Mediating the Band Partnership Dispute

Current Trends

Even a written Band Partnership Agreement or LLC Membership Agreement may not be sufficient to resolve the dispute between the parties. Scenario: Band members are “in love” and all is rocking along. Money is starting to be made and then it happens — the honeymoon is over and a band member leaves voluntarily or is forced out. A lawsuit is filed and it starts to get ugly.

Casemaker Gets International Legal Materials Through Partnership With vLex

Media Law

The post Casemaker Gets International Legal Materials Through Partnership With vLex appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The legal research service Casemaker has partnered with the international legal research service vLex in a joint licensing agreement that gives clients of both companies access to more of the world’s laws. The agreement enables Casemaker clients for the first time to search for international case law and materials directly from Casemaker’s website.

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The Go-Go’s Band Partnership Dispute

Current Trends

After 30 years as the bass player for the all girls band The Go-Go’s, Kathy Valentine is suing her former band mates for cutting her out of her twenty percent share of earnings. The Go-Go’s jumped to fame in the early 80′s and continue to make money from merchandise, touring and record sales.

More News from the Clio Conference: Partnership with CuroLegal

Media Law

The post More News from the Clio Conference: Partnership with CuroLegal appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. On Monday, I wrote here about several new features and integrations that Clio announced at its annual Clio Cloud Conference.

Artists Alert: From Our Friends at the Illustrators Partnership The Return of Orphan Works End Run

Music Technology Policy

Twice, Orphan Works Acts have failed to pass Congress because of strong opposition from visual artists, spearheaded by the Illustrators Partnership. for the Board of the Illustrators Partnership. The Illustrators Partnership has filed multiple papers with the. For more than a year Congress has been holding hearings for the drafting of a brand new US Copyright Act. At its heart is the return of Orphan Works.

“When The Band Gets Divorced – Mediating The Band Partnership Dispute”

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“When The Band Gets Divorced – Mediating The Band Partnership Dispute” 1 hr CLE pending. We’ll be taking a look at the “Sugarland” partnership dispute , the recent “En Vogue” dispute, as well as the “J Geils Band” dispute and applying those fact patterns to structuring a successful mediation for your client.

Yahoo/Microsoft Partnership Faces Expanded DOJ Review

JetLawBlog

A proposed partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo’s search engines faces increased scrutiny this week by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The agreement between the companies came on the heels of a failed partnership between Google and Yahoo.

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MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Must Again Face Partnership Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal appeals court revives claims that Schultz stiffed the man who helped get him into television. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television MSNBC Business

Adam Carolla Testifies in Trial Over Podcasting Partnership Agreement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Who owns the world''s most downloaded podcast? read more. The Business Adam Carolla THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Adam Carolla Sued for Allegedly Breaking Partnership Agreement (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Donny Misraje says his long-time friend behaved "dictatorial" and forced him and two others out of a growing podcast business. read more. Adam Carolla THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

New National Partnership Launches to Reform or Repeal Shoot First Laws

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New National Partnership Launches to Reform or Repeal Shoot First Laws

An Answer for Mr. DeSantis: “Registration” and the Reformalization of Copyright Under the Copyright Principles Project, Part 1

Music Technology Policy

It was extensively criticized by Brad Holland of the Illustrators Partnership in his excellent article, “ Trojan Horse: Orphan Works and the War on Authors “, serialized on David Lowery’s blog last year. artist rights orphan works Uncategorized Brad Holland David Lowery Illustrators Partnership Orphan Works Ron DeSantis A question came up regarding copyright registration at the May 16, 2013 House IP Subcommittee hearing featuring Professor Pamela Samuelson.

'Project Runway' Star Sued By Talent Agency Over Shoe Deal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Christian Siriano faces fierce claim by Designer's Management Agency over Payless partnership. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Style Home Style Christian Siriano Project Runway

Judge Rejects Warner Bros. Records' Motion to Dismiss Ricky Ross v. Rick Ross Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A 2011 partnership agreement between the major label and the rapper's own imprint means that famed drug lord "Freeway" Ricky Ross can continue his exploitation allegations.

A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit

Media Law

This new partnership allows us to support our members by providing free access to tools that […]. The Mississippi Bar today announced that it is switching the research service it offers as a free benefit to its members from Casemaker to Fastcase. The switch will take effect for its more than 9,000 members on June 1. The post A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Casemaker Fastcase

Adam Carolla Headed to Trial Over Podcast Enterprise

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

After pushing out producer Donny Misraje, the comedian faces a claim of breaching a partnership. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Drummer for Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Sues After Being Expelled

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

New lawsuit says that hit indie band is an "oral partnership" that can't simply be broken on other members' whims. read more

Voice-Driven Time Tracker Tali Announces New Features and A New Bar Partner

Media Law

Today, I have three more updates to report about Tali: a partnership with the Ohio State Bar Association, integration with Google Assistant, and a soon-to-be-released integration with […].

Wikileaks' Release of IP Trade Treaty Draft Raises Alarm of 'Hollywood Wish List'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

From the lengthening the copyright term to Aereo-busting, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is starting to generate chatter. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site

Media Law

is launching the research suite in partnership with two other legal publishers: vLex, a Barcelona and Miami-based legal publisher that […]. Yesterday marked the first day of operation for vLex Canada Open, the first phase of a major new legal research suite for Canada. As I reported last month, Canadian legal publisher Maritime Law Book Ltd.

Major E-Discovery Companies Merge to Create 2,500-Employee Global Operation

Media Law

The merger includes a new partnership with GI Partners, a private equity firm based in San Francisco. Two major e-discovery companies, Consilio and Advanced Discovery, today announced their merger to form a combined operation that will consist of over 2,500 employees, 14 data centers and 23 document review facilities in 11 countries. Under the terms of the […].

Megaupload, Kim Dotcom Sued By Two Entertainment Companies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner As Dotcom faces new legal troubles, the flamboyant founder of Megaupload goes on the verbal attack, saying that Hollywood studios approached him about a partnership years back.

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

How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

An SPE is a legal entity (usually a limited liability company of some type or, sometimes, a limited partnership) created to fulfill narrow, specific or temporary objectives. In the fields of independent film and theatre, the use of Special Purpose Entities is very common.

Cloud DMS Company NetDocuments Is Sold To California Investment Group

Media Law

The acquisition is being done in partnership with the current […]. The California investment firm Clearlake Capital Group yesterday announced that it has acquired NetDocuments, the cloud-based document and email management company that specializes in serving law firms and corporate legal departments. Clearlake is purchasing the stock of NetDocuments’ previous investor, Frontier Capital, for undisclosed terms.

'Brainwashing': Hollywood Educational Program for Grade-Schoolers Under Fire

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A partnership between ISPs, the MPAA and RIAA will "introduce age-appropriate (non-legal) concepts of sharing and ownership," like illegally downloading movies because "taking without asking is mean."

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Get on the Bus! Could the Music Modernization Act be the Trojan Horse for Orphan Works?

Music Technology Policy

It created a huge backlash from the broader copyright community including the Illustrators Partnership, photographer groups, authors and indie labels. Brad Holland of the Illustrators Partnership has an extensive post on the subject published on The Trichordist.

Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase

Media Law

Notably, Newton announced a new integration partnership between Clio and the Fastcase legal research platform, making Clio the only practice-management application to integrate with Fastcase. The Clio Cloud Conference kicked off this morning in Chicago with a keynote by company cofounder Jack Newton in which he made a number of major announcements.

Shakira Gets $100 Million Lawsuit Thrown Out

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Antonio de la Rua''s claim for being denied the fruits of a partnership will have to be tried in the Bahamas or Columbia. read more. Music Shakira THR, Esq. Business

New Site ‘Legably’ Matches Lawyers With Lawyers For Short-Term Projects

Media Law

Notably, Legably has entered into a partnership with Clio to be […]. A new website called Legably aims to enable solo and small-firm lawyers to handle higher workloads by hiring other attorneys on an on-demand basis. The site matches attorneys who are looking for extra work with attorneys who have projects with which they need help. The post New Site ‘Legably’ Matches Lawyers With Lawyers For Short-Term Projects appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Stone Temple Pilots Trademark and Band Dispute

Current Trends

The three remaining original band members of the Stone Temple Pilots sued expelled member Scott Weiland in May 2013 claiming breach of their written partnership agreement, breach of fiduciary duty and trademark infringement. The four group members operated under a written band partnership that allows a partner to be ousted for numerous reasons, including not making the band a top priority.

Washington OKs Fee Sharing and Joint Ownership Between Lawyers and LLLTs

Media Law

The Supreme Court of Washington has approved revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct governing lawyers in that state that allow lawyers and limited license legal technicians to form partnerships and share fees. To my knowledge, this makes Washington the first state to allow fee sharing and joint ownership of a law practice between a […]. The post Washington OKs Fee Sharing and Joint Ownership Between Lawyers and LLLTs appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

How to Get a Trademark for My Logo and Brand Name – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. How to get a trademark for my logo and brand name. I’m entertainment business attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is asked and answered, where I answer your questions so you can take your career and business to the next level. Stick around for my response.

Hobbit stays in NZ

Digital Media Law

Prime Minister also announces a 'long-term strategic partnership' with studio. But the government will pay up to US$25 million and make legislative changes negotiated with Warner Bros. Details in my THR piece - the first story out in the U.S. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too.

Why you should have a lawyer for every deal

Gordon P. Firemark

Partnership Agreements. Limited Partnerships. Why hire a lawyer? I'm often contacted by do-it-yourselfers who just need a small tidbit of information or advice about whatever legal transaction it is they're working on.

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Lots of News from Clio, Including Integration with Fastcase

Media Law

Notably, Newton announced a new integration partnership between Clio and the Fastcase legal research platform, making Clio the only practice-management application to integrate with Fastcase. The Clio Cloud Conference kicked off this morning in Chicago with a keynote by company cofounder Jack Newton in which he made a number of major announcements.

Exposure for Podcast Co-hosts – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

The good news about backup withholding is that if the co-host is a partner, the partnership is supposed to issue a form K-1, and partners pay on their respective shares of income on a pass-thru basis. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link].

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Fastcase Sets Pricing for New Hein Integration

Media Law

Yesterday, Hein and Fastcase announced a publishing partnership through which the companies will share primary and secondary legal materials. Today, Fastcase revealed details about how the arrangement will be priced. Under the agreement between the companies, Hein will provide its HeinOnline subscribers with access to federal and state case law via inline hyperlinks powered by Fastcase. HeinOnline [.]

What is an “Accredited Investor”? Why you should care.

Gordon P. Firemark

Background. If you’re setting up financing for your next film, theatre, or new media production, and you’re planning to talk to potential investors, you need to know the rules.

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App Will Let Lawyers Pick Pro Bono Cases

Media Law

The app is being developed for the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership. The Arkansas Legal Services Partnership site describes it as “soon to be available.”

Al-Jazeera Restructuring, Laying Off Employees

Media Law Prof Blog

The network, in partnership with Time Warner Cable, is available in millions of US homes. From the Hollywood Reporter: Al-Jazeera America, launched last year, is laying off "dozens" of employees, mostly, it says, due to reorganzation. More here on the

Spotify Class Action Take 2: @stuartdredge: HFA/Rumblefish to handle Facebook’s indie publishers

Music Technology Policy

Facebook is also announcing a partnership with SESAC and HFA/Rumblefish that will cover songwriters signed to independent publishers, with Rumblefish sharing data with Facebook to help it identify and clear works. Or, as the social network’s head of commercial music publishing partnerships Scott Sellwood put it, a deal that will offer indie publishers “the opportunity to participate in a new licensing program with Facebook.

Handshake Software Adds Integrations with West KM and Ravel Law

Media Law

Handshake Software yesterday announced that it now has an integration partnership with the legal research platform Ravel Law. That announcement comes a month after Handshake announced its integration with West km, the Thomson Reuters knowledge management platform. The integrations enable lawyers whose firms use Handshake to directly search Ravel and West km from within their […].