Lena Dunham; Pics for $10K

Everyone is trying to get into the Lena Dunham business.

The celebrity site Jezebel is reportedly offering $10K for un-retouched photos of Lena Dunham, from those photos which were taken during the Annie Leibovitz’s photo shoot.

The Re-touched version can be found below.

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Tarantino Suing Gawker; Hateful Eight

Tarantino is suing Gawker.

In a complaint filed by Tarantino’s people over at Lavely & Singer, Gawker has crossed the line in helping to facilitate the distribution of Tarantino’s latest screenplay, Hateful Eight.

Tarantino was scheduled to begin shooting the film in 2014, but has recently decided to publish the story in book form rather than to direct. This decision was made when the screenplay was leaked after having been sent to only a handful of thesps, whom Tarantino was interested in having cast in the feature film.

For an in-depth read, check out the story in THR

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Robinson Crusoe; Public Domain; Protectable Elements

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Claude Robinson is $4MM richer, thanks to the high court in Canada.

The short of the story is that Claude pitched an animated educational children show that contained elements of the “Robinson Crusoe” story, which was originally published in 1719.

The production companies who received the pitch later produced a show that, according to the Canadian courts, was substantially similar and contained elements that warranted protection despite Claude’s project having been based on a property that is based on a property that is within the public domain.

For a further explanation, see the full article HERE.

Vimeo Lawsuit; Headed to Appellate Court

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For all those Vimeo users, here is an article about a copyright lawsuit currently being litigated by Vimeo and Record Companies.

*Does this remind anyone of the Record Company v. YouTube lawsuit?

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A copyright infringement lawsuit against Vimeo, owned by Barry Diller’s IAC, has taken another step forward after a federal judge in New York issued a new ruling on Tuesday…

For more, read here.