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'Monkey Selfie' Appellate Ruling Finds Animals Can't File Copyright Suits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"We conclude that this monkey — and all animals, since they are not human — lacks statutory standing under the Copyright Act." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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CBS Can't Dodge $750M Defamation Suit From JonBenet Ramsey's Brother

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Burke Ramsey says his reputation has been ruined after a CBS show's experts concluded he killed his sister. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Wow! Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Proliferate

New Media and Technology Law

This month, in one of the many recently-filed Illinois biometric privacy suits, a class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was lodged against Wow Bao, a restaurant chain, over its use of self-order kiosks that allow customers to use faceprints as a method to authenticate purchases. Three More BIPA Suits. The ongoing action against Shutterfly is not the first BIPA-related suit against the photo storage service.

Time Warner Facing Class Action Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In addition to "glass ceilings" for advancement, the complaint also says there are "glass walls" that segregate the company into divisions in which black leadership is acceptable and divisions in which it is not. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online CNN

DreamWorks Settles Animators' Antipoaching Suit for $50M

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Disney, Lucasfilm and Pixar remain in the fight. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Wave of Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Continues Unabated

New Media and Technology Law

After noting the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits in September , it appears that the flow of such suits remains robust. In recent years, biometric privacy suits initially involved social media services and video game makers, but have increasingly been asserted against businesses that collect biometric data to authenticate customers or employees, especially Illinois-based employers that use biometric timekeeping devices to verify employees when clocking in and out. .

Will.i.am, Justin Timberlake Move to Dismiss "Damn Girl" Copyright Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The hit song was released in 2006, but the suit wasn't filed until a decade later. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Justin Timberlake Will.i.am

Harry Shearer Files $125M 'Spinal Tap' Fraud Suit, Copyright Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

For a Hollywood accounting case, this one is an 11. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Chuck Norris Hits CBS, Sony With $30M Suit Over 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Profits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says he hasn't been paid a penny of the show's SVOD revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Chuck Norris

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Viacom Must Face Ex-BET Exec's Defamation and Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Zola Mashariki has convinced the court, for now, that the BET parent company acted as her employer. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online BET Viacom

Steven Mnuchin Escapes Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Mnuchin's personal friendship with [Ryan] Kavanaugh is insufficient to establish awareness or liability," writes justice Charles Ramos. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Kevin Costner Suit Seeks $3.85M for Film Festival 'Fraud'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor-producer is suing Kylin Pictures for using his name to sell 'Shanghai Sojourners' at the Shanghai International Film Festival and then removing him from the project and not paying him. read more. THR, Esq.

How Shareholder Lawsuits Against Spotify May Have Just Gotten Easier

Music Technology Policy

Shareholder derivative suits. Unless they are sued by their stockholders in what is called a shareholder derivative suit. Shareholder derivative suits are in a very broad sense kind of like class actions, something Spotify is very familiar with. The Maginot Line.

Eros Beats Investor Suit Over Statements About Streaming Platform

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The company touted 30 million users for Eros Now. The judge rules it was never said they were "meaningful" users. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Ryan Kavanaugh Beats $110M Film Finance Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Although this is RKA's third version of the complaint, not once has RKA listed the name of a single person to whom Defendants' alleged misrepresentations were made," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Manuela Herzer Fights Discovery in Sumner Redstone Elder Abuse Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Herzer's attorneys say she shouldn't have to respond to discovery requests until Redstone sits for a deposition. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Sumner Redstone

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Asked & Answered: Mechanics of copyright infringement suit.

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: What are the mechanics of a copyright infringement law suit? lawyer file suit? What effect could the suit have on a company set to produce the disputed work? Generally, an aggreived party (Plaintiff) can file suit for copyright infringement against a U.S. How does it all work? As an example, let us say a non-U.S. based writer believes his work has been infringed by a person or entity in the U.S. Could a non-U.S.

Illinois Biometric Privacy Suit over Employee Fingerprinting Remanded for Lack of Standing

New Media and Technology Law

An Illinois district court remanded to state court for lack of standing a biometric privacy suit brought by employees over the collection and storage of individuals’ fingerprints allegedly in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 ILCS 14/1 (“BIPA”).

'Empire' Beats "Gangsta Pimp's" $10M Copyright Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Pimpin' ain't easy, and neither is winning a copyright lawsuit against a major network. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Empire

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Geffen Playhouse Hit With Age Discrimination Suit from Ex-Artistic Director

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Randall Arney says the theater fired him because of his age and/or Bell's Palsy diagnosis and lied about the circumstances of his exit. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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Ryan Kavanaugh Hit With Fraud Suit From Hedge Fund Investor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Carey Metz says Kavanaugh lied about Relativity's financial condition to land a loan. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Donald Trump Claims U.S. Constitution Bars 'Apprentice' Star's Defamation Suit While in Office

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The president believes the Supremacy Clause bars state lawsuits against a sitting president and looks to tackle an issue "not decided" by the Supreme Court in Bill Clinton v. Paula Jones. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

BuzzFeed Allowed Key Defense in Russian's Defamation Suit Over Trump Dossier

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Florida judge rejects a Russian entrepreneur who argued that the Trump dossier publication wasn't protected as a fair report of official government action. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

CFAA and Breach of Contract Claims Dismissed in Website Data Scraping Suit

New Media and Technology Law

Prior to the suit, the parties discussed entering into an arrangement to post Alan Ross’s listings on Machinio’s site for sale, but did not reach an agreement. This past week, an Illinois district court dismissed, with leave to amend, claims relating to a competitor’s alleged scraping of sales listings from a company’s website for use on its own site. Alan Ross Machinery Corp. Machinio Corp. , 17-3569 (N.D. July 9, 2018)).

Steubenville SLAPP suit dismissed

The Legal Satyricon

The Steubenville SLAPP suit has been dismissed. Although I was on the case, I really only played a minor supporting role. The real work in the case was done by Thomas Haren and Jeffrey Nye. Filed under: misc.

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Steubenville SLAPP suit dismissed

The Legal Satyricon

The Steubenville SLAPP suit has been dismissed. Although I was on the case, I really only played a minor supporting role. The real work in the case was done by Thomas Haren and Jeffrey Nye. Filed under: misc.

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The Weinstein Co. Hit With Class Action Suit From Six Women

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"If money is the language they speak, then so be it," say the women. Let them learn the hard way: wallet first." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

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

U.S. Government Claims Immunity in Suit Over Taxpayer's Info Revealed on Howard Stern Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Under the Trump Administration, the Justice Department says government can't be sued for tax collection activities, including "communications to third parties regarding a person or a group of persons' tax liability." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Harry Shearer Files $125 Million 'Spinal Tap' Fraud Suit, Copyright Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

For a Hollywood Accounting case, this one is an 11. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

James Woods Cheers Dropped Appeal from Dead Defendant in $10M Defamation Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor tweeted that he hoped the man died "screaming my name." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Tech THR Online

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Journalist Targeted by Fox News Anchor Threatens Sanctions If $50M Suit Isn't Dropped

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Bolling is suing following his suspension from Fox News amid allegations of sexual harassment. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Steubenville, Ohio: Gang Rape + SLAPP Suit

The Legal Satyricon

SLAPP suits are never pretty. This one is particularly ugly and disturbing. Member of the Steubenville, Ohio Big Red football team were accused of kidnapping and raping a 16 year old girl. source, source) A local blogger, Alexandria Goddard, wrote about the incident. Naturally, she was outraged. She wrote another post, in which she also [.]. defamation First Amendment Section 230

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The Weinstein Co. Files $10M Suit Over 'His House'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

TWC is suing the U.K.-based based producer Starchild Pictures for breaching a distribution agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Justin Timberlake, Will.i.am Facing Copyright Suit Over "Damn Girl"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The heir of a Grammy-winning disco artist claims Timberlake's hit "Damn Girl" copied its hook, rhythm, harmony and melody from a 1969 song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Justin Timberlake Will.i.am

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Stormy Daniels' "Hush Agreement" Suit Paused to Preserve Trump Lawyer's Fifth Amendment Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The legal battle between the porn star and the president's lawyer is on hold until July. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump

The Beatles Move to Dismiss Copyright Suit Over Footage of Famous Concert

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The heirs of concert promoter Sid Bernstein assert ownership over master tapes from The Beatles' 1965 performance at Shea Stadium. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Vivendi Looks to Knock Out Fraud Claim in 'Spinal Tap' Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Universal Music also files a dismissal motion against Harry Shearer's crew, and argues that it doesn't belong in the lawsuit and that the copyright termination dispute isn't ripe. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

'Kong, the Origin' Film at Center of Fraud Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The film at issue is a sci-fi adaptation of Chinese literary classic 'Journey to the West,' which tells the story of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online