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Entertainment Law Update – Episode 29




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In this Episode:


  • 360 Deals and the Talent Agencies Act
  • More music sale vs. license litigation
  • Copyright Termination update
  • ReDigi injunction denied
  • Aereo and retransmission fees
  • and more.
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Show Notes



Gordon P. Firemark
Website:   http://firemark,
Twitter: @gfiremark

Tamera Bennett

Twitter: @tamerabennett


Our Guest:

Erin Jacobson practices  in Los Angeles, California where she represents musicians, songwriters, producers, companies, and other entertainment professionals.  She has held several different positions in the music industry, including a stint as a DJ at USC’s campus radio station,  and in addition to  her transactional work music and entertainment, she also handles handles copyright and trademark issues for her clients in and around the industry.  She scored a great domain name…  Her Web site is at

360 DEALS in conflict with the Talent Agencies Act   “360 Deals and the California Talent Agencies Act:  Are Record Labels Procuring Employment? ” by: Erin M. Jacobson

Sister Sledge and Kenny Rogers sue over license revenue share:


Temptations Join Chorus of Lawsuits Over iTunes Royalties

THREsq (3/15/2012):

Running list of sale vs license lawsuits:

Roger Miller Copyright Termination

Lexology (3/5/2012):


YMCA Termination

THREsq (3/22/2012):

Drake sued by ex-GF:

NY Daily News:



Variety Settles Long-Running Lawsuit Against L.A. Punk Band

THREsq (2/13/2012):

Judge Denies Efforts to Shut Down ReDigi
Hollywood Reporter (2/6/2012):

Aereo sued over Broadcast Television Retransmission:

Chicago Tribune:,0,3231770.story
Paul Weiss:

Marlon Brando Estate Wins Judgment Against Ashley Furniture:

MarketWatch (2/6/2012):

Shepard Fairey pleads guilty over Obama “Hope” image infringement

New York Times:


Julie Taymor Spider-Man update

LA Times:
New York Times:
Taymor’s Filing:

Corbello v. DeVito: No copyright infringement if defendants have a valid sub-license


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