“Big Pimpin'” Trial: Jay Z Song Stirs International Copyright Law Debate

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Music Music Business THR Online Jay Z Timbaland InternationalExactly how does the concept of "moral rights" cover — or not cover — the rapper's 1999 chart-topper? read more. THR, Esq. Earshot THR, Esq.

In honor of International Podcast Day…

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September 30th is International Podcast Day… And I’m presenting a webinar about… You guessed it. The post In honor of International Podcast Day… originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Asked and Ansswered: International Copyright Protection

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Asked and Ansswered: International Copyright Protection is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Asked & Answered berne convention copyright international Q: Vince asks: Does having an IP [screenplay] copyrighted in one country make it binding in another country?

CNN's Internal Debate: Go After Bill O'Reilly Divorce Records?

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The Fox News anchor is resisting a bid to disclose everything from financial records to the medication prescribed to his children. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Casemaker Gets International Legal Materials Through Partnership With vLex

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The legal research service Casemaker has partnered with the international legal research service vLex in a joint licensing agreement that gives clients of both companies access to more of the world’s laws. The agreement enables Casemaker clients for the first time to search for international case law and materials directly from Casemaker’s website.

ICM Interns Settlement Given Final Approval By Judge

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The nod on a $725K deal comes after an important appeals court ruling. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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Kevin Costner Suit Seeks $3.85M for Film Festival 'Fraud'

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The actor-producer is suing Kylin Pictures for using his name to sell 'Shanghai Sojourners' at the Shanghai International Film Festival and then removing him from the project and not paying him. Movies Movies THR Online Kevin Costner Shanghai International Film Festival Asia International

Lionsgate's $1.3M Settlement With Ex-Interns Gets Preliminary Approval

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The judge looks at a big 2nd Circuit opinion and decides it doesn't bar class certification here. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

'Charlie Rose' Interns Settle Unpaid Wages Lawsuit

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The host will pay them $110 per week worked -- plus $50,000 in legal fees to the college grad who sued on their behalf. read more. Charlie Rose The Business THR, Esq. Television Labor Business

Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art

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Business Movies Business THR Online InternationalThe government asserts that funding for Red Granite films came from stolen Malaysian funds and that Leonardo DiCaprio was gifted artwork purchased with embezzled money. The actor has already turned over a Marlon Brando Oscar. read more.

Google Has a Big Canadian Problem — and It's Getting Desperate

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Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online InternationalAfter losing up north, Google takes the battle over a worldwide injunction to an American court. But it's unlikely to be the tech giant's last stop. read more. THR, Esq.

Judge Grants Preliminary Approval of Fox Interns Settlement

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The resolution to a closely-watched case is deemed "fair, reasonable and adequate." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Vizio Files Fraud Lawsuit Against China's LeEco After $2 Billion Merger Fails

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Business Television Tech Business THR Online Asia InternationalThe TV manufacturer alleges LeEco concocted a "secret plan" to create a false impression it was financially healthy and to steal information about customers. read more. THR, Esq.

Universal's Insurer Says Studio Ignoring Realities of Warfare in 21st Century

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Business Television Business THR Online InternationalThe production of a USA Network show was suspended due to Hamas rocket fire into Israel, and now comes a clash over the meaning of "war." read more. THR, Esq.

Roger Ailes Fires Back at Gretchen Carlson's "Defamatory" Lawsuit as Fox Launches Internal Investigation

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"This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online 21st Century Fox Roger Ailes

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Hollywood Interns: Fox Lawsuit Likely to Break Ground

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A proposed class action breaks down how Fox has allegedly exploited unpaid labor. Both sides make arguments in anticipation of a summary judgment ruling later this year. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business 20th Century Fox Film

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Hollywood Docket: Oscar Nominee Claims Copyright Infringement, MGM Hit With Intern Lawsuit

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Plus Showtime's fight against piracy of its Mayweather-Pacquiao match and a photographer's claim over photos of N.W.A. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music THR Online MGM Showtime

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Warner Music Group Settles Lawsuit Over Unpaid Interns

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A deal to end litigation is expected to cover thousands who formerly worked at the music company. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. Business

A Superb Source for Global and International Law

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But did you know that there is an international network of some 22 legal institutes and similar organizations, all devoted to providing free access to the law? You probably are familiar with the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, a pioneering publisher of U.S. legal materials online. While these various LIIs generally focus on [.]. General

Ennio Morricone Sues to Reclaim Rights to Film Scores

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The Business Movies Music Business THR Online InternationalHe wants a court to declare successful termination of a copyright grant against objections that three of his scores were created as works-made-for-hire. read more. THR, Esq.

Mass “Address Unknown” NOI Loophole Continue Apace With Growing International Implications

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[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared in the MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter. Subscribe by signing up for MTP by email.].

Bloomberg Hit With $60M Lawsuit for Ending African TV Deal After Bad Publicity

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Business Television Business THR Online InternationalThe business news company allegedly came up with pretext for termination after a reporter inquired about the "irony" of unpaid staffers in light of Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy. read more. THR, Esq.

LeEco Blames Chinese Authorities for Failure of $2 Billion Vizio Merger

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Business Television Tech Business THR Online Asia InternationalIn court documents, the "Netflix of China" says the American TV giant took $40 million instead of fighting over the "real" reasons why the Chinese government blocked the merger. read more. THR, Esq.

Roman Polanski Denied Guarantee of No Jail Time in U.S. Return

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Movies Movies THR Online Roman Polanski International"Polanski is not entitled to avail himself of this court's power to hear his demands while he openly stands in contempt of a legal order from this very court." read more. THR, Esq.

Warner Music Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Interns

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Justin Henry says he sometimes worked more than 40 hours per week for no pay as an intern at Atlantic Records in 2007. read more. The Business Music Warner Music Group Warner Bros. THR, Esq. Business

'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Challenges U.S. Government's 1MDB Seizures

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The Business Movies Business THR Online InternationalRed Granite co-founder Riza Aziz says through court documents he's an "innocent owner" of assets allegedly derived from embezzlement. read more. THR, Esq.

Entertainment Law Update 41- Video Chat with the Interns

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While regular co-host Tamera Bennett was I was joined via Google Plus Hangouts by the interns who work on the show: Kelsey O’Leary. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (U.S. Entertainment Law Update 41- Video Chat with the Interns is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P.

Nielsen Sued for Billions Over Allegedly Manipulated TV Ratings

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The Business Television Business Nielsen Company InternationalIn a huge new lawsuit, the business of TV ratings is fingered for rampant corruption by India's largest TV news network. read more. THR, Esq.

Melania Trump Settles With Daily Mail Parent Over Escort Story

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Business Politics Business THR Online Melania Trump InternationalThe deal includes an apology and money for the First Lady. read more. THR, Esq.

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Google Sued for Suggesting Rupert Murdoch and Other Celebrities Are Jewish

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Tech Tech Business Jon Hamm Rupert Murdoch InternationalEriq Gardner French organization says Google search engine's auto-complete is anti-Semitic. read more. THR, Esq.

Episode 42 – Attack of the Interns

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Interns prevail in Black Swan lawsuit. and more… Episode 42 – Attack of the Interns is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. I’ve just posted the latest episode of my podcast over at Entertainment Law Update.

Cyberspace Resources and International Law

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International Law and the Apportionment of Cyberspace in Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Cyberdialogue 2012: What is Stewardship in Cyberspace? Duncan B. Hollis, Temple University School of Law, has published Stewardship versus Sovereignty? Here is the abstract. The 2012

'Orphan Black' Producers Facing Another Lawsuit From Screenwriter

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Movies Movies THR Online Orphan Black InternationalStephen Henricks sued producers of the hit BBC America series for copyright infringement in federal court last year and has filed another suit in state court for breach of implied contract. read more. THR, Esq.

Embattled Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Good for Hollywood, Says Official

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The Business Australia Chile Japan Mexico New Zealand USA Business THR Online InternationalSenior trade official Michael Froman makes the case for the TPP but acknowledges political headwinds. read more. THR, Esq.

Aretha Franklin Seeks Emergency Injunction to Stop 'Amazing Grace' at Telluride Film Festival

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Risky Business Movies Movies Business THR Online Aretha Franklin Telluride Film Festival TIFF 2015 Toronto International Film FestivalThe singer asks a Colorado judge to prevent the release of the Sydney Pollack film, which will screen in Telluride and Toronto. read more. THR, Esq.

Hollywood Docket: David Letterman's Interns; Lifetime's Killer Movie; BBCA's 'Orphan Black'

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Entertainment law news including a lawsuit against AMC for sharing video viewing habits with Facebook read more. The Business The Walking Dead AMC THR Online THR, Esq. Television Lifetime BBC America CBS David Letterman Business

Offshore Servers and International Law

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Swanson, Hamline University School of Law, has published Google Sets Sail: Ocean-Based Server Farms and International Law at 43 Connecticut Law Review 709 (2011). Steven R. Here is the abstract. In recent years, the oceans have become a venue for

4 Movies That Every Rep Should (And My Intern Must) See

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Good repping is the art of persuading people to agree to your terms. Not all salesmen are lawyers but all good lawyers (and agents) are salesmen. You can sell hard or you can sell soft.

Global Songwriter and Composer Organizations Send Open Letter to RIAA Proposing Solution to Massive Failures to Accord Credit and Respect International Laws of Moral Rights

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[ For more information go to BASCA website.]. An Open Letter. 15 th August 2017. Mr. Cary Sherman. Mr. Mitch Glazier. Via email. Dear Messrs. Sherman and Glazier, It was with great disappointment that we read the recent RIAA comments to the Copyright Office in connection with moral rights; in particular, with regard to the right of attribution.

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Judge OKs Bigger Lawsuit Over Fox's Intern Programs (Exclusive)

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Suit expands from interns who worked on Fox Searchlight's "Black Swan" to class action that possibly targets all Fox internship programs. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Black Swan Business