Monkeys, Corpses & Trolls… Oh My!

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SHOW NOTES

Ed O’Bannon Victory over NCAA 

http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2014/08/09/ed-obannon-ncaa-claudia-wilken-appeal-name-image-likeness-rights

Monkey Self-Portrait Copyright

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110712/01182015052/monkeys-dont-do-fair-use-news-agency-tells-techdirt-to-remove-photos.shtml

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/monkeys-selfie-at-center-of-copyright-brouhaha/

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/legal-world-goes-bananas-over-monkey-sel-08179/

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/monkey-in-the-middle-of-selfie-copyright-96080/

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/using-images-without-permission-is-no-mo-29264/

Ricky Bobby Restaurant Changes Name (Follow Up)

http://www.star-telegram.com/welcome_page/?mode=1&shf=%252F2014%252F08%252F04%252F6018129%252Fricky-bobby-restaurant-has-new.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-storage-wars-rigging-724115

Frozen Trailer (Followup)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lawsuit-disneys-frozen-trailer-heats-722519

Jay Z Big Pimpin Lawsuit (Followup)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jay-z-can-thank-supreme-723743

Sherlock Holmes Rights Dispute (Follow up)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sherlock-holmes-rights-dispute-conan-723114

Frank Darabont “Walking Dead” (Followup)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/frank-darabonts-walking-dead-lawsuit-725063

Episode 53:

Copyright Infringement Remedies Segment

Criminalizing Copyright Infringement:

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6188898/dept-of-justice-looks-to-make-illegal-streaming-a

http://torrentfreak.com/obama-administration-wants-criminalize-movie-streaming-140725/

Michelle Phan Youtube

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6165331/ultra-records-lawsuit-michelle-phan

Shouldn’t the punishment fit the crime?

Copyright plaintiffs often play hardball with minor infringers.  Gordon argues that in such cases, the remedy ought to be more limited.  Particularly, if the plaintiff hasn’t first availed itself of the DMCA takedown process.  Statutory damages shouldn’t be available in such cases.  This would deter abusive demand letters, and extortion-like negotiation tactics,  such as those employed by attorneys representing Getty Images, and others.

Dead Man featured in Southland Title Sequence – family sues

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/family-files-lawsuit-use-dead-721853

Viacom’s Similar suit over showing a Dead Man:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/ti-mtv-and-atlanta-funeral-home-sued-for-showing-b/nQqZ3/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/viacom-spent-millions-mtv-showed-722258

Adam Corolla  Settelment with Podcast Patent Troll

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/podcasting-patent-troll-we-tried-to-drop-lawsuit-against-adam-carolla/

Update: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/good-bad-and-ugly-adam-carollas-settlement-podcasting-troll

A+E Sued over Duck Dynasty Clothing

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/a-e-television-sued-duck-720584

Lawsuit:

Labor Commissioner–Music Industry

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/did-california-labor-commissioner-just-724960