Client Alert – Scammers targeting California Business Entities.

Gordon P. Firemark

The Secretary of State of California has sent out a consumer alert to warn California businesses about a scam operation. If you receive a letter requesting that you submit $49.50 along with a form, etc.

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AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mel Smith alleges the second season was a rip-off of his zombie comic series, "Dead Ahead." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Weinstein Co. Board Members Targeted in Racketeering Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The new case follows a similar action, which has stalled thanks to the bankruptcy of TWC. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online The Weinstein Company

Donald Trump's 'Apprentice' Royalties Targeted in Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Ed Sheeran-Penned Song for Tim McGraw Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Two Australians assert that "The Rest of Our Life" is blatant copying and say it's hardly a coincidence that the musician who performed their own work is in a relationship with a Sony executive tasked with marketing the defendants' song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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Do Sacha Baron Cohen's Targets Have a Shot at Winning a Lawsuit? (Guest Column)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sacha Baron Cohen’s cinematic exploits as Ali G, Borat, and Brüno have been a lightning rod for litigation.

Toronto Actress Targets Harvey Weinstein, Disney in Sexual Assault Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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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Advertising for E-Cigs – Concerns about Targeting Children

Broadcast Law Blog

On this last issue, as the New York Times wrote yesterday , the FDA has taken some aggressive regulatory actions against e-cig manufacturers (in particular, manufacturer Juul ) and issued warnings that, if they cannot show that they are not targeting children with their products, they may be forced off the market. E-cig advertising has been one of those areas where broadcasters and other media companies have been looking warily at the potential for regulatory intervention.

Borgesius on Data Protection Regulation and Behavioral Targeting

Media Law Prof Blog

Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, IViR Institute for Information law (IViR), has published Singling Out People Without Knowing Their Names – Behavioural Targeting, Pseudonymous Data, and the New Data Protection Regulation. Frederik J.

Goldieblox Meets Chucky: Case Targets Songwriters and Producers

Music Technology Policy

Producers and songwriters should be aware that in the Temporary Autonomous Zone of Northern California (home of the class action award payoffs to the EFF, Berkman Center and other places where copyright haters thrive), the new new thing appears to be suing record producers and songwriters.

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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

Boycott Target – Flashmob Protest

The Legal Satyricon

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Viacom Targeted by Mom Suing Disney Over Kids Apps

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims Nickelodeon's Llama Spit Spit and SpongeBob Bubble Party apps are illegally tracking children. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business THR Online Nickelodeon Viacom

Greek Reporters Become Targets Of Bombs

Media Law Prof Blog

Five Greek reporters have been targeted by bombs recently. From the New York Times: anger over the financial problems in Greece has apparently turned against journalists reporting on the problem. More here

'Turn Down for What' Becomes Latest Target for 'Blurred Lines' Lawyer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lil Jon and DJ Snake misappropriated Freddie GZ's song, alleges a lawsuit filed on Thursday. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Superman lawyer now targeting Fox's 'Percy Jackson'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Controversial copyright attorney Marc Toberoff has found his next iconic target: Percy Jackson. Toberoff, currently involved in the smackdown of all smackdowns with Warner Bros. over the Superman franchise, has filed suit in New York on.

ACLU to Coal Baron Targeting John Oliver: "You Can't Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob."

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The civil rights group throws HBO some support in defense of a defamation lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’ - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’ - The New York Times " (Via.).

Disney's 'Frozen' Trailer Targeted in Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The creator of an animated short says Disney teased its blockbuster by misappropriating her own work. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Frozen Business

Predictive Policing: Using Technology to Target Crime

Media Law

Police in several major urban areas — most notably the Los Angeles Police Department — are turning to crime prediction software to aid in targeting rising crime rates. Based on algorithms used to predict earthquake aftershocks, these “predictive policing” programs forecast the highest risk times and places for crimes to occur.

Predictive Policing: Using Technology to Target Crime

Media Law

Police in several major urban areas — most notably the Los Angeles Police Department — are turning to crime prediction software to aid in targeting rising crime rates. Based on algorithms used to predict earthquake aftershocks, these “predictive policing” programs forecast the highest risk times and places for crimes to occur.

Hollywood Docket: Class Action Lawsuit Targets Pandora

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Patent Lawsuits Target E-Discovery Company kCura and Its Partners

Media Law

The post Patent Lawsuits Target E-Discovery Company kCura and Its Partners appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A Boston company that helps inventors and small companies enforce their patents filed a series of lawsuits this week against e-discovery company kCura, developer of the Relativity search and review platform, and several of kCura’s partners, alleging violation of a patent for concept-based visual presentation of search results.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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LA County AFL-CIO Council Targets 'Biggest Loser'

Digital Media Law

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, plans to endorse the IATSE strike, now in its second week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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With Features Upgrade Out Today, CosmoLex Targets Larger Law Firms

Media Law

The post With Features Upgrade Out Today, CosmoLex Targets Larger Law Firms appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A firm can choose to enable UTBMS code sets and set which codes to allow or restrict. The cloud practice management platform CosmoLex today rolled out a set of upgrades designed to extend its suitability to larger law firms. The upgrades include the incorporation of LEDES 1998B billing codes and ABA UTBMS task management codes, […].

Trump hints at DOJ targeting his opponent - an illegal act | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump hints at DOJ targeting his opponent - an illegal act | MSNBC

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Pro-Trump corp targets local news stations as propaganda outlets | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Pro-Trump corp targets local news stations as propaganda outlets | MSNBC

Susan Wojcicki’s YouTube targets teens and pre-teens–and it’s a total #FAIL

Music Technology Policy

Wojcicki’s grand plan for targeting…I mean protecting…your children. According to The Information : YouTube is reaching out to video producers to gauge their interest in producing child-oriented content.

Andrea Tantaros Lawsuit Targets Five Executives at Fox News for Retaliation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

New Podcast Targets Hot Issues Facing Lawyers

Media Law

A long time ago, I was the founding editor of Lawyers USA (when it was called Lawyers Weekly USA ). I’ve had nothing to do with it for years, but I was interested to note that it launched a new podcast for lawyers yesterday. Called Lawyers in Practice , the podcast is described as discussing “the hot issues facing practicing attorneys and law firms.” ” It is hosted by Reni Gertner, managing editor of Lawyers USA.

Lawsuit Targets Big Political Super PAC for Infringing Paul Anka Song

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

126 MHz Incentive Auction Clearing Target Set – Reverse Auction for TV Stations to Bid to Surrender their Spectrum to Wireless Users to Begin May 31

Broadcast Law Blog

This morning, the FCC released a Public Notice , announcing that the spectrum clearing target for the initial stage of the Incentive Auction will be 126 MHz. Broadcast Auctions Digital Television Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report Television clock rounds incentive auction clearing target reverse auction

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Associated Press Targets George Zimmerman's Painting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Trayvon Martin''s shooter has his eye on a Florida prosecutor. The AP has its eye on him. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

The Fourth Circuit's Audience Targeting Test For Personal Jurisdiction In Internet Defamation Cases

Media Law Prof Blog

Sarah Ludington, Campbell University School of Law, Duke University School of Law, has published Aiming at the Wrong Target: The 'Audience Targeting' Test for Personal Jurisdiction in Internet Defamation Cases, at 73 Ohio State Law Journal. Here is the abstract

Conan targets NBC lawyers in tour opener

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Given the attorney hours spent negotiating Conan O'Brien's exit from NBC, we're not shocked that his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" tour started with a bunch of potshots at NBC and its lawyers. THR's Erik Pedersen was there.

Movie trailers to target frivolous litigation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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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