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 moreSpecial Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)
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 moreYou’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss!
[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 moreIs copyright getting tougher?
[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 moreDrones and Dead Rockers. Special guest: Enrico Schaefer
[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 moreBuck Rogers, Darfour Refugees, Thai Math Professors and more