Entertainment Law Update Episode 68 – Much Ado About Lots Of Things.

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In Episode 66, we talked about the major ruling by the 9th circuit in the Lenz v. Universal Case…. Not much to talk about here, except to mention that Universal has asked the 9th Circuit to re-hear the case en banc.

Jay Z Wins Copyright Case Because Plaintiff Did Not Have Standing

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jay-z-wins-copyright-trial-833665

Netflix and film studios face lawsuit over song captioning for deaf | Film | The Guardian

http://entertainment.inquirer.net/181618/hollywood-studios-targeted-in-suit-by-hearing-impaired

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/tv-film/6737472/hollywood-studios-sued-over-missing-song-lyrics-in-closed

http://edit.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Documents/ESQ/Netflix_subs.pdf

CBS Radio’s Novel Defense on Pre-1972 Recording

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cbs-radio-has-novel-argument-833596

http://www.radioink.com/article.asp?id=2987220&spid=24698

http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/cbs-hits-back-in-pre-1972-case-against-amfm-radio/

Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition – – see section 803.9(F)(3) Unclear Authorship Terms for Derivative Sound Recordings

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2483188/abs-cbs.txt

http://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3266&context=bclr

 

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George Orwell’s Estate is issuing Copyright Takedowns for the Number ‘1984’

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/george-orwells-estate-sent-copyright-notice-to-man-selling-t-shirts-with-1984-is-already-here-on-a6710926.html .

http://gizmodo.com/george-orwells-estate-is-issuing-copyright-takedowns-fo-1738899336

Appeals Court Rules “Point Break” Parody is Entitled to Copyright Protection

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-rules-point-break-835702

http://www.newser.com/article/0d15c2c436c84c64828a0a2ecda80461/court-parody-of-patrick-swayze-keanu-reeves-movie-point-break-deserves-copyright-protection.html

Keeling v. Hars

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/keeling-v-hars-usca-second-circuit-86510/

Full Decision: http://www.loeb.com/~/media/files/publications/2015/11/keeling_second_circuit.pdf

Fox News Anchor’s Suit Over Toy Hamster’s Likeness Results in Hilarious Point-by-Point Hasbro Rebuttal

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151027/07151432647/fox-news-anchors-suit-over-toy-hamster-likeness-results-hilarious-point-by-point-hasbro-rebuttal.shtml

Marilyn Monroe Estate’s Licensing Activities Alleged To Be a Monopolistic Sham

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marilyn-monroe-estates-licensing-activities-836314

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150923/06031432341/marilyn-monroe-estate-trying-to-use-trademark-to-enforce-publicity-rights-court-said-it-doesnt-have.shtml

EFF Asks Supreme Court to Apply First Amendment to Speech About Celebrities

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/11/eff-asks-supreme-court-apply-first-amendment-speech-about-celebrities-0

Anne Frank What is a Joint Work?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/anne-franks-diary-in-a-copyright-law-paradox-70-years-after-her-death/article27244584/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/14/books/anne-frank-has-a-co-as-diary-gains-co-author-in-legal-move.html?_r=1

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/anne-frank-foundation-declares-father-co-wrote-diaries/

Monkey Selfie Update

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151106/23433032738/monkey-see-monkey-sue-defendants-ask-judge-to-toss-out-ridiculous-monkey-copyright-lawsuit.shtml – (RE: Motion to dismiss by defendants)
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2509399/gov-uscourts-cand-291324-28-0.pdf – (Slater’s motion to dismiss)
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2509398-3e17e9c2-f21a-4cca-aca7-ba1c6c6fd616.html#document/p11 (blurb’s motion to dismiss)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/weird/ct-monkey-selfie-copyright-20151111-story.html– (Gender of the photographed monkey being disputed)

Taylor Swift

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6754172/taylor-swift-settles-lucky-13-lawsuit

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