Month

August 2015
In a twist on our usual “Film Fridays”, this week we’re featuring a story of legal woes in the realm of television. Most people familiar with pop culture and TV are aware that FOX’s “Empire” and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” are two entirely different, completely unrelated TV shows. It seems like that might not have been...
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Our client, Japanese actress Sumire Matsubara, is making her Hollywood film debut in “The Shack”, a faith-based film based on the novel by William P. Young. Sumire has been a successful stage and screen actress in Japan for years and last year had a small role on the American crime show, “Hawai Five-O”. She will be...
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In another look at how entertainment and laws intersect around the world, this week we travel to Kenya where musicians are calling for the curtailing of foreign music. It’s no secret that American music (and movies) dominate much of the world and in an effort to encourage local artists, some countries have even started putting...
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To Bootleg… If you do a YouTube search of the artist, Lenny Kravitz, your search will undoubtedly return over 25 pages of videos in which Lenny is the only or main subject. That’s approximately 25 pages with 20 videos on a page–roughly 500 videos. These videos contain music videos, live concerts, interviews, and other footage...
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More and more companies are cracking down on piracy, both here (“Film Fridays- MPAA Plays Legal “Avenger” and Attacks MovieTube in Piracy Suit“) and abroad (“Film Fridays- UK Piracy Violation ‘Phishing’ Seems Fishy“) and this week, Warner Bros. became the first American film studio to start attacking piracy in Russia under the country’s (fairly new) laws. With the July 30 release...
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