Spotify Settlement Points a Finger At Facebook

Music Technology Policy

Compare Spotify to Facebook. Facebook has no licenses. For all of Spotify’s problems, Facebook is not Spotify. Facebook is a royalty deadbeat. What the Spotify cases should tell Facebook is that Facebook should not expect to get a pass for their bad behavior.

Facebook's Oculus Hit With $500 Million Jury Verdict

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The VR company plans to appeal the verdict, which finds it liable for copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

YouTube, Facebook and Moral Rights

Music Technology Policy

The place where we have problems, of course, is with the New Boss companies like YouTube, Google and Facebook. Try boosting a post on Facebook and selecting the attributes of the audience you want to reach.

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Dish Claims Univision Breached Contract by Streaming Soccer Matches on Facebook

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A court is asked to prohibit the Spanish-language broadcaster from putting its programming online. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Target Facebook: Is the Social Network Joining the “DMCA License” Group

Music Technology Policy

Facebook is unlicensed. We all know that Facebook profits from music, and some of us know that Facebook not only profits in a general sense from having music on their platform, but they actually sell the artist’s name. Facebook Shakedown Uncategorized Facebook Unlicensed

Discovery Beats Defamation Lawsuit Over Reality TV Star's Facebook Postings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Dual Survival's' Joe Teti was alleged to be acting as an agent for the network when he wrote that a former friend was "mentally ill." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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If $500 million is “nonmaterial” then why does royalty deadbeat Facebook refuse to pay artists and songwriters?

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers may have seen that Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality division lost a copyright infringement case in a $500,000,000 jury verdict for a variety of claims. What is interesting is how Facebook reacted to having to pay $500,000,000 for rights. Particularly since Facebook currently pays zero for music. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday told CNBC, “The verdict is non-material to our business.”

Winklevoss Twins Drop Facebook Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

THR staff Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss say they will accept their 2008 settlement, which was worth $65 million at the time. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Mark Zuckerberg The Social Network

Suing Over a TV Show Facebook Page Might Cost Woman $420,000

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Stacey Mattocks is appealing a ruling she can't establish a property interest in the "likes" she accumulated for BET's "The Game." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Fox News Heads to a Jury Trial to Defend Its Use of 9/11 Photos on Facebook

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cable news network fights a newspaper publisher over what it posted to commemorate a tragic event in American history. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Tomi Lahren Asks Court to Give Her Control of Facebook Fan Page in Blaze Breakup

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The conservative commentator is suing her former network and Glenn Beck for wrongful termination. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Facebook’s Misappropriation Problem Selling Artist Names as Keywords

Music Technology Policy

Each of their names are for sale as advertising keywords on Facebook. Although we’ll just look at Facebook today, it’s highly likely that the same is true of Google and other advertising networks that profit from the sale of keywords.). So what does this mean for Facebook? King and Vanna White should all feel included in the discussion as all of their names are available as keywords for sale on Facebook. One way we know is because Facebook says it does.

Supreme Court Overturns Man's Conviction for Facebook "Threats"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Justice John Roberts says prosecutors must do more than show negligence to prove a threat online. How much more? He doesn't say. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Music Culture Tech THR Online

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Winklevoss Twins to Pay $13 Million to Lawyers for Facebook Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A NY appeals court declines to reopen consideration that the twins' lawyers committed malpractice in the settlement with Facebook and subsequent disclosure of how much money the twins got in the case.

Mark Zuckerberg: Read the Latest Shocking Legal Claims Against the Facebook Founder

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A man claiming he owns more than 80% of Facebook produces e-mail conversations between him and Zuckerberg. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Tech Business Mark Zuckerberg

Tech Giants Fight Donald Trump's Immigration Ban at Appeals Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Apple, Facebook, Netflix and others tell the 9th Circuit about a prospective harm on business innovation and growth. The Business Business THR Online Apple Donald Trump Facebook Google Politics

The Winklevoss Twins Should End Their Hopeless Facebook Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Winklevoss twins appeal futile case over founding of Facebook to U.S. Supreme Court. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech

EBay, Facebook, Yahoo back YouTube in Viacom case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

EBay, Facebook, Tags: Copyright Litigation YouTube By Matthew Belloni So the battle lines are being drawn. In the wake of three Hollywood studios standing behind Viacom in its $1 billion copyright fight with Google's YouTube, four new media powerhouses have now joined Team YouTube.

Vincent Gallo Sues Facebook After Ex-Girlfriend Sends Nude Photos to "Fake" Vincent Gallo

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film director says he has tried unsuccessfully to get the social media giant to take down someone pretending to be him. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

MPAA Lines Up With Porn Studio in Steamy Copyright Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Embedded links and repeat infringers are subject of a battle that's garnered the interest of movie studios, Google and Facebook. The Business Tech Business Facebook Google MPAA

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Canadian Supreme Court Doesn't Like Facebook Clickwrap in Big Privacy Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The justices rule that local citizens shouldn't be forced to litigate in another country just because they've agreed to the social network's terms of use. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

'Innocence of Muslims' Battle: Copyright Registration Denied, Facebook Weighing In

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The latest developments after an appeals court decided that actress Cindy Lee Garcia could assert a copyright interest in her performance. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

How BET's 'The Game' Launched a Legal War Over a Facebook Page (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The woman who has been credited with promoting the second-most-watched program in BET’s history files a lawsuit after an intriguing two-year social-media battle. read more. THR, Esq. Television BET Tech Business

Video: The Legal Ethics of Friending on Facebook

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The Winklevoss Twins Haven't Completely Given Up Facebook Suit Against Mark Zuckerberg

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss want more discovery to determine whether Facebook "intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence" during settlement proceedings.

BET Ridicules Woman's Lawsuit Over Allegedly Stolen Facebook 'Likes'

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Black Entertainment Television moves to dismiss claims from a woman who helped promote the second-most-watched program in the network’s history. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

Famous Athletes Sue Samsung Over Its 'Olympic Genome Project' on Facebook

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The company is hauled into court over an app that tells the social network's users how they are connected and what they have in common with Olympic greats like Mark Spitz, Greg Louganis, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business Samsung Olympics 2012

Fox News Sued Over Use of 9/11 Photo on Facebook

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The North Jersey Media Group is again challenging the cable news network read more. The Business Fox News Channel THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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Lawsuit Over BET Show Explores Monetary Value of 6 Million Facebook Likes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a lawsuit claiming the network stole the page for "The Game," both sides bring forth experts to testify about what such social media reach is worth. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television BET Tech Business

Opinion Summaries via Twitter, Facebook, RSS

Media Law

Each court’s daily updates are available as a blog, through Facebook, as a Twitter feed, or via an RSS feed. In a post here last April , I wrote about Justia’s launch of a free service providing daily summaries of federal and state appellate opinions, daily.justia.com. At the time, the summaries were provided only through an email subscription. Now, Justia has added an array of options for receiving these summaries.

'Ellen' Producer Sues Claiming Rabid Fans Were Targeted In Facebook Scam (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner An anonymous individual is said to be fishing personal info by pretending to be DeGeneres' manager Eric Gold. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Tech Ellen DeGeneres The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Julie Hilden On Facebook "Likes" As Constitutionally Protected Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Julie Hilden weighs in on whether Facebook "likes" should get First Amendment protection here. Briefly, the issue presented is whether "liking" a page on Facebook is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment. The case is Bland v. Roberts.

Louisiana law says sex offenders must state status on Facebook | Internet & Media - CNET News

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Louisiana law says sex offenders must state status on Facebook | Internet & Media - CNET News

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

New Media and Technology Law

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service’s “Like&# and “Friend Finder&# features. Facebook, Inc., Facebook, Inc., Facebook, Inc., Los Angeles Cty) (raising similar claims as to a minor user of Facebook). Facebook, Inc. ,

Facebook Still Trying to Settle "Sponsored Stories" Lawsuit

Media Law Prof Blog

Changes to the settlement agreement require that Facebook disclose to users that clicking "Like" will allow the company to use their "like"nesses to advertise a product. An update on the "Sponsored Stories" settlement, from the New York Times. Users also

Hollywood Docket: John Landis sues Jackson estate; radio contest death verdict; Facebook spam

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning: "Thriller" director John Landis filed a lawsuit yesterday against Michael Jackson's estate for $2.4 million in unpaid profits he alleges are due to him. Landis sued Jackson himself this past January, among a long list.

Snapchat Accused of Misleading Investors in Ex-Employee's Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An ex-Snapchat employee says he was fired just weeks after the company poached him from Facebook and is being blackballed. Snap says his claims have no merit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Discovery Argues It's Not Legally Responsible for TV Star's Social Media Posts

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The media company finds itself in the middle of a war of words between two reality stars on Facebook. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Movie Studios Pull Injunction Demand in MovieTube Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The MPAA's withdrawal follows intervention from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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UK judge allows service via Facebook

The Legal Satyricon

Facebook users in the UK might start thinking twice before accepting friend requests from people they absolutely don’t know. An English High Court judge allowed two lawyers to serve a defendant they had been unable to contact in person or via email through Facebook. Source. Although courts in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have used [.]. internet law tech news