Who owns the cover art for a novel? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

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Who owns the cover art for a novel?

Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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2017 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 92

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.. Breaking News:​ 2nd Circuit affirms lower court ruling against 100% licensing. GRONKING TO REMEMBER (FOLLOW UP) BIG… Continue Reading

Curiously Curious – Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 91

Curiously Curious – Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 91

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/91. Here’s what we talked about.. QUICK FOLLOW UP: COMIC-CON SIRIUS XM RULING: FLORIDA DOESN’T DO PERFORMANCE RIGHTS FOX WINS ON EMPIRE TRADEMARK… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.

I want to take a few moments to wish all of my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude. Personally, I am blessed with a marvelous family.  My  beautiful wife, three wonderful… Continue Reading

Episode 90 – Going’ Bananas!

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com. 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. Here’s what we talked about.. GRINCH PLAYWRIGHT DENIED ATTORNEY FEES COMIC-CON TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT FILMCHELLA RULING IS IN – Music… Continue Reading

Contracts must prohibit sexual harassment in the entertainment workplace.

Contracts must prohibit sexual harassment in the entertainment workplace.

It’s a tragedy that the headline of this story even needed to be written.  But it did.  Desperately. By now, we’ve all heard about the truly despicable behavior of some hollywood heavyweights. Men in power abusing that power to take advantage of, demean and humiliate women. And we’re learning just how persuasive this kind of… Continue Reading

Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss

Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seuss

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com. 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. Here’s what we talked about.. 1 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD URGES JUDGE TO SAVE AGE-CENSORSHIP LAW TO COMBAT RAMPANT BIAS 2… Continue Reading

Register your DMCA Agent by December 31 or risk losing your “safe-harbor” protection against copyright infringement lawsuits.

Earlier this year, the copyright office finalized the plan to modernize the process for registering your DMCA Agent.  Registration offers important protections for all operators of online service providers.  This includes you if you have a website, blog, podcast or other online presence.  Operators of sites with a registered DMCA Agent can benefit from a “safe… Continue Reading

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