Viacom's Victory in 'SpongeBob' Restaurant Dispute Upheld by Appeals Court

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"The factors lead inescapably to the conclusion that in the minds of consumers, The Krusty Krab identifies the source of products, which is Viacom, the creator of the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' fictional universe and its inhabitants." Television Television THR Online Viacom

CBS and Viacom Plan Merger Under Shari Redstone's Leadership

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Via the New York Times: CBS and Viacom have announced that they will merge, bringing the two media conglomerates back into a massive corporation that hasn't existed for years.

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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, 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.

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.

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

Viacom Can't Escape Cablevision's Antitrust Lawsuit

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Cablevision Television Viacom Business The judge, though, won''t yet void a carriage deal between the two companies. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

Viacom Settles Intern Class Action Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Television Viacom Business Casey O''Jeda, the lead plaintiff, worked at MTV three years ago read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq.

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 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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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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Viacom Moves to Dismiss Shareholder Lawsuit Over Sumner Redstone Battles

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"Personal disagreements are not uncommon in boardrooms," notes Viacom in a dismissal motion. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Viacom Replaces Superstar Lawyer on Eve of YouTube Appeal

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Eriq Gardner Former solicitor general Ted Olson doesn't attend a key appeal court hearing after Viacom chooses Paul Smith to handle oral arguments. The Business Tech Business Viacom YouTube

CBS Sues Redstones to Block Viacom Merger

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A Delaware court is asked to stop Shari Redstone from interfering with a meeting later this week that could dilute her company's voting interest in CBS. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Viacom Battling The Situation Over Who Owns 'GTL,' ‘Twinning’

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Television DJ Pauly D Viacom Business"Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino is making deals to license his trademark sayings and suing to protect them - but MTV's corporate owner claims ownership instead. read more. The Business Jersey Shore 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.

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.

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

Viacom Demands New Judge in YouTube Copyright Fight

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Television YouTube Tech Viacom Business An appeals court is primed to review the long-running dispute a second time. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Viacom Hit With $300 Million Court Ruling in 'Rock Band' Case

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Tech Viacom BusinessA Delaware judge rules the conglomerate must pay bonuses to shareholders of video game studio Harmonix. read more. The Business Music THR, Esq.

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.

Viacom Loses Bid to Escape $300 Million Payment

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Viacom Business A Delaware Supreme Court affirms that the conglomerate must pay bonuses to former shareholders of video game studio Harmonix. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Viacom Loses Bid to Avoid Defamation Trial Over VH-1 Biopic

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A federal judge largely rejects a motion for summary judgment reconsideration. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music 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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How to Settle the Viacom iPad Lawsuits Now

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Back in April, Viacom and Time Warner Cable sued each other; then last month Viacom sued Cablevision. Interestingly, that came just a day after Viacom and TWC filed a standstill agreement so that they could negotiate without the pressure of ongoing court deadlines. With Viacom, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision mired in litigation over the issue, there is a possible path to resolving the disputes.

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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.

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

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.

Comparing VH1's TLC Biopic to 'Selma,' Viacom Wants $40 Million Defamation Suit Dismissed

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Viacom argues a judge must analyze TLC founder Perri "Pebbles" Reid's complaint in the context of a docudrama. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

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Viacom Demands Cablevision Loses Rights to MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central (Exclusive)

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In response to an antitrust lawsuit, Viacom is now accusing the nation''s eighth-biggest MVPD of fraud. Cablevision Television Viacom Business read more. The Business THR Online 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.

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

Appeals Court Will Re-Evaluate Big Copyright Issues in Light of Viacom-YouTube Ruling (Exclusive)

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The Business Movies Music Tech Business Viacom YouTubeThe decision has influenced Ninth Circuit appellate judges to reconsider their ruling in UMG vs. Veoh. Briefing on a possible new hearing has been ordered with big-stakes issues. read more. THR, Esq.

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Walt Disney, Viacom and CBS Join Friend-of-the-Court Brief Opposing DOMA

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CBS Style ViacomThe entertainment companies, along with Apple, Facebook and Google, signed a petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn the federal ban on same sex marriages. read more. Home THR, Esq.

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

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.

The Viacom/YouTube Debate

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Nirajan Man Singh, University of California, Berkeley, has published Viacom v. Viacom sued YouTube for more than $1 billion for copyright infringement because hundreds of thousands of clips from Youtube: Should the Second Circuit Protect Youtube? Here is the abstract.

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.

Hollywood Docket: Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Loses Cybersquatting Dispute

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Viacom Business An international arbitration panel agrees that the exec is famous, but says he lacks something else. Plus, other entertainment law news. read more. The Business Terrence Malick The Smiths THR, Esq.

Viacom Tells Judge Not To Invalidate Carriage Agreement With Cablevision

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Cablevision Television MTV Viacom Nickelodeon Business The cable company accuses the conglomerate of coercing it to carry lesser networks as part of the price for MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. read more. The Business Comedy Central THR, Esq.

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.

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.