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MPAA Targets MovieTube Websites in New Piracy Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Legal action calls for ad service providers, social media services and others to stop facilitating websites streaming movies still in theaters. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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

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

Donald Trump's 'Apprentice' Royalties Targeted in Lawsuit

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It's alleged that Trump is receiving money from iterations of the show shown by foreign government-owned broadcasters. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Burns Defamation Lawsuit Targeting 'American Hustle' Microwave Scene

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Reversing the trial judge, the California appeals court holds the 2013 film to be a "farce" and says viewers will hardly trust what Jennifer Lawrence says in the David O. Russell picture. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Conan O'Brien Targeted in Lawsuit Claiming He Lifted Jokes from Twitter

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Robert Kaseberg says his jokes about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner, airlines and the Washington Monument made it into the late night host's monologue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

Class Action Targets Ashley Madison Over Lack of Real Women on Cheating Site

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A hack seems to have revealed many "fembots." Can that be used in court? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Culture Business THR Online

Andrea Tantaros Lawsuit Targets Five Executives at Fox News for Retaliation

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The former Fox News host claims she was subjected to harassment by Bill O'Reilly and, especially, Roger Ailes, and that others bullied and humiliated her. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Rosa Parks Heirs Lose Legal Battle Over Movie, Books Sold at Target

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A federal appeals court holds that the civil rights icon's publicity rights don't trump the privilege to speak about matters of public interest. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Class Action Lawsuit Targets Pandora

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) A round-up of lawsuits, decisions and other legal news in Hollywood read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Wu-Tang Clan's $2 Million Album a Target in Copyright Lawsuit

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Drawings of Raekwon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Inspecta Deck were allegedly reproduced in what landed in the hands of Martin Shkreli. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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Lawsuit Targets Big Political Super PAC for Infringing Paul Anka Song

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The songwriter behind "Times of Your Life" is suing Club for Growth Action. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Target Facebook: Is the Social Network Joining the “DMCA License” Group

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Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long, Long Time by Guy Forsyth. Facebook is unlicensed. Let’s be clear about that.

Fox News Targets New Jersey Newspaper for Posting Clips of Its Political Coverage

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The display of an embedded video under the caption, "Baier: Will MSNBC cover Christie exoneration" is alleged to be a copyright violation and a false endorsement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Film Academy Targets GoDaddy Founder As Legal Fight Heats Up (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner GoDaddy's support -- and subsequent withdrawal of support -- of an anti-piracy bill has been controversial and befuddling. The company is now facing allegations of aiding and abetting trademark infringement, and the group behind the Oscars seeks to depose GoDaddy chairman Bob Parsons.

Planet Hollywood Founder Becomes Latest Target in Hunt for Ken Starr Money

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A Chapter 7 trustee is also going after Harvey Weinstein, Lorne Michaels and others who are said to owe to a convicted ponzi schemer. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Another Lawsuit Targets Film With Same Title

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Eriq Gardner Blixa Films accuses Thrillhouse Prods of using the title 'East of Sunset' to describe a music-themed film. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Movie trailers to target frivolous litigation

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By Eriq Gardner A legal drama is coming soon to a theater near you. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform has enlisted movie theaters across the nation to convince audiences of the need for civil justice reform.

Al Jazeera Targets YouTube "Pirate" to Comply with Egyptian Ban

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Two Egyptians are hauled into California federal court by the Qatari-based news org. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

'SpongeBob' Designer Targeted In Class Action Over Art Reproductions (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Lawsuit against celebrity artist raises eternal question, "What is the meaning of authenticity?" read more. THR, Esq. Style Television Style

Film Academy Targets GoDaddy Founder As Legal Fight Heats Up (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner GoDaddy's support -- and subsequent withdrawal of support -- of an anti-piracy bill has been controversial and befuddling. The company is now facing allegations of aiding and abetting trademark infringement, and the group behind the Oscars seeks to depose GoDaddy chairman Bob Parsons.

Spotify Targeted by Class Action Lawsuit Over Automatic Subscription Renewals

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Music streaming service customer alleges that she hasn''t consented to having $9.99 charged each month. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. Spotify Tech Business

Stan Lee's Sports Superhero Project Targeted In Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) A Hollywood manager says he was pushed aside after introducing to Stan Lee a project that transformed professional team mascots into sports-themed superheroes. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business Stan Lee

Four Studios Targeted in Class-Action Suit Over Home Video Royalties (Exclusive)

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Fox, Paramount, Universal and Sony are alleged to have withheld millions of dollars in revenue from movies made in the 1970s read more. Movies THR, Esq

The RIAA Picks A New Legal Target (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner RIAA demands subpoena on cloud storage service read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

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Justice Department Targets AT&T, DirecTV in Antitrust Lawsuit Over L.A. Dodgers TV Negotiations

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The action comes just as AT&T is to submit its $85 billion proposed acquisition of Time Warner to regulators. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Toronto Actress Targets Harvey Weinstein, Disney in Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Disney responds, "There is absolutely no legal basis for this claim against The Walt Disney Company and we will defend against it vigorously." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online The Walt Disney Company autoplay

Patent Lawsuit Targets Pretty Much Everyone in Hollywood

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Eriq Gardner Thirty studios have been sued by patent-holding company. read more. Tech Tech

Record industry targets Google for linking to infringing songs

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By Eriq Gardner Is Google about to be hit with a major new lawsuit for linking to copyright infringing songs? A UK trade group representing more than 300 record companies including UMG, Sony and Warner Bros. has sent Google a.

Twitter Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for Eavesdropping on Direct Messages

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Lawsuit targets algorithms that "intercept" and replace links. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

Google-backed Group Targets “Union Thugs”

Music Technology Policy

The Google-dominated NetCoalition lobbying group is run by this man: This is Markham Erickson, who, in another life, might have auditioned for Paul Revere & The Raiders. This time, though, Markham Erickson’s NetCoalition is distributing hate pieces on ”union thugs”

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Stage 3 of the Reverse Auction is in the Books at $40 Billion – Forward Auction to Begin on Monday

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Auctions Digital Television Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report Television incentive auction clearing target Incentive auction Stage 3 prohibited communications repurposing of TV spectrum for broadbandThe FCC last week announced that Stage 3 of the reverse auction portion of the FCC Incentive Auction is now complete, and the amount necessary to be paid to TV stations to vacate the required spectrum in this stage is $40,313,164,425.

'Ellen' Producer Sues Claiming Rabid Fans Were Targeted In Facebook Scam (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner An anonymous individual is said to be fishing personal info by pretending to be DeGeneres' manager Eric Gold. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Tech Ellen DeGeneres The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ninth Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims of Roku Channel User, Declining to Adopt Broad Definition of PII

New Media and Technology Law

In a decision that clarified aspects of the video privacy landscape, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an action alleging a violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) based on an assertion that ESPN’s WatchESPN Roku channel had shared a user’s Roku device number and video viewing history with a third-party analytics company for targeted advertising purposes. ( Eichenberger v.

'All Eyez on Me' Producers Say Suing Journalist Lacked Copyright Registration

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Lionsgate and Morgan Creek demand dismissal of Kevin Powell's copyright lawsuit targeting their Tupac Shakur biopic. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Class Action Targets Law Firm Pursuing Thousands of Alleged Movie Pirates

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Eriq Gardner The U.S. Copyright Group is increasingly fighting more assertive defendants and an avalanche of paperwork. read more. Movies Movies

Sundance 2012: Key Flaw Exposed in Lawsuit Targeting Opening Night Documentary

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Matthew Belloni The subject of 'The Queen of Versailles' sued claiming the film isn't a 'rags-to-riches-to-rags' story. But he says pretty much those exact words in the film. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Karl Rove Super PAC Launches Attack Ad Targeting Hollywood-Backed Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren (Video)

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Tina Daunt Crossroads GPS blasts Warren's support for the Occupy Wall Street movement in a wide release of television ads in Massachusetts read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Karl Rove Politics

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Inside NFL Cheerleaders' Legal Fight for Better Pay

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Lawsuits target sub-minimum wage salaries while players make on average $1.3 million. Says an attorney, "It is antiquated how they think of these women." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Weekly Magazine

New litigation campaign quietly targets tens of thousands of movie downloaders

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By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: In what may be a sign of things to come, more than 20,000 individual movie torrent downloaders have been sued in the past few weeks in Washington D.C. federal court for copyright infringement. A handful of.