DVD Distributor Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Columbia House: The story of a company that went from $1.4 billion in annual revenue to $17 million as the entertainment industry transformed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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DVD Distributor Columbia House Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The story of a company that went from $1.4 billion in annual revenue to $17 million as the entertainment industry transformed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Trending Sources

Hollywood Studios Kill 'Family-Friendly' DVD Service (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Company marketing family-friendly versions of studio films agrees to hand over money to settle lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Weinstein Co. Must Face Bankrupt DVD Distributor's Fraud Claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge allows a trimmed-down lawsuit to move forward. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Jesse Eisenberg Beats Lionsgate in Round One of 'Camp Hell' DVD Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor is suing over the promotion of the horror movie, in which he merely cameos read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Jesse Eisenberg

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'Happy Days' Actors Win Key Ruling in CBS Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Barring any settlement, former cast-members will face off against CBS on July 17 over money from DVD releases of the comedy series. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business CBS

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Blind Advocate Group Files Class Action Suit Against Redbox

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Plaintiffs say that the discount DVD-rental outfit's DVD kiosks are inaccessible and they could be using screen-reading technology, but the company has chosen not to in violation of the law.

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Universal Lawsuit Sinks 'Battleship' Knockoff 'American Battleship'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The producers of the direct-to-DVD copycat agree to change the name to 'American Warships' and alter the marketing materials for the picture. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Twilight DVD: Deleted Scenes

Thompson On Hollywood

The reason there's so much heat around Twilight again (and New Moon-- Summit finally announced Dakota Fanning's casting as Jane ) is that the DVD is coming out March 21. Tags: DVDs Twilight Dakota Fanning deleted scenes DVD Kristin Stewart Rob Pattinson Twilight Access Hollywood aired two deleted scenes from Twilight. Sometimes directors cut scenes from movies for a reason.

Two Men Charged in Scheme to Defraud Lionsgate

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A former executive at the "Hunger Games" studio is out on bail after allegedly inflating the number of DVD cardboard advertising cases purchased.

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Tommy Lee Jones Flick Goes Straight to DVD

Thompson On Hollywood

Stateside, the pic is going straight to DVD. Tags: Film Festivals Berlin DVD In the Electric Mist Tommy Lee Jones Joe Leydon noticed something funny about Bertrand Tavernier's new movie In the Electric Mist, which is premiering at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.

Battle over DVD backup copies

The Legal Satyricon

That could start to change today, as trial is set to begin in a District of Northern California case involving RealNetworks’ DVD backup software “RealDVD.&#. The law hasn’t decided yet whether consumers have a right to make backup copies of DVDs, even though the right to make backup copies of CDs is well established.

Rapper The Game Could Owe Cops $15 Million in Documentary Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The rapper was sued for including bonus footage in a DVD that showed him getting beaten by North Carolina police officers. An appeals judge affirms a $5 million judgment that could rise to $15 million upon remand. read more. THR, Esq. Music Movies Music Business

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Studios Sue to Stop 'Family-Friendly' DVD Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Studios file a copyright infringement lawsuit against DVD sanitizer, Family Edited DVDS. read more. Movies Movies

Kunstler Documentary is a Must-See DVD

Media Law

I was not able to see the film then, but I have seen it now, thanks to its recent release on DVD. Also on sale there are the movie poster and autographed versions of both the DVD and the poster.

Howie Mandel would like to be paid for DVD games

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Howie Mandel was stiffed $210,000 for his work on three DVD games, according to this lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The "America's Got Talent" judge and "Deal or No Deal" host is said to have provided video shooting.

New Obscenity Prosecution – United States v. Adult DVD Empire

The Legal Satyricon

Federal prosecutors have filed obscenity charges against Adult DVD Empire in the Western District of Pennsylvania. source) This is the same district where Mary Beth Buchanan held her little reign of terror. It appears that her successor, Robert Cessar, is just as much of a petty little control freak as his predecessor. this was a [.].

One reasonable justification for DVD piracy

The Legal Satyricon

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Summit sues to stop 'Twilight' documentary

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

On March 20, the mega-hit "New Moon" DVD hits stores. By Eriq Gardner Summit Entertainment has sunk its fangs into a company planning to release a documentary about Forks, Wash., the locale of its hugely successful "Twilight" franchise. On the.

Disney Wins Dismissal of 'Santa Paws' Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Three men sued in December claiming Disney's direct-to-DVD movies infringed a copyright on their short story. read more

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Summit Anti-Piracy Exec Wants to End Awards Season DVD Screeners

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Summit Entertainment's top content protection exec is urging the industry to stop sending out DVD screeners over piracy concerns. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Spinal Tap relents, removes Lego video from DVD

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The makers of those block toys have stopped the legendary spoof band Spinal Tap from including on its new concert DVD a stop-action film. By Eriq Gardner Some companies have a funny bone. Others don't. Take Lego Systems for instance.

More On "The Hangover II" Copyright Dispute

Media Law Prof Blog

The studio, Warner Brothers, now says it has plans to alter the tattoo if the case doesn't settle by the time the DVD hits stores at Remember that "Hangover II" copyright infringement case invovling the tattoo on Ed Helms' face?

Free to Good Home: 2010 Law.gov Workshops, 15 DVD Set

Media Law

Studio and Foolish Tree Films , created a 15 DVD set of the workshop proceedings. In 2010, a series of 15 workshops were held across the country to explore the idea that primary U.S. legal materials should be readily available to all and that government institutions should make these materials available in bulk as distributed, authenticated, well-formatted data. Public.Resource.Org, together with Point.B

Summit Anti-Piracy Exec Wants to End DVD Screeners

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Summit Entertainment's top content protection exec speaks at conference. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Man assaulted on MTV's 'Jersey Shore' seeks to block DVD release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner A man beaten during an episode of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" is suing to prevent the release of the first season of the show on DVD as well as future airings of two episodes. Stephen Izzo.

"Game of Thrones" Showrunners Apologize To Former President Over Fake Head Incident

Media Law Prof Blog

In a statement on the DVD commentary accompanying Season 1 of "Games of Thrones," showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have apologized to former President George W. Bush for using a fake GWB head on a pike in one scene

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Redbox Settles With Fox, Universal Over DVD Rentals

Media Law Prof Blog

From the National Law Journal, news that Redbox, the movie rental company, has agreed to settle its antitrust dispute with Twentieth Century Fox and Universal. Under the settlement, the company will wait 28 days before putting the studios' newly released

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George Lopez sues Paramount for concert DVD profits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Comedian, actor and talk show host George Lopez has sued Paramount for more than $700,000 in money he says is owed from a comedy concert entitled "Why You Crying." The concert, which premiered on Showtime in 2004, Tags: Accounting Litigation Television

California Court of Appeal reverses Kaleidescape decision; another blow to DVD copying

Copyrights & Campaigns

The trial court's ruling had effectively legalized the selling of Kaleidescape's high-end "DVD jukeboxes." Today's ruling by the Court of Appeal held that the "General Specifications" were indeed part of the DVD CCA 's CSS license entered into by Kaleidescape, and remanded to the Superior Court for further proceedings to determine whether Kaleidescape is actually in breach. This has been a bad, bad week for those who want to copy DVDs.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Do I Need a Release from My Podcast Guest

Gordon P. Firemark

So, here’s a scenario… Suppose years after your interview is done, published, and so on, you get this idea… You want to package up a CD or DVD of your greatest interviews, and sell it as a product.

Warner Bros. lawsuit claims brazen $10 million DVD theft

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni The home video arm of Warner Bros. has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a company the studio says agreed to destroy 2 million surplus DVDs but instead turned around and sold them on the cheap.

Court issues preliminary injunction in RealDVD case; solid victory for studios and DVD CCA

Copyrights & Campaigns

The major movie studios and the body that licenses the main DRM technology on DVDs have won another major legal victory in their fight against DVD ripping. Judge Patel concluded that RealDVD violates the provisions of the DMCA that prohibit trafficking in software that circumvents DRM, as well as the license agreement it had obtained from the DVD CCA.

Copyright Office hearings at Stanford will consider DVD clipping

The Legal Satyricon

The US Copyright Office will hold hearings at Stanford University this Friday, May 1, to consider possible exemptions to the DMCA’s prohibition on circumventing technological protection measures. One exemption, proposed by the EFF, would allow artists to copy snippets of DVDs to make new works that would qualify for fair use. For the uninitiated, the DMCA [.].

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Filming the Audience?

Gordon P. Firemark

He also sells DVD copies of these events to the public. In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions about Filming the audience. I purchased your Legal Survival Guide a while back, and found it to be an invaluable guide to copyright issues in my business.

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Internet Delivery Now Streeting With Traditional Home Video

DealFatigue

Jonathan Handel’s blog alerted me to the pending “day and date” release of the “The Bourne Ultimatum” on both DVD and via Internet delivery on December 18th.

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Internet Delivery Now Streeting With Traditional Home Video

DealFatigue

Jonathan Handel’s blog alerted me to the pending “day and date” release of the “The Bourne Ultimatum” on both DVD and via Internet delivery on December 18th.

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Internet Delivery Now Streeting With Traditional Home Video

DealFatigue

Jonathan Handel’s blog alerted me to the pending “day and date&# release of the “The Bourne Ultimatum&# on both DVD and via Internet delivery on December 18th.

“TO END ALL WARS” TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

TO END ALL WARS” TO BE RELEASED ON DVD Congratulations to our clients David Cunningham and Jack Hafer. The DVD edition of their film, “To End All Wars,” starring Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, and Ciarán McMenamin, hits the streets June 15.

“TO END ALL WARS” TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

TO END ALL WARS” TO BE RELEASED ON DVD Congratulations to our clients David Cunningham and Jack Hafer. The DVD edition of their film, “To End All Wars,” starring Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, and Ciarán McMenamin, hits the streets June 15.