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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Redstone escapes class action; iPod tax; 'Heroes' pirate pride

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CBS chairman Sumner Redstone catches a break as a New York federal judge dismisses a class-action lawsuit against the company and senior executives for allegedly artificially inflating the company's value in order to help Redstone on a loan. Reuters] The.

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Living in L.B.J.’s America - The New York Times

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America - The New York Times"For those puzzled about why so many evangelical leaders were willing to endorse Donald J. Eisenhower.

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Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

But as always, it’s important to consult with your tax and legal advisers before embarking on any legal strategy for your career or business.

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But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

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If the Dot Bomb Bubble is any indicator, I’m inclined to agree.  I agree with the New York Times  that the first place that reduced oversight would be abused is Silicon Valley. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K.  Uncategorized kickstarter sales tax kickstarter taxesUPDATE 3/16/12:  The U.S.

Pole Dancing is Art, Tax Exempt

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A New York administrative law judge ruled that N.Y. sales tax does not apply to cover charges at an Albany strip club First Amendment protected erotic expression venue known as “Night Moves.&#.

Appeals Court: Lap Dances Are Amusement, Not Art

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A New York adult nightclub lost by a 4-3 margin its appeal that it should qualify for a tax exemption given to musical arts performances. read more. The Business Home Music THR, Esq. Style Business

@nyismusic: Empire State Music Production Tax Credit Goes to @NYGovCuomo for Signature — Artist Rights Watch

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New York is Music coalition announced the passage of the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit (A10083A/S7485A) in the NY Legislature and urged Governor Cuomo to sign the bill into law. via @nyismusic: Empire State Music Production Tax Credit Goes to @NYGovCuomo for Signature — Artist Rights Watch

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Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times

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Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times October 19, 2005 Editorial Abolishing the Poll Tax Again. Under the new law, voters with driver's licenses were not inconvenienced. Cox says, but the new law actually loosened the antifraud protections that apply to them. urged the governor to veto it.

Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times

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Abolishing the Poll Tax Again - New York Times October 19, 2005 Editorial Abolishing the Poll Tax Again. Under the new law, voters with driver's licenses were not inconvenienced. Cox says, but the new law actually loosened the antifraud protections that apply to them. urged the governor to veto it.

Media Update: Jolie, Carpetbagger, THR, Hayes

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The earnings estimates consist of pre-tax income between June 2008 and June 2009. Check out Ken Auletta's 2007 New Yorker Rubenstein profile.

Your Tax Dollars at Work Part 2: The Barter iTax

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Albeit on a black market , but that's not a tax issue.) New York Governor David Patterson included a 4 percent sales tax on digital goods in his State budget. The tax is on downloaded music, ring tones, movies, books, photographs, and games, among other online items. This is also known as “barter”.

Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times

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Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times April 15, 2006 Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska By SAM DILLON OMAHA, April 14 — Ernie Chambers is Nebraska's only African-American state senator, a man who has fought for causes including the abolition of capital punishment and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

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Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times

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Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska - New York Times April 15, 2006 Law to Segregate Omaha Schools Divides Nebraska By SAM DILLON OMAHA, April 14 — Ernie Chambers is Nebraska's only African-American state senator, a man who has fought for causes including the abolition of capital punishment and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

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Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times

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Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times March 11, 2006 Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta By SHAILA DEWAN ATLANTA, March 8 — In-town living. Franklin recently tried to impose a moratorium on McMansions, new houses bloated far beyond the size of their older neighbors. Live-work-play.

Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times

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Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta - New York Times March 11, 2006 Gentrification Changing Face of New Atlanta By SHAILA DEWAN ATLANTA, March 8 — In-town living. Franklin recently tried to impose a moratorium on McMansions, new houses bloated far beyond the size of their older neighbors. Live-work-play.

Denying Access to the Ballot - New York Times

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Denying Access to the Ballot - New York Times September 20, 2005 Denying Access to the Ballot. He said that "for some, the commission's ID proposal constitutes nothing short of a modern-day poll tax.". It has been clear since 2000 that the election system is in serious need of reform. There are more reasonable approaches.

Denying Access to the Ballot - New York Times

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Denying Access to the Ballot - New York Times September 20, 2005 Denying Access to the Ballot. He said that "for some, the commission's ID proposal constitutes nothing short of a modern-day poll tax.". It has been clear since 2000 that the election system is in serious need of reform. There are more reasonable approaches.

Richard Pryor, Iconoclastic Comedian, Dies at 65 - New York Times

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Richard Pryor, Iconoclastic Comedian, Dies at 65 - New York Times December 11, 2005 Richard Pryor, Iconoclastic Comedian, Dies at 65 By MEL WATKINS. In 1963, after honing his craft on the "chitlin circuit," Mr. Pryor decided to take a crack at New York City. He was 65. An Innovative Approach. cannot tell jokes. folks.".

Richard Pryor, Iconoclastic Comedian, Dies at 65 - New York Times

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Richard Pryor, Iconoclastic Comedian, Dies at 65 - New York Times December 11, 2005 Richard Pryor, Iconoclastic Comedian, Dies at 65 By MEL WATKINS. In 1963, after honing his craft on the "chitlin circuit," Mr. Pryor decided to take a crack at New York City. He was 65. An Innovative Approach. cannot tell jokes. folks.".

Tragedy in Black and White - New York Times

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Tragedy in Black and White - New York Times September 19, 2005 Tragedy in Black and White By PAUL KRUGMAN By three to one, African-Americans believe that federal aid took so long to arrive in New Orleans in part because the city was poor and black. By an equally large margin, whites disagree. Under George W. George W. Armwood

Tragedy in Black and White - New York Times

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Tragedy in Black and White - New York Times September 19, 2005 Tragedy in Black and White By PAUL KRUGMAN By three to one, African-Americans believe that federal aid took so long to arrive in New Orleans in part because the city was poor and black. By an equally large margin, whites disagree. Under George W. George W. Armwood

The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times

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The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times October 9, 2005 The Faith-Based President Defrocked By FRANK RICH. Asked how he was going to pay for Katrina recovery, the president twice said he'd proposed $187 billion in budget cuts over 10 years - but failed to factor in his tax proposals and other budget increases.

The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times

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The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times October 9, 2005 The Faith-Based President Defrocked By FRANK RICH. Asked how he was going to pay for Katrina recovery, the president twice said he'd proposed $187 billion in budget cuts over 10 years - but failed to factor in his tax proposals and other budget increases.

Court Nominee Stood Out for Conservative Rigor - New York Times

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Court Nominee Stood Out for Conservative Rigor - New York Times July 31, 2005 Court Nominee Stood Out for Conservative Rigor By ADAM LIPTAK and TODD S. Sexton, a clerk for Chief Justice Burger, is president of New York University. PURDUM. Roberts went to work for William H. Smith, who clerked for Justice Lewis F. John E.

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Court Nominee Stood Out for Conservative Rigor - New York Times

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Court Nominee Stood Out for Conservative Rigor - New York Times July 31, 2005 Court Nominee Stood Out for Conservative Rigor By ADAM LIPTAK and TODD S. Sexton, a clerk for Chief Justice Burger, is president of New York University. PURDUM. Roberts went to work for William H. Smith, who clerked for Justice Lewis F. John E.

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WikiLeaks Secret Records Dump Stays in Legal Clear: Ann Woolner - Bloomberg

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WikiLeaks served as conduit for 92,000 pages of material from a military insider to the New York Times , the Guardian of London and der Spiegel magazine in Germany. And the New York Times was free to publish the 7,000-page internal history of the Vietnam War , revealing that president after president had lied about what the U.S.

WikiLeaks Secret Records Dump Stays in Legal Clear: Ann Woolner - Bloomberg

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

WikiLeaks served as conduit for 92,000 pages of material from a military insider to the New York Times , the Guardian of London and der Spiegel magazine in Germany. And the New York Times was free to publish the 7,000-page internal history of the Vietnam War , revealing that president after president had lied about what the U.S.

NPR : Roundtable: New Orleans Vote, Taxing Big Oil

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NPR : Roundtable: New Orleans Vote, Taxing Big Oil Roundtable: New Orleans Vote, Taxing Big Oil Listen to this story. News & Notes with Ed Gordon, April 24, 2006 · Topics: The New Orleans mayoral election, and a proposed tax on oil companies making big profits at the pump.

NPR : Roundtable: New Orleans Vote, Taxing Big Oil

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NPR : Roundtable: New Orleans Vote, Taxing Big Oil Roundtable: New Orleans Vote, Taxing Big Oil Listen to this story. News & Notes with Ed Gordon, April 24, 2006 · Topics: The New Orleans mayoral election, and a proposed tax on oil companies making big profits at the pump.

Split Verdict Ends Trial of Ex-Mayor of Atlanta - New York Times

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Split Verdict Ends Trial of Ex-Mayor of Atlanta - New York Times March 11, 2006 Split Verdict Ends Trial of Ex-Mayor of Atlanta By BRENDA GOODMAN ATLANTA, March 10 — After a five-year investigation that culminated in a two-month-long trial, it took the jury hearing the federal corruption case against former Mayor William C. Sally Q.

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Split Verdict Ends Trial of Ex-Mayor of Atlanta - New York Times

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Split Verdict Ends Trial of Ex-Mayor of Atlanta - New York Times March 11, 2006 Split Verdict Ends Trial of Ex-Mayor of Atlanta By BRENDA GOODMAN ATLANTA, March 10 — After a five-year investigation that culminated in a two-month-long trial, it took the jury hearing the federal corruption case against former Mayor William C. Sally Q.

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Entertainment Law Update 41- Video Chat with the Interns

Gordon P. Firemark

Mixed Ruling in Sergio Tax Case. Tax Court, 140 T.C. ncome Tax Return). Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

Guest Post: How Spotify Pays (or Doesn’t Pay) Songwriters

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The song in question got sampled or interpolated into new songs quite a few times by R&B and rap artists. This certainly piqued my interest.

Digital Divide Closing as Blacks Turn to Internet - New York Times

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Digital Divide Closing as Blacks Turn to Internet - New York Times March 31, 2006 By MICHEL MARRIOTT African-Americans are steadily gaining access to and ease with the Internet, signaling a remarkable closing of the "digital divide" that many experts had worried would be a crippling disadvantage in achieving success. Rideout said.

Digital Divide Closing as Blacks Turn to Internet - New York Times

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Digital Divide Closing as Blacks Turn to Internet - New York Times March 31, 2006 By MICHEL MARRIOTT African-Americans are steadily gaining access to and ease with the Internet, signaling a remarkable closing of the "digital divide" that many experts had worried would be a crippling disadvantage in achieving success. Rideout said.

Black Leaders Say Storm Forced Bush to Confront Issues of Race and Poverty - New York Times

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Black Leaders Say Storm Forced Bush to Confront Issues of Race and Poverty - New York Times September 18, 2005 Black Leaders Say Storm Forced Bush to Confront Issues of Race and Poverty By ELISABETH BUMILLER and ANNE E. major first step, they said, was to include blacks in the millions of dollars in contracts to rebuild New Orleans.

Black Leaders Say Storm Forced Bush to Confront Issues of Race and Poverty - New York Times

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Black Leaders Say Storm Forced Bush to Confront Issues of Race and Poverty - New York Times September 18, 2005 Black Leaders Say Storm Forced Bush to Confront Issues of Race and Poverty By ELISABETH BUMILLER and ANNE E. major first step, they said, was to include blacks in the millions of dollars in contracts to rebuild New Orleans.

Clinton Levels Sharp Criticism at the President's Relief Effort - New York Times

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Clinton Levels Sharp Criticism at the President's Relief Effort - New York Times September 19, 2005 Clinton Levels Sharp Criticism at the President's Relief Effort By PHILIP SHENON. That affects poor people differently. A lot of them in New Orleans didn't have cars. A lot of them who had cars had kinfolk they had to take care of.

Clinton Levels Sharp Criticism at the President's Relief Effort - New York Times

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Clinton Levels Sharp Criticism at the President's Relief Effort - New York Times September 19, 2005 Clinton Levels Sharp Criticism at the President's Relief Effort By PHILIP SHENON. That affects poor people differently. A lot of them in New Orleans didn't have cars. A lot of them who had cars had kinfolk they had to take care of.

NYC OFFERS A NEW TAX INCENTIVE TO FILMMAKERS

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January 11, 2005 In this newsletter: NYC OFFERS A NEW TAX INCENTIVE TO FILMMAKERS New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently signed legislation that provides an additional 5% refundable tax credit to filmmakers shooting in the city. Credits are offered on a first come, first served basis.