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ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators

Media Law

The ad was for Smart Litigator, a product launched in 2010 by ALM as a multi-faceted resource for litigators. The post ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The reason I was in the ad was that I […]. General

A Smart Resource for Smart Litigators

Media Law

Legal media company ALM has rather quietly launched a new Web resource for litigators, Smart Litigator. 31 to Feb. 2. Documents.

Three More Resources Relating to Judge Profiling

Media Law

In a post yesterday, In Litigation and Legal Research, Judge Analytics is the New Black, I wrote about three websites that provide data and analytics about judges. The post Three More Resources Relating to Judge Profiling appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Italian film mogul wins $14M tentative decision in battle with '300' producer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni Italian film producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori has won a tentative award of almost $14 million from a former executive at his company who was accused of usurping resources to benefit his own producing career. Tags: Litigation Here's the full.

News From the Courts: Oral Argument Recordings, Historical Archives and New Websites

Media Law

There has been a flurry of recent activity related to court information on the web, with the launches of two resources for oral argument recordings, two historical archives of court documents, and two court websites, including one designed specifically for self-help litigants. […]. General

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY LOSES TRIAL REGARDING PROFITS FROM "THE PATRIOT"

Entertainment Litigation Blog

After years of complicated litigation, BVHE was ordered to pay over $6 million. Litigation over movie profits is complex and difficult. However, perhaps the most important factor in pursuing such claims is the patience (and resources) to withstand years of difficult proceedings to vindicate your rights. million judgment.

Mass. Courts Launch Self-Help Site for Child Support Cases

Media Law

Click for larger view. The site includes several videos and articles to help users better understand the child support process. General

Why it’s dangerous to rely on free online entertainment law contract forms

Gordon P. Firemark

Boilerplate contracts: 3 Legal Risks. Legal Risks.” It's a short piece, and worth reading. Application to the Entertainment Industry.

SERIAL LITIGANT STANDS SLIM CHANCE AGAINST VIDEO GAME TITANS

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

In a society where parents fabricate the disappearance of their small child in the hopes of getting a reality television show, it should be no surprise that Erik Estavillo is seeking his fifteen minutes of fame as a serial litigant.

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION: HOWARD K. STERN'S DEFAMATION CLAIM SURVIVES SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

The issues are complicated, and litigating them requires substantial resources -- on both sides. Stern, against the publisher and author of the book "Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death" should proceed to trial against the author, MSNBC investigative reporter, Rita Cosby.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE FIRST AMENDMENT ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE

Entertainment Litigation Blog

have represented media companies in cases where the cost far outweighed the actual amounts in dispute in the litigation. Even if resources are scarce, like it was for Room 8, effective counsel must be retained to fight for these principles. The most infamous of these cases involved Judith Miller of the New York Times. Fight.

Bloomberg Law Now Fully Integrates BNA Content

Media Law

Bloomberg BNA’s professional books, treatises and manuals, including Harmon on Patents ,  Section 409A Handbook  and  ERISA Litigation.

What Can We Learn from the SCO Litigations?

New Media and Technology Law

Utah), the current act in the long-running drama of the SCO litigations aimed at the Linux operating system, refused to grant SCO's motion to set aside the jury verdict rendered last March. Last week, the district court in SCO, Inc. v. Novell (D. Once again, open source advocates were celebrating, and with good reason.

Cadwalader Site Seeks to Help Combat Domestic Human Trafficking

Media Law

The site also includes a resource guide that seeks to compile all available resources for advocates and victims. It is a national crisis.”

20 ways to use your entertainment lawyer in the new year.

Gordon P. Firemark

As a resource. It goes without saying, that if you're faced with litigation or arbitration, you're best served by having an experienced trial lawyer representing you. Are you missing opportunities because you're not using your entertainment lawyer? Lawyers are extraordinarily well-connected people. As a representative.

New Service Helps You Vet Expert Witnesses

Media Law

Robinson is an attorney and former litigator who was also the founder of JurisPro Inc. , a free resource to find and research expert witnesses. It provides you with a dossier that covers everything from the expert’s professional background and testimonial history to the expert’s social media profile and news coverage.

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

Music Technology Policy

After that elevation, her portfolio still includes Litigation Section III–run by a lawyer named David C. Hakim Jeffries, Rep. Judy Chu.

New Site Mines Legal Briefs for Relevant Research

Media Law

By creatively connecting legal briefs with their associated opinions, BriefMine will allow lawyers to identify successful pieces of prior litigation, and unearth insight into how these cases were won. If BriefMine can provide a comprehensive collection at a reasonable price, it could prove to be a valuable resource. General briefs

The MMF’s Google Problem

Music Technology Policy

Google was forced to disclose that connection in its litigation with Oracle on a filing that has become known as the “ Google Shill List.”

The Declining Utility of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees: Music Licensing Study

Music Technology Policy

respectfully suggest that it might be a good use of Copyright Office resources to conduct a formal study of the consent decree process with an eye toward determining if it is beneficial to all concerned or whether it actually produces an expensive slugfest only affordable to the rich and unduly costly to songwriters and publishers. The U.S.

Music Lawyer Tamera Bennett Talks Eminem, Rick James and Allman Brothers

Current Trends

similar incontestability provision was included in the 1985 Allman Brothers recording agreement (originally signed with PolyGram Records) that’s part of the band’s current litigation against UMG pending in federal district court in New York. This article is featured in Billboard and is reprinted with permission. April 08, 2011.

Legalish Topic “Follows” On Twitter

Current Trends

Twitter is an amazing resource for staying current on breaking news issues that relate to your practice. link]   Great resource for launching and building your music business brand. by Tamera H. Bennett. Posted December 12, 2008. This is part two of a post started earlier on how I gather legal/news information.

Harvard professor getting on Yale judge's nerves in piracy case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tags: Piracy Litigation

But Mommy, I’m Special! The Internet Society Wants to Punch Your Nose and Commoditize You Without Your Permission

Music Technology Policy

This rather stunning bit of Googley sarcasm from the frequently-Googley litigator Mr. Bridges sums up the geek view of the world.  That is the right to the services of the resources (the rent). “ It’s really important that we protect the rights of really good looking people in this society ,”. Khanna–does have a certain irony.).

Keeping the RIAA’s Gun Loaded: The Thomas-Rasset Saga Continues

JetLawBlog

Well, the litigation continues, and the RIAA’s initial award of $1.92 million keeps going down. The prospect of being slapped with a $1.92

Filmmaker’s Panelist Named: Fort Worth Fearless Film Festival

Current Trends

Filmmakers’ panels, new this year to the Fearless Film series, survey legal frameworks for as well as resources available to Texas filmmakers in three sessions Saturday, April 18 in the downtown Fort Worth library’s Chappell Meeting Room. Texas Filmmakers Resources , 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. by Tamera H. Bennett. posted April 9, 2009.

The Future for Television: More Google Union-Busting

Music Technology Policy

Google only does when it is dragged kicking and litigating to the table.  As Newman points out: Producing for niche audiences inevitably means fewer resources — and production companies will likely make up the difference in lower wages for many production workers. Who is in the “host of union thugs”?  Murdoch pressed.

Rogue Sites Legislation: Enter the Amendments for the 1% (Part 2)

Music Technology Policy

Put off the day of reckoning long enough while they are bleeding resources from their prey and there is less likelihood that they will ever pay anything or if they do it will be a fraction of how they have profited themselves in the meantime. Or rather, the International Trade Commission followed by federal copyright litigation. court.”

Example of “New Boss” Contracts: The YouTube covenant not to sue

Music Technology Policy

In case you needed some proof, here is an excert from a “New Boss” contract, being Google’s indie publisher license for YouTube (Google’s heavily subsidized and dominant entry into the video and video advertising verticle). Clauses like this define onerous, over reaching and misuse of bargaining position. Because they can.

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says ‘Trust Us’

Digital Media Law

million civil penalty and a litigation settlement of over a billion dollars. But how will we know they’re safe? Really? In the U.S., accelerate?

Fearless Film Panel Music Handouts

Current Trends

You may also use a resource such as AllMusic , with the understanding that is not always correct. Tags: Blogroll Copyright Copyright Litigation Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Entertainment lawsuit Film/TV Music Music Business creative commons music publishing recording agreements by Tamera H. Bennett. Crowd Release Form.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 16: How we track stories; top stories of 2010

Gordon P. Firemark

Some online resources we use to keep on top of the stories. Gordon’s list: File sharing litigation and BIG awards. SHOW NOTES. Harper.

Getting the Government Out of Songwriting: Voluntary Licenses Should Replace Consent Decrees or Compulsory Licenses

Music Technology Policy

It’s comforting to know that the DOJ has the resources to devote to this pressing issue! Given the high cost of rate courts, their rates are arguably more a product of who can afford to sustain the litigation rather than fairness for songwriters. [Editor Charlie sez, this article originally appeared in the Huffington Post.].

Dirty Dancing with Trademark Rights: How Pop Culture References in Ads Can Raise Legal Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

Advertising slogans, sports cheers and celebrity catchphrases have all been registered, licensed and litigated over the years, so it is unsurprising that Lion’s Gate would assert that it has a trademark interest in its iconic movie quote. Prospective advertisers come to your station and describe their ideas for local ads. Just don’t do it.

The Attack of the Unholy Alliance

Music Technology Policy

The current state of massive online theft is often referred to as a “market failure”—but it is more than a mere inefficient allocation of resources. The Unholy Alliance. An unholy alliance evolved over the last decade among search companies, ad serving companies, credit card companies and rogue websites.  This is hardly a level playing field.

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

Then as now, negotiating is nothing less than a confrontational (and largely, animal instinct-driven) struggle for limited resources.

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

Then as now, negotiating is nothing less than a confrontational (and largely, animal instinct-driven) struggle for limited resources.

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

Then as now, negotiating is nothing less than a confrontational (and largely, animal instinct-driven) struggle for limited resources.

Progress Illinois threatens suit over WFLD YouTube takedowns

Copyrights & Campaigns

But to avoid litigation, Fox must move promptly to lift its objections. With this big a gap between the parties, it seems that litigation is a real possibility. But it doesn't take vast resources to send a DMCA notice to YouTube; anyone capable of filling out this simple form can do it.

Copyleft Not Thrilled About Obama's Choice for Associate Attorney General

Copyrights & Campaigns

Representing copyright owners in their anti-piracy efforts as a partner at Jenner & Block : Mr. Perrelli regularly represents the recording industry in cutting-edge intellectual property, technology, and anti-piracy litigation. Sure the music industry litigates -- that's what any industry would do when people steal their products.