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A federal judge certified a class action lawsuit against MTV and its parent company Viacom on Friday for allegedly violating labor laws in its treatment of interns.

Casey O’Jeda claims that MTV underpaid himself and other interns in violation of federal labor laws. The complaint alleges that interns [...]

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MTV’s Skins: Underage and Overexposed

On February 1, 2011 By Megan DeLockery

The world of television teen dramas has historically been populated by actors far past their high school years. Who could forget Luke Perry’s receding hairline while playing a sixteen-year-old on the original Beverly Hills, 90210? New shows like the 90210 remake and Glee have continued the tradition and feature a thirty-one-year-old and a [...]

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When TV Becomes Reality

On January 28, 2011 By Susan Reilly

The “reality” of so-called reality shows has long been a topic of hot debate — and it’s pretty clear that at least some altercations and dramatic encounters are done (at least in part) for the cameras. MTV is host to two of the most popular “reality TV” series on the air: Jersey Shore and Teen Mom. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 24, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

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 has on recording [...]

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Injunction Attempt Less Effective than a Punch from Ronnie

On February 24, 2010 By JETLaw

Physical altercations were regular occurrences on MTV’s Jersey Shore, a reality television show that followed a group of eight young people sharing a beach house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. On February 22, 2010, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Joseph L. Foster denied an injunction of the scheduled February 23 DVD release of the first [...]

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Jersey Shore Isn't Getting Any Fist Pumps from the NIAF

On February 5, 2010 By JETLaw

Just hours after MTV announced that the cast of its hit show Jersey Shore will be returning for a second season, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) issued a press release, expressing “continued concerns” about the show. Although the NIAF praised MTV for discontinuing the use of [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Judge reduces jury verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset by 97%.

Pope encourages use of new media.

Severance packages, the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog: Final week of The Tonight Show raises interesting contract and intellectual property issues.

Actress [...]

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The NBA on TNT recently introduced a series of new commercials for the 2009-10 NBA season. The commercials star Rainn Wilson, famous for his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, alongside NBA stars Gilbert Arenas, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, and Derrick Rose. In the commercials, Arenas, Williams, Howard, and Rose, [...]

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Corporate radio and mainstream record labels have long enjoyed a seemingly symbiotic relationship that serves their mutual interests in the music industry–making money. Labels provide stations nationwide with the records of up-and-coming artists, and radio stations turn those artists, like Britney Spears and John Mayer, into mega-stars–or so they say. With the demise of Continue Reading

"Kanye West Hates Talented People"

On September 17, 2009 By Sean Wlodarczyk

While the techie side of our journal’s mission receives lots of attention here on the JETLaw Blog, we do sometimes crawl out of our 1970s dorm-style basement office long enough to watch some television and refill on Cheetos and clean socks. Hence, not even I was immune to noticing this week’s MTV Video Music Awards [...]

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