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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Johnny Depp’s pre-trial review hearing takes place at the High Court ahead of his libel trial against The Sun; details of family court judgments published after UK Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from Dubai’s ruler; and beautician wins damages from Mail on Sunday.
In this issue, Drake’s use of sample in song is ruled ‘fair use’; Miley Cyrus settles $300 million claim; J Lo’s production company is sued over Hustlers movie; Entertainment TV supremo Andrea Hamilton answers 20 Questions and Media Haunts goes on the hunt for the perfect martini … plus much more. Enjoy!
In this issue of zoom-in brief, former stripper Samantha Barbash sues over Jennifer Lopez film; Brazil’s Supreme Court overturn a ban on ‘blasphemous’ Netflix film The First Temptation of Christ; and in a US copyright dispute an antique mapmaker sues Netflix and Amazon over Bruce Willis film.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, it’s all about defamation as Warner Bros. fire back at Richard Jewell movie defamation claims; Elon Musk wins defamation lawsuit against British cave expert over ‘pedo guy’ Tweet; and a wealthy Queensland family in Australia has been awarded $3.6m in damages over a Nine Network report about the fatal Grantham floods in 2011.
zoom-in is Abbas Media Law’s quarterly magazine. Aimed principally at programme-makers working in television and film production, each quarter zoom-in brings you a round-up of interesting legal and regulatory decisions, as well as the latest media law and compliance news affecting broadcasters and indies.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, new trial ordered in Florence Foster Jenkins authorship dispute, landmark compensation award to reality show contestant, BBC overturns production order relating to journalist’s note and Netflix Panama Papers film airs despite legal action.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, Meghan Markle sues The Mail on Sunday over a letter to her father, singer Daniel Johns sues Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph over brothel allegations and Lord Hall reverses the BBC’s decision to uphold a complaint about Naga Munchetty.