Hollywood Docket Top 5: Google's Italian job; more 'wardrobe malfunction'; Stephen Colbert's lawyer brother

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Google's Italian job; more 'wardrobe malfunction'; Stephen Colbert's lawyer brother

Wed Feb 24, 2010 @ 09:52AM PST

Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning:

  • Google chief legal officer David Drummond is one of three executives at the company convicted of privacy violations by an Italian Court. Each was given suspended sentences of six months because YouTube allowed a video to be posted of a bullied teenager with Down's Syndrome. Drummond says he's "outraged" by the decision. [BBC]
  • A federal appeals court will re-examine at a hearing on Tuesday the FCC's $550,000 fine against CBS over Janet Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl halftime "wardrobe malfunction." [THR]
  • C-SPAN is joining Cablevision in asking the Supreme Court to overturn must-carry rules which require cable operators to carry local TV stations that elect not to negotiate carriage. C-SPAN competes with other TV stations for space in the cable lineup. [B&C] 
  • A leaked draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement doesn't contain a mandate to establish "three-strikes" penalties cutting off Internet connections of repeat file-swappers. [Billboard] 
  • Who knew? Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert has a brother named Ed Colbert, a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon, who deals with international copyright issues and spent 10 years representing the United States Olympic Committee. Ed went on "The Colbert Report" on Monday to school his brother about what he can and can't say about the Olympics without getting into legal trouble. Here's the clip:
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