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

2019 – Off to a great start!

Tamera and Gordon will present a live-recording of Episode 106 on February 8th at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles,) as part of their Entertainment Law Symposium. “Entertainment Law in Review: Trending Topics in 2019” HTTP://entertainmentlawupdate.com/LMU gets you there! And, we’ll be having a meetup for cocktails later that day, and you’re all invited.https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/meetus  Welcome to … Read more2019 – Off to a great start!

2018 – That’s a Wrap!

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   FOLLOW UPS AA GETS ITS COPYRIGHT PROTECTION https://www.copyright.gov/rulings-filings/review-board/docs/american-airlines.pdf   SATANIC TEMPLE AND NETFLIX SETTLE Satanic Settlement Reached in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Statue Suit   NIANTIC’S POKEMON GO SETTLES https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-stormy-daniels-legal-bill-pokemon-go-settlement-conan-obriens-trial-request-1165784 https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pokemon-settlement.pdf   RE-DIGI: APPEALS COURT SAYS NO TO DIGITAL RE-SALES. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-weighs-resale-digital-files-1168577?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2018-12-13%2007:09:26_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/digital-music-file-resales-infringe-14179/ https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/16-2321/16-2321-2018-12-12.html … Read more2018 – That’s a Wrap!

Motorcycles, Satanic Sculptures, and Girl Scouts, Oh My!

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   9th CIRC. DENIES CBS A REHEARING in Pre ‘72 Recordings Case https://news.bloomberglaw.com/ip-law/cbs-oldie-records-case-wont-get-rehearing-by-9th-circuit   AMERICAN AIRLINES LOGO DENIED COPYRIGHT PROTECTION https://www.copyright.gov/rulings-filings/review-board/docs/american-airlines-flight-symbol.pdf https://blogs.loc.gov/copyright/2017/06/copyright-office-launches-online-database-of-review-board-decisions/ PSA: MISCHIEF IN THE TRADEMARK SERVERS https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/trademark-updates-and-announcements/unauthorized-changes-your-file   STURGIS MOTORCYCLES V RUSHMORE PHOTO & GIFTS https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca8/17-1762/17-1762-2018-11-02.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-11-09-trademark-c11c52c173&utm_content=text-case-read-more-1 https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/appeals-court-rules-in-sturgis-trademark-dispute/article_44737fc6-b984-50fb-a52e-2066b8cfad53.html   COURT SAYS: NO GEORGIA, … Read moreMotorcycles, Satanic Sculptures, and Girl Scouts, Oh My!

Music Modernization, Resale Royalties and more

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 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT – Summary Overview

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/senate-passes-copyright-bill-to-end-140-year-protection-for-old-songs/

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/09/19/music-modernization-act-older-recordings/

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/trump-signs-music-modernization-act-736185/

 

THE AMERICAN ROYALTIES TOO ACT OF 2018 

Does granting a resale royalty for visual artists undermine the first-sale doctrine?

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6868

https://news.artnet.com/opinion/kenny-schachter-on-banksy-at-sothebys-stunt-1372921

 

CALIFORNIA ENACTS STRONGEST NET NEUTRALITY PROTECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FILES SUIT

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-net-neutrality-california-signed-governor-jerry-brown-20180930-story.html

And Broadband groups sue California over this law.

https://www.law360.com/articles/1089130/broadband-groups-sue-to-block-calif-net-neutrality-law

       

SCOTUS CERT GRANTED: WHEN DOES COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION OCCUR?

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/scotus-will-decide-what-the-copyright-41704/

 

LED ZEPPELIN’S STAIRWAY TO A NEW TRIAL

Skidmore v. Led Zepplin

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/16-56057/16-56057-2018-09-28.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-09-29-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-ninth-circuit-ed638ef336&utm_content=text-case-title-1

https://www.forbes.com/sites/guymartin/2018/09/30/a-riff-too-far-led-zeppelins-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-infringement-acquittal-is-reversed/?utm_source=Newsletter%2BList&utm_campaign=a9c4c3e0b1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_09_06_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e18342425-a9c4c3e0b1-384867609#2132dc9977c2

https://ipbreakdown.com/blog/why-stairway-to-heaven-verdict-was-reversed/

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A TRADEMARK OWNER GOES UNDER?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliverherzfeld/2018/09/13/the-most-significant-unresolved-legal-issue-in-trademark-licensing/?utm_source=Newslinks&utm_campaign=8b224648ae-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_26_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_764896fc23-8b224648ae-397529001#6d8f4c732932

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e00e6db8-8b4a-4651-b0d4-f81546a9f4ef

 

HOW IS GRAFFITI LIKE A CHEERLEADER UNIFORM?

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/gm-can-t-dodge-graffiti-artists-lawsuit-car-ad-1145329?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2018-09-20%2007:09:09_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/full-speed-ahead-for-graffiti-artist-s-60277/

https://www.manatt.com/Manatt/media/Documents/Articles/Falkner-v-General-Motors-Company.pdf

NON UNION ORCHESTRAS FOR FILMS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada v. Paramount Pictures Corp., No. 16-55996 (9th Cir. 2018)