Communications, Media & Entertainment

The recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by G2 Esports against NFT developer Bondly should serve as a warning to IP content owners and creators considering working with an NFT developer/sales agent. To avoid major disagreements and fully protect themselves, IP content owners/creators need a lawyer with experience in documenting and negotiating NFT development, marketing and sale

 An author’s heirs has sued Paramount Pictures Corporation in federal court over the underlying rights to the  hit movie Top Gun: Maverick, which plaintiffs contend is  a  sequel to the original movie. Ehud Yonay wrote the original 1983 article in California magazine titled “Top Guns,” from which the 1986 motion picture “Top Gun” (the “1986 Film”) was based. According to

The rise in popularity of the blockchain ecosystem and growth in ownership of digital currency (e.g., Bitcoin), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), digital wallets, and digital asset trading platforms have had a substantial impact on our financial system. The United States is a global leader with increased development and adoption of digital assets. The market capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency market has

Mark was interviewed by Newsweek regarding Hollywood actor Depp lawsuit against his ex-wife Heard, 35, for $50 million alleging that she defamed him in an opinion piece in The Washington Post in December 2018. Mark explained the differences between U.K. and U.S law regarding defamation actions. In the U.S.A., public figures like Depp and Heard have to prove actual malice to

The increasing popularity of competitive video games has created a global Esports industry that in 2021 had an audience size of 474 million viewers and generated $1.6 billion. While the industry is generating billions off its’ tournaments and providing long term investments and sponsorship opportunities for brands, game publishers, and even private equity firms, many Esports pros and agents, are

Sponsorship revenue for the NFL increased 12% during the 2021-22 season to a record $1.8 billion, according to sports partnership consultancy firm IEG. Despite not associating with gambling businesses in the past, sports betting and casinos saw the largest growth in sponsorship fees, growing more than 140%. In addition, teams took in 4% additional in rights fees, and League-level

Recently artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell demanded that  Spotify take down their music from their service.  They objected to Spotify hosting Joe Rogan’s podcast, one of Spotify’s most popular podcasts, because it spread  COVID-19 misinformation. Whether an artist has the right to take down their music is an interesting question. For sound recordings that are audio-only (meaning no video),

The International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) which is known for providing arbitration of disputes with experienced entertainment attorneys has entered into an agreement with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), to administer its cases as of January 1, 2022.As part of this new arrangement, IFTA has promulgated new Rules which designate ICDR as