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“IN THE KNOW” Weekly Recap of legal news in the entertainment industry.

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“IN THE KNOW” This week’s Weekly Recap on interesting legal news in the entertainment industry. BOSTON FORMER GUITARIST NOT ENTITLED TO ATTORNEY FEES Former guitarist for the band Boston is not entitled to attorneys’ fees even after a jury found he did not violate the trademarks belonging to the group “Boston.” Tom Scholz, the architect […]

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“IN THE KNOW” Weekly Recap of legal news in the entertainment industry.

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1) “This is Spinal Tap” Royalties Lawsuit Heats Up!  In late 2016, Spinal Tap’s Harry Schearer filed a lawsuit against Vivendi and others contending that he had been shorted on profits related to the cult 1984 film. Last week, co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean, along with director Rob Reiner, joined the lawsuit which increased […]

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Now Trending: Favorable Copyright Infringement Rulings

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After a dubious 25-year winning streak for film studios and television networks (see, articles “Death of Copyright” and “Death of Copyright: The Sequel”), it appears that some federal judges are giving copyright plaintiffs a fair shake. In the 2013 case entitled Dillon v. NBC Universal, the Hon. S. James Otero denied a Motion to Dismiss plaintiff’s copyright […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling; CSEL Gains Momentum

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Paula Petrella in “Raging Bull” Case – CSEL’s Amicus Brief Cited By News Outlets Nationwide! Lowe & Associates is pleased to announce that Paula Petrella, with amicus assistance from the firm (on behalf of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers), has emerged victorious from her fight with MGM in […]

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Lowe & Associates’ Holiday Happy Hour (Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013)

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Lowe and Associates is proud to host a Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday, December 5th to benefit Dayan Mathai For Superior Court Judge 2014.

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“Death of Copyright” Highlights and American Idol Lawsuit

Exciting Highlights From The “Death of Copyright” Panel For those of you who missed top entertainment litigation attorneys (representing both the studios and the creative professionals) battling it out at the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s recent panel on “Death of Copyright: The Sequel” – you can rest easy! Get your popcorn ready and click here (or below) for highlights. The full […]

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Firm Launches Entertainment Law Society and Lawsuit Against The Oxygen Network

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California Society of Entertainment Lawyers Lowe & Associates, in conjunction with ZernerLaw, proudly announces the launch of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (“CSEL”). CSEL is a non-profit, non-partisan, professional organization of attorneys representing authors, screenwriters, songwriters, and other creators of intellectual property in the entertainment industry. CSEL seeks to balance the influence of the […]

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Firm Obtains Reversal In Music Royalty Case

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The California Court of Appeals has granted a reversal in favor of Lowe & Associate’s client, William Sepe, in the case of Sepe v. Wiesenfeld. The case concerns royalties relating to the classic Barry White song “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything.” In a 22-page opinion issued May 2, 2013, Justice Aldrich of the Second Appellate […]

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Steven Lowe Spearheads New BHBA Entertainment Law Panel: “Death Of Copyright: The Sequel”

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Lowe & Associates is proud to announce that on May 15, 2013, Steven T. Lowe will be chairing a panel for the Beverly Hills Bar Association entitled “Death Of Copyright: The Sequel.” The event will feature five distinguished entertainment law attorneys, including Mr. Lowe, examining the 25-year streak of film studios and television networks winning […]

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Lowe & Associates Settles Case For Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich

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Lowe & Associates is pleased to announce that it has negotiated a settlement in the case brought by Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich against his former campaign manager, John Shallman. The settlement, whose terms remain confidential, brings to a close months of contentious litigation between the two parties over accusations that Shallman mismanaged, squandered, […]

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