Hollywood Docket: Lohan in court; more Viacom-YouTube documents; Rapidshare reaction

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Hollywood Docket: Lohan in court; more Viacom-YouTube documents; Rapidshare reaction

Mon May 24, 2010 @ 10:20AM PST
  • Lindsay Lohan finally made it to court Monday, where Beverly Hills judge Marsha Revel ordered her to refrain from drinking or doing drugs. She'll be subject to random drug tests. [TMZ]
  • Should former Nebraska senator and governor Bob Kerry be the next chief of the MPAA? Negotiations are underway, but Kerry says there is "no decision yet." [THR, Var]
  • More documents have been released in the Viacom-YouTube lawsuit. Google is talking about Viacom's previous interest in buying the video-sharing website. [Viacom News / PaidContent]
  • A New York district court judge has given more time to the documentary filmmaker who has been ordered to comply with a subpoena and hand over filmed footage concerning environmental litigation against Chevron in Ecuador. [New York Law Journal] 
  • A federal appeals court has overturned a contempt order against TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau for urging his followers to send e-mails to a judge. Trudeau is defending a lawsuit from the FTC over alleged false claims in infomercials. [Wired]
  • More details and analysis are emerging of a federal court's decision to deny a plaintiff's injunction against Rapidshare for distributing copyrighted content. The judge in the case found that Rapidshare was distinguishable from Napster because it didn't index its files. [Legal Satyricon] Rapidshare's files do get indexed, however, by search engines such as Google, which marks another reason why a recent Google lawsuit deserves attention. 

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