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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 37

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: 108

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: 130

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: 241

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 27

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape

    Return to the Snapshots of the Ape
    Last week, the US Copyright Office released the third edition of its Copyright Compendium. This edition was long awaited – the second edition was released in 1984. The Copyright Compendium details internal regulations concerning how the…
  • Aug 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/22/14
    Will Indie Film Survive? — Scott Timberg: “One of the casualties of our current cultural situation is the erosion of the middle — the middle class, the midlist author, the middlebrow, and the mid-budget film. Independent…
  • Aug 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14
    Special announcement: If you’re a recent law school grad in or interested in DC and copyright, the Copyright Alliance and the Copyright Office are both hiring. Info on the Copyright Alliance legal fellow position here; info on the…
Rank this Week: 249

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    What we call our team

    What we call our team
    Various broadcasters and sports media outlets supposedly are not going to use the nickname of the Washington NFL team this season, presumably referring to them as "Washington" or "the Washington team."In the mid-'90s, Baltimore got a CFL team…
  • Aug 20

    Peter Carfagna to teach MOOC course on Representing the Professional Athlete

    Peter Carfagna to teach MOOC course on Representing the Professional Athlete
    Our good friend, Harvard Law School sports law professor Peter Carfagna, has let us know that Case Western Reserve University School of Law, via the Coursera platform, will be offering Peter's "Representing the Professional Athlete Course" as…
  • Aug 20

    Daniel Wallach on settlement reached in Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi case

    Daniel Wallach on settlement reached in Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi case
    It has taken over a decade, but there is a settlement over litigation stemming from the vicious hit by Todd Bertuzi against Steve Moore.  The hit ended Moore's career and led to a $68 million lawsuit.Sports attorney Daniel Wallach of…
Rank this Week: 441

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: 445

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: 634

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: 696

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Aug 6

    ISPs, the UK government and ads on pirate music site

    ISPs, the UK government and ads on pirate music site
    The world of online advertising is a pretty complex business. Media agencies buy advertising space on behalf of clients through ad exchanges with automated processes matching advertisers’ criteria to inventory offered by online…
  • Aug 6

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Sweden country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Sweden country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. The fourth annual survey of big brand advertising on pirate music sites by Music & Copyright has found that a large…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 818

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: 874

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

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

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    An Actor's Cautionary Tale: Cancer Diagnosis and a Drawn-Out Battle Over Residual

    An Actor's Cautionary Tale: Cancer Diagnosis and a Drawn-Out Battle Over Residual
    Actors often complain about late residuals checks, although SAG-AFTRA has cut processing delays lately. But few stories compare to the battle waged by Alex Doe (a pseudonym), a voice actor who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and endured a …
  • Aug 7

    Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker on Kickstarter

    Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker on Kickstarter
    Two new Bluetooth speakers offer a great reason to jet on over to Kickstarter.The NudeAudio Super-M ($79, campaign ending on July 15) offers great sound in a package thin enough to slip in a back jeans pocket. During my recent visit to the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 960

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1069

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

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

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 1131

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
  • Aug 20

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 54

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 54
      Episode 54 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast Is now online. Listen here or visit http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/54   In this Episode: [hide] 1 Ed O’Bannon Victory over NCAA 2 Monkey Self-Portrait Copyright 3…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1264

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: 1349

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: 1451

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: 1465

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: 1603

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
  • Aug 16

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case

    Wife of Oman's foreign minister loses gambling addiction case
    The wife of Oman's foreign minister, Nora Al-Daher, lost her claim against London's Ritz Hotel over an alleged gambling addiction. In 2012, the Ritz sued Ms. Al-Daher to recover £1 million credit advanced to her to gamblle which she did...
  • Aug 4

    Macau casino revenues drop again on continued financial crime woe

    Macau casino revenues drop again on continued financial crime woe
    Macau Casino Revenues Drop by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime Casino revenues in Macau fell 3.6% in July for the second month in a row, the first such decrease in…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1749

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: 1819

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: 1853

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: 1870

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Covers legal issues affecting the entertainment industry, particularly the issues which arise in litigation. By the Avanzado Law Firm.

http://www.entertainmentlitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1876

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: 1907

Entertainment Law Reporter

Entertainment Law Reporter

From the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School.

http://www.entertainmentlawreporter.com/
  • Jun 5

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu
    I've discovered that publishing a one-man blog - even a blog that primarily calls attention to the fine work of others - is a surprisingly time-consuming activity. My work on the Entertainment Law Reporter got interrupted by the need to…
  • May 2

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President
    Those who watch politics (the way others watch sports) wonder whether Donald Trump is seriously thinking about running for President, or whether he is simply generating publicity for his television show "The Apprentice." Only "The Donald"…
  • May 2

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating
    The Federal Trade Commission has found that video game retailers enforce industry age and content ratings more vigorously than other entertainment retailers, and that music CD retailers are the most lax at doing so. In the words of the…
Rank this Week: 2031

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: 2077

Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment Litigation

Provides analysis and commentary on newly-filed cases, decisions and other developments in the arts and entertainment industry. By Hank Fastoff.

http://www.entertainmentlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2079

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/
  • Aug 21

    Second Circuit Clarifies the Use of Legal Presumptions of Consumer Confusion and Injury in Certain Lanham Act Case

    Second Circuit Clarifies the Use of Legal Presumptions of Consumer Confusion and Injury in Certain Lanham Act Case
    On Tuesday, July 29, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit “clarified certain aspects of [its] false advertising jurisprudence” and held that, where literal falsity and deliberate deception have been…
  • Aug 13

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet
    Imagine that a drug manufacturer figured out how to compete with a blockbuster drug by making a cheaper and more effective alternative. The pharmaceutical company that makes the blockbuster drug starts flooding the market with false…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 2138

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

Covers intellectual property, entertainment and media law. By Ken Davidson.

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Oct 2

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)
    On this day in 2007, the copyright owner of the song “When You Wish Upon A Star” sued the makers of Family Guy for copyright infringement. In Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Bourne claimed that the song “I Need A Jew”…
  • Aug 2

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu
    Blawgertainment is on hiatus. We’ll be back after Labor Day. A safe and relaxing August to all.
  • May 19

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement
    The Learning Company has sued Zynga for infringing its trademark for “The Oregon Trail” video games. Zynga intends to sell its own version of the classic frontier-era game under the name “FrontierVille Oregon Trail.” According to the…
Rank this Week: 2170

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: 2480

Business and Entertainment Law

Business and Entertainment Law

By Emily Patricia Graham.

http://businessentertainmentattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution
    Knights Armament Co. v. Optical Sys. Tech. Inc., No. 09-14480 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011)Appellant Optical Systems Technology Inc. (OSTI) and Appellees Knights Armament Company and its owner C. Reed Knight Jr. claimed ownership of the…
  • Feb 12

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case
    Vraiment Hospitality, LLC v. Todd Binkowski. No. 8:11-cv-1240-T-33TGW (Mid. Dist. Tampa, Sept. 23, 2011)Plaintiff Vraiment made a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Defendants filed a Reply in opposition. The parties had informed the…
  • May 11

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion
    Blackwall Group, LLC v. Sick Boy, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19808 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 2011)
Rank this Week: 2608

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…
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Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
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Breeden Legal

Breeden Legal

Covers sports law news, including gaming, insurance, and labor issues. By Matt Breeden.

http://breedenlegal.com/blog/
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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.  
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Telecommunications Consulting

Telecommunications Consulting

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

http://riedelcommunications.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Lipstick on a Pig

    Lipstick on a Pig
    I was raised by a mother who grew up in the 1920’s and 1930’s on a cotton farm in Delano, California.  She was a transplanted Texan who used many country colloquialisms and passed the same onto me.  One of my favorites was “You can…
  • 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…
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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/
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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…
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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.
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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…
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Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Covers entertainment law issues affecting the film, theate, and music industries, as well as writers and screenwriters. By Joseph Lamy.

http://www.entertainmentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit
    The Rhode Island Film Tax Credit, although a controversial law, is not unlike similar laws passed in over 30 States. The Rhode Island legislature recognized that the television and movie industries can generate an infusion of capital into…
  • Feb 3

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie
    For many possible reasons, artists inquire with my entertainment law office because they feel that they are owed royalties. Sometimes, artists believe that they have not been paid enough in royalties, or sometimes, no royalties at all have…
  • Jan 31

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture
    An option agreement is one of the most common contracts by which producers secure rights to a story or concept from the screenwriter, novelist or owner of the intellectual property that is being considered for a film or television show. In an…
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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.
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC

    Wellness Program Targeted By EEOC
    On August 20, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (“Orion”) alleging…
  • Aug 26

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change

    An Outline of Proposed Federal Tax Change
    Many of the difficulties of the tax code arise from distinctions which may be confusing and possibly counterproductive. For instance, why is it necessary to have one income item taxed as a capital gain and then another as ordinary income? Why…
  • Aug 11

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to announce that both Roxana S. Bell and Katherine G. Erdel have been selected for Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader…
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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 20

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work

    Artists Should Always Add Metadata to Their Work
    Recent UK legislation is causing concern for authors, musicians and photographers who publish and sell their work online.  Similar to the Orphan Works Bill 2008 in the US, the Enterprise […]
  • Aug 13

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law

    Video Games & The Case for Limiting the Breadth of Privacy Law
    The world of IP law got another taste of Hollywood recently when Lindsay Lohan filed suit against Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take 2 Interactive, for allegedly infringing on […]
  • Aug 5

    Sports Teams Should Rethink the Validity of Their Trademark

    Sports Teams Should Rethink the Validity of Their Trademark
    The word “Redskin”: its use has been controversial for decades, and its meaning has been offensive for centuries. Yet, one of the most well-known NFL teams has trademarked the term, […]
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