Episode 27 – Top 10 Stories of 2011

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  • “Santa Claus Is Coming to town” Copyright termination
  • 9th Circuit upholds DMCA Safe Harbor for VEOH
  • Our Top Ten Stories of 2011
  • Predictions for 2012

 

 

 

 

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Hosts:

Gordon P. Firemark
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NEW CASES


Songwriter’s estate wants control over ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/songwriters-estate-wants-control-santa-275899
Link to Complaint: http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/12/20/SantaTune.pdf

Veoh is shielded by the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/copyright-case-universal-music-veoh-275779
Link to decision: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/76172777

 

TOP 10 STORIES OF 2011

Link to Opinion:http://tinyurl.com/3np2l7t

9. Cariou v. Prince
http://www.scribd.com/doc/51214313/Cariou-v-Richard-Prince
http://nysbar.com/blogs/EASL/2011/03/fair_use_decision.html
http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/2011/03/art-litigation-artist-richard-prince.html

8. Hangover 2
Tattoo Law: Can ‘Hangover 2′ Use Tyson Tattoo on Ed Helms’ Character?
Tyson’s tattoo artist sues to stop ‘Hangover 2′ … claims copyright infringement | Off the Bench
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/man-sues-claiming-hangover-ii-249303
The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/dec/23/louis-vuitton-hangover-part-2?newsfeed=true

7. Wizard of Oz
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq/can-warner-bros-stop-others-162446

6. Betty Boop (Fleischer v. AVELA)
Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/3ttgb2y

5. Brown v. EMA
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-strikes-down-california-205827

4. Tenenbaum (& Jammie Thomas)
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq/music-pirate-argues-67500-penalty-68154

3.  Golan v. Holder

2. Righthaven
Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/3e8m2ok
Vegas Inc.: http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/oct/21/another-judge-doubtful-righthavens-standing-sue/

1. UMG cases (starting with Eminmen, Rob Zombie, Chuck D)
http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/george-clinton-v-umg-royalty-disptues-and-more/

NEW FILING

And now in line with the UMG cases, the My Sharona filing:
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/knack-bruce-gary-sister-sues-my-sharona-itunes-amazon-276149

 

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