At Friday’s 10th anniversary screening of his documentary “Los Angeles Plays Itself” at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, filmmaker Thom Andersen told the audience, “It’s not…
The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival today revealed details of its seven-day confab, featuring the participation of 140 international industry players and 50 hours of talks and meets, as well…
The broadcast networks suffered another legal setback in their effort to stop Dish Network’s automatic ad skipping feature, as an appellate panel refused to put a halt to the satcaster’s service…
When Owen Wilson”s character in “Midnight in Paris” said that “the past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past,” he was paraphrasing from a work of William Faulkner but not, a federal court ruled…
The makers of a parody of the "Twilight" franchise have filed a whopping $500 million suit against Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, claiming that they have engaged in "anti-competitive" conduct by…
A federal appellate court ruled that the use of a seven-second clip of Ed Sullivan introducing the Four Seasons in the musical “Jersey Boys” did not violate copyright. In fact, the 9th Circuit Court…
A mantra is often used as proof that "old" media "gets it" when it comes to digital: Give consumers what they want, when they want it. As evidenced by a wave of recent litigation, the missing part of…
When creative thinkers come up with the latest and greatest ways to watch TV, there's often an assumption placed on the technology: They are just giving consumers what they want.
Documentary filmmakers have won a ruling from the U.S. Copyright Office that allows them to legally break the encryption codes of DVDs and online streaming content to obtain clips for their projects.
Likely to prove utterly irresistible to geeks of all descriptions, "Side by Side" examines the impact of digital technology on film.