Category Archives: Entertainment Law

“The Rise and Fall of Aereo”

Damon Root, in the latest issue of Reason, has an interesting piece explaining the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Aereo, makers of a tiny antenna which allowed subscribers to watch and record TV broadcasts on their mobile phones, and the … Continue reading

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Whoever wins, we lose

The good news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will lose this case. The bad news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will win this case: Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Bill Maher for failing to live up to an “unconditional … Continue reading

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The kids are alright

Not all child stars end up like Lindsay Lohan.  Business Insider lists six who went on to become successful lawyers, like Charlie Korsmo from Dick Tracy and Hook: Law School: Yale Undergraduate: MIT — Physics Current job: Law professor at Case Western Reserve University School … Continue reading

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Courtney Love: client from Hell

This is why we ask for retainers, folks.  (In this case, it should have been at least half a mil.) Courtney Love is having more ex-lawyer problems. This time, she’s being sued by the attorney who represented her in the first … Continue reading

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Revenge of the ex-boyfriend

Adele, a British pop star whose music I’d probably care about if I hadn’t given up on pop music around 1999, is being sued by the former boyfriend who allegedly inspired her music: Adele’s ex-boyfriend is supposedly cheekily claiming for … Continue reading

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The NFL lockout explained

The BlackBook Legal Blog explains the NFL labour situation more succinctly than anything else I’ve seen.  (via Instapundit) Related (and further to this post): at the Huffington Post, “Celebrity Divorce Attorney” Doug Kepanis explains how the lockout has affected some … Continue reading

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“Why do these stories always seem to come from Britain?” department

For God’s sake, don’t let the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council know about this: A pub singer has been arrested on suspicion of racial harassment after singing Kung Fu Fighting in front of two Chinese people. Simon Ledger says he fears … Continue reading

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