December, 2017

Who owns the cover art for a novel? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: ?. link]. TRANSCRIPT: Who owns the cover art for a novel? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Iliza Shlesinger's Girls-Only Show Sparks Lawsuit Over "War on Men"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit likens the show to a kind of "old-fashioned sexism." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Major Defeat For Google-Era Justice Department, Huge Victory for Sanity and Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

Great news today that the appeals court upheld BMI’s ruling by the BMI rate court judge that there is no such thing as 100% licensing under the consent decrees.

Why Do Public Relations Professionals Love Lists?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Once again it is the end of the year, and as I stated in a blog post last year, it is the “the fun time when […]. The post Why Do Public Relations Professionals Love Lists? appeared first on HMA Public Relations.

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New Zealand Court Says No To NZME-Fairfax Media Merger

Media Law Prof Blog

New Zealand's High Court has upheld a ruling by the country's Commerce Commission banning a merger between the media company NZME and Fairfax Media, agreeing with the Commission that such a merger would concentrate media power and threaten the nation's

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Universal Leads Royalty Deadbeat Facebook Out of the Cold With Precedent Setting Licensing Deal

Music Technology Policy

This is what happens when you stick to your property rights– Bloomberg reports that Facebook, aka royalty deadbeat, has signed a multiyear licensing deal with Universal Music Group: Facebook Inc. signed a multiyear licensing deal that lets the social network carry songs and artists from the world’s biggest record label, Universal Music Group , across its platforms.

The Best UK Pop-Ups of 2017

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

From a virtual waterslide through central London to a coffee shop where you can drink a date, these UK pop-ups put traditional advertising in the shade. The post The Best UK Pop-Ups of 2017 appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

Hoppner on EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, is publishing EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right in Intellectual Property Quarterly (2018). Here is the abstract. This paper investigates the merits of a new related right press

Marc Randazza: The Legal Battle Over Andrew Anglin Continues

The Legal Satyricon

An article about one of Marc Randazza’s most controversial and groundbreaking cases – a case involving the founder of a Neo-Nazi website Andrew Anglin – was published in the December issue of the Atlantic magazine. The article, “The Making of an American Nazi”, tells the story of the founder of The Daily Stormer: the site […].

2017 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 92

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. Breaking News:? 2nd Circuit affirms lower court ruling against 100% licensing. GRONKING TO REMEMBER (FOLLOW UP). BIG PIMPIN’ FOLLOW UP. COMICON IS TRADEMARKED. YEAR IN REVIEW LIST BELOW. Net Neutrality. The Slants. Monkey Selfie.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Three former employees claim a Sinclair affiliate discriminates against women and ignored complaints about harassment. read more. THR, Esq. Business Home THR Online

The Information’s Expose on Google’s Hostile Work Environment is a Cry for Corporate Reform

Music Technology Policy

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell.

4 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Free Softwares For eBay Amazon Listing

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Any seller support softwares for Amazon, eBay or any other marketplaces for that matter are often expensive especially when they are loaded with ultra evolved and sophisticated support features.

Brian Stelter's Top Media News For the Year @brianstelter

Media Law Prof Blog

Top media news of 2017, from Brian Stelter at Reliable Sources. Included: comings and goings (Marissa Mayer's departure from Yahoo and Campbell Brown's arrival at Facebook, Megyn Kelly's debut at NBC), the death of Roger Ailes, a link to Vox's

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No Liability for Self-Publishing Platforms over Author’s Use of Unauthorized Cover Photo

New Media and Technology Law

In a brief, unpublished opinion, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of right of publicity and privacy claims against a host of self-publishing platforms and service providers for distributing an erotic (and purported “less than tasteful”) book whose cover contained an unauthorized copy of the plaintiffs’ engagement photo because the plaintiffs failed to plead more than an “incidental” use of the photo by the service providers. ( Roe v. Amazon.com , No. 16-3987 (6 th Cir.

Randazza: The Legal Battle Over Andrew Anglin Continues

The Legal Satyricon

An article about one of Marc Randazza’s most controversial and groundbreaking cases – a case involving the founder of a Neo-Nazi website Andrew Anglin – was published in the December issue of the Atlantic magazine. The article, “The Making of an American Nazi”, tells the story of the founder of The Daily Stormer: the site […].

Judge Judy's $47M Salary Isn't Reasonable, Says Talent Agency

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

New court papers in an accounting lawsuit showcase financials for the courtroom drama and point to the salaries of other TV stars. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Judy Sheindlin Representation

News from the Goolag: NYT Fails to Connect the Dots

Music Technology Policy

News from the oblivious…New York Times reporter Charles McDermid offers us a demonstration of myopia.

BMW Christmas Safety Card (2017) 1:12 (Belgium)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Neat idea to get people to drive safely over the holidays. Automotive Read more about BMW Christmas Safety Card (2017) 1:12 (Belgium). Add new comment

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Matulionyte on Self-Publishing and Its Legal Challenges @rita_matu

Media Law Prof Blog

Rita Matulionyte, University of Newcastle (AU), Law School, has published Self-Publishing Boom and Its Legal Challenges at 39 European Intellectual Proeprty Review 754 (2017). Here is the abstract. Self-publishing is the fastest growing segment in a publishing industry, with ever

Proskauer Launches “Blockchain and The Law” Blog

New Media and Technology Law

I am pleased to announce that Proskauer has recently launched a new blog focused exclusively on the use of blockchain in business. The blog will be wide ranging in nature, covering the legal issues associated with blockchain as applied to financial services, health care, real estate, supply chain management, media and entertainment, advertising, content delivery, e-commerce and many other areas.

Judge Rejects Emoluments Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Washington-based ethics group challenged Trump's acceptance of everything from Chinese trademarks to 'Apprentice' revenue, but a judge says it's up to Congress to do anything about this. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Politics Business THR Online Donald Trump

Warren Beatty Flop 'Rules Don't Apply' Sparks $18 Million Lawsuit Over Losses

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Regency Entertainment says it is owed at least $18 million. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

'Star Wars' Card Game Sabacc Sparks Lawsuit From Lucasfilm

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The fictional game plays an important role in the franchise canon and Lucasfilm says a video game app maker is unfairly capitalizing on its fame. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The next stop will be a courtroom as the media regulatory agency retreats from prohibiting ISPs from blocking and throttling content. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

F-Bombs Away! Scandalous Trademarks No Longer Taboo, Court Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The fuct clothing brand has opened the door for f-word-related trademarks in a big free speech ruling. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

Disney Pushes for Injunction Against Redbox Over Movie Download Codes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The entertainment giant says Redbox is harming relationships with customers' perceptions of a legitimate digital market. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Paul Haggis Sues Woman Over Alleged Fake Rape Claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Haggis on Friday sued a woman he says threatened to make false assault claims if he didn't pay her $9 million. She followed with her own suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Fox News Defamation Lawsuit; Univision-Charter Settlement; Gawker Bankruptcy Decision

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law news. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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

Experts Weigh Disney-Fox Antitrust Concerns

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

That the Department of Justice is formally contesting AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner could signal an uphill battle for Disney and Fox. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies THR Online

"Big Pimpin'" Appellate Arguments Focus on Labels

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Does what a right is called affect how it's enforced? read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Allowing Fractional Licensing of Songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

BMI scores a legal win over the Justice Department. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

Disney Would Pay Fox $2.5 Billion If Regulators Block Acquisition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

If Fox backs out, it will have to pay Disney $1.525 billion. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online