Scalia, Prevailing Parties, Hurt Locker and more. Episode 71


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SHOW NOTES

Antonin Scalia Viewed Hollywood as “Foul-Mouthed Glitteratae,” But Wasn’t Entirely Unfriendly – Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/antonin-scalia-viewed-hollywood-as-865334

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLASS ACTION  SETTLED

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-music-pays-14-million-863120

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-happy-birthday-lawsuit-settlement-public-domain-20160208-story.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2706567-Birthday-Settlmemo.html

 

ATTORNEYS FEES – Blurred Lines and Kirtsaeng

Robin Thicke’s Attorney Argues $3.5M Fee Award in “Blurred Lines” Case Would Set Bad Precedent – Hollywood Reporter

Supreme Court will address the question.

Is A “Prevailing Party” Really Entitled To Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? SCOTUS To Decide

 

Hollywood Studios Say No Law Requires Captioning of All Song Lyrics in Movies

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-say-no-law-857893

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2696091-Anthony-Dismiss.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2696092-Anthony-Strike.html

 

Supreme Court Asked to Review Batmobile Copyright Dispute

Recap: 28, 38, 67

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-asked-review-batmobile-858268

http://www.worldipreview.com/news/car-designer-demands-us-supreme-court-ends-batmobile-copyright-9445

http://www.bna.com/supreme-court-asked-n57982066533/

 

Another Actor claiming copyright in performance, this time in NY

(Followup from episode 65)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-hobbit-trial-straight-857914

“For those who followed the legal saga over Innocence of Muslims, specifically actress Cindy Lee Garcia’s attempt to assert a copyright interest in her performance and have a judge wipe the film trailer from YouTube, check out this new lawsuit from Brian McCabe against Entertainment One and Swirl Recording & Film. McCabe says he acted on a program titled Community Service, and that his agreement only gave Swirl the right to air his performance on TV networks, not DVD or online. He’s now alleging that exhibition of the show has violated the copyright to his performance and further constitutes a violation of his right of publicity under New York law. The latter claim is probably doomed (see why here), but the copyright issue could give the New York judge an excuse to adopt or stray from what the 9th Circuit said in the Garcia case. ” So something to watch.

 

A busy month in the trademark area…

Reacting to The Fine Brothers Trademark on “React”

http://ryanmorrisonlaw.com/attorneys-react-the-fine-bros-react-trademark/

http://superfame.com/post/fine-brothers-copyright-react-trademark/

https://www.youtube.com/user/React

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFineBros/videos

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/youtube-finebrothers-entertainment-license/

http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/fine-bros-youtube-react-trademark-backlash/

Ended up backing off: http://go.delicious.com/?id=63408X1518852&xs=1&url=http://www.tubefilter.com/2016/02/02/fine-bros-cancel-react-world-contentid/?mc_cid=3b80337165&sref=https://delicious.com/gfiremark

 

TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS IN VIDEO GAMES

Real Trademarks in Virtual Game Worlds – VIRAG

Gamasutra – Court rules for Gran Turismo in trademark suit, cites First Amendment

 

Sports Player Tattoos in Video Games

http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/02/nba-2k16-tattoo-lawsuit/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/nba-2k-videogame-maker-sued-861131

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160202/06345533489/take-two-software-sued-over-copyright-nba-players-tattoos.shtml

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