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Entertainment law news this morning:
- Google’s top lawyer David Drummond says the company may shut down its service in China if the country doesn’t allow it to run an unfiltered search engine. Drummond describes a significant intellectual property theft where attackers attempted to access email accounts of Chinese human rights activists and other limits on free speech, leading Google to conclude that it should review continued business operations in the country.
- That guy who claimed to be a 3-time Oscar-winning sound designer was sentenced to four years in federal prison for defrauding investors of nearly $4 million in an investment scheme.
- The NY Times interviews the man arrested for uploading a copy of “Wolverine” to the Internet. Gilberto Sanchez says he’s a “scapegoat” but admits he put the film on megaupload after being warned by a friend against doing so. Sanchez also says he turned down an invitation to appear with Hugh Jackman on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” seeing it as a “setup.”
- At a recent panel discussion concerning the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, hosted by Google at its DC offices, panelists discussing “fair use” broke into a debate over whether filmmakers running everything by the lawyers really improves a film.
- A recent survey in New Zealand reveals that more people think its more morally acceptable to watch porn online than pirate movies and music. An article makes the point that most porn websites host pirated porn.
- In case you missed Conan O’Brien last night, here’s a clip. Who needs lawyers when one has Howie Mandel?
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