Netflix and Escobar Family in Bitter Trademark Dispute Over 'Narcos'

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Television Television Culture THR Online Netflix NarcosAs the series contends with the killing of its location scout in rural Mexico, the family of Pablo Escobar ratchets up its rights claims while offering "no comment" regarding the crewmember's death. read more. THR, Esq.

Netflix Accused of Stealing 'Burning Sands' Story in New Lawsuit

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Movies Movies THR Online NetflixAn author and educator says the film is based on his book of the same name. read more. THR, Esq.

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Netflix's Poaching of Fox Employees Could Set New Legal Precedent

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The Business Business Netflix THR Weekly MagazineThe streaming company has claimed that employees under contract are free to leave at any time, but labor experts say that rules are unclear. read more. THR, Esq.

Netflix Wants to Change Law Against Revealing Video-Viewing History

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) Netflix lobbies for change of Video Privacy Protection Act. Tech Tech Business NetflixMeanwhile, company faces developing class action lawsuit for violating VPPA. read more. THR, Esq.

Netflix Antitrust Lawsuit Tossed By Judge

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Eriq Gardner Class action plaintiffs won't be able to pursue allegations that Netflix violated antitrust laws by making an agreement with Walmart. The Business Tech Business Netflix

Bill Cosby Countersues Accusers For Defamation, Interference With NBC, Netflix Deals

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It's the rare mention of the comedian's shelved NBC sitcom and Netflix special in the legal drama ensuing from the sexual assault allegations against him.

Fox Sues Netflix for Poaching Employees

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The film and television studio seeks an injunction to prevent contractual interference. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Fox Strikes Back at Netflix's Attempt to Void Fixed-Term Employment Deals

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The content giant demands that a judge halt Netflix's counterclaims. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Netflix User Sues Over Rising Subscription Fees

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The lawsuit estimates 22 million people could be part of a class action against the streaming company. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit Offers Rare Peek at Netflix License Agreement

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The Ryan Kavanaugh studio asserts Netflix tried to drive it out of business, and the complaint confirms that Relativity is now up for sale. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Netflix Aims to Exit Relativity Deal With Appeal of Bankruptcy Judge's Conclusions

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A Relativity spokesperson says Netflix is trying to "unfairly leverage the Chapter 11 process to only their advantage." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Meet Netflix's "Juicers": People Who Get Paid to Watch TV

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"Project Beetlejuice" — about which little is known — pays people to pick the best still images and videos from thousands of titles to help users figure out what to watch. Now, two of them are suing for overtime, paid vacation, health insurance and more. read more. THR, Esq.

Should Sharing Netflix Passwords Be Illegal? (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Before you share your Netflix password, read this. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech

'Gilmore Girls' Producer Sues Warner Bros. Over Netflix Reboot

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Gavin Polone says he's entitled to profits from the Netflix revival. read more. THR, Esq. Live Feed Television Television THR Online

Judge Trims Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit Against Netflix

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Ryan Kavanaugh's studio loses its trade libel claim against the streaming giant. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Did Netflix Register the Qwikster Trademark?

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The Business Business Netflixedit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) Firm failed to secure Qwikster Twitter handle, which is currently controlled by a weed smoking Elmo. read more. THR, Esq.

Netflix Defends Bold Gambit Aimed at Poaching Studio Executives

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The streaming giant argues it has every right to challenge Fox's use of fixed-term contracts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

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Netflix Moves to Kill Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit

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The streaming giant asserts that Relativity can't sue over statements made in connection with the Ryan Kavanaugh studio's bankruptcy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Fox Says Netflix Dispute May Disrupt Business Operations at Highest Level

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The studio demands an appellate court move quickly in deciding the legality of its employment agreements with its most senior executives. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Netflix Battles Judge's Suspicions of "Bad Faith" Streaming Plan

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A hearing in bankruptcy court examined whether Netflix has cause to put Relativity's "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room" on its service next month.

NY AG Fights Removal of Lawsuit Alleging ISP Throttled Netflix

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Charter Communications contends that federal law including net neutrality regulations preempt state claims made over promised Internet speed and access to content. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Appeals Court Denies Fox Petition in Netflix Poaching Fight

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"Petitioner has an adequate remedy at law by way of appeal," rules the 2nd District Court of Appeal. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Netflix Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over Classic Italian Film 'Bicycle Thief'

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The film is in the public domain, but an English subtitled version might not be. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Netflix Beats Antitrust Class Action At Appeals Court

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No support for subscriber injuries from a Netflix-Walmart pact means the lawsuit falls like a collapsing house of cards. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

Netflix Countersues Fox, Claims Employee Deals Unenforceable

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The streaming giant alleges that Fox has created "a form of involuntary servitude" in its workforce and advises a judge it will be looking to recruit more Fox employees. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Ray Charles' Children See Song Rights Win Overturned by Appeals Court

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Earshot The Business Television Music Business THR Online Netflix Taryn Manning Warner Music GroupPlus an 'Orange is the New Black' actress claiming her former producing partner stole her idea. read more. THR, Esq.

Netflix, Amazon Sued by Former Executive in Million-Dollar Lawsuit

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Former Netflix director of content acquisition Jerry Kowal claims the digital streaming service used its leverage to get him fired from Amazon after it accused him of stealing confidential information. The Business Netflix THR Online THR, Esq. read more. Amazon.com Business

Hollywood Docket: Netflix Defeats Claim by Deaf Blogger Who Fought for Captioning

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Hollywood Docket: Relativity's Breach of Contract Suit Against Netflix Moves Forward

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Plus, BMG wants the court to dismiss a lawsuit over Fetty Wap's hit "Trap Queen" and a Malaysian financier's trust fights a seizure of his assets. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Warner Bros. Fights Licensing Lawsuit Over 'Laws of Attraction'

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The Business Movies Business THR Online Netflix New Line Cinema Warner Bros Plus a class action over song subtitles and profit participation claims from 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' filmmakers. read more. THR, Esq.

Netflix User Sues Over Rising Subscription Fees

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The lawsuit estimates 22 million people could be part of a class action against the streaming company. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Netflix Questions Whether Kevin Spacey's Relativity Role Is a Done Deal

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The streaming giant wants to know who will be running the show at the Ryan Kavanaugh studio. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

U.S. Postal Service Fails in Bid to Raise Prices on Netflix

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DVDs by mail and streaming are in the "same market"? The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals begs to differ. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Athletes v. NCAA; Netflix v. Jerry Kowal; Oksana Baiul v. WME

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Relativity Squares Off With Netflix Over Feasibility of Bankruptcy Exit

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Kevin Spacey makes cameo at reorganization plan confirmation hearing. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online Relativity Media Ryan Kavanaugh

CBS, Netflix Seal Content Deal

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From The Hollywood Reporter: CBS and Netflix have entered into a two year deal to provide Netflix users streaming content of CBS Corp's material, including 90210, United States of Tara, Californication, and Dexter. In addition, Latin American subscribers will get

Charter Must Face Lawsuit Alleging Netflix Throttling in NY State Court

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A judge has rejected the telecom giant's federal preemption arguments. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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MGM's Netflix Deal Under Scrutiny in Profits Lawsuit Over Clint Eastwood Classics

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The owner of 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' claims that MGM isn't properly allocating its fair share of money from film licensing packages. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Netflix Insists On Right to Jump Theatrical Release for Relativity's Films

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The streaming giant has initiated an arbitration proceeding — and argues a bankruptcy judge can't stop it from streaming "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Netflix Settles Privacy Class Action Claims For $9 Million

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Eriq Gardner Video-streaming site continues efforts to change law that prevents it from storing and publishing users' viewership habits. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business