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Category Archives: Entertainment Law

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

How the spice of life saved my bacon!

How the spice of life saved my bacon!

This past 16 months have been hard for everyone… with the pandemic-related shutdowns and restrictions, so many business have been hit hard. When it all began, I was fearful. I knew that film, television and theatre production ( my most significant law practice areas) would basically be dormant… and that meant my practice could well… Continue Reading

What actually IS a podcast network, anyway?

What actually IS a podcast network, anyway?

This week, I’ve been head-down on a couple of projects for start-up podcast networks. Every network is a little bit different, but they all have a few common hallmarks. Here are some examples:

Overall character of the relationship. Is the host a gun-for-hire, or an owner of the show? What are the responsibilities of the host/podcaster? What does the host/podcaster receive as compensation/benefit for being part of the network? Continue Reading

Murderers, Monster, and the Game of Life

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/134 FOLLOW-UP: COX FILES APPEAL of $1B Verdict QUICK TAKE: COPYRIGHT OFFICE MEMO ON MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT DRAKE AND SHANIA TWAIN PUSH TO… Continue Reading

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