What’s with all the Zombies?


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In this Episode:

  • Zombie Righthaven
  • Golan v. Holder at the USSC
  • Marilyn Monroe Right of Publicity?
  • ReDigi – digital music first sale doctrine?
  • Poison gets sued 25 years after infringement
  • Costumes and copyright?
  • and more…

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Show Notes


Righthaven — almost dead, but not quite
Vegas Inc.: http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/oct/21/another-judge-doubtful-righthavens-standing-sue/

Hollywood eyes fate of copyright law (Golan v. Holder update)
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-argument-copyright-public-domain-244528

Link to mp3 of the entire oral argument: http://www.oyez.org/cases/2010-2019/2011/2011_10_545

Public Domain Info Project

Middle Tennessee State University Center for Popular Music:

Monroe Publicity Rights 
Law360: http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/276881

George Clinton dispute regarding digital downloads.

ReDigi – can you legally resell your music?
TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/14/what-if-you-could-legally-resell-your-digital-music-redigi-may-have-found-the-solution/

Does Warner Bros. Really Have Exclusive Movie Rights to a Story Posted on Reddit?
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/does-warner-bros-have-movie-250726
Can MTV Sue New Jersey For Nixing ‘Jersey Shore’ Tax Credit?
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/nyregion/christie-blocks-tax-credit-for-jersey-shore.html
THR: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/can-mtv-sue-new-jersey-shore-241609
NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_christie_vetoes_jersey_sho.html

80’s Hair Band Poison sued for allegedly stealing songs twenty-five years ago

Could Ben Affleck be liable for The Town-inspired robberies?
FindLaw: http://blogs.findlaw.com
FindLaw: http://writ.news.findlaw.com/hilden/20030602.html

Power Rangers Halloween Costumes – Can They Be Copyrighted?
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/power-rangers-halloween-costumes-morph-254742

‘Hurt Locker’ Case Dismissed on Anti-Slapp motion
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/read-judges-decision-hurt-locker-248276?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Casp.net: http://www.casp.net/california-anti-slapp-first-amendment-law-resources/statutes/

Man claims that The Hangover II was based on his life story
THR: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/man-sues-claiming-hangover-ii-249303

Quarterback’s suit against EA dismissed
Lexology: http://www.lexology.com

Actress Sues iMDB for revealing age
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/actress-sued-imdb-identity-250664