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DigitalHHR Team Assists AMC Networks in $200M Joint Venture with BBC America

Posted in News, Press/Publications, Television
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP represented AMC Networks Inc. in its recent acqusition of a 49.9% stake in BBC America valued at $200M.  Businessweek’s press release highlights the significance of our DigitalHHR team members’ depth of expertise and involvement in the critical elements of this complex transaction, which raised unique intellectual property concerns and content production and distribution issues.  Additional details… Continue Reading

DigitalHHR Receives Chambers USA Honors

Posted in Firm News, Press/Publications
DigitalHHR received Band 3 honors in Chambers USA’s “Media & Entertainment” category in its 2013 rankings. In addition to highlighting the practice group’s “new media and technology expertise” and the team’s representation of “the media industry’s most prominent traditional and digital entities”, Dan Schnapp was specifically recognized as an “up and coming” practitioner in the space, receiving… Continue Reading

Matt Quoted on Front Page of New York Times

Posted in Gaming, Press/Publications
Matt Syrkin was quoted in a front page article that ran in The New York Times on December 25, 2012.  The article, which was also syndicated around the world and on the front page of the International Herald Tribune, was titled “Real and Virtual Firearms Nurture a Marketing Link” and was about the growing ties… Continue Reading

Panel Moderated by Dan on Copyright Issues in the Cloud Featured in BNA Daily

Posted in Copyright, Events, Press/Publications
A recent panel discussion at the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. on copyright issues arising from emerging cloud technologies, which was moderated by Dan, was featured in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily.  The panel focused on how the growth of cloud-based distribution platforms and demand for content created novel copyright issues.  As Dan noted, these… Continue Reading

DigitalHHR Team Represents BN Media in Acquisition of Beliefnet

Posted in Press/Publications, Television, Video
In a recent, high-profile transaction, the Digital HHR team represented BN Media LLC in its acquisition of Beliefnet.com, the multi-faith and spirituality website, from News Corp.  BN Media’s investors are also backers of Cross Bridge Media, a multimedia distributor of religious and charitable videos, and Affinity4, a marketing services firm focused on assisting non-profits in their fundraising… Continue Reading

T.V.iolations Everywhere?

Posted in Press/Publications, Television
With all of the attention “TV Everywhere” is getting, it is not surprising that the most recent scrutiny is coming from public interest groups that are claiming the TV Everywhere platform (under which cable providers will offer their subscribers access to the content on screens outside of their homes) presents significant antitrust concerns.   Just two… Continue Reading

HHR Represented MTV Networks in Transaction to Monetize UGC on MySpace

Posted in Advertising, Copyright, Events, Firm News, Press/Publications, Social Media
MTV Networks has signed agreements with MySpace and Auditude regarding the sale, display and distribution of advertising with user generated content posted to MySpace that contains MTV Networks’ programming.  HHR’s New Media, Entertainment and Technology team represented MTV Networks. Click here for more details.… Continue Reading

Google Settles E-Library Class Action

Posted in Copyright, Fair Use, Press/Publications, Technology
In my post dated August 26th, 2008, I discussed the potential encroachment upon the established doctrine of fair use as it relates to evaluating, on a case-by-case basis, the digital use and publication of copyrighted works. The recent news about the settlement agreement reached between Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers… Continue Reading