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OCT
20
8 HRS

Producers Allowed to Sue Actress for Refusing to Film Nude Sex Scene

Producers Allowed to Sue Actress for Refusing to Film Nude Sex Scene

The production company behind Cinemax's Femme Fatales has been given the green light by a California judge to go forward with its countersuit against Anne Greene for allegedly breaching the "Nudity Rider" of her contract by refusing to film nude sex scenes.

Greene, whose credits include Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, sued first, alleging in a complaint against Time Warner, HBO, Cinemax and production company True Crime that she was bullied, sexually harassed and placed in a dangerous work environment.

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OCT
20
10 HRS

BBC Sues Over 'Dancing With the Stars' Twist

BBC Sues Over 'Dancing With the Stars' Twist

British Broadcasting Company has decided that it's time for a courtroom tango, filing a complaint on Friday in California federal court against a company that allegedly has infringed rights to its popular Dancing With the Stars program and induced many of its dancers to breach contract.

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OCT
17
3 DAYS

Robert Rodriguez Lawsuit Claims Investors Withheld $7.7M for 'Sin City 2,' 'Machete Kills' (Exclusive)

Robert Rodriguez Lawsuit Claims Investors Withheld $7.7M for 'Sin City 2,' 'Machete Kills' (Exclusive)

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and others filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday against several companies and individuals who it charges committed a breach of contract and fraud by not paying money owed for the production of the movies Sin City 2 and Machete Kills.

Read the complaint here.

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OCT
17
3 DAYS

Judge Rejects "Ambiguous" Lawsuit Alleging Fox's 'New Girl' Was Stolen

Judge Rejects "Ambiguous" Lawsuit Alleging Fox's 'New Girl' Was Stolen

A judge has ruled that two writers must go back to Square One if they wish to re-file claims that Fox's New Girl is a copyright infringement of their own work.

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OCT
17
3 DAYS

Universal Music Might Be Eyeing Lawsuit Against American Airlines

Universal Music Might Be Eyeing Lawsuit Against American Airlines

American Airlines is buckling up to defend a copyright lawsuit that could come as soon as next month from Universal Music Group. On Friday, attorneys for the airline told a Texas judge that it anticipates being a defendant when a "standstill agreement" with the record giant expires on November 10. The latest court documents signal a possible coordinated attack by the music industry to gain more income from the largest airline carriers in the country.

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OCT
17
3 DAYS

'Dating Naked' Producers Tell Judge They Have Right to Show "Unfettered Nudity" (Exclusive)

'Dating Naked' Producers Tell Judge They Have Right to Show "Unfettered Nudity" (Exclusive)

When Jessie Nizewitz filed a $10 million lawsuit in late August against Viacom and producers of VH1's Dating Naked for allegedly violating her privacy by failing to "blur out her vagina and anus," one might have assumed that the producers would rush to move the dispute into private arbitration. But the defendants have gone the extra step by waiving before a judge three releases signed by Nizewitz that allegedly give the producers the right to show Nizewitz' birthday suit.

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OCT
17
3 DAYS

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin is stuck in Pennsylvania at the moment, forced to confront claims the band stole its biggest hit "Stairway to Heaven" from Randy Craig Wolfe, founding member of the band Spirit.

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OCT
17
3 DAYS

Google Touts Anti-Piracy Efforts in New Report

Google Touts Anti-Piracy Efforts in New Report

On Friday, Google released its second annual report on efforts the web giant is making on the piracy front.

The report can be read below, and while we'll let others judge the success of programs like the ContentID program for YouTube, we'll take a moment to highlight page 18 — "Using Copyright Notices in Ranking."

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OCT
16
4 DAYS

Inside Kesha and Dr. Luke's Dueling Lawsuits

Inside Kesha and Dr. Luke's Dueling Lawsuits

Rape, verbal and physical abuse, indentured servitude and mental torment were but a few of the allegations put forth in a lawsuit filed by pop singer Kesha against hit songwriter-producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) on Oct. 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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OCT
16
4 DAYS

Rudy Giuliani Calls Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' Lawsuit "Outrageous Offense to the First Amendment"

Rudy Giuliani Calls Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' Lawsuit  "Outrageous Offense to the First Amendment"

It's former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani versus former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega in the latter's lawsuit alleging that video game developer Activision Blizzard violates his name and likeness in its best-selling game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Giuliani, now a named partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, is defending the game publisher, and to hear him tell it, the former dictator's claims are an "outrageous offense to the First Amendment."

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OCT
16
4 DAYS

NBCU Settling Lawsuit With Former MSNBC and 'Saturday Night Live' Interns

NBCU Settling Lawsuit With Former MSNBC and 'Saturday Night Live' Interns

As some companies like Fox and Lionsgate fight the issue of whether unpaid internships violate labor laws in court, at least one giant media company appears to putting the litigation to bed.

According to a letter that was filed by a lawyer representing former NBCUniversal interns, the parties will soon be submitting a motion for preliminary approval of the parties’ settlement.

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OCT
15
5 DAYS

SiriusXM Dealt New Blow in RIAA's Lawsuit Over Older Music

SiriusXM Dealt New Blow in RIAA's Lawsuit Over Older Music

It's getting worse for SiriusXM in the ongoing strife over pre-1972 music.

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OCT
15
5 DAYS

Judge Is Skeptical About Aereo's New Bid for Survival

Judge Is Skeptical About Aereo's New Bid for Survival

On Wednesday, New York federal judge Alison Nathan considered a preliminary injunction against Aereo, the controversial tech service that upon launching in the spring of 2012, promised to pry open the delivery of television signals so that customers could access the major networks on digital devices.

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OCT
15
5 DAYS

'Birdman' Company's Former CEO Declares War With $55 Million Lawsuit

'Birdman' Company's Former CEO Declares War With $55 Million Lawsuit

The former CEO of the company behind Oscar contender Birdman has sued his former employer for $55 million in an escalating legal war.

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