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26 Apr

As those familiar with ChickChat, LLC are aware, this blog and fictional law firm are a part of a law school simulation for an Entertainment Law course (the ChickChat Firm Disclaimer can be found at this link).  As the semester comes to a close and half of the members are preparing for graduation, we at ChickChat would like to know how we did!

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Our aim is to please and to inform, and we hope we have done so… And we hope you’ve enjoyed chatting with these legal chicks as much as we have enjoyed sharing our interests with you!!

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More Universities Dispute—And Win—In .xxx Arbitrations

29 Mar

On Tuesday, March 27, XBiz announced that both Baylor University and University of Texas have won arbitration suits granting them control over the .xxx top-level domain names purchased and connected to their schools.  A judge said that “BaylorGirls.xxx” and “UTSystem.xxx” belong to the universities, because the registrant (who was not associated with the universities) obtained the sites and refused the schools to purchase them out of bad faith.  As evidence of the registrant’s bad faith, the universities showed evidence that the registrant accessed information attempting to find if sites such as “PennStateGirls.xxx,” “ClemsonGirls.xxx,” and “NYUGirls.xxx” were available for purchase.

These arbitrations are a continuance of the already heavily disputed .xxx top-level domain name distribution across the entire Internet.  According to the article, “out of 17 .XXX UDRP cases filed so far, eight cases have been resolved by arbitrators — all in favor of complainants.”  The article continued by stating that “[t]he victories keep mounting for .XXX complainants in the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy, or UDRP, cases, particularly since nearly all of the cases involve non-adult companies purchasing mainstream brands.”

To view the full article from XBiz, follow this link.  For more information on the .xxx top-level domain name controversy, follow this link from Wired.

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After all, interns are people too….

20 Mar

In response to the class action suit now threatening Harper’s Bazaar, Conde Nast has revamped and overhauled their intern program. The group has put in place clearer guidelines for how to treat the coffee fetchers of the office. With such big names making changes, others will likely follow suit. Even if Ms. Wang doesn’t win her class action suit against Harper’s, it looks like there may be a victory in this case after all…

The article via New York Magazine can be found here.

To read the full list of alleged changes to the program, read the article on Fashionista.com.

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23 Feb

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Condoms May Push Porn Out of Los Angeles

21 Feb

Last month, the Los Angeles City Counsel voted on a resolution requiring all porn productions filmed on sets in Los Angeles county to use condoms.  While everyone—including the adult entertainment industry—understands the importance of protection, safe sex, and safety in the workplace, porn leaders are now speaking up about the influence this new regulation may have.

Most notably, Steve Hirsch, owner of Vivid Entertainment has stated that Vivid will continue shooting without condoms—even if that means his company will be moving out of Los Angeles county.  Many major adult entertainment corporations are currently located in Los Angeles county, including Hirsch’s Vivid and Larry Flynt‘s Hustler, which are located in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, respectively; the move away from L.A. may prove to be detrimental to the economy in an already-struggling southern California.  In fact, the Los Angeles Times reports that local economists found that adult entertainment made $4 billion in profits and provided up to 20,000 jobs annually to various aspects of the entertainment industry.

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UPDATE: China Seizing iPads

20 Feb

Last week, it was reported that Apple could be fined for iPad trademark infringement in China (see our earlier post, entitled Apple Could Face Find of $1.6 Billion for iPad Trademark Infringement in China located at this link).  The Los Angeles Times has reported that the trademark fight between Proview Technology in China and Apple is escalating to the point that the Chinese government is seizing iPad tablets from retail stores in northern China.

The LA Times reported that “[t]he seizures in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, were in response to a trademark infringement complaint filed by Chinese company Proview Technology . . . Proview Technology, which is based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, said it holds the trademark for the hot-selling device in China.”

Read the full story from the Los Angeles Times at this link.

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