YouTube, Hurt Locker, Idea Theft & More
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In this Episode:
- Follow up on Hot News
- Viacom loses suit against YouTube.
- Hurt Locker Suit(s)
- Idea Theft
- Tribute Band Names
- Celebrity Rights of publicity
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Google, Twitter go to bat for Theflyonthewall| Reuters
Don Henley Wins case against California Politician
Copyright Office supports Broadcast Performance Royalty
Bill cite: Performance Rights Act, HR 848 in the House and S. 379 in the Senate
Copyright office letter issued June 7, 2010- http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10707sp.pdf
Ringtone Copyright Royalty Upheld by Appeals Court (Update1) – BusinessWeek
Case cite: Recording Industry Association of America Inc. v. Librarian of Congress, 09-1075 (US Ct. App. DC (Washington)(opinion issued June 22, 2010).
9th Circuit joins 5th and 7th Circuits, ruling that copyright registration need only have been FILED before bringing an infringement suit. The 10th and 11th take the inverse position that registration certificate must be in hand. (see 17 USC § 411(a)) and This article)
Case Cite: COSMETIC IDEAS, INC. v. IAC/InteractiveCORP, Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2010
Michael Douglas’ ex-wife, Deandra sues for share of his earnings from “Wall Street 2”
Viacom International Inc. v. Youtube, Inc., Youtube, Llc, and Google, Inc.Link to decision:
Google beats Viacom! Read the full YouTube decision
What Viacom’s loss to YouTube means for Hollywood
Music Technology Policy Op. Ed. from Chris Castle
“Hurt Locker” Producers Seek to Hurt Wallets of Thousands of Individuals for Unlawful File-Sharing « JETLawBlog: The Official Blog of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
Idea Theft: Last Samurai and Ghost Hunters cases
Benay v. Warner Bros. Entm’t, Inc., No. 08-55719
Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc.
court sides with NBC Universal in ‘Ghost Hunters’ idea theft case
‘Heroes’ sued by Comic Book Artist Jason Barnes » Right Juris
FX arms itself to defend ‘Sons of Anarchy’ suit
Judge rules A&E mishandled ‘Steven Seagal: Lawman’ claim
Abba tribute bands warned to change their names – Telegraph
RIGHT OF PUBLICITY
–University Sues GM For Using Einstein In An Ad Without Paying Up | Techdirt
“A Living For The Dead” | CBS 60 Minutes
Links To Various State’s Right of Publicity Statutes
– Hulk Hogan sues over Cocoa Pebbles Commercial
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