Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

  Welcome to this special episode of Entertainment Law Update SHOW NOTES The mark, as the decision lays out, is supposed to be pronounced as four letters, one after the other, as in “F-U-C-T” (Phonetically “eff-eww-see-tee” and not as one word “Fuct”)  Iancau v. Brunetti-SCOTUS https://www.law.com/2019/06/24/immoral-trademarks-like-fuct-are-allowed-divided-us-supreme-court-says/?kw=%27Immoral%27%20Trademarks%20Like%20%27FUCT%27%20Are%20Allowed,%20Divided%20US%20Supreme%20Court%20Says https://casetext.com/case/iancu-v-brunetti https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1028/viewpoint-discrimination So in our usual luck, the Supreme … Read more Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

You’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss!

  SHOW NOTES SCREEN ACTORS GUILD URGES JUDGE TO SAVE AGE-CENSORSHIP LAW TO COMBAT RAMPANT BIAS SAG-AFTRA is trying to intervene and keep AB1687 (the anti-age disclosure law) alive. Caption: IMDB.COM,Inc. V. Xavier Becerra. JX: FEDERAL-Northern District of California (related parties SAG-AFTRA)   http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/actors-guild-urges-judge-save-age-censorship-law-combat-rampant-bias-1032558 (SAG brief) https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3960381-Agelaw-Sag.html (CA’s Brief) https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3960380-IMDbcom-Becerra.html (IMDB’s Brief) https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3960378-IMDB-Sj.html   FOLLOW … Read more You’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss!

Is copyright getting tougher?

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES   Lindsay Lohan Loses The decision: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/3dseries/2016/2016_05942.htm http://kotaku.com/court-throws-out-lindsay-lohans-grand-theft-auto-v-laws-1786058629 http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7495416/lindsay-lohan-loses-grand-theft-auto-lawsuit?utm_source=twitter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lindsay-lohan-loses-grand-theft-925022   Paid Endorsements?  Are your disclosures in order? Canada is cracking down on paid social media endorsements http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/advertising-standards-canada-social-media-endorsement-crackdown/   (Warners’ Fine to FTC) https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/07/warner-bros-settles-ftc-charges-it-failed-adequately-disclose-it   What is “For Profit”: Dutch Playboy in the EU http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/photos-dutch-playboy-model-spark-926701 http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7503684/top-european-court-rules-linking-to-illegal-content http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=183124&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=755998 (the decision) http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2016-09/cp160092en.pdf (press release) … Read more Is copyright getting tougher?

Drones and Dead Rockers. Special guest: Enrico Schaefer

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES DRONE LAW Special Guest: Enrico Schaefer Enrico Schaefer, Esq. is a Unmanneed Aerial Systems pilot and technology lawyer at TraverseLegal in Traverse City, Michigan.  He has been a UAS enthusiast for years, and has completed a number of advanced UAS classes in the UAS program at Northwestern Michigan College.  Enrico is considered … Read more Drones and Dead Rockers. Special guest: Enrico Schaefer

Buck Rogers, Darfour Refugees, Thai Math Professors and more

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES Judge Rejects Film Producer’s Bid to Have Buck Rogers Character Declared in Public Domain http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-rejects-film-producers-bid-877683   Judge Lets 54 Sudanese Refugees Pursue Copyright and Fraud Claims Over Reese Witherspoon Film http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-lets-54-sudanese-refugees-878021   Judge Doesn’t Want Google to Google the Favorite Books and Songs of Potential Jurors http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-doesnt-want-google-google-878548   Judge Knocks Out … Read more Buck Rogers, Darfour Refugees, Thai Math Professors and more