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The Broadway play, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has recently run into more than just technical difficulties and scathing reviews. The show, which has already cost producers more than sixty-five million, has also just racked up $12,600 in federal fines. The U.S. Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concluded its investigation into [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 18, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Film companies threaten copyright infringement lawsuits against PETA over the animal rights group’s repeated unauthorized use of film clips in their advertising campaigns.

British judge refuses to dismiss plagiarism lawsuit against J.K. Rowling, stating plaintiff claiming Rowling stole ideas for “Harry Potter” from obscure fantasy book [...]

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Scalping No Longer Sketchy

On May 25, 2010 By Anne Goodwyn

New York is one of the few states where ticket scalping is perfectly legal, or at least was legal until this month. As the state that boasts Broadway, Madison Square Garden, and 30 Rockefeller Plaza, among countless other entertainment venues, New York is the perfect laboratory for this controversial approach to ticket sales.

For many [...]

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Piven Successfully Pleads the Fish

On August 28, 2009 By Elizabeth Renieris

Jeremy Piven, the star of HBO’s popular Entourage series, has won his case against the producers of the Broadway show Speed-the-Plow, with a professional arbiter ruling that he did not breach his contract after becoming ill with mercury poisoning from his habit of eating too much fish.

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When President Obama recently visited Queen Elizabeth, he came bearing gifts, including an iPod loaded with Broadway songs. This seems harmless enough, but Fred von Lohmann at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has pointed out that the president may have unwittingly committed copyright infringement.

The problem has to do with the [...]

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