Mockumentaries, Downloads, Licenses, and First Sales


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In this Episode:

  • follow ups
  • Letterman v. Phoenix?
  • Naked Cowpersons
  • Eminem wins on downloads
  • ASCAP Loses on downloads
  • MADONNA not the only material girl
  • Ivi, Inc. says it doesn’t need a license for tv rebroadcasts
  • Righthaven: Troll or Defender?
  • Vernor v. Autodesk – is the first sale doctrine dead?

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Copyrights, trademarks, fair use and net profit suits

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In this Episode:

  • Follow Ups:  Justin Bieber; Tenenbaum, Kate Plus 8
  • Fleeting Expletives
  • JayZ wins
  • A few Fair Use cases
  • Copyrights, Trademark cases
  • Some BIG wins for plaintiffs in profit participation suits.

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YouTube, Hurt Locker, Idea Theft & More

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In this Episode:

  • Follow up on Hot News
  • Viacom loses suit against YouTube.
  • Hurt Locker Suit(s)
  • Idea Theft
  • Tribute Band Names
  • Celebrity Rights of publicity

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Hot News.

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In this Episode:

  • Ethics and the non-practicing attorney… a long tail
  • Zorro draws its sword against M&M candies
  • “Free Scooter!” cries Justin Bieber.
  • Dramatic vs. Non-Dramatic rights in musical works
  • Ride-along producer : Ride-along defendant?
  • Bryant v. Media Right, Orchard
  • Arista v. Lime Group
  • Hot News Misappropriation

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Use the force, big boy, and watch out for Beyonce’s undies.

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  • Intellectual Property protection of movie memorabilia, replicas, etc.
  • Big trouble over Big Boy statue
  • Avatar, Hurt Locker draw the inevitable lawsuits
  • Beyonce’s underwear gets designer’s panties in a twist.
  • and, more…

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Olympic trademarks, album integrity, and more.

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  • Quick Takes
  • IP and the Olympics
  • Sculptural works, photographs and subsequent uses
  • Album Integrity in the age of digital downloads

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