Music Modernization, Resale Royalties and more

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 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT – Summary Overview

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/senate-passes-copyright-bill-to-end-140-year-protection-for-old-songs/

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/09/19/music-modernization-act-older-recordings/

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/trump-signs-music-modernization-act-736185/

 

THE AMERICAN ROYALTIES TOO ACT OF 2018 

Does granting a resale royalty for visual artists undermine the first-sale doctrine?

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6868

https://news.artnet.com/opinion/kenny-schachter-on-banksy-at-sothebys-stunt-1372921

 

CALIFORNIA ENACTS STRONGEST NET NEUTRALITY PROTECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FILES SUIT

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-net-neutrality-california-signed-governor-jerry-brown-20180930-story.html

And Broadband groups sue California over this law.

https://www.law360.com/articles/1089130/broadband-groups-sue-to-block-calif-net-neutrality-law

       

SCOTUS CERT GRANTED: WHEN DOES COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION OCCUR?

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/scotus-will-decide-what-the-copyright-41704/

 

LED ZEPPELIN’S STAIRWAY TO A NEW TRIAL

Skidmore v. Led Zepplin

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/16-56057/16-56057-2018-09-28.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-09-29-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-ninth-circuit-ed638ef336&utm_content=text-case-title-1

https://www.forbes.com/sites/guymartin/2018/09/30/a-riff-too-far-led-zeppelins-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-infringement-acquittal-is-reversed/?utm_source=Newsletter%2BList&utm_campaign=a9c4c3e0b1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_09_06_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e18342425-a9c4c3e0b1-384867609#2132dc9977c2

https://ipbreakdown.com/blog/why-stairway-to-heaven-verdict-was-reversed/

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A TRADEMARK OWNER GOES UNDER?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliverherzfeld/2018/09/13/the-most-significant-unresolved-legal-issue-in-trademark-licensing/?utm_source=Newslinks&utm_campaign=8b224648ae-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_26_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_764896fc23-8b224648ae-397529001#6d8f4c732932

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e00e6db8-8b4a-4651-b0d4-f81546a9f4ef

 

HOW IS GRAFFITI LIKE A CHEERLEADER UNIFORM?

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/gm-can-t-dodge-graffiti-artists-lawsuit-car-ad-1145329?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2018-09-20%2007:09:09_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/full-speed-ahead-for-graffiti-artist-s-60277/

https://www.manatt.com/Manatt/media/Documents/Articles/Falkner-v-General-Motors-Company.pdf

NON UNION ORCHESTRAS FOR FILMS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada v. Paramount Pictures Corp., No. 16-55996 (9th Cir. 2018)

 

Is that THE big “O”?

   Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES   Olivia DeHaviland Update – California Supreme Court refuses to revive, so she’s takin’ it to the USSC https://www.lowelaw.com/california-supreme-court-puts-de-havilland-case-to-rest https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/actress-olivia-de-havilland-now-102-will-take-feud-supreme-court-1137142   JOHNNY DEPP WINS (AKA TERROR FROM THE DEPP) https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/depp-jacob-bloom-suit-wm.pdf (Depp’s complaint) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/johnny-depp-scores-big-win-lawsuit-lawyer-jake-bloom-1137977 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/johnny-depps-court-win-lawyers-question-handshake-contracts-1139459 (DECISION EMBEDDED, SCROLL DOWN)   … AND A FLIP FROM … Read moreIs that THE big “O”?

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