2018

@eriqgardner: Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs [Music Modernization Act Fallout]

Music Technology Policy

In a curious twist, Eriq Gardner reports that the controversial Music Modernization Act has already prompted the inevitible litigation from a publisher seeking to beat the bill’s new safe harbor deadline applicable to lawsuits filed after January 1, 2018.

Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Wixen Music Publishing files a new lawsuit that also covers music from Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Steely Dan and many others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online International

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How to make Business Analytics intervention a Success

Media Law Prof Blog

The era of top-down information flow or Intuition Driven decision making is a thing of the past. Business leaders and professionals, on the whole, are beginning to favour the data-driven or analytics-driven decision-making techniques. People from across the organisation are making business intelligence and business analytics a part of their daily lives. Of course, their expectations with an analytics-driven approach is that the solution will be quick and will work on any kind of data.

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Litigants Alleging Procedural Violations of Illinois Biometric Privacy Statute (BIPA) Are Not “Aggrieved” Parties That May Seek Legal Remedies

New Media and Technology Law

As 2017 drew to an end, we noted the continuing flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits filed over the past year. There are literally dozens of cases pending, most in Illinois state courts, alleging violation of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the collection, retention, and disclosure of personal biometric identifiers and biometric information.

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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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.

Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Disney is seeking an injunction to prevent Redbox from disassembling "combo packs" and selling movie download codes separately. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

AMC Sued for Allegedly Mischaracterizing Seasonality of Box Office

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Summer doesn't encourage moviegoing as much in Europe as it does in the U.S., and AMC should have said so, according to a class action lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online AMC Box Office

Fox Argues Muhammad Ali Super Bowl Segment Is Free Speech

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The broadcaster is fighting a $30 million lawsuit for allegedly infringing the boxer's publicity rights and implying a false endorsement. read more. THR, Esq. 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

The Commodores Trademark Fight Decided in Florida Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Three founding members of the famous funk band behind "Brick House" have been fighting over the right to use the group's name. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

CBS Can't Dodge $750M Defamation Suit From JonBenet Ramsey's Brother

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Burke Ramsey says his reputation has been ruined after a CBS show's experts concluded he killed his sister. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Michael Jackson Documentary Lawsuit Moves Toward Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Michael: The Last Photo Shoots' is at the center of a copyright dispute. read more. THR, Esq. Music Movies Music THR Online

More Evidence That Netflix and Amazon Have Joined a Legal War Against Piracy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streamers join the studios in a lawsuit against Dragon Media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

How Donald Trump Could Mess With Libel Laws

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sorry journalists. There are things that Trump could attempt to accomplish to make defamation claims more of a nuisance. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics Business THR Online

Does a 'Game of Thrones' Star's Money Dispute Point to Immigration Fraud in Hollywood?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

At a hearing last week, a judge ruled Nikolaj Coster-Waldau couldn't avoid appearing before an arbitrator in a dispute over commissions, but not before hearing about an allegedly fraudulent document submitted in a visa application. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Read Donald Trump's Full Legal Demand Over Michael Wolff's Book

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Trump says 'Fire and Fury' amounts to defamation, false light invasion of privacy and an inducement of breach of Steve Bannon's written agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump

Music Labels Sue Fit Radio for "Massive Scale" Copyright Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The labels say the fitness app is an unlicensed interactive streaming service. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Brett Ratner Accuser Asks Court to Stop His Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Melanie Kohler's legal team argues the case raises First Amendment concerns. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online

Big Tech Going to Capitol Hill to Explain How they Profit from Terror

Music Technology Policy

Facebook’s Monika Bickert, YouTube’s Juniper Downs and Twitter’s Carlos Monje will testify today at the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to explain how their company’s profit from terror groups using their platforms. The hearing, Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough? at 10 am ET today.

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged in Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Among the petitions filed Tuesday is one from 21 state attorney generals. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

BBC Points to Geoblocking in Bid to Defeat Lawsuit Over Use of 'Cosby Show' Clips

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Carsey-Werner Company is suing for copyright infringement after the clips were incorporated in a documentary titled "Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Won't Let Two Reality TV Stars Stop Transfer of 'Little Couple' IP Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold aren't likely to succeed on a claim that they're entitled to copyright in the show. The judge won't interfere with a settlement agreement between Discovery and LMNO. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

CAA Sued for Fraud by Worldview Entertainment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The financier claims the agency set it up to fail by recommending poor-performing projects that no one else wanted to fund. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online CAA

Fox Beats $48M Lawsuit Claiming Former Exec Was Made a Sexual Misconduct Scapegoat

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge rules Francisco Cortes couldn't have been disparaged or defamed in a Fox statement that didn't identify him. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Conservative Video Producer Suing Google Over "Censorship" Pushes for Injunction

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Google urges a judge to throw out a lawsuit over restricted videos on YouTube. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Sumner Redstone's Ex-Companion Loses Bid to Revive Health Care Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Several other legal battles involving the mogul's former companions are still pending. read more. THR, Esq. Business Home THR Online Sumner Redstone

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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.

Wu on Whether the First Amendment Is Obsolete @superwuster

Media Law Prof Blog

Tim Wu, Columbia University Law School, has published Is the First Amendment Obsolete? as Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-573. Here is the abstract. The First Amendment was a dead letter for much of American history. Unfortunately, there is

Bridy on Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of Intertextuality @AnnemarieBridy

Media Law Prof Blog

Annemarie Bridy, University of Idaho College of Law; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, is publishing Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of Intertextuality in the UC Irvine Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract

John Kelly, Deacon of Deportation - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"People correctly direct their ire about Donald Trump’s hostile, racist, anti-immigrant policies at Trump himself because, after all, this starts at the top.

Is it Time for the Inspector General to Review the Copyright Office’s Administration of Address Unknown NOIs? — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

If all a digital music service needs to do in order to claim they have a licene to reproduce and distribute a song is send a notice to the Copyright Office is send a notice saying they can’t find the song copyright owner, how hard do you think they’ll look?

Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday afternoon in the U.S.

Mörä on The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation @helsinkiuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Tuomo Mörä, University of Helsinki, has published The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation: The Four Dimensions of Reporter's Privilege. Here is the abstract. Journalists’ right to use confidential information and anonymous sources is considered to