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Dominating the headlines prior to COVID-19 hijacking our lives was the highly-covered, high-stakes trial of Harvey Weinstein in New York County Criminal Court. On March 11, 2020, the sentence was handed down of 23 years in prison for Weinstein’s rape of actress Jessica Mann and sexual assault of former production assistant Miriam Haley, after six women testified in a three month trial. The moment was a stunning vindication of truth to power. Weinstein continues to face trial in California on additional charges of sexual assault where, if convicted, he would face additional severe penalties including a possible life sentence.
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By Gwendolyn Seale
Part One of a Two Part Article
While the livestreaming of music performances is not an entirely new phenomenon, the COVID crisis has transformed the live performance landscape, compelling artists from around the world to reach their fanbase by producing “quarantine streams,” in which they livestream their sets on social media platforms. Unsurprisingly many questions have arisen.
By Linda A. Thompson
The DSA is intended to reset the rules around online content moderation and to reframe the responsibility of platforms for illegal content uploaded to their websites.
By Stephen M. Kramarsky
The extremely flexible character of social media has required equal flexibility in courts’ intellectual property analysis. Happily, under U.S. copyright law, that kind of flexibility is possible.
By Stan Soocher
Battles over celebrities’ estates often end up in litigation, but a recent court ruling involving the estate of French oceanic explorer, environmentalist and documentary filmmaker Jacques Cousteau included a not-often-seen right of publicity consideration: how a U.S. court determines whether right-of-publicity protection in another nation is descendible.