Author Archives: Gordon Firemark

Contracts must prohibit sexual harassment in the entertainment workplace.

It’s a tragedy that the headline of this story even needed to be written.  But it did.  Desperately. By now, we’ve all heard about the truly despicable behavior of some hollywood heavyweights. Men in power abusing that power to take advantage of, demean and humiliate women. And we’re learning just how persuasive this kind of… Continue Reading

Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss

Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here’s what we talked about.. 1 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD URGES JUDGE TO SAVE AGE-CENSORSHIP LAW TO COMBAT RAMPANT BIAS 2… Continue Reading

Register your DMCA Agent by December 31 or risk losing your “safe-harbor” protection against copyright infringement lawsuits.

Earlier this year, the copyright office finalized the plan to modernize the process for registering your DMCA Agent.  Registration offers important protections for all operators of online service providers.  This includes you if you have a website, blog, podcast or other online presence.  Operators of sites with a registered DMCA Agent can benefit from a “safe… Continue Reading

The Equifax Breach, and what you should do to protect your credit

While this post is not, strictly speaking, on the “Entertainment Law” beat,  several clients asked me about it, and I addressed their concerns in my e-newsletter (sign up in the sidebar).  On recommendation from a friend, I’m reposting it here as a service to readers. DISCLAIMER: I’m not a data-security expert, and the above should… Continue Reading

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