Episode 81

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Supreme Court

At “Slants” Hearing, U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Offensive Trademarks (Tam v. lee)

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/lee-v-tam/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/at-slants-hearing-us-supreme-court-weighs-offensive-trademarks-965416

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2017/1/18/why-you-cant-trademark-the-presidents-name

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7661724/rock-band-the-slants-appear-before-supreme-court-to

Supreme Court Asked If DMCA Safe Harbors Apply to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-asked-dmca-safe-harbors-apply-pre-1972-sound-recordings-956725

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/capitol-records-llc-v-vimeo-llc/

 

Following Up…

New York Appeals Court reverses flo ‘n Eddie decision

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/new-york-appeals-court-reverses-big-decision-pre-1972-sound-recordings-957856

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2017/01/a-seismic-ruling-revisited-no-common-law-public-performance-rights-in-pre-1972-sound-recordings-in-new-york-flo-eddie-v-sirius.htm

IMDB Asks Court to enjoin enforcement of new California actor age censorship law

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/imdb-asks-court-prohibit-enforcement-actor-age-censorship-law-961283

SAG/AFTRA wants to join as defendant

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sag-aftra-wants-become-a-defendant-lawsuit-actors-ages-imdb-963080

State of California argument

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/california-defends-imdbs-challenge-actor-age-censorship-law-966443

 

Trademarks

‘Krusty’ Krab Restaurant violates Viacom’s “Spongebob rights

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-rules-krusty-krab-restaurant-violates-viacoms-spongebob-rights-963632

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3280027-Krusty-Opinion.html

 

Copyrights

Axanar fan-film, NOT Fair Use (Judge Finds), goes to jury (now settled)

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/axanar-isnt-fair-use-judge-finds-setting-stage-for-star-trek-copyright-trial/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-makes-big-ruling-sending-star-trek-fan-film-dispute-jury-trial-960703

(CBS, Paramount settle)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cbs-paramount-settle-lawsuit-star-trek-fan-film-966433

 

Law Practice, Ethics, Etc.

Attorney ordered to identify deceased client in James Woods’ twitter defamation action

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/attorney-ordered-identify-dead-client-who-taunted-james-woods-twitter-960457

 

Dead Rockers Estates, Taxes and more…

Michael Jackson’s estate goes to trial over $1Billion tax bill

http://www.inquisitr.com/3814827/mj-songs-new-movie-michael-jackson-image-tax-trials-law-legal-despicable-me-3-thriller-irs-money/

Prince’s Estate Tax Bill Due This Week: Why It’s So Big and How It Could Have Been Avoided

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/7655363/princes-estate-tax-bill-due-this-week-why-its-so-big-and-how

Roc Nation, Tidal Challenge Authority of Administrator of Prince Estate

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/roc-nation-tidal-challenge-authority-administrator-princes-estate-963073