Author Archives: Gordon Firemark

Featuring real people in a fictional work – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com Fair Use – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlIXcqnVM50 Can you mention famous people in your book, play or movie? I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer entertainment law questions like this so you can take your career in entertainment to the next level. Continue Reading

Buck Rogers, Darfour Refugees, Thai Math Professors and more – Entertainment Law Update Podcast 73

  The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com Here’s what we talked about… Judge Rejects Film Producer’s Bid to Have Buck Rogers Character Declared in Public Domain Judge… Continue Reading

Consent Decrees, Sex Tapes, Klingons and Nude Scenes – ELU #72

  The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com Here’s what we talked about… 100 Percent Licensing: U.S. Copyright Office Argues New Proposal Threatens Song Owners’ Rights Erin Andrews… Continue Reading

Using short clips in educational video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com A fellow attorney wrote in with a question about using short film clips… Hi, I am Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered, where I take your entertainment law questions so you can take your career and business in entertainment to the next level. Stick Around for my answer. Continue Reading

Some advice for recording artists and labels

Some advice for recording artists and labels

If you’re a recording artist or a record company,  it’s important that you have everything in place to collect all of the revenues you’ve got coming.  All too often, however, artists leave out important pieces of the revenue jigsaw puzzle, by forgetting about foreign sound recording performance royalties. These royalties (which aren’t available under US Copyright… Continue Reading

Scalia, Prevailing Parties, Hurt Locker and more. Episode 71

  The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com Here’s what we talked about… Antonin Scalia Viewed Hollywood as “Foul-Mouthed Glitteratae,” But Wasn’t Entirely Unfriendly – Hollywood Reporter HAPPY… Continue Reading

Can I Name my Characters after Famous Characters from Old Book – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com Will you get in trouble if you name your characters after famous characters from an older book or film? Hi, I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your career to the next level. Continue Reading

Is Copyright Registration Required Before Licensing – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com Does a song have to be registered with the copyright office before you can obtain a license to use it in your film or other project? Hi, I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, so you can take your career to… Continue Reading

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