Author Archives: Firemark Law Team

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 TO HEAVEN CASE
  • PARKER V. WINWOOD “Gimme Some Lovin’” 51-years later… (lack of admissible evidence of copying)
  • Jerry Seinfeld wins COMEDIANS IN CARS AUTHORSHIP LAWSUIT DUE TO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
  • E*TRADE BEATS LAWSUIT CLAIMING IT STOLE PERSONA  of Instagram’s coolest man
  • Gilda Radner documentary producer's Copyright Lawsuit defeated by lack of registration (The plaintiff didn't have the tapes anymore.)
  • US Judge Tosses French Court’s $2.2MM Picasso Judgment over photos
  • Indianapolis Photographer/Lawyer RICHARD BELL’S LAWSUIT THROWN OUT JURY SAID NO TO QUESTION OF AUTHORSHIP
  • IT’S ELECTION SEASON AND Nickelback SUCCESSFULLY stops Trump’s use of song/video

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 Into a Trademark Problem | Hollywood Reporter
  • Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for Using a “Look-Alike Model” on Social Media
  • ‘WHATEVS’: St. Louis brewery fires back after French firm’s trademark threat 
  • ‘Friday the 13th’ Writer Ridicules Notion That Winning Back Rights Means WGA’s Demise 
  • MERCEDES ROLLS PAST MOTION TO DISMISS 
  • CALIFORNIA SAYS STUDENT ATHLETES CAN PROFIT FROM THEIR NAMES AND LIKENESS
  • CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE PASSES AB5 GIG-WORK BILL 
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

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  • KATY PERRY LOSES DARK HORSE CASE 
  • Gigi Hadid beats Instagram copyright lawsuit 
  • Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle (Stored Artwork destroyed by landlord) 
  • KAUFFMAN V. ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (WHAT/WHEN IS A WORK FOR HIRE?) 
  • DYNASTUDY V. HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • ENNIO MORRICONE SCORES BIG APPELLATE WIN IN COPYRIGHT TERMINATION SUIT 
  • CHILDRESS V. FOX ASSOCIATES – ADA claim against live theatre 
  • TRADEMARK RULE CHANGES (ROUND-UP)
  • LIGHTNING ROUND 
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

Ten Years and Going Strong!

Ten Years and Going Strong!

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/108. Here’s what we talked about.. EMAIL FROM PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTOR Jessica Leano: PINKERTONS DROP SUIT ARTICLE 11 AND 13 GET APPROVED IN THE… Continue Reading

Doin’ The Copyright Registration Dance

Doin’ The Copyright Registration Dance

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/107. Here’s what we talked about.. SCOTUS RULES ON WHEN TO FILE SUIT EU REVOKED MCDONALDS BIGMAC TRADEMARK: BURGER KING HAS FUN AT… Continue Reading

Trending Topics / Law of Podcasting

Trending Topics / Law of Podcasting

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/106. Here’s what we talked about.. SHORT DISCUSSION AT THE START LAWSUITS OVER CALL AT RAMS/SAINTS GAME: (Icebreaker-Can we all agree the halftime… Continue Reading

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