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Using Quotes from a Book in your Film – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Emily wants to know how you get permission to use a quote from a book. Hi I'm entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered where I answer common Entertainment Law questions to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Alan Dershowitz Hired as Harvey Weinstein Consultant

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Harvard Law professor is helping the embattled movie mogul get "exclupatory" emails from The Weinstein Co. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company Representation

HTC Teases Vive with Improved Resolution, Debut at CES Next Week

Music Technology Policy

HTC today shared a teaser image which appears to indicate a forthcoming new model of the HTC Vive with improved resolution.

Putting Justice Gorsuch to the Test of Three Legal Editing Programs

Media Law

The jury of popular opinion is divided on the writing style of the newest justice on the Supreme Court. Slate pronounced Neil M. Gorsuch a terrible writer. But a forthcoming quantitative study of his published opinions concludes that he “does exceedingly well according to the standards of good writing that legal writing authorities espouse.” ” His […].

Frosio on To Filter or Not to Filter? That Is the Question @GCFrosio @unistra

Media Law Prof Blog

Giancarlo Frosio, Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI; Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, is publishing To Filter or Not to Filter? That is the Question in EU Copyright Reform in volume 36 of the Cardozo

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New California Ruling changes test for Independent Contractors

Gordon P. Firemark

Are you classifying the people who work for you properly? I work with lots of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I'm struck by how often people assume that just calling someone an independent contractor is enough to make that the case.

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How do you Persuade Your Competitors and Colleagues to Comply with Copyrights and Contract Provisions? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: How do you persuade your competitors and colleagues to comply with copyrights and contract provisions?

Using a Title that’s Already Taken – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: John has a question about choosing a title for his film when there's already a film with the same title out there.

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What can You do if You Think Your Agent or Manager is Scamming You – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: What can you do if you think your agent or manager is scamming you? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Viacom Accused of Covering Up Brad Grey Rape in $100M Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Rovier Carrington alleges that he was sexually exploited by both Grey and the former president of MTV and tricked into an NDA. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online nsfs

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Don’t Come Crying to Me: Streaming Royalty Comparison

Music Technology Policy

As we watch Daniel Ek gorge himself on stock market riches, who is either a royalty deadbeat or the savior of the music business depending on who you believe, here’s some numbers from the Washington Post to comfort you if you didn’t trade royalties for stock.

ROSS Unveils EVA, A Free AI Tool To Analyze Briefs, Check Cites and Find Similar Cases

Media Law

The folks at ROSS Intelligence are sometimes secretive about their artificial intelligence-based legal research platform, limiting access to and even demonstrations of the platform to paying customers. The rest of us have been left to wonder what all the buzz is about, and we’ve been wondering all the more since October, when ROSS announced an […].

Borgesius and Steenbruggen on The Right to Communications Confidentiality in Europe: Protecting Trust, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression @WSteenbruggen @fborgesius

Media Law Prof Blog

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam, IVir Institute for Information Law (IViR), and Wilfred Steenbruggen, Bird & Bird, have published The Right to Communications Confidentiality in Europe: Protecting Trust, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression. Here is the abstract. In the

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The Eviction Machine Churning Through New York City - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

How to Protect Your Ideas when Working in Hollywood – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: How to protect your intellectual property and other materials when working in Hollywood.

An Interesting Defamation Question – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: I've got a pretty interesting defamation question for you today… Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

The midterm exam you didn’t study for…

Gordon P. Firemark

It's been a while since we published an episode of our Entertainment Industry Insights podcast, so we're re-launching with a new season starting now. In this solo-episode, I talk a bit about facing life's challenges and tests.

Music Rights for a Live Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Ben has a question about music rights for a live show he's planning… Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Copyright Law Basics – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Jodie wrote in with a Question about posting old television shows on YouTube. Hi I'm Gordon Firemark and this is Entertainment Law asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law question so you can take your career and business to the next level.

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Can you register a trademark for a mascot – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Can you register a trademark for a mascot? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

'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

You Can’t Find What You Don’t Look For: Google Can’t Find The Beatles

Music Technology Policy

The “address unknown” saga continues –it appears that Google and Amazon can’t find John Lennon and Paul McCartney (pka The Beatles) in the public records of the Copyright Office in order to send their notice for a compulsory license.

Wondering How Blockchain Can Be Used in Legal? Here’s One: Service of Process

Media Law

In 2008, a scandal rocked New York’s process-serving industry. An investigation by New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs of the high default rate in consumer credit cases found that disreputable process-serving companies were never actually serving process, but instead effectively tossing the papers in the sewer and filing false affidavits of service. The “sewer […]. The post Wondering How Blockchain Can Be Used in Legal?

Feds Seize Backpage.com, Charge Founders With Facilitating Prostitution, Numerous Other Counts

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Two-Way (NPR): Backpage founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin are facing federal charges of facilitating prostitution, money laundering, and dozens of other counts after a federal grand jury indicted them; according to Time, the indictment was revealed Monday

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'Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': rise of the religious left | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': rise of the religious left | US news | The Guardian

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FX Wins Appellate Court 'Feud' With Olivia de Havilland

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A California appeals court has reversed de Havilland's early court win. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Feud

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Music Publishers Win Major Copyright Fight Over Streaming of Legendary Rock Concerts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge concludes that Wolfgang's Vault lacked requisite license to stream hundreds of iconic songs. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Judge Judy's $47 Million Salary Isn't Too Much, Rules Real Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

CBS scores a big win as a Los Angeles judge dismisses a talent agency's claim that Judy Sheindlin's compensation was purposely structured to wipe out profits on the syndicated hit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Sony Sues Brewer Over "Breaking Bud" Beer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio claims Knee Deep Brewing is infringing on its 'Breaking Bad' trademarks. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Judge Rules News Publishers Violated Copyright by Embedding Tweets of Tom Brady Photo

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The defendants including Breitbart, Time, Vox and the Boston Globe warned a loss would "cause a tremendous chilling effect on the core functionality of the web." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Dragon Ladies, Tattooed Athletes and BOTUS – Entertainment Law Update Episode 96

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]. Here's what we talked about. Disney tries again to protect download codes. . Blurred Lines Case Upheld in 9th Cir. Google (YouTube)Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives . Olivia De Havilland ‘does not own history’ – “Feud” Lawsuit tossed. Lohan v.

Google Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge holds that YouTube isn't a "public forum" run by a "state actor." read more. THR, Esq. Business Politics Tech Business THR Online Google YouTube Politics

You Can’t Find What You Don’t Look For: Big Tech Can’t Find Austin Artists

Music Technology Policy

You may not know the names Shinyribs, Guy Forsyth, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Grupo Fantasma, Carolyn Wonderland, Sara Hickman or Jimmy LaFave, but we do here in Austin. You probably know Willie Nelson and so do we. We even have a street named after Willie.

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Voice-Driven Time Tracker Tali Announces New Features and A New Bar Partner

Media Law

I’ve written a number of times about Tali, the voice-driven time-tracking application, most recently in January, when it announced its integration with the Rocket Matter practice management platform.