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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: WARNER BROS. SETTLES “HANGOVER II” LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

STUDIO SETTLES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM BROUGHT BY TATTOO ARTIST. Late last month, Warner Bros. settled the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by the tattoo artist who designed the tatoo which appears on the face of former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The tattoo artist, S. Victor Whitmill, sued Warner Bros. TAKEAWAYS.

Can Kim Kardashian Win Her $20 Million Lawsuit Against Old Navy? (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The reality TV star hopes to imitate other celebrities - like Jackie O. and Bette Midler - who have found success pushing suits against brands using impostors to imply false endorsements. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style Television Business

Information Activist Arrested For Downloading Millions Of Articles From JSTOR

Media Law Prof Blog

Aaron Schwarz, who wrote the RSS specs 10 years ago, when he was 14, has been arrested for "excessive downloading" of documents from JSTOR, the electronic library of academic articles. He obtained access to MIT's computer system somehow and over

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Appeals Court Backs 'Bingo' TV Producer in Stolen-Idea Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A man who claimed to have first come up with a televised bingo show loses his lawsuits against ABC, GSN, and the TV executive he pitched at a Hollywood conference. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

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Ninth Circuit Overturns "Especially Unpleasant Fellow"'s Conviction

Media Law Prof Blog

Referring to defendant Walter Bagdasarian as "an especially unpleasant fellow," the Ninth Circuit has nevertheless overturned his conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 879(a)(3), which makes it "a felony to threaten to kill or do bodily harm to a major presidential

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Sherrod Defamation Against Breitbart Lawsuit Reaches Court

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District Court Judge Richard Leon is entertaining a motion to dismiss former U. S. Department of Agriculture Shirley Sherrod's defamation lawsuit against blogger Andrew Breitbart, or, in the alternative, argue Mr. Breitbart's attorneys, to transfer the case to

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: WARNER BROS. SETTLES "HANGOVER II" LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

STUDIO SETTLES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM BROUGHT BY TATTOO ARTIST Late last month, Warner Bros. The tattoo artist, S.

Scott Randolph, Flori-duh Rep., needs a First Amendment refresher

The Legal Satyricon

State Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) wants to pass a bill that makes it a felony for jurors to try and sell their story within 9 months of a trial. source) Apparently, Mr. Randolph, in his rush to score cheap points in a bill tagged with the Casey Anthony wand, forgot about Simon & Schuster v. [.]. First Amendment Flori-duh imbeciles

Wall Street Journal’s Hypocrisy on News Gathering

The Legal Satyricon

Trevor Timm at “Legal As She Is Spoke&# provides a thoughtful essay comparing the Wall Street Journal’s stance on the phone hacking scandal and its stance on Wikileaks. source) Filed under: misc.

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Newark, NJ learns a little something about the First Amendment

The Legal Satyricon

The City of Newark, NJ, will be shelling out more than $50,000 for violating a journalist’s First Amendment rights: Roberto Lima, editor of Newark’s Brazilian Voice newspaper, was awarded $55,000 plus legal fees in response to a civil suit he filed for wrongful arrest in 2008. Lima claimed Samuel DeMaio asked Gerald Carlos, a photographer [.].