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?

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

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? Only a licensed talent agent can do that.

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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. 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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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.

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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.

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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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Agent defection creates nasty litigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner A legal dispute between a CAA agent and his former employer is getting heated, and the outcome could influence how freely agents can jump from one agency to another. IMG Worldwide says that one of its former.

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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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Film and TV Script Website Accused of Violating Talent Agent Licensing Law

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Adam Seid accuses Breakdown Services of aiding and abetting talent managers who can''t legally procure employment for actors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Wesley Snipes Compares Hollywood Agents to Pimps in the Greatest Deposition Ever (Video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a 2008 dispute with his former talent agency, Snipes complained that actors were like "hos." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business Wesley Snipes Power Lawyers

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Worldview Takes on Sales Agent for Withholding 'Wish I Was Here' Money

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The once high-flying film financier is contending with alleged contract breaches. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Chris Pine Settles Lawsuit With Former Agents Over Commissions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Boutique agency SDB Partners sued after saying it had taken "Pine from a novice actor to an internationally known movie star who could command a six-figure payday" only to be dropped. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Chris Pine

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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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Chris Pine Sued By Former Agents; 'This Means War,' 'Star Trek 2' Salary Revealed (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Boutique agency SDB Partners claims it took the actor from nobody to superstar over nine years but was fired via email and is being stiffed on commissions. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Chris Pine

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Agent of 'Hawaii Five-O' Creator Sues CBS to Invalidate Reboot Deal (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

George Litto wants CBS to be paying a much bigger back-end to profit participants under an agreement for the original series made nearly 40 years ago. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television CBS Hawaii Five-0 Business

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.

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WME Settles Litigation With Former Agent John Ferriter

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Ferriter, the only William Morris partner to vote against its 2009 merger with Endeavor, sued claiming he was marginalized at the agency and eventually forced out. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business William Morris Endeavor

Agent of 'Hawaii Five-O' Creator Files Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit Over Remake

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner George Litto says he watched from afar as CBS negotiated a deal with the estate of his deceased client for a lucrative reboot of the series. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business CBS Hawaii Five-0

'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Claims the 20 Percent He's Paying Agents Is Unlawful

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Which talent agency gets a cut of his "Star Wars" money? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

More Paula Abdul Drama: Star Refusing to Pay Agents on 'X Factor' Deal (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Sources say the reality judge believes UTA shouldn't commission a job that arose from her pre-existing relationship with Simon Cowell. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television FOX Paula Abdul Simon Cowell The X Factor

Why Letterman's extortionist needs an agent, not a lawyer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Today we're starting a new weekly feature called Crime Time, which will delve deeper into the intersection of showbiz and the criminal courts than we typically go on this blog. For that we've reached out to a new contributor, Russell.

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Howard Stern Sued for Broadcasting Woman's Conversation With IRS

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An IRS agent called into the radio show and was put on hold. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Agent Dan Aloni Sues CAA for $5 Million in Allegedly Unpaid Bonuses

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The agent recently left CAA for rival WME. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq

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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

Johnny Depp's Inner Circle Emails Made Public Amid Legal Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Joel Mandel wants to subpoena the actor's attorney Jake Bloom and his ex-agent Tracey Jacobs. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Johnny Depp

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'To Kill a Mockingbird': Literary Agent Addresses Allegation of Stealing Copyright

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Samuel Pinkus isn''t just fighting a lawsuit from Harper Lee. He''s also battling his former agency. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Books Business

'Midnight Rider' Director's Incarceration Being Probed by FBI

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Two lawyers submit sworn affidavits that they've been contacted by FBI agents looking into possible civil rights violations. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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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

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.

Film Financier Hounds Sales Agent Ruled to Have Misappropriated Revenue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Green-Light International must transfer more than $400,000 pronto, demands the backer of a Pierce Brosnan film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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 [.].

Johnny Depp's "Whistleblower" Says She Was Told Not to Question His Sister's Spending

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Testimony of an ex-TMG account manager is made public, as that of Depp's former agent and lawyer remain a point of contention. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Johnny Depp

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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

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.

Why didn’t Chilling Effects register a DMCA agent?

Music Technology Policy

And you would think that with all those potentially infringing works listed on their website, ChillingEffects would have registered an agent with the Copyright Office for receipt of DMCA take down notices (the “Directory of Service Provider Agents for Notification of Claims of Infringement”). Every website really should register an agent so they can…take advantage of the safe harbor in the DMCA.

Entertainment Giants Say They Are Owed Millions in Merchandise Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Discovery, CBS, Fox, NBCU and others are objecting to the assumption of licensing agreements in a planned bankruptcy auction of Delivery Agent Inc.

Playboy Hit With $12M Lawsuit Over "Enron-Style Accounting" on Branded Vodka

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Beverly Hills lifestyle company is sued by its former exclusive licensing agent for spirits. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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Warner Bros. Wins First Amendment Argument in Piracy Hunt

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio and copyright agent Rightscorp escape a claim they abused the legal process by exploiting subpoenas. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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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.