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  • George N. Manis, lawyer

    George N. Manis, lawyer
    George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85. The son of Nick Manis and Harriet Manis, Greek immigrants, George Nick Manis...
  • $1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market

    $1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market
    Baltimore County police seized $1.5 million worth of counterfeit merchandise after a raid at a Dundalk flea market last month, the department announced Wednesday. Charges are pending against 19 people who rent space in the market, not the flea market...
  • Baltimore County police raid Plaza Flea Market for counterfeit goods

    Baltimore County police raid Plaza Flea Market for counterfeit goods
    As regulars perused handmade jewelry, discounted bedsheets, slightly-worn stuffed animals and other knick-knacks, dozens of Baltimore County police officers swarmed into a bustling Dundalk flea market Saturday morning to bust vendors allegedly selling...
  • John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre

    John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre
    Wholesome little Appleton, Wis., slips past the passenger window without arousing any visible interest in tonight's guest lecturer. A shop selling sewing machines. A Christian bookstore. The Martin School of Hair Design. Not very promising. The...
  • U.S. FAA to allow six movie, TV companies to use drones

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. aviation regulators loosened restrictions on the commercial use of drones on Thursday, granting six television and movie production companies permission to use the small, remotely piloted aircraft to shoot scenes on closed...
  • Co-Author of California Tax Credit Bill: Studios Shouldn't 'Pit The States Against One Another'

    When news broke earlier this month that the MPAA was planning to hold a summit of film commissioners, the timing stirred concern from some California lawmakers that it was happening right on the heels of the state tripling the size of its tax credit...
  • MPAA's Christopher Dodd Returns to China

    HONG KONG - Christopher Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), this week made his latest trip to China to speak about copyright. Speaking Tuesday in Chengdu at the World International Copyright Organization (WIPO)'s...
  • Entrepreneur, activist Sina Khanifar on digital copyright reform

    When the Librarian of Congress reversed course and banned the unlocking of cellphones two years ago, Sina Khanifar took it as almost a personal affront. Khanifar was involved in the original effort to legalize unlocking back in the mid-2000s after he...
  • New Zealand dismisses Snowden's claim it planned mass domestic spying

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a U.S. investigative journalist said on Monday, five days before the country goes to the polls, provoking immediate denials from Prime Minister John Key....
  • Showbiz, Music Industry Jobs Drop 19% in Two Years

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The U.S. economy has seen a steady erosion of jobs in the motion picture and sound industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary statistics from the BLS show that employment in those two industries has...
  • Chris Dodd Sets Summit Meeting for Film Commissioners

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Motion Picture Association of America chief Christopher Dodd has invited the nation's film commissioners to attend a Sept. 29 summit in Washington, D.C., to discuss production incentives. "We will discuss how to better partner...
  • Tripled California Film-TV Tax Credit Heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's Desk

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A bill to more than triple California's film-TV tax credit program from $100 million to $330 million a year has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is headed for the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The State Assembly approved...