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Licensing Law Shocker: Hawley Targets Disney With Bill To Limit Copyright Protection

If Passed, Law Would Impact All Licensors, Limiting Copyrights to 56 Years By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Senator Josh Hawley is introducing legislation targeting Disney that would have a devastating impact on the… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Actor Gets 20 Years For Licensing Ponzi scheme

Zach Horwitz Sentenced For $230 Million Fraud Based On False Claims of Licensing Deals With Netflix and HBO Max By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief For most of his adult life, 35-year-old Zachary Horwitz… . . . read more

ChizComm Founders Out At Genius Brands Over Contract Dispute

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The founders of Chizcomm have exited Genius Brands over a contractual dispute and conflict over strategic vision. ChizComm was acquired in November of 2020 by Genius Brands, which… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Andy Warhol Foundation Asks Supreme Court For Legal Review

The Andy Warhol Foundation is asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on a lawsuit over the artist’s Prince Series, produced in 1984. The lawsuit was filed in 2017 by photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who claims… . . . read more

Licensing Law: MediaMuv Charged With Stealing $20 Million in Music Royalties From YouTube

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Officials in Arizona have charged two men on allegations they defrauded YouTube of $20 million by falsely claiming they owned rights to more than 50,000 songs. According to… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Peloton Sues Lululemon After Branding Breakup

Two giants of the fitness industry are facing off in court, soon after a five-year licensing and branding deal between Lululemon and Peloton ended in an amicable breakup. Peloton Interactive, the exercise bike company, has… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Trump Social Media Site Faces Potential Legal Action

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Former US President Donald Trump faces more legal troubles, as the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) says Trump’s new social media network violates a free and open-source software licensing agreement by… . . . read more

Legal Action Threatened Over Pic of Naked Man Chasing Pig

A German actor whose photograph of a naked man pursuing a wild boar went viral has said she might take legal action against a company that duplicated the scene for model railway enthusiasts. While hilarious,… . . . read more

Not So Nice: Baron Cohen Sues Pot Shop

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has filed suit against a Massachusetts cannabis shop for using an image of his character Borat on a billboard (pictured here) without his permission. According to documents filed in… . . . read more