Have you filed your DMCA Agent designation?

Gordon P. Firemark

Third, the service provider must have filed an “Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement” with the Copyright Office in Washington. The post Have you filed your DMCA Agent designation? TRANSCRIPT: Are your websites and online businesses properly protected against lawsuits by the DMCA Safe Harbor? Hi everyone… Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark here, with a quick tip for anyone who has a presence online.

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What to do about an Agent who isn’t Paying – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

What could you do if your agent is taking too long to get you your money after they’ve been paid. David wrote in: What can an actor do when their SAG franchised agent is taking more than 6 months to pay them for a particular non-union job (the agency has been paid by the production company)? The post What to do about an Agent who isn’t Paying – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Does an Actor’s Agent have an Obligation to Tell the Actor about all Job Offers?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer a common question if an actor’s agent have an obligation to tell the actor about all job offers. Does an actor’s agent have an obligation to tell the actor about all job offers? Great question Stephen, Basically, this is a question about the level of legal duty an agent or manager has to the Artist he or she represents. The truth is, it’s different for Managers than it is for Agents.

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Lipton on Whether Literary Agents Are Really Fiduciaries

Media Law Prof Blog

Lipton, University of Pittsburgh Law School, is publishing Are Literary Agents (Really) Fiduciaries? 2018 was a big year for “bad agents” in the publishing world Jacqueline D. in volume 86 of the Tennessee Law Review (2019). Here is the abstract.

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U.S. Copyright Office Rolls Out New Electronic DMCA Agent Designation System

New Media and Technology Law

A service provider seeking to take advantage of certain of the safe harbors under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is required to designate an agent to receive takedown notices. The service provider is required to post the DMCA agent’s contact information on its website and to provide such information to the Copyright Office. 201.38) establishing a new electronic system to designate agents to receive takedown notifications under the DMCA.

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Agent defection lawsuits settled

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: A settlement has been reached in the Matthew Baldwin agent defection case. Baldwin's move from to IMG to CAA in early April triggered two lawsuits in a nasty brouhaha that promised to shed light on how.

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CAA Agent Cameron Mitchell Fired Following Sexual-Assault Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The agent "emphatically denies any wrongdoing" in response to a lawsuit from an actress who alleged sexual assault. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online CAA Representation nsfs

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What can You do if You Think Your Agent or Manager is Scamming You – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: What can you do if you think your agent or manager is scamming you? Caitlin wrote in with a this: I have a SAG franchised agent in Detroit that I do both union and nonunion work through (right to work state). I think this because I will get the email for the same job through another agent, and the rates on nonunion work are thousands of dollars different. VIDEO: [link].

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Register your DMCA Agent by December 31 or risk losing your “safe-harbor” protection against copyright infringement lawsuits.

Gordon P. Firemark

Earlier this year, the copyright office finalized the plan to modernize the process for registering your DMCA Agent. Operators of sites with a registered DMCA Agent can benefit from a “safe harbor” providing immunity from certain kinds of infringement suits if they comply with some basic protocols. Recently, the Copyright Office began sending reminders to Agents registered under the old system.

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Howard Stern Beats Lawsuit Over Airing of I.R.S. Agent's Call With Taxpayer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

government also prevails in the lawsuit, which was triggered when a tax agent called Stern's radio show and was briefly put on hold. The U.S. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Terry Crews Sues WME and Agent Adam Venit Over Alleged Assault

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' actor claims the WME agent sexually assaulted him multiple times during a Hollywood party in 2016. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Terry Crews nsfs

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CAA Sued Over Agent's Alleged Sexual Assault of a Client

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Actress Demi Mann says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Cameron Mitchell and the agency ignored her request for help. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies THR Online

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Asked and Answered: Do I need BOTH an agent and an attorney?

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: What is the relationship between an entertainment attorney and an agent? A: Your Agent and your lawyer are each key members of your team. [.]. Assembling a winning team: Finding and choosing an Agent. The promotion and the protection of intellectual property are inextricably related. Can an erstwhile screen author obtain combined services? Related posts: Asked and Answered: Should I have a Loan Out Company?

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DHS: Music industry honors ICE agents

Music Technology Policy

ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents stationed in the United States, Canada, France and Netherlands were recognized by L. The dedication from agents involved in this case is a testimony to the importance we place on defending the U.S. WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigators were commended at a ceremony today by representatives from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shutting down one of the largest U.S.-based

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"Most Interesting Man in the World" Sued By Former Agent

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit says he makes about a million dollars a year. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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CAA Sues UTA and Two Agents for a "Lawless Midnight Raid" (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit alleges "a desperate attempt to steal clients and employees" in response to the industry-shaking defection of 10 agents on Tuesday and Wednesday. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Television Business THR Online Chris Pratt CAA Will Ferrell Representation

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Fox News Scandal Spreads to Hollywood as ICM Partners Probes Agents' Role

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The talent agency has hired entertainment firm Latham & Watkins to handle the investigation into claims that its agents discouraged a client from reporting harassment. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Fox News Channel

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Anita Busch Wants FBI Agents Testifying at Anthony Pellicano Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The journalist prepares to battle Michael Ovitz in a civil lawsuit this November. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Portland protesters vow to stay on the streets as federal agents prepare.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Agent for Pitt, Jolie wins sex-bias jury trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner and Matthew Belloni The last thing that any Hollywood agent wants to read is a lawsuit accusing him of making fun of Brad Pitt's penis size. In 2007, commercial agent Todd Shemarya decided to fight charges detailed.

TSA Agent Dumps Grandpa’s Ashes – Laughs

The Legal Satyricon

Amy Alkon, ever vigilant in the struggle against the TSA, brings us this horrifying story about a TSAsshole who decided to open a container of human remains, stir them with her finger, and then who dropped them all over the floor and laughed about it. She writes: Another commenter wrote: “Unfortunately, because there are people [.].

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UTA Asks Court For Green Light to Poach More CAA Agents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

UTA says the seven-year-rule makes CAA's agents fair game. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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DISTRIBUTION 101 – Foreign Sales Agents

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

International sales agents are distributors, although they usually do not own a single theater, home video label or television outlet. They often find out about films from sales agents whom they meet at various markets held throughout the year. Sales agents and buyers typically attend the three major film markets, which are at Cannes, Berlin and Santa Monica (AFM) as well as TV markets such as Mip and MipCom. It can be difficult to select a sales agent.

APA Sues Agent Over Exit to Gersh

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

APA claims Garrett Smith breached his "duty of loyalty," among other things. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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DEA agents allegedly had ‘sex parties’ abroad | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

DEA agents allegedly had ‘sex parties’ abroad | MSNBC

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CAA Brings Arbitration Claim Against Three Defecting Agents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak and Nick Nuciforo are alleged to have been under contract when they resigned Tuesday to join UTA. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Business THR Online CAA

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Reminder: Electronic Registration of Designated Agent for DMCA Safe-Harbor Take-Down Notices Due at Copyright Office by December 31

Broadcast Law Blog

The Copyright Office yesterday issued a reminder, here , that their electronic system for “ designated agents ” of Internet service providers – those who are to receive notice of any claimed infringing content posted on a service provider’s site – is active and all services must register in that system by December 31 for such registrations to remain valid.

Stacy Keach sued by agents for commission on FX show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Actor Stacy Keach has been sued by his former agents for allegedly refusing to pay commissions from a role on the FX series "Lights Out." based talent agency David Shapira and Associates sued Keach today in.

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Who is Trenton Brungard? UTA sues to unmask fake agent

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni Attention beautiful women: Have you recently met a dashing young talent agent named Trenton Brungard? Is he tall, handsome and works at UTA, one of the most powerful agencies in Hollywood? And if you give him just.

CBS Claims Fraud in Response to Agent's 'Judge Judy' Profit Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The network claims the agent suing it for profits committed fraud to get his packaging deal. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Writer claims agents stole TV show ideas

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Hollywood studios get sued all the time for idea theft. But a talent agency? A TV writer named Brian Everett is suing Endeavor (now WME) alleging that the short-lived 2008 CBS show "Welcome to the Captain" infringed.

Ex-CAA Agent Asks Court to Pause Sexual Assault Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Cameron Mitchell argues he's being accused of several crimes and his rights against self-incrimination would be violated if the suit proceeds before the criminal statute of limitations expires. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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'Idol' Lawsuit Sparks Debate: Should Agents Still Be Licensed?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Phillip Phillips'' legal battle with his managers and WME''s growth beyond agenting highlight a decades-long requirement some say is an outdated "disgrace." read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. American Idol Television Business

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Jeff Berg's Resolution, ICM Settle Agent Harassment Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Resolution alleged ICM had threatened defecting agents over commissions from former clients. read more. The Business ICM THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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Ousted agent sues WME, Ari Emanuel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni John Ferriter's battle with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has spilled into court. The former WME unscripted guru has sued his former agency for $25 million, claiming he was improperly forced out and subjected to a campaign of.

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Chris Brown's former agents sue for $475K

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner R&B singer Chris Brown has trouble with relationships. Earlier in the year, Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna. Now, on the brink of releasing his comeback album, "Graffiti," Brown's former talent agency has.

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'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Sued By Ex-Agent For Commissions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The director's former agent, Brian Dreyfuss, claims that he's owed a 10 percent commission from Johnson for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Jeff Berg's Resolution Sues ICM Claiming Agent Harassment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Resolution alleges ICM has threatened agents over commissions allegedly owed from former ICM clients read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq

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Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals – Fire Your Public Relations Agent

The Legal Satyricon

From this press release. Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical Sues Self Professed Weight Loss Expert – Harvard Professor Pieter A. Cohen for $50 Million in Compensatory Damages and $150 Million in Punitive Damages for Libel and Slander NORCROSS, Ga., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc, ( “Hi-Tech”) filed a suit against four researchers who published a […].

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Migrant Children Describe Sex Assault, Retaliation By Border Agents | Ra.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Why more talent agents might soon be defecting to rival agencies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We might be on the verge of an important court decision that could make it easier for agents and other Hollywood representatives to jump from one employer to another. In April, Matthew Baldwin, a sports agent who.

MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Sued By Agent

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner How Ed Schultz ended up on MSNBC is subject of new lawsuit read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author Sues Agent For Allegedly Stealing Book's Copyright

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Harper Lee''s lawsuit contends her agent deceived her into handing over the rights--and profits--to the classic 1960 story of racial injustice. read more. Home Movies THR, Esq. Books

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