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Collaboration Agreement E-book available

Gordon P. Firemark

Do you work on creative projects with others? What should your collaboration agreements include? This FREE ebook lays it all out for you so you can: Protect yourself. Protect your collaborators. Protect your work. Maximize your chances of success.

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

Will Congress Bring Songwriters a Lump of Coal or Justice?

Music Technology Policy

It is axiomatic that as government expands, liberty contracts. Songwriters are among the most highly regulated workers in America, so on the continuum of liberty, guess where songwriters score? Most people are surprised by that unadulterated, and rather bleak, fact.

Free Law Project to Download All Opinions from PACER and Make Them Available to Public

Media Law

The Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing free, public access to primary legal materials, has announced plans to download all of the free opinions and order available on PACER, the federal courts’ system for electronic access to court records. Although PACER charges fees for downloading case documents and dockets, it does not charge […].

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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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Episode 83 – Down a dark desert highway

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].

Exposure for Podcast Co-hosts – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link]. What exposure do you have if your podcast co-host says or does something that brings liability?

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Contracts must prohibit sexual harassment in the entertainment workplace.

Gordon P. Firemark

It's a tragedy that the headline of this story even needed to be written. But it did. Desperately. By now, we've all heard about the truly despicable behavior of some hollywood heavyweights. Men in power abusing that power to take advantage of, demean and humiliate women. And we're learning just how persuasive this kind of thing has been throughout the entertainment industry. Thanks to the courage and tenacity of a handful of prominent women in the business, the dirty little (big?)

The Labor Shortage Rebound

Gordon P. Firemark

How smart companies regain & retain skilled talent in the construction industry. The skilled labor shortage spans several major industries in the United States (and overseas)—a trend that has hit construction particularly hard in recent years.

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Olivia de Havilland's FX Feud Tests Boundaries of Storytelling in Docudramas

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 101-year-old actress sued over her portrayal in the series 'Feud: Bette and Joan.' read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online International

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Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

Music Technology Policy

Jean-Michel Jarre. Composer and performer Jean-Michel Jarre put his finger right on the right approach to online policy in a recent speech to policy makers at an SIAE event in Italy. Jean-Michel is the current president of CISAC.)

This App May Forever Change How You Read Legal Documents

Media Law

Out today is a significant enhancement to an app that may forever change how you read and annotate complex documents — at least if you use an iPad and especially if you use an iPad Pro. The app is called LiquidText and it has been available since 2015.

Entertainment Law Update 81 – Slants and Supremes

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]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

The Equifax Breach, and what you should do to protect your credit

Gordon P. Firemark

While this post is not, strictly speaking, on the “Entertainment Law” beat, several clients asked me about it, and I addressed their concerns in my e-newsletter (sign up in the sidebar). On recommendation from a friend, I'm reposting it here as a service to readers.

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.

Clip Clearance – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Is there a way to clear rights for clips from old films easily and cost-effectively? 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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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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Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.

Gordon P. Firemark

I want to take a few moments to wish all of my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude. Personally, I am blessed with a marvelous family.

What can You Do when Someone Uses Your Content Without Permission – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: What can you do when someone uses your content without permission? 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.

Rules for using Copyright Material in Video Projects – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: What are the rules for using copyright material in your video projects? 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.

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

Spotify Settlement Points a Finger At Facebook

Music Technology Policy

More on this later, but Robert Levine is reporting in Billboard that the combined Lowery/Ferrick potential class actions have reached a $43.4 million settlement with Spotify ( read the latest court document on the settlement here from Pacer).

In Blow to Open Law, Court Upholds Private Copyright in Public Safety Laws

Media Law

A federal court has issued a permanent injunction barring Public.Resource.Org from publishing technical and scientific standards that are written by private standards developing organizations (SDOs) but that are incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. The CFR incorporates some 9,500 of these private standards. They help to regulate a wide range of everyday […].

Entertainment Law Update 81 – Slants and Supremes

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]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

Episode 84 – Stripes, Chevrons and Lunchboxes?

Gordon P. Firemark

Show notes are located at [link] 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. Here's what we talked about… New Bill Makes the Appointment of the Register of Copyrights More Democratic. Point Counterpoint). Film on Denied Compulsory Licenses (Follow Up – Ep 58). Cheerleading Uniforms: Designs are Separable (followup).

Why Won't Google Comment On a Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

What's driving the tech giant's silence on a claim of violating the First Amendment? read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

CBS Hit With Harassment Lawsuit From 'Hawaii Five-0' Locations Assistant

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Kelly Tolar says her co-worker, an executive producer's son, continually harassed and threatened her. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Who really owns the CG characters in blockbuster films like 'Avengers' and 'Night at the Museum'? On Monday, a judge was told it's not the studios. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Harvey Weinstein and Steve Bannon: The Troubled Business Relationship Revealed

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

And the huge, ongoing fraud lawsuit that accuses Weinstein of using Bannon's old company — and ESPN, WWE, Discovery, and others — as a piggy bank. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Donald Trump Can Destroy Records Without Judicial Review, Justice Department Tells Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Deleted tweets? Purges of phone records? The erasing of secretly recorded conversations? The Trump Administration tells a D.C. judge that courts can't review compliance with preservation laws. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics Tech THR Online

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Second Circuit Upholds Uber’s Mobile Contracting Process, Establishing Template for Mobile Online Contracting

New Media and Technology Law

In recent years, courts have issued varying rulings as to whether online or mobile users adequately consented to user agreements or terms of service when completing an online purchase or registering for a service.

Lisa Bloom Reveals Why She Took On Harvey Weinstein as a Client

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"I saw this as a unique opportunity to change the way these stories go," says the lawyer. "I I was wrong. It turns out nobody is ready to hear an apology when a shocking story comes out." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Google’s Self-driven “Carma”

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: We’re pleased to publish this guest post written by Maria Schneider , a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators , and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.

New Site Helps Vets Appeal Benefits Decisions, Find Pro Bono Legal Help

Media Law

Two organizations have teamed up to launch a website to help veterans appeal denials of Veterans Affairs benefits. Through the site, veterans can either appeal their cases on their own or request a free attorney to help with the appeal. The site, at vetsprobono.org, was launched this week by The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, […]. The post New Site Helps Vets Appeal Benefits Decisions, Find Pro Bono Legal Help appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General