Oh Canada!

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode147 – (view transcript) ED SHEERAN GETS AWARD OF COST https://completemusicupdate.com/article/ed-sheeran-awarded-900000-costs-following-win-in-shape-of-you-song-theft-case/ “THE” OHIO STATE GETS TRADEMARK FOR “THE”  https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-ohio-state-university-officially-trademarks-the-word-the-11655926237 https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/23/us/ohio-state-university-trademarks-the/index.html https://www.natlawreview.com/article/trademark-year-ohio-state-university-trademarks FYRE TV PORN COMPANY CLAIMS REVERSE PASSING OFF, ETC., AGAINST AMAZON Wreal, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 15-14390 (11th Cir. 2022) (Short Take) COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD CONFIRMS STREAMING ROYALTY RAISE FOR PUBLISHERS AND SONGWRITERS … Read more

To Vape, or Not To Vape?

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode146 – (view transcript) COPYRIGHT CLAIMS BOARD STARTED TAKING CLAIMS! https://www.ccb.gov/?loclr=eanco https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2022/06/the-copyright-claims-board-is-opening-next-week-are-you-excited.htm GREASE PARODY SHOW DEEMED FAIR USE  https://completemusicupdate.com/article/grease-parody-show-deemed-fair-use-by-us-court/ https://firemark.com/2022/05/18/grease-rights-holders-lose-lawsuit-after-demanding-shutdown-of-vape-musical-parody/ TONI BASIL DETERMINED TO BE SOLE OWNER OF MICKEY  https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-court-says-toni-basil-is-sole-owner-of-mickey-masters/ SOCIAL MEDIA WINS IN 11TH CIRCUIT AND LOSES AT 5TH https://www.npr.org/2022/05/31/1102289944/supreme-court-blocks-texas-social-media-law-from-taking-effect https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca11/21-12355/21-12355-2022-05[…]2-05-27-internet-law-f0efe01eed&utm_content=text-case-title-2/ GIBSON GUITAR WINS TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT CASE  https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2022/05/30/gibson-guitar-shape-lawsuit-wins/ DEPP V. HEARD (RECAP CASE AND … Read more

The Merry Month of May

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode145 – (view transcript) WARHOL PAINTING SOLD FOR 195 MILLION (AND WE’RE STILL WAITING ON THE SUPREME COURT) https://www.npr.org/2022/05/09/1096617152/a-warhol-marilyn-brings-a-record-auction-price-195-million  http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2022/05/09/andy-warhol-foundation-v-goldsmith-the-supreme-court-revisits-transformative-fair-uses/   https://www.natlawreview.com/article/fair-use-or-foul-play STONE BREWING RECEIVES $56,000,000 IN TRADEMARK SUIT WITH MOLSON COORS (AND GETS SUED AGAIN) https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/jury-awards-56-000-000-to-independent-6863242/ https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/stone-beer-squabbles-spotlight-craft-brew-trademark-landscape?utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=212546180&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_RjEZNe2qsx_3nlJUBRfOGA1Q_UgYVGwouSPFl2s1vtdeWtydeRqn-zjn1G7ggXWNNWpOKeKWHMEqVLjtqUMQ8hlNnrg&utm_content=212546180&utm_source=hs_automation ASIDE: TORCH AND CROWN BREWING RECEIVES CEASE AND DESIST FROM SAZERAC, HAS FUN WITH THE RESPONSE https://www.torchandcrown.com/blog/sazerac-sent-us-a-cease-amp-desist … Read more

Vulnerable Icons and Public Resources

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode144 – (view transcript) CCB FINAL RULE IS OUT https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-25/pdf/2022-06264.pdf https://ccb.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3xBED4nXZxJdTzh0aD3TkkebNNUW2qJ9xiRDFvxxMAacS9WXG4Xf9-rpQ WARHOL GRANTED CERT IN PRINCE PAINTING FAIR USE CASE. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/warhol-prince-series-headed-for-supreme-court-1235121152/ https://www.natlawreview.com/article/supreme-court-to-consider-fair-use-and-transformative-works-art https://www.natlawreview.com/article/copyright-dispute-over-andy-warhol-s-portraits-prince-heading-to-us-supreme-court https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/28/high-court-grants-warhol-petition-asking-guidance-fair-use-doctrine/id=147934/ COURT REVERSED OVER DEFINITION OF “PHOTOPLAY” IN COLUMBO CASE https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2022/b303161.html US COPYRIGHT OFFICE REJECTS PROPOSAL TO KEEP MECHANICAL ROYALTY FOR CDS AND DOWNLOADS UNCHANGED https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-copyright-royalty-board-rejects-proposal-to-keep-mechanical-royalty-on-discs-and-downloads-unchanged/ https://thetrichordist.com/2022/03/30/copyright-royalty-judges-reject-settlement-extending-freeze-on-physical-mechanicals/  https://thetrichordist.com/2022/04/04/whats-next-for-unfrozen-mechanicals-one-proposal/ PUBLICRESOURCE.ORG AND THE ABILITY TO  … Read more

Machines, Dark Horses, and Stolen Lyrics

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode143 – (view transcript) AI CANNOT BE AN AUTHOR WITH COPYRIGHT PRIVILEGES https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/21/22944335/us-copyright-office-reject-ai-generated-art-recent-entrance-to-paradise SCOTUS DETERMINES ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED TO INVALIDATE COPYRIGHT APPLICATION Unicolors, Inc v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP – SCOTUSblog  Justices require actual knowledge that application was erroneous to invalidate copyright filing – SCOTUSblog   https://casetext.com/statute/united-states-code/title-17-copyrights/chapter-4-copyright-notice-deposit-and-registration/section-411-registration-and-civil-infringement-actions https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/595/20-915/?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-02-25-us-supreme-court-a6e64f2a8d&utm_content=text-case-title-1 https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-you-don-t-know-can-t-hurt-you-4985104/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link https://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-supreme-court-reverses-ninth-circuit-holding-mistake-law-can-excuse-inaccurate https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-915_pol1.pdf RESTRICTION AGAINST TRUMP … Read more

Justice Breyer’s copyright legacy, legacy artists, and more.

EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode142 – (view transcript) LADY A TRADEMARK DISPUTE SETTLES (QUICK TAKE) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/lady-a-anita-white-lawsuit-dropped-1235085535/ https://completemusicupdate.com/article/lady-as-trademark-battle-is-over/ INSTAGRAM SERVER-TEST SUIT (Hunley v. Instagram) DISMISSED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND   https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/instagram-defeats-embedding-suit-1235087411/ CARDI B WINS DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST YOUTUBER https://completemusicupdate.com/article/cardi-b-wins-defamation-case-against-youtuber/ https://www.billboard.com/business/legal/cardi-b-wins-3-million-more-defamation-case-youtuber-1235022792/ Cardi B Wins Million-Dollar Libel Verdict Against YouTuber Tasha K – Billboard Cardi B Wins Million-Dollar Defamation Verdict Against YouTuber ttps://apple.news/ATSaadZaIQbWA3Ou_h7LXqg  … Read more