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?

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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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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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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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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). VIDEO: [link].

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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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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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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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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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Giuliani brags about connections to reactionary FBI agents.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Top Trump ally and former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani has boasted more than once about being in touch with FBI agents who are hot after Hillary. I know that from former agents. I know that even from a few active agents.”

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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.

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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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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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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DHS inspector general: Travel-ban confusion led agents to violate court order

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The Trump administration’s botched rollout of its first travel ban led federal agents to violate court orders by telling airlines not to let certain passengers board U.S.-bound Pocket: DHS inspector general: Travel-ban confusion led agents to violate court order

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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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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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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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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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'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

"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.

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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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'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."

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Copyright Office Announces Rules for New Electronic Filing System for Service Provider’s Designated Agents for Take-Down Notices Under Section 512 Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content

Broadcast Law Blog

The safe harbor requires, among other things, that the service provider not encourage the posting of infringing content on the site, but also that it take-down infringing material found on the site, and that it provide a “ Designated Agent” for service of “take-down notices” – requests from copyright holders that infringing material be taken down from the site. That agent must be identified both on the website of the service and registered with the Copyright Office.

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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Former Trump Rental Agent Describes Racist Policy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where undocumented immigrants had gone to stay warm. In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had arrived for hearings on other matters.

Border agents stopped Muhammad Ali Jr. Here’s how we can all fight back | Opinion | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Border agents stopped Muhammad Ali Jr. Outrageous, unAmerican and unconstitutional. This is the reason Trumps religious ban is nothing but nascent fascism. Here’s how we can all fight back | Opinion | The Guardian

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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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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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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

Copyright Office New Electronic Registration for Designated Agents for Take Down Notices Goes Live – and The Office Asks for More Comments on Assessing The Section 512 Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content

Broadcast Law Blog

The Copyright Office’s new system for registering designated agents for the service of take-down notices when it is believed that user-generated content infringes on intellectual property rights has now gone live. The Copyright Office issued a reminder, here , that all new registrations of agents for the service of these take-down notices must now be submitted in this new electronic system.

'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

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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Jeff Berg's Resolution Sued by Ex-Agent

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Former employee Martin Beck says the new firm is "cash-strapped" after attempting a strategy to lure ICM staffers and poach clients. read more. The Business ICM THR, Esq. Business

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'Pawn Stars' Lawsuit Claims Agent Stole Clients and History Channel Execs Helped

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A $5 million suit filed by talent agency Venture Lab Inc says the stars of the hit series were induced into signing with rival agent Michael Camacho by two of History's top execs.

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Why Agents Are Suing Their Clients

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A fight over Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises" commissions is the latest Hollywood lawsuit to reveal that looming bottom-line pressures trump even bad press. read more

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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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