Last Tuesday, Chinese authorities shut down more than 2,000 websites and confiscated more than 2 million pirated publications in a crackdown on copyright infringement.
The newly published Digital Economy Bill is broad in scope but has the ability to upset copyright infringers in a number of ways.
Last year, MaverickEye and NJORD Law Firm announced a joint enforcement program in Finland. Since then, enforcement has started related to more than 30 movies also but also in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Now the effort is being further strengthened.
Judge Boswell has ordered the release of the subscriber’s name and address in a pending reverse class action anti-piracy suit which involves Rogers Communications subscribers. Information of subscribers who have downloaded the following movies produced by Voltage Pictures will be disclosed:
London-based Carnaby is offering Salty to buyers in the Cannes market. This will star Antonio Banderas, who is famous for his charming face and his appearance in several Spanish films. But what made him a household name internationally was playing The Mask of Zorro alongside Catherine Zeta Jones. Then he starred in several other American movies, including animated movies such as Puss in Boots and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
Don Johnson (repped by CAA and Edelstein, Laird & Sobel) and Deborah Kara Unger (repped by Elevate Management) will join Vengeance: A Love Story, the tough vigilante thriller which will star Nicolas Cage, Talitha Bateman and Anna Hutchison.
On Thursday evening, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster premiered at the 69th Cannes film festival. The financial thriller which stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O’Connell received a standing ovation that lasted nearly four minutes, making the leads teary for the audience’s warm reception.
So many stars have already invaded the red carpet event and later into the night, the Cannes Film Festival has thrown them and the rest of the festival attendees a “Welcome Party”. This is the first time the invitation-only festival did this and it seemed like a good idea to get the minds of participants off the fear of terror attacks. It was definitely a lovely gesture from everyone at Cannes.