"Hollywood on Strike!" Book Available Soon

Digital Media Law

Great news – my new book, “Hollywood on Strike!: The book chronicles the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor disturbances – the WGA strike and the SAG stalemate – and tries to make sense of them. The Writers Guild went on strike in 2007. The Epigraph provides a sense of theme to the book.

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Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise ; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Independent Bumps

DealFatigue

More than 30 million copies are currently in print, making it one of the best-selling books in history.” Recent observation: on two separate deals, different reps at different agencies asked for a $25K set up bonus if their writer-client’s projects were independently produced.

Second Circuit Hands the NSA a New Toy in Google Books Case

Music Technology Policy

Yes, the bizarre Google Books case was upheld on appeal in the Second Circuit. That’s right—appointed for life judges think that it’s OK for Google to scan and exploit millions of books without regard to what creators’ rights are implicated.

Angelina Jolie Sued For Copyright Infringement Over New Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Jolie, GK Films, FilmDistrict and the Bosnian co-producer of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' are claimed to have based the film on a 2007 book by a Croatian journalist about a love affair during the Bosnian Civil War.

It’s Their Web: Google’s land grab with the new gTLDs for.music,film,movie,book

Music Technology Policy

The point about these new top level domains such as.music,film,movie,book, is that they could be community based for creators who work in these areas, not corporate monoliths that actually are key players in harming those creators.

RISKY BUSINESS COMES TO TUPELO

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Mark will be bringing his one day Risky Business seminar to Tupelo, Mississippi on Friday, November 30, 2007. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted summary judgment against John Dunn, the Massachusetts author of “The Vatican Boys,” who claimed that Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code" infringed his copyright. The defendants asserted that they never read Dunn's book before "The Da Vinci Code" was published, and that the two works were distinctly different.

RISKY BUSINESS COMES TO TUPELO

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Mark will be bringing his one day Risky Business seminar to Tupelo, Mississippi on Friday, November 30, 2007. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted summary judgment against John Dunn, the Massachusetts author of “The Vatican Boys,” who claimed that Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code" infringed his copyright. The defendants asserted that they never read Dunn's book before "The Da Vinci Code" was published, and that the two works were distinctly different.

UPDATED STATE INCENTIVE INFORMATION

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

All funds have been allocated for 2007. As the rebate is discretionary, ask before booking your stay.

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UPDATED STATE INCENTIVE INFORMATION

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

All funds have been allocated for 2007. As the rebate is discretionary, ask before booking your stay.

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Herman Badillo is a hero for our time

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New York Daily News - [link] Badillo is taking naysayers to school Monday, January 29th, 2007 Herman Badillo is a hero for our time. Badillo, born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, has impeccable credentials - he's been a congressman, a borough president, a deputy mayor of New York and chairman of the board of the City University of New York.

Herman Badillo is a hero for our time

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New York Daily News - [link] Badillo is taking naysayers to school Monday, January 29th, 2007 Herman Badillo is a hero for our time. Badillo, born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, has impeccable credentials - he's been a congressman, a borough president, a deputy mayor of New York and chairman of the board of the City University of New York.

BROADCAST OF PROMOTIONAL CD'S REQUIRES LICENSE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

MGM acquired the rights to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” through a book trust created by Fleming, but the renewal right passed directly to Fleming’s estate. Fleming’s estate sued because the rights no longer existed in the book trust; they belonged to the estate. An Alabama District Court has held that a radio broadcast of recordings without an ASCAP license amounted to copyright infringement.

BROADCAST OF PROMOTIONAL CD'S REQUIRES LICENSE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

MGM acquired the rights to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” through a book trust created by Fleming, but the renewal right passed directly to Fleming’s estate. Fleming’s estate sued because the rights no longer existed in the book trust; they belonged to the estate. An Alabama District Court has held that a radio broadcast of recordings without an ASCAP license amounted to copyright infringement.

E-Books, Online Book Retailers, and the Decline of Independent Booksellers

Media Law Prof Blog

Richard Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley, is publishing E-Books: A Tale of Digital Disruption in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. E-book sales surged after Amazon introduced the Kindle e-reader at the end of 2007 and accounted

Reed Elsevier Decision May Clear the Way for Google Books

JetLawBlog

The case may clear the way for broader use of the class action device in copyright infringement cases, including in the pending and controversial Google Books Settlement. 2007). In Reed Elsevier Inc. Muchnick , No.

Google Books: How bad is the metadata? Let me count the ways.

Music Technology Policy

Professor Nunberg provides some excellent slides illustrating his complaints about the abysmal quality of Google Book search and its metadata. Recall that Jean-Noël Jeanneney, former president of the Bibliothèque Nationale of France, warned of the same kind of problems and gave similar examples of botched scans of French cultural works in his 2007 work " Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge ". Given the right machine, you could train a reasonably intelligent pet to scan books.

Justia Launches Site for Legal Commentary

Media Law

Way back in 2007, I wrote a post here entitled, Justia Does FindLaw One Better. But we all know you can’t judge a book purely by its cover. In it, I noted an ironic turn of events.

Ed Adams Resigns as ABA Journal Editor and Publisher

Media Law

In 2010, he also took on the job of overall publisher for the ABA, supervising books, periodicals, websites and CLE. From overhauling the ABA Journal website in 2007, to establishing the annual Blawg 100 awards, to taking his team on the road in search of Legal Rebels , Ed was a true innovator who leaves the ABA Journal a much better publication than he found it. The editor and publisher of the ABA Journal , Edward A. Adams , announced today that he is resigning, effective May 27.

Murdoch's next big test: new book by WSJ editor Julia Angwin airs MySpace dirt

Copyrights & Campaigns

acquired the Wall Street Journal in 2007, journalism goo-goos fretted that the takeover would mean the end of independence for the previously family-owned paper. WSJ technology editor and writer Julia Angwin's juicy new book on News Corp.-owned When Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

J. D. SALINGER SUES TO PREVENT PUBLICATION OF BOOK

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

in his book as the 76-year-old Holden Caulfield who escapes from a nursing home and pontificates on his experiences while meandering New York City. The suit further argues that sales of Colting’s unauthorized book would siphon off profits due Salinger. Salinger’s lawyers, on the other hand, enumerate specific parallels between what they contend are idiosyncratic elements of “The Catcher in the Rye,” and elements of Colting’s book. Lawyers for acclaimed author J.

J. D. SALINGER SUES TO PREVENT PUBLICATION OF BOOK

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

in his book as the 76-year-old Holden Caulfield who escapes from a nursing home and pontificates on his experiences while meandering New York City. The suit further argues that sales of Colting’s unauthorized book would siphon off profits due Salinger. Salinger’s lawyers, on the other hand, enumerate specific parallels between what they contend are idiosyncratic elements of “The Catcher in the Rye,” and elements of Colting’s book. Lawyers for acclaimed author J.

More Bunk from the CCIA: What do Derek Jeter, Tom Adams and Ari Emanuel have in common?

Music Technology Policy

If you think that the movie, television, recording, book and newspaper businesses think that they are in the “fair use” business, think again. Or that any book publisher benefits Google on fair use grounds given Google’s spectacular loss in the Google Books case? This passage from the APA website about the (now) failed 2007 orphan works legislation sums it up: “Copyright, [Jaszi] wrote, is rooted in outdated concepts of ‘possessive individualism.’

Entertainment Law Update Podcast #46 – Top Ten Stories of 2013 – Forecast 2014

Gordon P. Firemark

Google Books. On November 14th, NY District Judge Denny Chin has, at long last granted Google’s summary judgment motion, and dismissed the authors’ guild’s lawsuit concerning the scanning of entire books into their databases. Background: Lawsuit first filed in 2007.

Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

Music Technology Policy

After hitting a low in 2007, decimated not only by the Internet but also by the rise of big-box chains like Borders and Barnes & Noble, indie bookstores have been growing at a steady clip, with their number up 35 percent (from 1,651 in 2009 to 2,227 in 2015); by many reports, 2014 was their most financially successful year in recent memory. People didn’t stop buying books, they just stopped buying them from booksellers.

As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose – 2017 Update

Broadcast Law Blog

However, the NFL’s rule book defines trademark violations very broadly. Famously, in 2007, the NFL sent a cease and desist letter to an Indiana church group that had used “Super Bowl” to describe a viewing party for the game and would charge $3.00 Last year, we posted some guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly alludes to the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 13

Gordon P. Firemark

Court, CD California 2007 – Google Scholar. Eli Stone” series not an infringement of books with character Ely Stone. Eli Stone” series not an infringement of books with character Ely Stone. In this Episode: Follow Ups: Justin Bieber; Tenenbaum, Kate Plus 8.

For the Love of a “Pure” Game?

JetLawBlog

Many people remember when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke during the summer of 2007, when the then-NBA referee resigned amidst allegations that he made calls either affecting the outcome of games or at least helping cover the spread both during the regular season and playoffs.

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WGA Strike Photos Wanted

Digital Media Law

I'm publishing my blog as a book and need photos for the cover. In particular, I'm looking for colorful, emotional crowd shots of WGA rallies and marches, especially the march on Hollywood Blvd. in Nov. I'm also interested in photos of SAG rallies and Back to Work rallies. Do you have photos that fill the bill? If so, please email me at jhandel@att.net. Thanks, and happy New Year

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Thom Yorke on Google the Commoditizer

Music Technology Policy

A wealth of other works await digitizing – books, maps, visual arts, and so on. From their landmark album OK Computer on, the band seemed like evangelists for the revolutionary possibilities of a digital world, self-releasing 2007′s In Rainbows on a pay-what-you-want download.

Fans, Friends & Followers: Playbook for the Social Media Age

Thompson On Hollywood

So the author of 2007's The Future of Web Video and 2008's Inventing the Movies decided that he had to self-publish his newest book, Fans, Friends and Followers. "If With the internet there's a direct link between that review or write-up and where you buy a book.

Google Defeats Viacom’s Copyright Case with DMCA Safe Harbor

JetLawBlog

Viacom first filed this case in 2007, alleging copyright infringement for facilitating the posting of copyrighted material on YouTube. This week, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for Google in its one billion dollar case against Viacom, finding that YouTube, which is owned by Google, is protected under the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom, along with other plaintiffs, sued YouTube for copyright infringement.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sues producer for botching documentary

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has sued a New York sports film production company for $1 million for failing to deliver a documentary based on the basketball legend's 2007 book about post-WWI black culture in time to be considered for.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog - Untitled Article

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A country that experienced shared growth after World War II began to tear apart, so much so that when the Great Recession hit in late 2007, one could no longer ignore the fissures that had come to define the American economic landscape.

Bunk about “Fair Use Industries” from the CCIA: What do Derek Jeter, Tom Adams and Ari Emanuel have in common?

Music Technology Policy

If you think that the movie, television, recording, book and newspaper businesses think that they are in the “fair use” business, think again. Or that any book publisher benefits Google on fair use grounds given Google’s spectacular loss in the Google Books case? This passage from the APA website about the (now) failed 2007 orphan works legislation sums it up: “Copyright, [Jaszi] wrote, is rooted in outdated concepts of ‘possessive individualism.’

Revenge of the Trip: Lessig gets it wrong again

Music Technology Policy

This is a repost from July 15, 2007.]. So Lucas has been supporting “remixing” for quite sometime, albeit in the controlled environment of the excellent film school at USC in sharp defiance of L3III obsession with letting all amateurs have a crack at other peoples property (so well described in Andrew Keen’s The Cult of the Amateur , an excellent book.) [Editor Charlie says: Today "Star Wars: Phantom Menace" crossed $1 billion in worldwide box office.

Bill To End Death Penalty In Illinois Sent To Governor : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Illinois would join 15 states and the District of Columbia in ridding its books of capital punishment, including three — New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York — since 2007. Bill To End Death Penalty In Illinois Sent To Governor : NPR The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday to abolish capital punishment, sending the historic issue to Gov. Pat Quinn and putting the state back at the center of an ongoing national debate.

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

Background: In the summer of 2007 PRS For Music, the UK PRO, licensed You Tube, owned by Google, for music use on a per download basis. So, we licensed them in the summer of 2007. If you then relate that to our regulatory framework, we have something called a “joint-online” license, which is our licensing scheme for digital music, and it was the subject of a copyright tribunal decision back in 2007.