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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
  • SHAPE OF WATER LAWSUIT RECONSIDERED
  • SLAPP MIGHT NOT APPLY-JOY REID HAS SETBACK IN FEDERAL COURT
  • INSTAGRAM EMBEDDING RECONSIDERED
  • UNICOLORS FIRST IMPRESSION OF SINGLE UNIT OF PUBLICATION 
  • PSA: MAKE SURE TO DO CLEARANCE/CHECK YOUR RESIDENTIAL LEASES 
  • PSA: COPYRIGHT DAMAGES DECISION IN 9TH CIRCUIT 
  • PSA: NEW GROUP REGISTRATION FOR SHORT ONLINE WORKS
  • NO SUMMARY NEEDED-PODCAST ACCESSIBILITY

“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]
  • PSA: SETTLEMENT FOR MUSICIANS 
  • PABLO STAR V. THE WELSH GOVERNMENT
  • IMDB DECISION CONFIRMED BY APPELLATE COURT
  • LIBEL CASES IN THE NEWS
    • HYPERBOLE IS STILL OK, RACHEL MADDOW WINS HER MOTION TO STRIKE
    • WOLF OF WALL STREET LIBEL IN FICTION CLAIM FAILS
    • DYKSTRA IS LIBEL-PROOF
  • FAIR USE OF CHILDREN'S  SONG FOUND FOR IDENTICAL USE IN DIFFERENT CONTEXT
  • QUICK-TAKE: COPYRIGHT STILL APPLIES TO POLITICAL ADS
    • Tom Petty complaint re “Won’t Back Down” 
    • Trump Video taken down by twitter and FB after DMCA request
  • U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE SUGGESTS REVIEW OF SECTION 512
  • SA MUSIC LLC V. AMAZON.COM [USDC, W.D. Washington]

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 LITIGATION EFFORTS
  • NEW YORK DISTRICT CASE DISMISSES GRAFFITI ARTIST CLAIM
  • SUPREME COURT: WILLFULNESS NOT NEEDED FOR DISGORGEMENT
  • SECOND CIRCUIT LIMITS COPYRIGHT DAMAGES TO THREE YEARS PRIOR TO SUIT
  • EVERLY V. EVERLY
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
  • QUINCY JONES VICTORY WIPED OUT BY APPELLATE COURT
  • WRITER’S GUILD LAWSUIT FAILS TO MOVE FORWARD
  • NIKE WINS HANDILY IN COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT
  • WARNER BROTHERS LOSES DUMBLEDORE URL
  • JERRY SEINFELD WINS COMEDIANS IN CARS LAWSUIT IN APPEALS
  • COURT DEEMS THERE IS NO REPORTER’S PRIVILEGE IN RETRACTING STORIES
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

Live from Dallas

Live from Dallas

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/118 Repeat COPYRIGHT plaintiff (Richard Bell Indianapolis Skyline Photo) SHUT DOWN WITH ISSUE PRECLUSION PERRY AMICUS BRIEF FILED BY 15 MUSICOLOGISTS LAWYER COPYRIGHTS… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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