Hollywood Docket: Lionsgate vs. Icahn; Fox vs. Dish; 'Greek' is most-pirated film

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Hollywood Docket: Lionsgate vs. Icahn; Fox vs. Dish; 'Greek' is most-pirated film

Mon Oct 04, 2010 @ 08:56AM PST
  • Lawyers for Lionsgate were in a Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday attempting to throw out a lawsuit brought by Carl Icahn in his ongoing takeover efforts. Lionsgate is also trying to limit discovery, arguing that the studio has already cooperated with another lawsuit in British Columbia. Lionsgate's arguments on why the lawsuit should be dismissed are laid out in its motion to dismiss
  • The annual throng of carriage fee disputes is upon us. The big one now is between News Corp./Fox and the Dish Network. Fox has yanked FX, the National Geographic Channel and 19 regional sports networks from Dish already and may pull more on Oct. 31, barring an agreement. [THR]
  • A lawsuit against "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for playing hundreds of music recordings without permission or paying licenses is over. No reason was given for the termination of the case, although it probably means it was settled. [Bloomberg]
  • "Get Him to the Greek" is the most pirated film for the second consecutive week. [TF]

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