Hollywood Docket: What news aggregation is legal? 'Robin Hood' most pirated; Read the Britney harassment lawsuit

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Hollywood Docket: What news aggregation is legal? 'Robin Hood' most pirated; Read the Britney harassment lawsuit

Thu Sep 09, 2010 @ 05:11AM PST

Light postings for the next couple days as we head north for the Toronto Film Festival. Back to full steam on Tuesday...

  • Here's one for the media lawyers (and maybe Rupert Murdoch). Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab posts an excerpt from an interesting article by Kimberley Isbell of the Citizen Media Law Project assessing the current law surrounding the aggregation of news online. What courts have approved, what they haven't, and what grey areas still remain (hint: there are many). [Nieman Journalism Lab]
  • It's good to be Don Johnson: LA Superior Court Judge Michael Stern yesterday awarded the "Nash Bridges" actor $28.5 million more in interest on top of the $23.2 million he already won in July.  By our math, that's $51 million Johnson has won in his litigation with Rysher Entertainment over profits from the hit series. [LAT]
  • Belgian authorities have targeted 12 European countries in recent piracy raids. Did your favorite Euro destination make the cut? [DW]
  • SAG has reached a deal with its own unionized business reps providing them 2% raises for the next three years and avoiding possible labor unrest heading into upcoming contract negotiations with the studios. [THR]
  • "Robin Hood" tops the list of most-pirated movies online this week, edging out "Iron Man 2." [TF]
  • Yes, we saw that Britney Spears was sued for sexual harassment. No, we haven't read the complaint yet. [Read the complaint]

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