Sat.Apr 14, 2018 - Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Using a Title that’s Already Taken – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: John has a question about choosing a title for his film when there's already a film with the same title out there.

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Harvey Weinstein Appears in Bankruptcy Court to "Exonerate Himself"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In new court papers, he accuses The Weinstein Co. of violating his due-process rights. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music THR Online

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Spotify IPO Watch: Making it Up on Volume or See SPOT Run

Music Technology Policy

HeyIdiot.com is your ticket to this Silicon lined gravy train. Heyidiot is the best of web software, e-commerce and on-line trading business all rolled into one. The sole purpose of this endeavor is make you money, We call it a cash portal. Here’s how it works.

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Blockchain Email Encryption and Version Control to be Unveiled Tomorrow

Media Law

Two blockchain applications being unveiled tomorrow could be the first blockchain applications to gain widespread use in the legal industry, their developer says. One enables automatic, blockchain-based PGP email encryption using a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook. The other is blockchain-based global version control for Microsoft Word documents, also provided via a plugin. Both applications were […].

Dragon Ladies, Tattooed Athletes and BOTUS – Entertainment Law Update Episode 96

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. Disney tries again to protect download codes. . Blurred Lines Case Upheld in 9th Cir. Google (YouTube)Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives . Olivia De Havilland ‘does not own history’ – “Feud” Lawsuit tossed. Lohan v.

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I Have 25 Free Tickets to This Weekend’s Global Legal Hackathon Gala

Media Law

Thanks to the generosity of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, I have 25 free-admission tickets to give away for this weekend’s final round gala of the Global Legal Hackathon. If purchased, a ticket would cost $300. The semi-formal gala is Saturday, April 21, at Pier Sixty in New York City, with a demo hall and […]. The post I Have 25 Free Tickets to This Weekend’s Global Legal Hackathon Gala appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Drops Libel Lawsuits Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuits challenged what was said about him in the infamous "Trump Dossier." read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics Tech THR Online

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Please Support Tipitina’s Foundation on Give NOLA Day!

Music Technology Policy

Please support Tipitina’s Foundation and Instruments A’ Comin’

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Boyden on Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer @BruceBoyden

Media Law Prof Blog

Bruce E. Boyden, Marquette University Law School, is publishing Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer in volume 68 of the Syracuse Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract. Daly v. Palmer, decided in 1868, began

Illinois Considering Amendments to Biometric Privacy Law (BIPA) That Would Create Major Exemptions to Its Scope

New Media and Technology Law

We have written before about the issues presented by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 Ill. Comp Stat. 14/1 (“BIPA”). BIPA is still the only state biometric privacy statute with a private right of action.

DirecTV Wants Out of Government's Fight With AT&T, Time Warner

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"The government offered no testimony or other evidence even hinting, much less demonstrating, that as a result of the merger DIRECTV’s incentives or behavior will change for the worse, or that it will be capable of harming competition." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Remembering Levon Helm

Music Technology Policy

Six years ago we lost Levon Helm, one of the great groove players and blues singers. I was lucky enough to see Levon at the Ramble before he passed, a spectacularly night for authenticity

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AI-Powered Contract Review Platform LawGeex Raises $12 Million in New Funding

Media Law

LawGeex, a company whose product uses artificial intelligence to help in-house legal teams automate the review and approval of everyday contracts, is today announcing the closing of a $12 million Series B funding round led by venture capital fund Aleph. This investment brings the total funding for LawGeex to $21.5 million. In March 2017, LawGeex raised $7 […].

Why the Starbucks racial bias training is more than just good PR.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Starbucks is going to close all of its 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29, with the aim of giving a ‘racial bias education’ to some 175,000 employees.

Will Any Bill Cosby Conviction Withstand an Appeals Court?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The retrial of the comedian is pushing the boundaries of judicial discretion. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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Guts is Enough: RIP R. Lee Ermey

Music Technology Policy

Private Joker is silly and he’s ignorant, but he’s got guts and guts is enough. Now you ladies carry on. If anyone was the personification of the universal soldier it was R. Lee Ermey.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Asks Court to End Ex-Business Partner's Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The astrophysicist says his former business partner signed a release of claims when he sold his stake in Curved Light Productions. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

National Enquirer Settles Trump-Related Dispute With Ex-Playboy Model

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As part of the deal, Karen McDougal will appear on the September cover of Men's Journal and American Media Inc. will get a share of the revenue if she sells her life story rights to a third party. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online American Media Donald Trump Playboy nsfs

ESPN Argues No Obligation to Tennis Analyst After Racial Controversy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tennis analyst Doug Adler is suing ESPN for wrongful termination after he said something during a Venus Williams match that some perceived to be a racial slur. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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The Weinstein Co. Sued Over Rights to Armie Hammer Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The producer alleges Weinstein got a license agreement through fraudulent inducement, and wants the deal declared void and not part of any TWC asset sale. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

Bill Cosby Accuser Petitions Supreme Court to Review Defamation Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Katherine McKee is being represented by Donald Trump attorney Charles Harder. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Culture Business THR Online

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Challenged on Witness Stand at Merger Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The exec took the stand amid the Justice Department's legal effort to block the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes Defends AT&T Merger at Antitrust Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"It moves us in the direction of competing with Google and Facebook," says Bewkes. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Jeff Bewkes Time Warner

Gizmodo, FBI Spar Over Documents From Federal Probe of Fox News

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Is the FBI being willfully blind? Or is Gizmodo speculating? read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

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Guilds Express Concern Over Residuals Payments Amid The Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The guilds claim TWC has a "long history" of making residuals calculations complicated. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

Scott Rudin Offers Courthouse Preview of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Play to End Dispute With Harper Lee Estate

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The producer wants to bring in the full cast to show a New York federal judge that his Aaron Sorkin-penned stage adaptation stays true to Lee's novel. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online Aaron Sorkin Scott Rudin Broadway Theater

Morgan Spurlock Says #MeToo Confession Didn't Breach Deal for TNT Docuseries on Women's Issues

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Turner is looking for recovery of funds, but Spurlock and his company say they've identified the wrong bank account, and there was no morals clause. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

AMC Gets Greenlight to File New Brief in 'Walking Dead' Profits Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A New York judge is allowing the parties involved to update their arguments before ruling on a pending motion for summary judgement. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online The Walking Dead

Russell Simmons Says Jane Doe's Rape Lawsuit Is a "Vile" Extortion Attempt

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Simmons claims the lawsuit is "pure fiction" and says that the woman didn't mention the date of the alleged incident because it happened in 1988. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Russell Simmons nsfs

'Narcos' Producer Says She Didn't Breach Confidentiality in Lawsuit Filing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Katie O'Connell Marsh is suing Gaumont Television over millions in contingent compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Must read: @creativefuture: #PlatformResponsibility Starts with Facebook – but All of Silicon Valley Must Step Up — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

More excellent argumentation from Creative Future. 04-09-18. Last month, CreativeFuture asked you, our followers, what you thought about platform responsibility. Little did we know that, in the meantime, the issue would start taking over the front pages of our newspapers and websites! In a nutshell, the issue is whether Google, Facebook, and their Silicon Valley peers should take responsibility for the ways their platforms are used to violate our laws and harm society.

@scleland: The Huge Hidden Public Costs (>$1.5T) of U.S. Internet Industrial Policy — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: Scott Cleland takes an excellent deep dive into the “leechonomics” of the safe harbors afforded to the special people who are members of the Internet Association and the Digital Media Association.

In Rural Tennessee, a Big ICE Raid Makes Some Conservative Voters Rethink Trump’s Immigration Agenda | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"April 5th began in the usual way at the Southeastern Provision meat-processing plant, in Bean Station, Tennessee—some workers were breaking down carcasses on the production line, while others cleaned the floors—until, around 9 A.M., a helicopter began circling above the plant.

It is hard to be aware and an African American. I feel like I felt when Reagan passed. Barbara Bush Calls Evacuees Better Off - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It is hard to be aware and an African American. I feel like I felt when Reagan passed "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas," Barbara Bush said in an interview on Monday with the radio program "Marketplace."