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