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Fastcase Launches Free Advance Sheets in E-Book Formats

Media Law

The books will be formally announced at some point today and you can find more information here: www.fastcase.com/ebooks.

Plaintiff's Postings on MySpace Negate Invasion of Privacy Claim

New Media and Technology Law

Calcagni , 2008 U.S. July 16, 2008). Kids joke or no, it suggests the reasonable principle that people who want their private lives to remain private should not be posting private information on a publicly accessible social networking site. Some claims remain between the two students and book authors, so the case goes on.

Film L.A. has new Online Permit System

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Additional information at: [link] Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) Mark will be serving on the short film jury at the upcoming MEIFF from October 10-19 in Abu Dhabi. She was sued in Britain by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi Arabian businessman, for her book “Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It.”

Film L.A. has new Online Permit System

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Additional information at: [link] Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) Mark will be serving on the short film jury at the upcoming MEIFF from October 10-19 in Abu Dhabi. She was sued in Britain by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi Arabian businessman, for her book “Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It.”

Tolkein Trust Sues New Line Cinema Over “Lord of the Rings” Profits

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

According to the lawsuit, a series of 1969 agreements granted the underlying rights to the books to United Artists in exchange for 7.5% of the gross receipts of any films based on the works. His practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia law, intellectual property, and book publishing. The Feb.

UPDATED STATE INCENTIVE INFORMATION

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

ARIZONA Incentive information: [link] Film office: [link] Harry Tate, Director Arizona Film Commission 3800 N. Applications for 2008 are now being accepted. There is $50 million available in 2008. As the rebate is discretionary, ask before booking your stay. The exemption from sales tax and lodging tax has expired.

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UPDATED STATE INCENTIVE INFORMATION

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

ARIZONA Incentive information: [link] Film office: [link] Harry Tate, Director Arizona Film Commission 3800 N. Applications for 2008 are now being accepted. There is $50 million available in 2008. As the rebate is discretionary, ask before booking your stay. The exemption from sales tax and lodging tax has expired.

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Homeless Military Widow: “My heart is sad for my teenager”

Digital Media Law

With a BA in nursing, she had been working at a local hospital in a cardiac support job, but lost it in 2008. Elwood, as I discovered via Google, had co-authored a book a decade before he died: Reflections of a Warrior : Six Years as a Green Beret in Vietnam, by Franklin D. Cindy Kureth just wants a job and a place to call home.

How Google Took Over the Justice Department Antitrust Division: Renata Hesse’s Timeline

Music Technology Policy

As you read, ask yourself this question:  If it looks, acts and quacks, is it corrupt? And if it is, what can you do about it? Hakim Jeffries, Rep.

Entertainment Law Update Episode 037 – Top Ten Stories of 2012

Gordon P. Firemark

However, this is an informal name for the species, and the Tolkien estate has barred others from publicly using the nickname. Books by C.S.

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

That contract ended at the end of December 2008, at which time Google and PRS entered negotiations to renew the contract. The license expired at the end of last year, 2008. There is a fine line between data and/or information and content. You can read his blog at Composer's POV. Neal : For the readers please explain DMCA. pence.

THE SHELDON ABEND REVOCABLE TRUST, Plaintiff, v. STEVEN SPIELBERG et al., Defendants.

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

2008) (citing United States v. The elements that should be considered in analyzing two works for substantial similarity include "such aspects as the total concept and feel, theme, characters, plot, sequence, pace, and setting of the [plaintiff's] books and the [defendants'] works." Id., at 588. 08 Civ. 7810 (LTS)(JCF). New York. 56(c).

Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More

Digital Media Law

In order to make the schedule for joint negotiations work, AFTRA leadership has agreed to a one-year extension to its so-called “front of book” – the portion of its agreement with the AMPTP that covers daytime serials (soap operas) and various other work whose jurisdiction is not shared with SAG. book eventually, but no information on when.

Underreporting and No Accountability: Another Reason Streaming Royalties are So Small

Music Technology Policy

We have been informed that some retailers or their agents offer to streamline this process with electronic statements, but purport to impose click through license terms on the unwary publisher seeking relief from this “paper chase” by enticing the publisher to “log in” to an account system they cannot access without agreeing to additional terms.

Another Look at Google and Elections

Music Technology Policy

voters since 2008 access voting information through our Voting Information Project and Civic Information API. Oh Canada!

Guest Post by @TerrenceHart: Rehabilitating Locke: The Labor Justification of Copyright

Music Technology Policy

There, the Court heard a dispute between two competing publishers of telephone books, with one accused of copying the directory listings of the other. [Editor Charlie says: Please welcome another guest post by Terry Hart who blogs at Copyhype  and whose Twitter handle is @terrencehart.  Copyright by the author, used by permission. 

RISKY BUSINESS COMES TO TUPELO

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

More information is available at [link]. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted summary judgment against John Dunn, the Massachusetts author of “The Vatican Boys,” who claimed that Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code" infringed his copyright. Lunch is included. No more than $75 million per year can be awarded. Dunn v.

RISKY BUSINESS COMES TO TUPELO

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

More information is available at [link]. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted summary judgment against John Dunn, the Massachusetts author of “The Vatican Boys,” who claimed that Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code" infringed his copyright. Lunch is included. No more than $75 million per year can be awarded. Dunn v.

Rogue Sites Legislation: Enter the Amendments for the 1% (Part 1)

Music Technology Policy

Well, they would be happy to, once you get a final nonappealable judgment from the highest court on a case by case basis for each pill, movie, song or book. Now they will try to amend to death that which they can’t othewise kill. Rogue Sites—what’s the problem? law enforcement. The rogue site uses U.S. What’s the problem, you say? 

SAG Letter re Force Majeure Claims

Digital Media Law

This letter contains important information regarding the settlement of those claims. Also, the Guild is hosting informational meetings regarding this settlement proposal for affected series regulars, including one in Hollywood on May 18, 2009 and one in New York on June 1, 2009. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets | Politics | Vanity Fair

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Aitken wrote a book about the episode, called Pride and Perjury. With Assange detained in the U.K., But the relationship was never an easy one.

Hollywood Labor: SAG Source Says a Strike Unlikely, Joint SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Likely; and the Year Ahead

Digital Media Law

Indeed, Howard has already had informal contacts with AFTRA president Roberta Reardon, as Back Stage has reported.) AFTRA reached agreement on its current deal by June 30, 2008, and received a 3.5% The “front of the book” portions of the Net Code (i.e., If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets

Copyright Termination: 2009 and 2010 Cases of Interest

Current Trends

The Second Circuit  overturned a lower court’s decision and maintained copyrights assigned to Penguin Book Group from Steinbeck’s widow.  2008), cert. More information about the case is found here.  Copyright terminations under sections 203 and 304 are hot topics in the news and at the courthouse the past 12 months. 

Marijuana Isn’t Legal in the States…Is It?

JetLawBlog

However, times change. And quickly. There are currently thirteen states that have legalized medical marijuana in some capacity. Image Source.

New York Injury News- Georgia Woman Arrested for Wearing Hijab to Court Files Civil Rights Lawsuit - Injury News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Valentine reportedly escorted her nephew to a court hearing in Douglasville in December 2008, but was stopped before making it past the metal detector. The suit adds that Valentine was forced to remove her Hijab when she was booked. The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Georgia on Tuesday, Dec.

The Return of Orphan Works Part 2: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Music Technology Policy

While this may have seemed like paranoid rambling before the last year or two, Google’s actions starting at least with the Google Books case should bring its ultimate goals into sharp focus.  Which, again, does not take into account the complexity of information required, cover recordings vs. original recordings.  This

Entertainment Law Update Podcast, Episode 10

Gordon P. Firemark

In 2008, the case moved to the UK, where LucasFilms sought to enforce the $20 million dollar judgment. Replicas, trademark, copyright, etc.

Cite This Blog Post Today, For Tomorrow It May Be Gone

JetLawBlog

Even though most people now get their information from the Internet, law libraries remain well-stocked. Wikipedia. Let me know what you think.

IP Czar to public: Give me your ideas for IP enforcement

Copyrights & Campaigns

In a notice published today in the Federal Register , Espinel, whose position was created by the 2008 PRO-IP Act , seeks written submissions on two topics: 1) "the costs to the U.S. Senate to serve in this new position created by Congress in the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008.

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

For PRS members, there’s a good chance that this post has more information about your deal than you’ll ever get anywhere else because your rates are–you know–confidential and stuff. This is a long read, but worth every minute and is information you won’t get anywhere else.]. pence per work streamed. pence.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 9, Olympic trademarks, album integrity, and more.

Gordon P. Firemark

2000 Web site was re-done in 2003, but suit not filed until 2008). GET CLE CREDIT for this episode. Quick Takes. IP and the Olympics. Decision.

New FCC Rules Regarding Broadcast and Communications Towers; Further Steps Taken to Protect Migratory Birds

Broadcast Law Blog

With the recent publication in the Federal Register, several new Commission rules and policies regarding communications towers and migratory birds are now on the books, however, they are not yet effective as the collection of information still requires OMB approval.

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An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

This is a long read, but worth every minute and is information you won’t get anywhere else.]. That contract ended at the end of December 2008, at which time Google and PRS entered negotiations to renew the contract. The license expired at the end of last year, 2008. You can read his blog at Composer’s POV. pence.

Privacy Rights, Property Rights and Google

Music Technology Policy

Musicians, comedians, writers… We book them a year ahead.  We have to fight them off.” “Is that… ?” We get it.

SAG TV/Theatrical Contract Ratified Overwhelmingly, 78%-22%

Digital Media Law

Screen Actors Guild began talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on April 15, 2008. For further information on the new contract, including the full text and a summary of the agreement, click here. Variety first reported the story, prior to the guild's announcement, with a 1% difference in the numbers.

One Bad Apple: The Complete Checklist on Google’s “Non Anti-Piracy” Anti-Piracy Policies

Music Technology Policy

This unholy alliance between Google and pirates was even noted in a 2008 case study from the University of Malaysia  (at p. Ask yourself how many books Google has scanned without a license during the time that it has taken you to read this post.  Not to mention RICO , who is waiting in the wings–just ask Michael Milken. Not much. 

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

That contract ended at the end of December 2008, at which time Google and PRS entered negotiations to renew the contract. The license expired at the end of last year, 2008. There is a fine line between data and/or information and content. You can read his blog at Composer’s POV. Neal : For the readers please explain DMCA.

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

That contract ended at the end of December 2008, at which time Google and PRS entered negotiations to renew the contract. The license expired at the end of last year, 2008. There is a fine line between data and/or information and content. You can read his blog at Composer''s POV. Neal : For the readers please explain DMCA.

Warning: The Waxman is Coming

Thompson On Hollywood

At the Santa Barbara Film Fest I saw Peter Jones' provocative doc Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times, about L.A.'s The time is fortuitous.

One Bad Apple: The Complete Checklist on Google’s “Non Anti-Piracy” Anti-Piracy Policies

Music Technology Policy

This unholy alliance between Google and pirates was even noted in a 2008 case study from the University of Malaysia  (at p. Ask yourself how many books Google has scanned without a license during the time that it has taken you to read this post.  Written by Chris Castle. Why mix up the concepts?  That gets expensive. The Pirate Bay.