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Entertainment Law Update Podcast, Episode 22



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In this Episode:

  • Hangover Tattoo case settled
  • Hot News Claim – not so hot
  • California Video Game Law unconstitutional
  • You don't mess with the Zohan.. In court, either.
  • Photo Credit removal is DMCA breach
  • and more…

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Show Notes

Warner Bros. Settles ‘Hangover II' Tattoo Lawsuit

Whitmill v. Warner Bros.THREsq:


Second Circuit Finds “Hot News” Misappropriation Claim Preempted By Copyright Act

In Barclay's Capital Inc. v., Link to decision.

Copyright Litigation Blog:

Rebecca Black's ‘Friday' Taken Off YouTube

Rebecca Black adv. Ark Music



Supreme Court Strikes Down California Video Game Law

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association,



California video game law:

Supreme Court decision:

Is the idea to use a hair dryer as a weapon copyrightable? No, says Second Circuit.

Cabell v. Sony Pictures


Shock Jocks' Photo Credit Edit Breached DMCA: 3rd Circ

Murphy v. Millenium Radio Group, LLC.

Link to decision:



Songwriter Wins Round in Legal Battle with Summit Over ‘Twilight' Song


Bridal shop loses trademark rights for naked licensing

Eva’s Bridal Ltd. v. Halanick Enter., Inc., Case No. 10-2863 (7th Cir., May 10, 2011).

Link to decision:

See also:

See also, FreecycleSunnyvale v. The Freecycle Network, __ F.3d. __, 2010 WL 4749044, No. 08-16382 (9th Cir. Nov. 24, 2010). Abandonment of trademark by naked license.


List of Anti Slapp Statutes by State


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