Tue.Jul 19, 2011

'American Idol' Creator Sues Fox For Millions in 'X-Factor' Money (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni TV's most-watched show has exploded into litigation. read more. THR, Esq.

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Price-Fixing As a Solution For the Print Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Brad A. Greenberg, UCLA Law School, has published The News Deal: How Price-Fixing and Collusion Can Save the Newspaper Industry, and Why Congress Should Promote it in volume 59 of the UCLA Law Review (2011). Here is the abstract. Newspaper

CBS Sues Writer of NBC's 'The Firm' Claiming Show Was Stolen (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni A nasty legal fued has broken out over the upcoming TV series based on characters in John Grisham’s seminal legal thriller. read more.

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As if you needed more evidence that Herman Cain doesn’t belong in office

The Legal Satyricon

Naturally, his candidacy is no more serious than Sarah Palin’s nomination for a Rhodes Scholarship, but this guy is a constitutional train wreck. He claims that any community has a right to ban a mosque in their community. Fuck the First Amendment, Boo Boo! No, Herman, No. No you can’t. While I personally would like [.].

NFL Sued by Ex Players Claiming Brain Injury Deceit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

THR staff The 75 plaintiffs claim the NFL knew the risks for 90 years but acknowledged them only a year ago. read more. THR, Esq.

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FCC Extends Reply Comment Date on CALM Act Implementation Rules as ATSC Plans Update of Compliance Protocol

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC has granted a short extension for Reply Comments on the implementation of the CALM Act. The new deadline for Reply Comments is August 1, 2011. As we set out in our previous article, the Commission looks to establish compliance based on a series of recommended best practices developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee.

David Cameron and the NOTW Scandal

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: an article discussing the possible effects of the phone hacking scandal on Prime Minister David Cameron's political future

TER founder receives default judgment of $20,000

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy The intersection of adult entertainment and the measure of statutory damages under the Copyright Act – one of colleague Ron Coleman‘s favorite subjects – all in one article from XBIZ? How conveeenient. Ron is counsel of record with Marc and I in Righthaven LLC v. Hyatt, where, on behalf of amicus Media [.]. copyright

FCC Sets Deadlines for LPTV, TV Translator and Class A Stations To Convert to Digital - And Gives Hints When Television Spectrum May Be Reclaimed for Broadband

Broadcast Law Blog

The digital conversion of LPTV and translator stations will happen by September 1, 2015. The digital conversion of Class A stations and other operational issues were also discussed in the order. Details on the deadlines and other actions by the FCC in this order are set out below. Conversion Deadline and Process for Stations in Core TV Band.

The “attack elites with white solutions” meme

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Today, Rupert Murdoch was viciously pied, in the face, in Britain.  In 2004, George Soros was attacked with glue. Am I the only person who sees this trend?  Do white materials just show up better on camera? Non-elites have shoes thrown at them. Though, say what unkind things about GWB you will [.].

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Sedition and Free Speech in the Singaporean Legal Regime

Media Law Prof Blog

Jaculyn L. C. Neo, National University of Singapore, has published Seditious in Singapore! Free Speech, Integration and the Offence of Promoting Ill-Will and Hostility Between Different Racial Groups. Here is the abstract. In 2005, the archaic laws of sedition were

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