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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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.

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].

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).

Google Extends Commitments with the FTC over Crawling of Third-Party Content for Use in Own “Vertical” Sites

New Media and Technology Law

In a blog post last month, Google announced that it would extend certain commitments it made to the FTC in 2012 that were set to expire relating to, among other things, the scraping of third-party content for use on certain Google “vertical search” properties such as Google Shopping. As part of the extended commitment, Google reserved the right to display content that was sourced independently or to otherwise crawl and index web content to innovate in search.

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

Gray on Copyright Infringement and the First Amendment: User-Generated Content and DMCA Interpretation @StanfordLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Megan Gray, Stanford Center for Internet & Society; Gray Matters, has published Copyright Infringement and the First Amendment: User-Generated Content and DMCA Interpretation -- Youtube.

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

NY Appeals Court OKs Lawsuit Alleging Charter Falsely Promised Reliable Access to Online Content

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The online provider loses its argument about the preemptive reach of an FCC rule. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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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.

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.

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.

Content Creators Coalition & MusicAnswers Applaud the Revision and Passage of the Music Modernization Act by the Senate Judiciary Committee — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Washington, D.C.] – The Content Creators Coalition and MusicAnswers released today the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote in support of the Music Modernization Act. via Content Creators Coalition & MusicAnswers Applaud the Revision and Passage of the Music Modernization Act by the Senate Judiciary Committee — Artist Rights Watch. irespectmusic campaign Music Modernization Act Uncategorized Content Creators Coalition MusicAnswersPRESS RELEASE.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Staving Off Scrapers of User-Generated Content with Electronic Copyright Transfers… A Legal (But, Perhaps Not a Practical) Solution

New Media and Technology Law

It’s a problem that has vexed website owners since the days of the dot-com boom – how to make certain user-generated content available to users or subscribers, but also prevent competitors and other unauthorized parties from scraping, linking to or otherwise accessing that content for their own commercial purposes. The use of a clickwrap agreement to convey a non-exclusive license to such content is a standard practice.

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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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

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

Facebook: “All your content belongs to us” … yikes!

Gordon P. Firemark

Follow this link to a piece on Mashable about recent changes to Facebook ’s terms of service… It seems the social networking site now claims a perpetual license to any content (photos, videos, etc.) you choose to post on your facebook page. Even if you later cancel your Facebook account. Hat tip to Erin Jacobson for bringing this to my attention.

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