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.

Fox-Netflix Poaching Fight Questions Enforceability of Employment Contracts

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Business Business THR Online NetflixCan an employer enforce a contract by any means other than litigation? read more. THR, Esq.

Netflix Settles With Executive Claiming Widespread Sexual Harassment

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A former Netflix HR director accused the company of routinely "tolerating harassment and discrimination" by its executives. Netflix denies it, but settled a case. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Television Culture Tech Business THR Online Automotive NSFW autoplay

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 Gets Green Light from Appeals Court to Challenge Fox's Employment Contracts

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Fox had argued that Netflix's legal claims were based on enforcement of contracts, but in a decision with potentially big ramifications, a California appeals court disagrees.

'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 Halts Netflix's Plan to Stream Zach Galifianakis Comedy in June

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The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online Netflix Relativity Media MastermindsRelativity Media wins the latest round in a bitter battle with its successful reorganization at stake. read more. THR, Esq.

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

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

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

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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

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

Netflix Expands

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From Time magazine, a discussion of an unlikely partnership between Netflix, the DVD/streaming film/TV service and cable operators. More here

Netflix, Voi Siete Stronzi

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Netflix announced that it is going to take action to prevent people from logging in through proxy servers. “In coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are,” David Fullagar, Netflix’s VP of content delivery architecture, wrote in a blog post.

Netflix, Amazon Beat Blacklisting Lawsuit From Former Employee

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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

Netflix Investors File Class-Action Lawsuit

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The Business Tech Business NetflixEriq Gardner Legal claim accuses digital subscription outfit with concealing info about contracts with content providers. 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 and the European Market

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From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix''s European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content

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

Chicago's Tax on Netflix, Spotify Subscriptions Challenged in Court

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Legal group says city can't levy Netflix’s video streaming service if the tax does not apply to the video-by-mail service. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

MPAA, Netflix Support FX's Defense Against Olivia de Havilland

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is also backing the network, and suggests it may have been legally better off had it portrayed de Havilland as a human-worm hybrid. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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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 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.

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.

'Stranger Things' Creators Sued for Allegedly Stealing Concept for Netflix Show

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Charlie Kessler says he pitched the idea for 'Stranger Things' to Matt and Ross Duffer at a party in 2014. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Stranger Things

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

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." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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: 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.

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

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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

Competitors Closing on $1 Million Netflix Prize

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Netflix promised anyone who improved their recommendation algorithm by 10% their $1-million Netflix Prize. Tags: Netflix Netflix One team claims 10.5% If no one tops them, the money could be theirs.

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

Charter Points to FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal in Lawsuit Alleging Netflix Throttling

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The cable giant is arguing that a lawsuit from the New York attorney general is preempted by federal law. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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

More Evidence That Netflix and Amazon Have Joined a Legal War Against Piracy

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The streamers join the studios in a lawsuit against Dragon Media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television 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 and Facebook Are Friends

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Thus it's no surprise that Netflix and Facebook have joined forces. Tags: Facebook Netflix Facebook Netflix It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that social networking is the the next growth area for movies.