Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

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Lindsay Lohan Loses

The decision: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/3dseries/2016/2016_05942.htm

http://kotaku.com/court-throws-out-lindsay-lohans-grand-theft-auto-v-laws-1786058629

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7495416/lindsay-lohan-loses-grand-theft-auto-lawsuit?utm_source=twitter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lindsay-lohan-loses-grand-theft-925022

 

Paid Endorsements?  Are your disclosures in order?

Canada is cracking down on paid social media endorsements

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/advertising-standards-canada-social-media-endorsement-crackdown/

 

(Warners’ Fine to FTC)

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/07/warner-bros-settles-ftc-charges-it-failed-adequately-disclose-it

 

What is “For Profit”: Dutch Playboy in the EU

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/photos-dutch-playboy-model-spark-926701

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7503684/top-european-court-rules-linking-to-illegal-content

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=183124&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=755998 (the decision)

http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2016-09/cp160092en.pdf (press release)

Also – question about what is “commercial?  (Creative commons case involving Fedex)

https://creativecommons.org/2016/08/30/defending-noncommercial-uses-great-minds-v-fedex-office/

 

Further Policy Proposals in the EU

http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-copyright-proposals-expected-to-help-music-industry-fight-piracy-1473786140

http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-leaders-propose-new-copyright-communications-laws-1473850691

 

Actors may soon keep their ages confidential on entertainment job websites

Assembly Bill 1687: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1687

http://deadline.com/2016/09/jerry-brown-signs-law-requiring-age-info-removal-from-imdb-on-request-1201825810/

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-state-senate-acts-on-hollywood-age-1471300215-htmlstory.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/law-keep-actor-ages-imdb-924441

 

Vid Angel?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-vidangel-threatens-legitimate-922111

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-piracy-lawsuit-features-disney-928626

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-accused-conspiracy-rid-market-910526

 

Is it harder to register a Copyright now?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/monkey-selfie-photographer-blasts-petas-923074 * for context

http://www.copyright.gov/comp3/chap300/ch300-copyrightable-authorship.pdf

http://blog.ip.com/2008/07/when-the-copyright-office-hides-the-ball/

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140802/07535628090/copyright-office-rejected-my-attempt-to-copyright-tweet.shtml

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/logo-511262-mesa-copyright.html

 

Pokemon Go? (What have we unleashed?)

http://www.businessinsider.com/pidgeys-law-bill-aims-to-force-removal-of-pokestops-in-pokemon-go-2016-8

http://www.techspot.com/news/65984-michigan-couple-pokmon-go-turned-neighborhood-nightmare-sues.html

http://www.cnet.com/news/french-town-wants-to-bid-adieu-to-pokemon-go/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CNETAsiaLastest+%28CNET+Asia+Latest%29

http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/pokemon-go-class-action-lawsuit-trespassing-1201829627/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/pokemon-go-sparks-5m-class-916722

https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/01/third-party-pokemon-go-tracking-services-get-shut-down/

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/1554300/lawyers-have-found-a-new-way-to-cash-in-on-pokemon-go

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/07/11/what-happens-when-pokemon-go-turns-your-home-into-a-gym/ (example of person who’s property was marked as a gym)

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/10/pokemon-go-armed-robbers-dead-body (instance of mugging using the app)

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/pokemon-go-google-account-access/ (re: privacy issue)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/holocaust-museum-to-visitors-please-stop-catching-pokemon-here/ (re: Holocaust Museum)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnE5yTbXYAAsoPF.jpg (associated image for Holocaust Museum*)

 

BMI/ASCAP

THE CONSENT DECREE: http://www.bmi.com/pdfs/advocacy/usa_v_bmi_opinion_2016_09_16.pdf

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7502851/bmi-again-tops-1-billion-in-collections-breaks-record (how much they collected)

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7510225/songwriting-group-sues-department-of-justice-over

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/th{}}]r-esq/bmi-rate-court-judge-rules-929770

http://www.bmi.stfi.re/news/entry/bmi_prevails_over_doj_in_consent_decree_dispute?sf=vkzdwjo

http://www.musicweek.com/publishing/read/mixed-response-to-bmi-s-100-licensing-court-victory/066026

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