Viacom Must Face Ex-BET Exec's Defamation and Discrimination Suit

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Television Television THR Online BET ViacomZola Mashariki has convinced the court, for now, that the BET parent company acted as her employer. read more. THR, Esq.

Viacom Promotes Christa D'Alimonte to General Counsel

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The Business Home Business THR Online ViacomThe executive replaces Michael Fricklas, who the company said in February would move on after nearly a quarter-century at the entertainment giant. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Viacom Targeted by Mom Suing Disney Over Kids Apps

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Tech Tech Business THR Online Nickelodeon ViacomThe suit claims Nickelodeon's Llama Spit Spit and SpongeBob Bubble Party apps are illegally tracking children. read more. THR, Esq.

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

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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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YouTube Again Beats Viacom's Massive Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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After an appellate court revived Viacom''s claims that YouTube hosted copyright infringing work, U.S. District judge Louis Stanton has again given the defendant a victory. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

Viacom, Time Warner Cable iPad Dispute Heats Up

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Eriq Gardner As a result of impasse, TWC may pull Comedy Central, MTV and more Viacom channels from its cable dial. The Business Television Tech Business Time Warner Cable Viacom

Viacom, Time Warner Cable Settle iPad Dispute

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Eriq Gardner The agreement paves the way for Comedy Central, MTV and other Viacom channels appearing on TWC's iPad app. The Business Television Tech Business Time Warner Cable Viacom

National Amusements Directors Pen Snarky Letter in Response to Viacom Board Unrest

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"There is no world in which Mr. Dauman and Mr. Abrams could have vetoed" the decision to replace nearly half of the Viacom board, states the letter. The Business Business THR Online Philippe Dauman Sumner Redstone Viacom

Google Files Another Motion to Dismiss Viacom's YouTube Lawsuit

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In the ongoing fight over whether YouTube owes Viacom billions of dollars for hosting copyrighted material, Google gets cute with a 1373-page filing.

Viacom Under Attack Over Management of MMA Outfit

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By cutting back on Bellator events and divering tens of millions from in-show sponsorship integrations, Viacom is allegedly engaged in self-dealing.

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Judge Rules 'Krusty Krab' Restaurant Violates Viacom's 'SpongeBob' Rights

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According to opinion, consumers would likely be confused that the defendant's joint is officially licensed like the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Viacom's Top Lawyer Michael Fricklas to Depart Company

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The general counsel who worked on the copyright suit with YouTube, the war with the Redstone family, and an aborted CBS merger, is assisting the media conglomerate in looking for his replacement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Leslie Moonves Might Escape Subpoena In Sumner Redstone Legal Fight, But CBS and Viacom Won't

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Redstone's business activity with CBS and Viacom is fair game, but Moonves' knowledge of the mogul's romantic relationships may be off the table. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Claiming Viacom Violates Kids' Privacy on Nick.com

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The 3rd Circuit lets Viacom off the hook on most claims, but not one that alleges the company failed to live up to a promise not to collect personal information.

Viacom, Google on Same Copyright Page in Appellate Fight Over Music Licensing

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The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments whether the Justice Department is right to bar BMI from issuing fractional licenses. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Tech Business THR Online

Viacom Owes Additional $383 Million in 'Rock Band' Video Game Dispute, Arbitrators Say

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The Business Music Tech Business Activision Blizzard The Beatles ViacomPaul Bond The media conglomerate sues to overturn the recommendation of accountant-arbitrators, who say former shareholders of Harmonix were shafted. read more. THR, Esq.

Can Viacom Really Stop Stephen Colbert From Playing "Stephen Colbert"?

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Why a lawsuit has the potential of becoming one of the all-time great cases concerning split personality. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Viacom Headed to Trial Over TLC Biopic

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Perri "Pebbles" Reid, the group's former manager, advances past the summary judgment phase of her defamation lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Cablevision Suit Claims $1 Billion-Plus Threat From Viacom

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The cable distributor releases a complaint alleging the threat of a "10-figure penalty" and says Viacom's alleged coercive tactics left no choice but to "surrender," then sue. Cablevision Television Viacom Business

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Court Sides with Viacom, but YouTube Can Celebrate Small Victories (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Thursday's decision largely favored Viacom, kicking its massive copyright case down to a district court for further proceedings, but it handed YouTube parent Google enough to proclaim some vindication for its interpretation of the law.

How Philippe Dauman Is Playing His Cards in the Fight for Viacom

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The Business Business THR Online Philippe Dauman Shari Redstone Sumner Redstone ViacomDauman will look to expose that Sumner Redstone is being controlled by his daughter, who aims to control the powerful trust and then oust Dauman from the company. read more. THR, Esq.

Why YouTube Was Asked One More Question in Viacom Appeal (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner YouTube tries to hold on to a judge's decision to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement lawsuit. The Business Business Viacom YouTubeAs the song by The Police goes, "You don't have to put on the red light / Those days are over" read more. THR, Esq.

Viacom Demands Money For Producing Reality Star's Acne Advertisement

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Television Television Business Viacom Whitney PortEriq Gardner Defendant Zeno Corporation has been using Whitney Port from "The Hills" to hawk zit treatments. read more. THR, Esq.

What Viacom Has to Show for Seven Years of Pursuing YouTube (Analysis)

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Television YouTube Google Tech Viacom Business The content giant has spent millions of dollars to shape copyright law. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Google Answers Viacom in YouTube Appeal (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner Google has filed its brief to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the closely-watched $1 billion lawsuit brought by Viacom over alleged copyright infringement on YouTube.

Viacom Faulted in Lawsuit for Not Protecting Rapper From Reality TV Contestant

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Facing a $7.1 million jury verdict for assaulting a woman, The Game points to an allegedly faulty background check. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Viacom, Google Face Off in Appeals Court Over YouTube Copyright Issues

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The Business Tech Business BET Google Viacom YouTube The Daily Show with Jon StewartEriq Gardner The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals case will shape the future of the Internet by determining the standard for copyright liability. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Viacom Top Lawyer Michael Fricklas on Piracy, YouTube and His Toughest Decisions (Q&A)

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The Business Business Viacom Power Lawyers Power Lawyers 2012The recipient of THR's Raising the Bar award talks about the big decision in the YouTube case, his “friend” running Google’s legal department and what Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have in common with one “Jackass.” read more. THR, Esq.

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Viacom Sued Over Spike TV's 'American Digger'

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Television Spike Viacom BusinessThe publisher of American Digger Magazine say the show has been bad for the image of the metal collecting hobby and want Spike TV to dig for another series title. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Viacom Sues Owner of "Krusty Krab" Restaurant for Violating 'SpongeBob' Rights

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The next Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Viacom, Spike Escape Most Sexual Harassment Claims Over 'Ink Master'

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The Business Television Business THR Online Spike ViacomThe court wouldn't dismiss every claim from a former production employee who says the show's judges inappropriately spoke to and touched her. read more. THR, Esq.

MPAA’s Top Lawyer Leaving to Join Viacom (Exclusive)

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The Business Business ViacomMatthew Belloni The top antipiracy exec will over oversee the company’s litigation efforts. read more. THR, Esq.

Viacom Spent Millions After MTV Showed Dead Man's Body

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Television MTV Viacom Business Media giant turns to its insurer to foot the costs of a lawsuit over "T.I''s s Road to Redemption." read more. The Business Music T.I. THR Online THR, Esq.

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Cablevision Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Viacom

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The cable company accuses Viacom of coercion and is seeking to void a carriage agreement. Cablevision Television Viacom Businessread more. The Business THR, Esq.

Viacom, Google Settle Long-Running YouTube Copyright Lawsuit

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Television YouTube Google Tech Viacom Business The resolution ends a nearly seven-year-old case that was closely followed in both the entertainment and tech sectors. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

Viacom Moves to Dismiss Ex-BET Exec's "Shotgun Pleading" in Discrimination Lawsuit

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Zola Mashariki's departure is at the center of a dispute in California federal court. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Viacom Demands To Be Repaid $131 Million From Shareholders of 'Rock Band' Maker

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) Viacom, Harmonix shareholders engage in high-stakes litigation over big merger that went awry. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Viacom Says It Doesn't Collect "Personal Information" from Children

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Adults? That's a different story. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Viacom Beats 'Dating Naked' Contestant's Lawsuit Over Uncensored Crotch

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A judge decides that Jessie Nizewitz knew the deal when agreeing to be cast. read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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Sumner Redstone's Granddaughter Sides With Viacom Board Members Against Shari

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Keryn Redstone adds more family drama to Viacom board circus. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online