In Memory of RBG

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES RBG IN MEMORIAM https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/a-supreme-court-without-rbg-may-impact-hollywoods-grip-on-intellectual-property STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LAWSUIT DENIED CERT https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-wont-hear-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-fight https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54423922 SPINAL TAP SETTLES. (One-sentence aside) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/spinal-tap-creators-settle-rights-dispute-with-studiocan REGAL SHUTTERS ALL 663 THEATERS IN US https://www.filmtake.com/exhibition/regal-shutters-all-663-theaters-in-the-us-and-uk/?fbclid=IwAR1MVAOhK0ejoNU9GOvcBvTwNrWiftQWzGrszv5CuuhNCLca6-n8eu-qhcc  Also see: https://insidethemagic.net/2020/10/disney-restructure-streaming-kc1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2020/10/amc-theaters-deplete-resources-end-of-year-rwb1/ SAG-AFTRA FILES JURISDICTIONAL COMPLAINT Complaint: https://deadline.com/2020/10/sag-aftra-complaint-actors-equity-tape-stage-shows-1234599243/ https://variety.com/2020/legit/news/sag-aftra-jurisdictional-dispute-actors-equity-1234808609/ https://www.thewrap.com/sag-aftra-complaint-actors-equity-live-show-taping-dispute/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/theater/actors-equity-union-battle.html NIKI MINAJ GETS FAIR USE … Read more

Asserted Truths

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES AMC TO TAKE OVER SHUTTERED THEATERS  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/amc-moves-to-take-over-theaters-impacted-by-covid-19-crisis FALL OUT FROM CONSENT DECREES CONTINUES IN APPELLATE RULINGCentury Theater Owner’s Negotiation Tactics Approved. https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2020/b292609.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-09-03-california-courts-of-appeal-9ba6cc617f&utm_content=text-case-read-more-1 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cinemark-reverses-3-75m-antitrust-loss-on-appeal IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONE JERSEY BOYS-NEW STANDARD FOR NON-FICTION CORBELLO … Read more

Then, Now, Going Forward

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND LEGAL OBITUARY https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/26/entertainment/olivia-de-havilland-dies/index.html PARAMOUNT CONSENT DECREES ENDED https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-agrees-end-paramount-consent-decrees-1306387 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-agrees-end-paramount-consent-decrees-1306387 WAITE V UMG RECORDINGS (USDC, E.D. New York) https://www.loeb.com/en/insights/publications/2020/08/waite-v-umg-recordings-inc MANGO V. BUZZFEED-LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OVER POTENTIAL FUTURE INFRINGEMENTS ISN’T A RELEVANT ISSUE https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/19-446/19-446-2020-08-13.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-08-14-copyright-2f8e775c38&utm_content=text-case-title-1  17 U.S. Code § 1202. Integrity of copyright management information … Read more

Generic .coms, Lady A and more…

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES GENERIC.COM TRADEMARKS GRANTED https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/06/opinion-analysis-court-holds-that-generic-com-marks-may-be-registered-trademarks-or-service-marks-when-consumers-do-not-perceive-them-as-generic/#more-294845  https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/booking-trademark-supreme-court/index.html  LADY ANTEBELLUM VS. LADY A. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-lady-a-singer-lawsuit-20200710-oau6ghsh4zgkxijkubjpcymxca-story.html  https://pitchfork.com/news/lady-a-formerly-lady-antebellum-sue-seattle-blues-singer-lady-a/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=pitchfork&utm_social-type=earned  https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/9415420/lady-a-band-lawsuit-singer-anita-lady-a-white  MAKE-UP DESIGNS, COPYRIGHTABILITY & PREMPTION [SAMMY MOURABIT v STEVEN KLEIN, ET AL] Interesting Side Note – Clown Makeup: Full decision: https://www.courtlistener.com/pdf/2020/06/08/sammy_mourabit_v._steven_klein.pdf https://www.mintz.com/insights-center/viewpoints/2231/2020-06-22-second-circuit-declines-decide-if-human-skin-can-be#page=1 Clown Makeup: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3136804 ESTATE OF CONAN DOYLE SUES NETFLIX … Read more

“Literally” Libel… Proof

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES “THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED” MOVES TOWARDS PUBLICATION United States of America v John R. Bolton [USDC for the District of Columbia] Full decision:  https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6953444/6-20-20-Bolton-TRO-Order.pdf https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/court-stalls-halting-release-john-bolton-book-1299394 PSA: SETTLEMENT FOR MUSICIANS  http://www.sessionartistroyaltysettlement.com/  https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2020/06/01/afm-sag-aftra-session-musicians-46-million-settlement/  Unclaimed Royalties List:  https://www.afmsagaftrafund.org/covered-rec-title_SR_Master.php PABLO STAR V. THE WELSH GOVERNMENT  https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/19-1262/19-1262-2020-06-08.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-09-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-second-circuit-b941bfa55b&utm_content=text-case-read-more-2  https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/06/11/second-circuit-affirms-welsh-government-advertising-activity-triggered-exception-sovereign-immunity/id=122347/ … Read more

You Can’t Copyright the Law

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES SUPREME COURT: GEORGIA v PUBLIC RESOURCE, Inc. Public Resource WINS, NO ONE CAN COPYRIGHT THE LAW https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-1150_7m58.pdf (DECISION) https://apple.news/A-7ACBIFWSEyduhTU_zfRwQ https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/590/18-1150/?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-04-28-us-supreme-court-235baa73c0&utm_content=text-case-title-2 https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/georgia-v-public-resource-org-inc/ BLACKBEARD POSTMORTEM – SENATE APPROACHING NEW LITIGATION EFFORTS  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/senators-ask-us-copyright-patent-offices-study-infringement-by-states-1292382 NEW YORK DISTRICT CASE DISMISSES GRAFFITI ARTIST CLAIM https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/a-de-minimis-defense-grows-in-brooklyn-96017/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link  SUPREME COURT: WILLFULNESS NOT NEEDED … Read more