Academy Sues Over Oscars Gift Bag With Vapes and Vibrators

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The Business Movies Style Awards Business THR Online Oscars Oscars 2016A marketing firm is being blamed for tarnishing the goodwill of the Academy Awards by prompting media stories focusing on the "less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products contained in the bags." read more.

Film Academy Brings Lawsuit Over Oscar Gift Bags

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The Business Movies Style Awards Business THR Online Oscars Oscars 2016A marketing firm is being blamed for tarnishing the goodwill of the Academy Awards by prompting media stories focusing on the "less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products contained in the bags." read more.

Academy's Method of Restricting Oscar Statuette Sales Upheld in Court

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If Oscar winners want to sell their trophies, they have to offer them to the Academy for $10. A judge looks at Victorian era land disputes and fruit salad jars to figure out whether this is enforceable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Awards Business THR Online

Academy Sues Events Company for Oscar Copyright Infringement

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Daniel Miller The lawsuit alleges that Illinois-based TheEventLine.com sells unauthorized eight-foot statues that are 'strikingly' similar to the Oscar statuette. The Business Home AMPAS Oscars

Film Academy Investigating Google In 'Oscars' Infringement Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Oscars 2013 Oscars Google Tech BusinessFacing a lawsuit for letting users "park" Academy Awards-related domain names, GoDaddy has been fingering Google's role. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

Academy Gets Ready for a $30 Million Oscars Cybersquatting Trial

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A five-year-old lawsuit against GoDaddy will go before a judge who will hear all about the history and value of the Academy Awards. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

GoDaddy Alleges 'The Oscars' Aren't That Famous

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Fighting a lawsuit that claims it has diluted the Film Academy's trademarks, GoDaddy commissions consumer surveys and linguistic reports purporting to show that the use of "Academy Award" isn't necessarily confusing. read more. The Business Awards Movies THR, Esq. Business

Is your Oscar pool legal?

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By Eriq Gardner Is holding an online office pool to predict Oscar winners unlawful gambling? The answer: It depends. Although the risk of prosecution is minimal, any contest that is based solely on luck is considered a "lottery" and prohibited.

The 10 most interesting Oscar-related lawsuits ever

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By Eriq Gardner Here's an Oscar list you won't see anywhere else. Disney sues the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, alleging that the infamous Rob Lowe-Snow White duet at the 1989 Oscars was unflattering to the beloved character.

Hollywood Docket: Oscar Nominee Claims Copyright Infringement, MGM Hit With Intern Lawsuit

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Plus Showtime's fight against piracy of its Mayweather-Pacquiao match and a photographer's claim over photos of N.W.A. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music THR Online MGM Showtime

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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Mark Boal Sues U.S. Government Over Bowe Bergdahl Interviews

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Boal says he shouldn't be held in contempt in a military court for refusing to comply with a subpoena. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Culture Business THR Online

Q&A: David Quinto, the lawyer who guards the door at the Oscars

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By Matthew Belloni Attention Academy Award winners: David Quinto will sue you if you sell your Oscar. He’ll sue you if you try to sell someone else’s Oscar, or if you make a fake Oscar, or even if you call.

Actor detained at Oscars isn't done ripping Academy

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By Matthew Belloni We reported on Friday that actor Michael Avmen had filed an interesting $50 million false imprisonment lawsuit against the motion picture academy for being detained for hours outside the Oscars in March. The Academy responded in part.

Oscars Host Ellen DeGeneres Linked to Leaked 'Walter Mitty' Screener

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Producers of ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show'' promise to investigate. read more. Ellen DeGeneres Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Television Ben Stiller The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Tech Business

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Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend of self-reflection, profound anxiety and (dashed?) The dream of so many here is that they too will be thanking the Academy for their own Oscar someday. Actors Awards academy awards execution oscar

Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art

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The actor has already turned over a Marlon Brando Oscar. The government asserts that funding for Red Granite films came from stolen Malaysian funds and that Leonardo DiCaprio was gifted artwork purchased with embezzled money. read more. THR, Esq.

Oscar-Winning Danish Film at Center of Tug-of-War

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A producer who acquired the rights to "Babette’s Feast" is now dueling with the director and his trade guild. read more. The Business Awards International Movies THR, Esq. Business

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Actor wants $50 mil from Academy for being 'imprisoned' at the Oscars

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By Matthew Belloni An actor who was denied entrance to the Oscars last month has sued the Academy for false imprisonment, claiming he and his wife were detained for hours without their consent. Michael Avila, whose IMDb profile says he.

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Man Who Sold Possible 'Deer Hunter' Oscar on eBay Defends Himself

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Oscars 2013 Oscars The Race BusinessJames Dunne, who got $25,000 for selling a statuette, says there's no evidence he knew it was stolen and says he wasn't bound by any sales restrictions. read more. Movies THR, Esq.

Oscar Contender 'The Illusionist' at Center of Trademark War

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Eriq Gardner The rights-holder for the 2006 film, 'The Illusionist,' wants to stop Sony's 'The Illusionist,' due out next month. read more. Movies Movies Business

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EXCLUSIVE: Judge Clears Way For Release of Oscar Contender

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Eriq Gardner Trademark claim over "The Illusionist" won't stop animated film from coming out next month. read more. Movies Movies

Hollywood Docket Top 5: No Oscars for New York?; Lady Gaga nipple; 'Price is Right' pregnancy suit

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A dispute over cable retrans fees threatens to remove ABC from Cablevision subscribers in the New York tri-state region just in time for the Oscars telecast. Cablevision says it's not fair for Disney/ABC to hold its viewers hostage. THR, PaidContent].

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Weinstein Co. Sued for $50 Million; Filmmakers Claim Oscar Hush Money

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Eriq Gardner Harvey and Bob Weinstein are fighting the makers of "Escape from Planet Earth." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Bob Weinstein Harvey Weinstein

Academy Denied Google Probe in Oscars Trademark Lawsuit

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The discovery motion came in a lawsuit over a GoDaddy program allowing people to "park" Academy Awards-related domain names. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Google Tech Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business

'Tree of Life' Judgment Reveals Nasty Legal Fight Over Oscar Contender (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner The real story behind the U.K. distribution flap, including whether Terrence Malick really had final cut and how an arbitrator supposedly held a grudge. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business The Tree of Life

The Terminator Comes to Hollywood to Destroy Old Copyright Grants

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From a mockumentary classic to an Oscar winning best picture, studios are fighting to hold onto properties from hungry authors. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Artist at Center of Oscar-Nominated Documentary Loses Copyright Case (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Judge rules on summary judgement that Mr. Brainwash didn't have "fair use" to a Run DMC photo. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech

Piracy Hot List: Oscar Contenders Popular with Illegal File-Sharers

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Eriq Gardner The ten most pirated films last week read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Film Academy Sues Over 'Counterfeit Replica' Oscar Statuettes

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A Texas man is hit with copyright and trademark claims for selling knockoffs on eBay and Etsy. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Judge Denies Film Academy's Attempt to Investigate Google in Oscars Trademark Dispute

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The discovery motion came in a lawsuit over a GoDaddy program allowing people to "park" Academy Awards-related domain names. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Google Tech Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Business

Lawsuit Claims Company Was Duped Into Hosting Vanity Fair Oscar Event

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Eriq Gardner Upstart company claims to have been tricked into loaning for free a luxurious estate for use for the Vanity Fair Oscar Event. read more. THR, Esq. Awards Awards

Hollywood Docket: Oksana Baiul v. NBC; 'Deer Hunter' Oscar; Joe Pesci's Lawsuit

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Famous figure skater sues over an event that never happened. Plus, four new settlements in Hollywood. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

'Tree of Life' U.K. Distribution Lawsuit Is Settled (Exclusive)

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The Business Movies Business Terrence Malick Oscars The Tree of LifeEriq Gardner In its lawsuit against Cotton Pictures, distributor Icon Film accused an arbitrator of bias in making a decision that producers had properly delivered a finished film. read more. THR, Esq.

EXCLUSIVE: Legal Drama Shadows Oscar-Nominated 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'

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Eriq Gardner Art, creativity, copyright, money under legal microscope read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Oscar Lopez Rivera gets hero's welcome at Puerto Rican Day Parade - NY Daily News

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Oscar Lopez Rivera, an ex-member of a Puerto Rican nationalist group linked to deadly bombings in the 1970s and 1980s, waved to the crowd and pumped his chest while riding on a float on Sunday. Supporters chanted ‘Oscar!’ One carried a sign reading, ‘Oscar Lopez Rivera is our Mandela.’

Piracy Hot List: 'King's Speech' Leaks Online

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Eriq Gardner One of four Oscar contenders popular in the torrent community read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Awards Consultant Sues Lionsgate Claiming Unpaid Bill for Nicole Kidman Campaign

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Movies Movies Awards Nicole Kidman Oscars Rabbit HoleEriq Gardner CBB Consulting claims it was never paid for its services, which are said to have earned the "Rabbit Hole" actress a best actress nomination. read more. THR, Esq.

'Hurt Locker' Case Dismissed: Read Judge's Decision

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Eriq Gardner A federal judge says there's no doubt the Oscar-winning film wasn't transformative. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Man Selling Fake Oscar Statuettes on eBay Ordered to Pay $375,000

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Oscars 2014 Oscars Business The Film Academy is awarded its requested damages after citing the need for "deterrence." read more. The Business Awards Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Mark Boal's Bergdahl Tapes: U.S. Govt. Tells Federal Judge to Stand Down

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Justice Department attorneys say the Oscar-nominated screenwriter must pursue his constitutional arguments in military court. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Culture THR Online