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Status Updates - August 2014 #12

..What’s not to like? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employee’s Facebook “like” approving of another employee’s statements about their employer may constitute “concerted activity” under federal labor...more

Hut, Hut, Hike! Investors Buying Stock In NFL Player Through First Fantex IPO

On April 28, 2014, shares of Fantex, Inc. (Fantex), which are linked to the performance and earnings of Vernon Davis, star tight end of the San Francisco 49ers, were sold to the public. Other professional football players for...more

The intersection of perk-based and securities-based crowdfunding, and defining the "issuer" under Proposed Reg CF -- financing for...

In the world of perk-based crowdfunding, film and entertainment projects have been some of the most successful projects. But perk-based financing has its limits even in this glamorously attractive industry. Today my fellow...more

Does A Radio Station Have Goodwill?

A recent Claims Court case addressed whether a radio station's assets include goodwill....more

United Kingdom: TV and Animation Cultural Test Finalised

The UK Government has published The Cultural Test (Television Programmes) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations“) which will come into force on 13 August 2013....more

Bitcoins: Online Currency’s Uncharted Frontier

Bitcoin – it sounds like a token you might use to play skeeball at a beachside arcade. It is actually a relatively new, virtual online “currency” being used for payments across the Internet. While some observers have noted...more

China 20/20 Legal and Regulatory Developments - January 2013

In This Issue: SAFE Issues Notice of State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Further Improving and Adjusting Foreign Exchange Policies Related to Direct Investment; SAFE Makes Revisions to Provisions on Foreign...more

Around the Virtual World - August 31, 2012

A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media. In This Issue: - Police Embrace Social Media as Crime-Fighting Tool - LinkedIn's Profit Growth Leaves Social...more

JOBS Act to Help Filmmakers Raise Capital

Legal Update On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). Specifically of interest to independent filmmakers, the JOBS Act introduces reforms to certain...more

ANATOMY of Film Net Profit Statement Key Terms

Film's Net Profit Statement ( the "Statement") encompasses multitude of industry terms which would seem unfathomable to untrained eye, at first. Let us rather briefly analyze the anatomy of the Statement and make some sense...more

Profit Participation Practices Should Be Reviewed in Light of Recent Ladd Decision

On May 25, 2010, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in the ongoing dispute between Alan Ladd, Jr. and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. with respect to the manner in which Mr. Ladd had been accounted to for...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Manatt Attorneys Take Center Stage at Leading Industry Events *Actors Unions OK Ads Contract *Google Faces Class Action Over Trademarked Keyword Search Ads *FTC Sues to Stop Warranty “Extension”...more

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