Episode 88 – Beatles, Talking Squirrels and Footballer Skins

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Podcasting Patent Invalidation upheld by appeals Court (quick take)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/appeals-court-upholds-invalidation-of-podcasting-patent/

 

Beatles Concert Film Ownership Challenge – Judge Rules for Beatles

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/beatles-triumph-ownership-fight-footage-famous-concert-1

 

John Oliver v. Bob Murray Lawsuit Continues: ACLU Files a Brief and Bob Gets His Remand Motion Granted

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aclu-coal-baron-suing-hbos-john-oliver-you-cant-sue-people-being-mean-you-bob-1025919

https://www.scribd.com/embeds/355284770/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-GAO6mDvcSptV8xgPOwro&show_recommendations=true (ACLU Brief)

(Photo referenced in ACLU brief)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hbo-suffers-setback-coal-barons-defamation-lawsuit-john-oliver-segment-1028555

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3922942-document-18810074.html (Court decision to remand to state)

 

Bride, groom who slammed Dallas wedding photographer online, in media must pay $1.08M

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2017/07/31/bride-groom-slammed-dallas-wedding-photographer-online-media-must-pay-108m

What about reviews of lawyers on websites; social sites? Client defames lawyer on review site — court upholds $350,000 in punitive damages

A Florida appeals court has affirmed $350,000 in punitive damages awarded to a lawyer who claimed that a former client defamed her in on-line reviews.  Blake v. Ann-Marie Giustibelli, P.A., the court said there was no free-speech shield for the former client’s false statements on various internet review sites.


Facebook Wins Big Free Speech Ruling in Fight With Musician

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/facebook-wins-big-free-speech-ruling-fight-musician-1028646

 

Bond Class Action Has to Die Another Day

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-rejects-mgms-bid-toss-lawsuit-james-bond-box-set-missing-two-bond-films-1026846

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3913262-Bond-Order.html

 

Picture Books Based on Famous Novels Violate Copyright, a Judge Rules

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/01/books/review/picture-books-based-on-famous-novels-violate-copyright-a-judge-rules.html?smid=tw-share

Grand Theft Cleo; Vice City Creators Sued by Psychic Readers Network for Copyright Infringement

http://gothamcityesq.com/business/grand-theft-vice-sued-miss-cleo-estate/

http://mashable.com/2017/08/07/gta-vice-city-miss-cleo-lawsuit-explained/#wNLwbXPcAsqr

https://www.scribd.com/document/355747721/PRN-Rockstar-Games-complaint#from_embed (complaint)

 

Take-Two is Arguing Tattoos in the Game are Fair Use (follow-up)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/take-two-argues-tattoos-nba-2k-are-fair-use-1028357

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3922770-Tattoos-Sjm.html

 

League of Legends Skin Lawsuit (Netherlands Soccer player)

http://kotaku.com/riot-based-league-of-legends-skin-on-actual-football-pl-1797802575

(Photo used in Kotaku story)

https://gamerant.com/league-of-legends-lucian-skin-soccer/

http://www.pcgamer.com/riot-loses-lawsuit-over-league-of-legends-striker-lucian-skin/

 

Reading Rainbow Copyright and Trademark Suit

https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2017/08/09/perhaps-only-a-poison-pill-lays-at-the-end-of-this-reading-rainbow/

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3914510-Burton.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/reading-rainbow-owner-accuses-levar-burton-theft-extortion-lawsuit-1027372

http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/levar-burton-sued-for-using-his-reading-rainbow-catchphrase.html

 

VidAngel Loses Bid to Have New Service Cleared by Court

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/vidangel-loses-bid-have-new-service-cleared-by-court-1026241

 

Federal ‘Transparency’ Bill Endangers Songwriters’ Leverage for Getting Paid

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/7898148/federal-transparency-bill-endangers-songwriters-secret