The Gratitude Episode

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Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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Stay tuned until the end of the episode where we share our thoughts on gratitude and thankfulness as Thanksgiving 2020 is almost upon us!

5 Points VARA DISPUTE DENIED CERT (TWO SENTENCES) 

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/supreme-court-cert-denial-closes-book-75952/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link

TERRENCE HOWARD SUES EMPIRE STUDIO FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT* *BUT REALLY IT’S A SORT OF BIZARRE PUBLICITY CASE. 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/terrence-howard-claims-empire-studio-breached-deal

TWITCH BOTCHES DMCA; ANNOYS BOTH MUSIC INDUSTRY AND STREAMERS

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/26/21534983/riaa-copyright-twitch-streamers-licensing-letter

https://kotaku.com/twitch-deletes-thousands-of-streamers-videos-and-issues-1845429294

https://kotaku.com/twitch-apologizes-but-dmca-fiasco-continues-with-punis-1845647014 (Twitch apologizes) 

https://kotaku.com/streamers-baffled-by-new-twitch-option-to-buy-affiliate-1845699128

https://www.monstercat.com/blog/2020-06-11/monstercat-gold-content-creator-licenses

https://www.monstercat.com/twitch-affiliate/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/26/8930706/music-labels-twitch-streaming-copyright-strike-monstercat-lost-rings-record-labels

EMERGING TREND: ARTISTS TO GET BETTER TERMS IN RECORDS CONTRACTS

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9462378/bmg-eliminates-unacceptable-royalty-deduction/

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/bmg-eliminates-controlled-composition-clause-1234797547/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/kendrick-lamar-and-travis-scott-poised-to-capitalize-on-free-agency-11604066735?st=n8av7cnnr8832yz&reflink=article_imessage_share

ANOTHER EMERGING TREND: INSTAGRAM EMBEDDING IS FAIR USE

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/emily-ratajkowski-says-instagram-post-is-fair-use-in-extortion-copyright-case/

https://abovethelaw.com/2020/10/publication-fights-back-with-fair-use-in-caroline-wozniacki-copyright-case/

https://www.law360.com/articles/1325111/embedded-instagram-post-is-fair-use-judge-says

https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/in-focus/post/2020-11-06/game-set-match-sometimes-the-photo-is-the-story

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/federal-judge-says-embedding-tweet-can-be-copyright-infringements

www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/in-focus/post/2020-11-06/game-set-match-sometimes-the-photo-is-the-story 

POST MALONE COLLABORATOR TYLER ARMES LAWSUIT TO PROCEED, IN PART

https://www.loeb.com/en/insights/publications/2020/10/armes-v-post

DEPP LOSES IN UK DEFAMATION LAWSUIT; DEPARTS “BEASTS” FRANCHISE 

Full Decision: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2020/2911.html

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/johnny-depp-not-defamed-by-wife-beater-story-u-k-judge-rules

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2020/2911.html

https://ew.com/movies/fantastic-beasts-franchise-future-jk-rowling/ (Note comments on Ezra Miller)

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/ezra-miller-throttling-woman-video-1234571800/ (More on Ezra Miller)

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/ezra-miller-throttling-woman-video-1234571800/ (More on Ezra Miller) 

GROUP REGISTRATION AT COPYRIGHT OFFICE

https://copyright.gov/grtx/?loclr=eanco

TRADEMARK OFFICE GIVES GENERIC.COM GUIDANCE

https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/TM-ExamGuide-3-20.pdf