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2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

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/116

  • BREAKING NEWS:  December 18, 2019 – Maria Strong Is Named Acting Register of Copyrights
  • PSA: NOTICE OF INQUIRY AS TO WHAT DEFINES “PUBLICATION
  • PRACTICE POINTER: KATY PERRY DARK HORSE PREJUDGEMENT INTEREST BALLOONS DAMAGES
  • FOLLOW-UP:  PACQUIAO WINS AGAINST FANS OVER DISAPPOINTING FIGHT
  • FOLLOW-UP:  MARC JACOBS/NIRVANA SMILEY FACE LOGO T-SHIRT DISPUTE
  • COCA-COLA LOSES INITIAL TRIAL IN ‘RIGHT OF PUBLICITY’ BRAWL OVER USE OF JUICE SELLER’S IMAGE
  • SMOKING GUN IN LYRIC COPYRIGHT DISPUTE
  • PETE DAVIDSON NDA DISCUSSION
  • LAWMAKERS CONCERNS WITH NEW COPYRIGHT LAW RESTATEMENTS
  • YEAR IN REVIEW
  • 4th Estate – Registration must be completed  before filing – Episode 105, 107 
  • Stairway to Heaven – Episode 114
  • A.B. #5 – Episode 114
  • Graffiti Art afforded equal copyright protection  (A perennial favorite) (Episode 113)
  • Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge/Public Resource Org Cases given Cert Episode 99, 111, 115
  • Fortnite Dance – Episode 107
  • Music Streaming Services Litigation after enactment of the Music Modernization Act & Music Modernization Act in general – (Episode 104, 105, 112, 115)
  • Implementation of the Music Modernization Act in 2019 and 2020
  • F.U.C.T. SCOTUS decision Iancu v. Brunetti  – Special Episode on June 27, 2019
  • Coming in 2020  Scotus to Rule on:
  • Allen v. Cooper
  • Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media
  • Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc.
  • Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., No. 19-46

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