda

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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Reminders: Nationwide EAS Test and Reg Fees Filing Deadline This Week!

Broadcast Law Blog

Tomorrow, September 27, is the deadline for commercial broadcasters to submit their annual regulatory fees. We wrote about those fees and this deadline here and here. Also this week is the second Nationwide EAS Test , to be conducted Wednesday, September 28. So be sure that you are signed up and ready to report after Wednesday’s Nationwide EAS test.

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Donald Trump ATTACKS Former Miss Universe ALICIA MACHADO Over WEIGHT Gai.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Worthy @benworthy1 on Freedom of Information and the Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Ben Worthy, University of London, Birkbeck College, has published Freedom of Information and the Media. Here is the abstract.

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The Latest Additions To My List of Legal Startups

Media Law

Here are eight additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. Company Description Country Authentic8 Silo Protect against all web-borne threats with the most secure browser available. General startups

'Star Trek' Lawsuit Heats Up As Fan Co. Seeks Paramount's J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin Communications

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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Commissioner Pai Proposes Looking at Class C4 FM Stations – Good for Broadcasters?

Broadcast Law Blog

At last week’s Radio Show, Commissioner Pai presented remarks, talking about the pending regulatory ideas that can help radio broadcasters. After discussing the benefits of the recent rule changes that have made translators available for AM stations, and other AM improvement proposals that are on the table, he turned to FM.

Trump Lies about His Birther Past: A Closer Look

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Guest Post by @schneidermaria:What Do Whore Houses, Meth Labs, and YouTube Have in Common?

Music Technology Policy

By Maria Schneider. OK, I know: that title really hits below the belt. apologize. That’s right, everywhere ; even in North Korea. Wrong. Nice try.

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Challenge to PACER Fees Survives Motion To Dismiss

Media Law

A lawsuit claiming that the federal courts’ PACER system routinely overcharges for document downloads has survived the government’s motion to dismiss. In a lawsuit in the U.S. The post Challenge to PACER Fees Survives Motion To Dismiss appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Bill Cosby Accusers Ask Court to Rule He Admitted Liability for Spokespersons' Statements

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A new motion takes issue with Cosby's cursory responses to a defamation lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Finds Sony-Spotify Agreement to Be Ambiguous in Big Royalties Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

19 Recordings alleges that "American Idol" stars have been cheated of streaming revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business THR Online

Hollywood Studios Beat Lawsuit Over Non-Captioning of Song Lyrics in Movies and Television

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The putative class action came on behalf of those with hearing disabilities alleging misrepresentations and violations of civil rights. read more.

Martin Scorsese Deposition Released in 'Wolf of Wall Street' Libel Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The director talks about where he works and how improvisation occurs in his films. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Andrea Tantaros Responds to Fox's "Opportunist" Insult With Therapist's Affidavit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

She's also arguing that Fox News leaks to reporters vitiates an arbitration provision. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

'The Revenant' Pirate Avoids Prison, Fined $1M

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The ex-studio employee who pirated 'The Revenant' and 'The Peanuts Movie' won't go to jail. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

AMC Entertainment Fights Antitrust Claims Secretly Valued at Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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Inside the Quiet Legal Battles Over Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The passion project's 26-year road to a December release included a screenplay spat and a just-settled lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

The Daily Show - Sparks Fly at the First Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Record Labels Move to Dismiss Lawsuit Over 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P."

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The labels claim the composer waived any right to sue in a 2003 settlement agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online 50 Cent

NBC's 'Timeless' Hit With Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the show is a ripoff of a Spanish series. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Timeless

Viacom Says It Doesn't Collect "Personal Information" from Children

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Adults? That's a different story. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online