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'Walking Dead' Producers Claim Massive AMC Profits Scam in New Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert follow Frank Darabont in suing over the blockbuster zombie series, and potential damages could reach $1 billion. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Global Songwriter and Composer Organizations Send Open Letter to RIAA Proposing Solution to Massive Failures to Accord Credit and Respect International Laws of Moral Rights

Music Technology Policy

[ For more information go to BASCA website.]. An Open Letter. 15 th August 2017. Mr. Cary Sherman. Mr. Mitch Glazier. Via email. Dear Messrs. Sherman and Glazier, It was with great disappointment that we read the recent RIAA comments to the Copyright Office in connection with moral rights; in particular, with regard to the right of attribution.

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Is this surprising? Netanyahu's policies share many commonalities of those who build the vast number of the monuments gto traitors between 1915 and 1925.

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Entertainment Lawyer Explains Fair Use

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: What is Fair Use, and when does it apply? 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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Roman Polanski's Rape Case Moves Forward As Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss

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The director wants to return to the U.S. with the assurance that he's already served his time for the crime. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Roman Polanski

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Eminem's Legal Battle Against New Zealand Political Party Spills Into U.S. Court

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A track known as "Eminem esque," used in political ads, allegedly sources to a California company. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Politics Business THR Online

Brauneis on Parodies, Photocopies, Recusals, and Alternative Copyright Histories: The Two Deadlocked Supreme Court Fair Use Cases @RobertBrauneis

Media Law Prof Blog

Robert Brauneis, George Washington Law School, has published Parodies, Photocopies, Recusals, and Alternate Copyright Histories: The Two Deadlocked Supreme Court Fair Use Cases. Here is the abstract. Before any of the Supreme Court’s trio of fair use decisions – Sony

Trump pulls a Reagan and backs down from his refusal to condemn White Nationalists. LOL

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Why Successful Businesses Are Leading the Evolution of Learning & Development

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The landscape for today’s businesses is changing faster than ever. It isn’t simply a continuation of the evolution that’s existed for decades. It’s a whole new picture, involving fundamental, powerful transformations in what workplaces look like and how they operate. “Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work,” the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report says.

Showtime Sues to Stop Pirating of Mayweather-McGregor Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Aug. 26 fight will be shown live on pay-per-view but dozens of websites are already promoting unauthorized streams. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Comedian Dean Obeidallah Sues "Daily Stormer" For Defamation

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: Comedian Dean Obedallah is suing the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer for defamation over its statement that Mr. Obeidallah was behind the May 2017 bombing at a stadium in Manchester, England, that killed more than

We have found America's Lot, Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado.

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Looking for a New FM? – FCC Releases a Potential “Shopping List” of Channels that Will Be Available in a Future Auction

Broadcast Law Blog

It has been over two years since the last window allowing applicants to file for new FM stations (see our article here ). There had been some speculation that the number of requests for new allotments was decreasing, leaving the FCC with few FM channels to auction off and thereby breaking what had been an almost yearly start of a new FCC auction for new FM channels.

Atari Sues Nestle Over 'Breakout' Kit Kat Ad

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The vintage gamer says the unauthorized use will likely prevent it from legitimately partnering with other candy brands. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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O'Callaghan on Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United States

Media Law Prof Blog

Patrick O'Callaghan, University College Cork, School of Law, is publishing The Chance 'to Melt into the Shadows of Obscurity': Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United States in Privacy: Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues (A Cudd and M

Explosive Story About Trump's Racism In The Eighties

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Preparing for Annual Regulatory Fee Filing – Order on This Year’s Fees Circulating at the FCC

Broadcast Law Blog

About this time each year, broadcasters and other entities regulated by the FCC prepare to find out the amount of their annual FCC regulatory fees. These fees are likely to be paid in September, before the October 1 start of the new government fiscal year.

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Univision Loses Free Speech Argument Over Jenni Rivera Secrets

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules that a biopic about the late singer wasn't "routine investigative reporting," so the Spanish network must face a lawsuit for interfering with a nondisclosure agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Thornburg on Twitter and the #So-Called Judge

Media Law Prof Blog

Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Southern Methodist University School of Law, has published Twitter and the #So-Called Judge. Here is the abstract. One-hundred-forty characters may be insufficient to deliver a treatise on the judiciary, but it is more than enough to deliver

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NYC's Racist Symbols Under Review, Kim Kardashian Sang Karaoke with Obam.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

@MykiAngeline: @The_WIMN: Front And Center: @SoundExchange Senior Director Of Industry And Artist Relations, @LindaBlossBaum — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: A must read interview with a true artist rights advocate, Linda Bloss-Baum.]. Music has come a long way since the age of vinyl records and cassette tapes. It wasn’t that long ago when the only way to listen to music was either attending a live performance, tune in to your favorite radio station, or purchase hard copies from your local music store. Now with the ability to stream music from the internet, listening to our favorite artist is readily at our finger tips.

Ryan Kavanaugh Hit With Fraud Suit From Hedge Fund Investor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Carey Metz says Kavanaugh lied about Relativity's financial condition to land a loan. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Pauli on Negotiating News at the White House @TAMULawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Carol Pauli, Texas A&M University School of Law, is publishing Enemy of the People: Negotiating News at the White House in the Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution. Here is the abstract. How can the press serve as a check

Trump is the most poorly educated President in my lifetime and President Truman did not have a college education. He repeats a historical myth that if true would be a war crime committed during a American war colonizing the Philippines.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

@RobertBLevine_: Federal ‘Transparency’ Bill Endangers Songwriters’ Leverage for Getting Paid

Music Technology Policy

On the surface, at least, the “Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act,” introduced in the House of Representatives on July 20 by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), seems like a copyright bill that could help untangle the online music business….but but the devil is in the details. via @RobertBLevine_: Federal ‘Transparency’ Bill Endangers Songwriters’ Leverage for Getting Paid — Artist Rights Watch.

Johnny Depp Said to Have Brought Money Battle to Government Investigators

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor's lawyers shopped around the case to several federal agencies, says one source. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online Johnny Depp

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Amar and Brownstein on the First Amendment Academic Freedom Rights of Public College Students and Faculty

Media Law Prof Blog

Vikram D. Amar, University of Illinois College of Law, and Alan E. Brownstein, University of California, Davis, College of Law, are publishing A Close-Up, Modern Look at First Amendment Academic Freedom Rights of Public College Students and Faculty in volume

Trump’s embrace of Confederate statues as a wedge issue underscores Bannon’s enduring influence - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"THE BIG IDEA: Reports of Stephen K. Bannon’s death might be greatly exaggerated. President Trump’s wholehearted embrace of Confederate monuments as a new wedge issue underscores how much juice the White House’s chief strategist still has.

Donald Trump's Military Transgender Ban Comes Up in Richard Simmons Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The fitness guru looks to save his defamation lawsuit against the publisher of National Enquirer. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Revives Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Times Over Slavery Quote

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Walter Block alleges that when the paper quoted him as saying slavery was "not so bad," it took his thoughts out of context. read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture Business THR Online

Joel Silver Sued for Wrongful Death in Assistant's Bora Bora Drowning

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 'Die Hard' producer was traveling with Carmel Musgrove when she died on the island in August 2015. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Joel Silver

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Emmett/Furla Hit With $4.5M Fraud Lawsuit Over 'Inconceivable'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Baker Entertainment says its co-producers have violated several key terms of their deal, meanwhile Emmett/Furla says the suit is "bogus and frivolous." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Andrea Mitchell: I Have Never Been More Discouraged | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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These poll numbers validate what I have been saying about the inherently racist worldview of Trump voters. #TrumpMustGo

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