“Princess Leia stole my identity.” A lesson learned on protecting your likeness.

Recently, Carrie Fisher discussed the impact (or lack thereof in this case) Princess Leia had on her life. The article, which appeared in Newsweek starts as follows: The mistake was I signed away my likeness for free. In those days, there was no such thing as a “likeness,” which is a funny thing to say [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Entertainment, News|0 Comments

After our hiatus … Donald Trump loses libel case.

So we're back. It's been several weeks without any posts. Maybe you missed us. But, our absence in the blogosphere did make our clients happy. In the balancing act of the practice of law the blogging and marketing lost out to the actual work. Go figure! In any case, we are back. And none too [...]

By | September 13th, 2011|Entertainment, News|0 Comments

Entertainment law suits … Not so Happy Days.

There are many lawsuits being filed, pending or being settled these days in the world of entertainment. The Weinsteins are suing Relativity, the Warner Bros. / Alan Ladd Jr. suit is settled, and Dr. Dre wins judgment against Death Row Records based on a 15 year old contract. But being the child of the 70's [...]

By | April 20th, 2011|Entertainment, News|0 Comments

Copyright Battles on “Friday” Are Not Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun

By AARON MOSS It’s Friday, Friday Gotta get down on Friday Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin') We-we-we so excited We so excited We gonna have a ball today ...

By | April 4th, 2011|Entertainment, News|Comments Off on Copyright Battles on “Friday” Are Not Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun

And the Oscar Goes to…the Highest Bidder!

By Brian Berman [Ed. Note: Law Law Land's non-calendar-compliant Oscar week continues, as Brian Berman returns to explore the fates of all of those little Oscar statuettes that were handed out during last night's show.] Los Angeles was lively over th...

By | February 28th, 2011|Entertainment, News|Comments Off on And the Oscar Goes to…the Highest Bidder!

OSCAR HONORS FILM ABOUT REFUGEES

The film Strangers No More won the Academy Award for Best Documentary - Short Subject this evening. The film is described as follows at IMDB: In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from forty-eight different countries a...

By | February 27th, 2011|Entertainment, News|Comments Off on OSCAR HONORS FILM ABOUT REFUGEES