Episode 81

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES Supreme Court At “Slants” Hearing, U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Offensive Trademarks (Tam v. lee) http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/lee-v-tam/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/at-slants-hearing-us-supreme-court-weighs-offensive-trademarks-965416 http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2017/1/18/why-you-cant-trademark-the-presidents-name http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7661724/rock-band-the-slants-appear-before-supreme-court-to Supreme Court Asked If DMCA Safe Harbors Apply to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-asked-dmca-safe-harbors-apply-pre-1972-sound-recordings-956725 http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/capitol-records-llc-v-vimeo-llc/   Following Up… New York Appeals Court reverses flo ‘n Eddie decision http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/new-york-appeals-court-reverses-big-decision-pre-1972-sound-recordings-957856 http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2017/01/a-seismic-ruling-revisited-no-common-law-public-performance-rights-in-pre-1972-sound-recordings-in-new-york-flo-eddie-v-sirius.htm IMDB Asks Court to enjoin enforcement … Read moreEpisode 81

2016: The Year in Review

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES https://popehat.com/tag/prenda-law/ And another lawyer discipline situation… http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-lawyer-who-battled-led-zeppelin-says-judges-conspired-suspend-him-956626 Flo and Eddie lose appeal in NY.  Proposed settlement reached with Sirius. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/new-york-appeals-court-reverses-big-decision-pre-1972-sound-recordings-957856 https://www.scribd.com/document/332615992/Flo-Eddie-Sirius-Proposed-Settlement   And Now…  Our year end round up of the big stories from 2016… In no particular order, and this is a totally un-scientifically compiled list… Happy Birthday and other works … Read more2016: The Year in Review

Podcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79

[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES This episode was recorded live before an audience of fellow entertainment attorneys at Texas CLE’s 2016 Entertainment Law Institute Our guest panelist on this episode is Stan Soocher. Stan is the long-time Editor In Chief of Entertainment Law and Finance, and a tenured Associated Professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at the … Read morePodcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79

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 morePuzzle Cases and Puzzling rulings

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

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