In 1999, the impending merger between Viacom and CBS was a major topic of discussion in the media world. Two decades later, the same exact conversation has once again resurfaced. In December of 2019, CBS and Viacom once again began the process of merging following Federal … [Read more...] about Another Media Merger, the Same Story: What the CBS-Viacom Merger Tells Us About the Entertainment Industry
Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied a motion for summary judgement submitted by Stranger Things creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, in a breach of implied contract suit filed by independent filmmaker Charlie Kessler. Kessler claims the Duffers stole the idea for … [Read more...] about Who Owns the Concept for Netflix’s Stranger Things?
Viacom, Inc filed suit against the streaming company in Los Angeles Superior Court this week. The complaint alleges that Netflix illegally recruits their employees from the personnel of rival entertainment companies – a practice which is known as “employee poaching”. The … [Read more...] about Netflix Slammed with Second Suit for Employee Poaching
On Monday, March 19th, the U.S. Department of Justice faced off against Time Warner and AT&T in what is called the Antitrust Trial of the century. With the rise of direct-to-streaming companies such as Netflix and Amazon, Hollywood has seen aggressive content consolidation, … [Read more...] about U.S. v AT&T/Time Warner: The Antitrust Trial of the Century
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 Vahshat”, where he … [Read more...] about HBO Hacker Indicted on Counts of Fraud and Extortion