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

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