Hollywood Reporter Reveals the Industry's Power Lawyers 2014

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Music Power Lawyers 2014 Movies THR, Esq. How many lawyers does it take to make this list? One hundred, to be exact, as THR presents the town’s top attorneys (their favorite jokes included). read more. THR Weekly Magazine Business

Ambush Marketing – Sochi Olympics 2014

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Ambush marketing , the act of a product or service trying to attach itself to a big event without being an official sponsor of the event, is alive and well surrounding the Sochi Olympic Games.

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Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

Media Law Prof Blog

The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for

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Power Lawyers 2014: The Complete List A-Z

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

THR Reveals the 100 attorneys who made the cut this year. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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Is Your Band Registered to Vote in 2014?

Music Technology Policy

2014 Election Calendar. Is your band registered to vote? You ride in the van with these people, you probably know way more about them than you ever wanted to know, but do you know whether they are registered to vote?

Text of Songwriter Equity Act of 2014

Music Technology Policy

such title, and for other purposes. __ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 25, 2014 Mr. Collins of Georgia (for himself and Mrs. Blackburn) introduced the. This Act may be cited as the ``Songwriter Equity Act of 2014''''. [Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4079 Introduced in House (IH) ] 113th CONGRESS 2d Session H. 4079 To amend title 17, United States Code, to ensure fairness in the.

The April 2014 911 Outage

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has released a report and recommendations on the April 911 outage. The outage began April 9 and hit seven states, including North Carolina, Minnesota, and Washington. At the time, CenturyLink, a company located in Louisiana, explained that the

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Hollywood's Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2014

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Sony hack and the Supreme Court''s Aereo decision were important stories. But what was the biggest, most consequential legal dispute from the past year? read more. The Business Music Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

2014: The GOP’s fear campaign | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

2014: The GOP’s fear campaign | MSNBC

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FCC Hosts Open Internet Roundtable Today, October 6, 2014

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC is hosting an Open Internet Roundtable today, beginning at 1 p.m. noon Central time). More here. Watch on the net here

Oral Testimony of David Lowery to House Subcommittee On Courts Intellectual Property and the Internet Jan 28 2014

Music Technology Policy

January 28th 2014. Reblogged from The Trichordist: House of Representatives. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. The Scope of Fair Use”. David Lowery Oral Testimony and Notes.

The Price Moot Court Seminar, April 1, 2014

Media Law Prof Blog

THE PRICE MOOT COURT SEMINAR Edward Snowden – Saint or sinner, whistle blower or traitor? A seminar organised by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, Sponsored by Guardian News & Media

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The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2014

Media Law

The post The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2014 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last year, I posted my picks for the 10 most important legal technology developments of 2013. In many ways, this year’s big legal tech stories were continuations of last year’s. Last year, for example, I wrote about the cloud having come into its own, about competence in legal technology becoming a necessity, about mobile becoming […].

Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 47

Gordon P. Firemark

Jan 14, 2014). 2014). 8, 2014). 9, 2014). Jan 14, 2014) Ruling. 2014) The Hollywood Reporter. 8, 2014) Rolling Stone. 9, 2014) The Hollywood Reporter.

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Testimony of Annemarie Bridy Before the House Subcommittee On Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, March 13, 2014

Media Law Prof Blog

Annemarie Bridy, Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law, has published her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, which she gave on March 13, 2014.

Hacked Celebrities Shine a Light On Google’s Profit from Human Misery and the Urgency of the SAVE Act

Music Technology Policy

Marty’s clients’ complaint is also timely for a different reason: Congress is currently trying hard to pass the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014 (or the “SAVE Act”) to stop Google and others from profiting from online advertising of human trafficking.

How to make sure your production doesn’t get shut down.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to make sure your production doesn't get shut down. In the past few months, the news has carried several stories about plays and musicals being “shut down” by authors. In this post, I'll explain why, and also how savvy producers can avoid a similar fate for their productions.

Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!?

Gordon P. Firemark

A copyright law comic book? One of my clients just kindly pointed me to a link for a cool little project coming out of Duke University. It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 56 – A honey badger and a grooveshark go to band camp …

Gordon P. Firemark

2 California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act of 2014. 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.

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Information For Submitting Articles To Law Reviews and Journals--Updated For 2014

Media Law Prof Blog

Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit, both University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law, have published Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals. Here is the abstract. This document contains information about submitting articles to law reviews and

How to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about how to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch. link].

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How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

Introduction. This past year, I’ve been very fortunate to be asked by a few small- and mid-sized entertainment businesses to handle some or all of their Business Affairs and Legal Affairs work; Work that traditionally would be handled by in-house counsel, but is noow being outsourced to me.

Just. Don’t. Do it.

Gordon P. Firemark

No shooting until EVERY member of your cast and crew has signed a contract. Seriously. Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a startling ruling in a case involving an independent film.

Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked and Answered video, I respond to Guy’s inquiry about whether permission is required for a fan film based on a video game. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

A few things you probably didn’t know about me.

Gordon P. Firemark

A few things you probably didn't know about me. I don't often reveal too much of my “personal” stuff online. I prefer to keep things “professional” But today, I got an email from a fellow attorney that inspired me to post this. So here goes: 1. I'm a major geek.

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How to find investors for your film or theatre production.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to find investors for your film or theatre production. If you’re producing an independent film or any kind of theatre project, it’s a safe bet that, at some point, you’re going to be asking the question: “Where do I find investors?”

My Most Popular Posts of 2014

Media Law

First I list the 10 most popular posts of 2014, listing only posts first published […]. The post My Most Popular Posts of 2014 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. With the end of the year, I like to look back and see which of my posts generated the most traffic during the year. I rank these based on total page views, not unique visitors. I have two lists here. General

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MEETUP ANNOUCEMENT

Gordon P. Firemark

When : Friday, January 24, 2014, 6pm – ? When: Friday, January 24, 2014, 6pm - ? Tamera will be in LA for Grammy weekend, so we’re having a meet up for our friends, fans and colleagues. Please join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and some laughs!

Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)

Media Law Prof Blog

In Speech Matters (Princeton 2014), Seana Shiffrin explains why lying is wrong, why freedom of speech Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law, is publishing How Much Does Speech Matter? in the Harvard Law Review. Here is the abstract.

How to get the best deal possible: Negotiation strategies I learned from my 5 five-year-old.

Gordon P. Firemark

Kindergartens must have upped their game. It seems they're teaching negotiating skills. At least, that's what you'd conclude from talking to my five-year-old. He has an uncanny knack for getting what he wants. Here are a few tips I've picked up from observing my kids in the wild.

Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year.

Have you checked out my new podcast?

Gordon P. Firemark

A few weeks ago, I quietly launched a new podcast called, “ The Law Podcasting Podcast “ In this new show, I interview lawyers who’ve adopted podcasting as part of their law-practice marketing arsenal.

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What is an Active Investor, and why does it matter?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark examines the implications of having an “Active” Investor in your film or theatre production’s financing. Hey, if you like these Q&A videos, please subscribe. It’s easy.

Power Lawyers 2014: How Rupert Murdoch Perfected the Art of the Hollywood Divorce

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With his third marital split, the media mogul — with help from his attorney, Ira Garr — has learned how to cover his matrimonial assets. read more. The Business THR, Esq. THR Weekly Magazine Business

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Using Quotes in a film, video or media production

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about using quotes in your production. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

Power Lawyers 2014: How to Divorce for Less Than $25 Million a Day (Guest Column)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hollywood divorce attorney Scott K. Robinson offers five tips for getting through the unpleasant process without losing the house in Malibu, the private jet — and your mind. read more. The Business THR, Esq. THR Weekly Magazine Business

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Hollywood Docket: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Godzilla (2014) Business A roundup of entertainment law news including the "Godzilla" fraud fight, a Lionsgate shareholder lawsuit and Fox''s UK "Glee" problems. read more. The Business Glee Lionsgate THR Online THR, Esq.

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Entertainment Law Update podcast episode 58

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or visit the podcast page for show notes. Entertainment Law Update podcast episode 58 is a post from: Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Phoning It In

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— Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) October 21, 2014. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) October 21, 2014. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) October 21, 2014. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) October 21, 2014.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 049 – Aereo at the Supreme Court, Rights of Publicity, and more…

Gordon P. Firemark

April 9, 2014). April 9, 2014) [link] [link] Complaint: [link]. Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online.

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Entertainment Law Update podcast episode 57

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or visit the podcast page for show notes. Entertainment Law Update podcast episode 57 is a post from: Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 54

Gordon P. Firemark

Episode 54 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast Is now online. Listen here or visit [link]. In this Episode: [hide]. 1 Ed O’Bannon Victory over NCAA. 2 Monkey Self-Portrait Copyright. 3 Ricky Bobby Restaurant Changes Name (Follow Up). 4 Frozen Trailer (Followup).

Asked & Answered: How to Option a person’s life story

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about life rights option deals. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.