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.

Goliath Never Learns: Tone Deaf Google Takes Down a True Parody by Content Creators Coalition

Music Technology Policy

Recall that the Content Creators Coalition produced a couple videos that parodied the main two issues that the creative community has with YouTube: YouTube’s absurdly low royalties and YouTube’s absurd abuse of the DMCA safe harbor.

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).

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].

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.

Russian-Language Video Service eTVnet Sued for Allegedly Streaming Stolen Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the service is harming competitors, customers and copyright owners. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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.

Snow on Content-Based Copyright Denial

Media Law Prof Blog

Ned Snow, University of South Carolina, is publishing Content-Based Copyright Denial in volume 90 of the Indiana Law Journal (2015). Here is the abstract. No principle of First Amendment law is more firmly established than the principle that government may

Graber on the Future of Online Content Personalization

Media Law Prof Blog

Graber, University of Zurich, Faculty of Law, has published The Future of Online Content Personalisation: Technology, Law and Digital Freedoms as i-call Working Paper Series (University of Zurich). Christoph B.

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.

Haupt on Professional Speech and the Content-Neutrality Trap @ColumbiaLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Haupt, Columbia University Law School and Yale University Information Society Project, is publishing Professional Speech and the Content-Neutrality Trap in volume 127 of the Yale Law Forum (2017). Claudia E.

Justice Dept. Alleges AT&T, Comcast Will Together Withhold Content From Digital Rivals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Trial briefs are filed over the AT&T/Time Warner merger. The government says that market conditions are "conducive to coordination." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Video Games with Gay Content

Digital Media Law

If you’re a gay gamer (a gaymer ), you might have wished from time to time to find a game or two with some gay/lesbian content. Lucky for you, someone has prepared a list of such games. That someone is a conservative, and evidently homophobic, investment advisory firm, but no matter—we appreciate the list.

Controversial “Gripe Site” Protected (Again) by the Communications Decency Act and Defeats Novel Copyright Attack with Website “Browsewrap” License to User Generated Content

New Media and Technology Law

Congress provided immunity under Section 230 to online service providers for all claims stemming from third party content appearing on or through the service provider’s platform (“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”). The controversial consumer gripe site, RipoffReport.com, is at it again.

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.

Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a blast from the not so distant past on Content ID groundhog day… 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.

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Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading

Media Law Prof Blog

Katri Havu, University of Helsinki, is publishing Unfair Commercial Contracts and Online Content Distribution: Insights into Problems, Regulation and Potential of European Harmonization in Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland, 6/2014 (forthcoming). Commercial online content

Do the Distinctions Between "Content-Neutral" and "Content-Based" Still Serve Us Well?

Media Law Prof Blog

George Wright, Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis), has published Content-Neutral and Content-Based Regulations of Speech: A Distinction that is No Longer Worth the Fuss. The popular binary distinction between content-based and content-neutral regulations of Here is the abstract.

Faza: It’s the Content, Stupid!

Music Technology Policy

The safe-harbour provisions shield service providers from liability for infringements perpetrated by their users, provided they expeditiously take down infringing content of which they have been notified – that is how it works in practice, at least. One thing I believe everyone can agree on is that the safe-harbour (aka “notice-and-takedown”) provisions of the DMCA aren’t working as they should.

CRTC Changes Canadian TV Content Rules

Media Law Prof Blog

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it is changing its approach toward broadcast content, and will no longer require specialty channels to include a specific amount of Canadian content. In addition, daytime Canadian tv will no longer include a

Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown: Why Content’s Kingdom is Slipping Away

Digital Media Law

Content and technology are locked in a struggle whose outcome may determine the future of the entertainment industry. The problem is this: Content is becoming a commodity. Instead, new distribution technologies have arisen, and the ascendancy of those technologies has come at the expense of content. Tags: technology Hollywood Silicon Valley content

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.

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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

Canadian Users and Streaming US Content

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas of Fasken Martineau discusses provider liability in the case of Canadian users who "jump the geofence" in order to watch streamed US content. Ariel A. Read more here

Ginsburg and Budiardjo on Liability for Providing Hyperlinks to Copyright-Infringing Content: International and Comparative Law Perspectives @ColumbiaLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Ginsburg and Luke Budiardjo, both of Columbia Law School, have published Liability for Providing Hyperlinks to Copyright-Infringing Content: International and Comparative Law Perspectives as Columbia Public Law Research Paper 14-563. Jane C.

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

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Copyright Office Makes Changes to Registration of Designated Agents for Take-Down Notices for User Generated Content – Reminder of December 1 Deadline to Register in New Electronic System

Broadcast Law Blog

The Copyright Office last year announced changes to its system for registering designated agents for receiving take-down notices that are sent by copyright owners when they believe that user-generated content posted on a website is infringing on the copyright owner’s content (see our article here ). If you host any content on your website that is created by third parties (e.g.

Video Content and New Platforms

Media Law Prof Blog

Consumers have access to an ever increasing inventory of video content Rob Frieden, Pennsylvania State University College of Communications and Dickinson School of Law has published Next Generation Television and the Migration from Channels to Platforms. Here is the abstract.

Copyright and Content Online

Media Law Prof Blog

The prevalence of social production and the increase in User Generated Content Niva Elkin-Koren, University of Haifa Faculty of Law, is publishing Tailoring Copyright to Social Production, in volume 12 of Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2011). Here is the abstract.

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

Digital and Social Media Legal Issues for Broadcasters – Exercise Care in Using Internet Content on Your Digital Properties, And Why Fair Use is Not Always a Defense

Broadcast Law Blog

music rights), and others that I will write about more in coming weeks, including privacy, online sponsorship attribution, user-generated content, and other issues that arise in the online world. What often happens is that someone at a station is putting together some content for a station website – say the arrival in town of some band whose music the station plays. ” While in some ways it is, it really is more a medium for the dissemination of content in one way or another.

Content Partners Sues Paramount

Media Law Prof Blog

Marc Cuban's Content Partners is suing Paramount Pictures for millions over what it alleges is breach of contract and fraud stemming from unpaid profits on various films such as "The Truman Show" and "A Civil Action," according to The Hollywood

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

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

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Snapchat Sued for Exposing Kids to Media Partners' "Sexually Offensive Content"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 14-year-old plaintiff, represented by Mark Geragos, came across a Buzzfeed article that "perverted" Disney characters into "obscene" images. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

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 Creators Coalition Responds To Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s Attack on Goodlatte and Conyers

Music Technology Policy

I want to call your attention to a letter by members of the Content Creators Coalition regarding the Copyright Office. Lofgren’s rambling can best be addressed by this letter to the Congressional Black Caucus from artist members of the Content Creators Coalition. (I

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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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