The importance of “Court approval” of a minor’s contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

“She signed a contract! ” Did you know that a minor can walk away from a contract without consequence? Did you know that in the eyes of the law, a minor isn’t considered “competent” to make a binding contract?

Judge Won't Let Kesha Escape Dr. Luke Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Despite the pop star's sexual abuse allegations, the judge says it's not reasonable to "decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Dr. Luke

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‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word

Media Law

That’s the idea behind Contract Tools, a Microsoft Word for Windows add-in designed to provide attorneys with the right tools to analyze, navigate, search, proofread and edit contracts. The post ‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Contract Tools Paper SoftwareAny job is made easier by having the right tools.

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts. A right of last refusal gives one party to a contract the right to accept any bona fide offer made by a third party for some right.

Is a Pay or Play contract really all it’s cracked up to be?

Gordon P. Firemark

One of the most coveted clauses in entertainment industry contracts is the Pay or Play Clause. “Guarantee” suggests the involvement of a third-party who's promising to pay if the primary party to the contract fails to perform.

Warner Bros. Can Sue Tolkien Estate For Breaching 'Hobbit' Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Appeals court makes a ruling, which will unpause a case that has been in limbo for more than two years. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Second Circuit Upholds Uber’s Mobile Contracting Process, Establishing Template for Mobile Online Contracting

New Media and Technology Law

While clearly good news for Uber in this litigation, in blessing Uber’s mobile contracting process, the court also established something of a template for other mobile apps to follow to ensure that their terms and conditions will be enforceable against their members or users. .

New Contract Drafting Tool: ACC Contract Advisor

Media Law

The Association of Corporate Counsel today launched ACC Contract Advisor , a contract-drafting tool built on what is described as a “vast collection” of sample contracts and thousands of real-world clauses. General contracts

Prince's Legal Legacy: Contract Fights, Copyright Battles and Changing His Name

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The artist's legal skirmishes are nearly as legendary as the music. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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'London Fields' Producers Allege Director Violated Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mathew Cullen is accused of failing to deliver the film on time and withholding promotional support. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Dish Claims Univision Breached Contract by Streaming Soccer Matches on Facebook

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A court is asked to prohibit the Spanish-language broadcaster from putting its programming online. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Warner Bros. Claims Tolkien Estate Breached 'Hobbit' Contract (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio alleges that repudiation of online game rights not only cost it millions of dollars, but also decreased exposure for "Hobbit" films. read more. The Business The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movies THR, Esq. Business

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Why it’s dangerous to rely on free online entertainment law contract forms

Gordon P. Firemark

Boilerplate contracts: 3 Legal Risks. Last week, I read an interesting post by Betty Wang , over at Findlaw's Free Enterprise blog, titled “Using Boilerplate Contracts? Unfortunately, many contract forms found in books or on the web are simply outdated.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Claim That Amazon’s Terms and Conditions Are an Unconscionable Contract

New Media and Technology Law

Contracts Online Commerce arbitration provision clickwrap agreements Electronic Contracting unconscionable termsIn an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that had sent a putative class action against Amazon over its pricing practices to arbitration, as per Amazon’s terms of service. Wiseley v. Amazon.com, Inc. , 15-56799 (9 th Cir. 19, 2017) (unpublished)).

David Letterman's Company Hit With Contract Lawsuit From Lee Gabler

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Gabler, a former co-chairman of CAA, claims Letterman's company "inexplicably" stopped paying him in March. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online CBS David Letterman Industry Night: $5 Late Show Late Show with David Letterman

New Site Indexes Contracts from SEC Database

Media Law

A website launched yesterday claims to be the largest freely searchable database of contracts extracted from the SEC’s EDGAR database. Called Law Insider , it says that it has indexed and made searchable more than 250,000 contracts, ranging from business loan agreements to employment agreements to redemption agreements. Contracts can be searched by contract type, company name, law firm or state, as well as by text.

Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

New Media and Technology Law

Of course, there are questions about the enforceability of blockchain-based transactions and related, self-executing “smart contracts.”. This law clarifies some of the enforceability issues associated with the use of blockchain and smart contracts under Arizona law, in particular with respect to transactions relating to the sale of goods, leases, and documents of title governed respectively under UCC Articles 2, 2A and 7.

Taylor Swift Must Face Jury Trial Over DJ's Contract Interference Claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pop star will be in Colorado in August to face off against former KYGO radio host David Mueller. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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Conan's 'Tonight Show' contract revealed

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni If there was one big mystery in the Great Late-Night Fiasco of 2010, it was whether NBC actually specified in Conan O'Brien's contract that “The Tonight Show” had to begin at 11:35 p.m. Tags: Contracts & Riders Talent & Studios Television This seemingly small detail.

Conan's 'Tonight Show' contract revealed

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni If there was one big mystery in the Great Late-Night Fiasco of 2010, it was whether NBC actually specified in Conan O'Brien's contract that “The Tonight Show” had to begin at 11:35 p.m. Tags: Contracts & Riders Talent & Studios Television This seemingly small detail.

AI Contract Review Platform LawGeex Raises $7M in Funding Round

Media Law

Today brings news that LawGeex, a contract review platform based on artificial intelligence, closed a $7 million Series A funding round. The post AI Contract Review Platform LawGeex Raises $7M in Funding Round appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Another day, another investment in a legal startup. Yesterday, I reported that cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory had raised over $500,000.

Startup Uses ‘Internet of Things’ to Enable Contracts to Perform Themselves

Media Law

What if a contract could be enabled to perform itself? A legal startup called Clause is aiming to make contracts “come alive” using a combination of data and the […]. The post Startup Uses ‘Internet of Things’ to Enable Contracts to Perform Themselves appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Hollywood Docket: Relativity's Breach of Contract Suit Against Netflix Moves Forward

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plus, BMG wants the court to dismiss a lawsuit over Fetty Wap's hit "Trap Queen" and a Malaysian financier's trust fights a seizure of his assets. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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How a New Studio-Backed Union Contract Hurts Independent Producers (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Without apparent input from indies, the major studios and IATSE agreed to a provision that appears to hike residuals for small-budget producers while leaving majors untouched. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online IATSE Labor

'Modern Family' Cast Sues 20th TV as Contract Renegotiation Turns Ugly (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

UPDATED: Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that cast members Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara have filed suit today in Los Angeles Superior Court to void their contracts.

ESPN Claims Verizon Is Breaching Carriage Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The sports network believes that Verizon can't put its channels on separately priced tiers in the new personalized FiOS service. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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The MTP Interview: Alan Graham’s Artist’s Guide to Blockchain, Open Music Initiative, Smart Contracts and Dark Social (Part 1)

Music Technology Policy

Castle: What is a smart contract and how would a smart contract work as a license, i.e., a “smart license”? Graham: Again, to dumb this down to the basics, a smart contract is really just an autonomous program designed to mirror the function of an agreement, and therefore can be made to self execute based on the requirements of a third party, whether that is a person or another smart contract or “bot”. Blockchain Open Music Initiative Alan Graham Smart Contracts

John Steinbeck's Son Breached Contract in Talks Over Spielberg 'Grapes of Wrath' Adaptation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a summary judgment ruling last month, a judge also found that Thom and Gail Steinbeck had slandered the title to several more of the famous author's works. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

'American Idol' Winner Files Bold Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Phillip Phillips says he''s been "manipulated" and in a move with huge implications, he is seeking to void his recording, management and merchandising deals with 19 Entertainment. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

ESPN Ordered to Pay Dish Network $4.86 Million for Breach of Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The verdict came after three weeks of trial and one day of jury deliberation in a case over a 2005 licensing agreement. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

Pop Singer Dev Sues To Void 'Onerous' Record Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Indie-Pop Music allegedly took advantage of her at 18 by inducing her to sign away 75 percent of her income. read more. THR, Esq. Earshot Music Music

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Asked & Answered: Do I need a contract with the author of an article or book about true events.

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: Leilani asks whether she needs a contract with the authors of a news article and a book about true people and events that occurred over half a century ago before she can market a screenplay about those people and events.

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Roger Ailes Claims Gretchen Carlson Evading Contract, Confidentiality Obligations

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The former anchor ignored an arbitration provision in her multi-million dollar contract in order to "tar" Ailes' reputation, the CEO claims. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Former College Athletes Denied Access to TV Sports Contracts (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner But NCAA president Mark Emmert will be speaking under oath next month about discussions to pay college athletes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business Sports

Charlie Sheen's Contract: Was There Actually a Morals Clause? (ANALYSIS)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Warner Bros. lays out its arguments in letter to Sheen's reps. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' Contract Revealed in New Book

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The late horror author got a frightfully good deal and saw agents as vampires. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Can Allegedly Raped 'Real World' Star Beat MTV's Strict Cast-Member Contract?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Cast member Tonya Cooley alleges in a lawsuit that she was victim of sexual harassment during a show trip to Thailand. Cooley believes MTV violated employment laws by encouraging the behavior and retaliating against her, but is a reality TV star really a network employee? read more.

Charter Argues It Couldn't Have Breached Univision Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cable giant is fighting over license fees and the dispute is likely to get more heated in the coming months. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Current Files Cross-Complaint Vs. Olbermann, Cites 'Persistent' Breach of Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Olbermann filed a lawsuit against the cable network Thursday. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Current TV Keith Olbermann

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Japanese Porn Actress Able to Get Out of Contract Requiring Her to Film Sex Scenes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In the United States, a ruling on the issue could happen soon. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online