The Gratitude Episode

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode139 – (view transcript) ASTROWORLD LITIGATION https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/750-million-lawsuit-filed-travis-scott-drake-behalf-astroworld-victims-rcna5850https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/750-million-lawsuit-filed-travis-scott-drake-behalf-astroworld-victims-rcna5850  RUST FOLLOW-UP Marnie Mitchell https://variety.com/2021/film/news/alec-baldwin-sued-rust-shooting-script-supervisor-1235114467/ (Intentional Torts-MM) https://deadline.com/2021/11/alec-baldwin-lawsuit-new-rust-fatal-shooting-mamie-mitchell-gloria-allred-1234876099/ (MM) Serge Svetnoy https://variety.com/2021/film/news/rust-alec-baldwin-serge-svetnoy-lawsuit-1235109520/  (HEY, THIS ONE IS FOR NEGLIGENCE-SS) https://deadline.com/2021/11/alec-baldwin-rust-lawsuit-fatal-shooting-halyna-hutchins-serge-svetnoy-1234871615/ (SS)  Claims of “Sabotage” https://deadline.com/2021/11/rust-alec-baldwin-movie-sabotage-bullet-halyna-hutchins-attorneys-hannah-gutierrez-reed-1234867081/ (Intentional Torts-MM) Completion Guarantee and Bankruptcy.  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/rust-shooting-producers-may-choose-bankruptcy-next-1235037702/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/schuylermoore/2019/06/23/the-importance-of-completion-guarantees-for-films/?sh=84910ea666be (for background on completion guarantees)  TAYLOR SWIFT RE-RELEASED ALBUM- STIMULATES INDUSTRY CONTRACTING PIVOT https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/11/17/taylor-swift-umg-contracts/ https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/11/12/in-case-youre-wondering-this-is-why-taylor-swift-is-re-recording-her-old-hits/ https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/12/media/album-re-recordings-taylor-swift/index.html … Read more

Things that go BOMP! in the night.

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode138 – (view transcript) HORROR V. MILLER-FRIDAY THE 13TH GETS SECOND CIRCUIT DECISION AFFIRMING 203 BY AUTHOR https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/18-3123/18-3123-2021-09-30.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-10-01-copyright-a87c322e29&utm_content=text-case-title-1 https://www.natlawreview.com/article/oh-horror-no-work-hire-friday-13th-screenplay https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/10/14/cher-mary-bono-lawsuit/ (quick aside/reference) MARVEL-OUS THINGS ON THE HORIZON https://www.comicsbeat.com/steve-ditko-estate-files-copyright-termination-notice-on-spider-man-and-dr-strange/?fbclid=IwAR1mjFHr8-t5Hku_i3PSDfxeMjVmpc3cCDGx3ZA2C5cCju4ZaDX62P2v-tw\u0026amp https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/marvel-suing-avengers-copyright-termination-1235020110/ https://entertainmentlawupdate.com/2012/11/episode-36-faulkner-einstein-superman-and-talent-managers/ (tie to superman)  Disney Fights For Rights To Popular Marvel Characters THE WEEKND PREVAILS ON ACCESS ISSUE https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/20-55861/20-55861-2021-10-08.html https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/weeknd-escapes-copyright-lawsuit-over-a-lonely-night-9th-circuit-2021-10-11/ https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-appeals-court-backs-the-weeknd-in-song-theft-dispute-with-british-songwriters/ BLACK WIDOW SETTLES https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/scarlett-johansson-disney-settle-black-widow-lawsuit-1235022598/ Scarlett … Read more

Unhappy Together

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode137 – (view transcript) CALIFORNIA PAY TO PLAY ACT EFFECTIVE THIS MONTH  https://www.natlawreview.com/article/california-fair-pay-to-play-act-to-become-effective-september-1-2021 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB26 STATE SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY CORNER BLACKBEARD FILMMAKER SETS SAIL WITH NEW CLAIMS ALLEGING TAKINGS INSTEAD OF COPYRIGHT https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/north-carolina-film-maker-s-copyright-case-against-the-state-revived-after-supreme-court-denial  TEXAS A&M ESCAPES COPYRIGHT CLAIMS AT 5TH CIRC. OVER 12TH MAN STORY  https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/texas-am-escapes-copyright-claims-5th-circ-over-12th-man-story-2021-09-09/ https://illusionofmore.com/fifth-circuit-delivers-maddening-opinions-in-bynum-copyright-suit/ NIRVANA SUED BY 30 YEAR OLD FOR NEVERMIND COVER https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58327844.amp … Read more

The Happiest Episode On Earth

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode136 – (view transcript) APPEALS COURT REVIEWS CASE OVER “BARE NECESSITIES” AGAINST DISNEY https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2021/b300971.html QUICK TAKE: INSIDE OUT SPARKS ANOTHER LAWSUIT, THIS TIME IN CANADA https://news.law/disney-fights-a-copyright-allegation-over-inside-out/ https://www.cbr.com/inside-out-disney-copyright-lawsuit-greenlight-canada/ https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadians-inside-out-copyright-lawsuit-proceeds-against-disney-and-pixar SCARLETT JOHANSSON SUES DISNEY OVER SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE https://www.wsj.com/articles/scarlett-johansson-sues-disney-over-black-widow-streaming-release-11627579278 https://insidethemagic.net/2021/08/scarlett-johansson-names-bob-iger-bob-chapek-in-lawsuit-ks1/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/scarlett-johansson-disney-lawsuit-1234990249/ https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-07-29/scarlett-johansson-sues-disney-over-black-widow-release-strategy https://prospect.org/culture/the-implications-of-scarlett-johansson-marvel-lawsuit/ https://insidethemagic.net/2021/08/black-widow-judge-recuses-himself-ks1/ https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Complaint_Black-Widow-1-WM.pdf (COMPLAINT)  https://wdwnt.com/2021/08/disney-will-seek-arbitration-in-johansson-lawsuit/ (COMPLAINT)  https://bit.ly/Bennett-Black-Widow (Tamera Interview) JUDGE EVALUATES USE OF 9/11 FOOTAGE IN … Read more

The Invisible Episode

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode135 – (view transcript) COPYRIGHT PREEMPTS RIGHT OF PUBLICITY IN STERN LAWSUIT https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/stuttering-john-howard-stern-show-loses-lawsuit-against-sirius-xm-2021-06-24/ https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17457606/29/melendez-v-sirius-xm-radio-inc/ ANOTHER SCOTUS DECISION POTENTIALLY THREATENS STATUTORY COPYRIGHT DAMAGES https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210628/11401347076/did-supreme-court-just-take-sledge-hammer-to-copyrights-statutory-damages.shtml https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-297_4g25.pdf (the case) NEW SCOTUS RULING: SCHOOL DISCIPLINE FOR SOME  OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT SPEECH UNCONSTITUTIONAL https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2021/06/24/cheerleaders-profane-social-media-rant-against-school-protected-by-first-amendment-supreme-court-rules/?sh=1907494d4c85 NCAA RELEASES DECISION REGARDING COLLEGE ATHLETES https://www.natlawreview.com/article/college-athletes-now-allowed-to-earn-money-use-their-name-image-and-likeness SACHA BARON COHEN WINS ONE FIGHT, STARTS ANOTHER https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/sacha-baron-cohen-roy-moores-lawsuit-1234981330/ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/borat-sustainable-cannabis-billboard-sparks-lawsuit-1234980984/ … Read more

Murderers, Monster, and the Game of Life

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode134 – (view transcript) Breaking News – NIL and the NCAA Interim Policy https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ncaa-division-i-council-approves-2609578/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/ncaa-athletes-get-unanimous-win-on-educational-perks-as-kavanaugh-calls-out-limits-on-direct-payments/ https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/di-council-recommends-di-board-adopt-name-image-and-likeness-policy SCOTUS opinion FOLLOW-UP: COX FILES APPEAL of $1B Verdict https://completemusicupdate.com/article/cox-communications-files-appeal-against-billion-dollar-copyright-ruling/  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/if-not-overturned-bad-copyright-decision-will-lead-many-americans-lose-internet https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/1-billion-piracy-ruling-could-force-isps-to-disconnect-more-internet-users/ QUICK TAKE: COPYRIGHT OFFICE MEMO ON MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/programming-and-sales/report-offers-guidance-on-music-modernization-act DRAKE AND SHANIA TWAIN PUSH TO CHANGE CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LAW https://eyeonpop.com/detail/381/Drake,-Shania-Twain-&-More-Petition-to-Change-Canadian-Copyright-Law MOTION TO DISMISS DENIED IN NETFLIX … Read more