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

DVD 72

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.

DVD 48

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

DVD 67

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

DVD 54

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.

DVD 52

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.

DVD 52

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.

DVD 62

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

DVD 40

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.

DVD 62

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

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

DVD 59

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 [.].

Adult 40

Jesse Eisenberg Sues Claiming 'Camp Hell' DVD Cover Overplays His Tiny Role

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Despite advertising that implied Eisenberg was starring in the low-budget horror film, the actor hardly appeared in it at all and the actor won't tolerate this horror in a new lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Jesse Eisenberg

DVD 82

One reasonable justification for DVD piracy

The Legal Satyricon

Filed under: copyright. copyright

DVD 40

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

DVD 62

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

DVD 70

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.

DVD 62

Kaleidescape Will Appeal Ruling Forcing Shutdown of DVD-Storage Business

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Hollywood makes its cloud-based home entertainment foray as judge nails coffin on one company in long-running battle. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business

DVD 41

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

DVD 50

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

DVD 40

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 [.].

DMCA 40

Disney Sues Redbox Over Sale of Movie Download Codes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The DVD kiosk rental company allegedly disassembles a product package and then sells codes separately in what Disney asserts is a violation of copyright law.

“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.

DVD 40

“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.

DVD 40

DVD For a Friday: Perry Mason and the Case of the Media Mogul

Media Law Prof Blog

The new set of Perry Mason DVDs (season 5, volume 1) includes an episode called "The Case of the Jealous Journalist," with guest stars Linden Chiles, as Joe Davies, new publisher of the fictional "Los Angeles Chronicle," who takes over

Real Networks says it didn't anticipate litigation over DVD-ripping software

Copyrights & Campaigns

The studios and RealNetworks squared off in federal court Monday over Real's alleged spolitation of evidence in advance of the studios' lawsuit over the RealDVD ripping software. Real's defense to the alleged document destruction? It didn't expect to get sued, and thus didn't think it had to preserve potential evidence, reports Wired : "We didn't think litigation was probable," Leo Cunningham, a RealNetworks attorney, told U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel during a brief hearing.

Studios allege RealNetworks execs and attorneys 'sanitized' evidence in DVD-ripper case; seek sanctions for spoliation

Copyrights & Campaigns

The fight between the major movie studios and RealNetworks over the RealDVD ripping software has not received much attention since last fall, when Real released the software, only to pull it from the market a few days later after an order from a federal court. The studios have moved for a preliminary injunction, which is set for a hearing April 1 (no joke). In the meantime, the parties have been engaging in expedited discovery. And it's been ugly.

DVD 40

NEW DRAMA UNFOLDS ON ABC’S “LOST” (the kind you WON’T find on the Season 5 DVD)

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

While I’m sure we’ve all had a complaint at one time or another about ABC’s Lost, I’ll venture to guess that none of them were similar to that of Chelsea Stone. Last Friday, the former ABC employee and production member on the popular TV series filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against ABC [.].

One Dollar a Day Not Enough for Redbox to Keep Lawsuits Away

JetLawBlog

In 2008, Redbox’s sales were up 180% from 2007 , compared with a 9% drop for DVD sales nationwide during that same period. million in DVD revenues, obliterating its earnings from the previous year.

VHS Lost Classics

Thompson On Hollywood

Kehr has made it his number one candidate to be put on DVD. Here's Man's Castle, Part One: Tags: DVDs DVD Man's Castle vanishing classics VHS Frank Borzage's 1933 Man's Castle is a Depression-era romantic drama starring Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young that couldn't be more timely.

Disney Sends Warning to Makers of 'Braver'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

based Brightspark also markets direct-to-DVD family titles "Tangled Up," "The Frog Princess" and "Little Cars." read more

DVD 65

Texan Can't Be Sued in California for Releasing DVD Decryption Software on the Web

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Texan Can't Be Sued in California for Releasing DVD Decryption Software on the Web In a ruling that has the DVD industry worried, California's Supreme Court has decided that the state has no jurisdiction in a trade secret infringement lawsuit involving the Web-based LiViD video project and California's DVD Copy Control Association. There was nothing on the Website to show there was any intent, express or implied, to directly target California and its DVD and movie industries.

Texan Can't Be Sued in California for Releasing DVD Decryption Software on the Web

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Texan Can't Be Sued in California for Releasing DVD Decryption Software on the Web In a ruling that has the DVD industry worried, California's Supreme Court has decided that the state has no jurisdiction in a trade secret infringement lawsuit involving the Web-based LiViD video project and California's DVD Copy Control Association. There was nothing on the Website to show there was any intent, express or implied, to directly target California and its DVD and movie industries.

Your Baby is No Einstein

JetLawBlog

Tags: JETL advertising contracts courts entertainment film/television financial government intellectual property lawsuits legislation technology Baby Einstein CCFC child development Coca-Cola Disney DVD Einstein FTC recall refund television

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

DVD 57