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?

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

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Hollywood Studios Rip VidAngel's New Service in Filtering Fight

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"[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.

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against VidAngel's Streaming Service

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"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

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

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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

Power Lawyer Laura Wasser Launches Service to Help Couples Divorce

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"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

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

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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

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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

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

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 […].

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

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.

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

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

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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.

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 […].

Hollywood Studios File Suit Against Service Streaming $1 Movies

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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

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

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

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.

Thank you for your service

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

Big News That the Beatles Are Now Available on Streaming Services? – Actually They Have Been on Internet Radio All Along

Broadcast Law Blog

Many are sitting around enjoying their holiday treats while listening to the Beatles on their favorite on-demand streaming service, and the press is treating this as a breakthrough – usually omitting the fact that the Beatles have been available on many streaming services for as long as there have been streaming services, namely on Internet radio. But yet, on services where you can’t designate your next song, like Pandora, you can hear the original songs.

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

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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

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

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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.

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?

How Technology is Helping Deliver Legal Services to the Poor

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

Bars can refuse service to Trump supporters, judge says - LA Times

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Bars can refuse service to Trump supporters, judge says - LA TimesThe judge was clearly right on the law. I have issues with the policy of the bar owner. I have worn my "Make Mexico Great Again" hat into a bar where I live in Brookhaven, Georgia and have been cheered and high fived.

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

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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

Legal Services Corp. Selects Two States As Pilots for Access to Justice Program

Media Law

A year ago, I reported here on the announcement of a pilot program by the Legal Services Corporation, Microsoft and Pro Bono Net to develop state legal portals to direct individuals with civil legal needs to the most appropriate forms of assistance. The post Legal Services Corp.

Manes on Online Service Providers and Surveilliance Law Transparency

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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.

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

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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.

Understanding Music Royalties – Congressional Research Service Releases Summary of the Law, While DOJ Asks for More Comments on ASCAP and BMI Consent Decree Reform

Broadcast Law Blog

The importance of understanding these issues is illustrated by this week’s request from the Department of Justice for more information about the rights of songwriters to authorize ASCAP and BMI (often referred to as Performing Rights Organizations or PROs) to license their works to services like radio stations and webcasters when there are multiple songwriters who may not all be members of the same rights organization.

Nominees Sought for Innovations in Law Practice Management and Delivery of Legal Services

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The College of Law Practice Management is seeking nominations for its annual InnovAction Awards, which honor innovations in law practice management and the delivery of legal services. The post Nominees Sought for Innovations in Law Practice Management and Delivery of Legal Services appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Undoing the Past – New FCC Rescinds Rulings on Noncommercial Ownership Reports, Political Broadcasting Sponsorship Disclosure and Shared Services Agreements

Broadcast Law Blog

At the end of this last week, we saw the FCC’s Media Bureau take actions in three different proceedings directly applicable to broadcasters to undo what had been done during the prior administration – r escinding actions with respect to noncommercial ownership reports , the disclosure of information about the sponsor of political advertisements, and on the treatment of TV assignment and transfer applications for television stations where shared service agreements are involved.

Fox Sued by Screenwriter Who Claims 'Kingsman' Stole His Story

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Movies Movies THR Online Kingsman: The Secret ServiceDog companions, holograms and overcoming humble origins to achieve greatness are among the similarities alleged. read more. THR, Esq.

What’s Up With TV Shared Services Agreements?

Broadcast Law Blog

TV Shared Services Agreements have been one of the targets of public interest groups since the start of the current Quadrennial Review of the FCC’s multiple ownership rules (see our articles here , here , here and here ). Before Christmas, two transactions involving shared services agreements were approved over objections. Cable Carriage Multiple Ownership Rules Television media consolidation quadrennial review of FCC ownership rules shared services agreement TV sidecar arrangemen

SoundExchange Issues Audit Notices for Many Different Digital Music Services

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Each year, we write about SoundExchange issuing notices of their intent to audit various digital music services to review their royalty reporting and payment. This year is no different, with Federal Register notices recently being issued to audit certain companies in various services, including satellite radio , webcasters , broadcasters who stream , and business establishment services.

Showbiz mediation service launches

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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.