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Virtual Legality Episode 143

Pete Davidson’s NDA is Likely Unenforceable (But You Shouldn’t Sign it Anyway)

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When news broke of comedian Pete Davidson's purported $1M NDA requirement for guests attending his shows, it didn't take long for entertainment outlets to report (and make fun of) the story.

But was that the point?

And is such a contract enforceable in any event?

Come out to the coast, have a few laughs...in Virtual Legality.

#PeteDavidson #NDA #Damages


Discussed in this episode:

"Pete Davidson fans say they had to sign $1 million NDA before comedy show"
Entertainment Weekly - December 1, 2019 - Rosy Cordero
https://ew.com/tv/2019/12/01/pete-davidson-fans-sign-nda-for-comedy-show/

"It'll cost you $1 million to tell us what happened at Pete Davidson's stand-up show"
AV Club - December 1, 2019 - Sam Barsanti
https://news.avclub.com/itll-cost-you-1-million-to-tell-us-what-happened-at-pe-1840129576

"I got an email today informing me that in order to see this show I have to sign a non disclosure agreement."
Facebook Post - November 27, 2019 - Stacy Young
https://www.facebook.com/events/921701838209401/permalink/965266923852892/

"Confidentiality and NonDisclosure Agreement"
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2925757927457056&set=pcb.965266923852892&type=3&theater


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers)
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