Practice Area: Entertainment, Arts & Sports
When New York’s new right of publicity law becomes effective on May 29, 2021, a number of new protections will become codified in New York that will benefit performers and celebrities, as well as their estates.
In life, Prince, who died without a will, pulled his videos from YouTube and once threatened to sue the website over copyright concerns.
In death, his video catalog is now available to stream on his official YouTube Channel.
Reality and fiction are not the same. Fiction represents an author’s shaping, focusing and changing reality to tell a story. Trouble comes when fictional trial scenes start to impact real trials. Memorable fiction and drama involving lawyers usually contains a trial scene. There are obvious reasons for this: trials are invariably depicted as exciting dialectic … Continued
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Once COVID-19 began spreading rapidly throughout the U.S. this past spring, schools across the state and nation quickly closed their doors, and our educational system had to adjust to a new kind of learning that began to take place primarily all online. Months later, many parts of New York City and the rest of the … Continued
Judith Bresler passed peacefully at New York Presbyterian Hospital on May 21, 2020, following a valiant battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The distinguished lecturer and prominent art law attorney delighted in playing the piano, and flourished in her innate gift for language; writing poetry, mastering her boggle skills, and eventually becoming co-author of the leading treatise … Continued
When it comes to negotiation, there are three pillars: knowing the deal, drafting the deal and protecting your clients. These three pillars will soon have a “COVID overlay” according to New York attorney Jill Pilgrim of Pilgrim & Associates. Some of these COVID-19 considerations may in fact be “deal killers.” “COVID-19 is going to impact … Continued