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September 2012 Archives

'Innocence of Muslims' actress: I was duped into working on film

If you were an actress and were hired for a Western, you would probably be quite upset when that "Western" turned out to be "The Innocence of Muslims," the immensely controversial YouTube film that has led to violent demonstrations in the Muslim world.

Authors lose copyright lawsuit over "Percy Jackson"

Generally, a work has to be very similar to another copyrighted work in order to be considered infringing on that work's copyright. But here in Los Angeles, where it can seem like everyone is working in different versions of the same idea, it isn't easy to understand the contours of copyright law.

British band One Direction settles lawsuit over name

One Direction, the British boy band sensation your 12-year-old niece absolutely adores, recently settled a legal dispute that had elements that might actually be pretty familiar with Los Angeles musicians, artists and other entertainment professionals.