Entertainment law encompasses many aspects of intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, songs, books etc.), music, television, advertising and, of course, film. Entertainment law issues are often in the news though most people are unaware of the legal maneuvering that happens behind the scenes.
Trejo Law Corporation, a Beverly Hills based law firm, is on the frontlines of entertainment law. They have helped many clients with entertainment related issues. Trejo Law Corporation specializes in preparing entertainment agreements such as distribution agreements, management agreements and talent agreements. They also handle litigation in entertainment law.
A Recent Entertainment Law Issue in the News:
The first civil lawsuit has been filed against Megaupload in the aftermath of U.S. prosecutors indicting the company’s founders on massive copyright infringement charges in January. The civil lawsuit comes from Microhits which is claiming copyrights on songs and films that it says it owns and that Megaupload infringed on.
The lawsuit rehashes Megaupload’s popularity, its operations (including its pay service for premium users) and some of the alleged conversations among Megaupload employees that have now become infamous. For example, it quotes an alleged e-mail by Megaupload Programmer-in-Charge Bram Van der Kolk as saying, “we have a funny businesss…modern day pirates :)”.
Microhits is demanding damages between $30,000 to $150,000 per infringement. But it is unclear how they think they will collect. Since the federal case indicted Megaupload on copyright infringement, the corporate assets and bank accounts have been seized.
Megaupload has not shied away from voicing its opinion over the many lawsuits. It has countered that it has been proactive concerning takedown notices from Fox, Warner Bros., Disney and Sony. Megaupload also believes that the lawsuits leveraged against them have become politicized and are being used as a re-election pawn.
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