Jonathan Lee’s Entertainment Recap: July 6-10

Fans and celebrities all gathered at the Staples Center Tuesday to say their final goodbyes to the pop legend, Michael Jackson.  The service began with a private service at Forest Lawn that carried over to the Staples Center.  The past weeks have been “crazy” in terms of the legal issues surrounding Jackson.  A court ruled … Continue reading

Jonathan Lee’s Entertainment Recap: June 22-26

The “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, died on Thursday, following an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Holmby Hills.  This was a sad day in the music world as Jackson was preparing to make his comeback, to revive his once idolized name from all the financial and sexual scandals.  His 1982 album “Thriller” sold … Continue reading

Jonathan Lee’s Entertainment Recap for the week of May 25th-29th

The Entertainment side has definitely been entertaining nonetheless. Earlier this Tuesday, 86 year old T.V personality Ed McMahon ended his civil suit against those he claimed were responsible for his broken neck. He dropped charges on billionaire Robert Day and his wife who he blamed for his broken neck after his fall at their home. … Continue reading

From our Intern Jonathan Lee: Entertainment Recap (May 18-22)

The entertainment business has faced various legal woes this week.  From an actor suing a clothing company to an ex-Illinois governor’s wife competing in a reality TV show, this week had it all. Seventy-three-year-old actor Woody Allen is taking clothing company American Apparel to court following their use of his picture as a Rabbi to … Continue reading

Piracy, can it be stopped?

Lisa Respers France, from CNN.com asks, can movie piracy be stopped? This article comes in response to the online leak of a pirated version of the recently released (Friday) “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie. Apparently more than a million people had already downloaded the movie.  The movie still grossed an estimated $87 million for the opening … Continue reading

NEW!!! Hip Hop Law Blog

West Virginia University College of Law recently started a new hip hop law blog.  The Sports and Entertainment Law Society at West Virginia announce the launching of a new blog focusing on content and issues that arise in the Hip Hop area of entertainment law and sports law.  Check out the website below: http://hiphoplaw.com Thanks … Continue reading

MGMT win piracy row with Sarkozy’s party

MGMT and the French Government have come to a settlement, after French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party used one of the band’s songs without permission. The settlement is reported to be around 30,000 euros.

Fundamental Rights in the EU maintained

Last September, the European Commission ratified Amendment 138 in part to preempt France’s then soon-to-be enacted three-strike laws which would be applicable to repeat online copyright infringers. The Amendment provided that “no restriction may be imposed on the fundamental rights and freedoms of end-users, without a prior ruling by the judicial authorities, notably in accordance … Continue reading

Who wants to be an Entertainment Agent?

Looking for people who are interested in becoming Entertainment Agents. An Entertainment Agent, is someone who represents models/actors/musicians/talent. If you fit the bill, have a little bit of extra time on your hands, and happen to be a good writer, email info@nationalsels.org for further information. In your email, include information about yourself and attach any … Continue reading

RIP: thepiratebay?

As some may know by now, the four men running THEPIRATEBAY, one of the world’s largest torrent trackers, were found guilty of assisting in making copyright content available – essentially contributory copyright infringement. The four Swedes were sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay $3.6 million in damages to the recording industries … Continue reading