Hollywood Docket: 'Glee' kids want soundtrack money; 'Ellen' music case; Lindsay Lohan repents

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Hollywood Docket: 'Glee' kids want soundtrack money; 'Ellen' music case; Lindsay Lohan repents

Tue Aug 31, 2010 @ 11:48AM PST
  • Note to Hollywood lawyers looking for sympathetic clients: Some cast members of Fox's hit "Glee" are singing a sad song about not profiting sufficiently from the show's big-selling soundtrack. [NYP]
  • Vivendi and Time Warner are seeking arbitration in a copyright case over whether "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" played music without getting proper license from recording labels. [Bloomberg]
  • Disney, Sanrio and DC Comics are suing a supplier of "moonwalks" bounce houses -- those inflatable enclosures commonly used at children's birthday parties -- alleging the company violated copyright and trademarks by slapping on images including Disney's Snow White and DC's Batman. [Bloomberg]
  • A counterinsurgency against copyright infringement lawsuits: In the UK, a bunch of accused pirates are coordinating a harassment action against one of the law firms bringing many of the suits. [TF]
  • Lindsay Lohan is making the interview rounds after getting out of jail. "I want my career back," she says. "I was irresponsible." [THR]
  • Mel Gibson has become a legal adjective. Note this case where the defendant allegedly "repeatedly went on Mel Gibson-like Anti-Semitic tangents" against the managers and business partners of a burlesque artist. [CNS]

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