Hollywood Docket Top 5: New TV quiz show scandal; Sean Penn's criminal charge; Beyonce concert lawsuit

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: New TV quiz show scandal; Sean Penn's criminal charge; Beyonce concert lawsuit

Mon Feb 22, 2010 @ 09:45AM PST

Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning:

  • The FCC has opened an inquiry into whether producers of a planned Fox game show, "Our Little Genius," provided contestants with answers to questions before taping episodes of the program. The Mark Burnett-produced show was pulled from Fox's schedule less than a week before the series' premiere in January. [NYT]
  • AFACT, a trade group representing several movie studios, is fighting paying more than $5 million in legal costs to an Australian ISP as the result of an unsuccessful lawsuit. Earlier in the month, movie studios failed to convince an Australian court that iiNet was liable for customers who shared copyrighted media on file-sharing networks. [TorrentFreak]
  • Sean Penn faces jail time after being charged with battery and vandalism charges stemming from an altercation with a photographer in the fall. [AP]
  • The promoter of a Beyonce concert in Moscow in November is being sued by Russian collecting agency RAO for failure to obtain a license for public performance rights. [Billboard]
  • A movie bootlegger who recorded and uploaded a video of "The Dark Knight" was sentenced to two years in prison and fined almost $25,000. [Crime Scene KC] 

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