U.S. Government Working to Settle Foreign Corruption Claims Over 'Wolf of Wall Street'

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Red Granite is in discussions with the Justice Department to resolve one component of the 1MDB Malaysian corruption case. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Supreme Court Rules Against Putting Foreign Works Back in Public Domain

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Constitution's promise to promote arts and sciences gives Congress the right to enter into an international treaty allowing foreign right-holders to restore copyright authority on some works that were previously in the public domain.

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Plaintiffs Fire Back in SAG-AFTRA Foreign Levies Lawsuit

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They file documents alleging that SAG-AFTRA wove an “extreme web” to steal performers’ money and warn darkly that the “court has not hesitated to incarcerate union officials” who don’t perform their duties properly or who commit misconduct. read more. Ed Asner The Business THR, Esq.

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Hollywood Foreign Press Suffers Setback in Publicist Lawsuit

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Alex Ben Block A judge has ruled that dual suits by former PR rep Michael Russell and the charity Stars for a Cause can go forward. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Movies HFPA Golden Globes

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U.S. Supreme Court: Foreign Produced copies are subject to First Sale Doctrine

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Supreme Court Ruling protects student's right to sell foreign purchased copies for profit. Supreme Court, in an opinion by Justice Breyer, ruled that foreign-made copies of works protected under the U.S.

Former Golden Globes Publicist Sues Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Claiming 'Payola'

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Matthew Belloni Michael Russell is accusing HFPA members of "payola" in connection with the Globes awards. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Golden Globe Awards

Why Do They Hate Us? - By Mona Eltahawy | Foreign Policy

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By Mona Eltahawy | Foreign PolicyWhy Do They Hate Us? -

DISTRIBUTION 101 – Foreign Sales Agents

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So while foreign sales have been expanding quickly, domestic sales have grown modestly. Indeed, for many independent filmmakers, even today, 90% or more of their revenue is derived from foreign sales. Editing for censorship purposes, television broadcast and changes made for a foreign language release, such as adding subtitles and translating the title and dialogue, is permissible.

What Washington Has in Store for Broadcasters in 2015 – Part 1, What’s Up at the FCC

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Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Stations. In late 2013 , the FCC issued a statement clarifying its policies on the foreign ownership of broadcast licensees , making clear that what was thought to be an absolute prohibition on the ownership of more than 25% of the stock of the parent company of a licensee by non-US citizens was in fact only a guideline that could be exceeded if proposed greater foreign ownership of a station would not adversely affect the public interest.

Entertainment Industry Sends U.S. Trade Office a NAFTA Negotiation Wish List

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Lifting foreign equity caps and overhauling safe harbor protections for Internet companies is on the agenda for the MPAA and others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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Donald Trump's 'Apprentice' Royalties Targeted in Lawsuit

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It's alleged that Trump is receiving money from iterations of the show shown by foreign government-owned broadcasters. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge: Publicist Lawsuit Against Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Can Move Forward

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Alex Ben Block UPDATED: Michael Russell and the organization that hosts the Golden Globe Awards are suing each other after it chose not to renew his contract. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television HFPA Golden Globe Awards

FCC Updates Foreign Ownership Compliance Policies for Broadcast Companies

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At the FCC’s open meeting last week, the Commission adopted new policies for assessing and computing foreign ownership of broadcast companies – particularly such ownership in public companies. The rules adopted last week were principally an outgrowth of the petition for declaratory ruling filed by Pandora which sought FCC approval, in connection with its acquisition of a radio station, for foreign ownership of greater than 25%.

Donald Trump's DOJ Lawyers Argue Emoluments Lawsuit is Unconstitutional

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The President is facing a lawsuit that asks the court to decide whether the Constitution bars him from receiving foreign money from his international business ventures.

FCC Changes in Rules on Computation of Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Stations Now Effective

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Last year, the FCC made some modifications in its assessment of foreign ownership of companies with broadcast interests, relaxing some of their compliance rules to take account of the realities of the current public stock trading marketplace – realities that, using the FCC’s old policies, made determinations of the level of foreign ownership in any company difficult.

Trump risks violating Constitution with foreign business | MSNBC

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Trump risks violating Constitution with foreign business | MSNBC

FCC Approves Up to 49% Foreign Ownership of Univision – What Guidance is Provided to Potential Foreign Investors in US Broadcast Stations?

Broadcast Law Blog

In a decision released yesterday , the FCC issued a Declaratory Ruling permitting certain identified foreign companies and individuals to own up to 40% of the voting interests in Univision, and allowed aggregate foreign ownership of up to 49% of the equity of the company. Thus, this decision provides a good basis for determining what issues any potential foreign investor in a US broadcast station would face, particularly when investing in a public US company.

FCC Approves For the First Time 100% Foreign Ownership of US Broadcast Stations

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The FCC yesterday released its first decision approving 100% foreign ownership of a group of US broadcast stations. This comes after significant relaxation of the FCC’s interpretation of the foreign ownership limits which, less than 4 years ago, had been interpreted to effectively prohibit foreign ownership of more than 25% of a company controlling broadcast licensees (see our article here about the 2013 decision to relax the restrictive policy).

Hollywood Docket: Musicians Guild Sues Major Labels Over Streaming Revenue

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Foreign streaming and non-permanent downloads are the subject of the guild's latest big legal move. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music THR Online Sony Music The Walt Disney Company Universal Music Group Warner Music Group

Coyle on the SPEECH Act and the Enforcement of Foreign Libel Judgments in the United States

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Coyle, University of North Carolina School of Law, is publishing The SPEECH Act and the Enforcement of Foreign Libel Judgments in the United States in the Yearbook of Private International Law. John F.

Storming the Courts: Lucasfilm and Copyright Infringement in Foreign Courts

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Joost Blom, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, has published Star Wars Storm Troopers, the Next Episode: Lucasfilm in the United Kingdom Supreme Court at 24 Intellectual Property Journal 15 (December 2011). Here is the abstract. George Lucas's production

FCC Seeks Comment on Another Request for Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Stations Above 25%

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Unlike the petitions about which we wrote last month, this case does not involve a situation where the foreign owners are defined. Instead, the company is a public company, and thinks that, from time to time, its foreign ownership might exceed 25%. It seeks permission for foreign ownership to go as high as 49.99%. General FCC Multiple Ownership Rules Public Interest Obligations/Localism alien ownership foreign ownership of US broadcast stations

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador - The Washington Post

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Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador - The Washington Post

Supreme Court Justices Weigh Right to Resell Foreign-Made Books, Movies and Songs

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Observers of a copyright case with big Hollywood implications were closely watching the words of Justice Elena Kagan on Monday. read more. The Business Music Movies THR, Esq. Business

Donald Trump's Chinese Trademarks Now Part of Emoluments Lawsuit

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based ethics group has beefed up a complaint alleging that Trump's acceptance of foreign money and gifts is a constitutional violation. A Washington, D.C.-based

U.K. Judge Orders Accused Copyright Pirate Extradited to U.S.

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websites to do something about foreign websites hosting pirated content. Eriq Gardner The unprecedented move comes as the debate heats up over legislation that might increase the responsibility for U.S. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business International

Shocking reports of what Trump said on calls to foreign leaders | MSNBC

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Foreign Ownership of US Broadcast Stations Suddenly the Rage? – FCC Seeks Comments on Two Proposals for Alien Ownership to Exceed 25%, Including One for 100% Australian Ownership

Broadcast Law Blog

In the last two days, the FCC has asked for public comment on two proposals for foreign ownership of US broadcast stations where that ownership would exceed 25% of the company – a limit that has for decades been seen as the upper end of ownership by foreign nationals. With this background, does the release of these two requests for comment signal any movement from the FCC on foreign ownership issues?

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Appeals Court: Book Publisher Must Face Self-Dealing Lawsuit

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Suing romance novelists believe that Harlequin used foreign subsidiaries to create artificially low net receipts on eBooks. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Books Business

Trump Knows the Feds Are Closing In on Him | Foreign Policy

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Trump Knows the Feds Are Closing In on Him | Foreign Policy

Up w/ Chris Hayes: Hayes: Romney ‘toeing neo-con line’ in foreign policy

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September FCC Meeting To Be a Big One for Media Companies – Set Top Boxes, Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Stations and Promotion of Independent Programming

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In addition to these two items, the FCC also says that it will resolve the proposals to make the FCC’s foreign ownership rules for broadcasting more like those applicable to non-broadcast companies , easing some of the procedural restrictions that made it difficult for non-US investors to become owners of US broadcast stations. Finally, the FCC is poised to rule on its proposal to relax the restrictions on foreign ownership of broadcast stations.

Secretary of State Clinton Rejects Foreign Policy Critics of Rogue Sites Legislation

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Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has conclusively rejected the argument that passing laws to stop the theft of American intellectual property and protect the public health somehow benefits foreign dictators. (MTP foreign policy and undermine Internet freedom mischaracterize her January 2010 “Remarks on Internet Freedom,” which clearly stated that free expression does not protect “those who use the internet to…distribute stolen intellectual property.”

Secretary of State Clinton Rejects Foreign Policy Critics of Rogue Sites Legislation

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Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has conclusively rejected the argument that passing laws to stop the theft of American intellectual property and protect the public health somehow benefits foreign dictators. (MTP foreign policy and undermine Internet freedom mischaracterize her January 2010 “Remarks on Internet Freedom,” which clearly stated that free expression does not protect “those who use the internet to…distribute stolen intellectual property.”

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Kim Dotcom Case

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government had made a claim to tens of millions in his foreign assets. The indicted leader of Megaupload wanted the high court to consider how the U.S. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online International

And Then the Breitbart Lynch Mob Came for Me | Foreign Policy

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I wondered about one “possibility … that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders”: And Then the Breitbart Lynch Mob Came for Me | Foreign Policy

FCC Sets Comment Dates on Proposal to Relax Restrictions on Foreign Ownership in Companies Holding US Broadcast Station Licenses – What Is the FCC Proposing?

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC two years ago issued a Declaratory Ruling confirming that it would allow broadcasters to have foreign ownership (in a licensee’s parent company) of greater than 25%, overturning what was widely viewed as the Commission’s prior reluctance to approve that degree of foreign ownership of broadcast stations (see our article here for a summary of the FCC’s 2013 action). foreign propaganda on US airwaves).

EMI Wins Dispute Over Duke Ellington 'Net Revenue'

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An appeals court affirms a ruling that foreign publishers affiliated with EMI are allowed to collect money. read more. Music THR, Esq. Business

FCC to Consider Allowing Increased Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Stations at Its November Meeting

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At its November 14 meeting, the FCC is tentatively scheduled to consider the relaxation of its limits on the ownership of broadcast stations by foreign entities or citizens. In the modern financial world, where companies are often owned by many diverse investors (or funds with widely diverse ownership), these rules can be very burdensome in assuring compliance and managing the potential investment in US broadcast operations by foreign sources of capital. .

SAG-AFTRA Responds to Foreign Royalties Lawsuit

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A new suit apparently charges the union with failing to properly disburse about $110 million received from foreign collection societies. read more. Ed Asner The Business THR, Esq. SAG-AFTRA Labor Business