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Archive for March 2010

David Adler to Moderate Panel on Monetizing Original Content & New Media

March 18, 2010

On May 6th, 2010, David Adler will be the Moderator at the Digital.Hollywood Panel “Monetizing Original Media: Broadband, Viral, Episodic Programming, Content & Advertising.” The conference is being held in Santa Monica California. The Panel will discuss critical issues facing the industry, such as: Who’s watching what and where (or how)? How much should content […]

Call for Entries: SHOOT’s 8th Annual New Directors Search – Approaching Deadline

March 18, 2010

Deadline To Discover The Best Up-And-Coming Helmers Is March 31st, 2010 SHOOT Magazine’s 8th Annual search to discover the best up-and-coming directors. This is a great opportunity to advance your career! Entry forms and details can be found online at

Copyright Registration is NOT required for Court Jurisdiction Says Supreme Court

March 3, 2010

In a widely anticipated and soon-to-be widely blogged-about Supreme Court decision, the high Court reversed the Second Circuit in the Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick case,  and found that 17 U.S.C. 411(a) is merely a claim-processing rule, not a restriction on a federal court’s subject matter jurisdiction. For years I have advised clients that the requirements of […]