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Author: Lee Morin

Obscenity, Free Speech, and the Case for Banning Books

We have been following public attempts to ban books which discuss sexuality and/or gender identity, including books about the Holocaust (see Maus), in the United States over the past year. Before, efforts were focused on children, pre-K to elementary school; however now, politicians in the state of Virginia want to

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What’s In A Contract?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We have all heard this time and again, but does it hold water in the legal profession? In the case of Marvel comic artists, it might. Lesser known artists and writers have been speaking out in recent times as Disney

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Employee Activism & Workers Rights

Employees have been taking their employers to task in 2022, with more organized and outspoken social movements, organizing and forming unions, and generally educating the other to a host of issues, including civil rights issues which have been negatively impacted following a slate of state laws and U.S. Supreme Court

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Streaming Strategies: Competition, Consolidation, & Impact

Growing competition, content consolidation, and shrinking audience wallets are causing streaming strategies to change dramatically as companies like Paramount Global (Paramount+, Showtime, Noggin, BET+ etc.), Warner Bros. Discovery (HBOMax, Discovery+), Disney (Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+), and Netflix each pursue big changes to woo viewers back to the subscription table. Paramount Global

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DEI: Golden Globes and Oscars

Awards shows and their presenting organizations have experienced a fair share of criticism over recent years. From issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion to questions on cultural relevance, shows like the Golden Globes and the Oscars have changes to report. The 95th Academy Awards, which show airs in March

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How To Register a Copyright

How To Register a Copyright 

Registering a copyright is something I am always happy to help my clients with but, with a little bit of time and patience, it is also something that you can do yourself.  According to Copyright.gov, copyright is “a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon

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Trademark Trolls Have Tolls

We’ve all heard of patent trolls. Wikipedia defines them as a party (often a shell company) who purchases patents from usually bankrupt companies for the express purpose of suing other parties claiming damages for infringement, knowing that it is more likely those parties will pay to settle out than proceed

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A Horse Race For the “Big 13”

The summer has been an eventful one for big changes in big companies. One of our favorite publications recently released a fun infographic on market cap data for the entertainment sector, which insights we will discuss below. Out of the 13 companies studied, the big three media companies currently, by

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Starz✨ Is this the year to shine?

In 2016, Lionsgate acquired television network Starz for $4.4 billion U.S. dollars. Starz has produced award-winning shows, like Power, Outlander, and P-Valley. But due to production delays and a soft quarter, Lionsgate has again chosen to sell or partially sell the service. For now, it will be split into two

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The Times: are they Medieval?

“The battle outside ragin’/ Will soon shake your windows/ And rattle your walls/ For the times they are a-changin’.” Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic opines on the one guarantee in life: change. In the last month, change abounds as workers organize across the United States as people take charge of their

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