Copyright Royalty Board Announces Changes in Judges

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With the Copyright Royalty Board now in the early stages of the next proceeding to consider webcasting royalties (see our article here ) as well as other proceedings including the distribution of cable and satellite television royalties to TV programmers (see these CRB notices ), the Chief Judge of the CRB, Suzanne Barnett, announced her retirement earlier this month. His position is temporary, so it is possible that a new Judge could be appointed for this slot at some point in the future.

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Judge Dismisses Nunes Attempt To Sue Twitter Over Bovine Account

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A judge has dismissed Representative Devin Nunes's lawsuit against Twitter over the content of the Twitter account @DevinCow because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act doesn't allow courts to treat social media platforms as publishers of the content of

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Copyright Royalty Board Announces Changes in Judges

Broadcast Law Blog

With the Copyright Royalty Board now in the early stages of the next proceeding to consider webcasting royalties (see our article here ) as well as other proceedings including the distribution of cable and satellite television royalties to TV programmers (see these CRB notices ), the Chief Judge of the CRB, Suzanne Barnett, announced her retirement earlier this month. His position is temporary, so it is possible that a new Judge could be appointed for this slot at some point in the future.

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Judge Judy's $47 Million Salary Isn't Too Much, Rules Real Judge

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CBS scores a big win as a Los Angeles judge dismisses a talent agency's claim that Judy Sheindlin's compensation was purposely structured to wipe out profits on the syndicated hit.

Judge Refuses To Grant TRO in Bolton Case

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Here's a link to Judge Lamberth's ruling in U. Bolton. The "horse is out of the barn" but Ambassador Bolton might not get to keep the winnings from the horse race

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District Court Judge Dismisses OAN Defamation Suit Against Maddow, MSNBC

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District Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit that Herring Networks, owner of One America News Network, brought against Rachel Maddow and other defendants, based on a statement Ms. A U.S.

Disney Misused 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen' Copyrights, Says Judge

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An injunction bid against Redbox fails as the judge determines Disney is leveraging its copyright monopoly beyond the scope of its rights. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Judge in Murder Case Sues 'Gosnell' Filmmakers Over Depiction

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Judge Jeffrey Minehart says filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have portrayed him "as a villain in their story of the righteous versus the wicked."

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Endangered by Judge's Ruling

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The family of two members killed by the 1977 plane crash have won an injunction against 'Street Survivor.' read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Age Censorship Law

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"It's difficult to imagine how AB 1687 could not violate the First Amendment," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online SAG-AFTRA Labor

Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

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Artem Vaulin, awaiting extradition from Poland, can't convince the judge he's being charged with something — secondary copyright infringement — that's not a crime.

Judge delays dropping Michael Flynn's criminal case

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Judge Allows 'Columbo' Fraud Lawsuit Against Universal

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William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

On the Latest LawNext: How One Tech-Savvy Judge Jury-Rigged An Online Court

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Judge Scott U. Even before the coronavirus crisis caused courts to shut down, Judge Schlegel was conducting hearings via Zoom, scheduling sessions via Calendly, and communicating with staff and counsel via Slack. As chair of the Specialty Treatment Courts in Jefferson Parish, La.,

Olivia de Havilland Gets Judge's Green Light in 'Feud' Lawsuit Against FX

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A judge denies the network's bid to strike on First Amendment grounds. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Judge Won't Let Ex-Fox News Star Keep Secret Her Feminism Book Was Ghostwritten By Man

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A judge rejects Andrea Tantaros' argument that professional jeopardy overcomes a presumption of access to judicial documents. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Judge Allows Copyright Claims Over Technology Used on Disney's 'Avengers'

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The judge looks at past piracy cases and finds this situation more comparable to Napster than Google. Disney, Paramount and Fox must contend with a lawsuit over "stolen" technology. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Read Judge Leon's A.T.T.-Time Warner Decision

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District Court Judge Richard Leon's (lengthy) A.T.& Read U. Time Warner merger decision, courtesy of a CNBC link. Discussion here (CBS), Variety, CNBC

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Judge Allows Brett Ratner to Pursue Defamation Claim Against Rape Accuser

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A Hawaii judge also ruled that California's anti-SLAPP law will apply. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Brett Ratner nsfs

Seibert-Fohr on the Independence of Judges and Their Freedom of Expression

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Ania Seibert-Fohr, University of Heidelberg, has published The Independence of Judges and their Freedom of Expression: An Ambivalent Relationship. Judges posting tweets on Twitter, writing columns in newspapers and pronouncing their views in public lectures

Comic-Con: This Year's Convention Comes With a Judge's Gag Order

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With a trial looming, a judge expresses concern about what's being discussed on social media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online Comic-Con 2017

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Score One for the Serfs: Copyright Royalty Judges Mandate MLC/DLC “Settlement”…With a “But”

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The drafters of Title I of the MMA (which is where the MLC-DLC rule reside) put it on the Copyright Royalty Judges to decide if the “administrative assessment” was fair and reasonable. Always read the footnotes.

Judge Grants Summary Judgment In Defamation Case Against Buzzfeed

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District Court Judge Victor Marrero has granted Buzzfeed's request for summary judgment in Leidig v. Buzzfeed, agreeing with the defendant that the plaintiffs could not demonstrate that the statements they complained of were false or that they could

Judge Judy's $47M Salary Isn't Reasonable, Says Talent Agency

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New court papers in an accounting lawsuit showcase financials for the courtroom drama and point to the salaries of other TV stars. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Judy Sheindlin Representation

Judge Asked to Freeze Weinstein Co. Assets

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The request comes from the trustee overseeing Steve Bannon's bankrupt company, who in court papers describes being "almost certainly the largest unsecured creditor of TWC." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online autoplay

Kesha's Amended Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Rejected by Judge

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A judge rules it's too speculative what Sony might do and also denies her attempt at imposing California's seven-year limit on personal service contracts.

Judge Upholds Hulk Hogan's $140 Million Trial Victory Against Gawker

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The judge hears from the wrestler's attorney, who emphasized the importance of privacy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Judge Rules Milwaukee Flouted U.S. Constitution in Response to 'Pokemon Go' Craze

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A federal judge warns of censorship. The city didn't like the prospect of rare flora being trampled by game players. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Judge Allows $900 Million 'Conjuring' Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

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The studio's bid to dismiss or force arbitration is rejected with an April 16 trial scheduled. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Rules Surveillance Lawsuit Against Fox News Doesn't Warrant Sanctions

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The judge won't characterize Andrea Tantaros' claims as "clearly frivolous" and says sanctions against attorney Judd Burstein "may lead to unintended and problematic consequences."

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Judge Won't Let FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Stop Lawsuit Alleging Charter Throttled Netflix

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Rejecting a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New York's attorney general, a judge notes how the FCC said that states "continue to play their vital role in protecting consumers from fraud."

Judge Overturns Jury's Verdict That 'Jersey Boys' Is a Copyright Infringement

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After nearly a decade in court, a Nevada judge decides that producers, writers and the director of the hit musical fairly used an unpublished biography.

Judge Rules "We Shall Overcome" Verse Not Under Valid Copyright

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The win goes to the legal team that prevailed over "Happy Birthday to You." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Judge Throws Out 'New Girl' Idea Theft Claims

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Two writers suing over the Zooey Deschanel show told the judge that they were once represented by a law firm representing the show's executive producer.

Judge Clears Path for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Trial in June

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The Harper Lee Estate and Scott Rudin are set to do battle in New York over Aaron Sorkin's version after an Alabama judge transfers the venue of the case.

Judge Allows Profits Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Drake Albums

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Cash Money may have settled with Lil Wayne, but its legal problems — now Universal's — aren't over. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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Federal District Judge Dismisses Russian Free-Speech Challenge To Facebook's Shutdown of Its Account

Media Law Prof Blog

Federal District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Agency of News (FAN) against Facebook for shutting down its account. Judge Koh ruled that Facebook is

Judge Won't Pause VidAngel Injunction

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The site will seek emergency relief from the 9th Circuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Judge Dismisses Sumner Redstone Health Lawsuit

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A judge rejects Manuela Herzer's petition in LA Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Judge Tosses Playboy's Lawsuit Over Links to Centerfold Photos

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The magazine sued over a Boing Boing post linking to "scans of every Playboy Playmate centerfold." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online Playboy

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Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan

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The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing 'Masterminds,' 'The Disappointments Room,' 'Before I Wake,' 'Kidnap,' 'Strangers 2' and other films.

Judge Won't Let Kesha Escape Dr. Luke Contract

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Despite the pop star's sexual abuse allegations, the judge says it's not reasonable to "decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Dr. Luke

Judge Rejects New "Blurred Lines" Trial, Trims Damages to $5.3 Million

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The judge has also ruled that Universal Music and T.I. should be held liable for copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online