SHOW NOTES

SUPREME COURT DENIES CERT. In Lenz v. Universal.

’nuff said.

THE SLANTS IS FINALLY OUT

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1293_1o13.pdf (OPINION)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/us/politics/supreme-court-trademarks-redskins.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/19/supreme-court-upholds-offensive-trademarks-form-free-speech/100618478/
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-court-slants-disparate-trademark-20170619-story.html

NPR Story June 19, 2017

SI – Why the Redskins scored a victory in the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of The Slants

(added note: consider other offensive trademarks this may allow: Redskins, Porno Jesus, ect.)

 

FEDERAL JUDGE OVERTURNS JURY VERDICT IN JERSEY BOYS LAWSUIT

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-overturns-jurys-verdict-jersey-boys-is-a-copyright-infringement-1013558

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3866111-JerseyBoys-Vacate.html (order to vacate)

 

VID ANGEL is back with a clever new approach to filtering content

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/vidangel-launches-new-platform-studio-legal-battle-1013164

 

VIACOM AND GOOGLE ON THE SAME SIDE IN APPELLATE FIGHT OVER MUSIC LICENSING

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/viacom-google-same-copyright-side-appellate-fight-music-licensing-1009785
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3766290-Bmi-Amici.html (amicus brief)

 

ZORRO LAWSUIT SURVIVES MOTION TO DISMISS

https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-advances-fight-zorro-musical/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/zorro-lawsuit-parries-past-motion-dismiss-1009191

 

KATIE COURIC DEFAMATION ISSUE

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/katie-couric-beats-defamation-lawsuit-gun-documentary-1009142

 

GOOGLE: NOT GENERIC (YET)

http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/05/16/15-15809.pdf

http://fortune.com/2017/05/17/google-generic/

 

LED ZEP FEES FOR STAIRWAY’S WIN (quick follow-up)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/led-zeppelin-asks-appeals-court-award-fees-stairway-trial-win-1011116

https://www.scribd.com/document/350679860/Stairway-to-Heaven-cross-appeal (Cross appeal)

 

QUICK TAKE: A BULL, A GIRL AND A DOG ARE ALL ON WALL ST.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/artist-protests-apos-fearless-girl-152837865.html

 

SIRIUS WINS FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT AS JUDGE RULES THAT BROADCASTERS CAN REFUSE ADVERTISEMENTS (FOLLOW-UP)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-agrees-broadcasters-have-first-amendment-right-refuse-advertisements-1007317

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3731583-InfoStream-Order.html (Decision)

 

CIRCUIT SPLIT OVER WHETHER COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION (OR MERELY APPLICATION) IS REQUIRED BEFORE COMMENCING LITIGATION.

 

Case: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com, LLC.
Location: 11th Circuit (from southern district of Florida)

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=5400ab83-baf9-469e-8d42-84745cc2c12c

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/registration-v-application-a-copyright-70300/
http://www.jurisnote.com/Case/four372.pdf (Opinion)