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 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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 Disney tries again to protect download codes. 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/disney-looks-stop-redbox-selling-black-panther-download-codes-1101065  

 

Blurred Lines Case Upheld in 9th Cir.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/blurred-lines-verdict-upheld-by-appeals-court-win-marvin-gaye-family-1096215

https://abovethelaw.com/2018/03/blurred-lines-can-you-copy-a-music-genre/

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/music-copyright-after-blurred-lines-experts-speak-out-w518206?utm_source=Newsletter+List&utm_campaign=394ac4e35c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e18342425-394ac4e35c-384867609

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/pharrell-williams-robin-thicke-want-shot-at-blurred-lines-appeal-1102116

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-blurredlines/marvin-gaye-family-prevails-in-blurred-lines-plagiarism-case-idUSKBN1GX27P

Opinion: https://www.scribd.com/document/374525620/Blurred-Lines-opinion

District court ruling (includes YouTube videos of songs in question: http://www.businessinsider.com/blurred-lines-case-music-copyright-2015-12

https://abovethelaw.com/2013/08/that-horrible-robin-thicke-song-youve-been-listening-to-may-have-been-ripped-off/

Original complaint: https://www.scribd.com/doc/160768726/Blurred-Lines-Complaint

 

Google (YouTube)Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/thr-esq/google-beats-lawsuit-accusing-youtube-censoring-conservatives-1097631?__twitter_impression=true

The decision (linked here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4421826-Prager-Dismissed.html)

 

Olivia De Havilland  ‘does not own history’ – “Feud” Lawsuit tossed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/27/olivia-de-havillands-lawsuit-against-feud-creators-gets-tossed-she-does-not-own-history/?utm_term=.a64dbbcdbeef

 

Lohan v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. – Lohan loses appeal

(it’s not her)

https://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/court-of-appeals/2018/24.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-03-30-entertainment-sports-law-182fe66658&utm_content=text-case-title-2

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43596000

https://kotaku.com/court-throws-out-lindsay-lohans-grand-theft-auto-v-laws-1786058629 (has a picture of the “beach weather” image w/ comparison to Lohan)

 

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Copyright Lawsuit Over LeBron James Tattoo in ‘NBA 2K’

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-refuses-dismiss-copyright-lawsuit-tattoos-nba-2k-1098620

Here’s the full opinion.

 

V.P. Pence moves to register Marlon Bundo trademark for his family’s pet rabbit.

http://www.tantalizingtrademarks.com/2018/04/vice-president-mike-pences-daughter-and.html

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/03/john-oliver-mike-pence-marlon-bundo-book (and John Oliver’s satirical book might be why)

The first is for the drawing (application found here: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=87856087&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch) and the second is for the actual words of “Marlon Bundo” (application found here: http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=87856027&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch)

 

Carl’s Jr.’s  ‘SpielBurger’  movie tie-in  isn’t tasty  for Steven Spielberg. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/restaurants/2018/03/28/steven-spielberg-dislikes-spielburger-food-name-but-likes-carls-jr-slider/466073002/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/03/26/carls-jr-s-spielburger-pays-homage-steven-spielberg/449547002/ (first story on the matter)

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