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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon
    Amazon and HBO have signed a licensing deal to make HBO programming available exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning May 21st. Among the popular shows slated for release on Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire TV: Veep, The Newsroom, and Girls.…
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
Rank this Week: 12

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 21

    Aereo Petitioners Focus on Who Supplies the Content

    Aereo Petitioners Focus on Who Supplies the Content
    Cross-posted on the Law Theories blog. The petitioners have filed their reply brief in the Aereo appeal, and I’m thrilled to see their focus on who supplies the content—a standard for differentiating cloud computing sheep from…
  • Apr 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/18/14
    In 1966, the cable TV industry warned that if it was brought within the scope of copyright law, it “could very well be forced out of existence to the great injury to the public interest, and with no corresponding benefit to…
  • Apr 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/11/14
    The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music — What makes this list particularly relevant is its recognition that innovative music companies include record labels, both major and independent. Can Private Photos be Used in…
Rank this Week: 164

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 261

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 2

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?
    The newsletter begins with a look at the ruling by the European Court of Justice on website blocking. In a case referred by the Austrian Supreme Court, the ECJ said an ISP can be required to block subscriber access to websites that infringe…
  • Mar 19

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?

    What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?
    We begin this issue with a look at the IFPI’s annual report on the state of the digital-music industry. According to the global recorded-music association, total income from recorded music slipped 3.9% in 2013, to US$15 billion, from…
  • Mar 5

    Music & Copyright is 500 today

    Music & Copyright is 500 today
    Today is a big day for all of us at Music & Copyright as we have just published our 500th issue. When the first issue was put together back in September 1992, little did we think that Music & Copyright would still be as popular with…
Rank this Week: 327

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
  • Apr 23

    'The Conjuring' Keeps Spooking Up New Lawsuit

    'The Conjuring' Keeps Spooking Up New Lawsuit
    The latest by Evergreen Media Group against Warner Bros. discusses how in-development sequels to last year's hit film are allegedly violating rights on a 1980 book.read more
  • Apr 22

    Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled

    Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled
    A judge grants Gawker's motion to dismiss the lawsuit over the leaked "Hateful Eight" script because the director "failed to adequately plead facts establishing direct infringement" by people who clicked on the link.read more
  • Apr 22

    Fox Demands Judge Reject 'New Girl' Theft Lawsuit

    Fox Demands Judge Reject 'New Girl' Theft Lawsuit
    In response to a lawsuit that asks for an injunction over an allegedly stolen pilot proposal, the defendants say that the two works aren't substantially similar.read more
Rank this Week: 358

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: 534

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: 701

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
  • Apr 17

    Beware of Easy Solution

    Beware of Easy Solution
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. A conductor we manage has been invited to conduct one of the orchestras of a University in the United States later this year. He has worked there once before when he conducted performances when he had a J-1…
  • Apr 2

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?

    Does Background Music Require A Dramatic License?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I have written a one-man show. Do I need to get a dramatic licenses for background music? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s review: In order for…
  • Mar 26

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?

    Does An Artist Need An Original Visa Approval Notice?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Does a conductor who has been approved for an O-1 visa need to bring the original approval notice to the consulate or will a color scan of the original work? We have been…
Rank this Week: 728

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

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

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 881

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Feb 24

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement

    Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement
    Kind, LLC thinks new product packaging from competitor Cliff Bar & Company is an infringement on the KIND brand trade dress shown above. Currently Cliff Bar & Company packages their MOJO bar with a half-moon transparent opening. The…
Rank this Week: 914

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: 925

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/
  • Mar 31

    It’s Time To Change Your Password—YES YOU!

    It’s Time To Change Your Password—YES YOU!
    It’s a good idea to check your spam/junk email folder periodically. I usually do it once a day. Most of the time the messages in my junk folder are just that—junk. But occasionally, something important winds up in the spam folder.…
  • Jan 22

    Privacy Legislation is a Priority for Congress in 2014

    Privacy Legislation is a Priority for Congress in 2014
    In the wake of the recent Target stores and Neiman Marcus data breaches (plus three other well-known retailers, according to this Reuters report) Congress has 20 privacy bills in the works this year, aimed at consumer privacy…
  • Dec 26

    What Does Your Browser History Say About Your Parenting?

    What Does Your Browser History Say About Your Parenting?
    Most people think about browser history in the context of hiding from your spouse/significant other the fact that you sometimes look at online porn (not that I would know from personal experience), or, perhaps, not letting your kid know that…
Rank this Week: 1088

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: 1463

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

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

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 15

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)
    Next week’s Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General’s office and the…
  • Jul 15

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)
    The penalties could be severe – but Rivers may have some unexpected defenses. With the WGA East sending Joan Rivers off to a trial board for alleged violations related to Fashion Police, the star will be facing what’s likely to be…
Rank this Week: 1816

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?

    Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?
    Much of the independent video game world is up in arms regarding the recent news that large UK game developer King.com has “trademarked” the word CANDY.  Many see this as an attempt by a Wonka-esque behemoth to grab control…
Rank this Week: 1668

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: 1766

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1706

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: 1809

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird
    Popular author L.J. Smith of the Vampire Diaries series was terminated by her publisher and replaced with a ghostwriter. Some fans are content to continue reading the now ghostwritten series. Other fans are buycotting. What did L.J.…
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam
    Irresistable mash-up by “the Bosses” for the Gov, delighting both my ”Jersey Girl” and copyright lawyer personalities.
  • Dec 29

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.
    Jeffrey Gonano of Wexford in western Pennsylvania won the lottery for the 1914 Picasso painting L’Homme au Gibus (Man in the Opera Hat).  Mr. Gonano had purchased one of the 50,000 lottery tickets that had been sold for…
Rank this Week: 2187

BizTechLaw Blog

BizTechLaw Blog

By Wahab & Medenica LLC.

http://wrlawfirm.com/BlogWP/
  • 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…
  • Jan 8

    Breakdown and Basics of a Non-Disclosure Agreement

    Breakdown and Basics of a Non-Disclosure Agreement
    By: Kaiser Wahab Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”) lend security to the dissemination and use of sensitive information between parties, critical during the development of a product or when sharing and disseminating research, data,…
  • Dec 18

    Compliance for Developers of Medical Applications and Software under HIPAA and Other Regulation

    Compliance for Developers of Medical Applications and Software under HIPAA and Other Regulation
    By: Kaiser Wahab and Susanna Guffey Information and data supplied by patients via smartphones and the Internet are poised to drastically lower costs associated with medical care and make it easier for doctors to treat patients, even remotely.…
Rank this Week: 2341

Sports in the Courts Blog

Sports in the Courts Blog

Covers sports law. By Callahan & Fusco LLC.

http://www.sportsinthecourtsblog.com
  • Apr 15

    Not Every Lesson Has To Be Learned The Hard Way, Mr. Kaepernick

    Not Every Lesson Has To Be Learned The Hard Way, Mr. Kaepernick
    Well, here we go again.  A star athlete, an unknown female, allegations of alcohol and drug use, a potential sexual assault and the resulting police investigation.  However, this time there are denials of  any wrongdoing by the…
  • Apr 7

    What Happened to the Captains of ARod’s Legal Ship?

    What Happened to the Captains of ARod’s Legal Ship?
    So now a Florida federal grand jury may be investigating whether suspended Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, impeded a criminal investigation into his use of  illegal performance enhancing drugs as reported by The New York Daily News. To its…
  • Mar 30

    The NCAA Should Be Impressed by these Northwestern “Student-Athlete-Employees”

    The NCAA Should Be Impressed by these Northwestern “Student-Athlete-Employees”
    What if there really are “student-athletes” at the NCAA Division 1 level?  No, really, if it was true? In what’s been called a “stunning” and “shocking” outcome, the college football players…
Rank this Week: 2304

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: 2120

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: 2241

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: 2379

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
  • Apr 23

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 049 – Aereo at the Supreme Court, Rights of Publicity, and more…

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 049 – Aereo at the Supreme Court, Rights of Publicity, and more…
      Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your  matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure,…
  • Mar 21

    Episode 48 – Google wins some, loses some, and more.

    Episode 48 – Google wins some, loses some, and more.
      Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your  matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure,…
  • Mar 14

    How to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch?

    How to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch?
    In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about how to protect a concept for a film when making an oral pitch. http://youtu.be/94dcNiTrdN8 I'm Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer…
Rank this Week: 2655

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 30

    Northwestern University Football Players Can Unionize

    Northwestern University Football Players Can Unionize
    Read the National Labor Relations Board decision here. Read an analysis of the decision, and its impact on the future of college sports here.
Rank this Week: 2574

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 13

    Watch J. Paye speak on the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Advance Screening Panel

    Watch J. Paye speak on the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Advance Screening Panel
    As a fellow African and lawyer, I was honored to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela by speaking on a panel at an Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom advance screening, which was held on the night of his passing. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Advance…
Rank this Week: 2800

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: 2695

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: 2536

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: 2651

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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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/
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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…
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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 23

    Chanels on Canal…What Counterfeiting Really Mean

    Chanels on Canal…What Counterfeiting Really Mean
    Imagine purchasing a rare, vintage Rolex watch, universally coveted and haughtily worthy of its lavish price tag-a cool $8,000, no less.  Suddenly, the tick is no longer tock-ing and naturally, […]
  • Apr 17

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration
    A legal battle may be brewing between media conglomerate Disney and electronic music producer and performer Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name, deadmau5 (pronounced: deadmouse). On March 28, […]
  • Mar 18

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit
    Copyright infringement cases involving jewelry designs have been springing up quite a lot recently: fast fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 have been accused of knocking off designs, and famous […]
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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
  • 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…
  • Mar 27

    Russia may be considering making Crimea "casino zone"

    Russia may be considering making Crimea "casino zone"
    by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime Russian officials are apparently considering making Crimea a regulated gambling zone in order to generate investment in the area…
  • Mar 16

    The violent ways gambling debts from Macau are collected in Hong Kong

    The violent ways gambling debts from Macau are collected in Hong Kong
    Law Commission notes violent methods of ...
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Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    GoldieBlox Settles Suit With the Beastie Boy

    GoldieBlox Settles Suit With the Beastie Boy
    GoldieBlox has settled the suit it commenced (!) against the Beastie Boys regarding use of their song, “Girl”, in its advertising campaign. You’ll recall that GoldieBlox, a toy maker seeking to break down stereotypical…
  • Mar 3

    Harvard Law Prof Settles Suit Over Wrongful Takedown Notice

    Harvard Law Prof Settles Suit Over Wrongful Takedown Notice
    Lawrence Lessig is a noted Harvard Law professor but is perhaps better known for his work as a co-founder of Creative Commons, the non-profit org that’s devoted to expanding the range of creative works that can be shared and legally…
  • Feb 22

    The Thin Line Between Copyright Protection and Fair Use

    The Thin Line Between Copyright Protection and Fair Use
    The judicial trend is undeniable, as the scope of the fair use doctrine has been expanded to a point where the exception has almost devoured the rule.  Last year in Cariou v. Prince, the Second Circuit found that Richard Prince had…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 3

    Podcast: The Beastie Boys v Goldie Blox

    Podcast: The Beastie Boys v Goldie Blox
    Podcast: The Beastie Boys v Goldie Blox This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and Podcast Managing Editor Ben Shaw present a special end-of-year podcast discussion…
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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…
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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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One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

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

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 17

    Day 34 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Without Harsh Words, in Silence

    Day 34 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Without Harsh Words, in Silence
    A friend of mine just recently returned from a silent retreat and, though down the road a bit, I’ve determined that I shall imitate him on my birthday this upcoming August and have it be a completely quiet day in my life… 34…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk
    As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013: Three cardiologists, including one in…
  • Apr 17

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum would like to recognize and congratulate partners Wendy Bryant Becker and Jennifer J. Cave on their recent election to the Fayette County Bar Association Board of…
  • Apr 15

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful
    In the recent case Hills and Dales General Hospital and Danielle Corlis, 360 HLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer’s policy prohibiting “negative comments” and…
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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/
  • Apr 10

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)
    it ain’t just music, it’s a piece of art, it’s a capture of time….music chronicles time, and this is a chronicle of our time….Art is art, but at the same time generations’ tastes are changing- RZA (April…
  • Feb 27

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era
    A new music trend can spark a pop culture movement or at least entertain us with shock value. On the business and legal side, a new trend can alter the way in which the entire music industry operates. The latest music business trend is no…
  • Feb 17

    The Great Royalty Debate

    The Great Royalty Debate
    ASCAP. BMI. Pandora. SiruisXM. SoundExchange. Five parties. Three lawsuits. One issue: royalties. While artists, labels, and music services continue to explore ways to maintain healthy revenue streams within the music industry, recent music…
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DealFatigue

DealFatigue

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

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • 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.
  • 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…
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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: 4120

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: 4189