Film Academy Loses to GoDaddy in Oscars Cybersquatting Battle

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The litigous group behind the Academy Awards suffers a surprising court loss. The Business Awards Tech Business THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Academy Sues Over Oscars Gift Bag With Vapes and Vibrators

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A marketing firm is being blamed for tarnishing the goodwill of the Academy Awards by prompting media stories focusing on the "less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products contained in the bags." The Business Movies Style Awards Business THR Online Oscars Oscars 2016

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Academy Gets Ready for a $30 Million Oscars Cybersquatting Trial

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A five-year-old lawsuit against GoDaddy will go before a judge who will hear all about the history and value of the Academy Awards. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

'Hurt Locker' Producers Shoot Back at Iraq War Veteran's Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Producers respond to lawsuit filed on eve of last year's Academy Awards read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Paul Haggis, Brendan Fraser Win $12 Million From 'Crash' Producer Bob Yari

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Eriq Gardner Judge found that financier Yari had diverted funds from profit participants of 2005 Academy Award winning film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business

Michael Moore Settles 'Sicko' Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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company was sued after the Academy Award-nominated doc featured a man's personal hospital visit video. Eriq Gardner Moore's prod. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Michael Moore

Film Academy Investigating Google In 'Oscars' Infringement Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Facing a lawsuit for letting users "park" Academy Awards-related domain names, GoDaddy has been fingering Google's role. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Oscars 2013 Oscars Google Tech Business

Hollywood's Biggest, Longest Cybersquatting Feud Nears Finale

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Will the group behind the Academy Awards take home a prize of $30 million or just $300,000 from GoDaddy? The Business Movies Awards Business THR OnlineClosing arguments in a five-year-old case are being made. read more. THR, Esq.

Screenwriter Sued for Making Henry James Adaptation Too Personal

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Ronee Sue Blakley, a musician and actress once nominated for an Academy Award, says she was defamed in "What Maisie Knew" by the father of her child.

Academy Denied Google Probe in Oscars Trademark Lawsuit

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The discovery motion came in a lawsuit over a GoDaddy program allowing people to "park" Academy Awards-related domain names. Google Tech Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business

Judge Denies Film Academy's Attempt to Investigate Google in Oscars Trademark Dispute

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The discovery motion came in a lawsuit over a GoDaddy program allowing people to "park" Academy Awards-related domain names. Google Tech Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business

Q&A: David Quinto, the lawyer who guards the door at the Oscars

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By Matthew Belloni Attention Academy Award winners: David Quinto will sue you if you sell your Oscar. He’ll sue you if you try to sell someone else’s Oscar, or if you make a fake Oscar, or even if you call.

Reflecting Oscar

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The dream of so many here is that they too will be thanking the Academy for their own Oscar someday. Mindful that so many may be inspired after the Acacemy Awards to take a different approach, the following post, originally published here offers some guidance. Actors Awards academy awards execution oscar Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles.

Zero Dark Thirty, Best Picture Academy Award Nominee, Exploited by AT&T, Verizon, MetroPCS, Nissan, H&R Block, British Airways, Progresso, and more.

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With the upcoming Academy Awards we wondered if it would be possible to find pirated versions of Zero Dark Thirty. Reblogged from The Trichordist: We spend most of our time here focused on artists rights as it applies to music and musicians.

GoDaddy Accuses the Film Academy of 'Gaming' the Judicial System

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The lawsuit-happy organization that puts on the Academy Awards each year allegedly has a favorite judge whose daughter is an actress. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Why the Oscars really lack diversity In his latest Rewrite, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses why he thinks the film 'Beasts of No Nation' was overlooked by the Academy Awards this year and why the Oscars lack real diversity.

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“The Accountant” nominated for Academy Award

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February 16, 2002 “The Accountant” nominated for Academy Award Congratulations to producer Lisa Blount and writer/director/star Ray McKinnon of Ginny Mule Pictures for their live action short “The Accountant” which has been nominated for an Oscar.

“The Accountant” nominated for Academy Award

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February 16, 2002 “The Accountant” nominated for Academy Award Congratulations to producer Lisa Blount and writer/director/star Ray McKinnon of Ginny Mule Pictures for their live action short “The Accountant” which has been nominated for an Oscar.

The Oscars, Reposted.

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Since this year’s Academy Awards are on Sunday, I’m reposting my August 28, 2007 post, “Credit Where Credit Is Due: Is There Enough Room On Awards Night For More Producers?” They just limit the number of producers eligible for award nominations.

The Oscars, Reposted.

DealFatigue

Since this year’s Academy Awards are on Sunday, I’m reposting my August 28, 2007 post, “Credit Where Credit Is Due: Is There Enough Room On Awards Night For More Producers ?” They just limit the number of producers eligible for award nominations.

The Oscars, Reposted.

DealFatigue

Since this year’s Academy Awards are on Sunday, I’m reposting my August 28, 2007 post, “Credit Where Credit Is Due: Is There Enough Room On Awards Night For More Producers?&# They just limit the number of producers eligible for award nominations.

Journalist Tim Hetherington Killed In Libya

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Just in from MSNBC.com: British photojournalist Academy Award nominee Tim Hetherington ("Restrepo") has died in Libya. He and some colleagues were covering the fighting in the town of Misrata when they came under rocket fire. More here from Vanity Fair

Broadway’s Spiderman: weaving a tangled web

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When Spiderman:Turn Off The Dark’s original writer/director, Julie Taymor, sued the show’s producers late in 2011, nobody was particularly surprised.

Monday Morning JETLawg

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Actor sues the Academy for $50 million for false imprisonment claim stemming from denial of entry at Oscars. In the news… Thirty-year study underway to research link between cellphone use and negative health effects.

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Oscar Parties: Down but Not Out

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Oscar Watch: Twilight, MIA In, Gabriel Out.

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Between Academy president Sid Ganis and producer Laurence Mark, these guys know what they're doing. Tags: Oscars Twilight Academy Awards Laurence Mark MIA Oscars Peter Gabriel Twiliight

Oscar Planning

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Friday I will pick up my credentials at the Hollywood and Highland Academy Awards complex. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards IFC Indie Spirits Oscars

Oscar Watch: More Arrivals

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Oscar Watch: Viola Davis Talks Pre-Oscar Jitters

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Oscar Watch: Press Bleachers

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Oscar Watch: Slumdog Kids Fly In, Jackman Drills for the Big Night

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Oscar Pools: Jump In

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Oscar Watch: Jackman Promises a Twist

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The Academy is using some old marketing tricks to lure viewers to the Oscarcast on February 22: mystery guests who aren't announced in advance and don't walk the red carpet; a possible in memoriam song by Queen Latifah.

Oscar Watch: Capote's Bennett Miller Directs Opening Short

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Oscars: Aniston to Present

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As the Academy tries to beef up a show that is light on popular movies or drama, they continue to leak names of people who might draw younger audiences. Tags: Oscars Academy Awards Aniston Hugh Jackman Oscars Jennifer Aniston will present at the Oscars, announces Marc Malkin. Patrick Goldstein talks to Laurence Mark and Bill Condon , who obviously leaked the Hugh Jackman rehearsal clip. That was clearly made for distribution via YouTube.

Oscar Watch: Red Carpet, Boxoffice, BAFTAs

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One of my fave pre-Oscar events comes up next weekend: The BAFTAs , or British Academy Awards. Tags: Awards Season Global Cinema Oscars Academy Awards BAFTAs boxoffice Milk Oscarcast Oscars Slumdog Millionaire The Reader

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Oscar Watch: Trouble the Water's Roberts Walks Red Carpet

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Oscar Watch: Hollywood Issues

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Oscar Watch: Gurus Pick Top Two

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For the most part the races are pretty clear, with the notable exception of supporting actor, which is all over the place: anything can happen--although observers at the Academy nominees lunch gave Robert Downey, Jr. Rahman Academy Awards Dark Knight gurus o' gold Jr.

Oscar Winner: Slumdog Millionaire Hits Zeitgeist

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The best picture Oscar usually goes to a movie that nails the zeitgeist and hits Academy voters in just the right way. The awards took the expected route, from Slumdog's eight wins to Curious Case of Benjamin Button's three technical prizes (makeup, art direction and visual effects).