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?

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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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

Thank you for your service

Music Technology Policy

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 […].

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?

Summary by Congressional Research Service of Fair Play, Fair Pay Act #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a summary of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act from the Congressional Research Service–just so you can see what it is that is enough to scare companies with over $2 trillion in market power: Introduced in House (04/13/2015).

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.

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

More September Regulatory Dates – Effective Date of New Application Fees, Filing Deadline for TV Shared Services Agreements, Lowest Unit Rate For September Election and Reminder on Repacking Requirements

Broadcast Law Blog

A somewhat less obvious date is the deadline for filing TV shared services agreements. In its 2017 order reconsidering the FCC’s decision in its last Quadrennial Review of the ownership rules , the FCC decided to retain the previously announced requirement that TV stations file shared services agreements with the FCC. We wrote about that obligation here , addressing the broad definition that the FCC gave to a shared services agreement.

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.

Compulsory License Rules For Music Services Finding Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

In the case of a Spotify, don’t forget that streaming services also must obtain a performance license in addition to the mechanical. The first thing most people would do is search the PRO databases, particularly since the service will be reporting to them anyway. See sl 4l , Copyright Office Licensing Division Service Fees, available on the Copyright Office website.) So why are there any unlicensed songs in services like Spotify?

Spotify Sued Over Notorious B.I.G. Image on Streaming Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Photographer Dana Lixenberg is claiming copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Charge Dropped Against Public News Service Reporter Who Asked Questions of HHS Secretary Tom Price

Media Law Prof Blog

The local prosecutor has dropped charges against journalist Dan Heyman (Public News Service), who was charged with "willful disruption of governmental processes" for asking questions of HHS Secretary Tom Price a few months ago.

Time Warner Cable Service Down Nationwide In Early Morning Hours

Media Law Prof Blog

Time Warner Cable says service to customers is well on the way to being restored after a large outage early this morning. The company said the outage affected markets nationwide. TWC, which is in the process of being acquired by

Facebook gives in, abandons revised terms of service

Gordon P. Firemark

In a follow-up to my post about Facebook’s over-reaching terms of service, I’m pleased to note that the social-networking site has bowed to pressure from users and unwanted media attention, scrapping the new terms of service only days after they were implemented. The company is reportedly still working on its terms of service and privacy policies.

New Service Launches to Pay Union Bonds (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

For a fee, BondIt will front the security deposit required by SAG-AFTRA and other unions, relieving a cash flow problem that confronts independent productions. read more. The Business DGA Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Actors Equity SAG-AFTRA Labor Business IATSE

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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.

Trump Signs Order Barring Trans Military Service - The Daily Beast

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump Signs Order Barring Trans Military Service - The Daily Beast"President Trump signed an order on Friday evening barring transgender individuals from joining the military.

Hulu Launches New Subscription Service

Media Law Prof Blog

Web service Hulu is now offering a subscription service, $9.99 The new service, called Hulu Plus, allows subscribers to watch entire seasons of ABC, NBC, Fox, and other networks (though still not CBS or per month, all you can watch.

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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 […].