Author Archives: Firemark Law Team

A Billion Dollars

A Billion Dollars

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/117

  • WIPO opens consultation on the copyright questions raised by creative AI | Complete Music Update
  • Labels & Publishers Win $1 Billion Piracy Lawsuit Against Cox Communications
  • Kanye West, EMI Back in Court After Failing to Finalize Settlement
  • Alex Jones and InfoWars Ordered to pay $126 k in Legal Fees for Failing to Obey Court Order 
  • ROLLING STONES: WHAT JUST HAPPENED? 
  • Operative Date for Public Domain is Moving Forward
  • “Grapes of Wrath” Movie Adaptation Dispute Headed to Supreme Court
  • Disney Calls Unauthorized Merch Sales by Fans Copyright Infringement

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
Shiver me Timbers

Shiver me Timbers

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/115

  • CONSENT DECREES SET TO EXPIRE
  • CASE ACT PASSES HOUSE FLOOR
  • FOLLOW-UP LIGHTNING ROUND
  • JOHNNY DEPP SETTLES-A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR LAWYERS
  • TAYLOR SWIFT SHAKE IT OFF LAWSUIT CONTINUES AFTER APPELLATE REVIVAL
  • FOLLOW-UP: MARC JACOBS CANT’ DODGE NIRVANA’S LAWSUIT
  • FOLLOW-UP: REDBOX GIVES UP AGAINST DISNEY DOWNLOAD CODES 
  • FOLLOW-UP: NETFLIX WINS NARCOS CASE AGAINST JOURNALIST 
  • 2020: THE YEAR OF THE DEFAMATION CASE
  • COVINGTON TEEN’S DEFAMATION LAWSUIT CONTINUES
  • JOY REED WINS HER MAGA DEFAMATION LAWSUIT
  • CNN, ROLLING STONE AND HUFFINGTON POST-JOE ARPAIO(NOT A FELON, BUT SAYING HE WAS ISN’T DEFAMATION)
  • PSA: UNCLAIMED ROYALTIES SYMPOSIUM  (FOR DC AREA COLLEAGUES)
  • PSA: USPTO WARNS LAWYERS TO  SAFEGUARD AGAINST IMPROPER USE OF IDENTITY
  • PSA: ARBITRATORS HAVE TO DISCLOSE PRIOR RELATIONSHIPS (ENERGY DRINK LAWSUIT HAS IMPACT ON ENTERTAINMENT ARBITRATION)
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
  • MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT THREATENS FLO AND EDDIE LAWSUIT AGAINST PANDORA.
  • REMINDER: THE PUBLIC DOMAIN CASES HAVE BEEN GRANTED CERT(GEORGIA PUBLIC RESOURCE.ORG)
  • QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE 
  • NCAA CLEARS WAY FOR ATHLETES TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF NAME AND LIKENESS
  • INFLUENCER GUIDELINES UPDATED (TIE INTO NCAA) 
Oldies and Goodies

Oldies and Goodies

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/114 California Governor signs two controversial bills affecting entertainment and sports BILLIONS LAWSUIT BEATEN BY SHOWTIME  ORAL ARGUMENTS HELD in LED ZEPPELIN STAIRWAY… Continue Reading

It’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

It’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!

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/113 Yamashita v. Scholastic Inc., No. 17-1957 (2d Cir. 2019) Illegal Streaming Services Prompt Multiple Indictments (Conspiracy -– Criminal Copyright)  Barack Obama’s Production Company Runs… Continue Reading

Dark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

Dark Horses, Study Guides & Supertitles

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/112 Here’s what we talked about.. KATY PERRY LOSES DARK HORSE CASE  Gigi Hadid beats Instagram copyright lawsuit  Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle (Stored Artwork… Continue Reading

States’ Liability for copyright infringement

States’ Liability for copyright infringement

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 http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/111 Here’s what we talked about.. VIDANGEL POSTMORTEM TRUMP CAN’T BLOCK ON TWITTER TEXAS APPEAL COURT: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BUT SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY. (TIE TO… Continue Reading

Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

Special Episode: Iancu v. Brunetti (USSC deals with FUCT trademark)

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 http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/FUCT Here’s what we talked about.. Iancau v. Brunetti-SCOTUS Continue Reading

Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

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 http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/110. Here’s what we talked about.. SUPREME COURT: BANKRUPTCY DOES NOT TERMINATE A LICENSE (FOLLOW-UP)  THE COPYRIGHT TRIAL THAT ALMOST WAS… “PEPE THE… Continue Reading

The Merry Month of May

The Merry Month of May

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 http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/109. Here’s what we talked about.. MORAL RIGHTS (quick) FOURTH CIRCUIT SAYS FAIR USE ISN’T TO PROTECT LAZY APPROPRIATORS ANTI-TRUST AS A DEFENSE… Continue Reading

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