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By now, many of you young readers have heard about the incident at the University of Tennessee where a member of the University’s Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) chapter was accused of “butt-chugging.” And for those of you who don’t know, you probably already have a suspicion of what this is. If you’re squeamish, you may [...]Continue Reading →
Bernard Berrian has had a rough month.
In early October, the much-maligned NFL receiver was forced to apologize after telling a double-amputee Iraq war veteran (who also happened to be a state congressman) who criticized him on Twitter to “sit down n shut up!!” Recognizing a situation that was ripe for comedy, [...]Continue Reading →
If you’re a Caddyshack fan, you have to see the recent documentary on its making, Caddyshack: The Inside Story, on A&E. Through in-depth interviews with seemingly every member of the cast and crew, it reveals fascinating details from behind the scenes on the set. For example, in the original script, Bill Murray’s [...]Continue Reading →
On March 9, 2011 By Donna Baldry
Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.
The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.
Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.
France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation [...]Continue Reading →
On February 15, 2011 By Jesse Bland
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is angry. No, not about the fact that the Redskins have a losing record under his ownership. No, not about the Donovan McNabb deal that went south. Not even about the Albert Haynesworth fiasco. What’s really got Snyder up in arms is a local [...]Continue Reading →
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Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.
Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.
IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy [...]Continue Reading →
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Estate of superstar Bette Davis sues Los Angeles clothing store for dress it claims violates the actress’s publicity rights.
Copyright issues still unresolved in the Barack Obama “HOPE” Image controversy.
RapidShare, named as a contributor to digital piracy by a MarkMonitor [...]Continue Reading →
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California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.
After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.
Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction [...]Continue Reading →