SHOW NOTES

Stairway to Heaven fight ascends to the 9th circuit

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/stairway-heaven-fight-heads-9th-circuit-987061

 

Pre 1972  Sound Recordings copyright  issue certified to California Supreme Court
Is there still gold in these oldies?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/performance-rights-pre-1972-sound-recordings-kicked-california-supreme-court-986446

 

New York appeals Court reversed the Dismissal of a case brought against lifetime for Airing a Biopic of a convicted Murderer (Follow Up)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/new-york-appeals-court-revives-convicted-murderers-lawsuit-lifetime-biopic-979154

http://nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2017/2017_01421.htm

 

Jay Z’s Big Pimpin’ in a legal battle now centered on Moral Rights of Another Artist 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/big-pimpin-legal-battle-centers-moral-rights-982164

https://www.scribd.com/document/333057196/Big-Pimpin-Appeal (appellant’s brief)

 

Federal Judge Grants motion for preliminary injunction  against enforcement of IMDB Censorship Law

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-pauses-enforcement-imdb-age-censorship-law-978797

 

First Use in Song? Eagles oppose Hotel California Mark

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=585b3ec2-c6c6-4d3e-bada-2e49c6c3c684

https://www.law360.com/articles/882477/brand-battles-the-eagles-fight-real-life-hotel-california

http://hotelcaliforniabaja.com/history.html

 

Coachella V. Urban Outfitters: Is Coachella Protected? 

(research note: consider a parallel to the Abercrombie case re: safari mark)

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/music-festivals/7728509/coachella-sues-urban-outfitters-trademark-infringement

https://cyber.harvard.edu/people/tfisher/IP/1976_Abercrombie_Abridged.pdf (for research comparisons)

 

Some foreign artists blocked from SXSW due to improper visas

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7727623/us-customs-officials-issue-travel-advisory-after-sxsw

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7728550/was-a-sxsw-travel-visa-crackdown-inevitable-under

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sxsw-responds-to-artist-immigration-controversy-w470167

http://www.finkelmanlaw.com/blog/2016/1/27/the-international-artist-musician-immigration-faq

 

MPAA Studios Try to Fight Piracy Hydra

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/mpaa-studios-taking-large-scale-piracy-ring-new-york-court-985259

https://www.scribd.com/document/341768275/Warner-Bros-v-PubFilm

 

Are VIZIO TVs watching us?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/vizio-face-lawsuit-spying-tvs-judge-rules-983410.

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2017/02/vizio-pay-22-million-ftc-state-new-jersey-settle-charges-it