Puzzle Cases and Puzzling rulings

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES Plaintiff appeals ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright verdict (Update: denied fees) http://nypost.com/2016/07/26/plaintiff-appeals-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-verdict/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/music-publisher-denied-legal-fees-918170   LeBron James Tattoo Thrown Out The Order: https://www.scribd.com/document/320014255/Solid-Oak-v-Take-Two-Aug-2-Order#download http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/failure-register-lebron-james-tattoo-916627 http://m.ign.com/articles/2016/08/04/judge-dismisses-nba-2k-tattoo-copyright-suit   Lionsgate Follow Up http://www.entmedialaw.com/go/r/0/p/3/a/5403032/e/248369/u/37970   Maybe –   “Can The Olympic Committee really restrict Gif’s? https://apple.news/AOX0k1z4VNsqk3S0IOGWfiw How about hashtags? http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-36915565   Dancing Baby May Be Going to the Supreme … Read more

Stairway to Heaven, Copyright Small Claims, Tattoo T-Shirt & DOJ Ruling

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES   Led Zeppelin Ruling – No infringement http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/latest-jury-led-zeppelin-steal-stairway-riff-40079137 http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/23/media/stairway-to-heaven-trial-verdict/ http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-trial-verdict/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/led-zeppelin-wins-stairway-heaven-905866 http://katzjustice.com/led-zep-wins/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jury-deliberations-begin-stairway-heaven-905595 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/a-stairway-heaven-appeal-would-905922 http://mcir.usc.edu/inplay/Documents/skimore.summaryjugement.pdf (just background information) http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/led-zeppelin-prevail-in-stairway-to-heaven-lawsuit-20160623 http://www.inquisitr.com/3229045/led-zeppelin-wins-copyright-lawsuit-courts-deem-stairway-original-work/ (more on why the recordings weren’t able to be used) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lawyer-who-sued-led-zeppelin-907780 (side note: attorney for Plaintiff may not be allowed to practice anymore) http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/led-zep-lawyers-want-800k-for-defending-stairway-to-heaven-lawsuit/ (side note: the legal fees) http://www.worldipreview.com/news/led-zeppelin-s-publishers-demand-800-000-damages-10416?utm_source=World+IP+Review&utm_campaign=26142bebd5-WIPR_Digital_Newsletter_27_06_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d76dcadc01-26142bebd5-27468325#.V4OmfOEFDrk.linkedin (LedZep Publisher’s … Read more

Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES This month’s guest:  Jon Janecek (Pepperdine 3L, and ELU contributor) Quick Follow up on Dead Celebrities Whitney Houston http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/whitney-houston-estate-challenges-11-897991 Prince http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7385067/prince-estate-claimants-object-to-undergoing-genetic http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/7393500/how-to-prove-youre-related-to-prince-and-how-his-estate-may-be-sliced-up http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7400356/princes-estate-is-open-for-business-following-judges More Songs IN Public Domain Quick Take:  “Woodie Guthrie’s  “This Land is Your Land”   in P.D. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/rock-band-seeks-judicial-declaration-902573 Quick Take 2: “We Shall Overcome” and go into P.D. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lee-daniels-butler-involved-effort-904041 Supreme … Read more