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Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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CONSENT DECREES SET TO EXPIRE

https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-to-terminate-longstanding-legal-rules-for-movie-distribution-11574110393?emailToken=5868d78de9dcb2316f82d922d3617ec4f+FTJRpIqb6MGq0Y4f59BtZsz0Sa6mGF4swrW3JKCx4eEKH66B5AYywk7u7aKxyCBJrmhTbHDpNTsY+Vrr4S+XXlWTxEZk1FPhY4UtN5OhYyZjdM8m/RFxLZ1EcqnmImXvZ/oo5OccbDyG2n1aA7qw%3D%3D&reflink=article_copyURL_share

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-department-moves-terminate-paramount-consent-decrees-1255858

CASE ACT PASSES HOUSE FLOOR 

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4824167/case-act-debate

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/8539998/case-act-passes-us-house-representatives

http://georgemasonlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/26-1_3-Aistars.pdf

And, Sen Wyden-s Secret Hold

https://www.entmedialaw.com/edition/daily-outsourcing-ipo-2019-10-29?open-article-id=11892739&article-title=a-sad-state-of-affairs–senator-wyden-s-secret-hold-on-case-act-comes-to-light&blog-domain=musictechpolicy.com&blog-title=music-technology-policy

FOLLOW-UP LIGHTNING ROUND

JOHNNY DEPP SETTLES-A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR LAWYERS

https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2019/10/31/johnny-depp-settles-lawsuit-with-former-attorney-jake-bloom-for-8-figure-amount/#72ab1e537d4a

TAYLOR SWIFT SHAKE IT OFF LAWSUIT CONTINUES AFTER APPELLATE REVIVAL

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/copyright-suit-targeting-taylor-swifts-shake-it-revived-by-appeals-court-1250545

FOLLOW-UP: MARC JACOBS CANT’ DODGE NIRVANA’S LAWSUIT

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marc-jacobs-cant-evade-nirvanas-lawsuit-heaven-t-shirt-1254762

FOLLOW-UP: REDBOX GIVES UP AGAINST DISNEY DOWNLOAD CODES 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/redbox-agrees-never-again-sell-disneys-movie-download-codes-1255134

FOLLOW-UP: NETFLIX WINS NARCOS CASE AGAINST JOURNALIST 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/netflix-finally-beats-journalists-copyright-suit-narcos-1253504

2020: THE YEAR OF THE DEFAMATION CASE 

COVINGTON TEEN’S DEFAMATION LAWSUIT CONTINUES

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/federal-judge-reinstates-libel-lawsuit-filed-by-covington-catholic-teen-against-washington-post/2019/10/28/30155c52-f9ae-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html

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JOY REED WINS HER MAGA DEFAMATION LAWSUIT 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/heres-maga-libel-dispute-worth-everyones-attention-no-not-covington-teen-1251092

CNN, ROLLING STONE AND HUFFINGTON POST-JOE ARPAIO
(NOT A FELON, BUT SAYING HE WAS ISN’T DEFAMATION)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cnn-huffpo-rolling-stone-beat-joe-arpaio-libel-lawsuit-1251504

PSA SECTION: 

PSA: UNCLAIMED ROYALTIES SYMPOSIUM  (FOR DC AREA COLLEAGUES)

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/unclaimed-royalties/?loclr=eanco

PSA: USPTO WARNS LAWYERS TO  SAFEGUARD AGAINST IMPROPER USE OF IDENTITY

https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/safeguarding-attorney-information-improper-use-trademark-filings?utm_campaign=subscriptioncenter&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

PSA: ARBITRATORS HAVE TO DISCLOSE PRIOR RELATIONSHIPS (ENERGY DRINK LAWSUIT HAS IMPACT ON ENTERTAINMENT ARBITRATION)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/how-a-dispute-energy-drinks-may-disrupt-entertainment-industry-1249390?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-10-23%2007:06:52_aweprin&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT THREATENS FLO AND EDDIE LAWSUIT AGAINST PANDORA.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-gives-pandora-new-hope-escaping-class-action-pre-1972-recordings-1248555

REMINDER: THE PUBLIC DOMAIN CASES HAVE BEEN GRANTED CERT
(GEORGIA PUBLIC RESOURCE.ORG)

https://www.cato.org/blog/you-cant-copyright-law

QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/11/05/legendary-pirate-blackbeards-shipwreck-sails-supreme-court/4166346002/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/yo-ho-ho-justices-ponders-rights-to-blackbeard-ship-salvage-images-11572992004?emailToken=b4e886de514fe9f3b42857fd8474e3adp/nEbqbABWjvx/m+ebLw4aXSZ0xArU/0OfM0jpBQF8uhhx1nf240csMI79x0ZtVaaHzTNN4bL0C40f/+4TWrqYjqc59t0uzR7nsOE6icXl01MbK65txxtEviNaTmTThh&reflink=article_email_share

https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2019/18-877_6jfm.pdf

https://qz.com/1740860/scotus-copyright-case-has-pirate-blackbeard-laughing-from-grave/

NCAA CLEARS WAY FOR ATHLETES TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF NAME AND LIKENESS

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2019/10/29/ncaa-board-opens-door-athletes-use-name-image-and-likeness/2492383001/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ncaa-clears-way-to-allow-athletes-to-be-compensated-11572372807?mod=mhp

https://www.theindianalawyer.com/articles/ncaa-board-approves-athlete-compensation-for-image-likeness

INFLUENCER GUIDELINES UPDATED (TIE INTO NCAA) 

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/the-federal-trade-commission-just-published-influencer-specific-guidance-on-endorsement-disclosures

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/disclosures-101-social-media-influencers

https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-to-terminate-longstanding-legal-rules-for-movie-distribution-11574110393?emailToken=5868d78de9dcb2316f82d922d3617ec4f+FTJRpIqb6MGq0Y4f59BtZsz0Sa6mGF4swrW3JKCx4eEKH66B5AYywk7u7aKxyCBJrmhTbHDpNTsY+Vrr4S+XXlWTxEZk1FPhY4UtN5OhYyZjdM8m/RFxLZ1EcqnmImXvZ/oo5OccbDyG2n1aA7qw%3D%3D&reflink=article_copyURL_share

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-department-moves-terminate-paramount-consent-decrees-1255858