You Can’t Copyright the Law

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES SUPREME COURT: GEORGIA v PUBLIC RESOURCE, Inc. Public Resource WINS, NO ONE CAN COPYRIGHT THE LAW https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-1150_7m58.pdf (DECISION) https://apple.news/A-7ACBIFWSEyduhTU_zfRwQ https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/590/18-1150/?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-04-28-us-supreme-court-235baa73c0&utm_content=text-case-title-2 https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/georgia-v-public-resource-org-inc/ BLACKBEARD POSTMORTEM – SENATE APPROACHING NEW LITIGATION EFFORTS  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/senators-ask-us-copyright-patent-offices-study-infringement-by-states-1292382 NEW YORK DISTRICT CASE DISMISSES GRAFFITI ARTIST CLAIM https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/a-de-minimis-defense-grows-in-brooklyn-96017/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link  SUPREME COURT: WILLFULNESS NOT NEEDED … Read more You Can’t Copyright the Law

April Quarantine Edition

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES RIAA SUED OVER SONGS IT DIDN’T HAVE RIGHTS TO (WOOPS! WE DIDN’T OWN THAT) https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2020/03/riaa-realizes-it-sued-over-a-songs-it-doesnt-hold-the-copyrights-for.html https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/charter-challenges-copyright-registration-music-recordings-1282216 YES NBA2K, YOU CAN USE THAT TATTOO  https://www.worldipreview.com/news/video-game-makers-free-to-use-nba-stars-tattoos-court-rules-19486?utm_source=2.+World+IP+Review&utm_campaign=2d68911393-WIPR_Digital_Newsletter_30012020_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d76dcadc01-2d68911393-27475657 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/nba-2k-publisher-beats-copyright-suit-lebron-james-tattoos-1286847 https://news.artnet.com/art-world/copyright-tattoos-lawsuit-lebron-james-1819932 YES, ACTIVISION CAN USE THE HUMVEES IN THEIR GAMES https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/1/21203414/activision-wins-humvee-call-of-duty-trademark-infringement-lawsuit https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/call-duty-wins-first-amendment-victory-use-humvees-1287882 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6823541-Humvee.html (Opinion) Compare Twentieth Century Fox v. … Read more April Quarantine Edition

Blackbeard’s Revenge!

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES BREAKING: STATES CANNOT BE SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT-YES NORTH CAROLINA, YOU CAN BE A PIRATE. Opinion: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-877_dc8f.pdf https://copyrightalliance.org/copyright-law/copyright-cases/allen-v-cooper/ https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/allen-v-cooper/ THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND – Court declines to rule on Public Domain Status https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/arts/music/this-land-is-your-land-copyright.html PELOTON SETTLES AND DISMISSES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/peloton-nmpa-announce-settlement-agreement-dismiss-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-1281549?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2020-02-28%2007:10:00_aweprin&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie LED ZEPPELIN WINS … Read more Blackbeard’s Revenge!

A Billion Dollars

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES WIPO opens consultation on the copyright questions raised by creative AI | Complete Music Update  https://www.natlawreview.com/article/does-ai-generated-work-give-rise-to-copyright-claim Labels & Publishers Win $1 Billion Piracy Lawsuit Against Cox Communications https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/8546842/cox-1-billion-piracy-lawsuit-labels-publishers On our show notes, We’ve got an image of the Jury Verdict Form   The Cox $1 … Read more A Billion Dollars

2019 Year in Review

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES BREAKING NEWS:  December 18, 2019 – Maria Strong Is Named Acting Register of Copyrights PSA: NOTICE OF INQUIRY AS TO WHAT DEFINES “PUBLICATION  https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=COLC_FRDOC_0001-0116 PRACTICE POINTER: KATY PERRY DARK HORSE PREJUDGEMENT INTEREST BALLOONS DAMAGES  FOLLOW-UP:  PACQUIAO WINS AGAINST FANS OVER DISAPPOINTING FIGHT. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/mayweather-pacquiao-knock-fans-suits-fight-century-1257577 FOLLOW-UP:  … Read more 2019 Year in Review