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This episode was recorded live before an audience of fellow entertainment attorneys at
Texas CLE’s 2016 Entertainment Law Institute

Our guest panelist on this episode is Stan Soocher.

Stan Soocher
Stan Soocher

Stan is the long-time Editor In Chief of Entertainment Law and Finance, and a tenured Associated Professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus.  He’s an entertainment attorney, and an award winning music journalist, and the author of two books about lawsuits in the music industry.  Two years ago, he was the recipient of the State Bar of Texas’ Entertainment and Sports Law Section’s “Texas Star Award”.

Recent cases and stories we’re watching:

Maria Pallante “reassigned” at Library of Congress; Resigns

http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/librarian-congress-reassigns-head-copyright

https://musictechpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/hayden-memo.pdf

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3179250/Pallante-Resignation-Letter-1.pdf

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/maria-pallantes-departure-copyright-office-what-means-why-matters-941249

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/10/25/and-your-little-dog-too-the-librarian-of-congress-give-us-a-lesson-in-constructive-termination/

 

(Quick update)  Lenz v. Universal:  Is Supreme Court Review in the cards?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-supreme-court-wants-governments-take-copyright-takedown-case-942425

 

Follow Up:  Studios Beat Lawsuit over lack of closed-captioning of songs in movies…

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-beat-lawsuit-captioning-933845

https://www.scribd.com/document/325831259/Hollywood-Captioning

 

Follow Up:  Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Settles Lawsuit Over Hasbro’s Toy Hamster

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-news-anchor-harris-faulkner-935298

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151027/07151432647/fox-news-anchors-suit-over-toy-hamster-likeness-results-hilarious-point-by-point-hasbro-rebuttal.shtml (hasbro’s rebuttal to the initial complaint)

 

Quick Take:  Supreme Court to review “Slants” Disparaging Trademark Case

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-supreme-court-review-disparaging-933753

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7526352/rock-band-heads-to-us-supreme-court-over-review-of

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/09/29/supreme-court-will-hear-slants-trademark-case-which-is-directly-relevant-to-the-redskins-controversy/?utm_term=.d8d2d02fe22d

 

Abbott and Costello Heirs Lose Appeal Over Broadway Play’s Use of “Who’s on First” Routine

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/abbott-costello-heirs-lose-appeal-937178

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b2c46c5d-eb94-4726-ad88-a60d5dca951f/1/doc/16-134_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b2c46c5d-eb94-4726-ad88-a60d5dca951f/1/hilite/

 

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