Blog Profile / Hollywood, Esq.

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Archived Since:April 7, 2011

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Two Men Inspired By 'Throw Momma from the Train' Fail To Get Away With Murder

Timothy Roy Bozza suggested to Coy Cotham that they do a “crisscross” killing for each other. Here's what happened next. read more

Marvin Gaye Family Seeks 'Blurred Lines' Appeal, Warns of "Devastating Consequences" of Key Ruling (Exclusive)

In an bid to delay the trial, the judge is told his interpretation of the law would "essentially legalize wholesale copyright infringement" of Beatles songs, plus disadvantage those who can't read music. read more

Warner Bros. Sued for Distributing 'Laws of Attraction' Without License

German production companies say the movie giant didn't live up to its obligations under a 2013 settlement deal. read more

Appeals Court: News Orgs Don't Have to Remove Stories When Criminal Records Are Expunged

A woman sued media organizations for libel, but there's no "right to be forgotten" in the United States. read more

Film Academy Blasts GoDaddy for Revealing Settlement Offers in Cybersquatting Lawsuit

Who is going to pay the tab for a long-running case that could result in GoDaddy being ordered to implement filters to catch trademarks like "The Oscars"? read more

Marvin Gaye's Family Doubts "Fair Trial" In 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

A judge rules out use of a sound recording of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" at a trial next month. read more

Music Licensing Co. Wants Final Approval on $58.5 Million Settlement With TV Stations

The cost of syndicating shows like "House" will get a little cheaper. read more

Hollywood Legal Hires: Top Attorney Publishes Historical Romance Novel

Entertainment law hires and other news, including Bert Fields’ first novel under his own name. read more

'12 Years a Slave' Draws Copyright Lawsuit Over Hans Zimmer Soundtrack

Composer Richard Friedman demands an injunction over the Oscar-winning film. read more

'American Idol' Winner Files Bold Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts (Exclusive)

Phillip Phillips says he's been "manipulated" and in a move with huge implications, he is seeking to void his recording, management and merchandising deals with 19 Entertainment. read more

Blackberry Wants to Force Netflix to Develop App Through Net Neutrality Rules

CEO John Chen's proposal sparks ridicule, including one person who compares it to forcing Disney to release "Frozen" on Laser Disc. read more

Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music

The lawsuits have the potential of wiping out much older music from the Internet read more

Lionsgate Reaches Across the Globe to Punish 'Expendables 3' Leak

Company attorneys are trying to give notice of a copyright lawsuit to defendants living far, far away. read more

Rihanna's Win Against Topshop Affirmed By UK Appeals Court

The singer prevails in showing the retailer passed off her endorsement of a jersey. read more

Richard Pryor's Widow Sues Over "Swag" T-Shirt

Jennifer Lee Pryor doesn't find an online vendor's design so funny. read more

Jeff Dunham's New Wife Sues Old Wife in Bizarre Cyberpiracy Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Paige Dunham is said to have registered before Audrey took the name in marriage. read more

Viacom Beats Privacy Lawsuit Targeting Disclosures of Kids' Video Viewing History

The judge rejects the $5 million claim against Viacom and Google, finding the ways in which supposedly identifies its users to third parties to be speculative. read more

Here's the Ruling in Fox's Lawsuit Over Dish Network's Time and Place Shifting Technology

The 63-page ruling largely favors Dish on the copyright front, Fox on the contract side. read more

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