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Fox and Disney Headed for Major Win Against Netflix in Poaching Battle

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court became the scene of a consequential fight between 20th Century Fox Film and Netflix. In reality, thanks to Rupert Murdoch selling studio assets, this legal battle pits Netflix against Disney, which is priming its own streaming service for launch later this year. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2WZuPug
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Lawsuit Targeting Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Narrowed to Pablo Escobar’s Intimacy With a Gun

Vallejo “alleges that a scene in Narcos Season One, Episode Three infringes on a chapter of the Memoir entitled ‘La caricia de un revolver,'” writes the judge. “Plaintiff states that from approximately minutes 4:00 to 5:15, the character Valeria Velez (the character allegedly based on Plaintiff) has an intimate encounter with Pablo Escobar that involves a revolver, and that this encounter infringes on the original expression in the Memoir. While Plaintiff does not provide the specific details of the scene in Narcos that allegedly infringed on the Memoir, Plaintiff does allege that this scene involves a unique expression–namely, an intimate encounter that involves a revolver. While copyright protection does not extend to ideas it is plausible that Defendants infringed on Plaintiff’s expression with respect to this scene.” – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2Xc5E4F

Apple, Amazon, Google, and others sued for selling thousands of pirated recordings

The lawsuit claims that these online retailers are selling and streaming these recordings with the full knowledge that they’re unauthorized. As the lawsuit says, “it is hard to imagine that a person walking into Tower Records, off the street, with arms full of CD’s and vinyl records and claiming to be the record label for Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, could succeed in having that store sell their copies directly next to the same albums released by legendary record labels, Capitol, RCA, and Columbia, and at a lower price.” – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2QbElEQ

Sued Over ‘Hotel Mumbai,’ Netflix Drops Plans for India Screening (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix, Arclight Films International and four other companies are being sued by South Asian regional distributor Plus Holdings over rights to Anthony Maras film “Hotel Mumbai.” Netflix has now shelved its plans to screen the movie in India, where the movie is set, and other parts of South Asia. – Patrick Frater & Naman Ramachandran, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Hrulov

Hollywood Studios Win Copyright Battle Against VidAngel’s Streaming Service

The studios alleged that what VidAngel was really doing was “space-shifting” and violating exclusive rights to copy and perform copyrighted works. Specifically, the lawsuit took issue with how VidAngel was circumventing the encryption on DVD and Blu-rays that protected against unauthorized access. By doing so, VidAngel was able to not only offer nudity-free versions of movies, but also access to films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens before such content was available on licensed VOD services like Netflix. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2TnNzTh
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