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The estates of Tupac Shakur, Tom Petty, and bands Soundgarden and Hole, and songwriter Steve Earle filed a $100 million lawsuit over the infamous 2008 backlot fire at Universal Studios Hollywood that destroyed thousands of master recordings. Invaluable music history was lost, but for many years, the extent of the fire’s damage was concealed by...
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Since the start of the year Netflix and Relativity Media has struggled over legal issues regarding a 2010 agreement, which enabled Netflix to stream two of Relativity’s films, Masterminds and The Disappointment Room, in June. The deal between Netflix and Relativity was that Netflix would receive up to 12 films a year, however, due to...
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Happy Tuesday friends! Today we want to talk about the perks and downsides that digital distribution offers the music industry. Recently punk icon Iggy Pop, while promoting his new documentary in Cannes, stated that the digital age has made money collecting so efficient. However, may this be true? Although there are a few who have...
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One of the biggest stories in legal news for the entertainment industry is the nasty, ongoing legal war between singer Kesha and her once-producer, Dr. Luke. For a refresher, see “Kesha’s Legal Woes Threatening to Make People Yell “TIMBER” for Her Career.” A few weeks ago a judge in New York denied Kesha’s request to be...
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In the latest installment at our look at internet piracy and film, this time we’re switching hemispheres, down to good ‘ol Australia. [see “All I want for Christmas is [Free] Movies,” “Warner Bros. “Putin” Russian Anti-Piracy Laws to the Test,” and “Major Movie Studios Among Many to Sue for Pirate Bay’s “Booty”] The country implemented a new...
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