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

Much Ado About Lots Of Things.

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES In Episode 66, we talked about the major ruling by the 9th circuit in the Lenz v. Universal Case…. Not much to talk about here, except to mention that Universal has asked the 9th Circuit to re-hear the case en banc. Jay Z Wins Copyright Case Because Plaintiff Did Not Have … Read more