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

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

Consent Decrees, Sex Tapes, Klingons and Nude Scenes

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES 100 Percent Licensing: U.S. Copyright Office Argues New Proposal Threatens Song Owners’ Rights http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6890404/100-percent-licensing-us-copyright-office-argues-new Links to this article: http://copyright.gov/policy/pro-licensing.pdf  Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan win big.  Are they the poster children for the new Privacy? Erin Andrews (peephole case) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/erin-andrews-awarded-55m-lawsuit-873313 Hulk Hogan (Bollea v. Gawker) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hulk-hogan-gets-115m-verdict-876768   Princess Cruises (Quick Take) … Read more

Scalia, Prevailing Parties, Hurt Locker and more.

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES Antonin Scalia Viewed Hollywood as “Foul-Mouthed Glitteratae,” But Wasn’t Entirely Unfriendly – Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/antonin-scalia-viewed-hollywood-as-865334   HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLASS ACTION  SETTLED http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-music-pays-14-million-863120 http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-happy-birthday-lawsuit-settlement-public-domain-20160208-story.html https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2706567-Birthday-Settlmemo.html   ATTORNEYS FEES – Blurred Lines and Kirtsaeng Robin Thicke’s Attorney Argues $3.5M Fee Award in “Blurred Lines” Case Would Set Bad Precedent – Hollywood Reporter Supreme … Read more

Big Fees, Strikeouts and Disparaging Brands

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES  Webcasting Rates http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/dc-sets-new-webcasting-rates-849669   Marvin Gaye Estate Wants $3.4 Million for attorneys’ fees and Expenses http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-marvin-gaye-family-854928 Entertainment Law Update is brought to you, in part by the good folks at Clio, the best cloud-based practice management solution. Click the logo below to receive a free trial, and 25% discount on your … Read more

2015 year in review

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES Santa Claus is Coming to Town ruling In October , as we reported in Episode 67 of the show… the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that rights to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” the all-time most performed holiday song, will revert to the heirs of J. Fred Coots.   … Read more