Oldies and Goodies

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES California Governor signs two controversial bills affecting entertainment and sports https://www.npr.org/2019/09/30/765700141/california-governor-signs-bill-allowing-college-athletes-to-profit-from-endorsem BILLIONS LAWSUIT BEATEN BY SHOWTIME  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/showtime-beats-billions-lawsuit-1245844 ORAL ARGUMENTS HELD in LED ZEPPELIN STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN CASE https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judges-unsure-stairway-heaven-copyright-dispute-needs-new-trial-1242823 PARKER V. WINWOOD “Gimme Some Lovin’” 51-years later… (lack of admissible evidence of copying) https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca6/18-5305/18-5305-2019-09-17.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-09-18-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-sixth-circuit-52f7c13a80&utm_content=text-case-read-more-1 Ain’t That … Read moreOldies and Goodies

It’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES Yamashita v. Scholastic Inc., No. 17-1957 (2d Cir. 2019) https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/17-1957/17-1957-2019-08-28.html Illegal Streaming Services Prompt Multiple Indictments (Conspiracy -– Criminal Copyright)  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/illegal-streaming-services-prompt-multiple-indictments-1235080 https://www.justice.gov/jm/criminal-resource-manual-1847-criminal-copyright-infringement-17-usc-506a-and-18-usc-2319 Barack Obama’s Production Company Runs Into a Trademark Problem | Hollywood Reporter Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for Using a “Look-Alike Model” on … Read moreIt’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

Dark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES Shout out to Lawyers Greg Pang and Michelle Molineux with the podcast “Legal Cut Pro” podcast (Canada ) (inspired by ELU)  They discuss relevant, interesting and sometimes strange legal issues in Entertainment Law affecting Canadian independent film/television/media producers. http://redframelaw.com/legalcutpro/  KATY PERRY LOSES DARK HORSE … Read moreDark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

States’ Liability for copyright infringement

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES VIDANGEL POSTMORTEM https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900075780/vidangel-ordered-to-pay-dollar62-million-to-disney-others-for-copyright-infringement.html  https://blog.vidangel.com/2019/06/21/open-letter-to-disney-ceo/ TRUMP CAN’T BLOCK ON TWITTER https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/president-trump-cannot-block-his-critics-on-twitter-federal-appeals-court-rules/2019/07/09/d07a5558-8230-11e9-95a9-e2c830afe24f_story.html?utm_term=.c665490441c8 TEXAS APPEAL COURT: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BUT SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY. (TIE TO BLACKBEARD LAW)  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/texas-appeals-court-says-university-s-96681/ http://ipjournal.law.wfu.edu/2019/04/nc-sets-sail-for-the-supreme-court-blackbeards-law-and-modern-day-piracy/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Remedy_Clarification_Act YOUTUBE CHANGES ITS RULES TO TRY TO HELP CREATORS  https://youtube.googleblog.com/2019/07/live-from-vidcon-creating-new.html https://gizmodo.com/youtube-announces-some-changes-to-its-infamously-screwe-1836233860  https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/12/20690311/youtube-monetization-merch-stickers-superchat-record-labels-networks-umg  https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/9/20687985/youtube-manual-copyright-claim-updates-timestamps-automatic-release  ADIDAS THREE STRIPES ARE NOT ENOUGH … Read moreStates’ Liability for copyright infringement

Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

  Welcome to this special episode of Entertainment Law Update SHOW NOTES The mark, as the decision lays out, is supposed to be pronounced as four letters, one after the other, as in “F-U-C-T” (Phonetically “eff-eww-see-tee” and not as one word “Fuct”)  Iancau v. Brunetti-SCOTUS https://www.law.com/2019/06/24/immoral-trademarks-like-fuct-are-allowed-divided-us-supreme-court-says/?kw=%27Immoral%27%20Trademarks%20Like%20%27FUCT%27%20Are%20Allowed,%20Divided%20US%20Supreme%20Court%20Says https://casetext.com/case/iancu-v-brunetti https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1028/viewpoint-discrimination So in our usual luck, the Supreme … Read moreSpecial Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES SUPREME COURT: BANKRUPTCY DOES NOT TERMINATE A LICENSE (FOLLOW-UP)  https://www.jurist.org/news/2019/05/supreme-court-rules-trademark-rights-may-survive-bankruptcy-rejection/   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/supreme-court-resolves-circuit-split-on-25378/ THE COPYRIGHT TRIAL THAT ALMOST WAS… “PEPE THE FROG” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/infowars-headed-copyright-trial-use-pepe-frog-1211660?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2019-05-18%2005:30:00_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/10/18660312/infowars-pepe-the-frog-settlement-copyright-meme-alex-jones QUICK COVERAGE OF SHAKEUP AT BLOOM, HERGOTT https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jake-bloom-steps-down-namesake-law-firm-as-johnny-depp-trial-nears-1210852 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jake-blooms-exit-marks-end-an-era-entertainment-law-1212761 APPLE V. PEPPER – US SUPREME COURT OPENS WAY FOR ANTITRUST CLAIMS OVER … Read moreDrug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.