Shiver me Timbers

Shiver me Timbers

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/115

  • CONSENT DECREES SET TO EXPIRE
  • CASE ACT PASSES HOUSE FLOOR
  • FOLLOW-UP LIGHTNING ROUND
  • JOHNNY DEPP SETTLES-A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR LAWYERS
  • TAYLOR SWIFT SHAKE IT OFF LAWSUIT CONTINUES AFTER APPELLATE REVIVAL
  • FOLLOW-UP: MARC JACOBS CANT’ DODGE NIRVANA’S LAWSUIT
  • FOLLOW-UP: REDBOX GIVES UP AGAINST DISNEY DOWNLOAD CODES 
  • FOLLOW-UP: NETFLIX WINS NARCOS CASE AGAINST JOURNALIST 
  • 2020: THE YEAR OF THE DEFAMATION CASE
  • COVINGTON TEEN’S DEFAMATION LAWSUIT CONTINUES
  • JOY REED WINS HER MAGA DEFAMATION LAWSUIT
  • CNN, ROLLING STONE AND HUFFINGTON POST-JOE ARPAIO(NOT A FELON, BUT SAYING HE WAS ISN’T DEFAMATION)
  • PSA: UNCLAIMED ROYALTIES SYMPOSIUM  (FOR DC AREA COLLEAGUES)
  • PSA: USPTO WARNS LAWYERS TO  SAFEGUARD AGAINST IMPROPER USE OF IDENTITY
  • PSA: ARBITRATORS HAVE TO DISCLOSE PRIOR RELATIONSHIPS (ENERGY DRINK LAWSUIT HAS IMPACT ON ENTERTAINMENT ARBITRATION)
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
  • MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT THREATENS FLO AND EDDIE LAWSUIT AGAINST PANDORA.
  • REMINDER: THE PUBLIC DOMAIN CASES HAVE BEEN GRANTED CERT(GEORGIA PUBLIC RESOURCE.ORG)
  • QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE 
  • NCAA CLEARS WAY FOR ATHLETES TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF NAME AND LIKENESS
  • INFLUENCER GUIDELINES UPDATED (TIE INTO NCAA) 

I have a new podcast for showbiz professionals!

A few weeks ago, I quietly began releasing episodes of a new podcast, called More, Better, Faster! Success Strategies for Show Business Professionals.
Today, I released the 11th episode, featuring conversation with Financial expert, Cortlon Cofield, in which we discussed some common financial mistakes creative folks make, and some tips to get set up for success… Check it out, and subscribe.

Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year. the entertainment industry, in particular, goes pretty quiet at this time of the year.

A few to-dos

So, before the holidays really start getting in the way, here are a few to-do items you might consider to make sure your business hits the ground running in the New Year.

Protect your intellectual property

For many of us, especially those in Entertainment and Media, intellectual property like Copyrights and Trademarks are our primary, most valuable assets.

Yet many folks, individuals and businesses alike, neglect taking the important (and relatively simple) steps necessary to protect these assets against loss by infringement, dilution or downright theft.

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Oldies and Goodies

Oldies and Goodies

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/114 California Governor signs two controversial bills affecting entertainment and sports BILLIONS LAWSUIT BEATEN BY SHOWTIME  ORAL ARGUMENTS HELD in LED ZEPPELIN STAIRWAY… Continue Reading

It’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

It’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/113 Yamashita v. Scholastic Inc., No. 17-1957 (2d Cir. 2019) Illegal Streaming Services Prompt Multiple Indictments (Conspiracy -– Criminal Copyright)  Barack Obama’s Production Company Runs… Continue Reading

Dark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

Dark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/112 Here’s what we talked about.. KATY PERRY LOSES DARK HORSE CASE  Gigi Hadid beats Instagram copyright lawsuit  Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle (Stored Artwork… Continue Reading

Gordon Firemark named among the Best Lawyers in America

For the fourth year in a row, Gordon Firemark has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Entertainment Law – Theater. “I’m grateful for this recognition. It really validates what I’ve been doing” says Gordon who describes his mission as Helping Entertainment Professionals Realize Their Dreams. Gordon Firemark’s… Continue Reading

The Trouble with Tunes – approaches to using music in podcasts (Podcast Movement 2019)

Thursday afternoon, I’ll be presenting my talk at Podcast Movement in Orlando. I’ll be outlining the various ways in which music can be used by podcasters, where the music may come from, and the complex web of copyright and licensing issues that have historically made using commercial music both difficult and costly. Then, I’ll sound… Continue Reading

States’ Liability for copyright infringement

States’ Liability for copyright infringement

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/111 Here’s what we talked about.. VIDANGEL POSTMORTEM TRUMP CAN’T BLOCK ON TWITTER TEXAS APPEAL COURT: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BUT SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY. (TIE TO… Continue Reading

Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

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/FUCT Here’s what we talked about.. Iancau v. Brunetti-SCOTUS Continue Reading

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