Oldies and Goodies

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES California Governor signs two controversial bills affecting entertainment and sports https://www.npr.org/2019/09/30/765700141/california-governor-signs-bill-allowing-college-athletes-to-profit-from-endorsem BILLIONS LAWSUIT BEATEN BY SHOWTIME  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/showtime-beats-billions-lawsuit-1245844 ORAL ARGUMENTS HELD in LED ZEPPELIN STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN CASE https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judges-unsure-stairway-heaven-copyright-dispute-needs-new-trial-1242823 PARKER V. WINWOOD “Gimme Some Lovin’” 51-years later… (lack of admissible evidence of copying) https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca6/18-5305/18-5305-2019-09-17.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-09-18-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-sixth-circuit-52f7c13a80&utm_content=text-case-read-more-1 Ain’t That … Read moreOldies and Goodies

It’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES Yamashita v. Scholastic Inc., No. 17-1957 (2d Cir. 2019) https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/17-1957/17-1957-2019-08-28.html Illegal Streaming Services Prompt Multiple Indictments (Conspiracy -– Criminal Copyright)  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/illegal-streaming-services-prompt-multiple-indictments-1235080 https://www.justice.gov/jm/criminal-resource-manual-1847-criminal-copyright-infringement-17-usc-506a-and-18-usc-2319 Barack Obama’s Production Company Runs Into a Trademark Problem | Hollywood Reporter Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for Using a “Look-Alike Model” on … Read moreIt’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

Dark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES Shout out to Lawyers Greg Pang and Michelle Molineux with the podcast “Legal Cut Pro” podcast (Canada ) (inspired by ELU)  They discuss relevant, interesting and sometimes strange legal issues in Entertainment Law affecting Canadian independent film/television/media producers. http://redframelaw.com/legalcutpro/  KATY PERRY LOSES DARK HORSE … Read moreDark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

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