2018

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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Fox Shareholder Sues to Stop Disney Acquisition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The absence of financial projections for Hulu in SEC filings are among the ommissions alleged to violate securities rules. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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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.

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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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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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.

Stan Lee Drops $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment for "Stealing" His Name and Likeness

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Stan Lee has dismissed his $1 billion lawsuit against POW! Entertainment for fraud and conversion, two months after he filed it. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision Movies Movies THR Online Stan Lee

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 […].

Rothman on The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined For a Public World (Introduction) @profrothman

Media Law Prof Blog

Jennifer Rothman, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), has published The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World (Introduction) (Harvard University Press, 2018). Here is the abstract. THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY: PRIVACY REIMAGINED FOR A PUBLIC WORLD (Harvard University

Marc Randazza on the Nazi-salute dog video and hate speech in Europe and the US

The Legal Satyricon

In his recent CNN article, Marc Randazza shared his opinion regarding a Scottish comedian, who made a horrible joke that could now have criminal consequences. A Scottish comedian named Mark Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire taught a pug named Buddha to raise his paw any time he said “Sieg Heil.” ” Meechan posted a video of the […]. First Amendment free speech misc hate speech internet pug

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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.

Donald Trump Can't Block Twitter Users Over Politics, Judge Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court found Twitter is a designated public forum and Donald Trump's "viewpoint-based exclusion" of individuals from that forum violates the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump Twitter

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Gains Judge's Approval

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The blockbuster ruling comes in a historic antitrust case that will impact the future of the entertainment and media landscape. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business 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?

McCutcheon on Copyrighting Culture: Photography and the Public Domain @UWALawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Jani McCutcheon, University of Western Australia Law School, is publishing Copyrighting Culture: Photography and the Public Domain in Photography and Culture (forthcoming). Here is the abstract. This article is inspired by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent announcement

Donald Trump Can't Stop Discovery in 'Apprentice' Alum's Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appeals court denies the president's motion for a stay while the appeal plays out. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Politics Business THR Online

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

Watch Out, CNN: Trump’s Supreme Court Frontrunner Is Bad News for Free Speech

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With a single decision four years ago, Brett Kavanaugh led something of a revolution in federal courts. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Politics Business THR Online

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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Quentin Tarantino Says Weinstein Co. Owes Him Millions in Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Other objectors to an asset sale include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stephen King, Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and, yes, Harvey Weinstein. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Pimpin’, Puppets, and “The Rant” – Entertainment Law Update Episode 98

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. FOLLOW UP: COPPERFIELD NOT LIABLE (Just 3 sentences should do). KRUSTY KRAB FOLLOW UP, YES, IT IS PROTECTED (SORRY SABBAC). TO BOLDLY GO GOES ON TO WIN (FOLLOW UP). DANCING BABY CASE ENDS (FOLLOW UP).

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Olivia de Havilland Takes FX 'Feud' to California Supreme Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 101-year-old actress isn't giving up in her legal fight with Ryan Murphy and FX. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online FX Feud

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Bill Cosby Convicted of Sexual Assault by Jury

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

After 14 hours of deliberation, the second jury to hear the comedian's case has found him guilty. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Bill Cosby nsfs

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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BYU Law’s LawX Lab Releases First Project — Online Tool To Address Debt Collection Defaults

Media Law

Click to view slideshow. Last June, I reported on the plan by BYU Law School to launch LawX, a legal design lab in which second- and third-year law students would take on the ambitious goal of solving one access-to-justice challenge in a semester. Subsequently, in November, I wrote here about the opportunity I had to sit in on the lab. […].