Episode 82 – Copywrong | Don’t Say My Name | KinderCopying

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Sirius Battle Over Attorney Fees Follows Turtles’ Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Settlement

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sirius-battle-attorney-fees-follows-turtles-pre-72-sound-recordings-settlement-969387

https://www.scribd.com/document/337743480/Sirius-Response

https://www.scribd.com/document/337743410/Flo-Eddie-Reply

Related: Florida Supreme Court to hear Turtles copyright case

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170201/supreme-court-to-hear-turtles-copyright-case

Appeals Court Makes It Tougher for Content Companies to Sue Tech Services for Mass Piracy

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-makes-tougher-content-companies-sue-tech-services-mass-piracy-967386

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/02/another-loss-perfect-10-another-good-day-copyright-law

http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/01/23/15-55500.pdf

 

EFF to Court: Don’t Let the Right of Publicity Eat the Internet

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/eff-court-dont-let-right-publicity-eat-internet

Federal Court Basically Says It’s Okay To Copyright Parts Of Our Laws

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170203/00341736620/federal-court-basically-says-okay-to-copyright-parts-our-laws.shtml

http://www.entmedialaw.com/edition/daily-agent-reality-2017-02-14?open-article-id=6219372&article-title=in-blow-to-open-law–court-upholds-private-copyright-in-public-safety-laws&blog-domain=legaline.com&blog-title=media-law

 

DECISION

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS, et al.,  

v. PUBLIC.RESOURCE.ORG, INC.,

And AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, INC. et al.,

v. PUBLIC.RESOURCE.ORG, INC.,

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3443056/117-Opinion.pdf

Related:  http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2017/02/fastcase-refiles-federal-lawsuit-casemaker.html


Carl Malamud’s Public.Resource.org

 

U.S. Government’s Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier’s Family

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-governments-seizure-music-publishing-assets-draws-malaysian-financiers-family-975944

 

Federal Copyright Preemption Extends to Preempt State Laws Which Protect Material That Congress Expressly Declined to Protect Under Federal Copyright Law

 

Case: Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc. (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)

http://www.fr.com/fish-litigation/federal-copyright-preemption-extends-to-preempt-state-laws-which-protect-material-that-congress-expressly-declined-to-protect-under-federal-copyright-law-ultraflo-corp-v-pelican-tank-parts-inc/

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/2017/01/articles/trade-secrets-and-confidential-information/trade-secret-preemption-a-possible-defense-to-a-trade-secrets-claim/

 

University Rejection of Students’ Marijuana-Themed T-Shirt Violates First Amendment–Gerlich v. Leath

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2017/02/university-rejection-of-students-marijuana-themed-t-shirt-violates-first-amendment-gerlich-v-leath.htm

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/2017/02/this-is-not-norml-court-of-appeals.html

http://business.cch.com/ipld/GerlichLeath8Cir20170213.pdf (Decision)

 

(new filing) Author Who Turns Classics Into Children’s Books Is Sued

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/business/media/kinderguides-childrens-books-fredrik-colting.html?_r=0

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/author-sued-childrens-versions-breakfast-at-tiffanys-2001-a-space-odyssey-965924

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3381003-Classic-Books.html

 

Just for Fun…

Ellen DeGeneres Defeats Lawsuit Over Breast Pun–TiTi Pierce v. Warner Bros

https://feedly.com/i/entry/wgzDx4RYuh54bZalZlDFaP7wZ7Yv69B+Vu1TwIjRBvI=_15a52312b21:eddedd6:93371e27

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3qcXqC5g48KNE1fSzNSM1IwUmc/view (actual decision)

http://ipa.mp3yab.ir/img/1.jpg


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


2016: The Year in Review – Episode 80

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https://popehat.com/tag/prenda-law/

And another lawyer discipline situation…

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-lawyer-who-battled-led-zeppelin-says-judges-conspired-suspend-him-956626

Flo and Eddie lose appeal in NY.  Proposed settlement reached with Sirius.

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

https://www.scribd.com/document/332615992/Flo-Eddie-Sirius-Proposed-Settlement

 

And Now…  Our year end round up of the big stories from 2016… In no particular order, and this is a totally un-scientifically compiled list…

Happy Birthday and other works into P.D.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/happy-birthday-song-officially-recognized-in-public-domain/

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/happy-birthday-is-public-domain-former-owner-warnerchapell-to-pay-14m/

http://www.law360.com/articles/797460/happy-birthday-journey-to-the-public-domain

https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/class-of-2017/

In episode 75 we discussed

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/this_song_is_our_song

  • Quick Take:  “Woodie Guthrie’s  “This Land is Your Land”   in P.D.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/rock-band-seeks-judicial-declaration-902573

  • Quick Take 2: “We Shall Overcome” and go into P.D.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lee-daniels-butler-involved-effort-904041

 

DOJ/ASCAP/BMI Consent Decree

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/

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/11/18/mtp-podcast-pallante-firing-doj-appeal-of-bmi-100-licensing-ruling-and-artist-advocacy/

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7573537/doj-appeal-bmi-consent-decree-decision-fractional-licensing

 

Kirtsaeng Ruling

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-rules-copyright-fee-903737

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-375_4f57.pdf (opinion)


LED Zeppelin


Actor Age confidentiality


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

 

Prince’s death, estate, etc.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/30/prince-death-heirs-estate-family_n_11277332.html

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7556977/prince-estate-judge-rejects-claim

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7604488/prince-estate-company-overseeing-to-change

Zappa Family Dispute – You can have an estate plan and there are still disputes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-the-zappa-family-feud-w431684

 

Vimeo

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-gives-internet-service-903519

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d8070ae4-48d4-45ae-af3c-661e72cd1987/1/doc/14-1048_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d8070ae4-48d4-45ae-af3c-661e72cd1987/1/hilite/ (opinion)

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-asked-dmca-safe-harbors-apply-pre-1972-sound-recordings-956725 (UPDATE TO THE STORY)

 

Maria Pallante out at copyright office

http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/librarian-congress-reassigns-head-copyright

https://musictechpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/hayden-memo.pdf

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3179250/Pallante-Resignation-Letter-1.pdf

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/maria-pallantes-departure-copyright-office-what-means-why-matters-941249

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/10/25/and-your-little-dog-too-the-librarian-of-congress-give-us-a-lesson-in-constructive-termination/

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/11/07/wsj-crticizing-google-washington-copyright-coup/

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/12/05/us-copyrights-office-defend-maria-pallante/

https://www.copyright.gov/newsnet/2016/648.htmlLibrarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights

 

Supreme Court Docket

Dancing Baby

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

Cheerleader
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdecherney/2016/10/31/the-supreme-court-grapples-with-the-meaning-of-fashion/#18843c977483

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2016/10/31/justices-struggle-with-cheerleader-uniform-case-that-holds-big-implications-for-fashion/#41644e603a62


Podcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79

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This episode was recorded live before an audience of fellow entertainment attorneys at
Texas CLE’s 2016 Entertainment Law Institute

Our guest panelist on this episode is Stan Soocher.

Stan Soocher

Stan Soocher

Stan is the long-time Editor In Chief of Entertainment Law and Finance, and a tenured Associated Professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus.  He’s an entertainment attorney, and an award winning music journalist, and the author of two books about lawsuits in the music industry.  Two years ago, he was the recipient of the State Bar of Texas’ Entertainment and Sports Law Section’s “Texas Star Award”.

Recent cases and stories we’re watching:

Maria Pallante “reassigned” at Library of Congress; Resigns

http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/librarian-congress-reassigns-head-copyright

https://musictechpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/hayden-memo.pdf

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3179250/Pallante-Resignation-Letter-1.pdf

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/maria-pallantes-departure-copyright-office-what-means-why-matters-941249

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/10/25/and-your-little-dog-too-the-librarian-of-congress-give-us-a-lesson-in-constructive-termination/

 

(Quick update)  Lenz v. Universal:  Is Supreme Court Review in the cards?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-supreme-court-wants-governments-take-copyright-takedown-case-942425

 

Follow Up:  Studios Beat Lawsuit over lack of closed-captioning of songs in movies…

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-beat-lawsuit-captioning-933845

https://www.scribd.com/document/325831259/Hollywood-Captioning

 

Follow Up:  Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Settles Lawsuit Over Hasbro’s Toy Hamster

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-news-anchor-harris-faulkner-935298

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151027/07151432647/fox-news-anchors-suit-over-toy-hamster-likeness-results-hilarious-point-by-point-hasbro-rebuttal.shtml (hasbro’s rebuttal to the initial complaint)

 

Quick Take:  Supreme Court to review “Slants” Disparaging Trademark Case

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-supreme-court-review-disparaging-933753

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7526352/rock-band-heads-to-us-supreme-court-over-review-of

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/09/29/supreme-court-will-hear-slants-trademark-case-which-is-directly-relevant-to-the-redskins-controversy/?utm_term=.d8d2d02fe22d

 

Abbott and Costello Heirs Lose Appeal Over Broadway Play’s Use of “Who’s on First” Routine

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/abbott-costello-heirs-lose-appeal-937178

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b2c46c5d-eb94-4726-ad88-a60d5dca951f/1/doc/16-134_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b2c46c5d-eb94-4726-ad88-a60d5dca951f/1/hilite/

 

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Puzzle Cases and Puzzling rulings – Episode 77

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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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Stairway to Heaven, Copyright Small Claims, Tattoo T-Shirt & DOJ Ruling – Episode 76

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Led Zeppelin Ruling – No infringement

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/latest-jury-led-zeppelin-steal-stairway-riff-40079137

http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/23/media/stairway-to-heaven-trial-verdict/

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-trial-verdict/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/led-zeppelin-wins-stairway-heaven-905866

http://katzjustice.com/led-zep-wins/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jury-deliberations-begin-stairway-heaven-905595

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/a-stairway-heaven-appeal-would-905922

http://mcir.usc.edu/inplay/Documents/skimore.summaryjugement.pdf (just background information)

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/led-zeppelin-prevail-in-stairway-to-heaven-lawsuit-20160623

http://www.inquisitr.com/3229045/led-zeppelin-wins-copyright-lawsuit-courts-deem-stairway-original-work/ (more on why the recordings weren’t able to be used)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lawyer-who-sued-led-zeppelin-907780 (side note: attorney for Plaintiff may not be allowed to practice anymore)

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/led-zep-lawyers-want-800k-for-defending-stairway-to-heaven-lawsuit/ (side note: the legal fees)

http://www.worldipreview.com/news/led-zeppelin-s-publishers-demand-800-000-damages-10416?utm_source=World+IP+Review&utm_campaign=26142bebd5-WIPR_Digital_Newsletter_27_06_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d76dcadc01-26142bebd5-27468325#.V4OmfOEFDrk.linkedin (LedZep Publisher’s demand for $800,000)

 

Is there a Small Claims Copyright Court in the future?

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/copyright/article/70915-authors-guild-backs-small-claims-copyright-bill.html

http://intheopen.net/2016/07/copyright-small-claims-an-update-on-legislation/

 

Apple’s Streaming Royalties Proposal

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7439046/apple-proposes-simplified-statutory-licensing-scheme

 

J.R. Smith’s Right of Publicity in his Tattoos?

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/2016/06/does-jr-smith-have-right-of-publicity.html(picture of t-shirt for reference)

 

Three Texas SLAPP Cases

http://www.haynesboone.com/news-and-events/news/publications/2016/07/13/three-texas-supreme-court-decisions-affecting-media-companies

 

Brexit IP Impact

http://www.haynesboone.com/news-and-events/news/alerts/2016/06/28/what-brexit-may-mean-for-your-ip-rights-in-europe

 

Brexit being trademarked (quick take)

http://abovethelaw.com/2016/07/youll-never-guess-which-portmanteau-everyone-is-suddenly-trying-to-trademark/

 

Pre-1972 Magic from the 11th Circuit

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-asks-sound-recording-907360

http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201513100.cert.pdf

 

Department of Justice denying consent decree

http://www.billboard.stfi.re/articles/news/7423321/department-of-justice-deny-consent-decree-amendment?sf=exewrda#aa

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7431011/understanding-music-publishing-dept-of-justice-consent-decree

 

Fox News Hamster Follow-Up (quick take)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-news-anchor-advances-lawsuit-913757

Politicians and Music Rights

Huckabee Pays for the Eye of the Tiger

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160628/07134034840/mike-huckabee-settles-five-figures-with-survivor-over-copyright-infringement.shtml

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/mike-huckabee-tries-religious-assembly-855582?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/28/mike-huckabee-eye-tiger-lawsuit

 

Melania Trump Plagiarism

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/07/19/melania-trump-republican-convention-speech-plagiarism/87278088/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-speechwriter-takes-blame-melania-plagiarized-speech-article-1.2718741

 

Trump  – We are the Champions

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-gop-rnc-queen-champions-20160719-snap-htmlstory.html

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2015/10/28/music-in-political-campaigns-what-licenses-do-i-need?rq=campaign(relating note)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/why-donald-trump-should-have-914367 (Posted after the fact)

 

Ted Cruz Infringing

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160714/06365134968/ted-cruz-campaign-infringed-copyright-will-probably-be-treated-with-kid-gloves-just-because.shtml

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2993705/Leopona-v-Cruz-MTD.pdf (Cruz motion to dismiss)

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2993707/leoponaVcruz7122016.pdf (court decision)


Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge- ELU 75

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[TheChamp-Sharing]

SHOW NOTES

This month’s guest:  Jon Janecek (Pepperdine 3L, and ELU contributor)

Quick Follow up on Dead Celebrities

Whitney Houston http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/whitney-houston-estate-challenges-11-897991

Prince
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7385067/prince-estate-claimants-object-to-undergoing-genetic

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/7393500/how-to-prove-youre-related-to-prince-and-how-his-estate-may-be-sliced-up

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7400356/princes-estate-is-open-for-business-following-judges

More Songs IN Public Domain

Quick Take:  “Woodie Guthrie’s  “This Land is Your Land”   in P.D.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/rock-band-seeks-judicial-declaration-902573

Quick Take 2: “We Shall Overcome” and go into P.D.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lee-daniels-butler-involved-effort-904041

Supreme Court Fee Shifting (Kirtsaeng Ruling)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-rules-copyright-fee-903737

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-375_4f57.pdf

Vimeo Second Circuit Ruling (when does red flag knowledge pop up?)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-gives-internet-service-903519

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d8070ae4-48d4-45ae-af3c-661e72cd1987/1/doc/14-1048_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d8070ae4-48d4-45ae-af3c-661e72cd1987/1/hilite/

 

McCain Flips on another campaign using his ad (quick take) 

http://gawker.com/john-mccain-used-to-feel-very-differently-about-copyrig-1777804400

 

Fair Use for the NYTimes (quick)

http://fair.org/home/for-nyt-fair-use-depends-on-whos-doing-the-using/?curator=MediaREDEF

 

Net Neutrality upheld in DC Circuit Ruling

http://click.et.npr.org/?qs=8dd8249c97e92bdf44b8e50fe55209ff98c808d166e6a8724f36961eb2635dcdc116fb96082739b4

State Ownership of Copyrights – more news.

Georgia Copyrighting its laws (relate to Butts/CA statute from last ep)

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2016/05/matthew-bender-seeks-become-amicus-georgia-copyright-suit-public-resource.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lawsitesblog%2FZSJUCom+%28Robert+Ambrogi%27s+LawSites%29

(podcast about fastcase suing casemaker)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/legal-talk-network-law-news/id73802197?mt=2&i=366021297

 

More on California’s move to copyright it’s works.

http://copyright.lib.harvard.edu/states/ (map of copyright status of govt docs per state)

http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/california_state_copyright_bill.php

http://scvnews.com/2016/06/02/state-assembly-rejects-transparency-votes-to-allow-govt-to-copyright-public-records/

 Yosemite Brand Names (why CA may be pursuing IP rights)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/us/bitter-contract-dispute-extends-to-who-owns-yosemite-national-park-names.html  

 

1972 Recordings  

CBS victory on question of copyrightablitiy
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cbs-beats-lawsuit-pre-1972-898633

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2016/06/articles/us-district-court-finds-digitally-remastered-pre-1972-sound-recordings-are-derivative-works-covered-by-federal-law-dismisses-suit-against-broadcaster-seeking-over-the-air-p/

(RIAA commentary on 1972 ruling) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/riaa-writes-judge-controversial-ruling-902801