Unhappy Together

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode137 – (view transcript) CALIFORNIA PAY TO PLAY ACT EFFECTIVE THIS MONTH  https://www.natlawreview.com/article/california-fair-pay-to-play-act-to-become-effective-september-1-2021 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB26 STATE SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY CORNER BLACKBEARD FILMMAKER SETS SAIL WITH NEW CLAIMS ALLEGING TAKINGS INSTEAD OF COPYRIGHT https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/north-carolina-film-maker-s-copyright-case-against-the-state-revived-after-supreme-court-denial  TEXAS A&M ESCAPES COPYRIGHT CLAIMS AT 5TH CIRC. OVER 12TH MAN STORY  https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/texas-am-escapes-copyright-claims-5th-circ-over-12th-man-story-2021-09-09/ https://illusionofmore.com/fifth-circuit-delivers-maddening-opinions-in-bynum-copyright-suit/ NIRVANA SUED BY 30 YEAR OLD FOR NEVERMIND COVER https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58327844.amp … Read more

The Happiest Episode On Earth

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode136 – (view transcript) APPEALS COURT REVIEWS CASE OVER “BARE NECESSITIES” AGAINST DISNEY https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2021/b300971.html QUICK TAKE: INSIDE OUT SPARKS ANOTHER LAWSUIT, THIS TIME IN CANADA https://news.law/disney-fights-a-copyright-allegation-over-inside-out/ https://www.cbr.com/inside-out-disney-copyright-lawsuit-greenlight-canada/ https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadians-inside-out-copyright-lawsuit-proceeds-against-disney-and-pixar SCARLETT JOHANSSON SUES DISNEY OVER SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE https://www.wsj.com/articles/scarlett-johansson-sues-disney-over-black-widow-streaming-release-11627579278 https://insidethemagic.net/2021/08/scarlett-johansson-names-bob-iger-bob-chapek-in-lawsuit-ks1/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/scarlett-johansson-disney-lawsuit-1234990249/ https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-07-29/scarlett-johansson-sues-disney-over-black-widow-release-strategy https://prospect.org/culture/the-implications-of-scarlett-johansson-marvel-lawsuit/ https://insidethemagic.net/2021/08/black-widow-judge-recuses-himself-ks1/ https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Complaint_Black-Widow-1-WM.pdf (COMPLAINT)  https://wdwnt.com/2021/08/disney-will-seek-arbitration-in-johansson-lawsuit/ (COMPLAINT)  https://bit.ly/Bennett-Black-Widow (Tamera Interview) JUDGE EVALUATES USE OF 9/11 FOOTAGE IN … Read more

The Invisible Episode

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode135 – (view transcript) COPYRIGHT PREEMPTS RIGHT OF PUBLICITY IN STERN LAWSUIT https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/stuttering-john-howard-stern-show-loses-lawsuit-against-sirius-xm-2021-06-24/ https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17457606/29/melendez-v-sirius-xm-radio-inc/ ANOTHER SCOTUS DECISION POTENTIALLY THREATENS STATUTORY COPYRIGHT DAMAGES https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210628/11401347076/did-supreme-court-just-take-sledge-hammer-to-copyrights-statutory-damages.shtml https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-297_4g25.pdf (the case) NEW SCOTUS RULING: SCHOOL DISCIPLINE FOR SOME  OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT SPEECH UNCONSTITUTIONAL https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2021/06/24/cheerleaders-profane-social-media-rant-against-school-protected-by-first-amendment-supreme-court-rules/?sh=1907494d4c85 NCAA RELEASES DECISION REGARDING COLLEGE ATHLETES https://www.natlawreview.com/article/college-athletes-now-allowed-to-earn-money-use-their-name-image-and-likeness SACHA BARON COHEN WINS ONE FIGHT, STARTS ANOTHER https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/sacha-baron-cohen-roy-moores-lawsuit-1234981330/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/borat-sustainable-cannabis-billboard-sparks-lawsuit-1234980984/ … Read more

Murderers, Monster, and the Game of Life

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode134 – (view transcript) Breaking News – NIL and the NCAA Interim Policy https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ncaa-division-i-council-approves-2609578/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/ncaa-athletes-get-unanimous-win-on-educational-perks-as-kavanaugh-calls-out-limits-on-direct-payments/ https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/di-council-recommends-di-board-adopt-name-image-and-likeness-policy SCOTUS opinion FOLLOW-UP: COX FILES APPEAL of $1B Verdict https://completemusicupdate.com/article/cox-communications-files-appeal-against-billion-dollar-copyright-ruling/  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/if-not-overturned-bad-copyright-decision-will-lead-many-americans-lose-internet https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/1-billion-piracy-ruling-could-force-isps-to-disconnect-more-internet-users/ QUICK TAKE: COPYRIGHT OFFICE MEMO ON MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/programming-and-sales/report-offers-guidance-on-music-modernization-act DRAKE AND SHANIA TWAIN PUSH TO CHANGE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LAW https://eyeonpop.com/detail/381/Drake,-Shania-Twain-&-More-Petition-to-Change-Canadian-Copyright-Law MOTION TO DISMISS DENIED IN NETFLIX … Read more

The (Late) May Episode

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode133 – (view transcript) IF YOU STILL WANT TO KNOW MORE ON AN NFT… SNL HAS GOT YOU COVERED https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-the-hells-an-nft-snl-explains-in-an-amazing-rap-parody-11616969584?link=sfmw_fb&fbclid=IwAR0UB9si_AnyrIcCdF76duFpL6CHOCFWucHpdo5GXOttTInIRUSlVzXgrII Following up from our last two episodes and discussions regarding NFTs, we forgot to mention a skit on SNL parodying Eminem’s “Without Me” which, oddly enough, serves as a good primer for those that still … Read more

Google’s is Fair Use, Warhol’s isn’t… or is it?

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode133 – (view transcript) Just before we began recording this episode, I learned that we’ve been ranked #1 among entertainment lawe podacsdts by Feedspot…  that’s exciting, and we thank them and you for making that happen!  https://blog.feedspot.com/entertainment_law_podcasts/ We start off our show this time around with some hot, delicious, fresh-from-the-oven BREAKING NEWS:   GOOGLE PREVAILS OVER ORACLE … Read more