Non-Fungible What?

WE NOW HAVE TRANSCRIPTS! EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode130 – (view transcript) Just before we began recording this episode, I learned that we’ve been ranked #1 among entertainment lawe podacsdts by Feedspot…  that’s exciting, and we thank them and you for making that happen!  https://blog.feedspot.com/entertainment_law_podcasts/ We start off our show this time around with some hot, delicious, fresh-from-the-oven BREAKING NEWS:   … Read more

New Copyright Regs, Compendium, and More

WE NOW HAVE TRANSCRIPTS! EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode130 – (view transcript) Just before we began recording this episode, I learned that we’ve been ranked #1 among entertainment lawe podacsdts by Feedspot…  that’s exciting, and we thank them and you for making that happen!  https://blog.feedspot.com/entertainment_law_podcasts/ We start off our show this time around with some hot, delicious, fresh-from-the-oven BREAKING NEWS:   … Read more

New Year, New Laws.

WE NOW HAVE TRANSCRIPTS! EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode129 – (view transcript) Just before we began recording this episode, I learned that we’ve been ranked #1 among entertainment lawe podacsdts by Feedspot…  that’s exciting, and we thank them and you for making that happen!  https://blog.feedspot.com/entertainment_law_podcasts/ LIEBOWITZ LAWSUIT  OVER $15.00 IN REVENUE DEFEATED IN FAIR USE https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2020/12/fair-use-permits-newspaper-to-republish-photo-taken-by-drone-castle-v-kingsport-publishing.htm http://business.cch.com/ipld/CastleKingsportPublishingCorp20201214.pdf OH THE PLACES … Read more

2020 Year in Review

WE NOW HAVE TRANSCRIPTS! New Cases in November-December AGREEMENT REACHED OVER STREAMING THEATER PERFORMANCES http://bway.ly/3n4yst#https://broadwaynews.com/2020/11/19/actors-equity-and-sag-aftra-reach-agreement-over-streaming-theater/ PLATFORM LIABLE FOR USER COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT DUE TO FAILURE TO PAY $6.00. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hip-hop-streaming-platform-spinrilla-found-liable-for-users-copyright-infringement NETFLIX SCORES EARLY WIN IN TIGER-KING LAWSUIT https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/netflix-knocks-out-trademark-suit-over-tiger-king COPYRIGHT TROLL ATTORNEY RICHARD LIEBOWITZ SUSPENDED FROM PRACTICE OF LAW https://reason.com/volokh/2020/11/30/copyright-troll-richard-liebowitz-suspended-on-interim-basis-from-s-d-n-y-bar/ DESCENDIBLE  RIGHT OF PUBLICITY BECOMES LAW IN NY  … Read more

The Gratitude Episode

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES Stay tuned until the end of the episode where we share our thoughts on gratitude and thankfulness as Thanksgiving 2020 is almost upon us! 5 Points VARA DISPUTE DENIED CERT (TWO SENTENCES)  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/supreme-court-cert-denial-closes-book-75952/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link TERRENCE HOWARD SUES EMPIRE STUDIO FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT* *BUT REALLY … Read more

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