'Game of Thrones' Tops List of Most Pirated TV Shows

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Game of Thrones HBO How I Met Your Mother THR, Esq. Television CBS Tech The Big Bang Theory Live Feed The HBO hit is followed by “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” in illegal downloads this spring. read more.

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Leslie Moonves Might Escape Subpoena In Sumner Redstone Legal Fight, But CBS and Viacom Won't

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Redstone's business activity with CBS and Viacom is fair game, but Moonves' knowledge of the mogul's romantic relationships may be off the table.

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CBS' 'Let's Make A Deal' Sued for Allegedly Not Providing Access to Disabled People

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Two disabled individuals share their "embarrassment" from having to navigate their wheelchairs across busy streets and up slippery ramps in an effort to get on the long-running game show. Television Television Business CBS FremantleMedia

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Hollywood Docket: Luke Wilson Wins $400,000 From Former Assistant For Identity Theft

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Recent entertainment law news includes rapper The Game's defamation via Instagram and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s fight with an auctioneer. The Business Business THR Online CBS HBO Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Luke Wilson

Cat Fight in the Fox’s Den

Digital Media Law

They need them now, with ad revenue shrinking, and customers departing networks in favor of cable channels — a multi-decade trend — and, more recently, video games, Internet TV sites such as Hulu, unauthorized (pirated) content, and user-generated content such as on YouTube. Broadcast networks have started to get paid — CBS, for instance, reportedly gets up to $0.50. Tags: YouTube TWC Time Warner Cable video games Hulu.com CBS subscriber fees Fox

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Will CBS sue over this awesome 'Star Trek' replica?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Multiplayer sandbox creation game "Minecraft" may have opened the door to litigation for recreating the USS Enterprise read more. Television Tech Television

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CBS, Fox: Our NFL Broadcast Deals Are Exempt from Antitrust Review

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The networks are being sued for their role in an alleged conspiracy driving up the cost of out-of-market game telecasts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Is that THE big “O”? – Entertainment Law Update Episode 101

Gordon P. Firemark

AND A FLIP FROM GAME OF THRONES. CBS Corp. JOHNNY DEPP WINS (AKA TERROR FROM THE DEPP). * … AND A FLIP FROM GAME OF THRONES. * CBS Corp. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 56 – A honey badger and a grooveshark go to band camp …

Gordon P. Firemark

Show notes are located at [link] Here’s what we talked about… In this Episode: 1 CBS Must Pay $1.3 16 Likeness + Name in Video Games: 17 Lindsay Lohan/GTA5 (Followup). In this Episode: 1 CBS Must Pay $1.3

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Why TV Broadcasters Should Get Behind NCAA Athlete Unionization (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Here are three reasons — though not very obvious ones — why CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN should play the long game by switching sides and supporting a plan for athlete compensation.

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CBS 46 Atlanta - Sears Takes Oath, Makes History

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

CBS 46 Atlanta - Sears Takes Oath, Makes History Sears Takes Oath, Makes History Jun 28, 2005, 5:50 PM. He made only a passing reference to the political waiting game over whether there soon will be a vacancy on the nation's highest court. "As ATLANTA (AP) -- Leah Sears, who survived an attempt by conservatives last year to block her re-election to the state Supreme Court, took the oath of office Tuesday as the court's chief justice, becoming the first woman to hold that position.

CBS 46 Atlanta - Sears Takes Oath, Makes History

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

CBS 46 Atlanta - Sears Takes Oath, Makes History Sears Takes Oath, Makes History Jun 28, 2005, 5:50 PM. He made only a passing reference to the political waiting game over whether there soon will be a vacancy on the nation's highest court. "As ATLANTA (AP) -- Leah Sears, who survived an attempt by conservatives last year to block her re-election to the state Supreme Court, took the oath of office Tuesday as the court's chief justice, becoming the first woman to hold that position.

CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse : Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse Nov 23, 2006 01:13 PM Associated Press photo NEW YORK (AP) -- Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.

CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse : Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse Nov 23, 2006 01:13 PM Associated Press photo NEW YORK (AP) -- Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast #46 – Top Ten Stories of 2013 – Forecast 2014

Gordon P. Firemark

Ryan Hart, a former Rutgers quarterback brought suit against Electronic Arts (EA) for violating his right to privacy, by using his identity and likeness in its NCAA Football Video games. CBS reacted by accusing Aereo of jumping the gun.

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Stephen Colbert Brews Up a Parody on Aggressive Protection of Olympic Trademarks

Broadcast Law Blog

A few weeks ago, we wrote here about the risks of using in advertising and promotions the Olympic trademarks , symbols or marks that may suggest an association with the Olympic Games. Colbert’s routine, available here , cleverly turns the Olympic rings into five interlocking CBS symbols and introduces the show’s new summer sponsor, MUSA TEA.

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Entertainment Law Update Episode 037 – Top Ten Stories of 2012

Gordon P. Firemark

Throwback Baltimore Ravens Uniform in EA’s Madden NFL Video Game is Not a Fair Use: Entertainment Law Matters: [link]. Artist Frederick Bouchat has won a case against the Baltimore Ravens as well as video game manufacturer Electronic Arts for infringing on his copyright in a team logo.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 018 – of beauty queens and footlong subs

Gordon P. Firemark

A class-action suit has been filed by ticket-holders denied seating at the 2011 Super Bowl game. CBS Sued Over 63-Year-Old Song Used in ‘Family Ties’ – THR, Esq. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231. In this Episode: Follow Ups. Gaga / Madonna.

As The Golden Super Bowl Approaches, Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose from Unauthorized Ads and Promotions

Broadcast Law Blog

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, broadcasters and other media companies are planning advertising and promotions around the big game. Not surprisingly, it is extremely aggressive in protecting its golden goose from anything it views as unauthorized efforts to trade off the goodwill associated with the game. To overcome these problems, many advertisers now replace any reference to the “Super Bowl” with “ The Big Game.”

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As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose – 2017 Update

Broadcast Law Blog

Not surprisingly, is extremely aggressive in protecting its golden goose from anything it views as unauthorized efforts to trade off the goodwill associated with the game. This is why broadcasters can talk about the game in their news and other topical programming, using the words “Super Bowl.” Other Marks : To overcome these problems, many advertisers now replace any reference to the “Super Bowl” with “ The Big Game.”

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It’s March Madness! Know the NCAA’s Rulebook or Risk A Foul Call Against the Unauthorized Use of Its Trademarks

Broadcast Law Blog

sweepstakes or giveaways that offer tickets to a tournament game as a prize. Example: the sweepstakes name may not be a problem, but including game tickets as a prize will raise an objection by the NCAA. Example: a radio station sponsors a happy hour where fans can watch a tournament game and prominently places any of the NCAA marks on signage. Rather, CBS broadcaster is credited with first using “March Madness” in 1982 to describe the tournament.

FOX Near-Blackout Calls Attention to Cable Regulation

JetLawBlog

Last week, Fox Broadcasting Company threatened to drop its signal from Time Warner Cable and Bright House on the eve of some of the nation’s most anticipated college bowl games. Once upon a time, the major television networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC) derived their income from advertising.

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It’s March Madness! … It’s April Madness! … Be Wary of Using the NCAA’s Trademarks

Broadcast Law Blog

sweepstakes or giveaways that offer tickets to a tournament game as a prize. Example: the sweepstakes name may not be a problem, but including game tickets as a prize will raise an objection by the NCAA. Example: a radio station sponsors a happy hour where fans can watch a tournament game and prominently places any of the NCAA marks on signage. Rather, CBS broadcaster is credited with first using “March Madness” in 1982 to describe the tournament.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSES WREAK HAVOC ON TALENT DEALS

Entertainment Litigation Blog

On Monday, January 14, CBS Paramount Network TV, Universal Media Studios, 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. So, I foresee a very interesting game of chicken in the upcoming weeks if the WGA strike continues. STUDIOS INVOKE FORCE MAJEURE TO JETTISON TALENT DEALS AS WRITERS STRIKE CONTINUES As the strike by Hollywood's writers enters its third month, studios have started to terminate overall talent deals with producers and writers.

SAG: No Good Reason to Strike

Digital Media Law

The email goes on to say that “jobs in commercials, basic cable, video games and industrials would continue during a TV/Theatrical strike.” There will be more primetime reality and game shows, and less scripted programming, reducing job opportunities for actors. SAG Statement : Why wouldn’t CBS do all of its pilots next year on cbs.com instead of on their network (in light of the lower labor costs if SAG accepts the proposed deal)?

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The Devil’s Greatest Trick: After Canada, Could Google Throw A U.S. Election?

Music Technology Policy

If you think this is a far-fetched idea, you should realize that corporate monoliths like Google have been at this game for quite a while in different ways.

Is There Branding in Television Networks?

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

CBS is no longer the network that only older people watch. CBS has had a "fair amount of success" thanks to "Survivor" in reaching a younger audience. The Game" is a spin-off of "Girlfriends" in which a three women date NFL players. The UPN and WB television networks are merging for this upcoming television season. The new network is called CW and features the most-viewed shows from the two old networks. Does the CW stand for a certain type of programming?

FCC Regulation of Internet Video? – Dates Set for Comments on Treating Over-the-Top Video Providers like Cable and Satellite TV

Broadcast Law Blog

The full Commission sought comments on the staff decision then (see our article on that request for comments on Sky Angel here and here ,) and, with the recent Aereo decision (see our articles here and here ) and its aftermath, and the seemingly daily announcement of new online video service offerings from everyone from CBS to HBO to Dish and Disney, the FCC seems now ready to move with this expansion of its authority to cover video on the Internet.

Exec Shuffle: Why Ortenberg Went to Weinstein

Thompson On Hollywood

After 12/ 1/2 years, Tom Ortenberg made his farewell rounds at Lionsgate Friday, with tears in his eyes. He opened the LA office back in 1996. On Monday, he starts his new gig running theatrical distrib for The Weinstein Co. and Dimension.

Court of Appeals Determines that Launchcast is Not an Interactive Service - Thus Not Needing Direct Licenses From the Record Labels

Broadcast Law Blog

In a decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals released today, upholding a jury decision in 1997, the Court concluded that Yahoo’s Launchcast service (now operated by CBS) is not so “interactive” as to take it outside of the statutory royalty despite the fact that the service does customize its music offerings to the tastes of individual listeners.