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Breaking News:​ 2nd Circuit affirms lower court ruling against 100% licensing.

BMI scores a big win.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8071046/court-appeals-fractionalized-licensing-songwriters-publishers-reactions

 

GRONKING TO REMEMBER (FOLLOW UP)

http://www.trademarkandcopyrightlawblog.com/2017/11/a-gronking-to-remember-plaintiffs-lose-right-of-publicity-appeal/

 

BIG PIMPIN’ FOLLOW UP

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/big-pimpin-appellate-arguments-focus-labels-1065847

 

COMICON IS TRADEMARKED

https://io9.gizmodo.com/san-diego-comic-con-wins-lawsuit-over-comic-con-tradema-1821150395

Jury sides with San Diego Comic-Con in lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/12/09/jury-sides-with-san-diego-in-comic-con-trademark-infringement-dispute/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robsalkowitz/2017/06/30/comic-con-trademark-battle-escalates-as-trial-looms/4/#79eb3108332e

 

YEAR IN REVIEW LIST BELOW

Net Neutrality

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/11/20/fcc-net-neutrality-music-industry/

https://www.popmatters.com/net-neutrality-music-ecosystem-2517023745.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-internet-vote/senate-democrats-to-force-vote-on-fcc-net-neutrality-repeal-idUSKBN1E92TC

 

The Slants

https://www.scribd.com/document/367284329/IN-RE-ERIK-BRUNETTI#from_embed)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/f-bombs-away-scandalous-trademarks-no-longer-taboo-court-rules-1068484

 

Monkey Selfie

Cheerleader Uniforms (and “My Other Bag”)

Pre 1972 Sound-Recordings

IMDB Age Censorship

http://deadline.com/2017/02/imdb-age-law-halted-california-1201945603/)

 

Fair Use Round-Up:

  • Jersey Boys
  • VidAngel
  • Picture Books for Famous Novels AKA “Kinder Guides”

https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/summaries/penguinrandomhouse-colting-sdny2017.pdf

Opinion for the case here

  • Cindy Lou Who, The Grinch and Stage Theater
  • Oh the Places You’ll Boldly Go

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lawsuit-mashup-star-trek-dr-seuss-gets-past-alpha-quadrant-1065929

https://youtu.be/E_hDFvwtz70 (example of what Seuss Enterprises
argued was a mashup that would affect their rights)

  • Axanar Fan Film

 

Sexual Harassment in the Industry

BBC Special Report – Endemic Sexual Abuse Assault in Music Industry

Taylor Swift Wins Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Time Person of the Year 2017 – #metoo

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