Episode 46 – Top Ten Stories of 2013

podcast-logo

Play

 

In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark  Tamera Bennett and Peter Kaufman review the ten most significant  cases and controversies in the entertainment industry for 2013, and forecast what we’ll be seeing in 2014..

 

 

Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

 

Continue reading


Episode 45 – Wrongful Death, Wrongful Convictions, & Wrongful Trademark Refusals. What could go wrong?

podcast-logo

Play

In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennet review the latest cases and controversies in the entertainment industry.

 

 

Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

Show Notes

Continue reading


Episode 44 – Crimes, FOIA and Blurred Lines

podcast-logo

Play

 

In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennet review the latest cases and controversies in the entertainment industry.

 

 

Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

 

Show Notes

  Continue reading


Episode 43 – No copyright, Sherlock?

podcast-logo

Play

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231

In this Episode:

  •  More about Aereo, Faulkner and Sherlock Holmes
  • The Turtles lead class action over pre-1972 works
  • No royalties after patent expires
  • and more…

 

 

 


Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

 

Show Notes

Aereo Sued in Boston

(First discussed in Episode 29, March, 2012)

The Hollywood Reporter.

Hearst Stations, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (D. Mass. July 9, 2013)

 

Faulkner Estate Claims denied

The Hollywood Reporter.

Faulkner Literary Rights v. Sony Pictures Classic

 

To Kill a Mockingbird Literary Agent Addresses Allegation of Stealing Copyright  

The Hollywood Reporter.

(First discussed in Episode 41, June, 2013)

McIntosh & Otis, Inc. v. Pinkus (N.Y. Sup. Ct. July 26, 2013)

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Step Closer to Being Ruled in the Public Domain  

The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Ninth Circuit Rules on the Use of Video Games  

The Hollywood Reporter.

 

The Turtles Lead $100 Million Class Action Against SiriusXM  

The Hollywood Reporter

The complaint.

Interview with Attorney Henry Gradstein representing “The Turtles”

Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (Cal. Super. Ct. Aug. 1, 2013)

 

Spiderman Web-Shooter Licensing Termination  

The Hollywood Reporter.

 

We referred to:  Shoptalk, Ltd. v. Concorde-New Horizons Corp., 168 F.3d 586 (2d Cir. 1999)   

 

J.K. Rowling Pen Name Leaked by Law Firm  

BBC News.

AP. (update)

 

Copyright Makes Mid-Century Works Disappear (and Helps Resurrect Old Works)

The Atlantic.

The paper.

Don’t Let It Be: Beatles musical sued by rival over who came up with the idea of impersonating The Fab Four

The Independent. Continue reading


Episode 42 – Attack of the Interns

podcast-logo

Play

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231

In this Episode:

  •  More about Aereo, Google Books and Joel Tenenbaum
  • Interns prevail in Black Swan lawsuit
  • Happy Birthday Copyright called into question
  • Will.I.Am sues Pharell Williams over “I Am” trademark confusion
  • and more…

 

 


Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

 

Show Notes

Continue reading


Episode 41- Video Chat with the Interns

 

podcast-logo

Play

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231

In this Episode:

  • and more…

 

 

 

Hosts:

Website: http://firemark.com http://theatrelawyer.com,

Twitter: @gfiremark

Website: http://createprotect.com

Twitter: @tamerabennett

 

 

Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

 

Continue reading


Episode 40 – Areo, ReDigi, Veoh & IMDB

podcast-logo

Play

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231

In this Episode:

  •  YouTube wins again
  •  Photographer can sell reprints
  •  IMDB Prevails over actress in age disclosure case
  •  Veoh service is legal
  • and more…

 

 

 

Hosts:

Gordon P. Firemark
Producer & Host

 Website:   http://firemark.com 
 http://theatrelawyer.com,

Twitter: @gfiremark  

Tamera Bennett
Host

Website:   http://createprotect.com 

Twitter: @tamerabennett

 

 

Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

Continue reading


Episode 39 – Holmes, Zorro and the Tin Man walk into a bar…

podcast-logo

Play

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231

In this Episode:

  • Ed Sullivan intro of Jersey Boys is fair use
  • Kirtsaeng – First Sale has extraterritorial effect
  • Sherlock Holmes copyright questions
  • and more…


Hosts:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 
Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

  • Ed Sullivan intro of Jersey Boys is fair use
  • Kirtsaeng – First Sale has extraterritorial effect
  • Sherlock Holmes copyright questions
  • and more…

Continue reading


Episode 38 – When a foot is only 11 inches, and a Batmobile is a character

podcast-logo

Play

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231

In this Episode:

  • Subway’s footlong subs aren’t
  • Bikram yoga isn’t too hot on court ruling
  • Soundalikes strike dissonant chord for the Black Keys
  • Podcast Patent lawsuit
  • Batmobile is a character, not just a prop, 
  • and more…


Hosts:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 
Clio - Online Practice Management done right.Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface. For a free 30-day trial and 25% off your first 6 months of Clio, sign up at www.goclio.com and enter promotional code [ENTLAW]” Or, just visit https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/clio

Continue reading