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Seven LGBTQ+ Changemakers in Film and Television

Copyright Alliance

The post Seven LGBTQ+ Changemakers in Film and Television appeared first on Copyright Alliance. According to Glaad, in 2022, almost 12% of regular characters on broadcast TV programs and series are members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and more) community, a […]. Education

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TTAB Finds "VIVA MAUDE" for Television Comedy Production Services Confusable with "MAUDE" for a Continuing Comedy Television Series

The TTABlog

" Maude " was a television sitcom that ran in the 1970s, starring Bea Arthur. Furthermore, the services ultimately reach the same "end user," the television viewer. I never saw it so I can't comment on its quality, and if I could, no one would care anyway.

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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 122: Monica Song on Banning Russia Today From the Canadian Television System

Michael Geist

Responses have included demands that Russia Today, a television network backed by the Russian government, be removed from cable and satellite systems. Show Notes: CRTC, RT and RT France can no longer be distributed by Canadian television service providers.

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The Briefing – What’s in a Name: Clearing Titles for Film and Television

The IP Law Blog

The Briefing from the IP Law Blog – What’s in a Name: Clearing Titles for Film and Television. In this week’s episode, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the complex process of clearing titles for Film and Television.

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Why Netflix’s “Bridgerton” Lawsuit is Good for Fan Fiction

Copyright Lately

Legal Filings Fair Use Fan Fiction TelevisionThe full story behind Netflix’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Barlow & Bear, and why it’s actually a win for the fan fiction community. When it comes to copyright cases, Netflix has seen stranger things.

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Discretionary Remedies Clarified, and Videotron Ltd Successfully Defends Against Much Litigation-Experienced Rovi Guides Inc.

IPilogue

Blogs Infringement IP Patents Technology Anita Gogia damages patent infringement remedy royalty Telecommunications TelevisionAnita Gogia is a IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Over “Muppet Babies” Reboot

Copyright Lately

Legal Filings Bankruptcy Fictional Characters Television

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Why SNL’s “Muppets” Parody Had Even the Media Fooled

Copyright Lately

Fair Use Fictional Characters Parody Television“Saturday Night Live’s” literal beat down of “The Muppet Show” so closely resembled the classic Jim Henson characters that some viewers thought the Muppets had really made an appearance on the show.

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Public Domain of The Living Dead

IPilogue

Blogs Copyright IP Movies copyright entertainment film Halloween horror Natalie Bravo nightofthelivingdead Television zombiesSource: Screenshot of Night of the Living Dead (1968) opening credit / Public Domain.

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Welcome Back to TM Incapability and Merely Informational USPTO Refusals

DuetsBlog

Welcome back to another edition of Merely Informational and Incapable Marks. The above neighborhood Applebee’s is on my usual route to going anywhere from our home, so I’m predicting I’ve passed by well more than 10,000 times.

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ITC Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2022

JD Supra Law

Certain Televisions, Remote Controls, and Components Thereof, Inv. This month’s ITC wrap-up reviews a recent Commission opinion that examines the evidence a complaint needs to proffer to satisfy Section 337’s domestic industry requirement.

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ITC To Probe TCL's Smart TV Imports Over Patent Claims

IP Law 360

International Trade Commission voted to launch an investigation into TCL Technology's imports of certain video processing devices used in "smart" televisions after DivX LLC accused the television manufacturer of infringing its intellectual property The U.S.

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11th Circ. Affirms Telemundo Win In TV Series Copyright Suit

IP Law 360

The Spanish language television network Telemundo Television Studios LLC did not violate a copyright agreement by producing a telenovela series beyond a second season, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday, affirming a Florida federal court's finding

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'Power' Plaintiff Told Not To Expect A 'Gazillion' Dollars

IP Law 360

A Michigan man who claims the television crime drama "Power" defamed him by harmfully embellishing his life story agreed Thursday to settlement talks with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. after a Manhattan federal judge said he should be ready to compromise

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'We Buy Ugly Houses' Says HGTV Steps On 'Ugly House' TM

IP Law 360

The house-flipping company known for its "We Buy Ugly Houses" advertising on Monday accused a new HGTV television series of infringing its "Ugliest House" trademark and confusing consumers, the latest suit filed in the franchisor's decadelong trademark defense campaign

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Showtime Beats Magazine's TM Suit Over UFO Docuseries

IP Law 360

A Wyoming federal judge has thrown out UFO Magazine's trademark suit against television network Showtime over a four-part docuseries centered on extraterrestrial phenomena, ruling Thursday that the network's use of the title "UFO" is protected artistic expression

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From Pulp to Gulp: Tarantino Moves to Dismiss NFT Lawsuit

JD Supra Law

For example, when backend payments are calculated, it makes a substantial difference whether streaming revenues are treated like television or like home video. When new entertainment media emerge, a wave of litigation follows.

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Protecting Your IP in the Metaverse

JD Supra Law

That was the warning of the guardian robot in the 60’s television show, Lost in Space. “Danger, Danger Will Robinson!” Intellectual property lawyers are giving similar warnings when it comes to protecting intellectual property assets in the Metaverse. By: Fox Rothschild LLP

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NFTs: The Harbinger of Property Rights in the Metaverse?

JD Supra Law

They have been featured in high profile television commercials during the Olympics and the Super Bowl. Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) continue to dominate the crypto-zeitgeist. It is beyond dispute that they are currently a major economic and cultural force.

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US TV, Film Studios Win Blocking Order On Pirate Websites

IP Law 360

telecommunications companies, saying the targeted websites authorize the infringement of copyrighted film and television content A judge granted website blocking orders sought by a group of major American entertainment studios, including Disney and Columbia Pictures, on Friday against six U.K.

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The Pitch - January 2023

JD Supra Law

The Pitch newsletter is a monthly update of legal issues and news affecting or related to the music, film and television, fine arts, media, professional athletics, eSports, and gaming industries.

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The Pitch - July 2022

JD Supra Law

The Pitch newsletter is a monthly update of legal issues and news affecting or related to the music, film and television, fine arts, media, professional athletics, eSports, and gaming industries.

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Showtime Beamed Up Into TM Suit Over UFO Docuseries

IP Law 360

UFO Magazine has hit Showtime Network with a trademark suit in Wyoming federal court over a four-part docuseries centered on extraterrestrial phenomena, contending the show's title infringes its registered mark for television and motion pictures

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What Cannabis Cos. Can Expect If Broadcast Ad Bill Passes

IP Law 360

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Eleventh Circuit Rules for Viacom in FLORA-BAMA Trademark Case

IP Watchdog

Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit earlier this week ruled in favor of Viacom in a trademark fight over the media conglomerate’s Floribama Shore reality television show. The U.S.

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Incorporating TV & Film at Work – Why You Should, And How to Honor Copyright

Velocity of Content

You may be familiar with the phrase, “the Golden Age of Television.” It is being used to describe the proliferation of high-quality television shows across broadcast, cable, satellite, and streaming platforms that we currently enjoy.

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Locast’s Payment Ends Dispute with TV Networks

Intellectual Property Brief

After losing a copyright infringement case in September against the four major television networks, the streaming service Locast agreed to pay $32 million for improperly retransmitting the networks’ broadcast content.

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Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

IP Law 360

A cryptocurrency company sues over social media slurs, a celebrity rapper feuds with a distiller over cognac, and a "no glasses" 3D television company gets a new temporary boss. Where else could all this happen but in Delaware's Court of Chancery

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ITC Won't Halt Samsung, LG Imports Over Roku Patents

IP Law 360

International Trade Commission has refused to block Samsung, LG and others from importing televisions, remote controls and additional parts that were accused of infringing two Roku patents on remote control technology The U.S.

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Eleventh Circuit: First Amendment Means MTV Floribama Shore Does Not Infringe FLORA-BAMA Trademark

JD Supra Law

Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently sided with Viacom and its subsidiary MTV in a trademark action brought by the owners of the Flora-Bama Lounge, who alleged infringement by the television series MTV Floribama Shore. In MGFB Properties, Inc. Viacom Inc., the U.S.

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Dish Wants $3.5M Default Win In Arabic Channel Theft Case

IP Law 360

million fight over a website that the satellite company says has been illegally providing access to Arabic language television channels that it has exclusive rights to Dish Network is asking a Texas federal court to declare it the winner by default in a $3.4

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The Pitch - October 2022

JD Supra Law

The Pitch newsletter is a monthly update of legal issues and news affecting or related to the music, film and television, fine arts, media, professional athletics, eSports, and gaming industries.

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MGM Tells 9th Circ. Starz Filed Licensing Suit Too Late

IP Law 360

MGM Domestic Television Distribution LLC told the Ninth Circuit during oral arguments Thursday that Starz Entertainment waited too long to sue over claims the movie studio unit breached their agreements by licensing films to Starz competitors that were supposed to be exclusive to Starz's platform

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The Pitch - September 2022

JD Supra Law

The Pitch newsletter is a monthly update of legal issues and news affecting or related to the music, film and television, fine arts, media, professional athletics, eSports, and gaming industries.

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3 Count: Locast Outcast

Plagiarism Today

Locast offered a service that allowed users to access free, over-the-air broadcast television via the internet. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

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MGM Seeks 9th Circ. Redo In Starz Licensing Row

IP Law 360

MGM Domestic Television Distribution asked the full Ninth Circuit on Monday to rethink its decision allowing Starz Entertainment to bring claims against the film and TV show distributor over licensing films that were supposed to be exclusive to Starz, arguing that the suit was filed past a three-year time limit set by the Supreme Court

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Fox Escapes Copyright Suit Over Stolen 'Empire' Character

IP Law 360

A Michigan federal judge has thrown out a copyright lawsuit over Fox's television series "Empire" by a woman who claimed that the character of Cookie Lyon was ripped off from the portrayal of herself in her memoir about being a drug lord

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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the MLB Postseason and World Series

JD Supra Law

Your radio or television station may want to be involved in promotions that are tied to the baseball championships. The Major League Baseball (MLB) Postseason begins on October 7, 2022 and will culminate with the World Series starting on October 28, 2022.

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ITC Won't Sanction DivX, Realtek In Video IP Dispute

IP Law 360

in a terminated review into whether Realtek's video processing devices and digital smart televisions infringe DivX patents The U.S. International Trade Commission has shot down a cross-bid for sanctions between DivX LLC and Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

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continued desire to purchase TVs suffices for California standing

43(B)log

According to Plaintiffs, it is false or misleading for TTE to market the televisions as having a “120Hz CMI effective refresh rate” when in fact the televisions have a 60Hz refresh rate. Plaintiff would not have bought the television but for [TTE’s] refresh rate (Hz) misrepresentations.” • Plaintiff has experienced poor picture quality when using the TTE television for, e.g., action movies, sports, or video games. Julian v. TTE Technol., 2021 WL 810228, No.

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TV Streamer Locast Loses Key Ruling In Battle With Networks

IP Law 360

A federal judge on Tuesday sided with the major television networks and ruled that a free streaming service called Locast was not covered by an obscure copyright provision that allows nonprofit services to boost broadcast signals

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Samsung, LG Settle DivX Patent Fights Over Smart TVs

IP Law 360

DivX on Thursday said it has reached settlements with LG and Samsung, resolving international litigation claiming they infringe the video software company's streaming patents with their smart televisions

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Starz Brought MGM Licensing Suit In Time, 9th Circ. Says

IP Law 360

Starz Entertainment wasn't too late bringing claims that an MGM unit breached their agreements by licensing to Starz's competitors films that were supposed to be exclusive to the television network, the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday, splitting from the Second Circuit in determining how far back copyright holders can recover damages