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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Kardashian-Jenners seek costs over failed Blac Chyna lawsuit; Transatlantic jurisdiction battle emerges in Jimi Hendrix Experience rights dispute; and Ed Sheeran awarded costs of almost £1m after success in “Shape of You” copyright claim...

In this issue of zoom-in brief, in the US, Roy Moore is seeking to revive his claim against Sacha Baron Cohen over ‘paedophile device’ skit; judgment is awaited on preliminary issues in Prince Harry’s defamation case against the publishers of the Mail; whilst Leave.EU campaigner Arron Banks loses his defamation claim against journalist Carole Cadwalladr....

In this issue of zoom-in brief, Paramount Pictures is sued for alleged copyright infringement over box office hit, Top Gun: Maverick; Mariah Carey faces a copyright infringement claim over festive anthem, All I Want for Christmas Is You; Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson’s misuse of private information action against Mirror Group Newspapers will proceed to trial; Van Morrison takes action against the Department of Health in Northern Ireland; whilst Johnny Depp is successful in his high profile defamation...

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....

What do you love about working in media law? I am an avid consumer of television, especially drama. I love helping producers bring their ideas to life. I’ve just finished working on Steve Knight's SAS Rogue Heroes for the BBC. It's an amazing show, based on Ben Mcintyre’s book, shot in Morocco during Covid. I also worked on the first series of label 1’s ‘Hospital’, which was filmed at St Mary's Hospital Paddington....

In this issue of zoom-in brief, a Texas pastor sues Kayne West over the use of samples from his sermon in Donda track; streaming giant Pandora fights back, issuing a counterclaim in comedians’ copyright claim; Ofcom clarifies its contributor welfare position in Good Morning Britain complaint; whilst Adidas has its sports bra campaign banned by the ASA....

In this issue of zoom-in brief, Drake is dropped from No Guidance copyright claim brought against both him and Chris Brown, Netflix successfully fights copyright claim centring around Tiger King docuseries footage, actor and director Noel Clarke sues BAFTA for defamation, Laurence Fox seeks a jury trial in his defamation action; whilst the Kardashians are victorious, as Blac Chyna is refused damages in defamation claim....

In this issue of zoom in brief: Teen Mom defamation battle dismissed; Samantha Markle commences defamation claims over Oprah interview; Cher battles with Sonny’s estate over copyright royalties; the ICO closes its investigation into Matt Hancock CCTV....

In this issue of zoom-in brief, the Kardashian-Jenner family are in court in Los Angeles in a defamation action brought by Blac Chyna; Netflix is to face a lawsuit in California over its Afflicted docuseries; the multi-talented Emily Ratajkowski settles a copyright infringement claim in the US over her use on Instagramof a photograph of herself; Showtime faces a trademark infringement claim over its ‘UFO’ docuseries; whilst in the UK, the Vardy v Rooney saga rumbles on, as...

In this issue of zoom-in brief, Paul O’Grady in legal dispute with Liverpool brewery over ale named after former, alter ego Lily Savage; Channel 5 is to pay damages over Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away privacy complaint; the High Court issues an injunction preventing the BBC from identifying a possible MI5 agent; whilst separately the broadcaster is ordered to hand over un-broadcast documentary material to Northern Irish police, in connection with terrorism offences....

In this issue of zoom-in brief, it’s copyright all the way: the US Supreme Court is to decide the long-running fair use dispute between photographer Lynn Goldsmith and the Andy Warhol Foundation, over its use of Prince screen prints; back in the UK, Ed Sheeran finally prevails in his copyright dispute with Sami Chokri over the ‘Oh I’ hook of his hit song, Shape of You; whilst back in the US, former President Trump is ordered to testify...

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, Dua Lipa faces two copyright claims over hit track ‘Levitating’, Marilyn Manson sues ex-fiancée for defamation following her allegations of abuse, Ofcom launches investigation in to Russian state funded news channel, Russia Today, whilst the High Court hears copyright infringement claim over an Only Fools and Horses dining experience. ...

In this issue of zoom-in brief, pop icon Mariah Carey’s brother has most of his defamation claim against her thrown out; rock ‘n’ roll legend Tina Turner loses her German court battle with a tribute act; the Sussexes are at it again - Prince Harry sues Associated Newspapers over an article about his UK security arrangements; presenter, author and photographer Chris Packham brings defamation proceedings over claims he misled the public over a tiger rescue campaign; veteran broadcaster...

In this issue of zoom-in brief, comedy legends sue streaming service Pandora for copyright infringement; in an important judgment for the UK’s media, the Supreme Court confirms that an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy prior to criminal charge; Coleen Rooney is refused permission to include Rebekah Vardy’s agent in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ litigation; whilst Sarah Palin has her libel claim against the New York Times dismissed by the judge. ...