Sunday, April 23, 2017

Legalease

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

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...

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

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...

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015

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

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...

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015

As previously reported here, earlier amendments to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules clarified that telemarketers must obtain  prior consent from consumers...

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2015

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...

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

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...

Friday, Oct. 26, 2007

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...

Friday, Jan. 26, 2007

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...