Media & Entertainment Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on the media and entertainment sector. Coverage includes high-stakes litigation, policy developments, and corporate deals involving advertising/PR, arts, broadcasting, film, gaming, music, online media, publishing, and toy companies.
The law office of an estate planning attorney who also handles intellectual property matters infringed a copyright by posting on its website a photograph of a California pier without first obtaining permission from the copyright’s owner, the photographer who shot the image has alleged in California federal court.
The country’s major book publishers are suing audiobook giant Audible over a planned feature that will allow listeners to read text captions, calling it “quintessential” copyright infringement.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's application for a "Tom Terrific" trademark registration fell incomplete late Thursday when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled the term is more closely identified with longtime New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver.
FilmOn founder Alki David faced off in court Thursday against a former employee accusing him of sexual harassment, with the self-represented billionaire cross-examining his accuser in a blitz of angry and sarcastic questions that drew dozens of objections and prompted another hearing on possible sanctions against him.
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday withdrew a July ruling that found an AIG unit rightfully denied radio broadcasting company Emmis Communications Corp. coverage for a shareholder suit it had already reported to its previous insurer, letting stand a lower-court decision that Emmis is covered.