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Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Are Augmented Reality Games Liable for Depictions of Buildings, Trademarks or Artwork?
In the few weeks since its release, Pokémon™ GO has dominated the interactive entertainment landscape. The augmented reality game has reportedly achieved more than 30 million downloads and lots of buzz. But as its popularity grows, so do questions about its legal implications - including the use of...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
Be Careful When Creating Composite Characters
A New York federal court has provided the creative community with an important reminder about the risks of portraying composite characters. The case, Greene v. Paramount Pictures Corp. , underscores that even under New York law, which does not extend the right of publicity as far as other States,...
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015
Copyright Notice
Media companies and other copyright holders may need to change the way they deal with infringing content on the Internet. In a closely watched copyright case, Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. (also known as the "Dancing Baby" case), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled...
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
"Black Mass," "Freeheld," "Trumbo," "Demolition," "Where to Invade Next" Among Movies In Toronto Fest Lineup
Hank Williams, Dan Rather and Lance Armstrong: The fictional guest list to the 40th Toronto International Film Festival is a curious group. As the largest launching pad to the fall movie season, the Toronto Film Festival is a regular home to the biopics and other true-life tales that usually...
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015
Advertising Law Alert: Calling or Texting Consumers?
As previously reported here , earlier amendments to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules clarified that telemarketers must obtain prior consent from consumers before distributing prerecorded telemarketing messages via autodialer (a “robocall”) to cell phones and residential landlines. Now...
Monday, Jul. 13, 2015
No Cut Here: Second Circuit Holds Motion Picture Director Does Not Own Separate Copyright for His Contribution To Film
Following in the footsteps of the Ninth Circuit , the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that a director does not have an independent copyright in his contributions to a film. Judge Sack wrote that affording separate protection to each component part could undermine the copyright...
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2015
Is Your Internship Program Compliant With The Latest Court Ruling?
Your summer interns have only just arrived - and, as you may have heard , the law governing classification of interns has changed. On July 2nd, the federal appeals court issued its long-awaited decision in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc . Here's what you need to know to evaluate whether...
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010
Legalease: 50 Years and 50 Legal Principles
Since the birth of SHOOT 50 years ago, the number of legal issues that advertising agencies and production companies are faced with has exploded. Dealing with legal compliance and managing risk is more complicated than ever. In honor of SHOOT 's birthday, here are 50 legal principles that will help...
Friday, Oct. 26, 2007
Legalease
Two advertisers recently received a little more leeway to flex their collective funny bone--even when competitors were the butt of their jokes. This summer, a federal court in California refused to enjoin a Jack in the Box campaign, which allegedly targeted "Angus" burgers sold by Carl's Jr. and...
Friday, Jan. 26, 2007
Legalease
Creating Some Buzz Advertisers are increasingly turning to "buzz marketing" to communicate with today's consumers. These consumers are watching (and posting) videos on YouTube. They belong to social networking sites such as mySpace. They have avatars on Second Life. They have their own blogs. And,...