Hulu Sued By Insurance Company Over Privacy Violation Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Tech Business HuluEriq Gardner Online video hub is facing a class action that alleges substantial damages for the alleged use of "zombie cookies" and won't get any immediate assistance from its insurer. read more. THR, Esq.

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Hulu Beats Big Privacy Lawsuit Over Video Viewing Disclosures

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Those suing under the Video Privacy Protection Act can''t establish that Hulu knew what Facebook might do with information being shared. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Hulu wins patent infringement case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Hulu might not be the favorite website of TV creators like Steve Levitan ("Modern Family"), but the studio-owned video platform has a fan in federal court. Hulu has survived a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a company.

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Hollywood Docket: Brian Mulligan, Hulu Privacy, 'Ali' Residuals

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hulu Peter Farrelly Business A roundup of entertainment law news including the rejection of a $750 million lawsuit over an alleged Farrelly brothers infringement. read more. The Business Bobby Farrelly THR Online THR, Esq.

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TV's Top Showrunners Make a Play for Digital Ad Revenue and Hulu Profits (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Television Business Amazon.com CBS Hulu NBC Netflix 2 Broke Girls Modern FamilyAs online streaming of hit shows gets more lucrative for networks and studios, one lawyer is attempting to pry loose meaningful participation for creators. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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Hulu Beats Big Privacy Lawsuit Over Video Viewing Disclosures

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Those suing under the Video Privacy Protection Act can''t establish that Hulu knew what Facebook might do with information being shared. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

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Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit Against Hulu Proceeds

Media Law Prof Blog

The New York Times discusses the invasion of privacy lawsuit brought against Hulu here. The case, In Re Hulu Privacy Litigation, raises the question The suit is based on the Video Privacy Protection Act. More here from the Hollywood Reporter.

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Lawsuit says NBCU stole Hulu from Hulavision

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Video-sharing sensation Hulu and founding investor NBC Universal were sued today by a Canadian company called Hulavision, which claims NBCU execs stole its trademark and trade secrets after meeting with its founder. Hulavision and principal Errol.

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Hulu Launches New Subscription Service

Media Law Prof Blog

Web service Hulu is now offering a subscription service, $9.99 The new service, called Hulu Plus, allows subscribers to watch entire seasons of ABC, NBC, Fox, and other networks (though still not CBS or per month, all you can watch.

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SNL Portman Short is Hulu Hit

Thompson On Hollywood

Natalie Portman did, with aplomb (back in 2007) and it's one of the most popular shorts on Hulu. Tags: Hulu Hulu Natalie Portman Saturday Night Live When you're a squeaky clean white Harvard grad with a demure pixie appeal, what better way to spruce up your street cred than rap on Saturday Night Live? The long tail lives.

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Hulu Suffers Setback in Privacy Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A California judge says that plaintiffs don''t have to show actual injuries in a lawsuit over information shared with advertisers. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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Hollywood Docket: Hulu clamps down; Wesley Snipes appeals sentence; domain theft indictment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hulu appears to have adopted. Entertainment law news this morning: ABC says it has received 1,500 complaints over Adam Lambert's sexually-charged performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday. No word yet on whether the FCC intends to take action.

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Watch out, Hulu. Meet the new Napster of television

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Every once in a while, an upstart company will come along and tout some obscure provision of copyright law that would seemingly upend everything we think we know about the legalities of distributing entertainment content. Allow us.

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Judge Allows 'Zombie Cookie' Suit To Proceed Against Hulu

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Denial of motion to dismiss class action suit shows Web media companies continue to be troubled by the Video Privacy Protection Act. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Tech Business

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The Hidden Concerns of the Comcast/NBC Deal–Will You Take Away My Hulu?

JetLawBlog

It is this note that draws the attention to the Internet interests involved in this deal–NBC’s Hulu , Comcast’s Fancast , and the TV Everywhere (a joint enterprise between Comcast and Time Warner). Steve Burke, Comcast’s operating chief, answered one such question: Is ‘Hulu Premium’ an option? He answered, “That is certainly not in the cards,” implying that Hulu will maintain its free model.

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How does Hulu work, then?

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy New records indicate that Google offered Viacom $592 million to license its shows and movies to YouTube shortly after acquiring the video website. This revelation stems from Viacom’s ongoing copyright suit against Google and YouTube, filed in March 2007. In a deposition given by Google co-founder Larry Page on October 1, 2009, [.].

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Why is Hulu winning where Kazaa founders and YouTube failed?

Music Technology Policy

Excellent piece by the erudite Saul Hansell in today's NYT: " Why Hulu Succeeded as Other Video Sites Failed " It helps if you can identify your audience and have a well-respected and trustworthy brand The answer may be in the question.

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'08 SXSW Films streaming on Hulu

Thompson On Hollywood

Former SXSW producer Matt Dentler made the announcement today (via Facebook), that mega video site Hulu would be streaming a trio of last year's SXSW competitors. Mary Bronstein's quirky drama, "Yeast," Sandra Oh's comedy "Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity" (Winner - Vancouver Film Festival), and the Daniel Maclvor comedy, "Wilby Wonderful.". Here's "Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity." Enjoy

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Fox Responds to Reports of 'Piracy Surge' Following Hulu Policy Change

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Network defends recently-enacted move to delay online availability of shows for most as a plan that will ultimately result in "maximum benefit" for all TV viewers. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business FOX Glee

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Hollywood Docket: ABC skywriting; Hulu business model; EFF hall of shame

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning: Either because of bad publicity or environmental regulations, Disney's ABC network has scrapped a plan to cover the skies of major cities with giant red "V"'s to promote the debut of its alien invasion drama.

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The Brothers Bloom: Intro on Hulu

Thompson On Hollywood

Here's the first seven minutes of The Brothers Bloom , on Hulu: Tags: Directors Adrien Brody Mark Ruffalo Rachel Weisz Rian Johnson The Brothers Bloom Let's be honest. It was not good news for filmmaker Rian Johnson ( Brick ) and backer Endgame when Summit pushed back the opening of the European caper comedy Brothers Bloom from October to May 15 (broadening on May 22 and 29).

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Hollywood Docket: Eminem Publisher Settles Audi Suit; Breitbart Defamation Suit Continues; Rovi v. Hulu

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A roundup of new lawsuits, settlements, and court decisions in entertainment. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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How Secure Is Hulu's Network From Hackers?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq GardnerHulu was supposed to be the industry-supported video-streaming website that would help beat back piracy by offering an attractive alternative to illegal file-sharing.The platform, co-owned by NBC Universal, News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners, has found some traction.

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New Year, New Laws.

Gordon P. Firemark

IN REVENUE DEFEATED IN FAIR USE OH THE PLACES WE’LL BOLDLY GO – REVERSED EN BANC $1B DAMAGES AWARD AGAINST COX UPHELD NIKI MINAJ SETTLES WITH TRACY CHAPMAN IN MGM/STARZ EXCLUSIVITY SUIT, COURT INTERPRETS PETRELLA CASE ACT NOW LAW LAWFUL STREAMING ACT PASSED TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT PASSED NETFLIX/HULU DEALT LOSS IN MISSOURI LOCAL TAX CASE NETFLIX SETTLES ENOLA HOLMES CASE. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post New Year, New Laws.

Fox Shareholder Sues to Stop Disney Acquisition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The absence of financial projections for Hulu in SEC filings are among the ommissions alleged to violate securities rules. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Hulu website may end free ride for popular television shows. Tags: Uncategorized Amazon anonymity Australia blog Conrad Murray copyright infringement Craigslist cyberattack cyberterrorism D&D drug companies dungeons and dragons e-book FBI FDA First Amendment fourteenth amendment google grand jury Hulu ISP lead paint manslaughter Michael Irvin Michael Jackson movie rental NFL NFLPA NSA pharmaceuticals revenue sharing Schylling superbowl teleportation YouTube In the news.

Viacom will sue bloggers who post unauthorized 'Daily Show' clips

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Hulu announced yesterday that Comedy Central was pulling "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" from the popular video website. The decision will impact the many downstream websites that have relied on Hulu's embedded player to gain.

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Former 'One Life to Live' Writer Sues ABC Over Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sam Hall says he struck a deal for a weekly payment so long as the soap opera was broadcast, but never got anything when it began appearing on Hulu. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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Class action says media companies deploy 'zombie cookies'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

District Court in California targets NBC Universal, MTV Networks, Hulu, JibJab. By Eriq Gardner Some top entertainment companies are being accused of secretly spying on the online habits of their website users. A new class action lawsuit filed in U.S.

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Major Studios Won't Consolidate, but Minors May Merge

Thompson On Hollywood

Some studios want to pursue a Hulu model, others prefer following iTunes or Netflix. Tags: Cash Crunch DVDs Studios cash crunch debt downloads DVDs Hulu libraries mergers recession studios The economy is a ruthless, Darwinian Master. Only the strong shall survive, and that applies to the mighty studios as well as everyone else. Sure, the theatrical market is holding up pretty well.

It's the content, stupid.

Music Technology Policy

Here's a makeover test for you.try watching a couple videos on Hulu and then watching a couple videos on YouTube. Hulu looks like something worth paying for and YouTube looks like.well, something not worth paying for. That is, try watching professional content then amateur content. Including amateur copies of professional content. The difference in production values is really quite remarkable.

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Musicians Play a New (Media) Tune

Digital Media Law

For instance, when a television show is streamed on ad-supported new media (such as the free version of Hulu), the above the line unions and guilds receive residuals but IATSE and AFM don’t. In the “While you were out” department, the American Federation of Musicians and the studios signed a new deal. four months ago. But don’t feel like we’re late to the party — the deal doesn’t seem to have been reported in the Hollywood press. Talk about sotto voce.

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Episode 85 – Over The Top, Net Neutrality, and more

Gordon P. Firemark

Hulu Launches Live TV Service for $40/Mo, Which Includes Its Streaming Library. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. Hulu Launches Live TV Service for $40/Mo, Which Includes Its Streaming Library. 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.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 14

Gordon P. Firemark

Watch out, Hulu. In this Episode: follow ups. Letterman v. Phoenix? Naked Cowpersons. Eminem wins on downloads. ASCAP Loses on downloads. MADONNA not the only material girl. Ivi, Inc. says it doesn’t need a license for tv rebroadcasts. Righthaven: Troll or Defender? Vernor v. Autodesk – is the first sale doctrine dead? GET CLE CREDIT for this episode. SHOW NOTES. Follow ups. Paris Hilton settles “That’s Hot” litigation.

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Producers of Copyrighted Content – They Just Don’t Get It

The Legal Satyricon

I really thought that everyone was coming closer together, though, producers and consumers, when I discovered a service called Hulu this summer. When I finally got my wits about me, I did a few Google searches and came across the Hulu website. I watched the entire first season of NBC’s Life on Hulu, and I continue to watch new episodes to date - even though that show airs the same night and time as ABC’s Lost , which sits as my highest priority Season Pass on TiVo.

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Cat Fight in the Fox’s Den

Digital Media Law

They need them now, with ad revenue shrinking, and customers departing networks in favor of cable channels — a multi-decade trend — and, more recently, video games, Internet TV sites such as Hulu, unauthorized (pirated) content, and user-generated content such as on YouTube. Until moments ago (mid-day Jan.

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What Does the Internet Mean for the Movie Business?

Digital Media Law

The talk focuses on such sites as Hulu and such issues as whether and/or when the Internet will overshadow television, or whether all television will be Internet based. There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the relationship between the Internet and television.

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Eighteen People Indicted for 25 Million Dollar Indie Film Scam

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Attorney Press Release My Article on Protecting Investors Sundance Announces Online Distribution Opportunities for Sundance Institute Films iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix, SundanceNOW and YouTube to Participate, with New Video as Exclusive Aggregation Partner. Federal authorities have charged 18 people in a boiler room scam, accusing them of bilking investors out of millions of dollars, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

All Content is Free. So Let's Shut Down The Internet

The Digital Lowdown

Hulu recently announced their intention to start charging to view their TV shows and films. There are rumors that Myspace Music is going to announce a paid, premium service. Several free, ad-supported music services have had very public crash and burns. And yet, the consensus of most media experts is that consumers do not want to pay for their music. I have to wonder why music has to feel like free. 29 days a month, our cable TV service feels free.

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IP Colloquium: Can content survive online?

Copyrights & Campaigns

They touch on topics ranging from copyright enforcement on UGC sites, to the economics of online advertising, to the question whether new business models like Hulu's and Redbox's can support the creation of motion pictures.

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Recommended read from Salon.com: The discomfiting truth about white feminism: Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler & the movement's long history of racial insensitivity

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Amy Poehler has not spoken publicly about it, nor has the actress who delivered the lines in the show, nor has anyone affiliated with Hulu, which hosts the series

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SAG Presidential Candidate: I'll Seek Strike Authorization Next Year if Elected

Digital Media Law

Not only does it not get Hulu or other network websites such as CBS.com, even the YouTube and Yahoo it does get are unusable. In an open conference call today, SAG VP and presidential candidate Anne-Marie Johnson said she will seek a strike authorization next year, before the mandated early negotiations next fall, if she’s elected.

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SAG & The Studios: What Are They Fighting Over?

Digital Media Law

They’re going to watch television content through pirate sites if it’s not available on network sites and Hulu (co-owned by News Corp. There are television programs being rerun on Hulu and movies available for download on Amazon, but these aren’t relevant either, because SAG’s not threatening to strike over them. However, Hulu is mostly content from traditional television.

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