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Hollywood Docket: Golden Globes Lawsuits Heat Up; Nu Image Sues 'Expendables' Pirates; New Antipiracy Bill

Law buzz this morning...

  • A federal judge is expected to issue a key ruling this week that will determine how the HFPA's dispute with Dick Clark Prods. over the Golden Globes proceeds. NBC is keeping a close watch on the legal battle, which could impact who has the right to telecast the Globes in 2012 and beyond. [THR]
  • The Obama administration is about to send Congress a proposal aimed at curbing digital piracy. Details about the new copyright laws are still not known, though it's expected to mirror the recommendations by IP enforcement czar Victoria Espinel. [CNET]
  • A follow up on our report about Nu Image signing up with the U.S. Copyright Group to begin suing pirates en masse. The lawsuit was filed on Friday against 6,500 individuals who allegedly pirated The Expendables. [Here's the complaint]
  • A judge yesterday granted TV stations access to film the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor next month, as long as it doesn't interfere with the proceedings. [THR]
  • The UK's Advertising Standard Authority says that on March 1, it will be expanding its jurisdiction into cyberspace, meaning that those who market products and services online in forums like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, better prepare for more regulatory scrutiny. [CAP]
  • A man who founded a TV network aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes was found guilty by a New York jury of beheading his wife. [CNN]