High Court removes arbitrator who pre-judged expert evidence – Legal Futures

Posted February 27th, 2024 in arbitration, bias, expert witnesses, film industry, news by tracey

‘The High Court has removed a sole arbitrator it found had pre-judged the merits of a dispute because he said he knew and would believe the expert witnesses one side had put forward.’

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Legal Futures, 27th February 2024

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

CA upholds dismissal of £40m claim against tax QC – Legal Futures

Posted May 2nd, 2023 in barristers, film industry, legal advice, negligence, news, taxation by tracey

‘The High Court was right to dismiss a £40m negligence claim against a leading tax barrister over advice he provided on three film financing schemes, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd May 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Vue admits health and safety charges over Star City cinema death – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2021 in accidents, film industry, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘The Vue cinema chain has admitted two health and safety charges over the death of a man crushed under a motorised footrest.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court draws adverse inferences from “deliberate destruction” of emails – Litigation Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2021 in electronic mail, estoppel, evidence, film industry, guarantees, news by tracey

‘A High Court has described the double deletion by a witness for the claimant of crucial emails on the eve of the trial of a film financing dispute as a “very serious misdeed”.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rfd February 2021

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Watership Down author’s estate wins back all rights to classic novel – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in contracts, copyright, damages, film industry, media, news by sally

‘In a case at London’s high court, Richard Adams’ estate won a longstanding claim against Martin Rosen, director of the 1978 animation.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2020

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Stricter rules for the pornography industry – what has changed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 14th, 2015 in film industry, news, obscenity, pornography, regulations, violence by tracey

‘Video-on-demand material is now subject to additional restrictions as of 1 December 2014. Material either rated or to be rated as R18 by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) must be placed behind access controls. In addition, material either refused or would be refused a classification by the BBFC is banned.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th January 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2014 in copyright, film industry, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2014 in film industry, names, news, passports, trade marks by sally

‘A woman who added “Skywalker” as a middle name has been told by passport officials her signature infringes a trademark.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Four sentenced over £5 million film industry tax fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 24th, 2013 in film industry, fraud, press releases, sentencing, tax credits, VAT by tracey

“Anish Anand, Amit Kumar, Sanjeev Mirajkar and Afsana Karim have today been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court for cheating the public revenue of more than £5m.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd July 2013

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Film tax-credit fraudsters jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2013 in film industry, fraud, news, sentencing, tax credits, VAT by sally

“Five fraudsters who pretended to be making a Hollywood blockbuster as part of a £2.8m VAT and film tax credits scam have been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Film classification of ‘sexual or sadistic violence’ to be tightened amid ‘torture porn’ controversy – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2012 in film industry, news, pornography by sally

“Classification chiefs will tighten their policy on ‘sexual or sadistic violence’ after new research found public concern over its effect on ‘vulnerable viewers’.”

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The Independent, 10th December 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Streaming service reproduces copyrighted films in memory buffers, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 18th, 2011 in copyright, film industry, internet, news by tracey

“An internet streaming company does reproduce ‘a substantial part’ of films in ‘memory buffers’ contained on its servers when it relays films to users of its service, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2011

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Film industry asks court to force BT to cut off access to alleged copyright-infringing website – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 1st, 2011 in copyright, film industry, internet, news by tracey

“Film industry representatives have asked a UK court to force BT to block its customers’ access to a UK-operated website it says violates copyright rights.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Film studios want BT to block website offering The King’s Speech – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2011 in copyright, film industry, internet, news by sally

“Colin Firth’s box office hit The King’s Speech is at the heart of a landmark court battle over online piracy between Hollywood film giants and Britain’s largest internet service provider, BT.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

DVD content was unacceptable for classification in the UK film regulator says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2011 in film industry, news, obscenity by tracey

“A DVD was too sexually violent and potentially obscene to be sold in the UK, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Antichrist sex ads escape ban – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2009 in advertising, film industry, news by sally

“A national press campaign for the controversial film Antichrist has escaped a ban from the advertising watchdog after complaints that it was offensive and even pornographic.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2009

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Payout over film-maker’s damages – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2008 in contracts, damages, film industry, news, repairs by sally

“A man has been awarded £79,000 after his home, which he rented out for a film starring Bond actor Daniel Craig, was damaged by a production company.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tolkien heirs battle for share of movie profits – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2008 in contracts, film industry, news by sally

“A battle as epic, tortuous and heavy with peculiar jargon as any to have sprung from the pen of JRR Tolkien has been joined: this conflict, however, will not pit Orc against Hobbit, but legal wizard against legal wizard.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk