Redbox Squares Off Against Disney

Redbox Squares Off Against Disney

In the most recent litigation battle between powerhouses Disney and Redbox, Redbox triumphed as a federal court judge rejected Disney’s request for an injunction. In its initial lawsuit filed in December, Disney alleged that Redbox was in violation of their contract...
Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

The Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) has joined the growing support for the Music Modernization Act. Due to state-by-state legislation that governs mechanical royalties, the current state of copyright legislation is incredibly complicated for songwriters to...
Redbox Accuses Disney of Copyright Protection Abuse

Redbox Accuses Disney of Copyright Protection Abuse

As Disney is gearing up to establish its own streaming service, it has started cracking down on unauthorized digital downloads of its works. In November 2017, Disney sued the video rental company Redbox for breaching the terms and conditions of their licensing...
HBO Hacker Indicted on Counts of Fraud and Extortion

HBO Hacker Indicted on Counts of Fraud and Extortion

According to The New York Times, the man behind the cyber attack on HBO this summer has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, computer fraud, identity theft and extortion.  Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, hacked into HBO’s system under the pseudonym “Skote...
Happiness and Sadness are Not Batman and James Bond

Happiness and Sadness are Not Batman and James Bond

Over the summer, Disney and Pixar were sued by childhood development expert Denise Daniels over the film Inside Out. She claims that the film was based on her TV show, The Moodsters, and that she was uncompensated for her work. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter,...