CALL US! (310) 443-4185

Category Archives: Entertainment Law

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, ACTIVISION CAN USE THE HUMVEES IN THEIR GAMES
  • SUBLICENSE SECTION
  • FIRST CIRCUIT RECOGNIZES SUBLICENSES FOR COPYRIGHT WITH LIGHTBULBS 
  • INSTAGRAM WINS LICENSING (PRACTICE POINTER)
  • BURBANK SHOW CHOIR PREVAILS ON FAIR USE IN 9TH CIRCUIT
  • SCOTUS RULES THAT BUT-FOR CAUSATION REQUIRED FOR CONTRACT DISCRIMINATION
  • ROBIN WILLIAMS CHANNEL: DOES IT VIOLATE HIS WISHES?
  • What’s Up with John Krasinski and his SGN TRADEMARK APP?
  • Free Speech Round Up Quick Take:
  • Alex Jones Loses Appeal
  • Coal Executive moves forward on his lawsuit
  • Judge Cites Acosta when Ruling Against Trump
  • Washington group sues Fox News for COVID-19 Coverage 
  • COVID-19 LIGHTNING ROUND
  • Stub hub sued for changing refund policy.
  • COPYRIGHT OFFICE COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Free Online Training for Digital Entrepreneurs

Join me for “Keep your digital business legal, protected & growing in challenging times without incurring staggering legal fees” on March 23rd, at 11am (Pacific).

In this training, I'll share a step-by-step process for launching, protecting, growing and profiting with your online business.

More information and registration at http://gordonfiremark.com/biz-training

Achieve More, Better, Faster

As you know, I love to help creatives and business folk in all fields… film, tv, theatre, podcasting, online/digital business, or whatever, to forge their paths forward to bigger, better, accomplishments, as quickly as you can imagine.

I do this through:

And also through my More, Better, Faster podcast.

This week: Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins.

Listen Here

Resources to help during Covid-19 Crisis

(no, I don’t have a secret resource for T.P.) But here are a few useful links.: ​The Freelancer’s Guide to The CARES Act: New Funds and Benefits (from my friend and client Abbey Woodcock) ​What freelancers need to know about the coronavirus​ ​Where entertainment industry workers can go for help (LA Times) ​Financial Help for Hollywood workers (Variety.com)… 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

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

Find us on Google+