Faulkner, Einstein, Superman and talent managers…








Gordon Firemark
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Tamera Bennett

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


Show Notes

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In this Episode:

  • William Faulkner’s suit against Sony Pictures and Woody Allen;  
  • Warner Brothers has won an important victory in the Superman litigation,
  • Albert Einstein’s likeness is now in the public domain, and
  • a group representing talent managers is suing California officials over the state’s licensing statute for agents
  • and much more…


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Same-Sex Couple Sues Anti-Gay Rights Organization for Misappropriation of Their Photograph
Entertainment Law Matters: http://www.entertainmentlawmatters.com/?p=2262

(Follow up from ELU33)

Link to Complaint:  http://www.fkks.com/blog/Hill%20Complaint.pdf

Judge denies Fox’s request to stop Dish’s commercial-skipping service

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-denies-injunction-dish-autohop-387458

(Follow up from ELU31)

UMG Reaches Settlement in Trendsetting Suit Over Digital Revenue from Eminem Songs

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/umg-reaches-settlement-trendsetting-lawsuit-384381

(Follow up from ELU32, among others)

Sony Sued Over William Faulkner Quote in ‘Midnight in Paris’

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sony-sued-william-faulkner-quote-383228

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/06/showbiz/movies/faulkner-midnight-paris-allen-lawsuit/index.html

Soldier’s Widow Sues Fox Over TV Images of Military Families

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/soldiers-widow-sues-fox-tv-385923

Complaint: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/kltv/PDF/roberts_suit_11092012.pdf

News Flash: Beating Client with A Baseball Bat is Unethical

Lawyerist: http://lawyerist.com/beating-client-with-a-baseball-bat-is-unethical/

Appeals Court Rules ‘Twin Peaks’ Author Didn’t Give Up Film Rights to Book

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-rules-twin-peaks-387785

Warner Bros. Wins Big Court Ruling in Fight Over Superman
THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-bros-wins-big-court-379770
Ruling: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Documents/ESQ/Superman.pdf
Bytes and Pieces: http://www.medialawbytesandpieces.com/2012/10/29/pocket-full-of-kryptonite-california-court-rules-that-superman-heirs-forfeited-termination-rights/?goback=%2Egde_84443_member_181273644

‘The Bachelor’ Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed
THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/bachelor-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-dismissed-379100

Federal Court Rejects Albert Einstein Right of Publicity Claim
Entertainment Law Matters: http://www.entertainmentlawmatters.com/?p=2278

Netflix Gets an Earful and Settles Suit with Deaf Viewers
Lawyers.com: http://blogs.lawyers.com/2012/10/netflix-gets-an-earful-and-settles-suit-with-deaf-viewers/
Ruling on Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings: http://dredf.org/captioning/MJP-DENIED-JUDGE-PONSOR-ORDER-6-19-12.pdf

‘Dog’ Chapman Scores Big Legal Victory Against ‘Bounty Hunter’ Producer
THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/dog-chapman-scores-big-legal-387379

National Conference of Personal Managers Sues California Officials to Enjoin Enforcement of the Talent Agencies Act
THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/personal-managers-group-sues-stop-389786
Complaint: http://www.scribd.com/doc/113104861/Ncopm-Complaint-v-Aglc-of-CA

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