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June 2021
Popular youth platform, Roblox, is being sued for $200M by the National Music Publishers’ Association for streaming unlicensed music and trying to hide behind a misinterpretation of the Digital MElliuem Copyright Act.  “We are getting more aggressive,” says NMPA president/CEO David Israelite. “Tech companies keep making the same mistake in asking for forgiveness instead of permission.” ...
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SAG-AFTRA votes to allow employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Current “return-to-work protocols” expire June 30 and are being renegotiated by the major companies and unions. In a 75%-25% vote, SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors approved a “motion that authorizes the union’s staff to approve requests for mandatory vaccination policies in...
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Damon Dash is being sued by Roc-A-Fella, the company that he co-founded, for attempting to auction off Jay-Z’s 1996 album, “Reasonable Doubt,” as an NFT. Claiming that the suit is merely a scare tactic, Dash responded, saying that he has every right to sell and was “not attempting to sell any one of Jay-Z’s albums,...
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The Writers Guild of America East has confirmed that 204 employees of the MSNBC’s newsroom bargaining unit “have signed a petition to recognize the guild as their bargaining representative and that more are expected to sign up in the coming days.”  The roles affected by this effort include news writers, producers, booking producers, fact-checkers, and...
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Legal professionals can focus their practice on various areas and can help you avoid a wide range of legal hassles that may arise within the context of the entertainment industry. When seeking a lawyer, it is important to be sure that the attorney by your side has significant experience and a strong reputation in the...
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