Category Archives: Entertainment Law

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DG Esq’s Monthly Recap 09/01/16 – Stories Relating to IP and Entertainment Law

Welcome to our monthly recap of stories relating to intellectual property (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.) and entertainment law – art, animation, television, film, digital games, etc. This month’s stories cover many issues including: Viacom’s privacy lawsuit; new CA IMDb Age law may be unconstitutional; FTC, celebrities & ads; Pandora & Amazon negotiating with

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A Look at Micro-Licensing Via Fair Use & De Minimis Use

Guest Blog by Alexander Speer, Summer Intern In the wake of the new media era and mass online distribution, companies specializing in so-called micro-licensing have quickly sprung up. These companies patrol the Internet for use of their members’ copyright protected material, and provide their members the ability to receive monetary compensation for use of their

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Bronze Lens Film Festival 2015: Legal Mash-up for Filmmakers Recap

On Thursday, November 5, I had the pleasure of speaking once again to the audience at the Bronze Lens Film Festival (BLFF), held every year since 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The BLFF has a dual mission “to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking

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Pitch Package for Entertainment Projects

When you have a great idea and you want to sell (“pitch”) it, there are some basic items that should be in your pitch package. I’ve included some links below to start you, but there are many others out there within a search’s reach. Determine your project’s genre and where it fits in the entertainment

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