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January 2022

January 2022

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/141

PUBLIC DOMAIN DAY 2022

EMERGING SPLIT OF AUTHORITY REGARDING ORIGINALITY DETERMINATIONS

DISNEY STILL HAS TO LITIGATE OVER ORIGINALITY OF JACK SPARROW

THE  “DARK TOWER” CASE – CERT DENIED

ERIC CLAPTON GOES AFTER BOOTLEG SALE

NEVERMIND BABY COMES BACK WITH AMENDED COMPLAINT

SPOTIFY WINS TRADEMARK LITIGATION AGAINST POTIFY

UPDATE: MUSICOLOGISTS AROUND THE WORLD SUPPORT KATY PERRY IN LITIGATION

FAT LEONARD PODCASTERS ORDERED TO HAND OVER RECORDINGS

Suzanne Wilson Named General Counsel of U.S. Copyright Office

2021 Year end roundup

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/140

COMEDY REMOVED FROM SPOTIFY IS NO LAUGHING MATTER

MIRAMAX WINS OVER PULP FICTION POSTER

MEGAN MARKLE WINS AGAINST BRITISH TABLOID ON RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Johannsongs-Publishing, Ltd. v. Lovland

FOX (NOW DISNEY) WINS AGAINST NETFLIX ON POACHING SUIT 

TAYLOR SWIFT CASE FOR THE NEW YEAR RE: PLAYAS GONNA PLAY 

ASSOCIATION SUES MARYLAND FOR ENCROACHMENT INTO COPYRIGHTS.

YEAR IN REVIEW

WARHOL THWARTED IN APPEALS COURT (and GOOGLE V. ORACLE) Episode 132

NFTs 132 /133

THB added: NFT and Block Chain – If we haven’t already covered in this episode.

SERVER TEST Episode 139

NIRVANA LAWSUIT Episode 137

FRIDAY THE 13TH LITIGATION Episode 138.

Horror v. Miller (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit)

What to watch for in 2022

CASE ACT

Trademark Office Modernization Act implementation

NFT and Block Chain – If we haven’t already covered in this episode.

The Gratitude Episode

The Gratitude Episode

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/139 ASTROWORLD LITIGATION RUST FOLLOW-UP PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY TRADEMARK RIGHTS TAYLOR SWIFT RE-RELEASED ALBUM-CONTRACTS PIVOT AS A RESULT LE TIGRE/BARRY MANN… Continue Reading

Podcast Episode:  Things that go BOMP! in the night.

Podcast Episode: Things that go BOMP! in the night.

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/138 HORROR V. MILLER-FRIDAY THE 13TH GETS SECOND CIRCUIT DECISION AFFIRMING 203 BY AUTHOR MARVEL-OUS THINGS ON THE HORIZON THE WEEKND PREVAILS ON… Continue Reading

Locast (local TV antenna-to-streaming service) suspends ops after devastating court ruling.

Locast is a digital app that live streams over-the-air television stations without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The service has a few million users for its expanding offering which Locast currently covers roughly 55% of the US with operations in 36 markets. On August 31, that all changed. a New York federal court granted… Continue Reading

No Public Performance Right in California for pre-’72 recordings.

‘Flo and Eddie’, The founders of iconic ’60’s band The Turtles, were dealt what’s likely a final blow in their long-running lawsuit against digital broadcasters and others claiming infringement of common-law copyrights in their recordings. (Sound recordings were not protected under federal copyright law until February, 1972). Flo & Eddie had argued that pre-1972 sound… Continue Reading

The Happiest Episode On Earth

The Happiest Episode On Earth

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/136 APPEALS COURT REVIEWS CASE OVER “BARE NECESSITIES” AGAINST DISNEY QUICK TAKE: INSIDE OUT SPARKS ANOTHER LAWSUIT, THIS TIME IN CANADA SCARLETT JOHANSSON… Continue Reading

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