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Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 101

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 31

    China’s Movie Quota – The Great Cultural Wall

    China’s Movie Quota – The Great Cultural Wall
    The Great Wall of China is one of the most well known monuments in the entire world. First built in 210 B.C during the Ming Dynasty, it is a fortified partition extending some 1,500 miles. Its original purpose was for border control and…
  • Jul 30

    The NFL is Officially the Most Hated (and Beloved) Sports League in America

    The NFL is Officially the Most Hated (and Beloved) Sports League in America
    The NFL is once again failing to take a stand against violence. Go figure. The league faced unanimous uproar last week when they handed down a suspension to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. What was this poor athlete’s crime? In…
  • Jul 29

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score

    The Creative Decisions, Ownership Inquires, and Collaborations Behind Film Score
    Carter Burwell, the film composer responsible for the music in True Grit and Seven Psychopaths, calls film scores the “subliminal connective adhesive” in a movie. Film music fleshes out the story in a movie, intensifying each and…
Rank this Week: 1749

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2845

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Baseball and TV

    Baseball and TV
    The Hollywood Reporter discusses what is happening now that an MLB arbitration panel has decided that the Washington Nationals should get fair market value for the broadcast rights to their games. More here, and here from the Washington Post.
  • Jul 31

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge

    More News of the World Editors Facing Charge
    Two former editors of the now shuttered tabloid News of the World are facing court dates. The Crown Prosecution Service is bringing charges against Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson for conspiracy it alleges they engaged in with former editor…
  • Jul 29

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV

    French Regulator Says No To Networks' Request To Move Some Channels From Pay To Free TV
    Three French TV networks have failed to obtain official approval to move some of their channels from pay to free television, after regulatory agency Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) said it thought the market for advertising was…
Rank this Week: 48

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 30

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy

    Expendables 3 and the negative effects of piracy
    This past week, a DVD quality copy of Expendables 3 leaked onto online pirate sites, weeks before its August 15 box office debut. Along with the news came the usual claims that filmmakers shouldn’t worry about pre-release…
  • Jul 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14
    Garrett Brown: An Interview with a Visionary-Part 1 — Nick Friedman speaks with Garrett Brown, a cinematographer and inventor of the Steadicam, an innovation which, in the words of Stanley Kubrick (who famously used it in The Shining)…
  • Jul 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14
    “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity — A great essay from author Chris Ruen, whose excellent book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is…
Rank this Week: 735

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Irony of the MLBPA's Recent Grievance Against the Houston Astro

    The Irony of the MLBPA's Recent Grievance Against the Houston Astro
    On Thursday, news reports emerged that the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has filed a grievance against the Houston Astros over the team's failure to sign several recent draft picks, including the first overall selection…
  • Jul 28

    Donald Sterling lose

    Donald Sterling lose
    The NBA is poised to approve the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer following a probate court effectively ruling for Shelly Sterling.  My take for Sports Illustrated.
  • Jul 23

    New Chapter in Donald Sterling Saga: he sues NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling

    New Chapter in Donald Sterling Saga: he sues NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling
    There have been several significant developments in the Donald Sterling legal saga over the last 48 hours, including a new lawsuit and threat from Doc Rivers that he'll quit as Clippers coach if Donald Sterling sicks around.  Here is my…
Rank this Week: 1475

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 25

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing
    The state of Alabama announced a few weeks ago that all official signs coming into the state will receive a makeover. The longtime phrase “Alabama the Beautiful” will be replaced with “Welcome to Sweet Home…
  • Jul 18

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused
    I imagine the United States Trademark and Patent Office thought of people like me when they decided on the “likelihood of confusion” standard when examining trademarks. I have a confession, sometimes common sense things really…
  • Jul 11

    Fifty Shades of Parody

    Fifty Shades of Parody
    The big film news this week was author E.L. James’s announcement via twitter that a trailer for the much anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey, set for release in February 2015, would be …[ahem – clears throat] ……
Rank this Week: 1645

The Law Offices of Gordon P.…

The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark

Covers art, entertainment law, film finance and intellectual property.

http://firemark.com
  • Jul 24

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53
      Episode 53 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast Is now online. Listen here or visit http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/53    In this Episode: [hide] 1 Redskins Trademark Cancelled For Being Derogatory 2 Trademark Office…
  • Jul 15

    Publication: Case Note on Aereo decision published in Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Section Newsletter

    Publication: Case Note on Aereo decision published in Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Section Newsletter
    Gordon Firemark's case note on the July 2014 Aereo decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was published in TESLAW, the newsletter of the Texas State Bar Sports and Entertainment Law Section. The article is reposted here.
  • Jul 11

    Client Alert – Scammers targeting California Business Entities.

    Client Alert – Scammers targeting California Business Entities.
    The Secretary of State of California has sent out a consumer alert to warn California businesses about a scam operation. If you receive a letter requesting that you submit $49.50 along with a form, etc. to “California State…
Rank this Week: 2602

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report
    This latest issue of Music & Copyright licks off with a detailed look at what went wrong with the latest effort to create a central repository of musical works and single source of copyright metadata. The Global Repertoire Database…
  • Jul 15

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013
    New research published by the Ovum news service Music & Copyright reveals that the two most popular music genres in terms of retail sales in the world are pop and rock. According to the annual genre study conducted by Music &…
  • Jul 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The lead feature in Music & Copyright examines the European Commission’s latest plans to deal with intellectual property rights protection. In a two-pronged approach, the Commission said it will focus its antipiracy efforts in the…
Rank this Week: 4575

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jul 23

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We filed visa petitions for O-1 and an O-2 visas. USCIS is asking for a contract between each of the O-2s and either the petitioner or the employers. This has never been an issue before…
  • Jul 16

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An artist we have been representing for over 10 years just told us that he is leaving our roster and will be joining the roster of another management company. We didn’t…
  • Jul 9

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
Rank this Week: 3655

Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
Rank this Week: 693

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jul 9

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer
    A new law in New York will limit the sale of ivory, following recent federal guidelines.  These new limits may impede on the art world, specifically the lucrative trade of […]
  • Jul 8

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection
    The archetype of a starving artist doesn’t conjure up thoughts about labor laws, employment disputes or, really, even working at all.  However, for many artists these legal issues are a […]
  • Jun 30

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing
    Anyone who follows legal issues in the music industry is at least vaguely aware of some of the multitude of challenges that music licensing has faced as the industry has […]
Rank this Week: 2372

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 9

    So, You Want to Use That Photo for Your Website?

    So, You Want to Use That Photo for Your Website?
    I’m often presented some variation of this question: You: “I bought this really cool photograph at an art show. I love it and want to use this image as the logo for my start-up. No problem, right?” Me: “Wrong. Big…
  • May 28

    About That “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Infringement Claim

    About That “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Infringement Claim
    We now know about the potential lawsuit threatened by the estate of the late Randy California (of West Coast art rock band, Spirit) – forty-something years later – which will allege that Led Zeppelin stole the iconic guitar figure…
  • May 8

    Cousin Billy Parodies Johnny Cash

    Cousin Billy Parodies Johnny Cash
    In April 2014, Esquire.com published Start a Band, an article by Tom Junod featuring yours truly. Upon opening the article, you’ll find a sound clip at the top called ‘Folsom’, a 50-second promo jingle for our little band,…
Rank this Week: 1571

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 3405

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
  • May 22

    The Right To Be Left Alone

    The Right To Be Left Alone
    Most law students briefly study invasion of privacy in their first-year torts class.It is a curious tort from which several causes of action arise, some of which are not intuitive. The basic concept is that all persons have an inherent right…
Rank this Week: 1806

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Covers the law and business of digital media and traditional entertainment. By Jonathan Handel.

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says ‘Trust Us’

    How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says ‘Trust Us’
    Driverless cars are on the road now – Google’s fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving – and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the…
  • Jun 18

    2030 May Be The Year They’ll Take Your Driver's License Away

    2030 May Be The Year They’ll Take Your Driver's License Away
    I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn’t really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 billion! – that’s the company’s valuation, not the price of a ride) and…
  • Apr 20

    New Website -- jhandel.com

    New Website -- jhandel.com
    My new website is up at jhandel.com. It tells everything you always wanted to know (and more!) about my background and entertainment/technology law practice. Give it a look!Check out “The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis,” available on…
Rank this Week: 1640

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Jun 26

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering
    These are not trivial matters that we have discussed… they are a collection of infinite possibilities of how and why we choose to live!  During the course of the past few months, I have explored a wealth of readings, philosophies,…
  • Apr 22

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind
    At times during the harried existence of life, I have felt my days filled with speed races in which my brain attempts to process and analyze so much information and varied detail.  What I have found to be most rewarding and fruitful:…
  • Apr 19

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance
    Even at our most mindful, could we ever possibly think that we could really watch the watchmen? 35 When accustomed to afflictive emotions, it will be difficult to stop them through antidotes, Therefore the person of mindfulness and vigilance,…
Rank this Week: 2891

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.
    At its heart the Internet is an information distribution network and the ease with which all manner of information can be shared instantly has led to numerous innovative methods of doing, well, most anything. A hallmark of patents on such…
  • May 15

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.
    The WSJ Corporate Intelligence blog has an interesting article today that highlights the risks inherent in un-vetted advertising claims.  Apparently Proctor & Gamble took issue with “99% Natural” claim that toothpaste…
Rank this Week: 3078

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 3395

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
  • Feb 13

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4
    FOUR LOVE & LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4  This season of Love & Hip Hop New York played out like the title of cast member, Brian “Saigon” Carenard’s sophomore album, The…
  • Jan 8

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!
    Necole Bitchie Interview with the Breakfast Club Power 105.1   Happy New Year! In 2013, I was a little lax about updating the J. Paye in Brief blog due to the deamnds of being a lawyer.  My goal for this year is to be more…
Rank this Week: 917

Gaming Law International

Gaming Law International

Covers gaming law news from around the world with a focus on Canadian gaming law. By Christine J. Duhaime.

http://www.gaminglawyercanada.ca
  • May 27

    Casino Lawyer Covers Anti-Money Laundering Law in EU

    Casino Lawyer Covers Anti-Money Laundering Law in EU
    We are pleased to announce that Casino Lawyer magazine is featuring an article by Christine Duhaime on the new EU 4th AML directive entitled: “New EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive to Affect I-Gaming” available here In the article, Ms.…
  • May 8

    From Toronto to Macau - the growing role of private equity in casino

    From Toronto to Macau - the growing role of private equity in casino
    Toronto casino back on track by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime The article below was recently published in Canadian Gaming Business Magazine. Worse kept secret -…
  • Mar 29

    US casinos may have to confirm source of funds for high roller

    US casinos may have to confirm source of funds for high roller
    Vetting of High Rollers by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime According to Reuters, FinCEN is amending anti-money laundering (AML) policies to require that casinos…
Rank this Week: 2764

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

Focuses on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. From New York Law School.

http://www.fortherechord.com/
  • May 27

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie
    Recently, Warner Music settled an 11.5 Million Dollar class action lawsuit over the way they calculate digital royalties. Originally filed by members of Sister Sledge, Ronnie Blakely and Gary Wright the suit alleged that Warner had been…
  • May 27

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA
    Big data is all the rage these days and the music industry has certainly jumped on the bandwagon with two new metrics: the Track Equivalent Album (TEA) and Streaming Equivalent Album (SEA). The TEA is the newest method for calculating…
  • May 22

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?
    So, imagine you went to this amazing concert last night. Your favorite band/artist/artists played some of your favorite songs from their most recent album… But midway through their set, they do some improvisation. Something…
Rank this Week: 2649

Telecommunications Consulting

Telecommunications Consulting

Covers the telecom industry and government regulation. By Bunnie Riedel.

http://riedelcommunications.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Roll Me Over...

    Roll Me Over...
    The country is absolutely abuzz with the news of the Comcast-Time Warner merger, the Charter acquisitions and the AT&T merger with DirectTV.  My doctor even asked me about it today. He spent a few moments in the midst of treating my…
  • Feb 8

    When the Night Meets the Morning Sun

    When the Night Meets the Morning Sun
    Last Thursday, Comcast and NBCU marched up to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications. At times it was a raucous exchange with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker making promises about…
  • Jul 7

    Suicide Required

    Suicide Required
    There’s a lot of talk these days about the media. How we need to re-shape it, change it, reform it, renegotiate it, make it into nonprofit corporations, give it bail outs…ad-nauseum. But the truth is if we were really honest…
Rank this Week: 2105

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog.   Click here to update your RSS feed. Attorney…
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From checking out Ellen Degeneres’ selfies at the Oscars to uploading family vacation pictures, even lawyers don’t always think through how third parties…
  • Mar 1

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog

    BMG Rights Management Buys Hal David Song Catalog
    As reported by BILLBOARD, BMG Rights Management acquired Hal David’s music publishing catalog at an estimated $42 million.  Net publisher’s share is in the range of $3. 5 to $3.8 million and it is anticipated a multiplier of…
Rank this Week: 1595

The Official Review

The Official Review

Covers sports law issues, including contracts, intellectual property, labor, performance enhancing drugs, and social media. From New York Law School.

http://www.theofficialreview.com/
  • May 8

    All Bets Are Off: Future of Sports Gambling in New Jersey in Doubt

    All Bets Are Off: Future of Sports Gambling in New Jersey in Doubt
    BY ANTHONY COHEN, CLASS OF 2015 The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act defines the status of sports betting throughout the United States. The federal law allows the states of Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware to have various…
  • Apr 10

    Yankees’ New Phenom: Tanaka’s First Pitch was to U.S. Immigration Agency

    Yankees’ New Phenom: Tanaka’s First Pitch was to U.S. Immigration Agency
    BY AUSTIN COHEN, NYLS 2014 Masahiro Tanaka was a star pitcher in Japan putting together an impressive resume where he went 99-35 with a 2.30 ERA in seven seasons with his Japanese team, striking out 1,238 in 1,315 innings. This baseball…
  • Mar 30

    Mark Cuban on Why the NFL Might Implode in 10 Year

    Mark Cuban on Why the NFL Might Implode in 10 Year
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sparked a huge discussion about America’s favorite sport with provocative comments on the NFL prior to a Mavericks game last week. Cuban believes that if the NFL continues to expand and…
Rank this Week: 2555

Law Law Land

Law Law Land

A lawyer's look at the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the entertainment industry. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/
  • May 6

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law
    A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student.  She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments.  Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student. It sounds like the plot of a…
  • Apr 3

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.
    In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.”  Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship.  In…
  • Feb 19

    Fun with Facebook

    Fun with Facebook
    In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore.  On deck for this blog post we have three good ones: A judge issued an adverse ruling to a litigant who refused…
Rank this Week: 3049

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

http://wrlawfirm.com/BlogWP/
  • May 1

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire

    New Corporation Formation and Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new corporation, certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a shareholder,…
  • Apr 24

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire

    Limited Liability Company Planning Questionnaire
    When forming a new venture to be conducted through a new limited liability company (LLC), certain key considerations routinely come into play. As a result, robust planning in and around these considerations will assist anyone entering into a…
  • Apr 17

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement

    Breakdown and Summary of Literary Option Agreement
    With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time…
Rank this Week: 2060

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 2152

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

Covers the entertainment business and deal making culture. By Peter L. Kaufman.

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Mar 16

    Saturdays With Harvey

    Saturdays With Harvey
    Last week’s Entertainment Business symposium at UCLA lacked the usual spark one feels when 500 lawyers gather together in one room. Even so, I live-tweeted a number of the highlights from the two-day event. #uclaentertainmentsymposiym…
  • Mar 10

    Success After Succe

    Success After Succe
    This has been said often but still not often enough. 2day's nugget: "Success brings with it the fear of blowing it. With more to lose, there's more pressure not to lose it" via @ThisIsSethsBlog — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) March 9,…
  • Feb 16

    The Club DJ As Celebrity Artist In Residence

    The Club DJ As Celebrity Artist In Residence
    I'm fascinated by the growing celebrity and brand recognition of club DJ's with the general public. This is trending. #fb #in — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 16, 2013 What happens in Vegas, may spread to the rest of the country.
Rank this Week: 3849

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Dec 13

    Copyright Half-Truth

    Copyright Half-Truth
    12 COPYRIGHT PERMISSION MYTHS By Lloyd J. Jassin If you intend to use a copyrighted work, unless the use is considered a fair use, you must obtain written permission.  Under federal law, only the copyright owner or someone…
  • Mar 10

    Kill a Reader, Save an Industry (via Content Branding)

    Kill a Reader, Save an Industry (via Content Branding)
    The Internet Can  Be Dangerous to Your Health (& Book Publishing)  "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" - caption to a 1993 New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner  Google promises that the quality of information…
  • Dec 21

    Starting in 2013, Copyright Owners (and Heirs) Can Break Contracts & Recapture Copyright

    Starting in 2013, Copyright Owners (and Heirs) Can Break Contracts & Recapture Copyright
    2013 is watershed year for authors & composersThey can now terminate virtually any post-1977 contract The copyright termination time bomb is ticking away. In 2013 alone, thousands of the publishing and entertainment industry's cash cows…
Rank this Week: 2987

Nerds in Court

Nerds in Court

Focuses on emerging legal issues and news stories relating to video games, comic books, anime, and other nerd culture. By John G. Nowakowski and Christina R. Evola.

http://nerdsincourt.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2970

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 2810

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Covers legal issues affecting interactive, sports and entertainment marketing and promotions. By Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP.

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
  • Nov 6

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"
    By Elizabeth Barcohana We’ve all done it: typed or tapped out a message, posted it online, and immediately wished we hadn’t and that we could just erase it from the Internet forever. Now, if you are a California minor, you can. …
  • Nov 6

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either

    Products or Services That Cannot Be Sold To California Minors Cannot Be Advertised To Them Online, Either
    By Elizabeth Barcohana California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law S.B. 568, the first bill of its kind in the nation. S.B. 568 enacts two new statutes under the title “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the…
  • Oct 18

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law

    California Enacts New Data Privacy Law
    By James Chadwick and Rachel Tarko Hudson  As part of a flurry of new privacy legislation, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two new data privacy bills into law on September 27, 2013: S.B. 46 amending…
Rank this Week: 1823

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Covers the financing, production and distribution of motion pictures. By Mark Litwak.

http://marklitwak.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    NEW BLOG

    NEW BLOG
    We have moved the Entertainment Law Resources blog to our newly redesigned website: www.marklitwak.comFor the most recent updates visit the new blog.The Blog can be reached at New Blog LinkSEC Proposes Crowdfunding RulesBy Mark…
  • Sep 5

    Film Finance Webinar September 20, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with Mark Litwak

    Film Finance Webinar September 20, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with Mark Litwak
    I will be participating in a one hour Webinar for the California State Bar Entertainment and Sports Law Interest Group. The panelists will describe basics and potential benefits of various finance structures, highlighting practical…
  • Aug 3

    Mark Litwak was interviewed about the…

    Mark Litwak was interviewed about the movie industry on the KBeach radio show the Kaine Perspective on August 1.The entire show was recorded and can be listened to: Listen to Radio Interview
Rank this Week: 1850

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 4621

Heraty Law

Heraty Law

Features news about Heraty Law, its clients, and issues relating to businesses and professionals in the creative industries.

http://www.heratylaw.com/news
  • Aug 24

    How Not to Write an Article on Copyright Infringement

    How Not to Write an Article on Copyright Infringement
    A poorly written piece on copyright & trademark issues was on the front page of the New York Times today. As Heraty Law said on Twitter, “The article reads like a scare pamphlet commissioned by the MTA.” If you’ve…
  • Jul 22

    Faulkner’s copyright claim against “Midnight in Paris” is dismissed

    Faulkner’s copyright claim against “Midnight in Paris” is dismissed
    How Hollywood’s flattering and artful use of literary allusion is a point of litigation, not celebration, is beyond this court’s comprehension. The court, in its appreciation for both William Faulkner as well as the homage paid…
  • Feb 15

    Morris v. Young (CD Cal. 2013) – copyright and fair use

    Morris v. Young (CD Cal. 2013) – copyright and fair use
    In Morris v. Young (CD Cal. January 29, 2013), a copyright infringement case involving photographs of the Sex Pistols, the district court granted partial summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff, but denied summary judgment in part because…
Rank this Week: 4355

Entertainment Law Brazil

Entertainment Law Brazil

Covers legal developments of the entertainment industry in Brazil and Latin America.

http://entertainmentlawbrazil.com.br/
  • Jul 25

    The Coup that they Call a Conversation (because we weren’t in the Senate)

    The Coup that they Call a Conversation (because we weren’t in the Senate)
    Caetano Veloso invited me, while exchanging e-mails, to meet a group of people that, according to him, had been studying copyright law greatly and had some ideas different to mine. I always enjoyed a good conversation and accepted his…
  • Apr 11

    Internet Bill should Not Fail to Include the Respect for Intellectual Property as a Principle

    Internet Bill should Not Fail to Include the Respect for Intellectual Property as a Principle
    As you know from other posts here and here, the House of Representatives is debating an Internet Bill which is framed as a “constitution for the Internet” and, as such, it purports to establish fundamental principles which should…
  • Apr 8

    Unauthorized Biography Bill avances in Congre

    Unauthorized Biography Bill avances in Congre
    We have discussed in detail here the Unauthorized Biography bill which aims to avoid the prohibition of release of works based on unauthorized biographies of public persons such as books or movies. The news is that the bill was approved…
Rank this Week: 3423

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Mar 6

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?

    What Should I do If I Get A Copyright Infringement Demand Letter?
    Receiving a subpoena letter related to a copyright infringement case from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Comcast or Century link or receiving a demand letter offering to settle your case prior to litigation can be a shock to the…
  • Mar 1

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise

    Litigation related to Copyright Infirngement Cases Involving Feature Films on the Rise
    This Seattle copyright attorney was on the local news yesterday talking about illegal downloading of feature films, the increase of lawsuits in the area and potential consequences. For the full story check out the Komo 4 News website. Here is…
  • Oct 20

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy

    Trademark licensees in Bankruptcy
    A trademark license is an agreement through which one organization allows another to draw on its trademark. Ostensibly, till last year, no court had been asked to decide if a trademark licensee in bankruptcy can presume, or presume and…
Rank this Week: 4301

Music - Technology - Policy

Music - Technology - Policy

Covers issues for professional creators in the music and movie businesses.

http://www.musictechpolicy.com/
  • Nov 29

    The Artists, United, Can Never Be Defeated

    The Artists, United, Can Never Be Defeated
    Yesterday on Capitol Hill did not quite go the way that the Internet Radio Fairness Coalition had in mind.  At all.  More about that will be written.  Mr. Chaffetz–more about him later, too–had asked Mr.
  • Nov 28

    For Those Who Think the FTC Investigation of Google Doesn’t Implicate the Music Busine

    For Those Who Think the FTC Investigation of Google Doesn’t Implicate the Music Busine
    When you read about the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Google, you may think this is just another example of Google’s getting away with it through crony capitalism.  You may think that it only involves maps, yelps,…
  • Nov 28

    IRFA Hearings: In Which Our Friend David Pakman Ignores Herds of Elephants in the Room

    IRFA Hearings: In Which Our Friend David Pakman Ignores Herds of Elephants in the Room
    If silence was golden, you could not raise a dime Because your mind is on vacation but your mouth is working overtime. By Mose Allison I like David Pakman, he’s a good guy.  So, sorry, buddy, I just couldn’t let this pass.
Rank this Week: 1354

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1441

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 4968

SportsBiz - The Business of Sports…

SportsBiz - The Business of Sports Illuminated

Covers the economics, law and business of sports.

http://thesportsbizblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    NCAA Smacks Penn State but No Death Penalty

    NCAA Smacks Penn State but No Death Penalty
    ARTICLEURL
  • May 30

    TelevisionAl Jazeera

    TelevisionAl Jazeera
    TelevisionAl Jazeera intends to build a global sports brand, even bidding for UK rights to Premier League games (Reuters)NBC laid out its Olympics coverage including live streaming of every event on NBCOlympics.com and 242 hours of 3D…
  • May 27

    Can Indy Cars Ever Be Relevant Again?

    Can Indy Cars Ever Be Relevant Again?
    How to make Indy Cars relevant again (RealClearSports)ARTICLEURL
Rank this Week: 2064

Athletes in Court

Athletes in Court

Covers criminal legal developments in sports. By Davis & Hoss, PC.

http://www.athletesincourt.com/
  • Jul 1

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay
    The recently announced college football playoff system will mean big money for major college teams with some experts guessing that it could amount to as much as half a billion dollars per year in television rights alone.
  • Jun 26

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA
    Last week a federal appeals court decided to decline reviving an antitrust suit brought by two former college football players against the NCAA.
  • Jun 21

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial
    Jerry Sandusky’s defense team finished with their case today without Sandusky taking the witness stand, something some court watchers had expected to happen given the direction of the defense so far.
Rank this Week: 3879

In Re: NASHVILLE

In Re: NASHVILLE

Covers law and music. By Chris Hugan.

http://nashbillies.wordpress.com
  • Jun 6

    Lick this!

    Lick this!
    The United States Postal Service issued 86 million stamps containing the image of a sculpture on display at the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C.   The USPS obtained a license from the photographer—but not the sculptor.
  • Jun 6

    Fanfare!

    Fanfare!
    CMA Music Fest has begun in Nashville.  Those of us who have hung around Nashville awhile still call it Fanfare.  It’s come a long way since the days when the artists signed autographs at the dingy Fairgrounds. Amazing event–something…
  • Sep 16

    Diversify, I say!

    Diversify, I say!
    My investment advisor promised that a diverse portfolio would protect me from market swings.  He was wrong.  
Rank this Week: 4844