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

 

 

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Show Notes

 

Warner Chappell Moves to Dismiss “Happy Birthday” Lawsuit

(First discussed in Episode 42)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-music-aims-keep-happy-619757

 

Good Morning to You Productions v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. filed June 13, 2013)

 

Marvel Copyright Ruling Affirmed

(First discussed in Episode

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-denies-jack-kirby-602663

 

Marvel Characters, Inc. v. Kirby (2nd Cir. Aug. 8, 2013)

 

Village People Termination Upheld

New York Times.

 

New Sirius-XM Lawsuit

(First discussed in Episode 43, August 2013)

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)

 

Harper Lee Settles

AP

USA Today.

(Discussed on Episode 41, June 2013)

 

Lee v. Pinkus (S.D.N.Y. filed May 3, 2013)

 

Ronald Reagan’s Son: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Falsely Portrays My Father As Racist

(First discussed in Episode 42, July 2013)

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertainment/ronald-reagan-s-son-butler-falsely-portrays-my-father-racist

 

Blurred Lines

Hollywood Reporter 8/15.

Hollywood Report 8/23.

Complaint.

 

Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris Jr. v. Bridgeport Music, Inc., Frankie Christian Gaye, Marvin Gaye III, Nona Marvisa Gaye, and Does

 

Professor Lessig Takedown Notice

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lawrence-lessig-sues-takedown-youtube-613549

Complaint.

 

Lessig v. Liberation Music, Ltd. (D. Mass. filed Aug. 22, 2013)

 

Rap Lyrics Murder Case

http://www.entlawdigest.com/2013/08/26/2653.htm

 

Three Ex-Members of Bay City Rollers Denied in Royalty Collection Attempt

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/three-members-bay-city-rollers-617514

 

Mitchell v. Faulkner (2nd Cir. Aug 29, 2013)

 

Judge: Secret Told to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Filmmakers Won’t Be Shared

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-secret-told-zero-dark-617569

 

Chubby Checker Case

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hp-fights-lawsuit-penis-size-607372

 

Evans v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (N.D.Cal. Aug. 15, 2013)

 

Judge Allows Pandora to Maintain License

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-allows-pandora-maintain-license-631671

 

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