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By Bennett Liebman Queens Coalitions Wants Cohen Casino Rezoning, Queens coalition wants park rezoned for casino - Gothamist Steve Cohen Lines Up Support, Mets owner Steve Cohen lines up support for $8 billion casino project next to Citi Field (nypost.com) Ohtani and NYC Casino Wntanglement, Key bidder for NYC casino license entangled in Ohtani bet scandal (nypost.com) Sibella Accuser Warned of Bookmaker Link, Sibella Accuser Warned of Boyajian-Ohtani Bookmaker Link (bonus.com) Genting Faces Pressures, Genting Faces Pressures from Thailand, New York - GGB News Nassau Community College Won’t Lobby For Casino, Nassau Community College ...
By Bennett Liebman NY Drama Critics Circle Awards, 'Stereophonic', 'Dead Outlaw' Take New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards (deadline.com) Theater World Awards, Cole Escola, Maleah Joi Moon, Rachel McAdams, More Win 2024 Theatre World Awards | Playbill Outer Critics Circle Awards, 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Stereophonic, Suffs, Dead Outlaw, Primary Trust – New York Theater Dorian Theater Award Nominations, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG And STEREOPHONIC Lead LGBTQ Critics' Dorian Theater Award Nominations (broadwayworld.com) Who Should Win Tony Awards? Tony Awards 2024: Who Will Win (and Who Should) - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Best ...

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By Lorena Guzmán-Díaz Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News. Entertainment Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Sherman Nealy, Case No. 22-1078 (May 9, 2024) The Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Sherman Nealy , affirming the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling that, provided suit is timely filed under the discovery rule, copyright damages are recoverable for infringements occurring prior to the Copyright Act’s 3-year statute of limitations. Sherman Nealy, who created music in the 1980s, sued ...
By Bennett Liebman Downstate Casinos No Plan B for Developers, Developers Don’t Have Plan B for Proposed Casino Sites (therealdeal.com) Genting Good in Thailand, Genting Could Be Thailand Winner, But New York Is Moving Slowly (casino.org) Casino Battle intensifies, High-Stakes Battle for Coveted New York Casino Permits Intensifies - West Island Blog Steve Cohen in Albany, Why Steve Cohen’s casino crew was in Albany - POLITICO Nassau County and Sands, New York: Nassau County to continue backing Sands' casino proposal amid legal challenges | Yogonet International Shohei and Resorts World, Ippei Mizuhara To Plead Guilty To Federal ...
By Bennett Liebman Lempicka to End Broadway Run, ‘Lempicka’ to End Broadway Run a Month After Opening - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Mincemeat Eyes Broadway, Olivier-Winning OPERATION MINCEMEAT Is Eying Broadway (broadwayworld.com) How Illinoise Used a Record Album, How 'Illinoise' Used Sufjan Stevens Album to Create Broadway Musical (variety.com) The Treasure of Musicals, Opinion | Why Was This Treasure of Musical Theater All but Lost to the Ages? - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Sugar Daddy Sets Pre-Broadway Run, Sam Morrison's 'Sugar Daddy' Sets Pre-Broadway Run In Beverly Hills (deadline.com) Tony Awards To Be Simulcast at ...

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By Seth Huy Nguyen Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News. Entertainment TikTok and Universal Music Group Settle Royalty Dispute With New Licensing Agreement UMG and TikTok have settled their dispute, allowing UMG's music to be put back on the social media. The deal promises better payments for artists and safeguards against AI misuse. https://variety.com/2024/music/news/tiktok-universal-music-group-settle-royalty-dispute-licensing-agreement-1235987271/ NMPA License ...
By Bennett Liebman City Council Approves Casino Text Amendment, City Council Votes to Approve Gaming Facility Text Amendment - CityLand (citylandnyc.org) LV Sands Complains About NYS Casino Process, Sands official rips NY for slow-walking state gaming licenses for 3 casinos (nypost.com) Nassau County Resubmits Plans for Sands Casino, Nassau County, following judge's order, to resubmit plans for Sands casino lease at Coliseum site - Newsday LV Sands Reworking Land Deal, Las Vegas Sands Reworking New York Land Deal With Nassau County (playny.com) No Plan B for Casino Developers, Developers Don’t Have Plan B for Proposed Casino Sites (therealdeal.com) ...
By Bennett Liebman Tony Nominations, 2024 Tony nominations: the full list (broadwaynews.com) Reviewing the Tony Nominations, Hell’s Kitchen and Stereophonic lead 2024 Tony nominations | Tony awards | The Guardian Handicapping the Tony Awards, Tony Talk: What will win Best Musical? - GoldDerby Female Directors nd the Tony Nominations, 2024 Tony nominations mark notable strides for female directors, veteran and rising performers alike (broadwaynews.com) Special Tony for Alex Edelman, Alex Edelman To Receive Special Tony Award For 'Just For Us' (deadline.com) Hectic Last Week of the Theater Season, Broadway Opened 12 Shows in 9 ...

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By Giancarla Sambo Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News: Entertainment Harvey Weinstein’s New York Conviction Is Overturned The state’s top court ruled that Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood producer whose sexual abuse case incited the #MeToo movement, did not receive a fair trial. A separate 16-year sentence in California was not affected. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/04/25/nyregion/harvey-weinstein-appeal Britney Spears and Her Father Settle Legal Dispute Over Conservatorship ...
By Bennett Liebman NYC’s Casino Zoning Changes, NYC City Council Approves Mayor's Casino Zoning Changes (playny.com) City Council Approves Casino Zoning, City Council approves casino zoning (ny1.com) The Threat to Atlantic City, Casinos at Hudson Yards, Citi Field? Atlantic City casinos see a major threat (msn.com) Hudson Yards Hit Roadblock, Hudson Yards $12B casino hits major roadblock as NYC civic leaders push back over housing getting slashed (nypost.com) CB4 Blast Hudson Yards Casino, CB4 Letter Blasts Proposed Zoning Changes For Possible $12 Billion Hudson Yards Casino (westsidespirit.com) Nassau County Helping Sands, Nassau ...
By Bennett Liebman The War on Theater, Opinion | What Began as a War on Theater Won’t End There - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Cabaret Reviews, Review Roundup: CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB Opens on Broadway (broadwayworld.com) Dancing and Singing at Cabaret, ‘Cabaret’ Review: Dancing, and Screaming, at the End of the World - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Stereophonic Reviews, Review Roundup: STEREOPHONIC Opens On Broadway (broadwayworld.com) Stereophonic Makes Musicians Out of Actors, How ‘Stereophonic’ Made Musicians Out of Actors - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Oh Mary Moves to Broadway, Cole Escola’s Off-Broadway Hit Oh, ...

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By Lorena Guzmán-Díaz E dited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News. Entertainment Department of Justice to File Antitrust Suit Against Live Nation The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation, the world's largest live entertainment organization, for alleged violations. The suit would focus on Live Nation's alleged anti-competitive behavior in ticketing live events. Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, has faced criticism for its dominance ...
By Barry Skidelsky * The Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making on April 19, 2024 ( FCC 24-44 , available at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-24-44A1.pdf ), which begins with an obvious statement: “Video consumption has increased in recent years, expedited in part by changes in watching brought on by the pandemic.” The FCC then elaborates that “[I]n light of this increased demand, we launch this proceeding to understand challenges related to distribution and supply -- especially as it relates to independent video programming.” One of the Commission’s primary statutory objectives with ...
By Bennett Liebman Jake’s 58 Plans Expansion, Jake's 58 Casino Hotel on Long Island preparing for $210 million expansion - CBS New York (cbsnews.com) Should Jake’s 58 Pay Property Taxes?, Jake's 58 should pay property taxes on hotel, land - Newsday Zoning Changes for NYC Casinos, NYC casinos likely to get local greenlight as council votes on zoning change | Crain's New York Business (crainsnewyork.com) Zoning Changes and NYC Casinos, Zoning Change to Allow for NYC Casino Passes City Council – Commercial Observer A NYC Casino with Affordable Housing, A NYC casino with affordable housing – New York Daily News (nydailynews.com) A Mini-Casino ...
By Bennett Liebman Reviews of Suffs, Review Roundup: Shaina Taub's SUFFS Opens On Broadway! (broadwayworld.com) The NY Times on Suffs, Review: In ‘Suffs,’ the Thrill of the Vote and How She Got It - The New York Times (nytimes.com) DC Native Launches Two Plays In a Week, From ‘The Wiz’ revival to Alicia Keys musical, DC native launches two Broadway shows in one week - WTOP News Washington Post on The Wiz ‘The Wiz’ on Broadway review: Fun at the expense of a cohesive story - The Washington Post Amber Ruffin in the World of The Wiz, AMERICAN THEATRE | Amber Ruffin, Happy to Live in the World of ‘The Wiz’ Reviews of The Wiz, Review Roundup: ...

Section 230 Update

By Barry Skidelsky On April 11, 2024, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing titled “ Where Are We Now: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, ” which examined the purpose of Section 230 and discussed what Congress can do to modernize the law. This is the latest in a series of efforts by the federal government to pump the brakes on multiple perceived ills flowing from the rapid and largely unregulated growth of the internet, digital and social media, artificial intelligence and other rapidly advancing technologies. Section 230 of the Communications Act was designed to insulate online platforms from liability ...

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By Jessie Schuster Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Entertainment Judge Rejects ‘Top Gun’ Copyright Claim from Author’s Heirs It has been ruled that “Top Gun: Maverick” did not infringe on the copyright of article writers who wrote about the Navy pilots that inspired the film in a lawsuit brought by the writers’ heirs. https://variety.com/2024/film/news/top-gun-copyright-lawsuit-1235964265/ X Denies Music Companies’ Remaining Piracy Liability Claims in Court X is denying all copyright infringement claims brought against the platform by a group of record labels as the platform comments on the record labels’ ...
By Bennett Liebman Outsiders Reviews, Review Roundup: THE OUTSIDERS Opens On Broadway (broadwayworld.com) NYT Outsiders Review, Review: In ‘The Outsiders,’ a New Song for the Young Misfits - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Patti LuPone to Return to Broadway, Patti LuPone Will Return to Broadway in THE ROOMMATE Opposite Mia Farrow (broadwayworld.com) Eureka day ad Sondheim’s Old Friends to Broadway, ‘Eureka Day’ and Sondheim Revue Join Broadway’s Next Season - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Power Players in NY Arts and Culture, Power Players in Arts & Culture (politicsny.com) Jewish Resonances of Lempicka, Jewish resonances of Broadway's ...
By Bennett Liebman Wait Till 2025, NYC Casinos Won't Be Selected Before Late 2025 | GlobeSt Genting Says Casino Will Bring in $1Billion in Taxes, Genting Says NYC Casino License to Bring $1 Billion in Taxes (msn.com) , Bloomberg Genting Pledges Over $1,35 Billion in Taxes, Genting pledges $1.35 billion in taxes to win New York casino licence | The Straits Times Queens Casino Polling, The Daily Dirt: Queens Casino Polling and the Art of Spin (therealdeal.com) Steve Roth, Vornado and Casinos, Vornado’s Steve Roth Casino Bid Decision (therealdeal.com) Pushback on Wynn Casino Proposal, Wynn New York City Casino Proposal Faces Community Pushback ...

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By Christine Coleman Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Entertainment Universal Submits Scathing Response to Allegations Made Against it in Diddy Lawsuit Universal Music and its CEO Lucian Grainge responded to the allegations made against them in the Diddy lawsuit. Along with denying all of the allegations, UMG indicated that it will file a Rule 11 motion in against Rodney ‘Lil Rod Jones’ and his lawyer, Tyrone A Blackburn. UMG asserted that Blackburn did not have any evidence to show that the UMG defendants engaged in criminal behavior and he was misusing his legal license to self-promote while recklessly making these allegations. ...