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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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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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Japanese film production companies behind the film Shin Godzilla and zombie film I Am a Hero, and others have sued companies for condensing feature films into new “10-minute fast movies” that are a growing market and concern for the anti-piracy organization, Content Overseas Distribution Association, based in Tokyo. As “fast movies” become more and more popular with younger...
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Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” music video pushes copyright consent. Lamar uses deep fake technology to superimpose life-like images of Will Smith, Jussie Smollett, O.J. Simpson, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle. The copyright concern is questioning if the other celebrities whose faces and voices were manipulated to take over Lamar’s face. Copyright laws do...
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Jeepers Creepers: Reborn has faced delays since 2021 due to a lawsuit filed by Kirk D’Amico, head of Myriad Pictures. Plaintiffs in the suit, Infinity Films, another production company responsible for Jeepers Creepers 3, has been sued. D’Amico claims, “Myriad Pictures claims to have a contractual right of first negotiation and last refusal for worldwide distribution rights to Jeepers Creepers productions....
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