Episode 82 – Copywrong | Don’t Say My Name | KinderCopying

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Sirius Battle Over Attorney Fees Follows Turtles’ Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Settlement

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sirius-battle-attorney-fees-follows-turtles-pre-72-sound-recordings-settlement-969387

https://www.scribd.com/document/337743480/Sirius-Response

https://www.scribd.com/document/337743410/Flo-Eddie-Reply

Related: Florida Supreme Court to hear Turtles copyright case

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170201/supreme-court-to-hear-turtles-copyright-case

Appeals Court Makes It Tougher for Content Companies to Sue Tech Services for Mass Piracy

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-makes-tougher-content-companies-sue-tech-services-mass-piracy-967386

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/02/another-loss-perfect-10-another-good-day-copyright-law

http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/01/23/15-55500.pdf

 

EFF to Court: Don’t Let the Right of Publicity Eat the Internet

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/eff-court-dont-let-right-publicity-eat-internet

Federal Court Basically Says It’s Okay To Copyright Parts Of Our Laws

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170203/00341736620/federal-court-basically-says-okay-to-copyright-parts-our-laws.shtml

http://www.entmedialaw.com/edition/daily-agent-reality-2017-02-14?open-article-id=6219372&article-title=in-blow-to-open-law–court-upholds-private-copyright-in-public-safety-laws&blog-domain=legaline.com&blog-title=media-law

 

DECISION

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS, et al.,  

v. PUBLIC.RESOURCE.ORG, INC.,

And AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, INC. et al.,

v. PUBLIC.RESOURCE.ORG, INC.,

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3443056/117-Opinion.pdf

Related:  http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2017/02/fastcase-refiles-federal-lawsuit-casemaker.html


Carl Malamud’s Public.Resource.org

 

U.S. Government’s Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier’s Family

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-governments-seizure-music-publishing-assets-draws-malaysian-financiers-family-975944

 

Federal Copyright Preemption Extends to Preempt State Laws Which Protect Material That Congress Expressly Declined to Protect Under Federal Copyright Law

 

Case: Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc. (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)

http://www.fr.com/fish-litigation/federal-copyright-preemption-extends-to-preempt-state-laws-which-protect-material-that-congress-expressly-declined-to-protect-under-federal-copyright-law-ultraflo-corp-v-pelican-tank-parts-inc/

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/2017/01/articles/trade-secrets-and-confidential-information/trade-secret-preemption-a-possible-defense-to-a-trade-secrets-claim/

 

University Rejection of Students’ Marijuana-Themed T-Shirt Violates First Amendment–Gerlich v. Leath

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2017/02/university-rejection-of-students-marijuana-themed-t-shirt-violates-first-amendment-gerlich-v-leath.htm

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/2017/02/this-is-not-norml-court-of-appeals.html

http://business.cch.com/ipld/GerlichLeath8Cir20170213.pdf (Decision)

 

(new filing) Author Who Turns Classics Into Children’s Books Is Sued

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/business/media/kinderguides-childrens-books-fredrik-colting.html?_r=0

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/author-sued-childrens-versions-breakfast-at-tiffanys-2001-a-space-odyssey-965924

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3381003-Classic-Books.html

 

Just for Fun…

Ellen DeGeneres Defeats Lawsuit Over Breast Pun–TiTi Pierce v. Warner Bros

https://feedly.com/i/entry/wgzDx4RYuh54bZalZlDFaP7wZ7Yv69B+Vu1TwIjRBvI=_15a52312b21:eddedd6:93371e27

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3qcXqC5g48KNE1fSzNSM1IwUmc/view (actual decision)

http://ipa.mp3yab.ir/img/1.jpg


Episode 81

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Supreme Court

At “Slants” Hearing, U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Offensive Trademarks (Tam v. lee)

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/lee-v-tam/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/at-slants-hearing-us-supreme-court-weighs-offensive-trademarks-965416

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2017/1/18/why-you-cant-trademark-the-presidents-name

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7661724/rock-band-the-slants-appear-before-supreme-court-to

Supreme Court Asked If DMCA Safe Harbors Apply to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-asked-dmca-safe-harbors-apply-pre-1972-sound-recordings-956725

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/capitol-records-llc-v-vimeo-llc/

 

Following Up…

New York Appeals Court reverses flo ‘n Eddie decision

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/new-york-appeals-court-reverses-big-decision-pre-1972-sound-recordings-957856

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2017/01/a-seismic-ruling-revisited-no-common-law-public-performance-rights-in-pre-1972-sound-recordings-in-new-york-flo-eddie-v-sirius.htm

IMDB Asks Court to enjoin enforcement of new California actor age censorship law

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/imdb-asks-court-prohibit-enforcement-actor-age-censorship-law-961283

SAG/AFTRA wants to join as defendant

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sag-aftra-wants-become-a-defendant-lawsuit-actors-ages-imdb-963080

State of California argument

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/california-defends-imdbs-challenge-actor-age-censorship-law-966443

 

Trademarks

‘Krusty’ Krab Restaurant violates Viacom’s “Spongebob rights

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-rules-krusty-krab-restaurant-violates-viacoms-spongebob-rights-963632

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3280027-Krusty-Opinion.html

 

Copyrights

Axanar fan-film, NOT Fair Use (Judge Finds), goes to jury (now settled)

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/axanar-isnt-fair-use-judge-finds-setting-stage-for-star-trek-copyright-trial/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-makes-big-ruling-sending-star-trek-fan-film-dispute-jury-trial-960703

(CBS, Paramount settle)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/cbs-paramount-settle-lawsuit-star-trek-fan-film-966433

 

Law Practice, Ethics, Etc.

Attorney ordered to identify deceased client in James Woods’ twitter defamation action

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/attorney-ordered-identify-dead-client-who-taunted-james-woods-twitter-960457

 

Dead Rockers Estates, Taxes and more…

Michael Jackson’s estate goes to trial over $1Billion tax bill

http://www.inquisitr.com/3814827/mj-songs-new-movie-michael-jackson-image-tax-trials-law-legal-despicable-me-3-thriller-irs-money/

Prince’s Estate Tax Bill Due This Week: Why It’s So Big and How It Could Have Been Avoided

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/7655363/princes-estate-tax-bill-due-this-week-why-its-so-big-and-how

Roc Nation, Tidal Challenge Authority of Administrator of Prince Estate

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/roc-nation-tidal-challenge-authority-administrator-princes-estate-963073


2016: The Year in Review – Episode 80

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https://popehat.com/tag/prenda-law/

And another lawyer discipline situation…

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-lawyer-who-battled-led-zeppelin-says-judges-conspired-suspend-him-956626

Flo and Eddie lose appeal in NY.  Proposed settlement reached with Sirius.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/new-york-appeals-court-reverses-big-decision-pre-1972-sound-recordings-957856

https://www.scribd.com/document/332615992/Flo-Eddie-Sirius-Proposed-Settlement

 

And Now…  Our year end round up of the big stories from 2016… In no particular order, and this is a totally un-scientifically compiled list…

Happy Birthday and other works into P.D.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/happy-birthday-song-officially-recognized-in-public-domain/

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/happy-birthday-is-public-domain-former-owner-warnerchapell-to-pay-14m/

http://www.law360.com/articles/797460/happy-birthday-journey-to-the-public-domain

https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/class-of-2017/

In episode 75 we discussed

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/this_song_is_our_song

  • Quick Take:  “Woodie Guthrie’s  “This Land is Your Land”   in P.D.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/rock-band-seeks-judicial-declaration-902573

  • Quick Take 2: “We Shall Overcome” and go into P.D.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lee-daniels-butler-involved-effort-904041

 

DOJ/ASCAP/BMI Consent Decree

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/08/10/the-mtp-podcast-the-consequences-of-dojs-new-rule-on-100-licensing-with-david-lowery-steve-winogradsky-and-chris-castle/

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/11/18/mtp-podcast-pallante-firing-doj-appeal-of-bmi-100-licensing-ruling-and-artist-advocacy/

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7573537/doj-appeal-bmi-consent-decree-decision-fractional-licensing

 

Kirtsaeng Ruling

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-rules-copyright-fee-903737

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-375_4f57.pdf (opinion)


LED Zeppelin


Actor Age confidentiality


Vid Angel

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-vidangel-threatens-legitimate-922111

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-piracy-lawsuit-features-disney-928626

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-accused-conspiracy-rid-market-910526

 

Prince’s death, estate, etc.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/30/prince-death-heirs-estate-family_n_11277332.html

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7556977/prince-estate-judge-rejects-claim

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7604488/prince-estate-company-overseeing-to-change

Zappa Family Dispute – You can have an estate plan and there are still disputes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-the-zappa-family-feud-w431684

 

Vimeo

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-gives-internet-service-903519

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d8070ae4-48d4-45ae-af3c-661e72cd1987/1/doc/14-1048_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d8070ae4-48d4-45ae-af3c-661e72cd1987/1/hilite/ (opinion)

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-asked-dmca-safe-harbors-apply-pre-1972-sound-recordings-956725 (UPDATE TO THE STORY)

 

Maria Pallante out at copyright office

http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/librarian-congress-reassigns-head-copyright

https://musictechpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/hayden-memo.pdf

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3179250/Pallante-Resignation-Letter-1.pdf

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/maria-pallantes-departure-copyright-office-what-means-why-matters-941249

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/10/25/and-your-little-dog-too-the-librarian-of-congress-give-us-a-lesson-in-constructive-termination/

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/11/07/wsj-crticizing-google-washington-copyright-coup/

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/12/05/us-copyrights-office-defend-maria-pallante/

https://www.copyright.gov/newsnet/2016/648.htmlLibrarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights

 

Supreme Court Docket

Dancing Baby

http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/65187/

Cheerleader
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdecherney/2016/10/31/the-supreme-court-grapples-with-the-meaning-of-fashion/#18843c977483

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2016/10/31/justices-struggle-with-cheerleader-uniform-case-that-holds-big-implications-for-fashion/#41644e603a62


Podcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79

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This episode was recorded live before an audience of fellow entertainment attorneys at
Texas CLE’s 2016 Entertainment Law Institute

Our guest panelist on this episode is Stan Soocher.

Stan Soocher

Stan Soocher

Stan is the long-time Editor In Chief of Entertainment Law and Finance, and a tenured Associated Professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado’s Denver Campus.  He’s an entertainment attorney, and an award winning music journalist, and the author of two books about lawsuits in the music industry.  Two years ago, he was the recipient of the State Bar of Texas’ Entertainment and Sports Law Section’s “Texas Star Award”.

Recent cases and stories we’re watching:

Maria Pallante “reassigned” at Library of Congress; Resigns

http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/librarian-congress-reassigns-head-copyright

https://musictechpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/hayden-memo.pdf

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3179250/Pallante-Resignation-Letter-1.pdf

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/maria-pallantes-departure-copyright-office-what-means-why-matters-941249

https://musictechpolicy.com/2016/10/25/and-your-little-dog-too-the-librarian-of-congress-give-us-a-lesson-in-constructive-termination/

 

(Quick update)  Lenz v. Universal:  Is Supreme Court Review in the cards?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-supreme-court-wants-governments-take-copyright-takedown-case-942425

 

Follow Up:  Studios Beat Lawsuit over lack of closed-captioning of songs in movies…

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-beat-lawsuit-captioning-933845

https://www.scribd.com/document/325831259/Hollywood-Captioning

 

Follow Up:  Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner Settles Lawsuit Over Hasbro’s Toy Hamster

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-news-anchor-harris-faulkner-935298

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151027/07151432647/fox-news-anchors-suit-over-toy-hamster-likeness-results-hilarious-point-by-point-hasbro-rebuttal.shtml (hasbro’s rebuttal to the initial complaint)

 

Quick Take:  Supreme Court to review “Slants” Disparaging Trademark Case

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/us-supreme-court-review-disparaging-933753

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7526352/rock-band-heads-to-us-supreme-court-over-review-of

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/09/29/supreme-court-will-hear-slants-trademark-case-which-is-directly-relevant-to-the-redskins-controversy/?utm_term=.d8d2d02fe22d

 

Abbott and Costello Heirs Lose Appeal Over Broadway Play’s Use of “Who’s on First” Routine

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/abbott-costello-heirs-lose-appeal-937178

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b2c46c5d-eb94-4726-ad88-a60d5dca951f/1/doc/16-134_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b2c46c5d-eb94-4726-ad88-a60d5dca951f/1/hilite/

 

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Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

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Lindsay Lohan Loses

The decision: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/3dseries/2016/2016_05942.htm

http://kotaku.com/court-throws-out-lindsay-lohans-grand-theft-auto-v-laws-1786058629

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7495416/lindsay-lohan-loses-grand-theft-auto-lawsuit?utm_source=twitter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lindsay-lohan-loses-grand-theft-925022

 

Paid Endorsements?  Are your disclosures in order?

Canada is cracking down on paid social media endorsements

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/advertising-standards-canada-social-media-endorsement-crackdown/

 

(Warners’ Fine to FTC)

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/07/warner-bros-settles-ftc-charges-it-failed-adequately-disclose-it

 

What is “For Profit”: Dutch Playboy in the EU

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/photos-dutch-playboy-model-spark-926701

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7503684/top-european-court-rules-linking-to-illegal-content

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=183124&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=755998 (the decision)

http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2016-09/cp160092en.pdf (press release)

Also – question about what is “commercial?  (Creative commons case involving Fedex)

https://creativecommons.org/2016/08/30/defending-noncommercial-uses-great-minds-v-fedex-office/

 

Further Policy Proposals in the EU

http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-copyright-proposals-expected-to-help-music-industry-fight-piracy-1473786140

http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-leaders-propose-new-copyright-communications-laws-1473850691

 

Actors may soon keep their ages confidential on entertainment job websites

Assembly Bill 1687: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1687

http://deadline.com/2016/09/jerry-brown-signs-law-requiring-age-info-removal-from-imdb-on-request-1201825810/

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-state-senate-acts-on-hollywood-age-1471300215-htmlstory.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/law-keep-actor-ages-imdb-924441

 

Vid Angel?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-vidangel-threatens-legitimate-922111

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-piracy-lawsuit-features-disney-928626

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-accused-conspiracy-rid-market-910526

 

Is it harder to register a Copyright now?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/monkey-selfie-photographer-blasts-petas-923074 * for context

http://www.copyright.gov/comp3/chap300/ch300-copyrightable-authorship.pdf

http://blog.ip.com/2008/07/when-the-copyright-office-hides-the-ball/

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140802/07535628090/copyright-office-rejected-my-attempt-to-copyright-tweet.shtml

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/logo-511262-mesa-copyright.html

 

Pokemon Go? (What have we unleashed?)

http://www.businessinsider.com/pidgeys-law-bill-aims-to-force-removal-of-pokestops-in-pokemon-go-2016-8

http://www.techspot.com/news/65984-michigan-couple-pokmon-go-turned-neighborhood-nightmare-sues.html

http://www.cnet.com/news/french-town-wants-to-bid-adieu-to-pokemon-go/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CNETAsiaLastest+%28CNET+Asia+Latest%29

http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/pokemon-go-class-action-lawsuit-trespassing-1201829627/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/pokemon-go-sparks-5m-class-916722

https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/01/third-party-pokemon-go-tracking-services-get-shut-down/

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/1554300/lawyers-have-found-a-new-way-to-cash-in-on-pokemon-go

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/07/11/what-happens-when-pokemon-go-turns-your-home-into-a-gym/ (example of person who’s property was marked as a gym)

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/10/pokemon-go-armed-robbers-dead-body (instance of mugging using the app)

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/pokemon-go-google-account-access/ (re: privacy issue)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/holocaust-museum-to-visitors-please-stop-catching-pokemon-here/ (re: Holocaust Museum)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnE5yTbXYAAsoPF.jpg (associated image for Holocaust Museum*)

 

BMI/ASCAP

THE CONSENT DECREE: http://www.bmi.com/pdfs/advocacy/usa_v_bmi_opinion_2016_09_16.pdf

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7502851/bmi-again-tops-1-billion-in-collections-breaks-record (how much they collected)

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7510225/songwriting-group-sues-department-of-justice-over

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/th{}}]r-esq/bmi-rate-court-judge-rules-929770

http://www.bmi.stfi.re/news/entry/bmi_prevails_over_doj_in_consent_decree_dispute?sf=vkzdwjo

http://www.musicweek.com/publishing/read/mixed-response-to-bmi-s-100-licensing-court-victory/066026

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