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Ryan Kavanaugh’s New Mind Bender: When Is a Lawsuit Not a Lawsuit?

In 1935, Erwin Schrödinger famously came up with a thought experiment: Put a cat in a closed steel chamber along with a tiny bit of radioactive substance that will release poison upon possible decay. The Austrian physicist noted that before anyone opens the chamber and makes an observation, that cat exists in an indeterminate state between life and […]

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Power Lawyers 2021: New York’s Top 20 Entertainment Attorneys

From staging Broadway shows to helping stars launch beauty lines, these NYC lawyers are at the top of the game.

Ryan Kavanaugh’s New Mind Bender: When Is a Lawsuit Not a Lawsuit?

In 1935, Erwin Schrödinger famously came up with a thought experiment: Put a cat in a closed steel chamber along with a tiny bit of radioactive substance that will release poison upon possible decay

Guest Column: Tarantino vs. Miramax — Behind the NFT ‘Pulp Fiction’ Case, and Who Holds the Advantage

Earlier this month Quentin Tarantino announced a planned sale of NFT’s, or “non-fungible tokens,” based off of his original hand-written script of Pulp Fiction. Within days Miramax, the studio…

Will the Supreme Court Finally Declare Copyright Infringement As “Theft”?

For quite some time, there’s been an esoteric debate running in intellectual property circles as to whether copyright infringement is best characterized as thievery. Those arguing against the

Britney Spears Is Free, But the Legal Fight Isn’t Over

After nearly 14 years, Britney Spears no longer is under the constraints of a conservatorship and is free to make personal and business decisions for herself for the first time since the…

Power Lawyers 2022: Nominations Are Open for The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Attorneys List

The Hollywood Reporter is now accepting nominations for its 16th annual Power Lawyers feature, which highlights the 100 most influential attorneys in the entertainment industry. Each year…

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Is Over

Britney Spears has been freed from her longstanding conservatorship. On Friday, an L.A. judge granted a petition to terminate the 13-year arrangement during a hearing that lasted less than…

In Targeting ViacomCBS’ Simon & Schuster Sale, Biden’s Antitrust Team Makes First Bold Move

The lawsuit launched by the Department of Justice on Nov. 2 to block Penguin Random House from acquiring Simon & Schuster is undoubtedly bold. As the first government case to explicitly challenge…

Why Suits Against Netflix Could Shake Streaming

These days, it’s “Operation Varsity Blues” parents and the “Central Park Five” prosecutor. Then there’s a Jeffrey Epstein buddy as well as the “Panama Papers” law firm. And, let’s not forget…

Who Is the Bad Copyright Friend? (Guest Column)

Are you #TeamDawn or #TeamSonya? The internet was divided into warring camps in light of the viral New York Times Magazine article “Who Is the Bad Art Friend?” by Robert Kolker. It’s a tale as old…

Why ‘Rust’ Producers May Choose Bankruptcy Next

Who believes that Rust — the Alec Baldwin movie that suspended production a week ago after the fatal shooting of the film’s cinematographer on a New Mexico set — will eventually be completed…

In Britney Spears’ Conservatorship, Who Holds Attorney-Client Privilege Is Key

Four months ago, few would have guessed how quickly things would drastically change in Britney Spears’ conservatorship. In the coming weeks, circumstances could prove just as rapidly evolving…