Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can an actor or voice artist be liable for performing scenes or quotes from existing plays, movies and TV shows?

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Formal vs. Informal Content: The Aha Moment

Pathgather

Because Pathgather aggregates formal learning content within organizations and informal learning from across the web into one place, we’re uniquely positioned to identify interesting corporate learning trends. Third-Party Content: Lynda.com, Coursera, Pluralsight, Khan, Udacity, etc.

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Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

Music Technology Policy

YouTube has struck back with the usual squid ink trying to obfuscate Google’s absurdly ineffective Content ID and Content Management System (“CMS”), most recently to the New York Times. You know, the way you have to be approved and have a license to use Content ID.

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

Music Technology Policy

Content ID, YouTube’s digital fingerprinting technology, is under fire lately for very good reason. Originally touted by YouTube as an effective method of blocking illegal uploads, Content ID was ostensibly the service’s way to protect copyright holders. By Maria Schneider.

Robert Kirkman Battles Contention 'Walking Dead' Isn't Distinctive Enough

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The creator of the zombie series is asserting trademark rights to stop a restaurateur. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Makes It Tougher for Content Companies to Sue Tech Services for Mass Piracy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A legally infamous adult publisher — along with friends at the Recording Industry Association of America — suffer a defeat. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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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

Section 512 of the Copyright Act provides a safe harbor for Internet service providers whose systems are used to transmit content created by third parties which infringes on copyrights. Intellectual Property On Line Media Website Issues designated agent for take down notice notice and take down Section 512 copyright act user generated content

MPAA Urges FCC Not to Regulate Availability of Online Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Meanwhile, the telecom industry is invoking the "Open Internet" rules to argue that TV programmers shouldn't be allowed to restrict access to streams. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community

Media Law

The site will provide an array of editorial and multimedia content — both created by Bloomberg BNA editors and contributed by outside “thought leaders” from the legal industry. The post Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Learning Content in the Enterprise: Codecademy

Pathgather

You can view earlier installments here: Treehouse Informal learning (technical) Corporate MOOCs MOOCs Content libraries. The content is definitely designed for beginners, and it is great at what it does.

Bloomberg Law Now Fully Integrates BNA Content

Media Law

When it officially launched in December 2009, I wrote a review giving it credit for “getting into the game with swagger” by loading up on primary legal content, creating its own editorial enhancements, and developing its own citator to rival Shepard’s and KeyCite.

Content Industry Gets Favored Interpretation of "Repeat Infringers" in MP3Tunes Appeal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

MP3Tunes and its founder Michael Robertson can't escape a determination of owing tens of millions of dollars to record labels and music publishers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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What’s Wrong With Content ID? Start with Dozens of YouTube Videos on How to Defeat It.

Music Technology Policy

It should come as no shock that Google chose Kafka (a long-time Google fan boy) as the safe interviewer for Lyor, but it really is stunning how oblivious Lyor is to how to scam Content ID which has leaked like the proverbial sieve since its inception.

Europe Becomes Friendlier to Lawsuits Over Online Content (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

EU Court Rules Against Sale of Multimedia Players Set Up to Connect to Pirated Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Copyright holders get the victory against a Dutch seller. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

D.C. Circuit Judges Debate Whether 1st Amendment Lets ISPs Block Digital Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

There will be no rehearing, but concurrences and dissents touch upon the future of net neutrality anyway. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

CBS, Netflix Seal Content Deal

Media Law Prof Blog

From The Hollywood Reporter: CBS and Netflix have entered into a two year deal to provide Netflix users streaming content of CBS Corp's material, including 90210, United States of Tara, Californication, and Dexter. In addition, Latin American subscribers will get

Supreme Court News Site Looks Nice, But Disappoints on Content

Media Law

Joe Hodnicki hit the nail on the head when he wrote about this site at Law Librarian Blog , “This is another corporate avenue to promote subscribing to Westlaw to access cited content.” ” If any of this were content proprietary to Westlaw, I might understand this set up.

Assignment of Copyright through Terms of Use: Does E-Sign Make It OK? A Tool for B2B Sites Dealing with Unauthorized Access to Their Content?

New Media and Technology Law

It is a common practice for Web site providers who accept submissions of user-generated content to include a license provision in their “Terms of Use” to obtain rights to use the content. A typical copyright license conveys to the provider a broad, non-exclusive license to reproduce, edit, modify and otherwise use the user-generated content, while implicitly (and in some cases, explicitly) providing that the ownership of the copyright in such content is retained by the user.

A New Twist in my Content Theft Saga

Media Law

That blog is purely a feed of content taken from all sorts of other blogs — mine included. If you look at the underlying HTML, it appears that the SEO page is essentially grabbing the legitimate page as a sort-of header, so the active Treeno page always appears in full above the SEO content. I don’t know whether Treeno hired this other company or if the other company simply pirated Treeno’s page in the same way it did my content.

Companies Pull Ads From Google, YouTube Over Racist, Terrorist Content

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Major European clients are pulling their ad dollars out of Google and YouTube because of fears that their ads will end up next to videos promoting terrorism, racism and hate, and earn money for the extremists who posted the content. Three of Britain’s biggest banks just removed their ads from Google when they saw their campaigns appearing next to extremist content. Companies Pull Ads From Google, YouTube Over Racist, Terrorist Content

Website Liability For User Generated Content

Media Law Prof Blog

Gellis has published The State of the Law Regarding Website Owner Liability for User Generated Content at 66 The Business Lawyer 243 (November 2010). Catherine R. Here is the abstract. Download the article from SSRN at the link

The top 5 time-saving features of Firm Central Time & Billing

Media Law

General Sponsored Sponsored Content Thomson ReutersTime tracking and client invoicing are necessary functions for nearly all law practices – at least for those wanting to get paid. Unfortunately, firms generally cannot bill clients for the time spent on these tasks. The post The top 5 time-saving features of Firm Central Time & Billing appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

LinkedIn Files Opening Brief with Ninth Circuit in Closely-Watched Data Scraping Dispute with hiQ

New Media and Technology Law

Online Content Screen Scraping Social Media CFAA liability injunction publicly available content screen scraping web scrapingIn a new development in an important scraping dispute, LinkedIn appealed the lower court’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction compelling LinkedIn to disable any technical measures it had employed to block the defendant’s data scraping activities. LinkedIn’s brief was filed on October 3, 2017.

May A Producer Of Adult Content Sue Users Who Jointly Download Using BitTorrent?

Film and Television Law Blog

There have been a number of cases in which federal courts have been addressing the issue of peer to peer downloads of adult content. Most of the cases allege copyright infringement on a joint basis, i.e., that all the defendants who downloaded the content should be considered joint defendants.

YouTube Protected by CDA Immunity over Claims That It Provided Material Support to Terrorists

New Media and Technology Law

It ruled that even careful pleadings cannot change the fact that, in substance, plaintiffs’ attempt to hold Google liable as a publisher of the terrorist’s detestable content was barred by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA Section 230” or “CDA”). . Generally speaking, courts have construed the immunity provisions in Section 230 broadly in cases arising from the publication of user-generated content. Internet Online Content Social Media Anti-Terrorism Act.

Hey Tumblr Users, Why Is This Man Smiling? Because he sold your content and you worked for him for free.

Music Technology Policy

Great news for Tumblr users–the eponymous Mr. Dave Karp just sold your content for $1.1 Of course…that’s not an apt comparison because all those companies paid for the “content” they’re selling.

Judge Recommends '7 Little Johnstons' Content Be Turned Over to Discovery

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The materials at the center of the fight are worth at least $2 million. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Langvardt on Regulating Online Content Moderation @DetroitMercyLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Kyle Langvardt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, is publishing Regulating Online Content Moderation in volume 106 of the Georgetown Law Journal (2018).

[Sponsored] Finally, an All-in-One Practice Management Tool Designed Specifically for Lawyers

Media Law

Above the Law General Sponsored Legal Practice Management Software Legal Tech practice management Product Review Small Law Firms Solo Practitioners Sponsored Content Stephanie Wilkins Technology Zola Media Zola SuiteIn the practice of law, time is money. Ask any lawyer what he or she looks for most in legal technology, and the answer will immediately be efficiency. Having everything you need in one place, without having to switch platforms, is not simply a convenience, it’s a necessity.

What can You Do when Someone Uses Your Content Without Permission – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: What can you do when someone uses your content without permission? If someone is using your content without your permission, here are the steps. AUDIO: [link].

Successes in Artist and Songwriter Advocacy Show the Importance of Fighting Back

Music Technology Policy

The Content Creators Coalition is still another example of artists joining together and working to make their voices heard in Washington. irespectmusic campaign Blake Morgan Content Creators Coalition District Advocacy Day Melvin Gibbs“Why does Rice play Texas?”

The Beatles Triumph in Ownership Fight Over Footage from Famous Concert

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejected the contention that master tapes belonged to the promoter who brought the band to the United States. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

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Court Issues Injunction Barring Blocking of Scraping and Holds CFAA Likely Doesn’t Apply

New Media and Technology Law

Online Content Screen Scraping Social Media CFAA liability publicly available content screen scraping web scrapingA Green Light for Screen Scraping? Proceed With Caution…. While the law relating to screen scraping is unclear, a recent landmark decision from the Northern District of California, hiQ Labs, Inc. LinkedIn, Corp. 2017 WL 3473663 (N.D. 14, 2017), appears to limit the applicability of the CFAA as a tool against scraping.

Johnny Depp's "Whistleblower" Says She Was Told Not to Question His Sister's Spending

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Testimony of an ex-TMG account manager is made public, as that of Depp's former agent and lawyer remain a point of contention. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Johnny Depp

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'Star Trek' Lawsuit Now Explores What Vulcans and Vampires Have in Common

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plus, the 19th-century Supreme Court case that is being called upon to knock the contention that the language of Klingon is copyrighted. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Primer On the Law of User-Generated Content

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy This blog often features articles on developments in § 230 of the Communications Decency Act, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but the significance – and nuance – of such rulings may not be immediately appreciable to many readers. Hopefully such posts are helpful to lawyers. However, they are important to non-lawyers [.]. copyright defamation internet law ip Section 230

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Primer On the Law of User-Generated Content

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy This blog often features articles on developments in § 230 of the Communications Decency Act, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but the significance – and nuance – of such rulings may not be immediately appreciable to many readers. Hopefully such posts are helpful to lawyers. However, they are important to non-lawyers [.]. copyright defamation internet law ip Section 230

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Jared Leto Aims to Save Lawsuit Against TMZ Over Video Posting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor and musician disputes the contention he doesn't own the video where he curses Taylor Swift. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Commoditization, Total Content Cost, Googleization and other things that go bump in the night: Remarks at NARM Law and Technology Conference November 3, 2011

Music Technology Policy

Less Than Zero: Subsistence Commoditization, Total Content Cost and Googleization. This is a similar to subsistence commoditization, but differs in one important respect that varies directly with the total cost of content provided to a commoditizer. This is why the total cost of content to the supplier varies directly with the Googleized price. Apple is not trying to Googleize the suppliers of the content that drives the sale of their devices.

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