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Netflix Hit With Sex & Racial Discrimination Suit By Mo’Nique Over Comedy Special Pay

At the heart of the 10-claim and jury seeking document is Mo’Nique’s contention that the $500,000 the Reed Hastings-run streamer offered her back in 2017 for a special was not just an insult but illegal. “Netflix’s business practice of paying Black women less than non-Black women for substantially equal or similar work causes harm to Plaintiff that outweighs any reason Netflix may have for doing so,” the jury seeking complaint states. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/32J5FPv

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Netflix Finally Beats Journalist’s Copyright Suit Over ‘Narcos’

It took a few attempts, but Netflix and Gaumont Television finally prevailed against a Colombian journalist who alleged Narcos infringed her memoir about Pablo Escobar. On Friday, a Florida federal court granted summary judgment to defendants. The ruling avoids a trial that was scheduled to begin this month. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/nLxrWJ

MPA’s Piracy Claims Caused Financial Damage, VOD Site Says

Two weeks ago the Motion Picture Association branded the Polish VOD service CDA.pl as a notorious pirate site. However, the platform itself wholeheartedly disagrees. The publicly traded company accuses the MPA of continuing to spread false information, which is hurting its image and causing substantial financial damage as well. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/32QCcUH [photo: CDA]

RapidVideo Shuts Down Following Legal Pressure from Warner Bros and Netflix

RapidVideo, a popular file-hosting service with millions of users, has thrown in the towel. The site faces legal pressure from lawyers representing the MPA and ACE, including a lawsuit from Warner Bros. and Netflix. Paired with dwindling revenues and a worsening legal climate, maintaining the site is no longer viable, according to the operator. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/33NjSeV

‘Panama Papers’ Attorneys Sue Netflix to Block Release of ‘The Laundromat’

The lawsuit alleges that the film inaccurately ties the law firm to Russian gangsters and other criminal activity. The attorneys fear the film will inspire Panamanian prosecutors to investigate further, and could taint a potential jury pool if charges are brought in New York. – Gene Maddaus, Variety » https://trib.al/XTSaUwb [photo: Netflix]

Court rules the FCC can’t block state net neutrality laws

The FCC has won a key bid to uphold its repeal of net neutrality, but at a significant cost. A federal appeals court handling a Mozilla complaint has ruled that most of the repeal can stand, but that the FCC had “not shown legal authority” to ban states from implementing their own laws. The regulator was trying to “categorically abolish” states’ established power to regulate communications within their borders, according to the court. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2oWgXl0 [photo:Orin Zebest/Flickr]

Netflix gets sued over Q2 subscriber losses

Johan Wallerstein filed a complaint in California federal court against Netflix, CEO Reed Hastings and CFO Spencer Neumann. The class action suit alleges that Netflix’s April 2019 letter to shareholders included “materially false and/or misleading” statements that did not disclose the potential impact of factors including price increases and content releases on subscriber growth figures. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2JXUE5h

Disney Beats Antitrust Claim, But Must Face False Advertising Over Movie Download Codes

The decline of the home entertainment market caused Disney to begin selling “combo packs” comprised of a Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a code allowing the download of popular films such as Star Wars and Black Panther. The decline of DVD rentals then caused Redbox to also look for a new product. The company begin using its kiosks to disassemble Disney’s “combo packs” and re-sell the codes separately. Disney insisted in a lawsuit that this activity amounted to a breach of contract and a violation of copyright law. Redbox responded that that Disney was engaging in copyright misuse to protect its own coming streaming service. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2SlpOaE
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