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Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

SHOW NOTES

Shout out to Lawyers Greg Pang and Michelle Molineux with the podcast “Legal Cut Pro” podcast (Canada ) (inspired by ELU) 

They discuss relevant, interesting and sometimes strange legal issues in Entertainment Law affecting Canadian independent film/television/media producers. http://redframelaw.com/legalcutpro/ 

KATY PERRY LOSES DARK HORSE CASE 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/8524466/katy-perry-dark-horse-guilty-verdict-dr-luke-max?sfns=mo

https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhochberg/2019/07/30/jury-kills-katy-perrys-dark-horse-in-another-controversial-copyright-verdict?sfns=mo#1150a4885d21

https://youtu.be/W4MuhPqfIk4 – Link to Rick Beato compare on YouTube.

RELATED NOTE Stairway to Heaven gets Amicus Brief: 
https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2019/08/02/led-zeppelin-amicus-brief/ 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/trump-administration-picks-a-side-led-zeppelins-stairway-heaven-copyright-fight-1232537

RELATED NOTE 2: Gaga gets hit too

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/lady-gaga-ready-to-fight-possible-shallow-lawsuit-lawyer-says

https://www.vox.com/2019/8/12/20802471/lady-gaga-shallow-copy-lawsuit-ronsen

Gigi Hadid beats Instagram copyright lawsuit 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/gigi-hadid-beats-instagram-post-copyright-lawsuit-1225393?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-07-19%2007:08:14_aweprin&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/gigi-hadid-heroine-copyright-revolution-guest-column-1226378

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/by-winning-motion-to-dismiss-supermodel-71233/

Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle (Stored Artwork destroyed by landlord) 

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca7/18-2535/18-2535-2019-07-19.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-07-26-copyright-b41aea06b4&utm_content=text-case-title-1

KAUFFMAN V. ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (WHAT/WHEN IS A WORK FOR HIRE?) 

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/18-2404/18-2404-2019-08-01.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-08-02-copyright-97bf705869&utm_content=text-case-title-1

DYNASTUDY V. HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/Federal-jury-HISD-staff-repeatedly-violated-13895634.php

https://casetext.com/case/dynastudy-inc-v-hous-indep-sch-dist

ENNIO MORRICONE SCORES BIG APPELLATE WIN IN COPYRIGHT TERMINATION SUIT 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/ennio-morricone-scores-big-appellate-win-copyright-termination-suit-1233645?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-08-22%2007:12:15_aweprin&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie


CHILDRESS V. FOX ASSOCIATES – ADA claim against live theatre 

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca8/18-2352/18-2352-2019-08-07.html

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca7/17-2241/17-2241-2019-08-21.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-08-23-intellectual-property-75233f5fdd&utm_content=text-case-title-2

TRADEMARK RULE CHANGES (ROUND-UP)

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/brand-management/never-seen-anything-uspto-experiences-massive-surge-trademark-applications?sfns=mo

USPTO information on the audit program:  https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-maintaining-trademark-registration/post-registration-audit-program 

https://blog.altlegal.com/alt-legal-ip-docketing-blog/updates-about-usptos-post-registration-proof-of-use-audit-program

LIGHTNING ROUND  

THE Ohio State (quick take) 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/ohio-state-university-wants-trademark-n1042106

https://thespun.com/big-ten/ohio-state-buckeyes/the-ohio-state-trademark-application-shirts

Tom Terrific trademark refused

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/08/23/us-trademark-office-sacks-tom-bradys-tom-terrific-application/?fbclid=IwAR1Lhd73zlqDRhI2rY14-CJ6X3F3NgXr1D9s3B8hld9jObYW8-ma-fHUzQc&noredirect=on

Copyright small claims court – CASE ACT 

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/life-altering-copyright-lawsuits-could-come-regular-internet-users-under-new-law

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8520774/case-act-senate-judiciary-committee-approves-copyright-disputes

FOLLOW-UP:WEDDING PHOTO OF TRUMP IS INFRINGING, BUT IT’LL ONLY COST $750 

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/absolute-lowest-possible-statutory-32949/

BANANA APPEAL LEADS TO UPHELD INJUNCTION 

https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/rasta-banana.pdf

FOLLOW-UP: YOSEMITE GETS ITS TRADEMARKS BACK 

Copyright – REPORT on Moral Rights in the United States 

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/moralrights/full-report.pdf