In this Episode:
- Follow up on Hot News
- Viacom loses suit against YouTube.
- Hurt Locker Suit(s)
- Idea Theft
- Tribute Band Names
- Celebrity Rights of publicity
GET CLE CREDIT for this episode.
Bill cite: Performance Rights Act, HR 848 in the House and S. 379 in the Senate
Copyright office letter issued June 7, 2010- http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10707sp.pdf
Court upholds CRB royalty setting
Case cite: Recording Industry Association of America Inc. v. Librarian of Congress, 09-1075 (US Ct. App. DC (Washington)(opinion issued June 22, 2010).
9th Circuit joins 5th and 7th Circuits, ruling that copyright registration need only have been FILED before bringing an infringement suit. The 10th and 11th take the inverse position that registration certificate must be in hand. (see 17 USC § 411(a)) and This article)
Michael Douglas’ ex-wife, Deandra sues for share of his earnings from “Wall Street 2”
HURT LOCKER lawsuits
“Hurt Locker” Producers Seek to Hurt Wallets of Thousands of Individuals for Unlawful File-Sharing « JETLawBlog: The Official Blog of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
Idea Theft: Last Samurai and Ghost Hunters cases
TRADEMARKS and TRIBUTE BANDS
RIGHT OF PUBLICITY
– Hulk Hogan sues over Cocoa Pebbles Commercial
here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7S7KFKmYP4
Jeans co. marketing products bearing the name “the Brando”, “The STella”, and “The Wild One” (Complaint)
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