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Entertainment Law

On Trying Your Case In The Media

Embattled Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez added tough-talking, brash, defense attorney Joseph Tacopina to his defense team and Joe took off for the races. Not one to ever say no to a camera, Tacopina began a flurry of interviews where he accused the Yankees Organization of everything from malpractice regarding treatment of A-Rod’s injuries; to […]

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Entertainment Law

The JOBS Act and Indie Film Financing

So you think you can crowdfund? This article covers some of the issues the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) raises as it applies to folks looking to raise money for a film they want to produce. 1. What is it? Created in 2012 to help small business start-ups, the JOBS Act is comprised of […]

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Copyright Law

Lawsuit May Push “Happy Birthday” Into Public Domain

Last week, NY filmmaker Jennifer Nelson brought a lawsuit in Federal court to block Warner/Chappell, the publishing arm of media giant Warner Music Group, from claiming it owns the copyright to “Happy Birthday,” perhaps the world’s most commonly performed song. Ms. Nelson’s latest documentary is about the song “Happy Birthday” and when she wanted to […]