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

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

Live from Dallas

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES Repeat COPYRIGHT plaintiff (Richard Bell Indianapolis Skyline Photo) SHUT DOWN WITH ISSUE PRECLUSION PERRY AMICUS BRIEF FILED BY 15 MUSICOLOGISTS  LAWYER COPYRIGHTS EVERY MELODY KNOWN TO MAN TO PROVE A POINT  Ted Talk – Damien Riehl  ED SHEERAN ORDERED TO REVEAL CONCERT INCOME IN  … Read more

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

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

Shiver Me Timbers

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES CONSENT DECREES SET TO EXPIRE https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-to-terminate-longstanding-legal-rules-for-movie-distribution-11574110393?emailToken=5868d78de9dcb2316f82d922d3617ec4f+FTJRpIqb6MGq0Y4f59BtZsz0Sa6mGF4swrW3JKCx4eEKH66B5AYywk7u7aKxyCBJrmhTbHDpNTsY+Vrr4S+XXlWTxEZk1FPhY4UtN5OhYyZjdM8m/RFxLZ1EcqnmImXvZ/oo5OccbDyG2n1aA7qw%3D%3D&reflink=article_copyURL_share https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-department-moves-terminate-paramount-consent-decrees-1255858 CASE ACT PASSES HOUSE FLOOR  https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4824167/case-act-debate https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/8539998/case-act-passes-us-house-representatives http://georgemasonlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/26-1_3-Aistars.pdf And, Sen Wyden-s Secret Hold https://www.entmedialaw.com/edition/daily-outsourcing-ipo-2019-10-29?open-article-id=11892739&article-title=a-sad-state-of-affairs–senator-wyden-s-secret-hold-on-case-act-comes-to-light&blog-domain=musictechpolicy.com&blog-title=music-technology-policy FOLLOW-UP LIGHTNING ROUND JOHNNY DEPP SETTLES-A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR LAWYERS https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2019/10/31/johnny-depp-settles-lawsuit-with-former-attorney-jake-bloom-for-8-figure-amount/#72ab1e537d4a TAYLOR SWIFT SHAKE IT OFF LAWSUIT CONTINUES AFTER APPELLATE REVIVAL https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/copyright-suit-targeting-taylor-swifts-shake-it-revived-by-appeals-court-1250545 FOLLOW-UP: … Read more