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It’s a question of such philosophical magnitude that only Kramer could have asked it: is there anything wrong with saying, “not that there’s anything wrong with that?”

According to Kenny Kramer, the inspiration for Seinfeld’s famous Cosmo Kramer, the answer is “yes.” So much so, that he launched a $1 million defamation [...]

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This past Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided Aereo’s fate in a much-anticipated opinion regarding the legality of capturing over-the-air television broadcasts and delivering them via the Internet.

Aereo, a New York based start-up company, provides consumers the ability to watch television programs as they are being broadcasted on Internet connected devices. Since [...]

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Shaken, not Stirred.

On April 11, 2014 By Sonal Patel

How do you like your martinis?  Well, we all know how our favorite secret agent who is always dressed sharp, always getting the ladies and always working for M, the female head of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), likes them.  Shaken, not stirred.  In fact, we can recognize James Bond simply by that saying.  But [...]

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In a case of first impression, the Tennessee Middle District Court recently confronted the issue of racial discrimination in reality television.  Plaintiffs Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson—two African American men who were denied the opportunity to be cast as The Bachelor in ABC’s reality-based dating show of the same name—filed [...]

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Who Owns Superman?

On January 28, 2014 By Emily Green

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

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 [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 4, 2010 By JETLaw

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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A Los Angeles County jury recently awarded Don Johnson $23.2 million in lost profits for his role in the 90′s television show “Nash Bridges.”

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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