360 deals, rights of publicity, and more



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In this Episode:


  • 360 Deals and the Talent Agencies Act
  • More music sale vs. license litigation
  • Copyright Termination update
  • ReDigi injunction denied
  • Aereo and retransmission fees
  • and more.
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Show Notes



Gordon P. Firemark
Website:   http://firemark http://theatrelawyer.com,
Twitter: @gfiremark

Tamera Bennett

Website:   http://createprotect.com
Twitter: @tamerabennett


Our Guest:

Erin Jacobson practices  in Los Angeles, California where she represents musicians, songwriters, producers, companies, and other entertainment professionals.  She has held several different positions in the music industry, including a stint as a DJ at USC’s campus radio station,  and in addition to  her transactional work music and entertainment, she also handles handles copyright and trademark issues for her clients in and around the industry.  She scored a great domain name…  Her Web site is at http://themusicindustrylawyer.com

360 DEALS in conflict with the Talent Agencies Act

TheMusicIndustryLawyer.com:   “360 Deals and the California Talent Agencies Act:  Are Record Labels Procuring Employment? ” by: Erin M. Jacobson

Sister Sledge and Kenny Rogers sue over license revenue share:

THR-esq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sister-sledge-files-class-action-286903
THR-esq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/kenny-rogers-lawsuit-capitol-records-291388

Temptations Join Chorus of Lawsuits Over iTunes Royalties

THREsq (3/15/2012): http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/temptations-itunes-lawsuits-300733

Running list of sale vs license lawsuits:


Roger Miller Copyright Termination

Lexology (3/5/2012): http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0184062b-dd76-434c-a96c-0b2c9024ea7e&utm_source=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed&utm_medium=HTML+email+-+Body+-+Federal+section&utm_campaign=Lexology+subscriber+daily+feed&utm_content=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed+2012-03-09&utm_term=

Decision: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/12a0049p-06.pdf

YMCA Termination

THREsq (3/22/2012): http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/ymca-village-people-lawsuit-copyright-termination-303377

Drake sued by ex-GF:

NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/drake-sued-alleged-ex-girlfriend-marvin-room-royalties-article-1.1016669?localLinksEnabled=false

THR-Esq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/drake-girlfriend-marvins-room-lawsuit-286916


Variety Settles Long-Running Lawsuit Against L.A. Punk Band

THREsq (2/13/2012): http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/variety-lawsuit-vandals-punk-band-289700


Judge Denies Efforts to Shut Down ReDigi
Hollywood Reporter (2/6/2012): http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/redigi-digital-music-lawsuit-287410

Aereo sued over Broadcast Television Retransmission:

Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-201203201727reedbusivarietynvr1118051689mar20,0,3231770.story
Paul Weiss: http://www.paulweiss.com/files/Publication/996550c4-13ad-4a93-a375-5212822783ca/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/98133588-7295-4138-9d83-5492743e477f/CTD3-9-12.pdf#page=3

Marlon Brando Estate Wins Judgment Against Ashley Furniture:

MarketWatch (2/6/2012): http://www.marketwatch.com/story/marlon-brando-estate-wins-356000-judgment-in-federal-lawsuit-against-ashley-furniture-industries-inc-2012-02-06.

Shepard Fairey pleads guilty over Obama “Hope” image infringement

New York Times: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/shepard-fairey-pleads-guilty-over-obama-hope-image/


Julie Taymor Spider-Man update

LA Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/03/julie-taymor-spider-man-producers.html
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/theater/spider-man-e-mails-revealed-in-taymor-lawsuit.html?_r=1&hpw
Taymor’s Filing: http://www.scribd.com/doc/83562006/taymor
THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/julie-taymor-spider-man-producers-motions-dismiss-lawsuits-303310

Corbello v. DeVito: No copyright infringement if defendants have a valid sub-license

Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0a9cd0d1-f928-4e5f-8caa-653c8c83258d

interested in the back story?



Indiana Moves to Grand Broad New Legal Rights to Dead Celebrities


Marilyn Monroe Right of Publicity issues continue to plague CMG Worldwide


Louis Vuitton Sends Cease and Desist to Penn Law
Law of Fashion: http://www.lawoffashion.com/blog/story/03/03/2012/121

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