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

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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.

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

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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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 […].

Top Flexing Jobs for 2018

Gordon P. Firemark

Stress will continue to be a concern for many workers in 2018, and that’s a cause for concern for employers struggling with retention issues. According to a recent survey, 71 percent of employees are so unhappy with their jobs that they are currently looking to change employers. The majority of respondents cite stress as a major factor and believe their jobs are having a significant impact on their mental health.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

Wave of Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Continues Unabated

New Media and Technology Law

After noting the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits in September , it appears that the flow of such suits remains robust.

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

Charlie Sheen Sues National Enquirer for Defamation Over Corey Haim Allegation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sheen says the tabloid's editor published the claims because he's angry he didn't break the story that the actor is HIV positive. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Charlie Sheen

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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Lawsuit Over Mashup of 'Star Trek' and Dr. Seuss Gets Past Alpha Quadrant

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge won't dismiss copyright or trademark claims being asserted by Dr. Seuss Enterprises. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business 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

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

"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

Terry Crews Sues WME and Agent Adam Venit Over Alleged Assault

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' actor claims the WME agent sexually assaulted him multiple times during a Hollywood party in 2016. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Terry Crews nsfs

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The Weinstein Co. Hit With Class Action Suit From Six Women

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"If money is the language they speak, then so be it," say the women. Let them learn the hard way: wallet first." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

Court Revives Rick Ross' "Hustlin'" Lawsuit Against LMFAO

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"In short, the Appellants were erroneously 'hustled' out of court, and now deserve to be heard on the merits." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online LMFAO Rick Ross

Warner Bros. Settles $900M Lawsuit Over 'The Conjuring'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The settlement resolves an author's claims that he had exclusive rights to tell the stories of the real-life ghost hunters whose cases inspired the franchise. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Mel Gibson Sued by Voltage Pictures Amid 'Professor and the Madman' Legal War

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor and the film's director Farhad Safinia are being accused of "willful conspiracy to unlawfully hijack control of" the film's distribution. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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