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Look at Me, I’m Parod-y

This month, New York federal district court Judge Laura Taylor Swain gave what is expected to be her final substantive ruling on the dispute between Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy Inc. and the copyright owners of the musical Grease, which Sketchworks’ musical Vape parodies. In her ruling, Judge Swain held that Vape constitutes “fair use” of…

What Comes Next?

As Broadway Grapples with Reopening and Bringing in PatronsSome Shows Also Confront Lawsuits from Actors Alleging Discrimination and Termination Due to Protected Classes Including Religion and Gender While Broadway is up and running, and trying to stay that way despite lacking tourists, new variants of Covid, and the financial challenges to Broadway recoupment present even in…

Ring of Keys: NYC’s Proof of Vaccination Program

On August 17, 2021, the Key to NYC program, which requires proof of vaccination for indoor activities in New York City, including attending theatrical and other performing arts events, went into effect.  Under the program, individuals age 12 and older are required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of a…

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