2019 Year in Review

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Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

SHOW NOTES

BREAKING NEWS:  December 18, 2019 – Maria Strong Is Named Acting Register of Copyrights

PSA: NOTICE OF INQUIRY AS TO WHAT DEFINES “PUBLICATION 

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=COLC_FRDOC_0001-0116

PRACTICE POINTER: KATY PERRY DARK HORSE PREJUDGEMENT INTEREST BALLOONS DAMAGES 

FOLLOW-UP:  PACQUIAO WINS AGAINST FANS OVER DISAPPOINTING FIGHT.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/mayweather-pacquiao-knock-fans-suits-fight-century-1257577

FOLLOW-UP:  MARC JACOBS/NIRVANA SMILEY FACE LOGO T-SHIRT DISPUTE 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marc-jacobs-countersues-nirvana-smiley-face-design-1258256

https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2019/11/27/nirvanas-happy-face-logo-who-owns-it-the-bands-marc-jacobs-lawsuit-raises-questions/#4a109c046163

COCA-COLA LOSES INITIAL TRIAL IN ‘RIGHT OF PUBLICITY’ BRAWL OVER USE OF JUICE SELLER’S IMAGE 

https://blog.cvn.com/coca-cola-loses-initial-trial-in-right-of-publicity-brawl-over-use-of-juice-sellers-image

https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/442422/Hansen-Coke%20ruling.pdf (RULING HERE)

https://blog.cvn.com/coca-cola-battles-juice-sellers-grandchildren-at-trial-over-right-of-publicity

http://www.hansens.com/about

SMOKING GUN IN LYRIC COPYRIGHT DISPUTE 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/genius-says-it-caught-google-lyricfind-redhanded-stealing-lyrics-400m-suit-1259383

PETE DAVIDSON NDA DISCUSSION

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/pete-davidsons-stand-up-nda-may-be-effective-deterrent-it-wont-hold-up-court-1259154

LAWMAKERS CONCERNS WITH NEW COPYRIGHT LAW RESTATEMENTS 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8545498/lawmakers-american-law-institute-copyright-restatements

YEAR IN REVIEW

4th Estate – Registration must be completed  before filing – Episode 105, 107 

Stairway to Heaven – Episode 114 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judges-unsure-stairway-heaven-copyright-dispute-needs-new-trial-1242823

https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/stairway-to-heaven-copyright-case-9th-circuit-1203346055/

A.B. #5 – Episode 114 

Graffiti Art afforded equal copyright protection  (A perennial favorite) (Episode 113)

Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge/Public Resource Org Cases given Cert Episode 99, 111, 115

Fortnite Dance – Episode 107

https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/9/21003208/epic-games-fortnite-dancing-pumpkin-man-pump-it-up-lawsuit

Music Streaming Services Litigation after enactment of the Music Modernization Act & Music Modernization Act in general – (Episode 104, 105, 112, 115) 

Implementation of the Music Modernization Act in 2019 and 2020

F.U.C.T. SCOTUS decision Iancu v. Brunetti  – Special Episode on June 27, 2019

Coming in 2020  Scotus to Rule on:

Allen v. Cooper

Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media

Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc.

Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., No. 19-46