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  • ADA accessibility in movie theaters — do the DOJ’s plans make sense?

    … On July 23 the Depart of Justice published a notice of proposed rulemaking on accessibility in movie theaters for those with vision and hearing disabilities. (http://www.ada.gov/regs2014/movie_nprm.html). The public comment period begins today. The proposed rules will require most movie theaters to buy equipment so that customers with hearing…

    2 readers - Accessibility Defense
  • Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.14

    …30 Jul 2014 at 5:06 PM 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Blogging, Celebrities, Free Speech, Movies, Non-Sequiturs, Patents, Politics, R. Ted Cruz, Videos * Court needed a Chinese language interpreter. Rather than find a professional legal interpreter, the judge just told the lawyer to head down to the local Chinese restaurant and grab somebody. [Legal…

    9 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
  • Marvel’s Misadventures in the Kirby Copyright Chronicles

    …Marvel may have to call in The Avengers for help with this one. The comic giant filed papers on July 14th arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that it should not review the Second Circuit appeal court’s decision in Marvel Characters, Inc. v Kirby. The case concerned whether the estate of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby…

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  • Word watch: pallid.

    … muse and lover, Viola De Lesseps, Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen are so vibrantly engaging that they make Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie look like a pair of pallid milksops." From a Chicago Tribune review of a stage version of "Shakespeare in Love." "Pallid dudes surrounded by dorm-room décor rhapsodize over their first…

    1 readers - Ann Althouse/ Althouse
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  • A Patent History of Filmmaking

    …The history of film is a long one that, by some accounts, extends as far back as the early 1700s and the discovery by German physicist Johann Heinrich Schulze that silver salts react to light exposure by becoming darker in color. By the late 1800s, celluloid film had appeared and the ability to record motion pictures through a camera had become…

  • Is President Obama A Plagiarist?

    … President Joe Biden. Is it true of President Obama? Back in May, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara delivered an awesome commencement speech at Harvard Law School. In his remarks, Bharara drew on a popular movie, The Departed, to offer career advice to the graduating class: The Departed is set around here, in the Boston area, and it's loosely based…

    6 readers - Above the Law
  • A Popular Institution Makes A Major Move

    … of legally themed movies at the Forum Film Festival. For years, the Forum has made its home at Fordham Law School. But now the Forum is moving. Where is it going, and why? The Forum is taking its talent — consisting mainly of its founder and director, Thane Rosenbaum, the well-known law professor, novelist, critic, and all-around public intellectual…

    5 readers - Above the Law
  • On Remand: Lawyers Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts

    …"Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre, or ghost?" If you recognize those movie lines then perhaps you know that yesterday marked the 30 anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters. The movie starred Bill Murray…

    2 readers - Samantha Beckett/ Above the Law
  • Quentin Tarantino Loses Big In Trying To Paint Gawker As A Copyright Infringer

    …We didn't write about this case when it came out because it just seemed ridiculous, but filmmaker Quentin Tarantino sued Gawker Media earlier this year for linking to a script he had apparently been working on. There had been a bunch of media coverage over the fact that his script for The Hateful Eight leaked, and was being shared around Hollywood…

    Above the Law
  • Non-Sequiturs: 04.14.14

    …Topics Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Christopher Christie, Election Law, Gay Marriage, Gibson Dunn, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Heartbleed, johnny depp, Jon Stewart, Kitchen v. Herbert, Law Revue, Law Revue Video Contest, Marriage Equality, Movies, Murder, Non-Sequiturs, Susannah Pollvogt, Tax Law, Technology, Windsor v. United States…

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
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