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January 2022

January 2022

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/141

PUBLIC DOMAIN DAY 2022

EMERGING SPLIT OF AUTHORITY REGARDING ORIGINALITY DETERMINATIONS

DISNEY STILL HAS TO LITIGATE OVER ORIGINALITY OF JACK SPARROW

THE  “DARK TOWER” CASE – CERT DENIED

ERIC CLAPTON GOES AFTER BOOTLEG SALE

NEVERMIND BABY COMES BACK WITH AMENDED COMPLAINT

SPOTIFY WINS TRADEMARK LITIGATION AGAINST POTIFY

UPDATE: MUSICOLOGISTS AROUND THE WORLD SUPPORT KATY PERRY IN LITIGATION

FAT LEONARD PODCASTERS ORDERED TO HAND OVER RECORDINGS

Suzanne Wilson Named General Counsel of U.S. Copyright Office

2021 Year end roundup

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/140

COMEDY REMOVED FROM SPOTIFY IS NO LAUGHING MATTER

MIRAMAX WINS OVER PULP FICTION POSTER

MEGAN MARKLE WINS AGAINST BRITISH TABLOID ON RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Johannsongs-Publishing, Ltd. v. Lovland

FOX (NOW DISNEY) WINS AGAINST NETFLIX ON POACHING SUIT 

TAYLOR SWIFT CASE FOR THE NEW YEAR RE: PLAYAS GONNA PLAY 

ASSOCIATION SUES MARYLAND FOR ENCROACHMENT INTO COPYRIGHTS.

YEAR IN REVIEW

WARHOL THWARTED IN APPEALS COURT (and GOOGLE V. ORACLE) Episode 132

NFTs 132 /133

THB added: NFT and Block Chain – If we haven’t already covered in this episode.

SERVER TEST Episode 139

NIRVANA LAWSUIT Episode 137

FRIDAY THE 13TH LITIGATION Episode 138.

Horror v. Miller (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)

What to watch for in 2022

CASE ACT

Trademark Office Modernization Act implementation

NFT and Block Chain – If we haven’t already covered in this episode.

The Gratitude Episode

The Gratitude Episode

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/139

  • ASTROWORLD LITIGATION
  • RUST FOLLOW-UP
  • PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY TRADEMARK RIGHTS
  • TAYLOR SWIFT RE-RELEASED ALBUM-CONTRACTS PIVOT AS A RESULT
  • LE TIGRE/BARRY MANN SETTLE LAWSUIT
  • FEARLESS GIRL GETS TAKEN TO COURT 
  • STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS TRUST COMPANY v. VISBAL
  • SERVER TEST CIRCUIT SPLIT?
  • IATSE APPROVES NEW CONTRACT, WITH MAJORITY OF MEMBERS REJECTING IT
  • BASEBALL GUARDIANS SETTLE LAWSUIT OVER NEW NAME
  • TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT GOES INTO EFFECT NEXT MONTH

Got a Copycat? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

VIDEO: https://firemark.com TRANSCRIPT: Got a copycat? What  you can do to stop them. Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. So, you’ve been making great online content,  It’s getting views, listens, downloads,… Continue Reading

Is it OK to dress characters the same as characters in a prior film. – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. It is not a substitute for a private, independent consultation with an attorney selected to advise you after a full investigation of the facts and law relevant to your matter. We will not be responsible for viewers’’ detrimental reliance upon the… Continue Reading

Podcast Episode:  Things that go BOMP! in the night.

Podcast Episode: Things that go BOMP! in the night.

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/138 HORROR V. MILLER-FRIDAY THE 13TH GETS SECOND CIRCUIT DECISION AFFIRMING 203 BY AUTHOR MARVEL-OUS THINGS ON THE HORIZON THE WEEKND PREVAILS ON… Continue Reading

Unhappy Together

Unhappy Together

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/137 CALIFORNIA PAY TO PLAY ACT EFFECTIVE THIS MONTH  STATE SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY CORNER BLACKBEARD FILMMAKER SETS SAIL WITH NEW CLAIMS ALLEGING TAKINGS INSTEAD… Continue Reading

The Happiest Episode On Earth

The Happiest Episode On Earth

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/136 APPEALS COURT REVIEWS CASE OVER “BARE NECESSITIES” AGAINST DISNEY QUICK TAKE: INSIDE OUT SPARKS ANOTHER LAWSUIT, THIS TIME IN CANADA SCARLETT JOHANSSON… Continue Reading

The Invisible Episode

The Invisible Episode

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/135 COPYRIGHT PREEMPTS RIGHT OF PUBLICITY IN STERN LAWSUIT ANOTHER SCOTUS DECISION POTENTIALLY THREATENS STATUTORY COPYRIGHT DAMAGES NEW SCOTUS RULING: SCHOOL DISCIPLINE FOR… Continue Reading

Murderers, Monster, and the Game of Life

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/134 FOLLOW-UP: COX FILES APPEAL of $1B Verdict QUICK TAKE: COPYRIGHT OFFICE MEMO ON MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT DRAKE AND SHANIA TWAIN PUSH TO… Continue Reading

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