Aretha Franklin Judge Shows No R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for First Amendment (Analysis)

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Why a decision to block a film at the Telluride Film Festival marks a disturbing precedent. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Hollywood Guilds Fight to Save Residuals in Relativity Bankruptcy (Analysis)

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Will residuals be paid? It’s complicated. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Business THR Online DGA Relativity Media SAG-AFTRA WGA Labor

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Wolters Kluwer Brings Machine Learning to Legal Invoice Analysis

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The post Wolters Kluwer Brings Machine Learning to Legal Invoice Analysis appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Corporate legal departments and insurance claims organizations that receive large numbers of outside-counsel invoices now have a new tool available to them to help review invoices and ensure that they accurately and consistently adhere to billing guidelines.

How Talent Loses if Aereo Wins (Analysis)

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THR follows the money and discovers an unstated reason the guilds weighed in with briefs opposing the new service. read more. The Business WGA DGA THR, Esq. Television Barry Diller Behind the Screen SAG-AFTRA Labor Tech Business

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Legal Fight Brewing Over CBS' New Sherlock Holmes Adaptation (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The network's planned series depicting a modern-day Sherlock could be taken to court by BBC, which also has a modern Sherlock, or the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle estate. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business BBC CBS Sherlock Holmes

Hot New Hollywood Trend: Crazy Defamation Lawsuits (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Multimillion-dollar libel claims by and against celebrities are on the rise. So what if they're not winnable? A guide to what's happening lately and whether there are any solutions to a heavy court docket. read more. THR, Esq.

Aereo Ruling: The Winners and Losers (Analysis)

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Hollywood’s elated, Aereo’s defeated as THR examines why the Supreme Court reached the decision it did. read more. Home Aereo THR Online THR, Esq. Television Behind the Screen Tech Business

Hollywood Gender Imbalance, Even if Suspect, May Be Difficult to Challenge (Analysis)

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Legal experts point to a host of barriers to change. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Culture Business THR Online Hirings-firings

Should Sharing Netflix Passwords Be Illegal? (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Before you share your Netflix password, read this. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech

Is ABC's 'Wipeout' a Rip-Off? (Analysis)

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Matthew Belloni After mediation fails, a copyright case -- in which the series is accused of copying original elements of six Japanese shows, including "Takeshi's Castle" and "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" -- is headed to a key hearing. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television ABC

Why an Allegation That Beyoncé Plagiarized Dance Moves Is Truly Unique (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner A Belgian choreographer is really bucking the trend by accusing the pop star of infringing a copyright to her choreography. How claims over choreography compare to ones made over music, film, and yes, maps. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Beyonce

Why Universal Music Sued Its Insurer Over a $14.4 Million Payment to Musicians (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The record label allegedly held back royalties from song artists and in a settlement UMG paid out, but now it wants reimbursement. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business

Is Tom Brady's Victory Over the NFL a Game-Changer for Hollywood? (Analysis)

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Many talent-side litigators believe studios have rigged the arbitration process. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

'Last Samurai' Legal Dispute Becomes Battle Over Which Side Is Forging Evidence (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Forensic document analysis, DNA tests, and multiple iterations of the same letter are all part of an ongoing lawsuit from two brothers claiming that the studio is a thief.

How the Legal Fight Over 'Y.M.C.A.' Could Change the Music Industry (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner A lawsuit to determine whether the original lead singer of the Village People has a right to terminate copyright grants on 32 songs may influence the road ahead for many songwriters, publishers, and record labels. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business

Does Hasbro Have a Strong Trademark on 'Transformers'? (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner A computer manufacturer argues that its tablet/laptop hybrid should be able to describe itself as a "transformer." Hasbro isn't happy. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business

How Controversial Antipiracy Laws Could Be Enacted Even Without Congress (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner A new law might make anti-piracy operations tidy, but it's not the only way that 'rogue' websites are going to be blacklisted going forward. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business

SOPA Defeat Is Not the End Of Hollywood's Ramped-Up Fight Against Piracy (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Hollywood still needs Obama. SOPA and the Protect-IP Act could be red herrings. And bigger fights lie ahead. Time to examine the much larger picture. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business Chris Dodd SOPA

Does Warner Bros. Really Have Exclusive Movie Rights to a Story Posted on Reddit? (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Fledging author James Erwin sold Warner Bros. on movie rights to his short story posted on Reddit. But the user agreement for the news community website could raise some thorny intellectual property questions. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech Business

Aereo Court Ruling Impact Could Be Swift (Analysis)

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The case is not over, but the decision to allow the streaming TV service to continue is expected to influence negotiations between broadcasters and cable/satellite distributors. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business Barry Diller Time Warner

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It's Time for Republican Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand on SOPA (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The controversial legislation is on the verge of breaking out as an election issue this political cycle, so why have the candidates been given a pass on taking a strong position either way? read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business Mitt Romney Politics

U.S. Government Mulls Changes to Copyright Rules (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner New radical proposals that may shape the future of media include a small claims court for copyright disputes, new registration methods for blogs, and crowdsourcing a digitization of the current card catalogue system. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business Politics

HBO, Showtime Would Be Underdogs in a Legal Battle With Twitter (Analysis)

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Many watched the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Twitter's live-streaming app, but punishing this type of piracy will be very difficult. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Digital Radio: Why Mumford & Sons' Paycheck From Pandora Matters (Analysis)

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren shares details of how much money artists are getting from his streaming radio service. read more. The Business Music THR, Esq. Tech Business

Abercrombie & Fitch Slams 'The Situation' in Detailed Lawsuit Response (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The "substantial" offer for "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike Sorrentino to NOT wear Abercrombie clothing was $10,000 and came after the retailer had put out a press release.

Should the Murdochs Sue Twitter for Verifying Wendi Deng? (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Many reporters were fooled when "Wendi Deng" purportedly scolded her husband for a bad joke. What's the social networking site's legal responsibility for the confusion? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business Rupert Murdoch Wendi Deng

Why Music Producer Dr. Luke Sues People Who Claim He Copies Songs (Analysis)

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) Behind hit songs by Britney Spears and Katy Perry, the producer — who recently resolved a defamation lawsuit by the Bellamy Brothers -- provokes discussion about whether he takes his inspiration too far, so what’s really behind the music? read more. THR, Esq.

Why the Alleged Boston Bomber Can't Stop a Movie (Analysis)

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And why, after examples like Mary Kay Letourneau and "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore, it''s impossible to rule out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiring an entertainment lawyer. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Boston Marathon Bombing Business

Lindsay Lohan Lawsuit Reignites Battle Between Paparazzi and Stars (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner This is definitely a two-way fight. Have anti-paparazzi laws worked against celebrities? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Britney Spears Bruce Willis Chris Brown Denise Richards Lindsay Lohan Pamela Anderson Woody Harrelson Pierce Brosnan

New Version Of 'Stop Online Piracy Act' As Controversial As Ever (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner A leading House policy-maker makes some changes to the hot-button legislation, but criticism doesn't abate. The MPAA's Chris Dodd continues his call for Congress to act. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business Chris Dodd MPAA

Charlie Sheen's Contract: Was There Actually a Morals Clause? (ANALYSIS)

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Eriq Gardner Warner Bros. lays out its arguments in letter to Sheen's reps. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

Why the Marilyn Monroe Estate Paid $3 Million For Photos of the Film Legend (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner As a result, an important lawsuit impacting the publicity rights of deceased celebrities could be near an end. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Style Business Audrey Hepburn Elizabeth Taylor Marilyn Monroe Marlon Brando My Week With Marilyn

How Lance Armstrong's Oprah Confession Could Lead to His Bankruptcy (Analysis)

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Legal experts tell THR that the filing may be the only way to escape a tidal wave of millions of dollars in legal claims. read more. The Business Sports Lance Armstrong THR, Esq. Television Oprah Winfrey Business

Why Justin Bieber Won't Go To Jail For Posting Songs On YouTube (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The pop star has become a symbol in the ongoing debate over U.S. copyright laws. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Music Home Music Tech Chris Brown Justin Bieber

Rebecca Black 'Friday' Controversy: A Serious Legal Analysis

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THR staff “Friday” now appears to be at the center of a legal showdown over who owns the copyright. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

Why Hollywood Should Fear the Legal War Over Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' (Analysis)

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Matthew Belloni , Eriq Gardner The copyright fight over the 1960 movie exposes the industry's Fellini-esque complications when dealing with classics. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Home Movies Business International

Europe Becomes Friendlier to Lawsuits Over Online Content (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The European Court of Justice addresses a world where content published online is accessed universally and what the "ubiquity" of content means for libel, publicity, and privacy lawsuits. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business International

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A Serious Legal Analysis of the Rebecca Black 'Friday' Controversy

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THR staff “Friday” now appears to be at the center of a legal showdown over who owns the copyright. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

How to Settle the iPad Lawsuits Now (Analysis)

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Jonathan Handel With Viacom, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision mired in litigation over whether cable customers can watch on their iPads, here's a possible path to resolving the disputes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Why Hollywood Is Losing the Public Relations War on Piracy (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The entertainment industry's biggest mistakes in advocating stronger IP laws. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business Barack Obama Rupert Murdoch