ESPN Must Face Copyright Trial Over Football Documentary

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Television Television THR Online ESPNThe dispute centers on two films about the life of college football player Chucky Mullins. read more. THR, Esq.

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ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music

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ESPN has taken BMI to court to get a break from royalty payments. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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ESPN Reaches Settlement in Music Licensing Dispute

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The sports network sued BMI in February 2016, claiming that licensing demands for broadcasting ambient music were unreasonable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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Judge Dismisses Part of Laurie Fine's Libel Lawsuit Against ESPN

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The wife of a former Syracuse basketball assistant coach loses her claim that she was libeled in ESPN reports that suggested she slept with players. Television ESPN Business

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ESPN, Fox Resist Handing Over Sports Broadcast Deals in Lawsuit by Former College Athletes

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TV Networks Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over NFL Rights Deals

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Plaintiffs say that CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN are harming competition in the pro-football marketplace. The Business Television Business THR Online CBS DirecTV ESPN NBC NFL Sportsread more. THR, Esq.

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ESPN Settles Lawsuit Over Reporter's Tweet Revealing an NFL Star's Amputated Finger

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The privacy case gained prominence after Hulk Hogan's battle with Gawker and a judge's decision rejecting a motion to dismiss. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN Escape Antitrust Lawsuit Over NFL Broadcast Deals

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The outcome of a now consolidated complaint against the NFL and DirecTV will nonetheless be impactful to TV networks. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: 'Twilight' Trademarks; ESPN Lawsuit; 50 Cent Mixtape

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Television 50 Cent ESPN Twilight Business Summit Entertainment A roundup of entertainment law news including the Conan Doyle estate objecting to "Sherlock Gnomes" and a Texas man objecting to the 1989 film, "Tango & Cash." read more. The Business Music Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

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ESPN Can't Get Out of NFL Player's Privacy Lawsuit Over Reporter's Tweet

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The sports network fails in persuading the judge that it is entitled under the First Amendment to include visual evidence corroborating reports even in bad taste. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ESPN, Verizon Make Progress in Settling Lawsuit Over Custom TV

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A move to pause the lawsuit comes after Verizon announced it was changing its approach to skinny bundles. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

ESPN Claims Verizon Is Breaching Carriage Contract

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The sports network believes that Verizon can't put its channels on separately priced tiers in the new personalized FiOS service. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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ESPN Argues NFL Star's Amputated Finger Is Matter of Public Concern

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Journalists are entitled to include visual evidence corroborating reports even in bad taste, argues the sports network. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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ESPN scores TKO against Don King defamation lawsuit

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By Eriq Gardner A Florida appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that ESPN didn't defame Don King in a special on the boxing promoter. The episode of "Sports Century" included allegations that King cheated a hospital out of.

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Fired staffer accuses ESPN of locker room mentality (video)

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But quickly heating up is ESPN's battle with former production assistant Brooke Hundley, Tags: Defamation Labor Litigation By Eriq Gardner Disney brass have their hands full of sex harassment allegations these days. They're knee deep in ABC's fight with "Desperate Housewives" co-star Nicollette Sheridan.

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ESPN Ordered to Pay Dish Network $4.86 Million for Breach of Contract

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The verdict came after three weeks of trial and one day of jury deliberation in a case over a 2005 licensing agreement. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

ESPN Spent $5 Million in Legal Fees Defending Its Licensing Contracts

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Television ESPN Business After saying it prevailed at a trial against Dish Network, the leading sports network demands reimbursement of its costs. read more. THR, Esq.

Hollywood Docket: "Blackout" to Be Defined in NFL Sunday Ticket Lawsuit

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Plus, a lawsuit over a Kim Kardashian West-inspired Christmas sweater and an ESPN commentator sues for wrongful termination. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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ESPN Demands End to Libel Lawsuit Over Sex Abuse Story

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A 2011 report about an assistant coach at Syracuse University changed the network's guidelines on reporting about criminal allegations. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

NFL Star Argues ESPN's View of Law Could Lead to Celebrities Not Seeking Medical Treatment

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Jason Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN for invasion of privacy and nodding to everyone from Greg Hardy to Hulk Hogan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Did an ESPN Exec Make a Big Mistake Suing Over a Crude Erin Andrews Story? (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner, THR, ESQ The defamation claim has become an outlet for sensitive public figures to strike back against unsavory news stories, but did one TV exec make an error in filing a lawsuit before a gossip website published a salacious story about him? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Harvey Weinstein and Steve Bannon: The Troubled Business Relationship Revealed

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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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ESPN is letting the conservative trolls win.

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" What’s more remarkable is that ESPN’s behavior has been just as dumb as the president’s. There is no appeasing the likes of Travis and Trump, and ESPN needs to stop acting as if there are good arguments on both sides of this particular debate.

Why an NFL Superstar's Lawsuit Against ESPN Represents a Threat for Media

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It goes beyond the sanctity of privacy trumping free speech. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Justice Department Probing Internet TV Interference (Report)

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Television Tech Dish Network ESPN Time Warner Cable Business Pay-TV operators like Time Warner are said to be offering incentives so that Intel doesn''t get content. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

ESPN Beats Pro Wrestler in Dispute Over Rebroadcast of Old Matches

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An appellate ruling could be a good sign for broadcasters as they fight in court with college athletes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ESPN vs. Deadspin

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ESPN baseball analyst and former NY Mets GM Steve Phillips was recently fired by the network after the NY Post ran a story exposing him for an extramarital affair with a 22-year old production manager and coworker named Brooke Hundley.

Did a Former ESPN Exec Make a Big Mistake Suing Over a Crude Erin Andrews Story? (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner, THR, ESQ The defamation claim has become an outlet for sensitive public figures to strike back against unsavory news stories, but did one TV exec make an error in filing a lawsuit before a gossip website published a salacious story about him? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

If ESPN Wants to Discipline Jemele Hill, She Might Have Law on Her Side - The New York Times

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"Two days after the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that tweets by an ESPN host disparaging President Trump were a “fireable offense,” she added on Friday that the network “should hold anchors to a fair and consistent standard.”

Entertainment Law Update Podcast #63 – Princetagrams, Google takin’ it to the banc, and more.

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Aereo Quick Update/Obituary: ESPN Beats Pro Wrestler in Dispute Over Rebroadcast of Old Matches – The Hollywood Reporter. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

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Trial Begins in Dish Network's $150 Million Lawsuit Against ESPN

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Television Dish Network ESPN BusinessThe satellite TV giant alleges the sports network has given other pay-TV distributors like Comcast, DirecTV and TIme Warner Cable more favorable contracts. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Does ESPN Really Hold All Necessary Rights to Broadcast SEC Games? (Analysis)

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Television ESPN Business Many assume so, but a California judge''s ruling last month that broadcasters want to appeal, creates some uncertainty. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

Why Televised Poker Is in Danger of Folding

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Eriq Gardner Amid a huge Justice Department crackdown on online poker sites -- the biggest sponsors of poker shows -- channels including Fox and ESPN are yanking completed shows from their schedules ahead of their premieres. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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Episode 63 – Princetagrams, Google takin’ it to the banc, and more.

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Aereo Quick Update/Obituary: ESPN Beats Pro Wrestler in Dispute Over Rebroadcast of Old Matches – The Hollywood Reporter. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

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ESPN Puts Sports Commentator Bill Simmons On Three Week Suspension For Comments About Roger Goodell

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ESPN has placed popular sports commentator Bill Simmons on leave for three weeks after Mr. Simmons made controversial remarks concerning what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may or may not have known concerning Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice''s violent actions

ESPN's popular 'GameCast' sued for patent infringement

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But even if a broadcaster like ESPN doesn't lock up rights to a game, it can still give fans a taste of the. By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Major sports broadcasters shell out a lot of money to show live action.

ESPN’s Erin Andrews Using Power of Law to Combat Invasion of Privacy

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In less than twenty four hours after posting, the website received the following statement from ESPN. I am the General Counsel of ESPN, Inc. Tags: Celebrity Lawsuit Sexual Harassment erin andrews espn hotel

Why TV Broadcasters Should Get Behind NCAA Athlete Unionization (Analysis)

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Here are three reasons — though not very obvious ones — why CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN should play the long game by switching sides and supporting a plan for athlete compensation.

Hollywood Docket: ESPN careful with LeBron special; LucasFilm vs. laser; 'Avatar' tech settlement

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ESPN is taking extra care to make sure that tonight's unusual Lebron James special doesn't violate network policies on paying for interviews. Perhaps in an effort to avoid contractual precedent, ESPN says there are no rights fees or production costs, Tags: Hollywood Docket

ESPN, Major TV Networks Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over College Athletics

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Football and basketball players are now going to court over multibillion-dollar TV contracts read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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