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)

 

Is that THE big “O”?

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   Olivia DeHaviland Update – California Supreme Court refuses to revive, so she’s takin’ it to the USSC https://www.lowelaw.com/california-supreme-court-puts-de-havilland-case-to-rest https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/actress-olivia-de-havilland-now-102-will-take-feud-supreme-court-1137142   JOHNNY DEPP WINS (AKA TERROR FROM THE DEPP) https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/depp-jacob-bloom-suit-wm.pdf (Depp’s complaint) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/johnny-depp-scores-big-win-lawsuit-lawyer-jake-bloom-1137977 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/johnny-depps-court-win-lawyers-question-handshake-contracts-1139459 (DECISION EMBEDDED, SCROLL DOWN)   … AND A FLIP FROM … Read moreIs that THE big “O”?

Greatest Hits from 100 episodes

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   PART I-CURRENT NEWS: COPYRIGHT OVER LAWS, IT’S STILL AN ISSUE: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/win-public-right-know-court-vacates-injunction-against-publishing-law https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/cadc/17-7035/17-7035-2018-07-17.html   CONSENT DECREES COMMENT PERIOD: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-dept-reviewing-movie-licensing-restrictions-books-decades-1131827 https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-opens-review-paramount-consent-decrees https://variety.com/2018/politics/news/consent-decrees-department-of-justice-1202893374/ https://www.justice.gov/atr/paramount-decree-review     EMPIRE LAWSUIT GETS REVIVED: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/was-it-racist-a-judge-dismiss-a-copyright-lawsuit-targeting-foxs-empire-1131906   Greatest Hits – Important Cases The Slants Matal v. Tam.   Kirtsaeng (I&II) Kirtsaeng … Read moreGreatest Hits from 100 episodes

The Weird Decisions Episode

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   Rapid Fire: DISNEY’S CAUTIONARY CASE MOVES FORWARD: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-allows-copyright-claims-technology-used-disneys-avengers-1121061 IN OTHER NEWS… REN VENTURES  HAS SUFFERED A DEFEAT (follow-up summary judgement) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/star-wars-card-game-app-lawsuit-produces-copyright-win-lucasfilm-1124414 BLURRED LINES: THE APPEALS SAID NO https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-wont-rehear-blurred-lines-case-1126253 https://ipbreakdown.com/blog/blurred-lines-the-ninth-circuits-opinion-is-slightly-less-crazy/ Compare – ED SHEERAN SUED BY MARVIN GAYE Investment Banker owning publishing rights – … Read moreThe Weird Decisions Episode

Pimpin’, Puppets, and “The Rant”

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   FOLLOW UP: COPPERFIELD NOT LIABLE (Just 3 sentences should do) https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/jury-finds-claims-against-david-copperfield-unfounded-in-slip-and-fall-case/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/05/30/david-copperfield-trial-jury-finds-magician-negligent-but-not-liable/654626002/   KRUSTY KRAB FOLLOW UP, YES, IT IS PROTECTED (SORRY SABBAC) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/viacoms-victory-spongebob-restaurant-dispute-upheld-by-appeals-court-1114196 https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca5/17-20334/17-20334-2018-05-22.html https://openjurist.org/752/f2d/145/conan-properties-inc-v-conans-pizza-inc (cited case of Conan the Barbarian) https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/658/76/50700/ (cited case for the General Lee)   TO BOLDLY GO … Read morePimpin’, Puppets, and “The Rant”