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Category: Business Law

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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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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Unionize: Starbucks & Animation Guild (TAG)

In the United States, employees have the statutory right to form labor unions under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and which right is administered and facilitated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRA guarantees the right of most private sector employees to organize into unions, engage in

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Crisis Mgmt.: Netflix & Etsy

In the realms of corporate cultures, Netflix always stood out in the past for being unique. Accountability, transparency, both were at the top of the list. Now, Netflix has drawn a clear line between its own freedom as a private company to create content without restraints on speech, and the

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Warner Bros. Discovery’s CNN+ Smackdown

While we speculate about whether Disney+ will combine its platform with Hulu, we do not need to perform such elaborate fantasies with Warner Bros. Discovery, who will merge HBOMax and Discovery platforms into one, exclusive platform. While the company transitions, it will offer bundling while testing the best way forward

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Drama at Disney Over Hulu

Netflix is not the only service introducing an ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) subscriber package by the end of 2022. Disney+ said earlier in March that it will introduce the AVOD option in late 2022 to North American markets only, with plans to expand internationally by 2023. Some experts have speculated that

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Disruptive Deals: Amazon, MGM, Nielsen

On March 17, Amazon Studios and Prime Video welcomed MGM into their fold for $8.5 billion dollars. We previously reported on Jeff Bezos’s’ statement, that Amazon will “reimagine and develop” content from the 98-year old library. Amazon is making no commitments to theatrical windows, and is keeping options open with

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Corporate Activism: Disney

In March, Disney employees protested Florida legislation, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. HB 1557 prohibits classroom discussion in primary schools on sexual orientation or gender identity, which topics can arise during these tender years, as we have observed in documentaries like Trans-mission.love (Tomorrow Pictures). Disney employees demanded that Disney

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