For the 5th year running, Gordon Firemark named among “Best Lawyers”

Gordon P. Firemark

Gordon Firemark has again been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Entertainment Law – Theater. “I've always loved helping creatives and entertainers people bridge the gap to build successful businesses. I find this work so very rewarding.”

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Episode 86 – Rock, Re-runs, and Registrations

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Episode 86 – Rock, Re-runs, and Registrations originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Show notes are located at [link] The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here's what we talked about… Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Lenz V. Universal. The Slants is Finally Out.

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Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

Almost sixty years ago, Budd Schulberg wrote What Makes Sammy Run, a novel about an agent who lies to get ahead in the movie business. Agents Career Internet Lawyers Negotiations Notable Representatives The Culture budd schulberg business affairs conventions deal making due diligence leverage lying managers material term networks precedents quote what makes sammy runThere’s nothing new about lying during negotiations.

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Copyright Runs Amok in Comic Case

The Legal Satyricon

Horizon v. Marvel: Copyright in the Three-Point Landing? I love copyright law, usually. Why is it there? It is there to ensure that authors and artists can profit from their work. Great idea. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, the concept got polluted. Originally, copyright protected works for 14 years, with a renewal period of 14 […]. copyright

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

Almost sixty years ago, Budd Schulberg wrote What Makes Sammy Run, a novel about an agent who lies to get ahead in the movie business. Agents Career Internet Lawyers Negotiations Notable Representatives The Culture budd schulberg business affairs conventions deal making due diligence leverage lying managers material term networks precedents quote what makes sammy run There’s nothing new about lying during negotiations.

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Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

Almost sixty years ago, Budd Schulberg wrote What Makes Sammy Run, a novel about an agent who lies to get ahead in the movie business. Tags: conventions quote precedents due diligence Negotiations Representatives lying Notable The Culture budd schulberg leverage Lawyers Agents material term what makes sammy run managers business affairs deal making Internet networks Career There’s nothing new about lying during negotiations.

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Stopping Google’s End Run: No Safe Harbor Privilege in Trade Agreements

Music Technology Policy

Google are having trouble stopping the headlong defense against its safe harbor abuse through the front door, so they make an end run by lobbying for language in USMCA that gives them their treasured “groovier than thou” safe harbor privilege. Many welcome the passing of the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Less discussed is the part of USMCA that incorporates concepts of the failed DMCA from US law.

Pandora Runs to the Government to Screw Songwriters Again

Music Technology Policy

When Pandora doesn’t like the royalty rates they have to pay to artists, they use their lobbying power to run to the Congress to give them a better deal. The monopolist webcaster runs to the antitrust law for protection. Once Pandora can stopping running to the nanny state to protect them from the market, we’ll see how much they really like the market after all.

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TSA now run by Pedobear

The Legal Satyricon

by Randazza We really must be at the verge of tipping into Idiocracy. It was once believed that you could spot a pedophile just by looking at him. This theory is now proven scientific fact. Now I’m not saying that I have evidence that TSA Administrator John Pistole is a practicing pedophile, but he certainly [.]. ass hat Civil Liberties flunkies imbeciles

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AFTRA board member accused of running SAGWatch

Digital Media Law

For details, see my THR piece: [link]. ——————. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out this month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. Or, follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook. If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets

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Ava DuVernay's Company Sued in Dispute Over Documentary's Awards Run

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A documentarian says the company didn’t submit his film for awards as agreed — and now won't stop claiming rights. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Ava DuVernay Selma

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Stuntman Sues Tom Sizemore for Running Him Over on 'Shooter' Set

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the actor was drunk while operating a vehicle during filming. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Ava DuVernay's Company Sued For Botching Documentary's Awards Run

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A documentarian says the company didn’t submit his film for awards as agreed — and now won't stop claiming rights. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Ava DuVernay Selma

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Will Hollywood remakes run into copyright trouble?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We could be on the verge of a wave of litigation targeting Hollywood's current obsession: derivative movies. The latest case involves Viacom's foray into the world of Bollywood. According to a new lawsuit filed yesterday in New.

Attention studio marketers: run that ad at your own risk

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Two cases on the court docket show that it's not so easy for entertainment companies to promote shows and movies without running into legal trouble. The first case involves a promotion run by A&E Television to showcase.

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Spotify IPO Watch: Making it Up on Volume or See SPOT Run

Music Technology Policy

HeyIdiot.com is your ticket to this Silicon lined gravy train. Heyidiot is the best of web software, e-commerce and on-line trading business all rolled into one. The sole purpose of this endeavor is make you money, We call it a cash portal. Here’s how it works. HEYIDIOT.COM is tightly focused on selling just one product. Elegantly enough, that product is the stock of HEYIDIOT.COM, which will be offered to you for sale on-line at our web site of the same name.

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Appeals Court: Please Don't Run Away From the Chainsaw Carrying Maniac

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

If you do, and get hurt, don't blame the haunted theme park. A public service advisory from The Hollywood Reporter. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Culture Business THR Online

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Journalist Privilege (To trespass and run someone over?)

The Legal Satyricon

Tesla reports that two apparent Reno Gazette Journal reporters trespassed on Tesla’s property, and then ran their car into a Tesla employee who was trying to take down their tag number. source) This is all Tesla’s side of the story, so I’ll see if there’s more to it. But, here’s a free protip: if you’re […].

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The Chicago Defender Ends Its Print Edition Run, Goes Digital Only, Today

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: The Chicago Defender ceases print publication today. It will continue its digital edition. Notes the Times, "Decade by decade, the newspaper told the story of black life in America. It took note of births and

Imeachment ad runs on Fox & Friends

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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The First Rule of Lawfare: Is Google’s Active Measures Campaign on Article 13 a Trial Run for Election Meddling by a US Non-State Actor?

Music Technology Policy

Wojcicki may want us to overlook that Google just got caught running active measures against a democratic institution to meddle in the legislative process on another continent. Based on the vote supporting the Copyright Directive, there’s a wide swath of MEPs that have severe misgivings about all these Silicon Valley companies trying to run roughshod over Europeans. Well, I wake up in the morning. Fold my hands and pray for rain. I got a head full of ideas.

Equal Opportunities Issues that Arise When a Broadcast On-Air Personality Runs for Political Office

Broadcast Law Blog

It’s political season, and somewhere, some on-air broadcast air personality is making the decision that they really want to change careers – and run for political office. So it is time for a little refresher on the issues that arise when an on-air personality runs for political office. . We wrote about the issue last year, when a Chicago-area on-air talk show host decided to run for local office.

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Variety Settles Long-Running Lawsuit Against L.A. Punk Band (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni The trade newspaper claimed The Vandals breached a deal to stop using an album cover that contained lettering similar to its trademarked logo. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Music Music

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Trayvon Martin's mother to run for office in Florida

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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"Running a Bookstore Is a Combat Sport"

Media Law Prof Blog

The New York Times reports on the life and times of the French bookstore, which seems to be thriving as English and US bookstores are withering away. Here's a link to the French Ministry of Culture report mentioned in the

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

Music Technology Policy

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. Twice, Orphan Works Acts have failed to pass Congress because of strong opposition from visual artists, spearheaded by the Illustrators Partnership. Because of this, the Copyright Office has now issued a special call for letters regarding the role of visual art in the coming legislation.

Fastcase Cofounder Phil Rosenthal is Running for Congress in New York

Media Law

Speaking of Fastcase, one interesting bit of news about the company is that its cofounder, Phil Rosenthal, is running for Congress in New York’s 10th Congressional District. Rosenthal — a physicist, lawyer and entrepreneur — is running as a Republican against Democrat Jerrold Nadler, the incumbent who has held the office for 24 years. The post Fastcase Cofounder Phil Rosenthal is Running for Congress in New York appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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LawToolBox365 Wins Microsoft App Award; In Running for People’s Choice Award

Media Law

The post LawToolBox365 Wins Microsoft App Award; In Running for People’s Choice Award appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. This week is the Microsoft Ignite conference for IT professionals in Atlanta, Ga., and one legal-specific app will be honored there from out of the over 1,700 apps and add-ins available through the Office Store. The legal calendaring and docketing application LawToolBox365 has won a Microsoft 2016 Office App Award, which it will receive at […].

How Pokémon GO Players Could Run Into Real-Life Legal Problems

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An attorney explores the hard questions being raised by augmented reality games. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

Hillary: The Movie Re-Run

Media Law Prof Blog

The Supreme Court is rehearing the "Hillary: The Movie" case today. It's newly appointed Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first chance to hear oral argument, being streamed by CSPAN here

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Leaving the Air to Run For Office - What to Do With The Broadcaster Who Becomes a Candidate

Broadcast Law Blog

As we enter the 2010 election season, questions are beginning to arise about broadcast station on-air employees who decide to run for political office , and what a station needs to do about such employees to avoid issues under the FCC political broadcasting rules. So what is a station to do when an on-air employee decides to run for office? Also, a move to a sister station with a service area that does not reach the district in which the candidate is running is another alternative.

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Did 'American Idol' producers run an illegal lottery?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner A case testing whether viewer contests on "American Idol" and "Deal or No Deal" were "illegal lotteries" has survived a key hurdle. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a decision to hear an appeal by.

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An immigrant-run radio station is helping fill the language gap on coron.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

European Creative Community Unites Against Google and Facebook and Calls on EU Lawmakers to Stop Big Tech’s End Run Around the Value Gap Solution in Article 13

Music Technology Policy

[We don’t often reprint other people’s letters, but this one on closing the value gap in Europe is crucial. No surprise, Google and Facebook are pushing back hard with all their multinational corporate lobbying power. Artists, songwriters, indie and major labels and a broad cross-section of creatives are fighting back, but need your support.

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FCC Adopts More Lenient Standards on Certain Fines to Student Run Noncommercial Broadcast Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

Fines against noncommercial stations may that are primarily student run may not be as harsh as they have been in the past under a ruling issued by the FCC’s Media Bureau earlier this week. The FCC also announced, as part of its decision in the case, that it would apply this policy of more leniency in other cases involving student-run stations in the future. FCC Fines Noncommercial Broadcasting noncommercial radio fines public inspection file student run radio station

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'Billionaire's Hollywood go-to guy' running for U.S. Senate (for world peace)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Producer Brian Quintana, once called the "Billionaire's Hollywood Go To Guy," is running to be the next California senator. Late last week, Quintana filed his papers and is now a certified candidate for office, running for election.

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Golden Globes Players Settle Long-Running Legal War (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

UPDATED: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions have reached a deal to end the nearly 4-year-old litigation over who controls rights to produce the annual awards show. read more. Golden Globes 2014 THR Online THR, Esq. Television Dick Clark Productions

Viacom, Google Settle Long-Running YouTube Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The resolution ends a nearly seven-year-old case that was closely followed in both the entertainment and tech sectors. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television YouTube Google Tech Viacom Business

WWE Runs Into Judge's Smackdown in Advance of Wrestlemania (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The road to the big event this year in New Orleans could be making an unexpected stop at a federal appeals court thanks to a surprising decision concerning bootleggers. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

@stuartdredge finds Google Can’t Control YouTube Music Announcements–But they want to run the Copyright Office?

Music Technology Policy

The great myth of Google is that they are the gold standard in technology. MTP readers might have a different idea of Google’s gold standard–the gold standard in corporate coverups.

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Government Contractor Google Runs Ads for Obamacare on “How I Inject Testosterone” Video

Music Technology Policy

Maybe you’ve heard how Google is providing staff for the “tech surge” to fix the Obamacare website? Here’s an interesting development in that campaign. Google is also selling advertising for “Be Well New Mexico” against one of those YouTube “how to” videos demonstrating how to inject testosterone for body builders. Very likely illegal and perhaps counterfeit testosterone.).

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Moving from Typepad to My Own Server, Running WordPress

Pixelization

In the coming days or weeks, I'll be moving this blog from its current host, Typepad , to my own server account, running WordPress server software. I have nothing against Typepad. They've been fine. But when I started my newest blog, Blog Law Blog , I did it on my own server space using WordPress software, and I like that better. It also ends up being cheaper, although it requires a little more technical attention. Pixelization will still be found at pixelization.org.

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A Law Firm Run by Two Robots?

Media Law

Will there ever come a day when robots will replace lawyers? Judging by the website of the firm Robot Robot & Hwang , that day has already arrived. The two senior partners in the three-member firm are both computers, one named Apollo Cluster and the other named Daria XR-1029. According to his bio, Cluster “has processed more than 10 million unique transactions for clients&# and is a frequent speaker “on the topic of the obsolescence of humans in legal practice.&#

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