Is publication on social media enough to warrant finding fair use of another’s image? Fox News seems to think so. Well, at least in one context. Last week, the network put their bid in for an appeal of a New York district court order which denied them a fair use defense for re-posting an iconic […]
It’s a bit grim to discuss, but eventually we all leave this place. Frequent questions leading up to this inevitable departure include: How can I best take care of my family? Who will take care of my pets? To whom should I bequeath my car? And, just as important, what should I do with my […]
Sweepstakes, contests and giveaways are more popular than ever on social media platforms. Such promotions are amazing tools that can help promote a brand or website. While promotions are excellent ways to increase brand awareness, they also come with legal risks. Before running a social media sweepstakes, it is important to take into account several […]
The unprecedented hack that cost Sony millions of dollars and compromised more than 11 terabytes of internal company data this past November is all the entertainment industry has been talking about for the past several months. So what has the US done about the attack and what does this mean for the entertainment industry going […]
Shark Tank is ABC’s hit series that features aspiring entrepreneurs negotiating with investors for stakes in the entrepreneurs’ start-up businesses. The entrepreneurs stand before a panel of investors, and have the opportunity to pitch their business idea. If the sharks bite, the entrepreneurs often leave with an agreement that gives them more capital to help […]
Top Legal Issues Facing App Developers If you read Part I of “A Legal Guide to iPhone Development”, your app is on its way to being protected against being copied and you’ve taken a big step in legally protecting your work. So, what other legal issues should you be concerned about now? Some of biggest […]
Last week, Conservative media outlet “Truth Revolt” took aim at Lena Duham in an article claiming that the Girls superstar sexually abused her little sister. Their source? Look no further then Duham’s new book, Not That Kind of Girl. The basis of their accusations is a short passage from the book that describes an admittedly strange […]
Let’s face it: the legal profession has its fair share of narcissism. From flashy cars to cocky attitudes, an entertainment lawyer can easily be picked out of a crowd. However, not even the most confident of us Juris Doctors can hold a torch to the greatest narcissist of the 21st Century, Kanye West. Part man, […]
As evidenced by case law, personal jurisdiction in internet cases is a malleable and evolving concept. Some courts believe that committing a defamatory statement via the worldwide web is sufficient to confer jurisdiction in any state where that statement is available. However, many legal scholars are troubled with the lack of uniformity in various court […]
Digital Video As A Way To “Make It” In Hollywood In their 2014 survey, Nielson reported impressive growth in digital content consumption, finding that viewers between the ages of 18 to 34 are consuming 16 more minutes of digital video per day (total of 35 minutes of digital video per day). Similarly, adults between the […]
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