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Using a Title that’s Already Taken – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: John has a question about choosing a title for his film when there's already a film with the same title out there.

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Sony Sues Brewer Over "Breaking Bud" Beer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio claims Knee Deep Brewing is infringing on its 'Breaking Bad' trademarks. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Don’t Come Crying to Me: Streaming Royalty Comparison

Music Technology Policy

As we watch Daniel Ek gorge himself on stock market riches, who is either a royalty deadbeat or the savior of the music business depending on who you believe, here’s some numbers from the Washington Post to comfort you if you didn’t trade royalties for stock.

Justia Adds Lawyer Ratings and Reviews To Its Lawyer Lawyer Directory

Media Law

The legal research and information site Justia this week added peer-based lawyer ratings and reviews as part of the Justia Lawyer Directory. The new Justia Lawyer Rating and Reviews is based solely on attorney-to-attorney reviews and is intended to provide clients with valuable insights from peers and colleagues personally familiar with the lawyers’ work, Justia […].

Borgesius and Steenbruggen on The Right to Communications Confidentiality in Europe: Protecting Trust, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression @WSteenbruggen @fborgesius

Media Law Prof Blog

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, IVir Institute for Information Law (IViR), and Wilfred Steenbruggen, Bird & Bird, have published The Right to Communications Confidentiality in Europe: Protecting Trust, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression. Here is the abstract. In the

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Following Avvo’s Acquisition, Founder Britton is Leaving the Company

Media Law

Mark Britton Mark Britton, the 51-year-old lawyer and entrepreneur who founded the often-controversial legal marketplace and lawyer-rating site Avvo in 2007 and served as its CEO ever since, is leaving the company. In January, Avvo was acquired by Internet Brands, a web behemoth that already owned a portfolio of legal sites such as Nolo, Martindale-Hubbell, Ngage […].

Why the Starbucks racial bias training is more than just good PR.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Starbucks is going to close all of its 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29, with the aim of giving a ‘racial bias education’ to some 175,000 employees.

Dragon Ladies, Tattooed Athletes and BOTUS – Entertainment Law Update Episode 96

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. Disney tries again to protect download codes. . Blurred Lines Case Upheld in 9th Cir. Google (YouTube)Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives . Olivia De Havilland ‘does not own history’ – “Feud” Lawsuit tossed. Lohan v.

Music Publishers Win Major Copyright Fight Over Streaming of Legendary Rock Concerts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge concludes that Wolfgang's Vault lacked requisite license to stream hundreds of iconic songs. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Where Was the Board? Facebook’s “Pinto Memo” Says Volumes About Them

Music Technology Policy

Everything is not awesome at 1 Hacker Way. No, the House of Zuck is in serious trouble over many aspects of the business model that Sheryl Sandberg perfected for Facebook.

LexBlog Opens Its News Network to All Legal Bloggers

Media Law

As I recently announced here, in January I joined LexBlog as its publisher and editor-in-chief. Later today, I am heading to New Orleans for the annual meeting of the Legal Marketing Association, where we will be making an announcement that I am excited about — and that you get to read here first. At LexBlog, […]. The post LexBlog Opens Its News Network to All Legal Bloggers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General LexBlog

In Rural Tennessee, a Big ICE Raid Makes Some Conservative Voters Rethink Trump’s Immigration Agenda | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"April 5th began in the usual way at the Southeastern Provision meat-processing plant, in Bean Station, Tennessee—some workers were breaking down carcasses on the production line, while others cleaned the floors—until, around 9 A.M., a helicopter began circling above the plant.

Marc Randazza on the Nazi-salute dog video and hate speech in Europe and the US

The Legal Satyricon

In his recent CNN article, Marc Randazza shared his opinion regarding a Scottish comedian, who made a horrible joke that could now have criminal consequences. A Scottish comedian named Mark Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire taught a pug named Buddha to raise his paw any time he said “Sieg Heil.” ” Meechan posted a video of the […]. First Amendment free speech misc hate speech internet pug

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Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A shareholder has sued Netflix board members over allegations that they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals." read more. THR, Esq.

MTP Interview: #irespectmusic Tour Advocacy with @theBlakeMorgan

Music Technology Policy

An interesting interview with artist, songwriter, small business owner and advocate Blake Morgan about how he mixes his advocacy and touring as an artist, leveraging tour press for his advocacy work. Castle: You just came off of a West Coast tour with Tracy Bonham, how did that go? Morgan: Honestly one of the best tours I’ve ever experienced. The audiences were amazing––we sold out almost all of the shows on the run––everyone was so engaged and energetic.

McPeak on Disappearing Data @socmediaJD

Media Law Prof Blog

Agnieszka McPeak, University of Toledo College of Law, has published Disappearing Data at 2018 Wisconsin Law Review 17. Here is the abstract. Ephemeral” applications like Snapchat facilitate social interaction in a format that mimics the impermanence of face-to-face conversations.

It is hard to be aware and an African American. I feel like I felt when Reagan passed. Barbara Bush Calls Evacuees Better Off - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It is hard to be aware and an African American. I feel like I felt when Reagan passed "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas," Barbara Bush said in an interview on Monday with the radio program "Marketplace."

Federal Judiciary Misused PACER Fees, Court Rules

Media Law

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Saturday that the federal judiciary improperly spent some $200 million of the $920 million in PACER fees it collected from 2010 to 2016. In so ruling, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle rejected the principal arguments of both the plaintiffs and the defendants in the case. The plaintiffs […]. The post Federal Judiciary Misused PACER Fees, Court Rules appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

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Judge Rejects AEG's Bid to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Christina Grimmie's Death

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit will now explore the singer's employment relationship with the concert promoter and whether the June 10, 2016, shooting in Orlando, Florida, was foreseeable. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

Please Support Tipitina’s Foundation on Give NOLA Day!

Music Technology Policy

Please support Tipitina’s Foundation and Instruments A’ Comin’


Boyden on Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer @BruceBoyden

Media Law Prof Blog

Bruce E. Boyden, Marquette University Law School, is publishing Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer in volume 68 of the Syracuse Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract. Daly v. Palmer, decided in 1868, began

Diante Yarber: Police kill black father with barrage of bullets in Walmart parking lot | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" California police fired what sounded like more than 30 bullets at a packed car in a shopping store parking lot, killing a black father of three and injuring a young woman in the latest US law enforcement shooting to spark backlash.

FOSTA Signed into Law, Amends CDA Section 230 to Allow Enforcement against Online Providers for Knowingly Facilitating Sex Trafficking

New Media and Technology Law

Today, the President signed H.R. 1865 , the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017” (commonly known as “FOSTA”).

DirecTV Wants Out of Government's Fight With AT&T, Time Warner

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"The government offered no testimony or other evidence even hinting, much less demonstrating, that as a result of the merger DIRECTV’s incentives or behavior will change for the worse, or that it will be capable of harming competition." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Remembering Levon Helm

Music Technology Policy

Six years ago we lost Levon Helm, one of the great groove players and blues singers. I was lucky enough to see Levon at the Ramble before he passed, a spectacularly night for authenticity


Feds Seize, Charge Founders With Facilitating Prostitution, Numerous Other Counts

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Two-Way (NPR): Backpage founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin are facing federal charges of facilitating prostitution, money laundering, and dozens of other counts after a federal grand jury indicted them; according to Time, the indictment was revealed Monday


Justice Neil Gorsuch Gives Immigrants Big Win Against Trump’s Deportation Machine

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Under the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), any non-citizen who commits a “crime of violence” forfeits their right to remain in the country, regardless of their immigration status, how long they’ve lived here, and whether they have family here as well.

Non-Artificial Contracts Intelligence Joins Artificial Intelligence Contracts Company

Media Law

In news that should bring solace to all lawyers who fear losing ground to AI robot overlords, an artificial intelligence contract-review company has announced the addition to its board of advisors of a distinctly non-artificial intelligence in the area of legal contracts. LegalSifter, whose product uses AI to review contracts and identify critical or missing […].

Stormy Daniels Asks Court to Deny Trump Lawyer's Attempt to Compel "Hush Agreement" Arbitration

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The adult star and Trump's personal attorney dispute whether a settlement agreement requiring her silence about an alleged affair is valid. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump

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When Zucky Met Bobby

Music Technology Policy

Remember when Mark Zuckerberg was Time “Person of the Year” in 2010? Here’s a strange anecdote from the story in Time that accompanied their fawning over Zuck: On the afternoon of Nov.

Tan on Cultural (Re)Codings: Copyright, Trademarks, and the Right of Publicity @NUSingapore

Media Law Prof Blog

David Tan, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, has publihsed Cultural (Re)Codings: Copyright, Trademarks and the Right of Publicity as NUS Law Working Paper No. 2018/010. Here is the abstract. In his critique of consumption, Jean Baudrillard contends that

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Two decades after WWII, Japanese runners ruled the Boston Marathon. A war bride's son recalls the slurs. - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"April 19, 1966: An 11-year-old boy was excitedly awaiting the outcome of the Boston Marathon, with a special interest in the Japanese runners.

Blockchain Email Encryption and Version Control to be Unveiled Tomorrow

Media Law

Two blockchain applications being unveiled tomorrow could be the first blockchain applications to gain widespread use in the legal industry, their developer says. One enables automatic, blockchain-based PGP email encryption using a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook. The other is blockchain-based global version control for Microsoft Word documents, also provided via a plugin. Both applications were […].

Lawsuit Contends CBS Doesn't Own Term Coined by 'I Love Lucy' Stars

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The trademark fight concerns "Desilu." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online