Visual Media new update: 4/3/2013 (Because Sharon is a Media Law gunner and we lover her)

After a long hiatus brought about by spring break, illness, and Min Park, it’s time for your eagerly awaited visual media news update!   In Copyright Case, Supreme Court Rules That Goods Made Overseas Can be Resold Here In what’s being hailed as a landmark decision, the Supreme Court, reversing a Second Circuit decision, held [...]

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Interactive Visual Media news: 3/9/2013

Making money off free-to-play games Why take the time to play through a game when you can pay money to advance your character/plot of land/powerful army automatically? That’s the proposition behind a lot of so-called free-to-play games, in which players can skip often intentionally boring segments by paying real money to advance in the game. [...]

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Visual Media news update: 3/6/2013

It’s time again for your weekly visual media news update! In case anyone was concerned, or even remembers my lame joke from last week, my cold is now almost completely gone. So that’s pretty exciting for me.   Wachowskis Lawsuit: ‘Matrix’ Filmmakers Sued For Allegedly Stealing Ideas Andy and Lana Wachowski, the filmmakers behind the [...]

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Interactive Visual Media news update: 3/2/2013

Is Sony Staking the Success of the PS4 on Hardcore Gamers? In a recent interview, Sony Computer Entertainment’s CEO and President Jack Tretton dismissed recent reports that gamers are migrating from time-intensive console games to pick-up-and-play smartphone games, saying: “I think those are additive experiences. They demystify gaming. They bring people in with a bite-sized [...]

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Visual Media news update: 2/27/2013

I’m back, writing to you, my loyal readers (Ilana) despite the debilitating sniffle that has caused me to miss several of my classes over the past week. Here’s all the cool visual media legal news from this week:   Lionsgate Wins Appellate Ruling in ’50/50′ Trademark Fight The Seventh Circuit has upheld the lower court’s [...]

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Music news update: 2/24/2013

Sorry I missed last week’s music news update. There’s gotta be one person out there that’s not happy with me for that (anybody out there?). Here’s some awesome articles (and my awesome opinion) for you to read while you contemplate my sincere apology:   David Israelite, president of the National Music Publisher’s Association, wrote an [...]

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Interactive Visual Media news update: 2/23/2013

Steam Now Available for Linux In a promising first step towards Valve’s planned Steam Box, a Linux-powered entertainment machine that bridges the gap between a PC and a console, Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam has been made available for Linux. The console market has been dominated by a few big names for quite some time, [...]

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Visual Media news update: 2/20/2013

In a lawsuit against A&E over “Storage Wars” rigging, can A&E plead First Amendment? http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/storage-wars-rigging-lawsuit-david-422093   The New York Times has a report on the dispute over the copyright on Sherlock Holmes. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/public-domain-my-dear-watson-lawsuit-challenges-conan-doyle-copyrights/   Universal claims that Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey failed to honor a profit-sharing agreement for “The Sopranos.” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/universal-paramounts-brad-grey-at-421724   Judge [...]

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NYU Law grad sentenced to six months for fallout from pseudonymous posts

Sunday’s New York Times contained an article about Raphael Golb, an NYU School of Law graduate now living in Greenwich Village and working as a real estate lawyer. According to the story, Golb, who had created dozens of alias in the form of online commenters and blogs to in order to promote an academic viewpoint [...]

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Visual Media news update: 2/13/13

In a $50 million lawsuit against the Weinstein brothers over allegations that they sabotaged the production of an animated film, financier co-defendants have escaped with summary judgment. The suit against the Weinsteins, however, continues. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/escape-planet-earth-lawsuit-weinstein-418418 Warner Brothers wins lawsuit against replica Batmobile carmaker. Judge rules that the Batmobile is a “copyrighted character.” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/batmobile-lawsuit-warner-bros-wins-419661 James Cameron [...]

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