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Film Arcade Launches New One-Stop Distribution Shop For Indie Films

January 23, 2020

Deadline EXCLUSIVE: Indie film distribution company The Film Arcade is furthering its outreach to indie projects with its newly launched distribution arm. Read more Here.

Warner Bros. Gets Damages, Injunction for Movie Content Infringement

January 4, 2017

The case is Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., et al. v. X One X Productions, dba X One X Movie Archives, Inc., et al., Case No. 15-3728 (8th Cir., Nov. 1, 2016) (Gruender, J). Warner owns registered copyrights in the films Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and the cartoon Tom and Jerry. Defendant obtained restored versions of […]

DigiExam raises $3.5 million to bring digital exams to schools — VentureBeat

May 6, 2016

DigiExam, a startup that’s setting out to digitize academic exams, has raised $3.5 million to grow internationally and establish itself as the de facto provider of digital exams and assessments. DigiExam is a cloud-based (naturally) platform that merges the offline/online world and promises cheat-proof closed-book exams, with a lockdown feature that prevents students from browsing… via […]

The Beckoning Silence (2007) Documentary Film.Director: Louise Osmond

January 19, 2014

Originally posted on teeterboard:
    In The Beckoning Silence, Joe Simpson–whose amazing battle for survival featured in the multi-award winning “Touching the Void”–travels to the treacherous North Face of the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineerings most epic tragedies. As a child, it was this story and that of one of…

Your reckless abuse of the Oxford comma is furthering the demise of the English language

January 6, 2014

Originally posted on Squirrel Thoughts:
Oxford comma-nistas around the world are having a heyday over a recent push alert sent by Sky News, which they believe is the end-all, be-all argument in favor of their precious punctuation mark. Now, let’s be clear: The Oxford comma is necessary in this “sentence” as it’s written. Obviously, there…

Paul Walker’s Tragic Death Underscores Filmmakers’ Need for Key Man Insurance

December 13, 2013

News of Paul Walker’s death was tragic and unsettling. As an avid car enthusiast, I am a big fan of the “Fast” franchise of adrenaline pumping car chase movies. I’m sure I join his many fans in mourning our loss. Which got me thinking about whether the installment of the film franchise in which he […]

Upcoming Entertainment Law Seminar

May 24, 2013

Chicago’s leading Entertainment Law firm, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, is pleased to announce its inaugural Entertainment Law Seminar: What In-House Lawyers Must Know About Exploiting Creative Content

Chicago Tribune Sponsors Panel Discussion About Creative Professionals

March 13, 2013

What does it mean to be a creative professional in Chicago? That is the topic for discussions during the Chicago Tribune’s Trib Nation event Chicago Forward: The Future of the Arts in Chicago being held tonight, March 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM. In the Chase Auditorium at 10 South Dearborn. The event proposes to discuss […]

Does Clicking the “Like” Button Equal Constitutionally-Protected Speech?

May 4, 2012

One of the definitive features of Social Media, and arguably the most contagious, is the ability to express one’s approval and share that with others by clicking “like,” friending, following, pinning or mentioning, among many others. However, unlike other issues that have dealt with the murky area of postings on social networks such as Facebook, […]

Online Video: Copyright & Related Issues

March 27, 2012

Pinterest tightens copyright rules CBS News Unfortunately, given that consumers are putting masses of copyrighted photos onto their boards, that becomes a problem. After all, Pinterest doesn’t want to take the legal heat for making coin on the backs of someone else’s intellectual property. See Also: Pinterest Terms Of Service Get Updated If Web movie views double, […]