Vulnerable Icons and Public Resources

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode144 – (view transcript) CCB FINAL RULE IS OUT https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-25/pdf/2022-06264.pdf https://ccb.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3xBED4nXZxJdTzh0aD3TkkebNNUW2qJ9xiRDFvxxMAacS9WXG4Xf9-rpQ WARHOL GRANTED CERT IN PRINCE PAINTING FAIR USE CASE. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/warhol-prince-series-headed-for-supreme-court-1235121152/ https://www.natlawreview.com/article/supreme-court-to-consider-fair-use-and-transformative-works-art https://www.natlawreview.com/article/copyright-dispute-over-andy-warhol-s-portraits-prince-heading-to-us-supreme-court https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/28/high-court-grants-warhol-petition-asking-guidance-fair-use-doctrine/id=147934/ COURT REVERSED OVER DEFINITION OF “PHOTOPLAY” IN COLUMBO CASE https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2022/b303161.html US COPYRIGHT OFFICE REJECTS PROPOSAL TO KEEP MECHANICAL ROYALTY FOR CDS AND DOWNLOADS UNCHANGED https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-copyright-royalty-board-rejects-proposal-to-keep-mechanical-royalty-on-discs-and-downloads-unchanged/ https://thetrichordist.com/2022/03/30/copyright-royalty-judges-reject-settlement-extending-freeze-on-physical-mechanicals/  https://thetrichordist.com/2022/04/04/whats-next-for-unfrozen-mechanicals-one-proposal/ PUBLICRESOURCE.ORG AND THE ABILITY TO  … Read more

Machines, Dark Horses, and Stolen Lyrics

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode143 – (view transcript) AI CANNOT BE AN AUTHOR WITH COPYRIGHT PRIVILEGES https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/21/22944335/us-copyright-office-reject-ai-generated-art-recent-entrance-to-paradise SCOTUS DETERMINES ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED TO INVALIDATE COPYRIGHT APPLICATION Unicolors, Inc v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP – SCOTUSblog  Justices require actual knowledge that application was erroneous to invalidate copyright filing – SCOTUSblog   https://casetext.com/statute/united-states-code/title-17-copyrights/chapter-4-copyright-notice-deposit-and-registration/section-411-registration-and-civil-infringement-actions https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/595/20-915/?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-02-25-us-supreme-court-a6e64f2a8d&utm_content=text-case-title-1 https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-you-don-t-know-can-t-hurt-you-4985104/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link https://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-supreme-court-reverses-ninth-circuit-holding-mistake-law-can-excuse-inaccurate https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-915_pol1.pdf RESTRICTION AGAINST TRUMP … Read more

Justice Breyer’s copyright legacy, legacy artists, and more.

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode142 – (view transcript) LADY A TRADEMARK DISPUTE SETTLES (QUICK TAKE) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/lady-a-anita-white-lawsuit-dropped-1235085535/ https://completemusicupdate.com/article/lady-as-trademark-battle-is-over/ INSTAGRAM SERVER-TEST SUIT (Hunley v. Instagram) DISMISSED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND   https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/instagram-defeats-embedding-suit-1235087411/ CARDI B WINS DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST YOUTUBER https://completemusicupdate.com/article/cardi-b-wins-defamation-case-against-youtuber/ https://www.billboard.com/business/legal/cardi-b-wins-3-million-more-defamation-case-youtuber-1235022792/ Cardi B Wins Million-Dollar Libel Verdict Against YouTuber Tasha K – Billboard Cardi B Wins Million-Dollar Defamation Verdict Against YouTuber ttps://apple.news/ATSaadZaIQbWA3Ou_h7LXqg  … Read more

I’ve removed Entertainment Law Update podcast from Spotify

Because I believe that Spotify’s overly-permissive policies have facilitated the spread of harmful misinformation, I’ve elected to remove my podcasts from the service. As much as I believe in the First Amendment and free speech, I chose to exercise my right NOT to support a forum/platform that acts irresponsibly. I apologize for any inconvenience, but … Read more

January 2022

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode141 – (view transcript) PUBLIC DOMAIN DAY 2022 https://www.ksl.com/article/50320590/winnie-the-pooh-and-more-22-notable-creative-pieces-head-to-public-domain-in-2022 Public Domain Day 2022 | Duke University School of Law EMERGING SPLIT OF AUTHORITY REGARDING ORIGINALITY DETERMINATIONS DISNEY STILL HAS TO LITIGATE OVER ORIGINALITY OF JACK SPARROW Disney Can’t Sink ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Suit Over Jack Sparrow Character COMPARE W/ THE  “DARK TOWER” CASE – … Read more

2021 Year end roundup

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode140 – (view transcript) COMEDY REMOVED FROM SPOTIFY IS NO LAUGHING MATTER https://copyrightlately.com/spotify-removes-comedy-tracks/ MIRAMAX WINS OVER PULP FICTION POSTER https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/miramax-wins-lawsuit-over-pulp-fiction-movie-poster/ar-AARgaxN https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21119224-zahedi-opinion MEGAN MARKLE WINS AGAINST BRITISH TABLOID ON RIGHT TO PRIVACY https://www.eonline.com/news/1266103/meghan-markle-wins-another-legal-victory-against-british-tabloid-over-letter-to-dad Johannsongs-Publishing, Ltd. v. Lovland https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ninth-circuit-refuses-to-adopt-ordinary-4919728/ FOX (NOW DISNEY) WINS AGAINST NETFLIX ON POACHING SUIT  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/appeals-court-netflix-poaching-1235056525/ TAYLOR SWIFT CASE FOR THE NEW YEAR RE: … Read more