Face to Face – Canadian Copyright Term, The (non)Mark of Zorro and more – Entertainment Law Update Episode 65

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Canada Officially Extends Copyright Term to 70 Years

https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6612572/canada-offically-extends-copyright-term-to-70-years

SESAC Buys HFA

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6620210/sesac-buys-the-harry-fox-agency

Black Swan Intern Lawsuit Overturned

http://deadline.com/2015/07/black-swan-interns-lawsuit-overturned-1201467302/

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The Turtles Lose Bid to Halt SiriusXM’s $210M Settlement With RIAA 

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hollywoodreporter.com%2Fthr-esq%2Fturtles-lose-bid-halt-siriusxms-810836&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGU8v5j1BvKQTWLwBGTIisWDeRRLg

Zorro Trademark Declared Invalid in Europe

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/zorro-trademark-declared-invalid-europe-806823

Lionsgate Sues Over “Dirty Dancing”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lionsgate-sues-dirty-dancing-ad-806626

Lionsgate Sued for Snarling at “Nobody Puts Your Old 401(K) in the Corner” Advertisement

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lionsgate-sued-snarling-at-nobody-805641

Also:  https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150629/10553231492/lionsgate-sues-td-ameritrade-seven-figures-over-lame-reference-to-dirty-dancing-line.shtml  (lawsuit link within story)

Deeper dive: http://www.ipbrief.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Shaw-Article.pdf

Why NFL Logos don’t need to be “cleared” for use in HBO’s “Ballers” series

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-the-rocks-ballers-can-use-nfl-logos-without-consent-2015-6

Tory Burch wins counterfeiting lawsuit – to the tune of $41.2 Million

http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2015/07/16/tory-burch-wins-trademark-infringement-lawsuit

Appeals Court Rules that Producer Not Director, Gets Film Copyright

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-rules-producer-not-805650

Judge Rejects New “Blurred Lines” Trial, Trims Damages to $5.3 Million (Short Update)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-rejects-new-blurred-lines-808725

TV Streamer FilmOn Gets Huge Victory on Road to Compulsory License to broadcast Networks

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tv-streamer-gets-huge-victory-809251

http://deadline.com/2015/07/filmon-court-ruling-compulsory-license-broadcast-tv-1201477664/

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3 thoughts on “Face to Face – Canadian Copyright Term, The (non)Mark of Zorro and more – Entertainment Law Update Episode 65

  1. Pingback: Face to Face - Canadian Copyright Term, The (non)Mark of Zorro and more - Entertainment Law Update Episode 65 - Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark

  2. You misread the Billboard article on the Canadian copyright term extension. It extends the copyright in sound recordings from 50 years to 70 years, not life +70. See <a href="http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2015/04/the-great-canadian-copyright-giveaway-why-copyright-term-extension-for-sound-recordings-could-cost-consumers-millions/&quot;?Michael Geist on why this is a bad deal for consumers and potentially for artists. Copyright lawyer Howard Knopf also has a critique. It is a horrible example of unproductive rent-seeking on the part of record companies.


  3. Peter,

    Thanks for your comment. Michael Geist is a well-known advocate for shorter copyright terms, and loosened restrictions on rights, generally. There are, of course, other sides to the story. We will try to address them in a future episode of Entertainment Law Update.


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