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?

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.

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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.

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.

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

Offering Flat-Fee, Limited-Scope Legal Help, New Site Sounds Like Avvo Legal Services, But with Key Differences

Media Law

In July, six months after acquiring Avvo , Internet Brands said it was shutting down Avvo Legal Services , the controversial program that provided fixed-fee, limited-scope legal services through a network of attorneys and that had raised the ire of many an ethics regulator.

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 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.

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

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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Wondering How Blockchain Can Be Used in Legal? Here’s One: Service of Process

Media Law

An investigation by New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs of the high default rate in consumer credit cases found that disreputable process-serving companies were never actually serving process, but instead effectively tossing the papers in the sewer and filing false affidavits of service. Here’s One: Service of Process appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. In 2008, a scandal rocked New York’s process-serving industry.

Breaking: Legal Services Provider UnitedLex Receives Major Majority Investment

Media Law

10 announcement that Atrium — the combination law firm and legal technology company — had raised $65 million, today comes news that enterprise legal services provider UnitedLex has received a majority investment from CVC Capital Partners. Although the amount of the investment was not disclosed, the company said in an announcement that the investment “represents one of the largest transactions to date with any legal services provider.” Fast on the heels of the Sept.

Relativity Reduces Data Fees for SaaS Customers, Adds New Licensing for Service Providers

Media Law

E-discovery company Relativity is today announcing new pricing and licensing options for its cloud-based RelativityOne product, reducing data fees by up to 50 percent, introducing a more flexible billing model for all RelativityOne customers, and creating a special licensing option for e-discovery service providers at a lower wholesale rate. This will be available both to solution providers and to law firms that offer e-discovery services as a business.

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

Avvo Begins Offering Fixed-Fee Legal Services in Certain Locations

Media Law

Avvo is beginning to roll out a service that offers fixed-fee, limited-scope legal services through a network of attorneys. The service, Avvo Legal Services, offers a variety of limited-scope legal services at a fixed fee. The services range from review of legal documents such as business contracts and non-disclosure agreements to more involved matters such […].

How Technology is Helping Deliver Legal Services to the Poor

Media Law

The post How Technology is Helping Deliver Legal Services to the Poor appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

Thank you for your service

Music Technology Policy

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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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.

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

After Five Years in Stealth Mode, Judicata Reveals Its Legal Research Service

Media Law

Since at least 2013, the website of Judicata has been teasing visitors with the promise of a better legal research service. The post After Five Years in Stealth Mode, Judicata Reveals Its Legal Research Service appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. “We’re mapping the legal genome to help you better understand the law,” said its home page. The San Francisco-based company was started even earlier, in November 2011.

Client-Intake Platform Lexicata Now Integrates with Lead-Gen Service Unbundled Attorney

Media Law

Lexicata, the client-intake and CRM platform, has announced that it now integrates with Unbundled Attorney, a lead-generation service for lawyers who practice in the areas of family law, estate planning and immigration law. Leads from Unbundled Attorney appear in the Lexicata inbox.

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

New Site Launches for Consumers to Bid on Legal Services

Media Law

The post New Site Launches for Consumers to Bid on Legal Services appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. In the legal-startups category of “here today, gone tomorrow,” lawyer-bidding sites rank right at the top. Just last year, in a single post here, I wrote about the demise of one such site, Shpoonkle, which had launched in 2011 to much fanfare, and the debut of another such site, Lawtendr. A year later, Lawtendr too […].

Power Lawyer Laura Wasser Launches Service to Help Couples Divorce

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"I don’t want [divorce] to be regarded as a failure or a nightmare," says Wasser. It's an evolution of the way your family functions." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

LawGives Launches Platform to Sell Packaged Legal Services

Media Law

A new legal company that emerged out of Stanford Law School, LawGives, has introduced a platform designed to enable lawyers to offer unbundled legal services over the Internet as standardized, set-priced products, or “packages.”

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.

New ‘Instadocket’ Service Provides Docket Updates for Mass. Lawyers 

Media Law

Now, a new service eliminates the need to frequently check the MassCourts.org […]. The post New ‘Instadocket’ Service Provides Docket Updates for Mass. Thanks to MassCourts.org, attorneys in Massachusetts finally have electronic access to their case dockets in the state trial courts. However, the only way for attorneys to keep up with changes to the dockets for their cases is to regularly check in with the site.

Internet Fax Service eFax Acquires MaxEmail

Media Law

For many of us, the once ubiquitous fax machine has been replaced by internet faxing services. […]. The post Internet Fax Service eFax Acquires MaxEmail appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. You may ask yourself, “Is faxing still a thing?” ” While the fax may seem like a vestige of a bygone technology era, the actuality for many lawyers is that the ability to send and receive faxes remains a necessity.

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.

Kathy Griffin Says She's Gotten Death Threats, Contacted by Secret Service Over Trump Stunt

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The comedienne says she's been bullied by the Trump family following her shocking bloody photo stunt — which was inspired by his comments regarding Megyn Kelly during his campaign. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online

Experience Shooting a Video for Heating AC Service Company

Film and Television Law Blog

Exactly two months ago, we got a call from a local leading heating AC service company that is well known for their quality HVAC services. We were keen to include all the major aspects and points that the Heating AC Services company wanted highlighted in the video.

Comparing Fax-to-Email Services: eFax v. Maxemail

Media Law

In a recent issue of the email newsletter TechnoLawyer Answers, a lawyer asked about the easiest way to transition from a physical fax machine to a service that delivers faxes by email. The post Comparing Fax-to-Email Services: eFax v. Harold Burstyn, a lawyer and computer science professor, recommended the free version of eFax. This surprised me, primarily because I thought eFax no […]. Maxemail appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

ABA Blueprint Launches Today to Help Small Firm Lawyers Buy Products and Services

Media Law

The American Bar Association today is launching ABA Blueprint, its website designed to help solo and small firm lawyers manage the complexities of their legal practices by helping them find the products and services they need at affordable prices. The post ABA Blueprint Launches Today to Help Small Firm Lawyers Buy Products and Services appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Elizabeth @SenWarren Sides With The Streaming Service Not Paying Songwriters Against Streaming Service That Does — The Trichordist

Music Technology Policy

via Elizabeth @SenWarren Sides With The Streaming Service Not Paying Songwriters Against Streaming Service That Does — The TrichordistKettle meet pot. Pot meet kettle. Doesn’t Sen Warren know songwriters are the small businesses and middle class of the streaming world, not Spotify?

PracticePanther Raises $3.5M; Temporarily Offers Its Service for Free

Media Law

million in funding and is offering its service free for the rest of the year. The post PracticePanther Raises $3.5M; Temporarily Offers Its Service for Free appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I have written about a lot of cloud-based practice management platforms, but one that’s somehow stayed off my radar is PracticePanther.com. The Miami-based company got my attention this week when it announced that it has raised $3.5

Manes on Online Service Providers and Surveilliance Law Transparency

Media Law Prof Blog

Manes, Yale Law School Information Society Project, has published Online Service Providers and Surveillance Law Transparency at 125 Yale Law Journal Forum 343 (2016). Jonathan M.

Podcast: Trump’s Legal Services Cuts and the Impact on A2J

Media Law

President Trump’s budget threatens to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation. The post Podcast: Trump’s Legal Services Cuts and the Impact on A2J appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. What would this mean for civil legal aid to low-income Americans? LSC President James J. Sandman and American Bar Association President Linda Klein join us on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer this week to discuss the implications of Trump’s proposed budget.

NetDocuments Acquires Deal Room Application Developed By Financial Services Firm Chapman and Cutler

Media Law

At its ndElevate partner and customer conference taking place this week in Park City, Utah, NetDocuments today announced that it has acquired Closing Room, a deal-management application developed by the Am Law 200 financial services law firm Chapman and Cutler.