The U.S. government still wants to get its hands on Edward Snowden, the former CIA officer who has detailed the extent to which the NSA spies on citizens. Here's a timely question: Would the federal government ever do anything about Citizenfour, the Oscar-contending documentary that features Snowden?
On Friday, Google filed papers in Mississippi federal court demanding that Jim Hood, the state attorney general, be restrained from an investigation that targets how the web giant facilitates the distribution of infringing content and goods.
The Washington Redskins are having a losing season in National Football League play but on Thursday the team and its owner, Daniel Snyder, won a victory from the Federal Communications Commission against those who claim the nickname of the team is offensive, indecent and profane, and that Snyder is not fit to hold a broadcast license.
Just because (a) the U.S. Supreme Court gave TV broadcasters a big victory against Aereo, (b) a federal judge issued an injunction and (c) Aereo declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, that doesn't mean the brawl is quite over. Far from it.
The latest development is an objection from CBS, NBC, Fox and other broadcasters to the way that Aereo plans on auctioning off its assets, including the technology that spurred a high-profile case over the performance of copyrighted programming on digital devices.
Here are some things, according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, that one can say on television without getting into trouble: "I challenge anybody to show me — I’ll pay them a million dollars if they can do it."; "I'll eat my hat if … "; "I'll be a monkey's uncle if … "
It's officially a class-action parade as yet another complaint — the third this week after others filed on Monday and Tuesday — has been filed against Sony for not doing more to protect employee information such as Social Security numbers, account routing information and medical records from being exposed in the hacking breach.
On the defensive after being accused of unfairly selling access to a website that contains "breakdowns" of TV and movie scripts, Frank Moran, Louise Yanofsky and Steven Rubin are heaping scorn on the position that breakdowns amount to trade secrets or constitute proprietary information.
As Sony Pictures confronts new threats from hackers who have exposed corporate secrets, it must also contend with proposed class action lawsuits that blame the company for not doing more to stop or at least mitigate the damage. Already sued once on Monday, Sony is now facing a second lawsuit brought by production managers on some of its most high-profile films including Jerry Maguire, Spider-Man and The Green Hornet.
NBCUniversal has gotten preliminary approval from a judge overseeing a class action brought by former interns. On Monday, U.S. magistrate judge Ronald Ellis signed off on the $6.4 million deal that was filed in October.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has lined up a new lawsuit, painting the picture of a cinematographer's heir who ignored bylaws by selling a statuette on eBay.
The statuette was awarded in 1953 to Robert Surtees for excellence in black-and-white cinematography for the film The Bad and the Beautiful, which starred Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. More than 60 years later, the Film Academy is in court after Carol Surtees allegedly auctioned the statuette for $40,500.