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Emerging technologies and regulations have the power to create, shape or kill businesses. For the entertainment industry, among others, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a privacy regulation with worldwide implications that took effect on May 25, 2018, and blockchain technology, which has generated much attention in the entertainment sector for its decentralized digital currency and accounting capabilities, each embody forces that have the potential for such profound impact. Taken in tandem, the GDPR and blockchain highlight the possibilities and pitfalls of disruption and the importance of cross-organizational collaboration in compliance and innovation initiatives.
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By Stan Soocher
A Q&A with Entertainment Lawyer Leslie Zigel
By Karen Hoffman Lent and Kenneth Schwartz
In June, the DOJ announced its plans to review the two music-licensing antitrust consent decrees that have been in place, in some shape or form, for almost 80 years. Due to this newly initiated review, the competitive mechanisms that dictate how music is broadcast, streamed or played live could drastically change.
By Charles Toutant
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit tossed out an injunction against sales of a book by Commerce Bank founder Vernon Hill II even after finding that the work infringed on a manuscript copyright owned by TD Bank.
A look at moves among attorneys, law firms, companies and other players in entertainment law.