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

Pathgather

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].

Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

Music Technology Policy

Jean-Michel Jarre. Composer and performer Jean-Michel Jarre put his finger right on the right approach to online policy in a recent speech to policy makers at an SIAE event in Italy. Jean-Michel is the current president of CISAC.)

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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

Kanye West Files $10 Million Lawsuit Over Tour Canceled Due to His Mental Breakdown

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

When the hip hop star scrapped his tour, he submitted to an interrogation under oath. Yet possibly because of drug use, his insurers haven't paid up on money allegedly owed. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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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HBO Suffers Setback in Coal Baron's Defamation Lawsuit Over John Oliver Segment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge remands the case to state court, rejecting HBO's argument that coal companies were fraudulently joined to escape diversity jurisdiction. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television 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

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.

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).

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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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

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

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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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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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

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.

Will Congress Bring Songwriters a Lump of Coal or Justice?

Music Technology Policy

It is axiomatic that as government expands, liberty contracts. Songwriters are among the most highly regulated workers in America, so on the continuum of liberty, guess where songwriters score? Most people are surprised by that unadulterated, and rather bleak, fact.

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

Andy Warhol Estate Sues over Image of Prince

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pop artist's estate is suing in an effort to avoid being sued itself. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Andy Warhol Prince

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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

Michael Jackson's Mother Enters Estate Legal Fray

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Katherine Jackson wants to join a lawsuit against the executors of her son's estate. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Michael Jackson

Viacom Says It Can't Be Held Responsible for TV Star's Sexual Assault

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Viacom lays out the reasons in court why a lawsuit by The Game is "absurd." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Eagles Sue Hotel California for Trademark Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Baja hotel isn't affiliated with the famous song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Home Music THR Online

Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Artem Vaulin, awaiting extradition from Poland, can't convince the judge he's being charged with something — secondary copyright infringement — that's not a crime. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech 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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