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Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.
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After decades of litigation, legal battle over Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window ignites with new fervor.
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Film companies threaten copyright infringement lawsuits against PETA over the animal rights group’s repeated unauthorized use of film clips in their advertising campaigns.
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The red Netflix movie envelope has become a well-known sight, with fifteen million customers recently joining the service to receive DVDs in the mail or view films through online streaming. The convenience and simplicity of Netflix’s service has even contributed to the collapse of some of its competitors, with former market leader, Blockbuster, declaring bankruptcy [...]Continue Reading →
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Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping scandal.
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Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.
House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.
70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.
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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment terminates representation contract with long-time client Mel Gibson over the actor’s recent behavior.
Documentary filmmaker turns legal spy for Texas law firm in Nicaraguan pesticide exposure case.
Food Channel Network sues Australia’s Television Food Network for trademark infringement.
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TV personality and chef, Rachael Ray, recently snagged a victory in an ICANN domain name dispute before a three-person panel administered by the National Arbitration Forum. For those of you for whom “cooking dinner” means fetching a bowl of cereal or nuking a lean cuisine, Ms. Ray is the star [...]Continue Reading →
Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.
Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.
Supreme Court decides patent door should stay open for those creating new business methods.
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