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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A hearing in bankruptcy court examined whether Netflix has cause to put Relativity's "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room" on its service next month. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Netflix Expands

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Comcast/Netflix Agree On Deal For Faster Streaming

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: Comcast and Netflix have an agreement to provide Netflix''s users with quicker access to Internet service, avoiding that dreaded "buffering" notice. Other Netflix users will remain What does the deal mean for net neutrality, though?

Netflix Gets Termination of Weinstein Co. Output Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

and Lantern Entertainment, Netflix won't have to stream the third season of MTV's 'Scream' and also comes to resolution over 'Peaky Blinders' and the sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.' In a settlement with The Weinstein Co. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Relativity Says Netflix Is Putting Successful Reorganization at Risk With Streaming Threat

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge is asked to stop the streaming giant from jumping the theatrical release of "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room" read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Netflix and the European Market

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Netflix Countersues Fox, Claims Employee Deals Unenforceable

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

CBS, Netflix Seal Content Deal

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Netflix User Sues Over Rising Subscription Fees

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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 User Sues Over Rising Subscription Fees

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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 Moves to Kill Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Judge Trims Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit Against Netflix

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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Netflix Defends Bold Gambit Aimed at Poaching Studio Executives

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

WWE Hit With Class Action Over Streaming Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The wrestler known as "Rene Dupree" leads an effort over money from the company's over-the-top network as well as Netflix. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

COVID Misery Index Rent is Too Damn High Edition

Music Technology Policy

Post-Pandemic Growth of Spotify Stock Compared to Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google 1/1/20-4/13/21. Streaming royalties are calculated based on service revenue–this is why Spotify often says they can’t make a profit because their royalty load is so high.

George Bush Presidential Library Objects to Netflix Settlement With Bankrupt Film Distributor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

More information is demanded for what the streaming giant is paying for "41 on 41." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

New Year, New Laws.

Gordon P. Firemark

IN REVENUE DEFEATED IN FAIR USE OH THE PLACES WE’LL BOLDLY GO – REVERSED EN BANC $1B DAMAGES AWARD AGAINST COX UPHELD NIKI MINAJ SETTLES WITH TRACY CHAPMAN IN MGM/STARZ EXCLUSIVITY SUIT, COURT INTERPRETS PETRELLA CASE ACT NOW LAW LAWFUL STREAMING ACT PASSED TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT PASSED NETFLIX/HULU DEALT LOSS IN MISSOURI LOCAL TAX CASE NETFLIX SETTLES ENOLA HOLMES CASE. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post New Year, New Laws.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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 Asks Appellate Court to Reconsider 'Innocence of Muslims' Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming company warns of the consequences of "creating a new species of copyright," saying its business will be threatened if the ruling is left untouched. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Netflix Settles Privacy Class Action Claims For $9 Million

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Video Site SpeedCine Makes Streaming Easy

Thompson On Hollywood

That is the logic behind SpeedCine, New York publicist Reid Rosefelt 's new site for streaming video , which launched Wednesday. I searched for Kicking It , clicked on the link and went to Snagfilms, where the film started streaming instantly. The deceptively simple site is a database that will eventually, Rosefelt hopes, include all the legal online feature films available for downloading or streaming. Build it, and they will come.

Like the Netflix of Legal Programming, Litera TV Unveils New Format and Hosts, Plus Live Full-Day Coverage of ILTA>ON

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Netflix's Ted Sarandos to Cable Companies: Don't Try to 'Block Us' (Video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Speaking at The Hollywood Reporter's sixth annual Power Lawyers event, the company's chief content officer argued that streaming actually helps increase TV viewership. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Power Lawyers Power Lawyers 2012

How Many More Records Could You Be Selling This Holiday Season If Your Album Wasn’t FREE Streaming?

Music Technology Policy

This then begs the question how many more records would you be selling this holiday season if your record was not available on free streaming platforms? Spotify and other free streaming services should be structured more like Netflix. Friday night block buster movies are not available on Netflix at the same time for a good reason. The Trichordist.

TV's Top Showrunners Make a Play for Digital Ad Revenue and Hulu Profits (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As online streaming of hit shows gets more lucrative for networks and studios, one lawyer is attempting to pry loose meaningful participation for creators. The Business Television Business Amazon.com CBS Hulu NBC Netflix 2 Broke Girls Modern Familyread more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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Netflix Data On Customer Viewing Habits Sparks New Class Action Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Named plaintiff canceled service but says streaming site held onto his data. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business

2020 Year in Review

Gordon P. Firemark

AGREEMENT REACHED OVER STREAMING THEATER PERFORMANCES PLATFORM LIABLE FOR USER COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT DUE TO FAILURE TO PAY $6.00. NETFLIX SCORES EARLY WIN IN TIGER-KING LAWSUIT COPYRIGHT TROLL ATTORNEY RICHARD LIEBOWITZ SUSPENDED FROM PRACTICE OF LAW DESCENDIBLE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY BECOMES LAW IN NY Top Stories and Cases in Entertainment Law for 2020 COVID-19 SECTION Warner Brothers shift to Same Day Film Releases on HBO Max (PLUS THEATERS MORE GENERALLY 126-125) USPTO v.

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In ‘Okja,’ a Girl and Her Pig Take on the Food Industrial Complex. | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Barbs of satire pop up and are washed away on streams of strong emotion. "Okja is a most remarkable pig. As big as a medium-sized elephant, with a snout that looks more canine than porcine, she is slobbery and sometimes flatulent, but also loyal, gentle and brave. Okja is devoted, above all, to a girl named Mija. They have grown up together on a remote mountain farm that belongs to Mija’s grandfather, inseparable companions in a classic literary and cinematic tradition.

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Why is a US Radio Station Getting a Notice about Webcasting Royalties in Canada? – Why Webcasters Geo-Block Their Streams to Avoid International Music Royalties

Broadcast Law Blog

Tom asked me why would a radio station in Alabama get this notice – shouldn’t their payments to SoundExchange take care of the royalties that they owe for their streaming? The same principle applies to rights to video and other content made available through the Internet – which is why your US HBO Go or Netflix subscription may not work the next time you visit London or Tokyo and try to watch a movie on your computer in your hotel room.

Hulu Goes Hindi

Thompson On Hollywood

Hulu , which has become such a swift success that hold-out Disney recently joined the other studios partnering in the online streaming venture , is now offering streaming Bollywood films. Bollywood offerings boosted Netflix's early success. Tags: Bollywood Hulu Web/Tech Bollywood Hulu streaming

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One Dollar a Day Not Enough for Redbox to Keep Lawsuits Away

JetLawBlog

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have certainly heard about Netflix and its mail-order (and now limited web-streaming) rental business, which has been a huge success. Tags: JETL advertising contracts courts entertainment film/television financial intellectual property lawsuits technology Sony Netflix Redbox movie rental DVD rental Blockbuster Universal Fox

The Curious Timing of “Spotify Untold” the Corporate Bio Book

Music Technology Policy

Now Netflix apparently is coming with a six–count ’em–six part miniseries. The book is ranked #72,355 on Amazon, a best seller ranking like so many other six part miniseries narratives that Netflix put their own cash into.].

FCC Extends Comment Dates in Proceeding Looking to Regulate Online Video Under MVPD Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released a public notice extending the comment dates in their proceeding to regulate Online (or “over-the-top”) Video, particularly Internet video providers who provide multiple channels of linear video programming (programming streamed at the same time to all viewers, as opposed to on-demand video like that provided by Netflix or Amazon), in the same way that they regulate MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors like cable and satellite TV).

Recent Quotes and Updates

Cyberlaw Central

Interesting article on the licensing fees Netflix is paying for its streaming content – [link]. I was quoted in a November 3, 2010 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article on International trademark scams. For the full text of the article, see the post at our Firm blog. From Twitter , here are some recent links of interest: - Saving to read later: The Great Cyberheist – [link].

So Much For the Public Interest: Sonos CEO @Patrick_Spence Reveals the Harsh Retaliation of Google and Amazon

Music Technology Policy

Recall that since 2002 Sonos has made a home speaker that supports a multiplicity of music streaming services. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google and Spotify.).

Attention Mr. Manjoo: The 1990s called and they want their red herrings back

Music Technology Policy

The latest version of this spin is in a recent post by New York Times tech reporter Farhad Manjoo, “ Why Movie Streaming Sites So Fail to Satisfy ” a long apologia for the illegal application Popcorn Time. His tell is here: But like Napster in the late 1990s, Popcorn Time offered a glimpse of what seemed like the future, a model for how painless it should be to stream movies and TV shows online… In the music business, Napster’s vision eventually became a reality.

Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

Music Technology Policy

There are YouTube videos generating ad revenue and Amazon Kindle Singles earning royalties, not to mention those emerging studios (like Netflix and Yahoo) that are spending significant dollars on high-­quality video. It is certainly true that Netflix, Amazon and Yahoo are spending money on original programming having learned from the YouTube tsunami of shite.

Ultimate Movie Site Adds Games and Apps

Thompson On Hollywood

Affiliate partners include Netflix, Movie Tickets (where Halperin once had a marketing gig), Amazon and the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which provides critics' choice ratings. More pertinent, the Site boasts another feature: Netflix subscribers can punch a "watch instantly" button and stream such movies as Batman.