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Blog Profile / Hollywood, Esq.

Filed Under:Industries / Law
Posts on Regator:2285
Posts / Week:14.5
Archived Since:April 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Actors Union Introduces Voluntary Regulation of Talent Managers

The new SAG-AFTRA Code of Ethics and Conduct is voluntary and marks a step into new territory for the union; it’s opposed by two associations of personal managers, including one that helped draft it. read more

U.S. Government Supporting TV Broadcasters in Aereo Fight at Supreme Court

The executive and legislative branches rally behind the TV broadcasters in their big copyright dispute. read more

FCC Fines TV Companies $1.9 Million for Messing With Emergency Alert System

Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN are in regulatory trouble for airing a trailer for "Olympus Has Fallen" with a particularly distinctive screeching noise. read more

Hollywood Docket: FilmOn Denied; 'Mob Wives' Lawsuit; Lawrence Lessig Settles

Alki David's company won't get time during the Supreme Court's Aereo hearing in April. read more

Hollywood Experts Divided on Implications of 'Muslims' Ruling

Some agree with the decision, others don’t; most doubt an increase in litigation, but several experts are concerned; and one has advice for transactional lawyers. read more

Steely Dan Sued By Former Singer Over Digital Royalties

David Palmer says that his former bandmates concealed money from sources Sirius XM and Pandora. read more

SeaWorld Demands Probe of Investigator's 'Blackfish' Ties

After being featured in an unflattering documentary, SeaWorld now says it has evidence tying a government investigator to a leak of company trade secrets. read more

Google Warns 'Muslims' Ruling Will Create Hollywood Chaos

According to Google, the ruling "opens the door to an extra in even Gone With the Wind contacting Netflix and demanding that it purge every copy of the film from its inventory." read more

Judge Narrows Lawsuit Over 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'

The Kardashian sisters' ex-stepmom alleges she was defamed in the E! series. read more

Spotify Settles Ministry of Sound's Lawsuit Over User Playlists

MoS, a dance label, was suing over the fact that the streaming website allows users to create playlists that mimic its compilation albums. read more

MPAA Document Appears to Bolster Case Against VFX Subsidies (Analysis)

The filing in a non-entertainment trade case has ramifications for an effort to end foreign subsidies that benefit the major studios. read more

Secret 'Innocence of Muslims' Order Caused Google to Go Ballistic

The search giant had advance warning of what was coming and made an emergency motion slamming an appeals court for doing something it says was "stunning." read more

Major League Baseball Says Antitrust Exemption Bars Challenge to Its TV Deals

The sports league joins Comcast and DirecTV in demanding an end to a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to keep out-of-market games priced high and in-market games off of the Internet. read more

'Innocence of Muslims' Actress Scores Huge Victory at Appeals Court

Google now facing liability for refusing to take down the controversial anti-Islamic film off of YouTube. read more

Lisa Kudrow Owes Ex-Manager $1.6 Million, Jury Rules

Scott Howard claimed post-termination commissions. read more

Judge Gives Warner Bros. a Victory in 'Trouble With the Curve' Lawsuit

UPDATED: The studio prevails by showing the judge that the plaintiff's script isn't very similar to its 2012 movie. read more

Terrence Malick Has Nine Months to Pay His Movie Investors (Exclusive)

The director's Sycamore Pictures and financiers behind "Voyage of Time" reach a deal to put an end to a lawsuit and countersuit. read more

'Die Hard' Director John McTiernan Released From Prison

After nearly ten months in a federal prison camp after being convicted of lying to the FBI, the director of "Predator" and "Hunt For Red October" is filing a complaint with the Justice Department in an effort to clear his name. read more

Disney Beats Writer's Claim of Stealing 'Mr. Young'

The dispute was heard at the U.S. International Trade Commission, investigating whether Disney had unfairly imported a Canadian TV show. read more

Paramount Grounds 'Top Gun' Tweeter

The maverick user, who posted one frame at a time starting last week, is suspended from the social media platform after the film studio objects. read more

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