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 Into a Trademark Problem | Hollywood Reporter
  • Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for Using a “Look-Alike Model” on Social Media
  • ‘WHATEVS’: St. Louis brewery fires back after French firm’s trademark threat 
  • ‘Friday the 13th’ Writer Ridicules Notion That Winning Back Rights Means WGA’s Demise 
  • MERCEDES ROLLS PAST MOTION TO DISMISS 
  • CALIFORNIA SAYS STUDENT ATHLETES CAN PROFIT FROM THEIR NAMES AND LIKENESS
  • CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE PASSES AB5 GIG-WORK BILL 
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

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Here's what we talked about..

  • KATY PERRY LOSES DARK HORSE CASE 
  • Gigi Hadid beats Instagram copyright lawsuit 
  • Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle (Stored Artwork destroyed by landlord) 
  • KAUFFMAN V. ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (WHAT/WHEN IS A WORK FOR HIRE?) 
  • DYNASTUDY V. HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • ENNIO MORRICONE SCORES BIG APPELLATE WIN IN COPYRIGHT TERMINATION SUIT 
  • CHILDRESS V. FOX ASSOCIATES – ADA claim against live theatre 
  • TRADEMARK RULE CHANGES (ROUND-UP)
  • LIGHTNING ROUND 

Gordon Firemark named among the Best Lawyers in America

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Entertainment Attorney Gordon Firemark

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 practice covers the fields of Theatre, Film, Television and New Media.

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

Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

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/110. Here’s what we talked about.. SUPREME COURT: BANKRUPTCY DOES NOT TERMINATE A LICENSE (FOLLOW-UP)  THE COPYRIGHT TRIAL THAT ALMOST WAS… “PEPE THE… Continue Reading

The Merry Month of May

The Merry Month of May

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/109. Here’s what we talked about.. MORAL RIGHTS (quick) FOURTH CIRCUIT SAYS FAIR USE ISN’T TO PROTECT LAZY APPROPRIATORS ANTI-TRUST AS A DEFENSE… Continue Reading

Ten Years and Going Strong!

Ten Years and Going Strong!

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/108. Here’s what we talked about.. EMAIL FROM PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTOR Jessica Leano: PINKERTONS DROP SUIT ARTICLE 11 AND 13 GET APPROVED IN THE… Continue Reading

Doin’ The Copyright Registration Dance

Doin’ The Copyright Registration Dance

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/107. Here’s what we talked about.. SCOTUS RULES ON WHEN TO FILE SUIT EU REVOKED MCDONALDS BIGMAC TRADEMARK: BURGER KING HAS FUN AT… Continue Reading

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