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 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

Recorded at Loyola Law School’s Entertainment Law Symposium


SHOW NOTES

SHORT DISCUSSION AT THE START LAWSUITS OVER CALL AT RAMS/SAINTS GAME: (Icebreaker-Can we all agree the halftime show needed more Spongebob?)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-football-nfl-lawsuit/saints-fans-sue-nfl-over-call-that-helped-send-rams-to-super-bowl-idUSKCN1PG2J3
https://www.ajc.com/sports/football/bettors-potentially-filing-lawsuit-over-nfc-championship-losses/9cfyUWhjtxiWPq7uhNfG6H/

Judge Refuses to Order NFL to Replay Rams-Saints Championship Game

LUCASFILM SUFFERS FROM FAN OUTRAGE AT MONETIZATION CLAIM:

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/01/lucasfilm-steps-in-to-remove-unauthorized-monetization-claim-on-darth-vader-fan-film/75299/

https://youtu.be/Ey68aMOV9gc (the video)

RED DEAD’S DECLARATORY RELIEF ACTION (The Pinkertons):

https://kotaku.com/the-pinkertons-are-still-around-suing-over-red-dead-re-1831750643 https://www.scribd.com/document/397458834/Take-Two-Interactive-vs-Pinkerton?campaign=SkimbitLtd&ad_group=66960X1514734Xbdb4f85af98e5c5a2527e7e157a2da44&keyword=660149026&source=hp_affiliate&medium=affiliate (THE DECLARATORY RELIEF ACTION)

TVEYES DROPS FOX CONTENT IN SETTLEMENT (FOLLOW-UP):

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tveyes-will-no-longer-carry-fox-news-negotiated-end-big-copyright-fight-1177661?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-01-22%2007:05:58_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOS AREN’T FREE TO USE

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/social-media-photos-once-again-are-not-10814/

THE WALKING DEAD LAWSUIT JUST WON’T DIE

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-wont-kill-lawsuit-claiming-fear-walking-dead-ripped-comic-book-1181866?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-02-01%2007:11:36_ehayden&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

Podcasting and the Law Segment

YOU JUST CAN’T PATENT PODCASTING

https://dailycaller.com/2018/05/15/eff-patent-troll-podcast-adam-corolla/
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/eff-wins-final-victory-over-podcasting-patent
https://www.eff.org/document/eff-v-personal-audio-petition-writ-certiorari
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/good-bad-and-ugly-adam-carollas-settlement-podcasting-troll

S-TOWN LAWSUIT BY HEIRS OF ITS SUBJECT

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/17/17581928/s-town-podcast-lawsuit-john-b-mclemore
https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20180822/s-town-podcast-makers-ask-judge-to-dismiss-lawsuit-by-john-mclemores-estate
https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20180713/lawsuit-claims-exploitation-by-s-town-podcast-team
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellefabio/2018/07/16/john-b-mclemores-estate-sues-s-town-claims-podcast-never-got-his-consent/#6aba276c41d1

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THREATENS PODCAST WITH TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180919/00260640668/hollywood-chamber-commerce-trademark-bullies-kevin-smiths-podcast-over-hollywood-sign.shtml

PODCASTER SUED BY UNIVERSAL OVER UNAUTHORIZED MUSIC USE

http://www.insideradio.com/podcastnewsdaily/podcast-news-daily/article_61e73966-24c1-11e9-abf7-2fc3012be3bd.html
https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2018cv09709/729077

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/UMG-v-PokerNews.pdf (complaint)

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2016/12/9/music-and-podcasts-how-do-i-clear-the-music-rights-for-my-podcast?rq=music%20in%20podcasts