Puzzle Cases and Puzzling rulings – Episode 77


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SHOW NOTES

Plaintiff appeals ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright verdict (Update: denied fees)

http://nypost.com/2016/07/26/plaintiff-appeals-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-verdict/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/music-publisher-denied-legal-fees-918170

 

LeBron James Tattoo Thrown Out

The Order: https://www.scribd.com/document/320014255/Solid-Oak-v-Take-Two-Aug-2-Order#download

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/failure-register-lebron-james-tattoo-916627

http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/08/04/judge-dismisses-nba-2k-tattoo-copyright-suit

 

Lionsgate Follow Up

http://www.entmedialaw.com/go/r/0/p/3/a/5403032/e/248369/u/37970

 

Maybe –   “Can The Olympic Committee really restrict Gif’s?

https://apple.news/AOX0k1z4VNsqk3S0IOGWfiw

How about hashtags? http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-36915565

 

Dancing Baby May Be Going to the Supreme Court

http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/65187/

 

DOJ ASCAP/BMI Consent Decree Fall Out

http://www.hypebot.stfi.re/hypebot/2016/08/consent-decree-impact-infographic.html?sf=axpjryn#aa

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/dept-justice-makes-a-dramatic-917210

http://www.ascap.com/press/2016/08-04-ascap-bmi-join-forces-to-fight-doj.aspx

 

More on DOJ – recommended listening:  MusicTechPolicy.com Podcast: Chris Castle, Steve Winogradsky & David Lowery

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/08/10/the-mtp-podcast-the-consequences-of-dojs-new-rule-on-100-licensing-with-david-lowery-steve-winogradsky-and-chris-castle/

 

Stephen Colbert Cease And Desist

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/28/stephen-colbert-defies-viacom-reverts-back-to-his-colbert-report-persona.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/can-viacom-stop-stephen-colbert-915340

 

‘Iron Man’ Composer’s Lawsuit Over Ghostface Killah Sampling Revived by Appeals Court

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/iron-man-composers-lawsuit-ghostface-915630

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/big-ruling-sony-beats-iron-790466

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com//sites/default/files/custom/Documents/ESQ/iron_man.pdf

https://advance.lexis.com/api/permalink/f06477f9-9db3-4b69-8a07-23777fb1d44a/?context=1000516

 

Photographer sues Getty Images over PD images

http://hyperallergic.com/314079/photographer-files-1-billion-suit-against-getty-for-licensing-her-public-domain-images/

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/prominent-photographer-sues-getty-for-us1b-after-copyright-claim-on-her-own

Press agency accuses Getty Images of overstepping.. http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/copyrightarticle.php?article_id=5029#.V6f9LmXj6Ml (side note: complaint filed)

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3005136/Zuma-v-Getty-Sdny-Copyright.pdf

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2999429-Highsmith-v-Getty-Images.html#search/p1/HIGHSMITH

 

Monkey Selfie Case – Peta files appeal

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/peta-takes-infamous-monkey-selfie-915544

https://www.scribd.com/document/319649363/Naruto-v-Slater-Appeal-Opening-Brief

 

Set Top Boxes FCC v. Copyright Office

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/08/copyright-office-jumps-set-top-box-debate-says-hollywood-should-control-your-tv

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-copyright-office-criticizes-fccs-plan-on-set-top-boxes-1470260812

https://www.eff.org/document/letter-maria-pallante-fcc-re-set-top-boxes (Copyright office letter)

 

For Fun – Are Crossword Puzzles copyrightable?

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-plagiarism-scandal-is-unfolding-in-the-crossword-world/

 

Woman Defaces Crossword Art: Claims Copyright

http://artforum.com/news/id=62642

http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/08/pensioner-fills-in-crossword-puzzle-art-exhibit-claims-copyright-of-new-work/

 

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