Scalia, Prevailing Parties, Hurt Locker and more.

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES Antonin Scalia Viewed Hollywood as “Foul-Mouthed Glitteratae,” But Wasn’t Entirely Unfriendly – Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/antonin-scalia-viewed-hollywood-as-865334   HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLASS ACTION  SETTLED http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-music-pays-14-million-863120 http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-happy-birthday-lawsuit-settlement-public-domain-20160208-story.html https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2706567-Birthday-Settlmemo.html   ATTORNEYS FEES – Blurred Lines and Kirtsaeng Robin Thicke’s Attorney Argues $3.5M Fee Award in “Blurred Lines” Case Would Set Bad Precedent – Hollywood Reporter Supreme … Read more

Big Fees, Strikeouts and Disparaging Brands

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES  Webcasting Rates http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/dc-sets-new-webcasting-rates-849669   Marvin Gaye Estate Wants $3.4 Million for attorneys’ fees and Expenses http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-marvin-gaye-family-854928 Entertainment Law Update is brought to you, in part by the good folks at Clio, the best cloud-based practice management solution. Click the logo below to receive a free trial, and 25% discount on your … Read more

2015 year in review

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES Santa Claus is Coming to Town ruling In October , as we reported in Episode 67 of the show… the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that rights to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” the all-time most performed holiday song, will revert to the heirs of J. Fred Coots.   … Read more

Much Ado About Lots Of Things.

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES In Episode 66, we talked about the major ruling by the 9th circuit in the Lenz v. Universal Case…. Not much to talk about here, except to mention that Universal has asked the 9th Circuit to re-hear the case en banc. Jay Z Wins Copyright Case Because Plaintiff Did Not Have … Read more

Holy Batmobiles!

[TheChamp-Sharing]   SHOW NOTES Let’s get in some stretching to warm up as we start our rundown… Bikram Yoga – copyright can’t protect sequence of moves: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2015/10/08/13-55763.pdf http://www.therecorder.com/home/id=1202739359850/Yoga-Cant-Be-Copyrighted-Appeals-Court-Rules?mcode=1202617075062&curindex=4&back=NY&slreturn=20150913193027 http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=05d27527-2d85-40cd-9e87-eaae8b417143 http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2013/01/04/bikram-yoga-protected-by-trademark-not-copyright-its-hot?rq=yoga https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?q=bikram+yoga&hl=en&as_sdt=6,44&as_ylo=2015&case=6835552009231999996&scilh=0 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/09/dog-eat-downward-dog-bikram-yoga-founder-cant-copyright-sequence-of-poses-court-says/ Is Teaching Yoga in public schools an Establishment Clause violation?  Court says no. https://ireact.haynesboone.com/rs/vm.ashx?ct=24F76F1ED2EB42A9CCDD89ACD3249418D5F355B2DF8E0BD15EE5636069FFCB1CDB7A3A9C3      http://lawweb2009.law.villanova.edu/sportslaw/?p=2903 (fast) It must be an election year… Donald … Read more

Recorded before a studio audience: Fair Use, Happy Birthday, Monkey Selfie and more

In This episode of the podcast, attorneys Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennett discuss recent decisions and cases dealing with:

Happy Birthday copyright invalidated
Fair Use rights expanded in “Dancing Baby” case
And more…