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 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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Disney Misused ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen’ Copyrights, Says Judge (in Redbox Case)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/disney-misused-star-wars-frozen-copyrights-says-judge-1086876

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4383824-Disney-Redbox.html

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/judge-slaps-down-disney-effort-to-stop-resale-of-star-wars-download-codes/

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43154671

 

(follow up) Taylor Swift Wins Legal Battle Over ‘Shake It Off’

https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2018/02/20/taylor-swift-wins-legal-battle-over-shake-it-off/#1a29510e40d3

 

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. DRK Photo, No. 15-1134 (2d Cir. 2018)

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/15-1134/15-1134-2018-02-16.html (Opinion)

 

(Follow up) John Oliver, HBO Beat Coal Executive’s Defamation Lawsuit-And Yes, Mr. Nutterbutter is Back.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/john-oliver-hbo-beat-coal-executives-defamation-lawsuit-1088133

https://www.scribd.com/document/372293101/Judge-Cramer-letter

 

(Revisiting – split among nations re ™) Christian Louboutin’s Signature Red Sole Trademark in Jeopardy in EU

http://footwearnews.com/2018/fashion/designers/christian-louboutin-red-soles-lawsuit-trademark-infringement-491638/

(Previously discussed in episode 40)

Studios Still Have to Face Off VS MOVA Contour software-But Not on Characters

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/studios-face-trimmed-lawsuit-cg-characters-blockbuster-movies-1087352

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/new-copyright-theory-tested-lawsuit-disneys-avengers-guardians-galaxy-1092491

https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/21984321/Rearden_LLC_et_al_v_The_Walt_Disney_Company_et_al (Opinion – PACER)

 

BALLERS CASE (SIMILARITIES) AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SHAPE OF WATER

Comment to the side with full Law 360 story.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2018/02/22/oscar-front-runner-shape-of-water-accused-of-plagiarizing-1969-play/#29a9781b1b3a

 

TV EYES HAS FAIR USE REVERSAL

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-news-wins-appellate-showdown-service-facilitates-sharing-tv-clips-1088824

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b63f08b4-1b73-43b4-888c-0f7f6cf94f6b/1/doc/15-3885_complete_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b63f08b4-1b73-43b4-888c-0f7f6cf94f6b/1/hilite/ (Opinion)

See also INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE v.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. 248 U.S. 215 (1918)  https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=16577297531712180725&q=international+news+service+%22associated+press%22&hl=en&as_sdt=2006

See also: Article discussing fair use for videos and mashups

http://www.adweek.com/digital/fair-use-youtube/

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us248/215/case.html

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