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There is a lot of truth to the saying that “it takes years to build a reputation and only seconds to destroy it.” Yet, some bad reputations are well deserved. Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, both formerly of Fox News, Harvey Weinstein, formerly of The Weinstein Company (TWC), Roy Price, formerly of Amazon Studios, TV host Charlie Rose, and actor Kevin Spacey are a few high-profile media and entertainment industry examples. All were taken down by allegations of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. A company’s reputation is also easily tarnished.
By Stan Soocher
Only days after winning dismissal of an anti-trust lawsuit over its 2019 move to a new location in Miami, FL, for the Ultra Music Festival, Worldwide Entertainment lost its bid to reopen a court case over use of the “Ultra Music” brand for a festival overseas.
By Scott Graham
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, led by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, held that the phrase “full costs” in §505 of the Copyright Act means all of the costs specifically enumerated in the general cost-shifting statutes, such as transcripts and fees for court-appointed experts and interpreters.
By Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida
The Supreme Court had granted cert in Fourth Estate to resolve a split in the federal circuit courts as to whether §411(a) of the Copyright Act could be read to allow commencement of an infringement action once a registration application filed with the Copyright Office is complete (the “application approach”) or, instead, only (subject to limited statutorily specified exceptions) upon issuance by the Copyright Office of the registration (the “registration approach”).
By Simon Taylor
Under the agreement, the studios and Sky UK will open up pay-TV markets, allowing consumers across the European Union to access to a wider range of content regardless of their location.