John F. Russo, the NJ Judge who questioned whether a victim had tried hard enough to prevent an attack, has been removed from the Bench by the State of NJ. As usual, there’s more to the story.
One America News Network sued Rachel Maddow for defamation after she said one of their reporters worked for Russia.
The High School Show Choir that inspired “GLEE” was sued for copyright infringement. The lower court found “Qualified Immunity” protected director Brett Carroll. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals analyzed Fair Use instead.
The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a 200 page report arguing that the DMCA has been misused and misinterpreted over the last 20 years. But, instead of suggesting better protections for copyright consumers, the Copyright Office calls for Congress to reform the DMCA in favor of copyright owners, which includes eliminating the “safe harbors” that allow YouTube to exist.
Actor/Producer Tommy Wiseau tried to stop a documentary about “The Room”, lost, and now owes over $700k in damages. The Court did not like this argument, it did naht.