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  • John Oliver, HBO Beat Coal Executive's Defamation Lawsuit

    The 'Last Week Tonight' host was within his First Amendment rights to criticize a coal baron and his company, the court found. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-24
  • Torres-Spelliscy on Campaign Finance, Free Speech, and Boycotts @ProfCiara

    Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University College of Law, is publishing Campaign Finance, Free Speech, and Boycotts in volume 41 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (2018). Here is the abstract. I gave a speech at Columbia Law School ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-23By Media Law Prof
  • NFL Agents and Tortious Interference

    I am currently representing an NFLPA-certified contract advisor (better known as an “agent”) in a dispute with another agent.  The NFLPA’s Regulations Governing Contract Advisors require certain types of disputes between agents (and also between agents and players) to be adjudicated through an NFLPA-governed arbitration process.  This has been the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-23By Chris Deubert
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 02/23/18

    Goodlatte to unveil sweeping music copyright reform package next month — Looking to cap off his term as House Judiciary Committee Chairman and his five year copyright review process, Rep. Goodlatte is expected to move a package of bills aimed at updating music licensing provisions and addressing inequities in the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-23By Terry Hart
  • @musicanswersnow Says We Can Do Better on Music Modernization Act

    If you’ve been following the insiders spinning the controversial Music Modernization Act, you will probably have heard them say things like this about the closed door negotiations leading up to the introduction of the bill:  “Don’t blame us! Not everyone can be at the table! But…NSAI, SONA, ASCAP and BMI ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-23By Chris Castle
  • @musicanswersnow: The Music Modernization Act: We Can & Must Do Better

    By Phil Galdston & David Wolfert “ANY LAW OF THIS KIND MUST FIRST AND FOREMOST PROTECT THE WORK’S CREATOR AND OWNER, NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR.” The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is a huge piece of copyright legislation that would shape the way music creators are paid for the foreseeable future. As ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-23By Chris Castle
  • Do We Need A Truth In Advertising Act? The Industry and Retailers Self-Regulate Photoshopping Ads

    Digitally altered images of models have been a controversial advertising issue for decades. In Great Britain, the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd., which is the governing regulatory advertising body, in 2011 banned skincare advertisements featuring digitally altered images because the advertisements exaggerated the effects of the skincare and makeup products and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-23By Ted Max
  • Leachman on Media, Marriage, and the Construction of the LGBT Legal Agenda @WisconsinLaw @RutgersLRev

    Gwendolyn Leachman, University of Wisconsin Law School, has published Media, Marriage, and the Construction of the LGBT Legal Agenda at 69 Rutgers University Law Review 691 (2017). Here is the abstract. Legal and sociolegal scholars have argued that social movement ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-22By Media Law Prof
  • Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute Now Accepting Application for Summer 2018

    The Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute is now accepting applications for the July 30-August 10 program. Here is a link to the application form. More about the program: The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-22By Media Law Prof
  • Studios Must Face Trimmed Lawsuit Over CG Characters in Blockbuster Movies

    A judge rejects a copyright claim, but tells Disney, Fox, and Paramount that claims for inducing patent infringement and violating trademarks will move forward. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Tweets, Tunes and Trademark Audits – Entertainment Law Update Episode 94

    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 http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/94. Here's what we talked about.. BREAKING NEWS: CALIFORNIA’S LAW REQUIRING IMDB TO REMOVE AGE INFO STRUCK DOWN ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-22By Firemark Law Team
  • Mickey Rooney's Widow Drops Elder Abuse Lawsuit Over Investigative Story

    The suit followed The Hollywood Reporter's piece "Tears and Terror: The Disturbing Final Years of Mickey Rooney." ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-22
  • 'The Shape of Water' Sparks Copyright Lawsuit Amid Oscar Voting

    The son of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author says the awards contender rips off his father's work, while Fox Searchlight says the claims are baseless. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Hollywood Docket: Weinstein Co. in Truffle Trouble After Canceled Golden Globes Bash

    Plus, a 'Teen Mom' sues Viacom for allegedly firing her because of her porn career and Discovery settles a dispute over 'The Little Couple.' ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-22
  • Possible Weinstein Co. Sale May Have a New Obstacle From Canadian Distributor

    eOne sued TWC over 'Paddington 2' and money due from a terminated output agreement. Now, it is looking to place a lien amid speculation that Glasser's firing could prime the way for TWC's sale. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Alkiviadou on Regulating Hate Speech in the EU @NatalieAlk

    Natalie Alkiviadou, University of Central Lancashire, UCLan, Cyprus, has published Regulating Hate Speech in the EU in Online Hate Speech in the European Union. A Discourse-Analytic Perspective: Springer briefs in Linguistics (2017). Here is the abstract. This chapter sets out ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21By Media Law Prof
  • Get on the Bus! Could the Music Modernization Act be the Trojan Horse for Orphan Works?

      OrphanWorks.net from Internet Archive When you read through the Music Modernization Act’s prohibition on statutory damages, “reasonably diligent search” and global rights database clauses, you can’t help but think of the orphan works efforts from years past by some of the same cast of characters that is around the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21By Chris Castle
  • Disney Misused 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen' Copyrights, Says Judge

    An injunction bid against Redbox fails as the judge determines Disney is leveraging its copyright monopoly beyond the scope of its rights. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Meldonium and the Olympic Games

    The curling world was shocked to learn that the husband of the Russian married team of Krusheinitsky and Bryzgalva tested positive for the banned substance Meldonium at the Olympics. When PEDs invade a sport in which the most strenuous activity involves using a broom to sweep an ice path, you ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21By Alan C. Milstein
  • Tavis Smiley Sues PBS for Dropping Him Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

    Smiley claims PBS used a sexual misconduct investigation as a pretext to get rid of him, but the network says the decision to suspend his show was justified. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Gamemaker Tells Court Lucasfilm Doesn't Own "Sabacc" in 'Star Wars' Trademark Dispute

    Lucasfilm is suing Ren Ventures over a mobile game app based on the card game from the films. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Blockchain And The Visual Arts

    by Louise Carron*     “Don’t worry, we’re from the Internet.” Blockchain is about trust and transparency, yet it is quite the rabbit-hole, since the use of the technology underlying the Bitcoin goes beyond cryptocurrencies. The digital has also conquered the art world (see “Let’s Get Digital”), and raises a ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21By Irina Tarsis, Esq.
  • AT&T Dealt Setback in Probing Trump's Influence on DOJ Merger Review

    A judge says the Justice Department's attempt to block this vertical merger "may, indeed, be a rare breed of horse, [but] it is not exactly a unicorn!" ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • The Weinstein Co. Asks Court to Toss Accusers' Racketeering Lawsuit

    "It defies logic to suggest that H. Weinstein somehow served TWC’s interests by advancing his own prurient interests," the company argues. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-21
  • California's IMDb Age Censorship Law Declared Unconstitutional

    A federal judge believes the root of the problem is not age discrimination, but rather sex discrimination. Nevertheless, the law is struck on First Amendment grounds. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Paramount Loses Latest Bid to Revive Lawsuit Against Dissatisfied Investors

    The investors had unsuccessfully asserted fraud before Paramount went on the counteroffensive. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-20
  • Who Owns What Under the Music Modernization Act and What Effect on Valuations?

    There are two imponderables under the Music Modernization Act that I think could have a significant effect on valuations and investment: the designation of the mechanical licensing collective by the Register of Copyrights and the contemplated global rights database. First the initial and any re-designation of the collective by the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-20By Chris Castle
  • Week In Review

    By Leslie Berman Edited by Elissa D. Hecker White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits The President's budget proposal outlines steep cuts to domestic programs, large increases in military spending and a ballooning federal deficit. The budget request adds $984 billion to the federal deficit ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-02-20By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Goldman v. Breitbart, et al. (Photographer v. News Media)

    By Cristopher Beall Judge Forrest of the SDNY issued a decision last week in a photographer case against various news media. Judge Forrest rejected the so-called "server test" as a defense to a claim of infringement arising from the news organizations' use of an "embed" feature to allow recipients of ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-02-20By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Harvard Law School: 2018 Sports Law Symposium

    Harvard Law School will be holding their 2018 Sports Law Symposium on Monday, February 26. With terrific speakers, including two of our own, it's an event that is worth attending if you are able.11:00 am: Fireside chat with NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts12:00 pm: Weiler Awards Luncheon1:00 pmTopic: Legal Evolution ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-02-19By Warren K. Zola