Holy Batmobiles!

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES Let’s get in some stretching to warm up as we start our rundown… Bikram Yoga – copyright can’t protect sequence of moves: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2015/10/08/13-55763.pdf http://www.therecorder.com/home/id=1202739359850/Yoga-Cant-Be-Copyrighted-Appeals-Court-Rules?mcode=1202617075062&curindex=4&back=NY&slreturn=20150913193027 http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=05d27527-2d85-40cd-9e87-eaae8b417143 http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2013/01/04/bikram-yoga-protected-by-trademark-not-copyright-its-hot?rq=yoga https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?q=bikram+yoga&hl=en&as_sdt=6,44&as_ylo=2015&case=6835552009231999996&scilh=0 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/09/dog-eat-downward-dog-bikram-yoga-founder-cant-copyright-sequence-of-poses-court-says/ Is Teaching Yoga in public schools an Establishment Clause violation?  Court says no. https://ireact.haynesboone.com/rs/vm.ashx?ct=24F76F1ED2EB42A9CCDD89ACD3249418D5F355B2DF8E0BD15EE5636069FFCB1CDB7A3A9C3      http://lawweb2009.law.villanova.edu/sportslaw/?p=2903 (fast) It must be an election year… Donald … Read more

Recorded before a studio audience: Fair Use, Happy Birthday, Monkey Selfie and more

In This episode of the podcast, attorneys Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennett discuss recent decisions and cases dealing with:

Happy Birthday copyright invalidated
Fair Use rights expanded in “Dancing Baby” case
And more…

Face to Face – Canadian Copyright Term, The (non)Mark of Zorro and more

SHOW NOTES Canada Officially Extends Copyright Term to 70 Years https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6612572/canada-offically-extends-copyright-term-to-70-years SESAC Buys HFA http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6620210/sesac-buys-the-harry-fox-agency Black Swan Intern Lawsuit Overturned http://deadline.com/2015/07/black-swan-interns-lawsuit-overturned-1201467302/ 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 … Read more

Entertainment Law Update Podcast 64

SHOW NOTES Deadmou5 and Disney settle Deadmau5, Disney Settle Dispute Over “Mouse Head” Logo The House of Mickey had opposed the EDM star’s attempt to register a caricature of a mouse head.  Mr. Holmes v. U.S. Copyright Law http://www.forbes.com/sites/davegonzales/2015/05/31/the-strange-case-of-mr-holmes-vs-us-copyright-law/ Grand Theft Auto Maker Sues Over BBC Film http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/grand-theft-auto-maker-sues-797450   Entertainment Law Update is brought to … Read more