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.

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

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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

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

[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.

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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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

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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Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling on Meaning of “User” in DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor

New Media and Technology Law

To benefit from the Section 512(c) safe harbor, a storage provider must establish that the infringing content was stored “at the direction of the user.” Last May, we wrote about a Colorado district court decision that interpreted what “storage at the direction of a user” means in the context of online media — specifically, the business model of Examiner.com, a “content farm” style site which posts articles written by independent contractors on popular topics of the day.

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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.

How Do You Make the Internet Forget? Here’s How Michael Lynton Did It for the Sony Hack

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

One attorney says cleaning the internet of negative content for highly influential executives is a huge business. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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.

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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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'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

Craigslist Files Another Suit against Data Scraper

New Media and Technology Law

In a prior post, we briefly discussed craigslist’s action against a certain aggregator that was scraping content from the craigslist site (despite having received a cease and desist letter informing it that it was no long permitted to access the site) and offering the data to outside developers through an API. Contracts Copyright E-mail Online Content Screen Scraping CFAA database scraping screen scaping spam web scraping

In Major Redesign, Bloomberg Law Streamlines Its Search Interface

Media Law

Bloomberg Law’s new home page.The Bloomberg BNA legal research service Bloomberg Law today is introducing a new user interface that streamlines the search experience by making it easier to conduct searches and to find specific types of content. The changes were spurred by customers’ feedback that they appreciated the breadth of legal and business content […].

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

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

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

Fox Strikes Back at Netflix's Attempt to Void Fixed-Term Employment Deals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The content giant demands that a judge halt Netflix's counterclaims. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Sony Music Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Rdio Executives Over Pandora Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The major label claims that Rdio executives induced content licensing extensions with misrepresentations, false statements and concealment of an impending bankruptcy.

Liability under CDA Section 230? Recent Lawsuit Tries to Flip the Script against Social Media Service

New Media and Technology Law

Over the last few years, website operators, search engines and other interactive services have enjoyed a relative stable period of CDA immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) from liability associated with user-generated content. Despite a few outliers , Section 230 has been generally interpreted by most courts to protect website operators and other “interactive computer services” against claims arising out of third-party content.

Claiming Safe Harbor Protection for User Generated Content - Copyright Office Proposes Changes to Registration of Agent for Service of Take Down Notices

Broadcast Law Blog

Do you allow the posting of content created by third parties on your website (e.g. If you do, you probably know that you are safe from copyright claims for infringing content that is posted by those who are not your employees or agents if you follow certain steps. We have written about these steps to give you the " safe harbor " from copyright liability for " user-generated content " before.