Museum cameras capture theft of Van Gogh painting

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" A Dutch crime show has aired security footage revealing how an art thief smashed his way through reinforced glass doors at a museum with a sledgehammer, raced into the building and ran out with a precious Vincent van Gogh painting tucked under his right arm.

Copyright and Control of Museum Art Images

Media Law Prof Blog

Brown, Columbia University, have published Control of Museum Art Images: The Reach and Limits of Copyright and Licensing in The Structure of Intellectual Property Law 269-284 (Annette Kur and Vytautas Mizaras, eds Kenneth D. Crews, Columbia University, and Melissa A.

Museum of IP: Game Genie

Pixelization

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Museum of IP: Game Genie

Pixelization

Tags: Museum of Intellectual Property Video Games Copyright

Fight Over Light: Museum and Condo Complex Seek Mediation

Current Trends

Lighting is key in museum exhibits. So important to the Nasher Sculpture Center in downtown Dallas, that early in its design, covenants were agreed to with surrounding land owners to limit how light would reflect or be directed into the museum space. The Nasher’s new neighbor, the 42 story Museum Condo complex, is throwing a lot more light on the museum (pun intended). Dig deeper into the research behind light damage and museums by clicking this link.

Harper Lee Sues Hometown Museum for Exploiting 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An Alabama museum claiming to be the "model" for the famous courtroom setting of the book stands accused of attempting to take advantage of the 87-year-old author''s poor health. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

Anti-Columbus Day: Decolonize This Museum

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The new Museum of the Bible confronts the challenge of presenting slavery and the Confederacy - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In Washington, a museum will open this week — with new depictions of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate flag on the walls, and proslavery texts in its display cases. The leaders of the Museum of the Bible asked many scholars for input about how to depict the Bible’s role in slavery and the Civil War, and ultimately chose to include the Confederate imagery. ‘We The new Museum of the Bible confronts the challenge of presenting slavery and the Confederacy - The Washington Post

Then, Now, Going Forward

Gordon P. Firemark

BUZZFEED-LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OVER POTENTIAL FUTURE INFRINGEMENTS ISN’T A RELEVANT ISSUE GOOGLE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS AGAINST INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT OVER LYRICS SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF KINGS 50 Cent vs. Rick Ross – Connecticut Common Law claim ACTRESS WINS FAIR USE LAWSUIT AGAINST DIRECTOR FOR DEMO REEL FRANKENSTEIN OF FAIR USE IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM MARANO V METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (USDC, S.D.

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Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Who really owns the CG characters in blockbuster films like 'Avengers' and 'Night at the Museum'? On Monday, a judge was told it's not the studios. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Monday Morning JETLawg

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Five masterpieces , including work by Matisse and Picasso, stolen from Paris museum. Microsoft Twitter patent webcam spy software Jerry O'Connell law school CRM Matisse Picasso Paris museum Dalai Lama Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences GoDaddy.com Roger Wireless Toronto In the news… School in Pennsylvania gives laptops to students and uses webcams to spy on them at home. Actor Jerry O’Connell puts law school on hold to “just play one on TV.&#.

Recession Red: LACMA Shuts Down Film Program

Thompson On Hollywood

The cash crunch is hitting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which has quietly been letting go of many of its curators. I loved the programming, but it was arcane and eclectic, as a museum's should be, not designed to "build an audience.". For four decades, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has fed film aficionados a steady diet of movie masterpieces -- retrospectives that included works from Roman Polanski, Cary Grant, Ernst Lubitsch and, in a current series, James Mason.

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Bruce M.Wright - My favorite Judge who married me once at the Studio Museum In Harlem (the first wedding there) after taking my ex wife and I out, and getting us drunk on some wonderful red wine while he recited Elizabethan poetry.

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SBA Announces It Will Open Save Our Stages Grant Applications On April 8

Music Technology Policy

This vital economic aid will provide a much-needed lifeline for live venues, museums, movie theatres and many more.” The Small Business Administration has announced that it will open the Small Venue Operators Grant applications on April 8.

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McCutcheon on Copyrighting Culture: Photography and the Public Domain @UWALawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

This article is inspired by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent announcement Jani McCutcheon, University of Western Australia Law School, is publishing Copyrighting Culture: Photography and the Public Domain in Photography and Culture (forthcoming). Here is the abstract.

MEEP – M33P is teh L33T!

The Legal Satyricon

Today, I was at the Children’s museum in San Diego, and I scrawled MEEP on the chalkboard. You know why? Because it’s my fucking goddamn right to do so, and because Danvers High School is run by asshats. Apparently, students at Danvers High, in Massachusetts, have adopted a little meme of using [.].

Nature’s Case for Same-Sex Marriage - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Stepping from the northern border of the Mall into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, we come face-to-taxidermied-face with our great ape relatives. Before these apes were sequestered in museum cabinets, homosexual bonds were a natural part of their lives. This is especially true for our closest living cousins, the bonobos and chimpanzees. Nature’s Case for Same-Sex Marriage - NYTimes.com

“The Alamo” Who Owns The Trademark?

Current Trends

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed a federal trademark application on October 13, 2009 claiming a first use of the mark “The Alamo&# on January 26, 1905 for Museum services, namely, exhibiting to the public a historical site. The application is only for the operation of the museum. Maybe the applicant had a two step plan: 1) see how far we get with the museum services; 2) file for the branded items if we succeed on the museum?

Renowned artist Esther Mahlangu urges Africans to hold on to their traditions | World news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images After years working in provincial cultural museums in South Africa under the repressive and racist apartheid regime, Mahlangu’s breakthrough came when her work was shown in Paris at the Pompidou Centre in 1989.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 045

Gordon P. Firemark

Harper Lee Sues Hometown Museum for Exploiting ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ The Hollywood Reporter. Monroe County Heritage Museum (S.D. Now she is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroe County, Alabama, for exploiting her trademark and personality rights. Lee also objects to claims that the mission of the Monroe County Heritage Museum is historical, saying, “Its actual work does not touch upon history. The museum has been doing what we always have done.

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Michael Jackson Exhibit at US Patent & Trademark Office

Current Trends

On July 15 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum opened a special exhibit featuring Michael Jackson’s trademark and patent applications. by Tamera H. Bennett. The exhibit, housed at the USPTO office in Alexandria, Virginia, is open through Labor Day weekend. More information can be found here and here.

I Can’t Remember The Alamo Trademark Dispute

Current Trends

The State of Texas, by the General Land Office, owns several registrations for “The Alamo” for museum services and gift shop services. Qwerky, Ltd., the owner of Swig Martini Bar in San Antonio, Texas is facing the big guns of Texas in a dispute over the trademark “I Can’t Remember The Alamo” for drinking glasses, t-shirts and restaurant/bar services.

RIP Paul Allen

Music Technology Policy

Better known was his support for Experience Music project (now MoPop) which is truly one of the few and the great music museums in the world. Paul Allen was a co-founder of Microsoft and hence a “tech billionaire.” ” But he used that wealth to make a contribution to music in smart and lasting ways through supporting music in Seattle and by doing so being an important voice for our business whether we knew it or not.

Lynching memorial leaves some quietly seething: 'Let sleeping dogs lie' | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The contradictions of Montgomery’s historical narratives were on full display this week as thousands of tourists and progressive activists flocked to the city to mark the opening of the country’s first memorial to lynching victims – while some locals quietly seethed, saying they resented the new museum for dredging up the past and feared it would incite anger and backlash within black communities. “It’s

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault against Jack McCollough in NYC

Law of Hollywood Land

It has been reported since Monday by several news outlets that Sutherland headbutted McCollough at an after party following a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault. Keifer Sutherland, star of The Lost Boys and Flatliners , has turned himself in yesterday to police in the Soho district of Manhattan over charges of assault against fashion designerJack McCollough.

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault against Jack McCollough in NYC

Law of Hollywood Land

It has been reported since Monday by several news outlets that Sutherland headbutted McCollough at an after party following a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault. Keifer Sutherland, star of The Lost Boys and Flatliners , has turned himself in yesterday to police in the Soho district of Manhattan over charges of assault against fashion designerJack McCollough.

America's First Muslims Were Slaves

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

1819 portrait Philadelphia Museum of Art) During the antebellum period in the South, the Muslim identity took on very different identity from the stereotype of an African slave. America's First Muslims Were Slaves A portrait of Omar Ibn Said around the 1850s.

Bones of Black children killed in police bombing used in Ivy League anthropology course

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

For years they sat in a cardboard box at the Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania where Monge is the leading bones expert.

State of Texas Opposes “The Alamo” Trademark Application

Current Trends

As previously reported , The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed a federal trademark application on October 13, 2009 claiming a first use of the mark “The Alamo” on January 26, 1905 for Museum services, namely, exhibiting to the public a historical site.

Opinion | I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial. - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

When my brother Frank and I were boys visiting our grandparents at their home in Virginia, just outside of Washington, we used to heckle our grandmother until she would drive us into town so we could visit the Smithsonian museum on the Mall.

Texas Grammy GPS: Music Business Professional Development

Current Trends

Trammell & Margaret Crow Asian Art Museum ( 2010 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201). The Texas Chapter of the Grammy Organization is hosting “Grammy GPS&# in Dallas, Texas on Monday, November 1, 2010. GRAMMY ® GPS: A Roadmap for Today’s Music Biz. Monday, November 1. Workshops 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join fellow music makers for a professional development event designed to inform musicians and industry professionals about today’s ever-changing music industry.

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Voyage of the Damned - Holocaust Ship of Shame.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Louis''s desperate passage back and forth across the Atlantic, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and its Survivors'' Registry are trying to trace the fates of its passengers, including Recha Weiler, the 61-year-old widow originally from Cologne." "As the St. Louis steamed toward Havana from Hamburg, Germany, with nearly 1,000 Jews fleeing the Nazis aboard, Recha Weiler desperately nursed her dying husband, Moritz.

Music Makers Mixer at NX35 March 11; Denton Texas

Current Trends

Other big attractions include a discussion with producer / musician / journalist Steve Albini and the grand opening of a museum honoring the history of the 8-track tape. Hosted by The Recording Academy®. Texas Chapter Board Members. March 11, 4pm-6pm. Dan’s Silverleaf. 103 Industrial Street, Denton, TX 76201. No Cover / No Wristband. More information and RSVP available at: [link]. Kick off NX35 2010 networking with the people who make music happen in Denton and the DFW area.

A Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Shame - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Holocaust Museum has also warned that a genocide against the Rohingya may be looming." "For the last three weeks, Buddhist-majority Myanmar has systematically slaughtered civilians belonging to the Rohingya Muslim minority, forcing 270,000 to flee to neighboring Bangladesh — with Myanmar soldiers shooting at them even as they cross the border. The Buddhists are killing us with bullets,” Noor Symon, a woman carrying her son, told a Times reporter. They burned houses and tried to shoot us.

St. Louis Man Charged With Making Bomb Threats Against Jewish Sites - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Louis man with making more than half a dozen bomb threats against Jewish community centers, schools and a Jewish history museum, an unsealed court document shows. "The federal authorities have charged a St. The man, Juan Thompson, made some of the threats in his own name and others in the name of a former girlfriend, apparently in an attempt to intimidate her, according to a federal complaint filed by the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan and unsealed on Friday.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans Than World War II

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

According to the National WWII Museum , 407,316 American soldiers were killed in the entirety of the war, and according to data from Johns Hopkins University, 408,011 Americans have now died of the coronavirus in under a year. Michael Dantas/AFP via Getty "In less than a year, U.S.

Google App Disables Art-Selfie Biometric Comparison Tool in Illinois and Texas

New Media and Technology Law

The Google Arts & Culture app , which was originally released a couple years ago, offers users virtual tours of museums and a searchable database of other art-related content. We have been closely following the legal and legislative developments relating to biometric privacy , and in particular, the flow of litigation under the Illinois biometrics privacy law.

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The look in Derek Chauvin's eyes was something worse than hate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Elie Wiesel claps as President Barack Obama speaks at the Holocaust Museum in 2012 in Washington.

SAG No News Press Release

Digital Media Law

He serves as a trustee of the SAG-Producers Pension & Health Plans, as well as vice president and founding director of the American Museum of the Moving Image, president of the Council of Motion Picture & Television Unions of New York City, secretary of the Motion Picture Players Welfare Fun and as a trustee of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. SAG's out with a press release confirming what was first reported about 10 hours ago.

Trump on Slavery: ‘Boy, That Is Not Good’ - The Daily Beast

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"President Trump on Wednesday visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture and was reportedly moved to audibly comment on the horrific nature of slavery during his tour. Martin Luther King Jr.’s s niece Alveda King accompanied the president and, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said that when Trump came upon a stone auction block for selling slaves, he commented: “Boy, that is just not good. That is not good.”

The Devil’s Greatest Trick: Google in Paris for the Great Art Heist

Music Technology Policy

Looking cozy in a long gray cardigan and black sneakers, he’s a preternaturally perfect ambassador, like a high-powered Google algorithm designed to co-opt museums and foundations so charmingly that curators will barely know they’d been appropriated. VERBAL. …anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. From The Usual Suspects , written by Christopher McQuarrie.

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'It's where we come from': the River People in Mexico left without a river | Environment | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

She spends her days beading traditional chaquira jewellery to sell at the community museum, and reminiscing about happier times spent fishing for tilapia and mullet. It’s cost us our language, culture and identity,” said Antonia González, Inocencia’s daughter who runs the museum. "They are called the River People, but they no longer have a river. Inocencia González is the traditional tribal elder of the Cucapá – the River People – in northern Mexico.

Little Ashes: Will Twilight's Pattinson Pull Women?

Thompson On Hollywood

I was not the only kid to grow up in New York City in love with the Museum of Modern Art's The Persistence of Memory.) We know how women respond to Rob Pattinson as Edward Cullen in Twilight. I knew the second I saw the first teaser trailer that he was a new heartthrob. He's dishy. In IFC's on-demand release, the British micro-indie How to Be , he plays a depressed loser version of himself. Not a big reach.