Production Services Agreements

Gordon P. Firemark

A commonly used, but often misunderstood type of contract used throughout the entertainment industry is the Production Services Agreement. What is a Production Services Agreement? When would I use a Production Services Agreement? Sometimes a Production Services Contract is also used when the financier is not signatory to a Union Agreement, and desires the Project to be produced using union workers and thus hires a union signatory production company to handle things.

Pandemic: Digital music services should accelerate payments and liquidate any royalty minimums they are holding

Music Technology Policy

You may not have noticed, but many music services have a clause in their direct licenses that allows them to delay royalty payments if your accrued royalties are less than a certain amount, often $50. In normal times, one could understand why Pandora (and other services) would want to be able to pay quarterly, take 45 days to render statements, and avoid having to make payments until you were owed at least $50. Pandemic Streaming Meltdown Digital services

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On LawNext: Solo Inti Martinez-Alemán’s Award-Winning Approach to Client Service

Media Law

Inti Martinez-Alemán knew from the day he opened his Ceiba Forte Law Firm that he wanted to take a creative approach to client service. In this episode of LawNext, Martinez-Alemán shares his approach to customer service as well as his journey from an abogado in Honduras to solo in St.

Work-Outs of Technology and Services Agreements Challenged by COVID-19

New Media and Technology Law

In late 2019, another well-respected consulting group had predicted that, in 2020, “[t]here will be increasing opportunities for technology vendors and service providers to grow their businesses, and for technology buyers to innovate and upgrade their infrastructure, software, and services. ” Naturally, these will be a function of the facts and circumstances of the particular situation, the nature of the services and the specific governing agreement.

Breaking: In Historic Vote, Utah Supreme Court Approves Sweeping Changes in Legal Services Regulation

Media Law

In a historic vote that could set a blueprint for the rest of the country, the Utah Supreme Court has approved the most sweeping changes in a generation to the regulation of law practice and the delivery of legal services.

New Service Uses AI To Help Startups Connect With The Right Lawyer

Media Law

” Another factor by which Anü evaluates startups is willingness to pay for legal services. So far, firms have paid nothing to be part of this service. Besides legal services, they hope to add accounting, marketing, copyrighting and other business-to-business services.

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Court Enforces Arbitration Clause in Online Terms of Service Accepted by a Minor

New Media and Technology Law

This is just one of the most recent cases to illustrate that if implemented properly, EULAs can play an important part in creating certainty and mitigating risk associated with online platforms or services. Contracts Data Security Internet Videogames cyber breach enforceable minor online terms of service terms of service videogame end user license agreementEpic Games, Inc. Epic”) is the publisher of the popular online multiplayer videogame Fortnite, released in 2017.

'Constituent power' key to making Congress to save Postal Service

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Legal Services Company Epiq Acquires Legal Consulting Company Hyperion Global Partners

Media Law

In a move to expand the legal transformation services it offers law firms and legal departments, the global company Epiq has acquired Hyperion Global Partners , a major provider of business and technology services to the legal profession.

LexisNexis Launches An All-New Premium Legal Research Service

Media Law

LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , that it says takes a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

Reply from the UK Insolvency Service on PledgeMusic Debacle

Music Technology Policy

This is from the UK Insolvency Service regarding the PledgeMusic debacle in response to my tweet yesterday: We really appreciate the Insolvency Service taking the time to respond so quickly We got the first straight answer that we’ve ever heard about PledgeMusic.

His UnitedLex Disrupted Legal Services, Now Ajay Agrawal Aims to Disrupt Contracts

Media Law

Within months, it was providing legal services to clients such as HP, IBM and Microsoft.

Thomson Reuters Quietly Unveils Premium Legal News Service, But Is More To Come?

Media Law

Thomson Reuters yesterday introduced Westlaw Today , a premium legal news service driven by its Reuters news division and available only to subscribers of Westlaw and Westlaw Edge for an additional cost.

Hands On with Lexis+, New Premium Research Service from LexisNexis That Officially Launches Today

Media Law

Two months ago, LexisNexis announcing its planned launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , which it said would take a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

New Partnership Unites Integreon’s Services with SirionLabs’ AI CLM Tech

Media Law

” “For over two decades, Integreon has been a trusted partner for Fortune 500 organizations for their legal and business services requirements,” Agrawal said in the statement. ” His UnitedLex Disrupted Legal Services, Now Ajay Agrawal Aims to Disrupt Contracts.

New Site Lets Lawyers Barter Their Services for Other Services

Media Law

A website launched this week, Barterball, enables lawyers and others to barter their services in exchange for other services they may need, such as accounting or website design. The post New Site Lets Lawyers Barter Their Services for Other Services appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Former White House Staffer Helms New Cybersecurity, Discovery and Info Gov Services Company

Media Law

Launching today is a company formed to provide cybersecurity, e-discovery, managed review and information governance services to commercial and government organizations, and leading it is the lawyer who formerly served as director of information governance at the White House.

Latest SixFifty Product Helps Churches Assess Readiness To Resume Services

Media Law

Now, SixFifty is releasing another tool in a similar vein, only this one is designed to help religious leaders evaluate whether they are prepared to safely resume in-person meetings and services with their members. Based on the answers provided, the system generates and emails the user a readiness assessment that a place of work can use to judge whether it is prepared for in-person meetings and services.

Russian-Language Video Service eTVnet Sued for Allegedly Streaming Stolen Content

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The suit claims the service is harming competitors, customers and copyright owners. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Financial services: transparency through social media?

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ReliefWeb » Document » Iraq / Wikileaks: statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA (26 October 2010)– "The files reportedly indicate that the US knew, among other things, about widespread use of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by Iraqi forces, and yet proceeded with the transfer of thousands of persons who had been detained by US forces to Iraqi custody between early 2009 and July 2010.

Managed Services Veteran Ed Sohn Leaves EY Law To Join Axiom Spin-Off Factor

Media Law

Ed Sohn , a veteran managed services executive who last year joined EY Law when it acquired Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, has now joined Factor , the managed services company that spun off last year from legal services company Axiom , where he will serve as its head of solutions. Last year, when Thomson Reuters sold Pangea3 to global Big Four professional services firm Ernst & Young, Sohn moved to EY Law, where he led its global innovation and technology initiatives.

The Ethical Pool Future: Will Fans Cut the Cord to Big Streaming Services if Artists Leave?

Music Technology Policy

” The post has been widely read in the artist community and stimulated conversation about the current model of royalty allocation by streaming services that artists like Sharky Laguana have led the debate on. I argue that the current model results in the hyper-efficient market share distribution of streaming revenues that effectively bypass the indpendent artists who fans listen to on the subscription streaming services. Everybody knows that the boat is leaking.

Showbiz mediation service launches

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni There's a new player in town for resolving Hollywood disputes. Launching March 8, the Entertainment Mediation Institute is billing itself as "the first-ever organization dedicated exclusively to resolving disputes among parties in the entertainment industry." Co-founded by.

Utah Proposes Sweeping Regulatory Reforms; Will Fast-Track Pandemic-Related Services

Media Law

The Utah Supreme Court on Friday proposed the most-sweeping reforms of the regulation of legal services in a generation and said it will fast-track approval of non-traditional legal-help programs that target problems spawned by the Covid-19 crisis. Among a number of changes, the proposals would allow fee-sharing with nonlawyers and would allow nonlawyers to have ownership or partnership interest in law firms or other authorized legal services providers.

Two E-Discovery Companies Merge To Offer Global Data and Discovery Services

Media Law

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Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against VidAngel's Streaming Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Star Wars is still Star Wars, even without Princess Leia’s bikini scene," states the opinion. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Models of Public Service Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Goodman, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, has published Public Service Media Narratives in the Routledge Handbook of Media Law (Monroe E. The emergence of public service media Ellen P. Price & Stephaan Verhulst, eds., 2012). Here is the abstract.

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The National Journal on growing resistance to the FCC's plan to regulate online TV services

Hollywood Studios Rip VidAngel's New Service in Filtering Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"[B]y telling its users that its new service is lawful, VidAngel threatens to confuse consumers regarding the legitimate streaming market," Disney's attorney Kelly Klaus writes. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Copyright Royalty Board Final Decision on Rates for Business Establishment Services

Broadcast Law Blog

In one of those year-end decisions that got lost in the holiday rush, in late November, the Copyright Royalty Board issued its final ruling on the rates to be paid to SoundExchange by “business establishment services” for the ephemeral copies of sound recordings when these music services transmit programming to their customers. Business establishment services are the companies that provide music to businesses to play in retail stores, restaurants and other commercial establishments.

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Two New Services Launch to Deliver Legal and Litigation News

Media Law

Launching today is a new service that will deliver free legal and litigation news derived largely from court dockets, just a month after a similar service launched. Both are free legal news services, and both are heavily focused on delivering litigation-related news derived from court dockets. In my column this week at Above the Law, I have full details: 2 New Services Deliver Timely Legal News From Legal Dockets

Investment Firm to Take Majority Share in Factor, the Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off

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The managed services company Factor , one of two companies that spun off last year from legal services company Axiom , said today that one of its original investors, the investment firm Carrick Capital Partners, will multiply its stake in the company to become its majority shareholder.

Adele’s New Record is Not on Online Streaming Services – Except Where It Is – The Difference Between Interactive and Noninteractive Streaming

Broadcast Law Blog

Adele’s decision to not stream her new CD “ 25 ” on services like Apple Music and Spotify has been the talk of the entertainment press pages – like this article from the New York Times. These articles make it sound like, if you listen to any Internet music service, you’ll not hear a song from the new record. The legal distinctions that allow these services to play Adele’s new music is often not recognized or even acknowledged by the popular press.

Korean Networks Win $65 Million From "Pirate" Streaming Service

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Unique Deal Gives Kentucky Lawyers Access to Two Research Services Plus AI Tool

Media Law

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Google Music Service Codename

Music Technology Policy

Google codenamed its music service "Shakedown"?Those Does anyone know if the rumor is true? Those crazy kids at Mountain View! What's next? Singularity University?! And they said it couldn't be done

As Federal Courts Urge Caution On Docket Services, Vendors Respond

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Companies that provide services for accessing federal court dockets were caught off guard last week when a number of federal courts began sending notices to attorneys urging them to exercise caution when using such services. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma said in part: Attorneys should be cautious when using third-party services and software (e.g., A third-party service also might resell or republish the case documents and information that they obtain.

LawNext Episode 58: Jim Sandman, President of the Legal Services Corporation

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As president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011, he oversees an organization that funds free civil legal services to more than 130 legal aid programs throughout the country. Wanting to spend more time in public service, he became general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools, where he stayed until the opportunity arose to join the LSC. Jim Sandman may be one of the most impassioned advocates in the United States for ensuring access to justice for all.

NMPA Claims Victory: CRB Raises Payout Rate From Music Subscription Services

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Songwriters and music publishers will get a higher payout from on-demand subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music for the next five-year period. read more. THR, Esq. Music Business Billboard

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Global Legal Research Company vLex Acquires UK Service Justis Publishing

Media Law

vLex is an international legal research service with materials from more than 100 countries, including many civil law jurisdictions. In addition to giving vLex a greater foothold in the UK legal market, the acquisition combines Justis’s case law collection with vLex’s AI-powered tools and services, such as Vincent and Iceberg AI, thereby providing contextual research and access to global legal resources to the UK and other key markets covered by Justis, LaChance said.

Fox News Wins Appellate Showdown Against Service That Facilitates Sharing of TV Clips

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