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?

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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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.

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. ”

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. Epic Games, Inc.

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.

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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 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. Everybody knows that the boat is leaking.

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.

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

Media Law

While virtually every state bar offers its members access to a legal research service — typically either Casemaker or Fastcase — this offer appears to be unique in offering access to two distinct services plus an AI tool.

Amid Pandemic, Legaler Offers Its Video Meeting Service Free to Solo/Small Firms

Media Law

Is your legal tech company offering products or services free to lawyers during the coronavirus crisis? To help solo and small-firm lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australia-based company Legaler is offering its secure online video chat platform free to firms of 10 lawyers or fewer.

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

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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.

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

Media Law

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.

The FCC and Online TV Services

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a default judgment, a California judge ruled against the companies behind the TVPad device. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Financial services: transparency through social media?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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.

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 2nd Circuit rejects copyright fair use arguments made by the media monitoring service TVEyes. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

New CEO Named for Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off Factor

Media Law

Just last week, I reported here about the name change of Axiom Managed Services, one of two companies spun off last year from alternative legal services provider Axiom.

Utah Supreme Court Votes to Approve Pilot Allowing Non-Traditional Legal Services

Media Law

The Utah Supreme Court voted unanimously yesterday to approve the recommendations of a work group that called for “profoundly reimagining the way legal services are regulated in order to harness the power of entrepreneurship, capital, and machine learning in the legal arena.”.

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.

Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off Changes Name to Factor

Media Law

In what it is positioning as a relaunch of the company, Axiom Managed Solutions, one of two companies spun-off last year from alternative legal services provider Axiom , is changing its name to Factor and launching a new website at www.factor.law.

California Task Force Vote This Week Could Open Door To Private Companies Delivering Legal Services

Media Law

The meeting of the Task Force on Access through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) of the State Bar of California is just a first step in what is likely to be a drawn-out process of consideration and debate over the proposed changes.

Integreon Launches Service for Rapid Response to Cyber Incidents

Media Law

A Cyber Incident Response (CIR) Service launched today by global legal services provider Integreon is intended to help law firm and corporate security cyber-security professionals accomplish that quickly and accurately.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission: Broadband Service a Basic Service

Media Law Prof Blog

Jean-Pierre Blais, head of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), announced today that access to a minimum level of fixed broadband and mobile speed is a basic service for all Canadians.

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Which Legal Research Service Do Law Students Prefer? The Answer May Surprise You

Media Law

If you had to guess which legal research service law students prefer, you’d probably answer Westlaw. Asked to indicate their agreement with the statement, “X is an excellent citation service,” 77% gave Shepard’s scores of 5, 6 or 7, while 72% gave scores in that range to KeyCite.

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.

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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Hollywood Studios File Suit Against Service Streaming $1 Movies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Warner, Fox and Disney want an injunction against VidAngel, which sells films for $20 before buying them back for $19. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

LawNext Episode 55: Utah’s Bold Experiment to Reimagine Legal Services

Media Law

In August, a Utah task force on access to justice issued a report that called for “profoundly reimagining the way legal services are regulated in order to harness the power of entrepreneurship, capital, and machine learning in the legal arena.”.

Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Disney is seeking an injunction to prevent Redbox from disassembling "combo packs" and selling movie download codes separately. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

VidAngel Seeks Salvation for Filtering Service in Utah Federal Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The company sues affiliates of Disney, Warner Bros. and Fox. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

VidAngel Loses Bid to Have New Service Cleared by Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The filtering company is in a legal battle with several Hollywood studios. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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

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.

Utah Task Force Calls for ‘Profoundly Reimagining the Way Legal Services Are Regulated’

Media Law

Faced with an ever-widening gap in access to legal services, a Utah task force has called for “profoundly reimagining the way legal services are regulated in order to harness the power of entrepreneurship, capital, and machine learning in the legal arena.” Simultaneously establishing a new regulatory body, under the supervision of the Supreme Court, to advance and implement a risk-based, empirically-grounded regulatory process for legal service entities.

Reports Say Atrium Letting Go Most Of Its Legal Staff; Had Vowed to ‘Revolutionize Legal Services’

Media Law

With its much-ballyhooed launch in 2017 and its backing by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Twitch founder Justin Kan , Atrium said it would “revolutionize legal services” through its dual-entity model of a law firm and a separate-but-connected entity to provide back-end services and technology. The company this week reportedly notified numerous lawyers and others who work in its legal services entity that they will be let go.

As Federal Courts Urge Caution On Docket Services, Vendors Respond

Media Law

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.

Atrium Founder Confirms Layoffs of Legal Staff; Will Focus on Building Services Network for Startups

Media Law

In a blog post today, Atrium founder Justin Kan confirmed the news first reported on this blog yesterday, that the company is letting go most of its legal services staff and that it will now pivot its focus towards “building a professional services network dedicated to founders.”