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The Copyright War Rages On

On May 29, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

Last week, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Paula Petrella could sue MGM for copyright infringement–more than 30 years after Raging Bull hit the cinema and won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Robert De Niro).  Petrella’s father collaborated with boxer Jake LaMotta on two screenplays and a book that was [...]

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Bieber Fans Turned Felons?

On February 22, 2011 By Lauren Jacques

Could hoards of teenage girls suffering from “Bieber Fever” soon be felons? Last week, heart-throb Justin Bieber’s new flick, “Never Say Never,” climbed to an impressive #2 at the box office, furthering the star’s climb to the pop culture stratosphere. At an Orlando, Florida premier of the movie, however, things were not all rainbows [...]

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“The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” With this phrase — taken from a monologue rivaled only by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross — Michael Douglas immortalized his character from the 1987 film “Wall Street,” a soulless investment banker named Gordon Gekko. And, [...]

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Music business executives may have a rising ally in the war on illegal downloading:  the movie business. A lawsuit filed last Monday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. pits the movie business against those who engage in the unlawful file-sharing of films. Though the lawsuit is not the first of its [...]

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In April, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved the creation of markets for trading box office futures, essentially contracts investors can buy or sell based on individual films’ box office receipts. A typical contract would begin trading six months prior to the release of the film to which it pertained, [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 10, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

FCC gives Hollywood the green light to deactivate PCs and individual home theaters that show pirated movies.

9th Circuit will decide if First Sale Doctrine excuses eBay sales of record labels’ promotional CDs on eBay.

“Tell-All” generation rethinks privacy issues on Facebook as they enter [...]

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There are little inaccuracies in nearly every film we watch. In fact, some websites are dedicated solely to picking out these small, sometimes amusing mistakes. But what happens when we accept these inaccuracies as fact?

Science in film has always been a tricky business, and oftentimes it’s difficult for the masses to separate [...]

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