Hollywood Docket: Vivendi case gets French treatment; Entertainers vs. Arizona immigration law; Celebrity sex tapes

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Hollywood Docket: Vivendi case gets French treatment; Entertainers vs. Arizona immigration law; Celebrity sex tapes

Thu Jun 03, 2010 @ 10:09AM PST
  • Edgar Bronfman Jr., Jean-Marie Messier and six other former executives at media giant Vivendi are facing a trial this week in a Paris courtroom on charges of misleading investors. If convicted, they could face jail time. [Business Week] Bronfman, currently the CEO of Warner Music, has requested that he be dismissed from the case. [CMU News]
  • The recent Arizona immigration law continues to be a hot topic in entertainment, provoking a backlash from artists including several musicians who say they will boycott the state. [BBC / LAT] 
  • The EFF has filed amicus briefs in the cases targeting thousands of BitTorrent pirates. The civil liberties group is asking judges to quash subpoenas because they deprive defendants of a fair opportunity to fight claims based on insufficient evidence. [EFF]
  • Canada is debating new copyright laws, including requiring ISPs to inform users of copyright infringing notices and complying with subpoenas. [Vancouver Sun] 
  • A guide to the laws of selling celebrity sex tapes. [Huffington Post] Here's our review of the legal history of celebrity sex tapes too. [THR, ESQ]

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