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On February 12, 2024, video game developer Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”), and pop choreographer Kyle Hanagami (“Hanagami”) agreed to dismiss with prejudice a 2022 lawsuit accusing Epic of ripping off Hanagami’s dance moves for use in Epic’s popular video game “Fortnite.” The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the lawsuit, finding that th [ ... ]

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In January 2024 Dudesy, an AI-assisted podcast, released a new hourlong special titled “George Carlin: I’m Glad I’m Dead,” featuring a version of the late comedian George Carlin (“Carlin”) allegedly generated by artificial intelligence (“AI”). Dudesy is a comedy podcast written, created and controlled by AI, and is hosted by “Mad TV” alum Will Sasso (“Sasso”) [ ... ]

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Carolyn Martin, Senior Counsel at Lutzker & Lutzker, was a panelist at American University Law Review’s spring symposium on February 9, 2024. This year’s symposium, which featured lawyers from around the country representing academia, private practice and government, focused on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and its impact on tort liability, plagiarism, copyright and professi [ ... ]

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On March 10, 2024 a select few in the film industry will be presented with the coveted Oscar statuette in the annual awards ceremony of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (“AMPAS”). The statuette dates back to 1927:

That’s when members of the newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held a dinner in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hot [ ... ]

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The American Museum of Natural History in New York, one of the most visited museums in the world, last week became the latest museum to shutter its exhibitions of Native American artifacts. The closure was in response to new regulations promulgated by the Department of the Interior under the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The regulations, effective as of Jan [ ... ]

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The traditional Museum Bowl, which pits leading art museums in the cities represented by the Super Bowl teams, looks a little different this year, but the spirit lives on.

In past years the losing museum has loaned a significant work from its permanent collection, identified in advance, to the museum in the winning city. Last year the Philadelphia Museum of Art sent Thom [ ... ]

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