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Revolution or Ruse: Wu-Tang Clan’s 88-Year Hold on the Commercial Release of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
On March 26, 2015 By Katherine Dutcher March 26, 2015
The Wu-Tang Clan’s latest—and perhaps last—collective musical endeavor has been six years in the making, will be sold exclusively to one (very wealthy) buyer, and will only be released commercially after 88 years. Anyone reading this now will likely never see that day. Why such extremes? “Art is extreme,” group leader RZA says. “For [...]Continue Reading →
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Viacom agrees to pay $1.75 million for class action copyright suit related to BET’s failure to obtain proper “sync” licenses for its programs.
Mobile Resource Card, a financial services company, is suing the Kardashian sisters for walking away from a deal for prepaid celebrity-endorsed debit cards, [...]Continue Reading →
On June 30, 2010 By Kevin Lumpkin July 24, 2010
We all remember Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the first person to ever respond to an RIAA file-sharing lawsuit by going to trial, rather than settling for a few thousand dollars (as the vast majority of individuals sued by the RIAA typically do.) Well, the litigation continues, and the RIAA’s initial award of $1.92 [...]Continue Reading →
On February 10, 2009 By JETLaw February 10, 2009
On Sunday, February 1, 2009, Michael Phelps admitted to “regrettable” behavior concerning the release of photos that showed the Olympian apparently smoking marijuana. These photos were released by the British tabloid News of the World and came from a cellphone video that was allegedly taken at a November 2008 party at the University [...]Continue Reading →
Lawsuits as Publicity: What Can Other Companies Learn from American Apparel's Approach to Litigation?
On April 9, 2008 By JETLaw April 9, 2008
American Apparel, the increasingly omnipresent clothing company based out of Los Angeles, can’t seem to keep itself out of the courthouse. Its newest legal challenge is a lawsuit filed by legendary filmmaker Woody Allen, who is claiming that American Apparel used his image on billboards and in Internet advertising without his [...]Continue Reading →
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