• Features

    California Appeals Court Rules on Anti-SLAPP Motion In Battle Over Dueling TV Show Proposals

    Stan Soocher

    State “anti-SLAPP” statutes offer a fertile avenue for motions to strike allegations in lawsuits filed over expressive content. These laws are aimed at allowing a defendant to file a motion to strike a “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation,” such as those based on public comments and content issued by a defendant. The most-recent significant anti-SLAPP court decision involving the entertainment industry was issued in December 2021 by the California Court of Appeal.

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  • Features

    How §365(n) Can Help Licensees When Licensors File for Bankruptcy

    Richard Assmus, Matthew Wargin, Monique Mulcare and Danielle Corn

    This article seeks to explain the scope of §365(n), then touches upon steps that intellectual property licensees can take to minimize the loss of the use of their licenses, such as those involving copyrights in entertainment content, in the event a licensor files for bankruptcy.

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  • Features

    Miramax’s NFT Suit Over Pulp Fiction

    Scott Graham

    The Miramax film and tv studio, and its lawyers at Proskauer Rose, shook up both the IP and blockchain communities recently when Miramax sued to block film director Quentin Tarantino from selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of memorabilia from his 1994 blockbuster movie Pulp Fiction.

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  • Features

    Challenges In Being a Pro Sports General Counsel

    Phillip Bantz

    Being a general counsel for a professional sports team is a coveted gig, but it’s also a job with unique challenges, potential ethical minefields and scandals lurking around the front office, field, stadium and elsewhere.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Fresh Filings

    ELF Staff

    Notable court filings in entertainment law.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Bit Parts

    Stan Soocher

    N.Y. Appellate Division Affirms Denial of Motion To Dismiss Personal Manager’s Lawsuit Against Management Attorney
    Playboy Gets Preliminary Injunction Against Counterfeit NFTs Seller

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