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In this Episode:

  • Hangover Tattoo case settled
  • Hot News Claim – not so hot
  • California Video Game Law unconstitutional
  • You don’t mess with the Zohan.. In court, either.
  • Photo Credit removal is DMCA breach
  • and more…

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Show Notes

Warner Bros. Settles ‘Hangover II’ Tattoo Lawsuit

Whitmill v. Warner Bros.THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-bros-settles-hangover-ii-203377


Second Circuit Finds “Hot News” Misappropriation Claim Preempted By Copyright Act

In Barclay’s Capital Inc. v. TheFlyontheWall.com, Link to decision.

Copyright Litigation Blog: http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/2011/06/reaping-and-sowing-copyrights-second.html

Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Taken Off YouTube

Rebecca Black adv. Ark Music

THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/rebecca-blacks-friday-taken-youtube-202893

TMZ: http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/16/rebecca-black-friday-song-youtube-copyright-music-video-official/

Supreme Court Strikes Down California Video Game Law

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association,

THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-strikes-down-california-205827



California video game law: http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/05-06/bill/asm/ab_1151-1200/ab_1179_bill_20051007_chaptered.html

Supreme Court decision: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/08-1448.pdf

Is the idea to use a hair dryer as a weapon copyrightable? No, says Second Circuit.

Cabell v. Sony Pictures http://www.scribd.com/doc/58902438/Cabell-v-SONY-Pictures

THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-backs-adam-sandler-205956

Shock Jocks’ Photo Credit Edit Breached DMCA: 3rd Circ

Murphy v. Millenium Radio Group, LLC.

Link to decision: http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/102163p.pdf

Law360: http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/251395?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ip

Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9ebcb548-f480-458a-93cb-fd2340d07e18

Songwriter Wins Round in Legal Battle with Summit Over ‘Twilight’ Song

THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/songwriter-wins-round-legal-battle-200813

Bridal shop loses trademark rights for naked licensing

Eva’s Bridal Ltd. v. Halanick Enter., Inc., Case No. 10-2863 (7th Cir., May 10, 2011).

Link to decision: http://www.trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com/uploads/file/Eva.pdf

See also: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=024256a9-c6b5-4a34-a12a-72a4d5e80aa3&utm_source=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed&utm_medium=HTML+email+-+Body+-+Federal+section&utm_campaign=Lexology+subscriber+daily+feed&utm_content=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed+2011-06-13&utm_term=

See also, FreecycleSunnyvale v. The Freecycle Network, __ F.3d. __, 2010 WL 4749044, No. 08-16382 (9th Cir. Nov. 24, 2010).  Abandonment of trademark by naked license.

RCFP: http://www.rcfp.org/newsitems/index.php?i=11931

List of Anti Slapp Statutes by State


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