Entertainment Law Update Podcast, Episode 40

Entertainment Law Update Podcast, Episode 40

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In this Episode:

  •  YouTube wins again
  •  Photographer can sell reprints
  •  IMDB Prevails over actress in age disclosure case
  •  Veoh service is legal
  • and more…

 

 

 

SHOW NOTES

YouTube Again Beats Viacom’s Massive Copyright Infringement Lawsuit:

(Last discussed in ELU039, March 29, 2013)

LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-youtube-prevails-copyright-suit-viacom-20130418,0,5832848.story

THResq:

www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/youtube-again-beats-viacoms-massive-442233

 

Viacom Intl., et. al. v. YouTube, Inc., et. al. – S.D.N.Y. Decision for YouTube – Apr. 18, 2013

 

Judge Rules William Eggleston Can Clone His Own Work, Rebuffing Angry Collector:

(Last discussed in ELU030, April 29, 2012)

Blouin Art Info: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/885054/judge-rules-william-eggleston-can-clone-his-own-work-rebuffing

Center for Art Law: http://www.itsartlaw.com/2013/04/in-sobel-v-eggleston-limited-edition-is.html

 

Sobel v. Eggleston – S.D.N.Y. decision for Eggleston – March 28, 2013

 

 

Appropriation art alive and well after Second Circuit ruling in Cariou v. Prince:

(Last discussed in ELU019, April 8, 2011)

IP Intelligence Report: http://www.ipintelligencereport.com/2013/04/25/appropriation-art-alive-and-well-after-second-circuit-ruling-in-cariou-v-prince/

Decision: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/5da8dc66-179e-4dc0-94cc-09e213bfffe3/1/doc/11-1197_complete_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/5da8dc66-179e-4dc0-94cc-09e213bfffe3/1/hilite/

 

Cariou v. Prince – 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the denial of an injunction against Aereo – April 1, 2013

 

 

Patrick Cariou’s photograph from Yes Rasta on left, Prince’s version on the right.

 

Personal Audio LLC Podcast Patent Suit filed Against CBS Corp. and NBC Universal Media:

(Last discussed in ELU038, February 19, 2013)

Mandour & Associates: http://www.californiapatentattorney.pro/2013/04/cbs-and-nbc-sued-in-podcasting-patent-infringement-cases.html

PRWeb: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10655478.htm

CBS Complaint: http://www.scribd.com/doc/135451057/Personal-Audio-v-CBS

 

Personal Audio, LLC v. CBS Corp.; Personal Audio, LLC v. NBC Universal – E.D.T.X. – Filed April 11, 2013

The Georgia Supreme Court recognizes a claim for misappropriation of likeness:

Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=ce014723-1152-474a-806f-a6248ff431d8

 

Bullard v. MRA Holding, LLC – Supreme Court of Georgia decision for Bullard – March 28, 2013

 

Joe Francis Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in February so Joe Francis can avoid 2 Million debt to vegas mogul Steve Wynn http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2013/02/28/girls-gone-wild-files-for-bankruptcy/

 

Julie Taymor and ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producers Finally Reach Settlement:

(Last discussed in ELU038, February 19, 2013)

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/julie-taymor-spider-man-turn-436846

 

Taymor v. Eight Legged Productions – Settlement – April 10, 2013

 

 

Universal Music Asks Court To Rehear Veoh Case Yet Again:

(Last discussed in ELU039, March 29, 2013)

Techdirt: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130405/16085022605/veoh-still-not-dead-enough-universal-music-asks-court-to-rehear-case-yet-again.shtml

Petition for Rehearing: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/681152-veohpetition4rehearing.html

 

UMG Recordings, et. al. v. Shelter Capital Partners, LLC, et. al. – 9th Circuit Court of Appeals petition for rehearing – April 4, 2013

 

 

Designer Denied Say in Louboutin Mark Change:

Courthouse News: http://www.entlawdigest.com/2013/03/13/2220.htm

 

Original case was Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America Holding, Inc. – Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling denying Louboutin’s motion to bar amendment of their trademark – March 8, 2013

Aereo Beats Broadcasters in Big Appellate Ruling:

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-beats-broadcasters-big-appellate-431988

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tv-broadcasters-petition-aereo-rehearing-440428

 

WNET, et. al. v. Aereo, Inc. – 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the denial of an injunction against Aereo – April 1, 2013

 

ReDigi Loses Suit Over Reselling of Digital Music:

The Order: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133451611/Redigi-Capitol

N.Y. Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/business/media/redigi-loses-suit-over-reselling-of-digital-music.html?_r=0

 

Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi, Inc. – S.D.N.Y. summary judgment granted in favor of Capitol Records – March 30, 2013

 

Jury finds in favor of IMDb in case brought by actress over published age:

Internet Cases: http://blog.internetcases.com/2013/04/12/jury-finds-in-favor-of-imdb-in-case-broght-by-actress-over-published-age/

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/imdb-wins-lawsuit-actress-age-437828

NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/jury-rejects-actress-imdb-lawsuit-article-1.1314760

IMDB Privacy Agreement: http://pro.imdb.com/about/privacy

 

Hoang v. IMDb.com – W.D.Wash. jury verdict for IMDb.com – April 11, 2013

 

Spinner v. American Broadcasting Company:

JDSupra: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ipentertainment-law-weekly-case-update-76104/#a424c8758-22d6-4754-93f1-929fa674bbc1

 

Spinner v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. – CA Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate District affirms summary judgement in favor of ABC – March 8, 2013 (published April 5, 2013)

 

 

Other Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Tamera’s article about Pre-1972 Recordings under the DMCA. http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/pre-72-sound-recordings-not-subject-to-dmca/

YouTube Again Beats Viacom’s Massive Copyright Infringement Lawsuit:

(Last discussed in ELU039, March 29, 2013)

LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-youtube-prevails-copyright-suit-viacom-20130418,0,5832848.story

THResq:

www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/youtube-again-beats-viacoms-massive-442233

Viacom Intl., et. al. v. YouTube, Inc., et. al. – S.D.N.Y. Decision for YouTube – Apr. 18, 2013

Judge Rules William Eggleston Can Clone His Own Work, Rebuffing Angry Collector:

(Last discussed in ELU030, April 29, 2012)

Blouin Art Info: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/885054/judge-rules-william-eggleston-can-clone-his-own-work-rebuffing

Center for Art Law: http://www.itsartlaw.com/2013/04/in-sobel-v-eggleston-limited-edition-is.html

Sobel v. Eggleston – S.D.N.Y. decision for Eggleston – March 28, 2013

Appropriation art alive and well after Second Circuit ruling in Cariou v. Prince:

(Last discussed in ELU019, April 8, 2011)

IP Intelligence Report: http://www.ipintelligencereport.com/2013/04/25/appropriation-art-alive-and-well-after-second-circuit-ruling-in-cariou-v-prince/

Decision: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/5da8dc66-179e-4dc0-94cc-09e213bfffe3/1/doc/11-1197_complete_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/5da8dc66-179e-4dc0-94cc-09e213bfffe3/1/hilite/

Cariou v. Prince – 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the denial of an injunction against Aereo – April 1, 2013

Patrick Cariou’s photograph from Yes Rasta on left, Prince’s version on the right.

Personal Audio LLC Podcast Patent Suit filed Against CBS Corp. and NBC Universal Media:

(Last discussed in ELU038, February 19, 2013)

Mandour & Associates: http://www.californiapatentattorney.pro/2013/04/cbs-and-nbc-sued-in-podcasting-patent-infringement-cases.html

PRWeb: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10655478.htm

CBS Complaint: http://www.scribd.com/doc/135451057/Personal-Audio-v-CBS

Personal Audio, LLC v. CBS Corp.; Personal Audio, LLC v. NBC Universal – E.D.T.X. – Filed April 11, 2013

The Georgia Supreme Court recognizes a claim for misappropriation of likeness:

Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=ce014723-1152-474a-806f-a6248ff431d8

Bullard v. MRA Holding, LLC – Supreme Court of Georgia decision for Bullard – March 28, 2013

Joe Francis Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in February so Joe Francis can avoid 2 Million debt to vegas mogul Steve Wynn http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2013/02/28/girls-gone-wild-files-for-bankruptcy/

Julie Taymor and ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producers Finally Reach Settlement:

(Last discussed in ELU038, February 19, 2013)

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/julie-taymor-spider-man-turn-436846

Taymor v. Eight Legged Productions – Settlement – April 10, 2013

Universal Music Asks Court To Rehear Veoh Case Yet Again:

(Last discussed in ELU039, March 29, 2013)

Techdirt: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130405/16085022605/veoh-still-not-dead-enough-universal-music-asks-court-to-rehear-case-yet-again.shtml

Petition for Rehearing: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/681152-veohpetition4rehearing.html

UMG Recordings, et. al. v. Shelter Capital Partners, LLC, et. al. – 9th Circuit Court of Appeals petition for rehearing – April 4, 2013

Designer Denied Say in Louboutin Mark Change:

Courthouse News: http://www.entlawdigest.com/2013/03/13/2220.htm

Original case was Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America Holding, Inc. – Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling denying Louboutin’s motion to bar amendment of their trademark – March 8, 2013

Aereo Beats Broadcasters in Big Appellate Ruling:

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-beats-broadcasters-big-appellate-431988

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tv-broadcasters-petition-aereo-rehearing-440428

WNET, et. al. v. Aereo, Inc. – 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the denial of an injunction against Aereo – April 1, 2013

ReDigi Loses Suit Over Reselling of Digital Music:

The Order: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133451611/Redigi-Capitol

N.Y. Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/business/media/redigi-loses-suit-over-reselling-of-digital-music.html?_r=0

Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi, Inc. – S.D.N.Y. summary judgment granted in favor of Capitol Records – March 30, 2013

Jury finds in favor of IMDb in case brought by actress over published age:

Internet Cases: http://blog.internetcases.com/2013/04/12/jury-finds-in-favor-of-imdb-in-case-broght-by-actress-over-published-age/

THResq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/imdb-wins-lawsuit-actress-age-437828

NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/jury-rejects-actress-imdb-lawsuit-article-1.1314760

IMDB Privacy Agreement: http://pro.imdb.com/about/privacy

Hoang v. IMDb.com – W.D.Wash. jury verdict for IMDb.com – April 11, 2013

Spinner v. American Broadcasting Company:

JDSupra: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ipentertainment-law-weekly-case-update-76104/#a424c8758-22d6-4754-93f1-929fa674bbc1

Spinner v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. – CA Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate District affirms summary judgement in favor of ABC – March 8, 2013 (published April 5, 2013)

Other Resources mentioned in this episode:

Tamera’s article about Pre-1972 Recordings under the DMCA. http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/pre-72-sound-recordings-not-subject-to-dmca/

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