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The latest story in a slew of many cases of the big studios cracking down on illegal downloading sites (see: Warner Bros. “Putin” Russian Anti-Piracy Laws to the Test and MPAA Plays Legal “Avenger” and Attacks MovieTube in Piracy Suit) deals with one of the giants in the torrent world, The Pirate Bay. Based out of Norway,...
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Ever since Apple Music debuted earlier this summer, it seems to be the center of a never-ending slew of legal issues (see T-Swizzle Takes a Big Bite of Out of Apple and Apple “Mac-ing” on Other Music Streaming Services’ Profits). This past week, Apple was the one threatening legal action against streaming music service, likewise newcomer (and heavily celebrity-endorsed)...
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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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