With the recent announcement of the 2024 Oscars nominees, showings and re-showings of the movies that received a nod from the Academy will be prevalent in the coming months. But it is important to remember that public movie showings are strictly controlled by the U.S. Copyright Act, which grants the exclusive right to authorize public showings of copyrighted works to their owners. Read this overview of how copyright applies to "public" movie showings.
On January 27, 2020, the City Council of Farmington Hills, Michigan supported Mayor Vicki Barnett’s recommendation that environmental lawyer George Curran be reappointed to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. After serving on the Authority for four years, he will now serve until his term expires in 2023.
The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was established by the City Council in 2002 to promote the revitalization, redevelopment and reuse of commercial and industrial property within the City that is environmentally contaminated, blighted or functionally obsolete.
Mayor Barnett extended her thanks to George for his continued commitment of service to the Authority and to the community. George and his family reside in Farmington Hills.