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Johnny Depp
HOLLYWOOD May 16, 2022
This week’s cross-examination of Amber Heard is being watched, crucially, by a nearly all-male jury. But the real decision before the jury is far more complicated than the he-said-she-said case that’s being tried in the press.
George Carlin
HOLLYWOOD May 9, 2022
For years, streaming services ignored joke writers when clearing rights, until a cartel of comedians (yes, really) filed a potentially transformative lawsuit. Lawyers for Pandora say it’s a conspiracy.
John Roberts
WASHINGTON May 9, 2022
Four reasons why the media speculation may be overlooking a more mysterious culprit. Plus, what the legal fallout could mean for Julian Assange and James O’Keefe.
Arnold Shwarzenegger
HOLLYWOOD May 2, 2022
Will the robots replace us all one day? Who knows, but chances are they will eventually learn how to create a superhero movie. Ergo, the start of one of the great legal debates in Hollywood history.
Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos
HOLLYWOOD May 2, 2022
As Hollywood grapples with the gritty new economics of streaming, industry dealmakers are closely watching whether Netflix will ever pull the ripcord on its singular refusal to provide backend comp.
Jason Clarke
HOLLYWOOD April 25, 2022
NBA legend Jerry West is demanding a retraction over Winning Time and is hinting at a lawsuit. He’d probably lose, but an industry-shaking upset could depend on… Netflix.
Disneylands Avengers Campus Opens
HOLLYWOOD April 18, 2022
Fifty years ago, Washington created a legal time bomb that allows the creators behind everything from Robocop and Beetlejuice to The Avengers multiverse to terminate their copyright grants and renegotiate. Welcome to the I.P. apocalypse.
Elon Musk
SILICON VALLEY April 11, 2022
Twitter’s newest activist investor could be called to testify this week at Johnny Depp defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. If it happens, it wouldn’t be his first time on the stand.
Stephen Elliott
HOLLYWOOD April 4, 2022
Notes from the legal underbelly of the #MeToo movement, and other pressing issues on my docket.
FaZe Clan
SILICON VALLEY April 1, 2022
FaZe Clan, a gaming and influencer entertainment company, is trying to clean up its image before going public at a $1 billion valuation. Its legal filings reveal a far messier backstory.
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