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2020 Year in Review

2020 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/128

  • AGREEMENT REACHED OVER STREAMING THEATER PERFORMANCES
  • PLATFORM LIABLE FOR USER COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT DUE TO FAILURE TO PAY $6.00.
  • NETFLIX SCORES EARLY WIN IN TIGER-KING LAWSUIT
  • COPYRIGHT TROLL ATTORNEY RICHARD LIEBOWITZ SUSPENDED FROM PRACTICE OF LAW
  • DESCENDIBLE  RIGHT OF PUBLICITY BECOMES LAW IN NY
  • Top Stories and Cases in Entertainment Law for 2020
  • COVID-19 SECTION
  • Warner Brothers shift to Same Day Film Releases on HBO Max (PLUS THEATERS MORE GENERALLY 126-125)
  • USPTO v. Booking 123
  • Stairway to Heaven/Led Zepplin 124, 119 “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN”
  • Instagram Embedding  127, 123
  • Allen v. Cooper (Blackbeard’s Revenge) 119
  • Fair Use Cases we’ve talked about in 2020
  • 2021 UPCOMING ISSUES 
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/127

  • 5 Points VARA DISPUTE DENIED CERT (TWO SENTENCES) 
  • TERRENCE HOWARD SUES EMPIRE STUDIO FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT* *BUT REALLY IT’S A SORT OF BIZARRE PUBLICITY CASE.
  • TWITCH BOTCHES DMCA; ANNOYS BOTH MUSIC INDUSTRY AND STREAMERS
  • EMERGING TREND: ARTISTS TO GET BETTER TERMS IN RECORDS CONTRACTS
  • ANOTHER EMERGING TREND: INSTAGRAM EMBEDDING IS FAIR USE
  • POST MALONE COLLABORATOR TYLER ARMES LAWSUIT TO PROCEED, IN PART
  • DEPP LOSES IN UK DEFAMATION LAWSUITDEPARTS “BEASTS” FRANCHISE 
  • GROUP REGISTRATION AT COPYRIGHT OFFICE
  • TRADEMARK OFFICE GIVES GENERIC.COM GUIDANCE

In Memory of RBG

In Memory of RBG

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/126

  • RBG IN MEMORIAM
  • STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LAWSUIT DENIED CERT
  • SPINAL TAP SETTLES. (One-sentence aside)
  • SPINAL TAP SETTLES. (One-sentence aside)
  • SAG-AFTRA FILES JURISDICTIONAL COMPLAINT
  • NIKI MINAJ GETS FAIR USE WIN
  • TATTOO COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT GOING TO TRIAL  FOR  WWE VIDEO GAME
  • LADY A COUNTERSUES ON TRADEMARK ACTION
  • EU TO BANKSY – ANONYMITY COMES WITH A PRICE
  • TUCKER CARLSON IS NOT A SERIOUS NEWS SOURCE, DODGES DEFAMATION
  • PSA SECTION

Asserted Truths

Asserted Truths

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/125 AMC TO TAKE OVER SHUTTERED THEATERS  FALL OUT FROM CONSENT DECREES CONTINUES IN APPELLATE RULINGCentury Theater Owner’s Negotiation Tactics Approved. IN THE… Continue Reading

Then, Now, Going Forward

Then, Now, Going Forward

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/124 OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND LEGAL OBITUARY PARAMOUNT CONSENT DECREES ENDED WAITE V UMG RECORDINGS (USDC, E.D. New York) MANGO V. BUZZFEED-LACK OF KNOWLEDGE… Continue Reading

Generic .coms, Lady A and more…

Generic .coms, Lady A and more…

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/123 GENERIC.COM TRADEMARKS GRANTED LADY ANTEBELLUM VS. LADY A. MAKE-UP DESIGNS, COPYRIGHTABILITY & PREMPTION ESTATE OF CONAN DOYLE SUES NETFLIX OVER ENOLA HOLMES… Continue Reading

“Literally” Libel… Proof

“Literally” Libel… Proof

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/122 “THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED” MOVES TOWARDS PUBLICATION United States of America v John R. Bolton [USDC for the District of Columbia]… Continue Reading

You Can’t Copyright the Law

You Can’t Copyright the Law

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/121 SUPREME COURT: GEORGIA v PUBLIC RESOURCE, Inc. Public Resource WINS, NO ONE CAN COPYRIGHT THE LAW BLACKBEARD POSTMORTEM – SENATE APPROACHING NEW… Continue Reading

April Quarantine Edition

April Quarantine Edition

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/120 RIAA SUED OVER SONGS IT DIDN’T HAVE RIGHTS TO (WOOPS! WE DIDN’T OWN THAT) YES NBA2K, YOU CAN USE THAT TATTOO  YES,… Continue Reading

Blackbeard’s Revenge!

Blackbeard’s Revenge!

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/119 BREAKING: STATES CANNOT BE SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT- YES NORTH CAROLINA, YOU CAN BE A PIRATE. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND –… Continue Reading

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