Trying Out My Trial Skills In A New Virtual Reality Courtroom

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It was a virtual reality courtroom, in which the goggles I wore and controllers I held made me feel immersed. “Ok, we are on the record. Please proceed. Counsel?”.

The Metadata Hot Potato: The MLC Enters the Jerry McGuire Reality

Music Technology Policy

Here it is: The MLC is about to hear those beautiful words. They will hear it in English. They will hear it in Spanish. They will hear it in Bantu, French, Portuguese, Pashto, Russian, Hausa, Berber and Czech. And songwriters will say it like they mean it.

Judge Weighs Producer's Lawsuit Over 'Hijacked' DMV Reality Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Reality TV Business CAA Hedda Muskat says her career in entertainment was destroyed, claiming Ashton Kutcher''s production company and CAA ruined her television project. read more. The Business Ashton Kutcher THR Online THR, Esq.

Tori Spelling Reality Show Hit With Stolen-Idea Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A lawsuit claims their "Wedding Rescue" idea -- registered with the WGA in 2007 -- was "uncannily similar" to the 2011 reality series. Television Dean McDermott Tori Spelling Reality TV read more. Oxygen THR, Esq.

Reality catches up to VH1 reality show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner VH1 has announced it is postponing future airings of the reality show Megan Wants A Millionaire after contestant Ryan Jenkins was charged yesterday with murdering his ex-wife. Jenkins has not been located yet by police who suspect.

Alert for Reality TV producers. Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime.

Gordon P. Firemark

Guidelines for reality tv and newsgathering folks. Bottom line: If you're in the Reality TV productoin biz, and a celebrity with kids arrives in your shot, you'd have to stop shooting, or risk being charged with violating the statute. Alert for Reality TV producers. Should celebrities' kids be off-limits for photographers and video crews? California's new law.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sued for Requiring Permits on Augmented Reality Games

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Candy Lab AR alleges a First Amendment violation in the way the city responded to "Pokemon Go" mania. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business THR Online

Legal pitfalls for reality and documentary producers.

Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment & Media Law Blog: has a great piece by Eriq Garder that surveys the Top 5 ways reality shows can get sued. Recommended reading for all up-and-coming producers of reality shows, documentary films, and other media featuring real-world situations. The Hollywood Reporter’s lawyer-oriented site, THR, Esq.

20 Questions for New Artists Sidebar: The Economic Reality of Streaming

Music Technology Policy

Streaming is all the rage. But–it is cannibalizing higher margin goods, even digital goods. Because of the industry standard revenue share method of dividing up royalties, all artists essentially get a market share allocation of streaming service revenue based on the number of streams. Plus, with some exceptions, your royalty rate is dependent on factors you have no control over.

Fox News Hit With $4.5 Million Lawsuit for Walking Away from Reality TV Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Pawn Star" producer says it had a deal for the cable news channel's first reality TV series. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Child Participants In Reality TV Programming

Media Law Prof Blog

Benjamin Shmueli, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, is publishing Children in Reality TV: A Comparative and International Perspective in volume 25 of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (2015). Here is the abstract. The article addresses the proper

Goodnight Glassholes: Permissionless Innovation Meets 3D Reality

Music Technology Policy

With models like these, what could possibly go wrong? Shortly before Google Glass launched, Jonathan Blum wrote a column on the product in his Digital Skeptic column on TheStreet.com–and he was the first columnist to predict the demise of Glass (“ The Digital Skeptic: Terms of Service Could Shatter Google Glass “).

Israel's Legal War: Can Reality TV Shows Be Copyrighted?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Israelis are fighting back, saying that "Big Brother" borrowed its own format from "The Real World" and there's little originality in the reality TV genre. Eriq Gardner Endemol is suing an Israeli TV producer for infringing the format on "Big Brother." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business Big Brother International

Reality show winner sues to claim prize

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner For one contestant on a reality show, the race to collect the grand prize hasn't stopped with the last episode. In a new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Charmel Brown says she was the winner.

Discovery Sued Over Reality TV Helicopter Crash

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The father of late cameraman Darren Rydstrom is the latest to file legal action related to the February 2013 accident. read more. The Business Discovery Communications THR Online THR, Esq. Business

LMNO Defends Keeping Commissioned Reality Show From Discovery

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Discovery wants a judge to order a hand-over of second season footage of '7 Little Johnstons.' read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Reality TV Show Under Investigation for Child Labor Laws

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Claiming Widespread Theft of Reality Show Ideas

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Fox, NBC, and various top reality show producers beat a man alleging that the ideas behind many TV shows were lifted from his plan. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

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A&E Faces Lawsuits Over Reality Shows

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Hollywood Reporter: Talent agency Venture IAB is suing A&E as well as several individuals associated with the reality show Pawn Stars, alleging that they interfered with its contract with the show's stars, inducing them to cancel its agreement

'Bachelor' Producers Sue 'Reality Steve' Again Over New Spoilers (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Bachelor" producers sue "Reality Steve" for a second time after he agreed last year to refrain from contacting personnel on the series. read more. The Bachelor THR, Esq. Television Tech

Judge Won't Let Two Reality TV Stars Stop Transfer of 'Little Couple' IP Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold aren't likely to succeed on a claim that they're entitled to copyright in the show. The judge won't interfere with a settlement agreement between Discovery and LMNO. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Discovery Looks to Settle Bitter Reality TV Dispute, But Show Stars Say, "Not So Fast"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold, featured on TLC's "The Little Couple," seek a restraining order preventing producer LMNO from transferring intellectual property in the show. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Crowdsourcing Reality and the "Bowling Green Massacre"

Media Law Prof Blog

Jim Rutenberg discusses the immediate and overwhelming Twitter pushback against Kellyanne Conway's reference to the "Bowling Green Massacre," here, for the New York Times

We are Not Blind to the Harsh Economic Realities of Streaming: An Interview with an Indie Publisher

Music Technology Policy

Chris Castle/MTP : I want to ask you about challenges in the streaming reality for an independent publisher. [Following is an interview with a reader who is an independent publisher about how they view the future for songwriters and independent publishers in the streaming upside down world to the right of the decimal place. The publisher requested to remain anonymous.].

XXX becomes a reality

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy After six years of teasing, ICANN finally delivers on a.xxx top-level domain for sites displaying adult content. The domains, which will be available by 2011, already have 110,000 pre-registrations through ICM Registry. Filed under: adult entertainment trademarks, domain names, internet law.

Booze, Sex and Legal Drama: How the 'Bachelor' Scandal Could Reshape Reality TV

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An allegation of sexual misconduct could put producers on notice that they're responsible for contestant behavior on set, "even if it might make for great TV." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Weekly Magazine Bachelor In Paradise

Universal's Insurer Says Studio Ignoring Realities of Warfare in 21st Century

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The production of a USA Network show was suspended due to Hamas rocket fire into Israel, and now comes a clash over the meaning of "war." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online International

Hard Rock sues over 'offensive' Vegas reality show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Can a raunchy reality TV show tarnish the brand of a rock-n-roll themed restaurant chain? The Hard Rock Cafe owner is claiming in a new lawsuit that a TruTV series set at the Hard Rock Hotel &.

The Photojournalist and the Reality Show

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times, an article about the reality show husband who "wishes he had said no

Carnie Wilson sues for more pay from reality show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Carnie Wilson wants some extra money for the hours spent toiling on her new reality show. The Wilson Phillips songstress today sued Game Show Network seeking $277,500 in additional pay for her services on the unfortunately.

Charlie Sheen Sued for Allegedly Interfering With Reality Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni The fired "Two and a Half Men" actor has been sued by a man who claims Sheen and his family shot down a planned reality series starring estranged Sheen uncle Joe Estevez. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Charlie Sheen Two and a Half Men

Fox TV Seeks Judge or Former Judge for New Reality Show

Media Law

Fox Television is casting a new reality show and is looking for a judge or former judge to apply. The post Fox TV Seeks Judge or Former Judge for New Reality Show appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Are you a judge or former judge with a hankering to be on TV? If so, have I got an opportunity for you. But before you dash off your resume, be prepared to give up a […].

Lawsuit says Fox stole 'Deadbeat Dads' reality show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: A man who says he pitched a reality show about collecting unpaid child support has sued Fox and production outfit 3Ball Prods for $1.19 million for going forward with the project without him. Jack Price, a.

U.N. agency to mediate reality show idea theft cases

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner The United Nations is getting into reality television. The World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the U.N., is launching new alternative dispute resolution services for those who feel they've come up with the idea of a.

Judge Rules Reality Star's Contract Doesn't Bar Defamation Suit Against Discovery

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Cody Lundin, former co-host of 'Dual Survival,' alleges that producers edited footage to falsely portray him in the final episode as mentally unstable. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Fox News Network Hit With $4.5 Million Lawsuit for Walking Away From Reality TV Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The producers of 'Pawn Stars' say they had a deal for Fox Business's first reality TV series. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Inside the Octomom reality show contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Last week, "Octo-Mom" Nadya Suleman signed a deal with Eyeworks, a British production company, to begin work on a TV show that will feature her 14 children. Because the children are minors, the parties took the contract.

Fox News Network Details Bizarre Reality TV "Fraud" by 'Pawn Stars' Producers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Court papers reveal why Fox Business backed away from a series about real estate. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'Pawn Stars' Producers Claim Fox News Network Execs Outed Gay Man in Reality TV Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Was the reason given to cancel a show really an attempt to save face with executives? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'Bachelor' Producers Settle Lawsuit with Spoiler Website 'Reality Steve'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The website will "have no further contact whatsoever with any of the cast, crew or employees of 'The Bachelor,' " Warner Bros. tells THR. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television The Bachelor

Discovery Beats Defamation Lawsuit Over Reality TV Star's Facebook Postings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Dual Survival's' Joe Teti was alleged to be acting as an agent for the network when he wrote that a former friend was "mentally ill." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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A Minor Consideration: Reality TV and Child Stars

JetLawBlog

I’m as big a Jon and Kate fan as the next reality television voyeur viewer, but watching this season is just painful. Unlike California, which treats reality television actors like traditional stage actors, Pennsylvania does not. Furthermore, Pennsylvania’s child labor laws have no provision for reality stars. Last week, the stars of a French reality television show won the right to overtime pay and holidays.

Sex robots lurch closer to reality

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy AEBN will debut its RealTouch device to the general public in April, at Adultcon. Though simulating the sexual experience of adult actors is not a high-concept conquest, the technological barriers surrounding it are substantial. RealTouch sounds to be much more sophisticated than a mere oscillating vibrator. RealTouch simulates the authentic warmth moistness and relative [.].