Is Equity Crowdfunding a game changer?

Gordon P. Firemark

Unfortunately, this new crowdfunding mechanism isn't likely to be a real game-changer for entertainment productions with budgets over about $1 MIllion. Equity Crowdfunding isn't going to be a big game changer. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sued for Requiring Permits on Augmented Reality Games

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Candy Lab AR alleges a First Amendment violation in the way the city responded to "Pokemon Go" mania. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business THR Online

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'Hunger Games' Studio Sends Lawyer Letter to Charity Using 'Hunger Is Not a Game' Slogan

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Movies Movies Business Lionsgate Hunger GamesEriq Gardner Lionsgate cites its trademark and is demanding a stop to the way a group of socially-conscious fans of Harry Potter is promoting its food sustainability efforts. read more. THR, Esq.

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'Game of Thrones' Finale Breaks Piracy Record

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Game of Thrones THR, Esq. The HBO series clocks in a massive 170,000 simultaneous shares on BitTorrent in the hours after the HBO premiere. read more. Television Live Feed

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'Madden NFL' Creator Loses Appeal Over Video Game Royalties

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Electronic Arts gets the win because Robin Antonick failed to introduce source code at trial to show how later versions of game were similar to his original.

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'Hunger Games' Studio Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit Over Nail Polish Deal (Exclusive)

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Movies Movies Hunger GamesMatthew Belloni UPDATED: American International Industries says it has a deal to create the nail polish as part of the film's upcoming promotional campaign but that the studio has improperly terminated the contract. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

College Athletes Lose Appeal Over Use of Their Images in Game Broadcasts

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The 6th Circuit opines that athletes don't have publicity right interests in sports broadcasts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Paramount Hit With $10 Million Video Game Lawsuit

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A Swedish gaming company says the studio shut down its digital entertainment division and walked away from a co-production deal on games. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech Business Paramount Pictures

Game developer claims Atari owes $30M on "Dungeons and Dragons"

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By Eriq Gardner The video game and online game industries continue to stratify much like Hollywood once did — some companies have become producers and some have developed into more of a publisher/distributor role. Tags: Contracts & Riders Litigation Video Games We still remember our first video.

Video Game Streamer Twitch Sues Over Bots Artificially Inflating Broadcasters' Popularity

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The gamer-watching platform says it needs to protect a "fair playing field." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Tattoo Artist Sues Over Copycat in 'UFC Undisputed' Video Game

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Video Games THR, Esq. Chris Escobedo identifies the tattoo on UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit as his own, and says it is protected by copyright. read more. Style Tech Business

Video game designer-turned-space traveler awarded $28 million by jury

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By Eriq Gardner Famed video game designer Richard Garriot has just taken one hell of a trip. Two years ago, the man behind blockbuster role-playing games Ultima and Tabula Rasa spent $30 million of his own money to be a. Tags: Decisions Roundup Labor Video Games

EMI Sues Over Def Jam Rapstar Video Game

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Eriq Gardner The complicated business of a video game that features rap songs. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business

How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Gordon P. Firemark

If you’ve wondered how composers and songwriters get noticed, and have their music licensed for use in movies, on television, in video games, and other media, you’re not alone. The post How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Pandora’s Shell Game with Royalty and Revenue

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Remember when Pandora used to complain about how royalty costs were over half their revenue? Let’s take a look at their income statement for the last 12 months (“trailing twelve months” or “ttm”) from Yahoo! Finance : “Total Revenue” of $1,100,000,000.

The NFL Contends Its Teams Are Incapable of Producing Game Broadcasts

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The football league and DirecTV file court papers aimed at defeating a lawsuit over Sunday Ticket. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'NBA 2K' Video Game Maker Beats Lawsuit Over Biometric Face-Scanning

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A judge rejects gamers' privacy complaint because they haven't alleged a concrete injury. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Is Tom Brady's Victory Over the NFL a Game-Changer for Hollywood? (Analysis)

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Many talent-side litigators believe studios have rigged the arbitration process. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Video Game Lawsuit Suggests Guns 'N Roses Reunion Won't Happen

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Eriq Gardner A few weeks after Guns N' Roses gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Axl Rose might be in court explaining why he didn't want an image of Slash performing a GNR hit in a video game.

Judge Refuses to Sack Potential Billion-Dollar 'Madden NFL' Game Lawsuit

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) The game's creator beats back an initial attempt by Electronic Arts to dismiss the lawsuit at the preliminary stage.

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Game Show Network Sues After Gaming Company Cancels Acquisition

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GSN was ready to pay up to $160 million for Bash Gaming, but at the last second, the owners made a deal with someone else. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television

Electronic Arts Fights Rival, Athletes, Insurers and Game Creator in Wave of Litigation

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Eriq Gardner Is the video game company sufficiently disclosing liability from various lawsuits? read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business

It’s Game On for Lexis with Launch of ‘Evidence Challenge’

Media Law

One of the advantages […] The post It’s Game On for Lexis with Launch of ‘Evidence Challenge’ appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Over the last two years, LexisNexis has been ramping up its library of ebooks, with a growing list of titles for both practitioners and law students. Law students, in particular, are key consumers of ebooks, Lexis says, citing statistics that say six in 10 college students prefer digital books over print.

Madden Football Video Game Creator Sues EA for Billions of Dollars

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Eriq Gardner The man who created the NFL game says he’s owed millions in royalties — and potentially billions -- in profits for the franchise, which has sold more than 85 million copies in the more than 20 years since it hit the marketplace.

Justin Bieber Sued By Creator of 'Joustin' Beaver' Game (Exclusive Docs)

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Eriq Gardner The singer's famous name is pitted against a mobile app developer's First Amendment rights. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Music Tech Business Justin Bieber

Lawsuit seeks to stop release of The Game album

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Will a new lawsuit prevent the upcoming fourth album by multi-platinum rapper The Game from dropping as scheduled? A company claiming to have discovered the West Coast hip-hop star today sued Aftermath Records, Interscope, Universal Music.

NFL, DirecTV Defeat 'Sunday Ticket' Lawsuit

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The battle over blacked-out games has ended. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

IMG Worldwide Demands Insurers Pick Up Cost Of Fighting Ex-Athletes In Video Game Litigation

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Eriq Gardner Famous former athletes including Bill Russell continue to pursue compensation from lucrative video game licensing deals. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

U.S. Copyright Office Considers New Rules Impacting iPads, Video Games, Blu-Rays

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Eriq Gardner The government has begun its triennial rule-making on anti-piracy exemptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Apple Piracy

Sony's Game Show Network Didn't Suffer Discrimination, Says FCC's Enforcement Bureau

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Cablevision could be on the verge of a big win at the FCC. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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NFL Claims Blackout Policy Ensures More Games are Televised

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The football league tells the FCC that eliminating blackouts will also make the game less TV-friendly and that the regulatory agency doesn''t actually have authority to change the rules.

Warner Bros. Files Mass Litigation Against Amazon Resellers

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Entourage Game of Thrones Harry Potter The Sopranos The WireIs Amazon's user marketplace rife with counterfeits? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business Amazon.com Warner Bros.

Viacom Owes Additional $383 Million in 'Rock Band' Video Game Dispute, Arbitrators Say

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Paul Bond The media conglomerate sues to overturn the recommendation of accountant-arbitrators, who say former shareholders of Harmonix were shafted. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business Activision Blizzard The Beatles Viacom

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

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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

Judge Throws Out Ex-Quarterback Lawsuit Over 'NCAA Football' Video Game

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) A New Jersey judge finds that a video game publisher's right to free expression outweighs the player's right of publicity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business

Viacom Says It Can't Be Held Responsible for TV Star's Sexual Assault

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Viacom lays out the reasons in court why a lawsuit by The Game is "absurd." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Beyonce Denied Second Attempt to Escape $100 Million Video Game Lawsuit

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An appeals court says there are triable issues as to whether Beyonce breached a licensing deal by walking away from a dance video game. read more. The Business Music THR, Esq. Beyonce Business

Hollywood Docket: Supreme Court plays video games; Don Henley vs. Republican; Lane Bryant vs. ABC & Fox

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case testing the validity of a California statute that bans the sale or rental of video games to minors. The justices agreed to hear the case only a week after overturning a.

Meet the Baseball Fans Suing to Change the Business of Televising Games

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Eriq Gardner A new antitrust lawsuit alleges that the deals between Major League Baseball and cable and satellite TV companies need to be reviewed as a violation of antitrust law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business Comcast DirecTV Major League Baseball

Why Has the Supreme Court Taken So Long On Video Game Ruling?

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Eriq Gardner What's taking the high court so long to decide whether states can ban violent video game sales to minors? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business