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You Can’t Copyright the Law

You Can’t Copyright the Law

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/121

  • SUPREME COURT: GEORGIA v PUBLIC RESOURCE, Inc. Public Resource WINS, NO ONE CAN COPYRIGHT THE LAW
  • BLACKBEARD POSTMORTEM – SENATE APPROACHING NEW LITIGATION EFFORTS
  • NEW YORK DISTRICT CASE DISMISSES GRAFFITI ARTIST CLAIM
  • SUPREME COURT: WILLFULNESS NOT NEEDED FOR DISGORGEMENT
  • SECOND CIRCUIT LIMITS COPYRIGHT DAMAGES TO THREE YEARS PRIOR TO SUIT
  • EVERLY V. EVERLY
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
  • QUINCY JONES VICTORY WIPED OUT BY APPELLATE COURT
  • WRITER’S GUILD LAWSUIT FAILS TO MOVE FORWARD
  • NIKE WINS HANDILY IN COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT
  • WARNER BROTHERS LOSES DUMBLEDORE URL
  • JERRY SEINFELD WINS COMEDIANS IN CARS LAWSUIT IN APPEALS
  • COURT DEEMS THERE IS NO REPORTER’S PRIVILEGE IN RETRACTING STORIES
April Quarantine Edition

April Quarantine Edition

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/120

  • RIAA SUED OVER SONGS IT DIDN’T HAVE RIGHTS TO (WOOPS! WE DIDN’T OWN THAT)
  • YES NBA2K, YOU CAN USE THAT TATTOO 
  • YES, ACTIVISION CAN USE THE HUMVEES IN THEIR GAMES
  • SUBLICENSE SECTION
  • FIRST CIRCUIT RECOGNIZES SUBLICENSES FOR COPYRIGHT WITH LIGHTBULBS 
  • INSTAGRAM WINS LICENSING (PRACTICE POINTER)
  • BURBANK SHOW CHOIR PREVAILS ON FAIR USE IN 9TH CIRCUIT
  • SCOTUS RULES THAT BUT-FOR CAUSATION REQUIRED FOR CONTRACT DISCRIMINATION
  • ROBIN WILLIAMS CHANNEL: DOES IT VIOLATE HIS WISHES?
  • What’s Up with John Krasinski and his SGN TRADEMARK APP?
  • Free Speech Round Up Quick Take:
  • Alex Jones Loses Appeal
  • Coal Executive moves forward on his lawsuit
  • Judge Cites Acosta when Ruling Against Trump
  • Washington group sues Fox News for COVID-19 Coverage 
  • COVID-19 LIGHTNING ROUND
  • Stub hub sued for changing refund policy.
  • COPYRIGHT OFFICE COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Free Online Training for Digital Entrepreneurs

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REGISTER NOW for the May 2nd Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp

REGISTER NOW for the May 2nd Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp

On May 2nd I will be holding my Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp. The workshop, will be conducted online, so you can attend and participate from the comfort of your home, office or studio. This half-day, intensive hands-on workshop is for podcasters who are serious about podcasting as a business (or as part of another… Continue Reading

Achieve More, Better, Faster

As you know, I love to help creatives and business folk in all fields… film, tv, theatre, podcasting, online/digital business, or whatever, to forge their paths forward to bigger, better, accomplishments, as quickly as you can imagine. I do this through: One-on-one coaching (sign up for a discovery call to learn how this works​https://firemark.as.me/Discover) Group Coaching (click… Continue Reading

Resources to help during Covid-19 Crisis

(no, I don’t have a secret resource for T.P.) But here are a few useful links.: ​The Freelancer’s Guide to The CARES Act: New Funds and Benefits (from my friend and client Abbey Woodcock) ​What freelancers need to know about the coronavirus​ ​Where entertainment industry workers can go for help (LA Times) ​Financial Help for Hollywood workers (Variety.com)… Continue Reading

Blackbeard’s Revenge!

Blackbeard’s Revenge!

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/119 BREAKING: STATES CANNOT BE SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT- YES NORTH CAROLINA, YOU CAN BE A PIRATE. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND –… Continue Reading

A new look at the old standard: “Force Majeure” clauses

With Covid-19/Coronavirus causing cancellation of events and transactions around the globe, people are naturally looking at whether they must still perform their contractual obligations and whether they are entitled to refunds of deposits and advance payments they’ve made. Most contracts do include a so-called “force majeure” clause as part of what’s usually considered the boilerplate.… Continue Reading

Live from Dallas

Live from Dallas

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/118 Repeat COPYRIGHT plaintiff (Richard Bell Indianapolis Skyline Photo) SHUT DOWN WITH ISSUE PRECLUSION PERRY AMICUS BRIEF FILED BY 15 MUSICOLOGISTS LAWYER COPYRIGHTS… Continue Reading

Speaking at Podcast Movement, Evolutions!

Speaking at Podcast Movement, Evolutions!

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Podcast Movement – Evolutions conference in Los Angeles. My talk is about content acquisition and compensation structures for podcasters. I’ll be covering how to pay for and get paid for content as a podcaster. If you’re a podcaster and you’re serious about it as a business, or as… Continue Reading

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