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 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
(Quick update) Lenz v. Universal: Is Supreme Court Review in the cards?
Follow Up: Studios Beat Lawsuit over lack of closed-captioning of songs in movies…
Follow Up: Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Settles Lawsuit Over Hasbro’s Toy Hamster
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
Abbott and Costello Heirs Lose Appeal Over Broadway Play’s Use of “Who’s on First” Routine
Discussion on the Law of Podcasting
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