In this episode, in addition to our usual coverage of the stories from the previous month, we take a deep dive into “Over The Top” services… Stay tuned ’till the end

 

 

 

 

SHOW NOTES

EAGLES SUE HOTEL CALIFORNIA FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/eagles-sue-hotel-california-trademark-infringement-999615

 

THE US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE DENIES “MARIJUANAVILLE” ITS TRADEMARK

Link to TTAB Opinion

http://www.insidecounsel.com/2017/04/12/is-the-trademark-marijuanaville-too-similar-to-mar

http://gizmodo.com/marijuanaville-trademark-denied-for-similarities-to-mar-1793368768

https://www.law360.com/articles/903150/jimmy-buffett-s-margaritaville-beats-marijuanaville-™

http://www.trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com/2017/04/marijuanaville-v-margaritaville-registering-trademarks-for-chemically-induced-mental-paradises/?utm_source=Mondaq&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=View-Original


WHO’S ON FIRST PETITIONS FOR CERT. (quickie)

(alternate name: Who’s on Cert.)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-asked-save-abbott-costello-whos-first-copyright-995770

‘Hand to God’ Copyright Case Appealed To Supreme Court

 

THE TRUMP ADMIN’S ADVICE TO SUPREME COURT IN “DANCING BABY” CASE IS A TRUE MIND-BENDER

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/trump-admins-advice-supreme-court-copyright-case-is-a-true-mind-bender-1000479

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3700813-Lenz.html (the brief)

SCOTUS Blog

 

DANISH COURT RULES THAT FAN-MADE SUBTITLES ARE ILLEGAL

https://arstechnica.co.uk/?post_type=post&p=203659

Dutch Court Rules That Freely Given Fan-Subtitles Are Copyright Infringement

https://stichtingbrein.nl/public/20170420%20SLOV%20vonnis%20NN.pdf (ruling-not in english… could use some subtitles actually)

 

EU Court Rules Against Sale of Multimedia Players Set Up to Connect to Pirated Content

EU Court Rules Against Sale of Multimedia Players Set Up to Connect to Pirated Content

http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/eu/cases/EUECJ/2017/C52715.html (RULING)

 

CHILDREN SUE ‘EMPIRE’ FOR FILMING AT THEIR JAIL

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-allows-kids-sue-filming-foxs-empire-at-jail-996093

 

DISNEY SURVIVES AN APPEALS COURT SCARE IN ‘PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN’ CASE

9th Circuit Opinion

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/disney-survives-an-appeals-court-scare-pirates-caribbean-case-999716

 

JUST FOR FUN – Khloe Kardashian Sued for Posting a Photo of Khloe Kardashian on Instagram

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/khloe-kardashian-sued-posting-a-photo-khloe-kardashian-instagram-997650

Khloe Kardashian Sued for Posting an Unlicensed Image of Herself on Instagram

Khloe Kardashian Named in Copyright Infringement Suit Over Instagram Photo


SIRIUS RADIO SAYS 1st AMENDMENT PROTECTS DECISION TO NOT AIR ESCORT ADS

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/siriusxm-says-first-amendment-protects-decision-not-air-ads-escort-site-997141

 

YOUTUBE AND OVER THE TOP (OTT)

https://www.techopedia.com/definition/29145/over-the-top-application-ott (definition)

http://www.techspot.com/news/68822-youtube-tv-google-over-top-streaming-tv-service.html

http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/OTT-To-Overtake-Broadcast-in-Five-Years-Survey-Report-117576.aspx

https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/17/05/14/2131229/streaming-services-will-pay-writers-more-under-new-writers-guild-pact (related)

http://deadline.com/2017/05/streaming-service-residuals-new-writers-guild-contract-gains-netflix-amazon-hulu-1202090397/

https://www.law360.com/articles/791696/the-fight-for-streaming-royalties-is-going-over-the-top (related)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-sets-motion-reversal-title-ii-net-neutrality-997737 (Semi-related to OTT services)

 

HULU LAUNCHES LIVE TV SERVICE FOR $40/MO, WHICH INCLUDES ITS STREAMING LIBRARY

http://www.hypable.com/hulu-live-tv-streaming-price-launch/