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WIPO opens consultation on the copyright questions raised by creative AI | Complete Music Update 

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/does-ai-generated-work-give-rise-to-copyright-claim

Labels & Publishers Win $1 Billion Piracy Lawsuit Against Cox Communications

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/8546842/cox-1-billion-piracy-lawsuit-labels-publishers

On our show notes, We’ve got an image of the Jury Verdict Form  

The Cox $1 Billion Copyright Damage Award is Not as Big as You Think

Compare: BMG v Cox (2015) Court of Appeals Denies DMCA Safe Harbor in Landmark Copyright Case https://jolt.law.harvard.edu/digest/bmg-v-cox-court-of-appeals-denies-dmca-safe-harbor-in-landmark-copyright-case

Kanye West, EMI Back in Court After Failing to Finalize Settlement

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/kanye-west-emi-unable-finalize-settlement-1264876

Alex Jones and InfoWars Ordered to pay $126 k in Legal Fees for Failing to Obey Court Order 

https://www.thewrap.com/alex-jones-and-infowars-ordered-to-pay-100000-in-legal-fees-from-sandy-hook-defamation-case/

ROLLING STONES: WHAT JUST HAPPENED? 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/2/21046855/youtube-abkco-music-records-rolling-stones-european-union-copyright-rarities

Operative Date for Public Domain is Moving Forward

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akwd7b/best-of-public-domain-day-2020 (find better article(s) for this)

https://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2020/

“Grapes of Wrath” Movie Adaptation Dispute Headed to Supreme Court

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/grapes-wrath-movie-adaptation-dispute-headed-supreme-court-1266130

https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/19/19A737/127348/20200102163903405_Steinbeck%20Motion%20for%20an%20Extension%20to%20File%20a%20Cert%20Petition%20Final%20Signed.pdf

Disney Calls Unauthorized Merch Sales by Fans Copyright Infringement

https://insidethemagic.net/2019/12/unauthorized-baby-yoda-merch-ba1/

https://insidethemagic.net/2020/01/more-baby-yoda-merchandise-coming-soon-ba1/

https://www.vulture.com/2019/12/baby-yoda-plush-disney.html

https://www.vulture.com/2019/11/official-baby-yoda-merchandise-revealed-by-disney.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50545583 (Related point)