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Massive Legal Bills Force TVAddons’ Adam Lackman Towards Bankruptcy

In his latest fundraising effort, launched this week, he’s seeking a total of CAD$171,981 – an amount which includes close to CAD$50,000 to cover some of the plaintiffs’ legal fees, previously awarded to them by the court. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2LGB6Vm [photo:TVaddons]

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YouTube Sued For $720K Over Alleged Copyright Strike “Retaliation”

DJ Short-E, a popular YouTuber who claims to have earned $310,000 from the platform, is now suing the company. The case is extremely unusual and centered around claims that YouTube not only failed to promote his videos, but also “retaliated” to the threat of a lawsuit by not processing copyright claims properly, resulting in his channels getting shut down for repeat infringement. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://torrentfreak.com/youtube-sued-for-720k-over-alleged-copyright-strike-retaliation-190829/?fbclid=IwAR3W9TPMAeUdfOJE_lhLBoxSqfb2xNa3a-WB7V2S9AukVRj0gcH0mjAI76k

Eight Charged with Running Illegal TV Show and Movie Streaming Services

Kristopher Lee Dallmann, Darryl Julius Polo, Douglas M. Courson, Felipe Garcia, Jared Edward Jaurequi, Peter H. Huber, Yoany Vaillant, and Luis Angel Villarino were indicted by a federal grand jury for running Jetflicks, an online subscription based streaming service based in Las Vegas. By using computer code to search and download programs from global pirate sites such as the Pirate Bay and Torrentz, Jetflicks permitted users to illegally stream and often download copyrighted TV shows. – Breanna Bell, Variety » https://trib.al/cAJQbJw

Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify Claiming Massive Copyright Breach, “Unconstitutional” Law

In a suit filed Wednesday in federal court in Nashville, Eight Mile accuses Spotify of willful copyright infringement by reproducing “Lose Yourself” and about 250 of the rapper’s songs on its service to the tune of potentially billions of dollars in alleged damages. The suit also targets the Music Modernization Act, a federal law enacted last October that was intended to make life easier for tech companies and to get songwriters paid. The suit accuses Spotify, the $26 billion Stockholm-based streaming behemoth, of not living up to its obligations under the MMA, while also making a frontal attack on one of the few legislative accomplishments during the Donald Trump presidency. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2Z74Xi7

Your YouTube copyright claim now needs to be more specific

“Starting today, we will require copyright owners to provide timestamps to indicate exactly where their content appears in videos … and we’re improving our video editing tools in Creator Studio to make it easier for creators to remove the content associated with these claims,” Julian Bill, YouTube product manager, wrote in a blog post Tuesday. – Shelby Brown, CNET » https://cnet.co/2NNsYW9

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

Distribution Rights Will Soon Turn Streaming Upside Down

Most of the popular licensed shows on Netflix are likely to end up exclusively on NBCUniversal’s streaming service. New Girl already moved over to Hulu and is likely to stay there. ABC’s fourteen past seasons of Grey’s Anatomy is likely to move from Netflix to Hulu to join the current season. CBS will eventually withdraw NCIS and Criminal Minds for CBS All Access. – Megan Southard, NoCable » http://bit.ly/2EyVSlV
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