Thu.Apr 19, 2012

Rachel Maddow Demands Dismissal of $50 Million Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner In court papers, rocker/preacher/radio-host Bradlee Dean is said to want to punish the MSNBC host for espousing “leftist, socialist, activist ‘gay rights’, pro-choice, pro-government and anti-religious” ideals. read more. THR, Esq.

CROWDFUNDING FOR FILMMAKERS, RAISE A MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE INTERNET

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Although Republicans and Democrats rarely agree on anything these days, Congress has passed and President Obama signed on April 5, 2012 the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, a collection of laws that dramatically relaxes regulations on raising capital for startup companies. The law was backed by Republicans, as well as tech companies and their venture capital backers.

'Three Stooges' Porn Parody Prompts Legal War of Words

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The owner of the Stooges is taking on the makers of an adult film called 'Not the Three Stooges XXX'. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business The Three Stooges

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Reason to Believe: Helienne Lindvall on Being Muzzled

Music Technology Policy

In a scene that could have been painted by Hieronymus Bosch or written by Franz Kafka, or illustrated by Lewis Carroll, Helienne Lindvall tells of being invited to that august body, the European Parliament. The topic that brought out all these democrats? A “debate” on the Anticonterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA. Helienne Lindvall was invited to speak to represent artists–the last group that any of the ACTA opponents want to hear from. How do I know this?

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Phil Spector and Wife Sue City of Alhambra, Claim Property Damage

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Daniel Miller The lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges that landslides caused by construction done by the city of Alhambra have made the couple's home uninhabitable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Music Business

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FCC Asks Supreme Court To Review 3d Circuit "Wardrobe Malfunction" Ruling

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC is asking the Supreme Court to review the 3rd Circuit's ruling in the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" case. The 3rd Circuit ruled for CBS, which had appealed fines that the agency levied against it when a bit of Ms

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The Last Word: Romney tries to rewrite Ted Nugent’s endorsement

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The Origins of the First Amendment's Speech and Press Clauses

Media Law Prof Blog

Ronald K. Collins, University of Washington School of Law, has published The Speech & Press Clauses of the First Amendment at 29 Delaware Lawyer 8 (Winter 2011/2012). Here is the abstract. Examining the history leading to the adoption of

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The Last Word: Romney tries to rewrite Ted Nugent’s endorsement

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Tupac Hologram at Coachella

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This is pretty bad ass. Filed under: misc.

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The Last Word: Rewriting the war on drugs

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Silence and Shadows

Media Law Prof Blog

If you missed this story.Teller (the silent, shorter half of Penn & Teller) is suing a Dutch magician for copyright infringement. The famed magician alleges that the performer, Gerard Bakardy (real name Gerard Dogge), is selling an illusion which he

The Last Word: Could Obama decriminalize drugs?

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Drinking, Large Breasts, and the Law

The Legal Satyricon

PSL woman Maureen Raymond says her ‘big breasts’ hindered her DUI test performance, affidavit states. While one might think think I posted this article for the prurient interest, it is actually because of a statement in the article that annoyed me. I quote: It wasn’t clear whether large breasts could be cited as part of [.]. Flori-duh Funny Case

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