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 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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FOLLOW UP: COPPERFIELD NOT LIABLE (Just 3 sentences should do)

https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/jury-finds-claims-against-david-copperfield-unfounded-in-slip-and-fall-case/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/05/30/david-copperfield-trial-jury-finds-magician-negligent-but-not-liable/654626002/

 

KRUSTY KRAB FOLLOW UP, YES, IT IS PROTECTED (SORRY SABBAC)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/viacoms-victory-spongebob-restaurant-dispute-upheld-by-appeals-court-1114196

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca5/17-20334/17-20334-2018-05-22.html

https://openjurist.org/752/f2d/145/conan-properties-inc-v-conans-pizza-inc (cited case of Conan the Barbarian)

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/658/76/50700/ (cited case for the General Lee)

 

TO BOLDLY GO GOES ON TO WIN (FOLLOW UP)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/star-trek-dr-seuss-mashup-creator-beats-trademark-claims-1113911

 

DANCING BABY CASE ENDS (FOLLOW UP)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/a-landmark-legal-battle-a-toddler-dancing-prince-song-looks-be-ending-1117660


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BIG PIMPIN’ DECISION IS MADE: MORALS NEED NOT APPLY

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jay-z-triumphs-big-pimpin-appeal-as-egyptians-cant-enforce-moral-rights-1116131

 

SPOTIFY SETTLEMENT MADE

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/spotify-wins-approval-1125-million-deal-settle-copyright-class-action-1114307

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CREATES DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS AND INFLUENCERS   (the Rant)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellefabio/2018/04/06/department-of-homeland-security-compiling-database-of-journalists-and-media-influencers/

https://biglawbusiness.com/homeland-security-to-compile-database-of-journalists-bloggers/

https://www.scribd.com/document/375721675/RNBO-18-00041-SOW-Draft (the listing)

 

EUROPEAN STORIES

EU MAY CAUSE THANOS-STYLE DEATH OF MEMES

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/6481234/memes-death-eu-copyright-law/

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180525/10072939912/forget-gdpr-eus-new-copyright-proposal-will-be-complete-utter-disaster-internet.shtml

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-copyright/eu-states-agree-rules-to-make-search-engines-pay-for-news-idUSKCN1IQ2NS

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/05/25/copyright-rules-for-the-digital-environment-council-agrees-its-position/

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/eus-copyright-proposal-extremely-bad-news-everyone-even-especially-wikipedia

AUSTRIAN COURT FINDS YOUTUBE LIABLE FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (TIE-IN TO EU/Contrast with Vimeo case)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/youtube-liable-copyright-infringement-austrian-court-finds-1117828

 

SESAME LAWSUIT (JUST FOR FUN)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sesame-street-sues-stx-new-melissa-mccarthy-puppet-movie-1115149

https://youtu.be/bGW2eZGnznk

http://deadline.com/2018/05/happytime-murders-lawsuit-sesame-street-melissa-mccarthy-stx-1202398325/ (response by puppet attorney, Fred, Esq.)

https://www-jdjournal-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.jdjournal.com/2018/05/28/happytime-murders-creator-responds-to-sesame-street-lawsuit-with-puppet-lawyer/amp/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fred-esq-fights-sesame-street-lawsuit-melissa-mccarthy-puppet-film-1115390 (It settled).

 

PRACTICE GUIDE: EMPLOYMENT LAW DECISION (Maybe+Loop it into work for hire)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/schuylermoore/2018/05/13/dynamex-a-new-test-for-employee-status/#3eaadcc81461

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S222732.PDF (case)

https://firemark.com/2015/01/12/should-you-have-a-loan-out-company-for-your-work-in-entertainment/ 

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