Showtime Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Failed Mayweather-McGregor Streams

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Grainy video, errors and buffering streams weren't what fans paid $99 to see, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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D.C. Sets New Webcasting Rates: Free Streams Up, Paid Streams Down (With an Asterisk)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Pandora and other webcasters will have to pay more for free streams, while webcasters with a paid offering (including Pandora) will get some relief.

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

Hollywood Docket: Musicians Guild Sues Major Labels Over Streaming Revenue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Foreign streaming and non-permanent downloads are the subject of the guild's latest big legal move. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music THR Online Sony Music The Walt Disney Company Universal Music Group Warner Music Group

CBS Defends Right to Restrict Access to Online Streams

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To hold otherwise, it tells the FCC, would risk broadcasters refusing to put content online in the first place. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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

Fight Over Sony Music's Streaming Income May Be Headed to Appeals Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

19 Recordings is challenging a judge's recent decision to dismiss a claim that Sony breaches it duties by treating streamed music a certain way. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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Sony Music Investigated by Rdio for Alleged Collusion in Streaming Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The music major responds that the suggestion of antitrust violations are "nothing but speculation and conjecture" and pretext for avoiding $17 million claims plus allegations of fraud. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Music Industry Majors Sue Hip-Hop Streaming Site Spinrilla

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“Spinrilla specializes in ripping off music creators by offering thousands of unlicensed sound recordings for free," says the RIAA. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Useless Streaming Artist Data: You Know Where to Put the Thumb

Music Technology Policy

Pandora and Spotify (among others) have made a big deal out of providing “data” and “analytics” about streaming uses to artists–and particularly managers–about how the artist is performing on their respective services. You know–the fan of the artist who most likely was driven to the service by the artist they are streaming. CNBC did a little fact checking on streaming data provided by iHeart Radio analyzing the recent Grammy nominees.

Supreme Court to Stream First-Ever Webcast Tomorrow

Media Law

The post Supreme Court to Stream First-Ever Webcast Tomorrow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The Supreme Court is notoriously camera shy, staunchly refusing to allow cameras in its courtroom when it is in session. Tomorrow, however, the court will break with that tradition. Sort of. The court is holding a special meeting tomorrow of the Supreme Court Bar to honor the memory of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A special […].

WWE Hit With Class Action Over Streaming Royalties

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The wrestler known as "Rene Dupree" leads an effort over money from the company's over-the-top network as well as Netflix. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Showtime, HBO Have Already Sued Over Streaming of Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pay-networks go for a big, bold injunction in a copyright infringement lawsuit against several websites. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Judge Orders Shutdown of TV Streaming Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Judge rejects argument that ivi, Inc., was a cable system. read more. THR, Esq. Television Tech Television

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Hollywood Studios: VidAngel Threatens the Legitimate Streaming Market

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Disney, LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. want the court to pause VidAngel's $1 movie rental service. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Viacom Sues Cablevision Over iPad Streaming

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Eriq Gardner Fight over mobile and tablet TV streaming heats up. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Television Business

Public Knowledge Tells FCC That Comcast's Streaming Video Service Flouts Open Internet

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Comcast argues that its cable package does not go over the Internet so it's not subject to those rules. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Judge Halts Netflix's Plan to Stream Zach Galifianakis Comedy in June

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Relativity Media wins the latest round in a bitter battle with its successful reorganization at stake. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online Netflix Relativity Media Masterminds

Supreme Court Won't Review TV Streaming, File-Sharing Rulings

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Not under consideration: the legality of ivi's streaming or the constitutionality of a woman who was ordered to pay $222,000 for sharing 24 songs online.

The.00005¢ Handshake: More Reasons Why No Talent Buyer Cares About Streaming

Music Technology Policy

Streaming services like Pandora and Spotify try to get artists to believe that their various artist data programs can have an affect on touring as in if you have activity in a particular location you’ll be able to tour there.

Netflix Battles Judge's Suspicions of "Bad Faith" Streaming Plan

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A hearing in bankruptcy court examined whether Netflix has cause to put Relativity's "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room" on its service next month. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

It Ain’t Ph?: What if Streaming Went Away?

Music Technology Policy

and I wish I could say that his article in today’s New York Times “ In Shift to Streaming, Music Business Has Lost Billions ” kept pace with his other work. How much do you think it costs to render an accounting statement for 1 billion streams? ANTHONY BOURDAIN.

Dish, Chinese Broadcasters Sue Streaming Service for Piracy

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They claim the TVpad network streams Chinese programs in addition to content from HBO, BBC and CNN, all unauthorized. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television Dish Network Business

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Hollywood Docket: Floyd Mayweather, Showtime Sue to Preempt Pirate Streaming

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Plus settlements over a death on a Discovery Channel show and the rights to the Sherlock film 'Mr. Holmes.' read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online Discovery Channel Floyd Mayweather Jr. Miramax Films Showtime The Weinstein Company Silver Linings Playbook

Transparency Starts Upstream for Streaming Royalties

Music Technology Policy

We’ve seen stories recently about various successes for artists in negotiations with major labels about “transparency” in the payment of the artist’s share of streaming royalties received by record companies. But remember how the money flows for artists in the case of ad supported streaming services: Advertiser → Ad Network → Service → Label/Aggregator → Artist. Remember–most streaming royalties are a share of the service’s advertising revenue.

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Relativity Says Netflix Is Putting Successful Reorganization at Risk With Streaming Threat

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A judge is asked to stop the streaming giant from jumping the theatrical release of "Masterminds" and "The Disappointments Room" read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Barry Diller-Backed TV Streaming Service Sued By Broadcasters

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Eriq Gardner Fox is one of many broadcasters looking for a permanent injunction against the well-funded company they allege is intent on stealing its transmissions for online broadcast. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business Barry Diller

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Jay Z's Roc Nation Sued for Streaming Prince Albums on Tidal

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A copyright lawsuit follows Roc Nation's insistence in probate court of having a license deal that allows for the exploitation of the late artist's catalog. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

The Pandora Bubble Has Burst–Will Free Streaming Be Next?

Music Technology Policy

If you’ve been watching Pandora lately, you’ll see four high level decisions that smack of desperation: Executives cashing out, bear hugging overhead with offices in major markets, bizarre acquisitions for even more cash, and now–DEBT! That’s right, after burning through the shareholders money, they are not doing another follow on public offering of stock. Why?

Pandora Tops 200 Million Users – Should Streaming Services Pay Lower Royalties?

Current Trends

But, I think most people enjoy Pandora enough that listening to a few ads can become the new normal to the free streaming radio experience. If you don’t like ads, opt for a premium ad-free service. The fastest growing area of consumer consumption of music is streaming. See BBC News, “Streaming music revenues up 40% globally in 2012,” Aug. Internet radio and streaming services are clearly part of the future of the music business.

Show Me the Money: No Transparency in the Henhouse for the Real Black Box at Streaming Services

Music Technology Policy

The Wall Street Journal reports that the “black box” at streaming services is even worse that we thought: In the 10 months that ended this past January, Spotify users in the U.S. Let’s just assume that Spotify pays on a rough justice number of 60-70% of total streams.

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Barry Diller's Aereo Fights Legal Challenge Over TV Streaming

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Aereo files answer to broadcasters' lawsuit, saying that there are three bedrock legal principles that support the legitimacy of its streaming service.

CBS Says 'Glass House' Web Stream Proves It's a 'Big Brother' Copycat

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Jeff Rovin gives a supplemental declaration after seeing ABC's new strangers-living-together show. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass House

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Fox Sues to Stop TV Streaming Service Barrydriller.com

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The network claims that the service violates its copyrights by streaming its LA station's signal without permission. read more

Lionsgate Ordered to Pay $5.8M to 'Biggest Loser' Star Jillian Michaels Over YouTube Channel

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An arbitrator concludes that videos streamed online for free damaged her brand and ability to profit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Rdio Was Losing $2 Million Each Month Before Bankruptcy

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The streaming company owes about $220 million to creditors. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business THR Online

Broadcasters Win Legal Victory in Europe in Effort to Control Streaming

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The European Union's Court of Justice sides with ITV Broadcasting and others in ruling against TVCatchup, a service that allows consumers to watch over-the-air TV on their computers and digital devices. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

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Will Insurance Carriers for Streaming Services Deny Coverage in Songwriter Class Actions?

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers will recall that Lloyds of London sued Cox Communications for a ruling that Lloyds was not obligated to insure Cox Communications for its spectacular failure to implement a repeat infringer policy?

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TV Streaming Ruling Could Set Up Supreme Court Showdown for Hollywood

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A judge tentatively grants broadcasters' motion to shut down Alki David's FilmOn, but there's a huge catch. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

Spotify Hit With Two Lawsuits Claiming "Staggering" Copyright Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The plaintiffs, including a founding member of the group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, call the streaming giant's recent $43 million settlement with publishers and songwriters an "empty gesture."