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May 2022
Rapper B.o.B., Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is being sued by his former managers, Round Hill Music and Artists Rights Management, for $3 million in unpaid royalties. Currently, an independent artist, B.o.B., “allegedly violated a deal with the companies after refusing to hand over royalties for public performances from some of his tracks dating back to...
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“Game of Thrones” stuntwoman Casey Michaels is suing Fire & Blood Productions, the HBO-owned U.K. subsidiary, for $5M, over a “serious fracture-dislocation to her left ankle” during the final season of “Game of Thrones” in 2018. Michaels claims the injury came when she was instructed to “walk off a 12-foot high roof as if unaware of...
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) faces 60 lawsuits over its Covid-19 relief program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, for promoters, movie theatres, talent agencies, and other cultural centers that could prove they lost 90% of revenues during the pandemic. Filed lawsuits came from business owners who said their requests were denied, albeit meeting the eligibility...
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Role of Intellectual Property
What is the Role of IP in the Media and Entertainment Industry? Intellectual Property refers to the ownership of any idea or design that is created by an individual. Once an individual creates an idea, whether by writing a book, or creating a design or a piece of music,  the ownership of the idea is...
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Copyright Infringement
What Is Copyright Infringement In The Entertainment Industry? Two popular forms in the entertainment industry, music and movies experience severe copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is defined as the re-production or use of any material that is protected by copyright without the consent of the copyright owner. Under copyright law, the owner of the copyright has...
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