The boosters club of the high school show choir that’s widely considered the inspiration for Glee‘s fictional New Directions isn’t liable if the group used music without properly licensing it, according to a California federal judge. More
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01/26/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: Jason Lipshutz / Source: The Hollywood Reporter
How do you come up with a title for for your album if your record label says that it’s due tomorrow, and absolutely nothing is coming to mind? If you’re Lea Michele, you hold a wine-fueled seance at home, of course. More
01/23/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: McKenna Aiello / Source: E! Online
The actress-singer paid tribute to her late Glee co-star and then-boyfriend with a sweet throwback photo of the pair shared to Instagram on Monday. In the Polaroid-style photo, Michele, wearing a white T-shirt, rests her head and arm across Cory’s chest. More
12/23/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Ashley Cullins / Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The real-life show choir that inspired Fox’s hit series Glee was handed a big win in court on Thursday, but the suit that accuses them of stealing songs isn’t quite dead.
Tresona Multimedia in July sued Burbank High School Vocal Music Association, its board members and its director Brett Carroll for copyright infringement, claiming the show choir was using music without properly licensing it or paying for it. At issue were performances of “Magic,” “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hotel California” and “Don’t Phunk With My Heart.”
In a motion for summary judgment, Carroll argued that he is protected by qualified immunity as a public employee and all of the actions at issue were taken in his capacity as a high school music teacher. He also argued that Tresona lacks standing with regard to three of the songs at issue and the claim regarding the fourth, “Magic,” is barred by the statute of limitations.
U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson sided with Carroll on two of the three arguments.
Before addressing whether Carroll has qualified immunity, Wilson examined whether the protection applies to copyright cases.
“There is no binding authority which applies the doctrine of qualified immunity to copyright law,” writes Wilson, noting that while courts have applied it there hasn’t been actual analysis of whether they should.
“This Court agrees that subjecting public officials to an extra lawyer of uncertainty — whether a federal court will find that their role in…
12/05/2016 by PeekYou Team
Source: Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com
The most Glee-ful reunion!
Lea Michele took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon to share a photo alongside former Glee castmates Kevin McHale, Jane Lynch, Meg Doyle, Michael Hitchcock, Jenna Ushkowitz, Matt Hodgson, Dante Russo at Becca Tobin and Zach Martin’s snowy winter wedding.