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This week: Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins.

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Resources to help during Covid-19 Crisis

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(no, I don't have a secret resource for T.P.)

But here are a few useful links.:

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 – Court declines to rule on Public Domain Status
  • PELOTON SETTLES AND DISMISSES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
  • LED ZEPPELIN WINS ON APPELLATE: INVERSE RATIO DEAD
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
  • KATY PERRY VERDICT WIPED OUT
  • DISNEY WINS INSIDE OUT CASE BY “MOODSTERS” CREATOR
  • BILLIONS CLAIMS DISMISSED (FOLLOW-UP) 
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY FOR SHIPBOARD REALITY SHOW NOT LIABLE FOR CREWMAN’S INJURY
  • FIFTH CIRCUIT SETS CLEAR START-LINE FOR STATUTORY DAMAGES
  • ADULT ENTERTAINMENT SITE SUED DUE TO ADA 
  • ELECTION YEAR RUNDOWN: FEEL THE BERN EDITION (BY POPULAR REQUEST @MENDEZMUSIC)
  • NEW FEE SCHEDULE HERE FOR COPYRIGHT OFFICE 
  • Tamera’s guest appearance on The State Bar of Texas podcast

A new look at the old standard: “Force Majeure” clauses

With Covid-19/Coronavirus causing cancellation of events and transactions around the globe, people are naturally looking at whether they must still perform their contractual obligations and whether they are entitled to refunds of deposits and advance payments they’ve made. Most contracts do include a so-called “force majeure” clause as part of what’s usually considered the boilerplate.… 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

Has AB5 affected you yet?

Earlier today, I had a call from the HR director at one of the colleges where I teach one night a week. She called to tell me that I can no longer be classified as an independent contractor, and that under California’s new law, AB5, I must be treated as an employee. OK. No big… 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

Is your Podcast subject to COPPA?

Recently, many YouTube creators have struggled with/complained loudly about the platform’s new rules for designating content directed at children. This, of course has led podcasters, too to become concerned and to wonder whether COPPA applies to them. COPPA, which stands for Child Online Privacy Protection Act, was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1998 and… Continue Reading

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