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Entertainment Law Update Episode 037 – Top Ten Stories of 2012

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231 In this Episode: Crystal Skull lawsuit Persian Barbie dispute Age of the Hobbits injunction Artist Sues EA over throwback Ravens uniform and our completely unscientific top-ten stories from 2012 Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online. Clio allows you… Continue Reading

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 036 – Faulkner, Einstein, Superman and talent managers…

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231 In this Episode: William Faulkner’s suit against Sony Pictures and Woody Allen; Warner Brothers has won an important victory in the Superman litigation, Albert Einstein’s likeness is now in the public domain, and a group representing talent managers is suing California officials over the state’s licensing statute for agents… Continue Reading

Episode 35 – Hot Dogs and Hot Topics

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231 In this Episode:  James Taylor sues WB Records  Gamblers prevail Using Brando’s likeness isn’t in “Vogue” for Madonna Copyright Term Extension – Again? Innocence of Muslims suit by actress “Franks Anatra” trademark denied. Please nominate us for a podcast award (in the ‘Business’ category) Entertainment Law Update is brought to… Continue Reading

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 34 – Publiciity, Politicians, Godfathers and more…

Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231 In this Episode: Burberry/Bogart case settled Marilyn Monroe Estate loses Right of Publicity Political Campaigns use of music at rallies Desparate Housewife Sheridan still desperate SEC Rulemaking to relax ban on general solicitations North Face Butt Face/South Butt contempt claim Paramount/Puzo Case over Godfather prequel novel Resale Royalties Act… Continue Reading

9th Circuit ruling could limit publication of private celebrity photos, videos, sex tapes.

Treacherous waters ahead for news media Things just got more treacherous for publishers and news organizations to run private photographs and videos of celebrities.    This week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Monge v. Maya Magazines  in which it addressed the question of whether a tabloid magazine  had the right… Continue Reading

Entertainment Law Update Podcast, Episode 33 – Cease and Desist, but nicely

      Call us with your feedback:(310) 243-6231 In this Episode: J. Geils Band Trademark Dispute Two Three’s Companys is a crowd Copyright Royalty Board unconsitutional Jack Daniels sends the sweetest cease and desist ever and more… Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by Clio, the best way to manage your practice online.… Continue Reading

Getting a tattoo? If you’re in the media you need to get the copyright too!

Things just got more complicated for on-camera folks who have tattoos, body art or other adornments. In the movie Hangover II, Ed Helms’ character wakes up with a replica of Mike Tyson’s facial, tribal-art inspired tattoo, created by a tattoo artist from Missouri, and comedy ensues.. but not for the film’s producers, who failed to… Continue Reading

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