Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The government asserts that funding for Red Granite films came from stolen Malaysian funds and that Leonardo DiCaprio was gifted artwork purchased with embezzled money. The actor has already turned over a Marlon Brando Oscar. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online International

Seminar -The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage

Gordon P. Firemark

I’m pleased to announce that the good folks at California Lawyers for the Arts have asked me to present a workshop. On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, I’ll be presenting The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 62 – SpaceX Photos, Robin Williams’ Right of Publicity, Un-neighborly art, and more

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 62 – SpaceX Photos, Robin Williams’ Right of Publicity, Un-neighborly art, and more originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

Will High-Priced Art Ever Be Auctioned Again in California?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appeals court rules a portion of the California Resale Royalties Act is unconstitutional. What's the impact of removing six words from the law? read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture Business THR Online

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Joel Silver Sued Over Real Estate, Art Loans

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The controversial film producer allegedly owes $1.3 million to a restructuring firm. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Copyright and Control of Museum Art Images

Media Law Prof Blog

Brown, Columbia University, have published Control of Museum Art Images: The Reach and Limits of Copyright and Licensing in The Structure of Intellectual Property Law 269-284 (Annette Kur and Vytautas Mizaras, eds Kenneth D. Crews, Columbia University, and Melissa A.

'SpongeBob' Designer Targeted In Class Action Over Art Reproductions (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Lawsuit against celebrity artist raises eternal question, "What is the meaning of authenticity?" read more. THR, Esq. Style Television Style

Electronic Arts Fails to Dismiss Athletes' Antitrust Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Judge rules there's enough in allegations that EA has conspired to not pay former student-athletes to continue forward in the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business

Here's What Happens When a Judge Evaluates Sex Pistols Art for 'Purpose'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

District Court judge Dolly Gee looks at different pieces of art in a copyright infringement case involving appropriation art. read more. Music THR, Esq.

The DMCA is not an Alibi: The Googlization of Art and Artists

Music Technology Policy

Now there’s no need for name calling, we certainly don’t think we’re philistine cretins with as much appreciation for art as a stuck pig. [We first posted this in October 2006. How little has changed in 5 years.]. Google recently published its 2011 " Transparency Report " which has a couple interesting facts regarding takedown notices it received.

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

Ryan O'Neal Files $1M Defamation Lawsuit Over Claims of Stolen Andy Warhol Art

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni O'Neal claims comments by Craig Nevius, who worked on a documentary with the late Farrah Fawcett, have caused the University of Texas to demand the valuable artwork. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Ryan O'Neal

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Helicopters In Video Games Under Fire As Electronic Arts Heads to Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner EA asks for a declaration that the First Amendment gives it the right to depict real-life helicopters against one manufacturer's trademark claims. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech

Electronic Arts Fights Rival, Athletes, Insurers and Game Creator in Wave of Litigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Is the video game company sufficiently disclosing liability from various lawsuits? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Why 'Million Dollar Decorators' Art Now Sits in a Lawyer's Office

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A controversial, massively enlarged photograph that was exhibited on Bravo's reality show is the subject of a copyright case. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Bravo Million Dollar Decorators

UFC Sues to Overturn New York Ban on Live Mixed Martial Arts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the law is a violation of the 1st Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television UFC

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Hollywood Docket: Stormtrooper uniform 'art'; George Clooney peacemaker?; Gershwin family fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning: Lucasfilm continues to pursue a British designer who sculpted the Stormtrooper helmets in the first "Star Wars" film. Last year, a British court ruled that Andrew Ainsworth had violated Lucas's U.S. copyright by selling replicas.

A Famous Murder Mystery Comes Up in Graffiti Artist's Lawsuit Over Katy Perry's Met Gala Dress

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Does "illegal" art get copyright protection? read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Television Music Style Culture THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: 'Call of Duty' Trial; 'SYTYCD' Star Vs. Manager; Art Law Overturned

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of the week's news in entertainment law. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business Eminem Call of Duty So You Think You Can Dance

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Electronic Arts Moves to Sack Massive Lawsuit From Madden Football Creator

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Eriq Gardner EA is being sued by man who first created its successful Madden NFL Football franchise read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech

The Art of Pulling Off A Reality Show Con

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner BBC Trust says some episodes of "The Real Hustle" should never be re-aired. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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Marty Singer Breaks Down the Art of the Cease-and-Desist Letter

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The superlawyer threatened New York Magazine over a 2011 article about Brett Ratner. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Brett Ratner Marty Singer Power Lawyers

The DMCA is not an Alibi: The Googlization of Art and Artists

Music Technology Policy

Now there’s no need for name calling, we certainly don’t think we’re philistine cretins with as much appreciation for art as a stuck pig. [We first posted this in October 2006. How little has changed in 5 years.].

Academy Denied Google Probe in Oscars Trademark Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Google Tech Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences BusinessThe discovery motion came in a lawsuit over a GoDaddy program allowing people to "park" Academy Awards-related domain names. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Judge Denies Film Academy's Attempt to Investigate Google in Oscars Trademark Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Google Tech Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences BusinessThe discovery motion came in a lawsuit over a GoDaddy program allowing people to "park" Academy Awards-related domain names. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Electronic Arts Reverses $11 Million 'Madden NFL' Trial Loss

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Game creator Robin Antonick''s attorneys are now considering an appeal that would explore the issue of the protectability of a football playbook. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

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

Gordon P. Firemark

What: This coming weekend, April 16th, I’ll be conducting a workshop for California Lawyers for the Arts entitled. Events Arts License Licensing Music Music industry Music licensing Television

Guest Post: Making Fake Art: “1984”, The New Rembrandt, and The “Fake Artist”

Music Technology Policy

In this case, the art of the machine seems adequate for consumption. With the art digitized, it could be studied. Is it fake art? If a machine could simulate the art of humans, with any degree of success, it would certainly shift some power in the music and tech industry.

Said on Copyright's Illogical Exclusion of Conceptual Art @zahr_said

Media Law Prof Blog

Zahr Said, University of Washington School of Law, has published Copyright's Illogical Exclusion of Conceptual Art at 39 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 335 (2016). This Essay argues that copyright illogically excludes conceptual art

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Please Support Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts on Amplify Austin Giving Day!

Music Technology Policy

There are many worthy nonprofits in Austin that participate in Amplify Austin, but the one we are supporting is Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (“TALA”). Amplify Austin Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

The Art and Science of Lawyer Bios

Media Law

I’ve given a lot of thought over the years to the very mundane topic of lawyer bios. Having done so, I am compelled to file this dissent to Matt Homann’s clever but off-base Venn diagram about lawyer bios ( Your Clients Don’t Care Where You Went to Law School ). At the same time, I will most heartily agree with the related post at Kelly’s Blog that the real problem with lawyer bios is that they “lack personality, life, vibrancy, interest.&#.

Save the Date! July 26 in Austin: Chris Castle on Address Unknown NOIs Sponsored by Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

Music Technology Policy

Big thanks to Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts and Norton Rose Fulbright for hosting my presentation on the “address unknown” loophole and what to do about it.

Power Lawyers 2014: How Rupert Murdoch Perfected the Art of the Hollywood Divorce

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With his third marital split, the media mogul — with help from his attorney, Ira Garr — has learned how to cover his matrimonial assets. read more. The Business THR, Esq. THR Weekly Magazine Business

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The DMCA is not an Alibi: The Googlization of Art and Artists

Music Technology Policy

Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY : [We first posted this in October 2006. How little has changed in 8 years. According to Google''s most recent Transparency Report, Google receives 20 million take down notices a month for search alone. View original

Saikia on Art and the Indian Copyright Act

Media Law Prof Blog

Nandita Saikia has published Art and Indian Copyright Law: A Statutory Reading. A look at how the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, as amended in 2012, interacts with art (other than films and sound recordings), and

Arts+Labs Coalition Statement on Introduction of Stop Online Piracy Act

Music Technology Policy

An example of optimistic cooperation between technology companies and creators, Arts+Labs is a coalition comprised of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, AT&T, Broadcast Music, Inc., Arts+Labs released this statement on rogue sites legislation: The introduction in the House of Representatives of legislation to combat the theft of U.S.

Electronic Arts Faces Jury Trial Over 'Madden NFL'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Electronic Arts Tech Business Can you copyright football plays? One game designer suing EA over one of the most popular sports games ever -- a $4 billion franchise -- is about to find out. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016).

Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016).

'Madden NFL' Creator Loses Appeal Over Video Game Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Electronic Arts gets the win because Robin Antonick failed to introduce source code at trial to show how later versions of game were similar to his original.

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