Episode 58 – 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

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SHOW NOTES

1. Aereo Ep. 47, 49, 52, 53, 57

a. Episode 47

TV Broadcasters vs. Aereo: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Case

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

ABC.

Blogspot.com.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/filmon-x-wants-time-aereo-676442

b. Episode 49

Roundup of All the Aereo Rulings

http://www.entlawdigest.com/2014/04/04/3071.htm

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/1201157584-1201157584/

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/aereo-obama-administration-backs-broadcasters/

d. Episode 53

News:

Supreme Court Ruling:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-ruling-supreme-court-hands-711333

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/aereo-loses-supreme-court-showdown-1201208250/

Follow up from last episode

Aereo Refunds Customers

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/aereo-puts-operations-on-hold-refunds-customers-last-paid-month/

Aereo Investor Says “It’s Over”

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/aereo-investor-barry-diller-its-over-now/

Analysis:

What’s Next/Repercussions:  

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-analysis-scorecard-715312

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6133948/options-left-aereo-supreme-court-ruling-next

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/the-aereo-decision-5-likely-scenarios-for-whats-next-1201247091/

Congress Should Update Copyright Laws

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/aereo-congress-update-copyright-laws-1201246840/

Cloud Computing Industry is In Danger

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/analysis-aereos-death-leaves-cloud-computing-hanging-in-the-balance/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-dish-debate-what-aereo-715460

and, following up:  

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-lays-new-survival-strategy-717536

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/in-reversal-aereo-seeks-new-life-as-an-internet-cable-company/

Copyright Office responds to Aereo

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-hits-roadblock-effort-become-719266

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/aereo-so-were-a-cable-company-right-us-copyright-office-um-no/

Letter from US Copyright Office to Aereo: http://www.nab.org/documents/newsRoom/pdfs/071614_Aereo_Copyright_Office_letter.pdf

Episode 57

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/in-win-for-broadcasters-court-shuts-down-aereos-live-tv-feature/

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/judge-issues-injunction-to-prohibit-aereos-live-broadcast-streams-1201337628#u=http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/judge-issues-injunction-to-prohibit-aereos-live-broadcast-streams-1201337628;k=pmc-adi-31bb2464aad8b905af7a81e1d57b77ae

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/aereo-loses-bid-to-resume-operations-81240/

http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/aereo-lays-off-staff-in-boston-new-york-1201350137/

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/aereo-lays-off-most-of-its-staff-following-court-injunction/

2. Innocence of Muslims Ep. 48, 49, 53, 56, 57

UPDATE – LINK TO NINTH CIRCUIT ORAL ARGUMENTS 12/15/14 http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000725

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/innocence-muslims-actress-scores-huge-683745

Episode 49:

Updates:

Amicus Briefs :

EFF

News Orgs

CA Broadcasters

Episode 56:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/second-actor-sues-google-innocence-732849

Episode 57:

Update:

3. Sirius XM Turtles (ELU 57)   

4. Sherlock Holmes Ep. 47, 49, 51, 54, 57   

a. Leslie Klinger Lawsuit Background

i. 12

ii. The Guardian.

iii. New York Times.

iv. PropertyIntangible.com.

b. United States District Court Northern District of Illinois Ruling

i. The Guardian.

ii. New York Times.

iii. PropertyIntangible.com.

c. While Waiting for Appeal . . .

i. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-twilight-trademarks-espn-691269

d. United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling

i. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/conan-doyle-estate-loses-appeal-712135

e. Supreme Court Denies Cert

i. http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/sherlock-holmes-case-decision-public-domain-1201346225/

5. Right of Publicity and Video Games Ep. 47, 54, 56, & 57

a. General George S. Patton

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/12/general-george-s-pattons-estate-sues-game-developer

b. Episode 47

Supreme Court Denies NCAA Motion to Intervene in First Amendment Case

Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc.

NCAA.

c. Episode 54

Ed O’Bannon Victory

http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2014/08/09/ed-obannon-ncaa-claudia-wilken-appeal-name-image-likeness-rightsd. 

d. Episode 56: Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan/GTA5 (Followup)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lindsay-lohan-bulks-up-lawsuit-739538

e. Episode 56 Noriega/Call of Duty

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/manuel-noriega-call-duty-my-738736

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/call-duty-can-rudy-giuliani-734737

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/22/tech/gaming-gadgets/manuel-noriega-call-of-duty-lawsuit/

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/panamanian-ex-dictator-sues-activision-over-black-ops-ii-appearance/

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is attorney for the video game creator, Activision Blizzard Inc. released a statement: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/rudy-giuliani-says-call-of-duty-lawsuit-could-open/1100-6422488/

f. Episode 57 Noriega/Call of Duty Update

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/10/judge-clears-activision-for-use-of-noriegas-likeness-in-black-ops-ii/

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/litigation-alert-california-superior-co-54463/

http://www.strebecklaw.com/legal-update-california-judge-tosses-noriega-case-against-activision/

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2014/11/manuel-noriega-loses-right-of-publicity-suit-against-activision-guest-blog-post.htm

6. Monkey Selfie Episodes 23, 54, 55  

a. Episode 54

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110712/01182015052/monkeys-dont-do-fair-use-news-agency-tells-techdirt-to-remove-photos.shtml

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/monkeys-selfie-at-center-of-copyright-brouhaha/

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/legal-world-goes-bananas-over-monkey-sel-08179/

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/monkey-in-the-middle-of-selfie-copyright-96080/

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/using-images-without-permission-is-no-mo-29264/.

b. Episode 55

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/monkeys-selfie-cannot-be-copyrighted-us-regulators-say/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/a-mural-painted-by-an-726547

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/monkeying-around-with-copyright-laws-w-60512/

Also, Comet Photos

http://io9.com/stunning-images-of-a-comets-alien-landscape-1658759617

7. Redskins Trademark Ep. 53  

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2014/6/23/redskins-trademark-cancellation-doenst-mean-the-mark-goes-away?rq=redskin

8. Disney/Deadmau5 Ep.  49, 55   

a. Episode 49

Patent Law IP.

Hollywood Reporter.

Background

(Image at https://www.flickr.com/photos/65429514@N02/13548856093/lightbox/)

b. Episode 55

http://torrentfreak.com/touche-deadmau5-accuses-disney-pirating-music-140905/

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/disney-deadmau5-ears-lawsuit-1201297256/

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/disney-defends-effort-to-halt-deadmau5s-mouse-ears-trademark-1201299168/

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6243716/deadmau5-fires-back-at-disneys-trademark-opposition

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6236701/in-defense-of-disneys-opposition-to-the-deadmau5

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/defense-disneys-opposition-deadmau5-trademark-729789

9. Blurred Lines (ELU 44, 47, 57)   

a. Background

i. Hollywood Reporter 8/15.

ii. Hollywood Report 8/23.

iii. Complaint.

b. Sony/ATV Settlement with Marvin Gayes Family

i. Hollywood Reporter. 

c. Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in Primary Case

i. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-rejects-bid-robin-thicke-745106

ii. http://variety.com/2014/music/news/jury-may-decide-if-blurred-lines-copied-marvin-gayes-got-to-give-it-up-1201343885/

iii. http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6304063/robin-thicke-pharrell-lose-first-fight-against-marvin

10. Raging Bull Ep. 45, 47, 50   

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/raging-bull-fight-hit-supreme-671119

Episode 50: http://wallacecollinsentertainmentlawblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-raging-bull-case-us-supreme-court.html

Judgment: Reversed and remanded

cf “Stairway to Heaven”

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2014/05/breaking-news-scotus-casts-shadows-on.html

Quick Mentions

1. Teller Case Ep. 49, 56  

a. Background

i. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/teller-wins-lawsuit-copied-magic-690347

ii. Biederman Blog.

b. United States District Court of Nevada Ruling

c. Ruling on Damages

i. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/magicians-trick-will-disappear-youtube-738401

ii. http://www.entlawdigest.com/2014/10/08/3396.htm

Hon. Mention

Predictions for the Future

Happy birthday will go all the way.  Happy Birthday litigation – ruling expected on MSJ  (IN late January)

Here’s the 61-page filing

New Stories

Lawsuit: Film School Misrepresents Hollywood Connections, Underserves Educational Needs – The Hollywood Reporter hollywoodreporter.com

Supreme Court Quotes Eminem–intent

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-chief-justice-quotes-752965

Betty Boop(followup)

http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/11/17/fight-over-betty-boop-gets-fierce.htm

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