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The First Rule of Bieber Parties: Can You Talk About Bieber Parties?

Although 2014 has thrust Justin Bieber into the legal spotlight for a variety of reasons, the most interesting Beiber-related legal question surrounds a party he threw at his California home in November, 2013. While the party...more

Gaming Legal News - April 18, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 10

In This Issue: - OLG SELECTS SPIELO G2 AS ITS VENDOR FOR IGAMING: On August 10, 2010, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that it will be extending its brand to Internet gaming (iGaming)....more

President Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments

On January 10, President Obama signed H.R. 6671, which amends the Video Privacy Protection Act to facilitate compliance for modern video service providers. The Act was originally passed in 1988 to limit the disclosure of...more

Caveat Consignor

Auction houses typically do not disclose the identity of the seller on their sales contracts. A recent New York trial court decision may drastically change that longstanding practice. The auction trade is supply-driven....more

Privacy Commissioner Releases Videogame Guidance

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a Guidance Document for videogames, with particular relevance to online games which require users to provide personal information as a condition of accessing the...more

How to Avoid Website Liability

Your company's website is the world's window into your business. It can also be the source of unlimited liability. Like any other business risk, this potential liability can be managed. First, you need to know the sources...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

European IP Bulletin - Issue 79, April 2011

In This Issue: Patents: Gedeon Richter plc v Bayer Schering Pharma AG: “Obvious to Try” and “Fair Expectation of Success” In Gedeon Richter plc v Bayer Schering Pharma AG [2011] EWHC 583 (Pat), Gedeon Richter plc applied...more

Publicity Rights State of Play

Eriq Gardner has published a simply excellent article in the ABA Journal: "What's In a Name?" explores the history, caselaw and controversies surrounding US "right of publicity" law. Publicity rights battles are growing...more

Life Story Rights - Some Considerations

Diane Krausz has posted a valuable item: Whose Life is it Anyway? Clearance of Life Story Rights in Film. The article is particularly interesting for her concise provision of this heuristic, which I think nicely articulates...more

Ayman Abu Aita v. Cohen, Leterman, et.al.

Complaint against Sasha Baron Cohen

Ayman Abu Aita, a Palestinian grocer, filed a libel and slander lawsuit against Cohen and NBC Universal over his appearance in the film "Bruno." David Letterman's company World Wide Pants and CBS are also named defendants as...more

Modeling Lawyer Sebastian Gibson Answers How Models Can Protect Themselves Against Photographers and Agents

Few attorneys have more experience than Sebastian Gibson in the field of modeling law. If you have a modeling contract that’s been offered to you or if you are already signed with a modeling agency and have a modeling agency...more

Joseph Abboud Is Back: Personal Name Trademark Controversy Continues

On June 10, 2009, the Second Circuit vacated a summary judgment decision that permanently enjoined menswear designer Joseph Abboud from making commercial use of his own name. J.A. Apparel Corp. v. Abboud, No. 08-3181-cv, 2009...more

Between Cher And Joe Montana- When Is It Okay To Use A Person's Image To Advertise A Protected Use Of That Image?

In deciding whether the unauthorized use of a third party’s name, voice, likeness or persona (collectively, “Image”) violates such third party’s publicity rights, the first level of inquiry is whether the use is properly...more

Intellectual Property - 2008 Winter Bulletin

In This Bulletin: *California's Amended Right of Publicity Statute (California Civil Code Section 3344.1) *Ethical Limits on Investigations in IP Litigation *Quick Updates Please see full bulletin for more...more

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