Collaboration Agreement E-book available

Gordon P. Firemark

What should your collaboration agreements include? The post Collaboration Agreement E-book available originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Do you work on creative projects with others? This FREE ebook lays it all out for you so you can: Protect yourself.

Production Services Agreements

Gordon P. Firemark

A commonly used, but often misunderstood type of contract used throughout the entertainment industry is the Production Services Agreement. What is a Production Services Agreement? When would I use a Production Services Agreement?

Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable – Website Designers Take Note!

New Media and Technology Law

The court denied the defendant’s motion, ruling that the plaintiff had no knowledge of the website terms and was not bound by the arbitration clause contained in DSG’s browewrap agreement. Rather, DSG’s terms were presented as a browsewrap agreement, where a website’s terms and conditions are posted on the website via a hyperlink at the bottom of the screen and users are presumed to manifest assent to the terms by use of the website. In Nghiem v Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. ,

Judge Finds Sony-Spotify Agreement to Be Ambiguous in Big Royalties Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

19 Recordings alleges that "American Idol" stars have been cheated of streaming revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business THR Online

Producer beware: “Work Made For Hire” agreement creates a “statutory employee” relationship.

Gordon P. Firemark

Under California law, a party transferring rights to any work made under a work for hire agreement is an employee for purposes of workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.

Why most “work made for hire” agreements in theatre don’t work.

Gordon P. Firemark

First, ownership of a work will belong to the employer if prepared as part of an employee's regular duties, or if created by an independent contractor, pursuant to a written agreement so specifying, and provided the work is among the types of works listed as eligible for this treatment.

Bankruptcy Judge Cancels Kodak's Agreement With Sony Pictures

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Over Sony's strong objection, a judge agrees that Kodak used its business judgment to reject a supplier agreement over $18 million in owed rebates.

Another 20 Questions: Manager Agreements

Music Technology Policy

This weeks topic deals with artist management agreements. Post Term Commissions or “Sunset Clause ”: There will be a post-term commission schedule that should apply to specific records that were created and released during the term of the management agreement and the songs in those records, any tours booked but not performed during the term, other elements that you argue about. For a more detailed discussion, see Artist Managment Agreements on the Semaphore blog.

Another 20 Questions: Manager Agreements

Music Technology Policy

This weeks topic deals with artist management agreements. Post Term Commissions or “Sunset Clause ”: There will be a post-term commission schedule that should apply to specific records that were created and released during the term of the management agreement and the songs in those records, any tours booked but not performed during the term, other elements that you argue about. For a more detailed discussion, see Artist Managment Agreements on the Semaphore blog.

Electronic Arts Reaches Settlement Agreement With NCAA Athletes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The video game company decides to stop fighting, but a lawsuit continues over billions of dollars of licensing income. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 6: Subsequent Producer or Mixer Royalties

Music Technology Policy

See also More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5. A post with all the current parts in one post is available here , and see also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog. 20 more questions for artists 20 questions for new artists recording artists mixer agreements mixers record producer record producer agreements remixer agreements remixers

Adam Carolla Sued for Allegedly Breaking Partnership Agreement (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Donny Misraje says his long-time friend behaved "dictatorial" and forced him and two others out of a growing podcast business. read more. Adam Carolla THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

CBS Seeks to Unwind Retrans Agreement With Dish Network

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In legal papers filed on Tuesday, the network says that Dish concealed facts about the Autohop during 2011 negotiations. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

CBS and Time Warner Come To Agreement Over Retransmission Fees

Media Law Prof Blog

CBS and Time Warner have announced an agreement that ends the one month blackout for cable subscribers hungry for such hot shows as "Big Bang Theory," "Under the Dome," and "How I Met Your Mother," as well as CBS Sports

Event: Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media

Gordon P. Firemark

Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media. We’ll navigate typical composing and licensing agreements, shed light on strategies for negotiating the best possible deal, and highlight the most common pitfalls.

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 1

Music Technology Policy

See also More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5. A post with all the current parts in one post is available here , and see also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog. Like anyone else on your team, you need to engage the producer and this article will focus on the major deal points in record producer agreements from the artist’s perspective. Please note: This is an installment in a multi-part post.

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 1

Music Technology Policy

Like anyone else on your team, you need to engage the producer and this article will focus on the major deal points in record producer agreements from the artist’s perspective. You would expect to pay for hard drives, but you might not expect to pay a rental fee for plugins or outboard gear. The recording budget becomes part of your producer agreement. Your record producer is probably the most important member of your creative team.

More Free Non-Display Uses of Music: Google’s Tying Agreements Force Phone Companies to Use YouTube

Music Technology Policy

The Mobile Application Distribution Agreement (MADA) required of companies like companies like Samsung, Lenovo Group and Xiaomi] said there must be a Google search “widget” on the “default home screen” of the device, along with an icon for the Google Play app store. The newer agreement also specified the order in which this collection of apps must be listed, from left to right and top to bottom within the Google icon.

BREAKING NEWS — Righthaven’s operating agreement revealed by Nevada District Court – Does the House of Cards Collapse?

The Legal Satyricon

Yesterday, the District of Nevada ordered evidence regarding Righthaven’s ownership of the copyrights it sues on to be unsealed. Today, Docket # 79, which reveals heretofore unknown information about Righthaven’s business model, was unsealed. As of right now, I don’t believe that any other source has this information. Read the whole thing here. For those [.]. copyright misc

Another 20 Questions: Manager Agreements

Music Technology Policy

This weeks topic deals with artist management agreements. Post Term Commissions or “Sunset Clause ”: There will be a post-term commission schedule that should apply to specific records that were created and released during the term of the management agreement and the songs in those records, any tours booked but not performed during the term, other elements that you argue about. For a more detailed discussion, see Artist Managment Agreements on the Semaphore blog.

More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 8: Credits

Music Technology Policy

See also More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5. A post with all the current parts in one post is available here , and see also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog. 20 more questions for artists 20 questions for new artists producer credits record producer agreements record producer creditsPlease note: This is an installment in a multi-part post.

More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 8: Credits

Music Technology Policy

See also Twenty Questions for New Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5. See also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog. 20 more questions for artists 20 questions for new artists producer credits record producer agreements record producer creditsPlease note: This is an installment in a multi-part post.

Blind Melon Hit With Countersuit in 'Insane' Copyright Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The band is allegedly breaching an agreement to license "No Rain." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Trump Decides On The Paris Agreement And The Russia Agreement

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 2

Music Technology Policy

See also More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5. A post with all the current parts in one post is available here , and see also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog. If you look at the artist’s recording agreement, you won’t see a reference to the “net artist rate” as a general rule, only a reference to the “all in” royalty rate. Please note: This is an installment in a multi-part post.

AFTRA Members Okay Agreement With Networks

Media Law Prof Blog

The agreement runs for nearly three From the Hollywood Reporter: AFTRA members have overwhelmingly okayed a contract with the four major networks that covers daytime programming, unscripted (reality) shows, and late night tv. Among the provisions--a two percent wage increase.

Website Design Implicated in Two Rulings on Enforceability of Online Terms – Highlights the Importance of Legal Review of Design Decisions

New Media and Technology Law

This past summer, we wrote about two instances in which courts refused to enforce website terms presented in browsewrap agreements. As we noted, clickthrough agreements are generally more likely to be found to be enforced.

More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 6: Subsequent Producer or Mixer Royalties

Music Technology Policy

See also Twenty Questions for New Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 and Part 5. 20 more questions for artists 20 questions for new artists recording artists mixer agreements mixers record producer record producer agreements remixer agreements remixersPlease note: This is an installment in a multi-part post. Each post has information relvant to prior posts, so until we get to the “Final” there will be more information to come.

Eternal Vigilance: Why copyright owners should protect their metadata in digital retailer agreements

Music Technology Policy

Music publishers and record companies are often asked to deliver databases of information about their catalogs to online retailers. In many countries of the world outside of the United States, a “database right” exists in computer databases of information as a property right separate and apart from copyright.

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 1

Music Technology Policy

See also More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5. A post with all the current parts in one post is available here , and see also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog. Like anyone else on your team, you need to engage the producer and this article will focus on the major deal points in record producer agreements from the artist’s perspective. Please note: This is an installment in a multi-part post.

A Work for Hire Agreement: A Critical Tool for Production Companies

Film and Television Law Blog

However, the law generally requires that there be a written agreement, signed by the person giving up their rights. This is often included within the employee’s employment agreement.

Righthaven again amends Strategic Alliance Agreement with Stephens Media LLC

The Legal Satyricon

This is Righthaven’s second attempt to amend its strategic alliance agreement with Stephens Media LLC. DeVoy This new document, filed today, is here. H/T: Kurt Opsahl, EFF Filed under: copyright. copyright

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 2

Music Technology Policy

If you look at the artist’s recording agreement, you won’t see a reference to the “net artist rate” as a general rule, only a reference to the “all in” royalty rate. Recoupable vs. Nonrecoupable Payments : Before the producer royalty is payable, you have to agree with the producer what payments are recoupable and from where. For a primer on recoupability, see the Artist Glossary.)

Publication Agreements

Media Law Prof Blog

Handling the Unreasonable Publication Agreement. Using hypothetical publication agreement drafts, this article explores copyright, warranty, representation, indemnity and other traps awaiting unwary Harold Anthony Lloyd, Wake Forest University School of Law, has published Publish and Perish? Here is the abstract.

More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements (The Full Article)--in progress

Music Technology Policy

Reblogged from Semaphore Music: This post is a running version of the individual posts on Record Producer Agreements from the MusicTechPolicy blog. As we post a few single topics on MTP we will add to this post so eventually you will have the complete article all in one place. You may link to this post, but do not copy it. Your record producer is probably the most important member of your creative team. . Read more… 9,670 more words

Run 7

Showtime Sues Top Rank Over Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pay network says Pacquiao's promoter breached an indemnification agreement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Fox Says Netflix Dispute May Disrupt Business Operations at Highest Level

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio demands an appellate court move quickly in deciding the legality of its employment agreements with its most senior executives. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Univision Loses Free Speech Argument Over Jenni Rivera Secrets

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules that a biopic about the late singer wasn't "routine investigative reporting," so the Spanish network must face a lawsuit for interfering with a nondisclosure agreement.

Roger Ailes' Lawyer on His Exit Negotiations, Possible Fox News Future and If He Feels Betrayed by Megyn Kelly (Q&A)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Susan Estrich reveals talks are ongoing for the mogul's role at the network he founded and that "exit agreements can take all kinds of different forms, including agreements that provide for continuing roles.

The Weinstein Co. Files $10M Suit Over 'His House'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

based producer Starchild Pictures for breaching a distribution agreement. TWC is suing the U.K.-based read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online