States’ Liability for copyright infringement

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES VIDANGEL POSTMORTEM https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900075780/vidangel-ordered-to-pay-dollar62-million-to-disney-others-for-copyright-infringement.html  https://blog.vidangel.com/2019/06/21/open-letter-to-disney-ceo/ TRUMP CAN’T BLOCK ON TWITTER https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/president-trump-cannot-block-his-critics-on-twitter-federal-appeals-court-rules/2019/07/09/d07a5558-8230-11e9-95a9-e2c830afe24f_story.html?utm_term=.c665490441c8 TEXAS APPEAL COURT: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BUT SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY. (TIE TO BLACKBEARD LAW)  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/texas-appeals-court-says-university-s-96681/ http://ipjournal.law.wfu.edu/2019/04/nc-sets-sail-for-the-supreme-court-blackbeards-law-and-modern-day-piracy/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Remedy_Clarification_Act YOUTUBE CHANGES ITS RULES TO TRY TO HELP CREATORS  https://youtube.googleblog.com/2019/07/live-from-vidcon-creating-new.html https://gizmodo.com/youtube-announces-some-changes-to-its-infamously-screwe-1836233860  https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/12/20690311/youtube-monetization-merch-stickers-superchat-record-labels-networks-umg  https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/9/20687985/youtube-manual-copyright-claim-updates-timestamps-automatic-release  ADIDAS THREE STRIPES ARE NOT ENOUGH … Read moreStates’ Liability for copyright infringement

Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES SUPREME COURT: BANKRUPTCY DOES NOT TERMINATE A LICENSE (FOLLOW-UP)  https://www.jurist.org/news/2019/05/supreme-court-rules-trademark-rights-may-survive-bankruptcy-rejection/   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/supreme-court-resolves-circuit-split-on-25378/ THE COPYRIGHT TRIAL THAT ALMOST WAS… “PEPE THE FROG” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/infowars-headed-copyright-trial-use-pepe-frog-1211660?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2019-05-18%2005:30:00_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/10/18660312/infowars-pepe-the-frog-settlement-copyright-meme-alex-jones QUICK COVERAGE OF SHAKEUP AT BLOOM, HERGOTT https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jake-bloom-steps-down-namesake-law-firm-as-johnny-depp-trial-nears-1210852 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jake-blooms-exit-marks-end-an-era-entertainment-law-1212761 APPLE V. PEPPER – US SUPREME COURT OPENS WAY FOR ANTITRUST CLAIMS OVER … Read moreDrug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

The Merry Month of May

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES MORAL RIGHTS (quick) https://www.copyright.gov/policy/moralrights/ FOURTH CIRCUIT SAYS FAIR USE ISN’T TO PROTECT LAZY APPROPRIATORS https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca4/18-1763/18-1763-2019-04-26.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-05-03-copyright-97381e6def&utm_content=text-case-read-more-1 (commentary – Fair Use threatens the Derivative Works right) https://illusionofmore.com/when-fair-use-threatens-the-derivative-works-right/ ANTI-TRUST AS A DEFENSE TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT? https://www.forbes.com/sites/extrahop/2019/03/26/who-contains-the-containers/#5fd16bec55b8 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/peloton-hits-back-at-music-publishers-antitrust-countersuit-1205919 https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/24/18514036/peloton-music-copyright-fitness-studios-gym-on-demand-media-strategy ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR SMALL COPYRIGHT HOLDERS MAY BE INCOMING … Read moreThe Merry Month of May

Ten Years and Going Strong!

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES EMAIL FROM PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTOR Jessica Leano: https://www.copyright.gov/music-modernization/pre1972-soundrecordings/schedulefiling-instructions.html PINKERTONS DROP SUIT https://kotaku.com/the-pinkertons-have-dropped-their-lawsuit-against-take-1833999337 https://www.pcgamesn.com/red-dead-redemption-2/pinkerton-lawsuit https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/11/18306654/take-two-rockstar-red-dead-redemption-2-pinkerton-trademark-lawsuit-voluntarily-dismissed ARTICLE 11 AND 13 GET APPROVED IN THE EU *NOTE FOR RESEARCH: MENTION WHETHER UK WILL BE JOINING ALONG WITH A SIMILAR LAW, BREXIT NOTWITHSTANDING https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47708144 https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47933530 https://kotaku.com/what-article-13-means-for-twitch-and-youtube-1833588404 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0593&from=EN (text of the … Read moreTen Years and Going Strong!

Doin’ The Copyright Registration Dance

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES SCOTUS RULES ON WHEN TO FILE SUIT https://www.multichannel.com/news/supremes-infringement-suits-must-await-copyright-registration https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-571_e29f.pdf https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-holds-copyright-owners-wait-registration-sue-1192061 https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/fourth-estate-public-benefit-corp-v-wall-street-com/ EU REVOKED MCDONALDS BIGMAC TRADEMARK: BURGER KING HAS FUN AT MCDONALDS EXPENSE https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/31/like-a-big-mac-but-juicier-burger-king-renames-sandwiches-to-troll-mcdonalds NOMINATIVE FAIR USE FOR WEBCAST NAME (TIE TO FANDOM PODCASTS?) https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/webcast-title-using-trademarks-of-56775/ http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2019/01/15/17-16815.pdf MAHONEY: FIRING A PERSON IS FREE SPEECH https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2019/b283529.html (Decision) … Read moreDoin’ The Copyright Registration Dance

Trending Topics / Law of Podcasting

 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. Recorded at Loyola Law School’s Entertainment Law Symposium SHOW NOTES SHORT DISCUSSION AT THE START LAWSUITS OVER CALL AT RAMS/SAINTS GAME: (Icebreaker-Can we all agree the halftime show needed more Spongebob?) Judge Refuses to Order NFL to Replay Rams-Saints Championship Game LUCASFILM SUFFERS FROM FAN OUTRAGE AT … Read moreTrending Topics / Law of Podcasting