Hollywood Docket: 'Spawn' litigation; Senate vs. loud commercials; Ron Tutor

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Hollywood Docket: 'Spawn' litigation; Senate vs. loud commercials; Ron Tutor

Mon Jun 14, 2010 @ 01:13PM PST
  • A federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing today in a long-running dispute between Todd McFarlane and Neil Gaiman over profits owed over royalties from the "Spawn" franchise. [AP]
  • Wouldn't be a Monday without a YouTube legal controversy. There's a budding battle over Warner/Chappell sending a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube over a video called "We Con the World." The video featured an attempt to mock the "humanitarian" mission of the Gaza flotilla. Apparently, people are upset not by the publisher's aggressive protection of their copyright, but by YouTube allegedly bowing to anti-Israel interests and removing the video. [C&C]
  • The Senate Commerce Committee has passed a bill that attempts to do something about the chronic problem of excessively loud commercials. What? [Comm Law Blog]
  • As the Bergstein World Turns: Now Ron Tutor has returned fire at federal bankruptcy court trustee David Durkin, who wants him to talk about his role in five companies run by his sometime business partner (and embattled film exec) David Bergstein. [THR]
  • How to make a biopic and avoid getting sued. [LawLawLand] 

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