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 By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A new lawsuit from the American Federation of Musicians counts dozens of examples, from ‘Bridesmaids’ to ‘Argo,’ where music wasn’t totally original. ‘Tis the season for much discussion about the state of originality in Hollywood. In keeping with this theme, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter An important copyright dispute breeds strange bedfellows as a couple of TVEyes’ own customers decide to argue the limitations of fair use. How important is the bottom line for TV broadcasters? Apparently significant enough that at least two media companies are willing to imply they themselves have used a […]

Here’s what’s happening in entertainment law news. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter Two Japanese companies duel over who owns Ultraman outside his country of origin. YouTube is just the beginning of two Japanese companies’ fight over one of the country’s most iconic superheroes.In a complaint filed Tuesday in California federal court, UM Corporation accuses […]

Check out the latest in Entertainment law news. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter The Japanese rightsholders Toho want to stomp out the monster film ‘Colossal’ from Voltage Pictures. A film being shopped to buyers in Cannes is the source of a monster legal battle.The rights holders of the Godzilla franchise, Japanese company Toho, have […]

Make sure you keep your family in mind while starting your new business. By Carolyn M. Brown, Black Enterprise When you start a new business the entire family is affected and not always in a positive way. Becoming an entrepreneur can be emotionally draining and time consuming. It can turn into a very stressful situation […]

Check out the latest in entertainment law news. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A Chapter 7 trustee aims to recover a gigantic sum while Weinstein responds by saying that it already has lost tens of millions on Genius Products. On Thursday, a trustee for a bankrupt home video company filed a complaint against The […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A dispute with tens of millions of dollars at stake now moves to the deposition phase. For the third time in the past year, AMC has whiffed in an effort to compel the Creative Artists Agency to hand over its client deals […]

Here’s what’s happening in entertainment law. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter Ed Weinberger claims his former accountants led him to lose years of revenue. The co-creator of The Cosby Show, Taxi and other sitcoms will get to pursue his claims his former business managers failed to monitor years of revenue he should have received […]

Here’s what’s happening in entertainment law news. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A quarter century of legal mania over the famed singer takes an explosive turn. In a long, complicated fight over the music of Nina Simone, the legendary singer and songwriter who died in 2003, all hell has broken loose. Sony Music has […]

Here’s the latest in entertainment. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Film Allman asserts it was pushed into a settlement with Sarah Jones’ family, says that Randall Miller’s guilty plea doesn’t mean he’s guilty, and describes how it attempted to revive the rock & roll film. Two months after Midnight Rider director Randall Miller pled […]