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DEC
11
6 DAYS

TV Networks Say College Athlete Lawsuit Would Radically Disrupt Sports Broadcasts

TV Networks Say College Athlete Lawsuit Would Radically Disrupt Sports Broadcasts

In an effort to dismiss a proposed class action, ESPN, CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC have outlined what would happen if a Tennessee federal judge allows college athletes to assert publicity rights on sports broadcasts.

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DEC
10
1 week

FCC on Verge of Giving Online Video Providers a Key Ruling

FCC on Verge of Giving Online Video Providers a Key Ruling

With votes coming any day now, the Federal Communications Commission could be primed to begin a process that would give online video providers like FilmOn and Aereo access to some of the advantages enjoyed by cable and satellite TV services.

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DEC
10
1 week

The Legal Battle Behind Bond's Blofeld

The Legal Battle Behind Bond's Blofeld

This story first appeared in the Dec. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

You can't keep a supervillain down. After a 40-year hiatus, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the evil genius who battled James Bond through the 1960s and '70s, finally will return to the screen — maybe.

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DEC
10
1 week

Appeals Court Will Hear About Hollywood Ageism and Dead Lawyers

Appeals Court Will Hear About Hollywood Ageism and Dead Lawyers

Set your calendars: On February 6, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will stream oral arguments in the appeal of the actress who sued IMDb for revealing her age.

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DEC
10
1 week

Bill Cosby Faces Defamation Lawsuit From Alleged Sex Abuse Victim

Bill Cosby Faces Defamation Lawsuit From Alleged Sex Abuse Victim

Bill Cosby's biggest threat isn't the many women who are now coming forward to accuse him of sexual abuse from years ago. Instead, Bill Cosby's biggest danger is Bill Cosby.

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DEC
10
1 week

Sony Hack: Legal Risks for Years to Come

Sony Hack: Legal Risks for Years to Come

A version of this story first appeared in the Dec. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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DEC
9
1 week

Hollywood Docket: 'Luck' Horse Deaths Lawsuit Settled

Hollywood Docket: 'Luck' Horse Deaths Lawsuit Settled

Two and a half years after HBO canceled its horse-racing drama Luck in the wake of several horses’ deaths during production, the former American Humane Association employee who sued the organization over its supervision of the series has settled her case.

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DEC
9
1 week

Oh, Yes, Jay Z Has Lawsuit Over One-Syllable Sample Run Out of Town

Oh, Yes, Jay Z Has Lawsuit Over One-Syllable Sample Run Out of Town

When it comes to unlicensed samples, New York federal judge Lewis Kaplan has limits. On Monday, he dismissed TufAmerica's lawsuit claiming that Jay Z and his record companies violated copyright by sampling an "oh" on the song, "Run This Town," released on the album The Blueprint 3.

Yes, that's right. One syllable.

The plaintiff alleged that the "oh" came from an older sound recording entitled "Hook & Sling Part 1."

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DEC
8
1 week

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Netcode Deal

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Netcode Deal

The SAG-AFTRA board has approved an agreement previously reached with broadcast television networks and producers for a renewal of the Network Television Code (Netcode) pact.

The contract, which was approved with 93 percent of the board voting in favor of sending it on to union members for ratification, covers syndicated dramatic programs, daytime serials (soap operas), promotional announcements, variety, quiz, game, reality, talk, news, sports and other non-dramatic programs.

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DEC
8
1 week

Actors Guild Gets Behind Copyrights for Some Performers

Actors Guild Gets Behind Copyrights for Some Performers

It's been a pretty lonely year for Cindy Lee Garcia, the actress who got death threats for her role in Innocence of Muslims before suing Google for not abiding by her takedown notice.

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DEC
8
1 week

Creedence Clearwater Members Sue John Fogerty Over Use of Band's Name

Creedence Clearwater Members Sue John Fogerty Over Use of Band's Name

A long-festering dispute over who gets to use the name of the popular 1960s rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival has done a 180 with lead singer John Fogerty now on the answering end of a lawsuit that claims he violated trademarks by recently using the band name.

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DEC
6
2 WKS

Lawsuit: Film School Misrepresents Hollywood Connections, Underserves Educational Needs

Lawsuit: Film School Misrepresents Hollywood Connections, Underserves Educational Needs

The New York Film Academy, an institution that prides itself on hands-on learning and lots of celebrity connections, is facing a lawsuit from a former student who asserts that not only did the school fail to deliver what was represented to him when he enrolled, but that the school took active steps to discourage students from working with him after he left and set up a studio.

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DEC
5
2 WKS

'Midnight Rider': Hearing on Train Video Set for Next Week

'Midnight Rider': Hearing on Train Video Set for Next Week

It looks like there will be a quick resolution to the fight over whether to maintain public access to videos and photographs of the train accident that killed Sarah Jones during production of the film Midnight Rider in February. That’s because a Georgia state judge on Friday set an emergency hearing for next Friday, Dec.

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DEC
4
2 WKS

Jay Penske's Legal War With Variety's Former Owner Heats Up

Jay Penske's Legal War With Variety's Former Owner Heats Up

The book on Jay Penske's purchase of Variety in 2012 isn't quite finished yet. In the ongoing legal war between Penske's outfit Variety Media LLC and Reed Elsevier, former owner of the entertainment trade publication, both sides are bringing new claims. Reed now asserts that nearly $1.8 million is owed by Penske, who in turn is adding a new fraud charge over the sale of the publication and some of the confusion that followed soon thereafter.

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