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Posts tagged "entertainment law"

Eminem’s New Zealand lawsuit renews interest in copyright

After a three-year battle, New Zealand’s high court recently ruled in rapper Eminem’s favor in his copyright infringement suit against the country’s National party. Eminem’s publisher was awarded NZ$600,000 (roughly over US$400,000) in damages.

Material litigation developments announced re famed author's works

Ultimately, a federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom sided with the story told by the executor for the estate of Elaine Steinbeck, the deceased third wife of famed American author John Steinbeck, in a prolonged legal dispute pitting the estate against Steinbeck's son and daughter-in law.

Olivia de Havilland sues makers of 'Feud' for misappropriation

"There was never a rivalry like theirs. For nearly a half a century, they hated each other, and we loved them for it," says Olivia de Havilland's character in the FX cable pseudo-documentary "Feud: Bette and Joan."

Movie licensing and distribution: not for the inexperienced

People who are not employed inside the entertainment industry -- let's just say lay persons who don't command any specialized knowledge of what it takes to create a film or television program and who simply enjoy engaging with the medium -- would undoubtedly be surprised , if not stunned, by how complex it can be.