Entertainment Law Update for August/September 2023 (#160)
CASE IS OVER: SIRIUSXM (FINALLY) WINS AGAINST FLO AND EDDIE
COCOMELON WINS AGAINST INFRINGING BABY BUS
In the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. v BabyBus Network Tech. Co.
On the left is CoComelon’s main character JJ and on the right is Babybus character Super JoJo.
FRAUDSTER HELD LIABLE FOR COPYRIGHT ID IMPERSONATION
REDBUBBLE SKIRTS LIABILITY DUE TO LACK OF SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE
Y.Y.G.M. SA v. Redbubble, Inc., 2023 WL 4697350 (9th Cir. July 24, 2023)
ZOOM SAYS IT DOESN’T USE CHAT CONTENT TO TRAIN AI
Practice pointer for those among us who write TOS and Privacy Policies to be aware of unintended consequences and ease of misinterpretation by laypeople reading these things… .it’s perfectly ok to insert clarifying and narrowing language… and avoid this kind of PR nightmare.
AI ART IS NOT COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
What do robots and monkeys have in common? Neither can own a copyright.
DISTRICT COURT RULES AZ PROHIBITION ON FILMING OFFICERS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Arizona Broadcasters Association, et al., vs. Kris Mayes, et al.,
COPYRIGHT CLAIMS BOARD CAN HEAR CONTRACT ISSUES
As a quick notice to everyone working on matters before the Copyright Claims Board. There are new rules permitting counterclaims associated with contract disputes, effectively allowing the CCB to hear contract claims if it’s associated with the CCB claims.
USPTO PUBLIC LISTENING SESSION COMING SOON (Jon J.)
There is a public listening session on September 26, regarding a policy that changes when an attorney of record for an application or registration stops receiving notifications from the USPTO regarding the status of registrations.
You have until September 15 to request to speak by emailing TMPolicy@uspto.gov with
Your name (or the name of the person who will speak)
- Whether you will speak in person or virtually
- Any organizations that you represent
- Your address, telephone number, and email address where you can be contacted
FREE TACOS BY TACO BELL
What’s better than tacos? Free tacos!! Don’t miss out on yours!
MUSIC INCUBATOR PROGRAM – ALCOHOL TAX REBATES IN TEXAS
Join us Nov 8-10 in Austin for the Texas Entertainment Law Institute for CLE and more!