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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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.

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.

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.

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Constituent power' key to making Congress to save Postal Service

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.

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.

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. The vote creates a two-year pilot of a regulatory sandbox — a regulatory body under the oversight of the Supreme Court, to be called the Office of Legal Services Innovation, whose charge would be to license and oversee new forms of legal providers and services.

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.

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. Everybody knows that the boat is leaking.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Media Law

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.

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. But TR introduced the service quietly, without the press releases and marketing campaigns typical of a new TR product, and TR officials remained tight lipped about rumors that the company is planning an even larger news service on a par with Law360 from LexisNexis.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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. Legaler’s platform allows lawyers to schedule, host and archive secure video meetings with multiple participants and screen sharing.

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

Media Law

HaystackID , a company that provides e-discovery and forensic services and technology to corporations and law firms, and NightOwl Global , a company that provides enterprise data services for corporate legal departments, said today that they are combining as part of a merger facilitated by majority investor Quad-C Management Inc., In January 2019, it acquired eTERA Consulting, an e-discovery managed services provider.

Deloitte Targets U.S. Legal Market with New Legal Business Services Practice

Media Law

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte said today it has launched a Legal Business Services practice in the U.S., which it says is a “comprehensive suite of legal management consulting and technologically-enabled legal managed services for corporate legal departments designed to accelerate the transformation of the business of law.” contracts consulting, with Elevate Services.

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

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

Freelance Lawyer Company LAWCLERK Adds Service for Corporate Counsel

Media Law

LAWCLERK , a legal services marketplace where solo and small-firm attorneys can hire freelance lawyers for short-term projects, has launched a new service targeted at corporate counsel, LAWCLERK for General Counsel. Like the company’s standard service, LAWCLERK for General Counsel allows corporate counsel to post one-off projects to the LAWCLERK marketplace for short-term help from freelance lawyers.

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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.