Category Archives: Entertainment Law

Puzzle Cases and Puzzling rulings – Episode 77

  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… Plaintiff appeals ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright verdict (Update: denied fees) LeBron James Tattoo Thrown Out… Continue Reading

Using Celebrity Guests’ Photos to Promote an Interview Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: http://firemark.com Matt has a question about promoting his podcast episodes with images of his celebrity guests. I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I provide answers to common legal questions, so you can take your career and business in entertainment to the next level… Continue Reading

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

[no_toc] The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts. After practicing entertainment law for nearly 25 years, I’ve noticed a disconcerting trend in deals with major studios and networks. That trend is toward expanding the scope of a Right of First Refusal and First Negotiation clause(s) in such a way… Continue Reading

Stairway to Heaven, Copyright Small Claims, Tattoo T-Shirt & DOJ Ruling – Episode 76

  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… Led Zeppelin Ruling – No infringement 2 Is there a Small Claims Copyright Court in… Continue Reading

Having a Character in a Play Sing a Song (Grand Rights) – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: http://firemark.com Elizabeth wrote in with a question about having a character in her play sing a song… I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I provide answers to common legal questions, so you can take your career and business in entertainment to the next level… Continue Reading

Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge – ELU 75

  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… Quick Follow up on Dead Celebrities More Songs IN Public Domain Supreme Court Fee Shifting… Continue Reading

Drones and Dead Rockers. Special guest: Enrico Schaefer – Episode 74

  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… DRONE LAW 2 Special Guest: Enrico Schaefer 3 Prince’s death;  Review of his legal influences… 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

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