Greatest Hits from 100 episodes

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   PART I-CURRENT NEWS: COPYRIGHT OVER LAWS, IT’S STILL AN ISSUE: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/win-public-right-know-court-vacates-injunction-against-publishing-law https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/cadc/17-7035/17-7035-2018-07-17.html   CONSENT DECREES COMMENT PERIOD: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-dept-reviewing-movie-licensing-restrictions-books-decades-1131827 https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-opens-review-paramount-consent-decrees https://variety.com/2018/politics/news/consent-decrees-department-of-justice-1202893374/ https://www.justice.gov/atr/paramount-decree-review     EMPIRE LAWSUIT GETS REVIVED: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/was-it-racist-a-judge-dismiss-a-copyright-lawsuit-targeting-foxs-empire-1131906   Greatest Hits – Important Cases The Slants Matal v. Tam.   Kirtsaeng (I&II) Kirtsaeng … Read moreGreatest Hits from 100 episodes

The Weird Decisions Episode

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   Rapid Fire: DISNEY’S CAUTIONARY CASE MOVES FORWARD: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-allows-copyright-claims-technology-used-disneys-avengers-1121061 IN OTHER NEWS… REN VENTURES  HAS SUFFERED A DEFEAT (follow-up summary judgement) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/star-wars-card-game-app-lawsuit-produces-copyright-win-lucasfilm-1124414 BLURRED LINES: THE APPEALS SAID NO https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-wont-rehear-blurred-lines-case-1126253 https://ipbreakdown.com/blog/blurred-lines-the-ninth-circuits-opinion-is-slightly-less-crazy/ Compare – ED SHEERAN SUED BY MARVIN GAYE Investment Banker owning publishing rights – … Read moreThe Weird Decisions Episode

Pimpin’, Puppets, and “The Rant”

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   FOLLOW UP: COPPERFIELD NOT LIABLE (Just 3 sentences should do) https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/jury-finds-claims-against-david-copperfield-unfounded-in-slip-and-fall-case/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/05/30/david-copperfield-trial-jury-finds-magician-negligent-but-not-liable/654626002/   KRUSTY KRAB FOLLOW UP, YES, IT IS PROTECTED (SORRY SABBAC) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/viacoms-victory-spongebob-restaurant-dispute-upheld-by-appeals-court-1114196 https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca5/17-20334/17-20334-2018-05-22.html https://openjurist.org/752/f2d/145/conan-properties-inc-v-conans-pizza-inc (cited case of Conan the Barbarian) https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/658/76/50700/ (cited case for the General Lee)   TO BOLDLY GO … Read morePimpin’, Puppets, and “The Rant”

Music Modernization, Magic Tricks and More

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2018/4/27/the-music-modernization-act-passes-the-house-and-includes-the-classics-act?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook https://musicrow.com/2018/05/music-modernization-act-introduced-in-senate-2/   COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION (UPDATE) http://www.grammy.com/advocacy/news/house-judiciary-committee-approves-music-modernization-act http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/387747-smokey-robinson-leads-calls-for-copyright-reform-in-senate https://youtube.com/watch?v=HUXqTtCX2D4   COPPERFIELD SECRET EXPOSED IN LAWSUIT https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/04/18/a-david-copperfield-trick-allegedly-injured-a-participant-its-secret-was-just-exposed-in-court/   COACHELLA, BEYCHELLA, WHY “-CHELLA” CONTINUES TO BE A TRADEMARK ISSUE http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-coachella-trademark-20180405-story.html http://www.brandchannel.com/2018/04/15/coachella-trademark-beyonce-beychella/   DRE … Read moreMusic Modernization, Magic Tricks and More

Copyright Misuse, Motion Capture and more.

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   Disney Misused ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen’ Copyrights, Says Judge (in Redbox Case) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/disney-misused-star-wars-frozen-copyrights-says-judge-1086876 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4383824-Disney-Redbox.html https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/judge-slaps-down-disney-effort-to-stop-resale-of-star-wars-download-codes/ http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43154671   (follow up) Taylor Swift Wins Legal Battle Over ‘Shake It Off’ https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2018/02/20/taylor-swift-wins-legal-battle-over-shake-it-off/#1a29510e40d3   John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. DRK Photo, No. 15-1134 (2d Cir. 2018) https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/15-1134/15-1134-2018-02-16.html … Read moreCopyright Misuse, Motion Capture and more.