2017

'Walking Dead' Producers Claim Massive AMC Profits Scam in New Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert follow Frank Darabont in suing over the blockbuster zombie series, and potential damages could reach $1 billion. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

How HP Reinvented Learning with Brain Candy

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Earlier this year, one of our favorite Pathgather customers, Mike Jordan, Global Head of Talent and Learning at HP Inc. joined us at the CLO Spring Symposium, During the event, Mike shared the story of how he and his team reinvented learning at HP.

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This App May Forever Change How You Read Legal Documents

Media Law

Out today is a significant enhancement to an app that may forever change how you read and annotate complex documents — at least if you use an iPad and especially if you use an iPad Pro. The app is called LiquidText and it has been available since 2015.

Episode 83 – Down a dark desert highway

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

New Media and Technology Law

The blockchain or “distributed ledger network” was originally conceived as the peer-to-peer technology platform that allows for the transfer of Bitcoin without the need for a trusted intermediary. However, the blockchain protocol is being implemented across many industries and in many applications beyond digital currencies. Of course, there are questions about the enforceability of blockchain-based transactions and related, self-executing “smart contracts.”.

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HBO, John Oliver Sued By Energy Company Over Segment on Coal Mining

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The defamation lawsuit discusses how Oliver created a "villainous" portrait of Murray, 77, who "needs a lung transplant" and who "does not expect to live to see the end of this case." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over 'Star Trek' Fan Film

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A deal comes as the the studios were prepared to head to an unexplored copyright galaxy at trial on Jan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

'Star Trek' Fan Film Dispute Goes to Jury Trial in Big Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules that the "Axanar" production company can't claim fair use. But a jury will decide the question of subjective substantial similarity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Paul McCartney Sues Sony to Regain Rights to Beatles Songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sony/ATV is the defendant and could be primed to make a defense similar to the one being used against Duran Duran. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Mastering Talent Agility: 4 Steps Every Business Must Take to Build the Workforce of the Future

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Talent agility is the single most important factor that determines whether your business will succeed or get wiped out by competition in the future. Having an agile workforce spells the difference between being an industry leader or falling behind.

Debuting Tomorrow: A Keyboard Designed Just for Lawyers

Media Law

Brian Potts had me at the section symbol. The lawyer and founder of Pro-Boards LLC was explaining why he has developed the LegalBoard, a computer keyboard designed specifically for lawyers, which he will formally introduce tomorrow at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I was furiously writing a brief when I went to insert […]. The post Debuting Tomorrow: A Keyboard Designed Just for Lawyers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

The Equifax Breach, and what you should do to protect your credit

Gordon P. Firemark

While this post is not, strictly speaking, on the “Entertainment Law” beat, several clients asked me about it, and I addressed their concerns in my e-newsletter (sign up in the sidebar). On recommendation from a friend, I'm reposting it here as a service to readers.

Apple X’s Face ID Feature Places Spotlight on Facial Recognition Technology, Raising Numerous Mobile Privacy and Data Usage Issues

New Media and Technology Law

This week’s Apple X announcement was not more than a few hours old, and the questions began to come in. Apple’s introduction of Face ID facial recognition on its new phone – although already available in some form on several Android phones – generated curiosity, concerns and creativity. Unfortunately, the details about specifically how the recognition feature will really work are yet unknown.

Spotify Settlement Points a Finger At Facebook

Music Technology Policy

More on this later, but Robert Levine is reporting in Billboard that the combined Lowery/Ferrick potential class actions have reached a $43.4 million settlement with Spotify ( read the latest court document on the settlement here from Pacer).

Will a Judge's Ruling Against CNN Make It Easier to Sue the Media?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A defamation suit is allowed to survive in a defeat not only for the cable news network, but also for the MPAA. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Gene Simmons Seeks to Register Trademark on Iconic Rock Hand Gesture

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Index and pinky fingers up. Thumb perpendicular. Some say it's the devil's horns. The Kiss rocker says it's his. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Culture THR Online

Howard Stern Sued for Broadcasting Woman's Conversation With IRS

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An IRS agent called into the radio show and was put on hold. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Beyonce Can't Dodge "Formation" Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

It's premature to rule that Messy Mya's heir doesn't have a plausible claim, the court held. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Beyonce

Judge Rules Milwaukee Flouted U.S. Constitution in Response to 'Pokemon Go' Craze

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The city didn't like the prospect of rare flora being trampled by game players. A federal judge warns of censorship. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The government asserts that funding for Red Granite films came from stolen Malaysian funds and that Leonardo DiCaprio was gifted artwork purchased with embezzled money. The actor has already turned over a Marlon Brando Oscar. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online International

What AT&T’s Corporate Training Revolution, Japanese History and a Cucumber Mean for the New Era of Learning

Pathgather

Imagine creating a business, scaling it into a global behemoth, and then discovering that it has to change the very core of what it does — or risk going extinct.

Now Lawyers Can Say, ‘Alexa, Track My Time’

Media Law

You may think of Amazon’s voice-activated virtual assistant Alexa as a fun accessory for your home, allowing you to ask for a song or check the weather. But a new tool from Thomson Reuters might encourage you to take Alexa to your law office, where it can now track your billable hours and control time […]. The post Now Lawyers Can Say, ‘Alexa, Track My Time’ appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Thomson Reuters

Collaboration Agreement E-book available

Gordon P. Firemark

Do you work on creative projects with others? What should your collaboration agreements include? This FREE ebook lays it all out for you so you can: Protect yourself. Protect your collaborators. Protect your work. Maximize your chances of success.

Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listings

New Media and Technology Law

Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial purposes. Even in the advent of social media, mobile commerce, and advanced software, the issue remains relevant to today’s companies, as evidenced by the craigslist’s victory this past week against an aggregator that had formerly scraped its user postings.

Judge Rules MGM Must Face Lawsuit Over James Bond Box Set Missing Two Bond Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The packaging said: "All the Bond films gathered together for the first time." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Fox News Host Eric Bolling Sues Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Allegation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Yashar Ali is being sued over stories about sexual harassment via text message. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

HBO Fights Energy Co.'s Bid to Prevent Re-Broadcast of John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pay network says the so-called "John Oliver Effect" is no reason to impose an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Appeals Court Grapples With Digital Files, and the Business of Selling "Used" Songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With predictions of a high-stakes Supreme Court review, a marathon court hearing is held over whether the first-sale doctrine has survived the digital era. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Reviews

The Legal Satyricon

Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo Star Rating Filed under: misc.

Drake Beats Lawsuit Over Sampling With Winning "Fair Use" Argument

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge decides the hip-hop artist transformed a statement about the primacy of jazz over all other forms of popular music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

'Buck Rogers' Ownership Dispute at Center of New Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Descendants of the author battle descendants of the publisher. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

The New Role of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) That’s Giving Businesses ‘Extraordinary’ Growth

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They’re “the new rainmakers” for your company. They’re needed everywhere — in the office teaching peers and in the field doing the work. Attracting and retaining them is “essential” to your organization’s success. This is what experts are saying about today’s subject matter experts (SMEs). But the landscape is changing quickly. Now there’s a new way for companies to discover the SMEs in their midst.

Breaking: LexisNexis Acquires Ravel Law

Media Law

In major legal-industry news, LexisNexis Legal & Professional today announced its acquisition of Ravel Law, the legal research, analytics and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret large amounts of legal information to uncover valuable insights. Rumors of the impending acquisition have been circulating for weeks. This morning, I spoke with Jeff Pfeifer, VP of product […].

Happy New Year!

Gordon P. Firemark

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