No copyright, Sherlock?


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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…




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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.



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