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Few comic book characters or superheroes are as well-known or well-loved as Superman. At least nine different films, from as far back as 1948 and as recently as 2013, boast Superman as their main character — and that does not even include television. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Superman “brand” is a [...]Continue Reading →
On March 11, 2011 By Kathryn Brown March 10, 2011
One would have to be living under a rock to have missed the drama that has unfolded in recent weeks between Charlie Sheen and his former employer Warner Brothers — the studio that produces the CBS show “Two and a Half Men.” Following Sheen’s rash of media exploits — from his interviews with [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.
Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.
EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
Second Circuit rules pure music download not a “public performance” under copyright law in U.S. v. ASCAP.
New anti-piracy legislation seeks to get Google on board to stop websites that promote copyright infringement.
Death of student, Tyler Clementi, raises new issues for technology on college campuses.
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In February 2009, Johnson sued three entertainment companies associated with the show’s production — Rysher Entertainment, 2929 Entertainment, and Qualia Captial — in Los Angeles County Superior [...]Continue Reading →
If you are a political junkie, work the night shift, or otherwise found the time to watch last week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, you were treated to a proceeding that had it all: political grandstanding, talking points, comedy, and very little substantive discussion of actual legal issues. What was not missing, however, [...]Continue Reading →
Disney’s Baby Einstein, the wildly popular brand of DVDs, CDs, and toys designed for infants, has been making headlines with its new refund program for DVDs purchased between June 5, 2004 and September 4, 2009. Protesters of Baby Einstein see this as Disney’s admission that the DVDs do not, in fact, make your [...]Continue Reading →
On June 30, 2009 By JETLaw January 26, 2014
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Cable News Network, Inc. v. CSC Holdings, Inc. Plaintiffs, including major networks such as NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney and Paramount, appealed from a Second Circuit decision overturning an injunction against Cablevision’s proposed “remote-storage DVR,” which allows [...]Continue Reading →
On May 21, 2009 By JETLaw May 21, 2009
It is a new chapter in the tumultuous history of the NFL Network. Cable provider Comcast Corp. and the NFL finally reached an agreement this week, but it may not be an ultimate resolution to their long dispute over the NFL Network. The conflict between the two parties began when Comcast [...]Continue Reading →
Fast-forwarding through commercials may very soon become easier, cheaper and more widespread following a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in favor of cable-provider Cablevision, reversing an earlier district court decision. The lower court had granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs (content providers such as Twentieth [...]Continue Reading →
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