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    Teresa Giudice It’s time for me to wake up. I do need to read things before I sign them. I do need to understand things before I sign them. … I gotta make sure I fully understand something, or fully read it, or find a lawyer — like a contract lawyer — that could help me. Because, you know, I don’t read contracts every day.

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  • Star Wars: Redefining Trademark and Copyright Law Since A Long Time Ago

    The Star Wars series is truly an exceptional franchise, having broken box office records, creating legions of fans, and bringing the idea of collateral merchandise licensing to an unprecedented level. Also, how many other films are top hits at the box office in three different decades, even when all you’ve done is add a few minutes of extra scenes and made the explosions bett ...

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    • You Must Watch Dogs Reenact Supreme Court Arguments Right Now

      If there is any justice in the world, this will revolutionize the way you consume Supreme Court news. Because the Supreme Court continues to ban video coverage of their proceedings, we’re either left waiting for Lyle to get to a phone or listening to horrible audio clips against a sketch artist’s backdrop. Now we have a new tool to make Supreme Court coverage downright amazing.
      6 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • For animators in TV work, a new labor accord

      While many of the Entertainment Law matters that dominate the daily headlines involve litigation, a number of Entertainment’s legal issues also get settled through private negotiations outside the media glare: Just this weekend, for example, SAG-AFTRA’s Executive Board ratified new contracts –the TV Animation Agreement and Basic Cable Animation Agreement.
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    • A Dose Of Reality In Week Four Of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

      You guys, I think I have a problem. I think I am starting to like “How To Get Away With Murder.” Yeah, I know what I’ve said about the show in the past. And it’s still all true. Truth time: a basic girl who once dated a law student for all of a week probably has a better grasp of what law school is actually like than the writers of this show.
      3 readers - Alex Rich/ Above the Law

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    • IP protection overseas not easy, experts explain

      … and formerly Senior Adviser for Policy to the Register of Copyrights at the United States Copyright Office. Lutz (left) discussed how the United States signed the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) accord as a non-self-executing agreement. That is, he explained, typical of these kinds of agreements with respect to the U.S…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.22.14

      … * A Saul Goodman Bobblehead. You know you want it. [Amazon (affiliate link)] * It looks like that Jimmy John’s non-compete agreement we reported on is going to spawn a congressional inquiry. [Huffington Post] * His dreams of becoming a solicitor were sidetracked when he was “jailed for slapping a sleeping woman in the face with his penis while…

      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • You Must Watch Dogs Reenact Supreme Court Arguments Right Now

      … If there is any justice in the world, this will revolutionize the way you consume Supreme Court news. Because the Supreme Court continues to ban video coverage of their proceedings, we’re either left waiting for Lyle to get to a phone or listening to horrible audio clips against a sketch artist’s backdrop. Now we have a new tool to make Supreme…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.17.14

      … * Congratulations (and good luck) to our nation’s new ebola czar — who happens to be a high-profile lawyer. [ATL Redline] * An update on the Charleston Law/InfiLaw drama. [Post and Courier] * If they had only taken the pink underwear off the patient before he woke up, he wouldn’t have his panties in a bunch. [Huffington Post] * Getting people…

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    • A Dose Of Reality In Week Four Of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

      … You guys, I think I have a problem. I think I am starting to like “How To Get Away With Murder.” Yeah, I know what I’ve said about the show in the past. And it’s still all true. Truth time: a basic girl who once dated a law student for all of a week probably has a better grasp of what law school is actually like than the writers of this show…

      3 readers - Alex Rich/ Above the Law
    • For animators in TV work, a new labor accord

      … Picture & Television Producers are set to begin Nov. 3. For those of you who need reminding, in 2012, the two labor unions, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (AFTRA), merged to form SAG-AFTRA. It represents more than 165,000 actors, and various other performers. The 2012 merger involved…

      3 readers - Nicole Christman/ Biederman Blog
    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.13.14

      … * Florida State QB Jameis Winston is still in a heap of legal trouble and it turns out his best legal move might just be to drop out. It’d save him the trouble of getting demolished by Mississippi State. [Sports Illustrated] * A follow-up on the Yale Law/Colombia Prostitution/Secret Service/Obama scandal. An amateur poet was hot on this story…

      1 readers - Joe Patrice/ Above the Law
    • Will millions curb Calif.’s runaway film trade?

      … shows produced in California, so that clattering sound audible may be word processing equipment in law offices all across Southern California churning out applications for the credits, which Brown says of the law he signed, “will make key improvements in our film and television tax credit program and put thousands of Californians to work.” AB1839…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 09.24.14

      … Can you identify this guy? * Quiz: Can you match the picture of the plaintiff to the landmark Supreme Court decision? [Slate] * Ninth Circuit expedites Ed O’Bannon appeal. [USAToday] * New NBC comedy about a law student who becomes a garbage man. Better job security, I suppose. [The A.V. Club] * The federal prison population declined…

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