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IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- August 22, 2012

Table of Contents: - Pearson Education Inc. v. Almgren - Eighth Circuit affirms bankruptcy court’s order striking textbook publishers’ demand for jury trial on copyright infringement damages, granting minimum...more

I Know What You Watched Last Summer

The Northern District of California continues the series begun by the Seventh Circuit in Sterk v. Redbox Automated Retail LLC, against class actions brought under the federal Video Privacy Protection Act and seeking lucrative...more

Invasion of Privacy Tort in Ontario - Implications for Entertainment Lawyers

The question of whether Ontario law recognizes a tort cause of action for invasion/breach of privacy has long been a contentious one - but it has finally been definitively settled in the affirmative. The Ontario Court of...more

Three Point Shot -- September 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: - Let's Get Ready to Rumble – Muhammad Ali Steps Back in the (Legal) Ring - Trying to Force a Turnover: ESPN Sues Ohio State to Compel Release of Emails Involving Jim Tressel - Gossip about...more

California Employment Law Notes

Employee Who Provided False social Security Number and Other Information Was Barred from Suing For Disability Discrimination Employer Did Not Violate CFRA by Transferring Employee upon Her Return from 19-Week Stress Leave...more

No Tort of Invasion of Privacy in Ontario

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed, in emphatic an unambiguous terms, that Ontario law does not recognize a common law tort of "invasion of privacy". In Jones v. Tsige, 2011 ONSC 1475, Whitaker J. framed...more

Kutcher Twitter-Punk'd & FTC/Twitter Data Breach Settlement

The attached article provides details about the FTC's recently-finalized settlement with Twitter about the company's alleged data security deficiencies that allowed hackers to gain administrative control of the site twice in...more

As Long as They Spell My Name Correctly: Truth, Fiction and Biopics

How much can real people be fictionalized in the movies? Two recent films make that point — The Social Network and All Good Things. Though these movies often blend truth and fiction, the legal implications that can result are...more

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