Hollywood Docket: McPherson harassment probe; Fela photo flap; RIAA legal fees

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Hollywood Docket: McPherson harassment probe; Fela photo flap; RIAA legal fees

Thu Jul 29, 2010 @ 10:55AM PST
  • ABC entertainment chief Stephen McPherson resigned from ABC as the company conducted an internal sexual harassment investigation of the executive. His attorney Tom Hoberman downplays the allegations, saying the decision was "voluntary." [THR]
  • Carl Icahn's request for a temporary cease-trade order against Lionsgate was denied by the British Columbia Securities Commission. The decision represents a setback in the activist investor's battle to control the studio. [Globe and Mail]
  • A federal judge in California has whittled down Perfect 10's copyright infringement case against Google because the adult entertainment studio didn't provide Google with information needed to figure out what infringing content to take down. [EFF]
  • The Michael Jackson estate has forced an iPhone game developer to change one of its games because a dancing zombie bared too much of a striking resemblance to Michael Jackson in the "Thriller" music video. [MTV]
  • A photographer is suing the hit Broadway show "FELA!" for using an iconic photo of the late great Fela Kuti without permission in one of the show's backdrops. [NYDN]
  • The RIAA is defending more than $17 million spent on legal fees in its since aborted campaign to sue individual file-sharers. The trade associate says that the campaign made a real difference and raised awareness of anti-piracy efforts. [ABA Journal]

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