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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

Google’s Fair Use, Warhol’s isn’t… or is it?

Google’s Fair Use, Warhol’s isn’t… or is it?

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/132 GOOGLE PREVAILS OVER ORACLE ANDY WARHOL ESTATE THWARTED IN APPEALS COURT IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT… Continue Reading

Non-Fungible What?

Non-Fungible What?

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/131 NEW YORK STATE TRIAL-LEVEL COURT ELABORATES CHANGES IN STATE LAW CONCERNING DEFAMATION REDBUBBLE HELD LIABLE FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT BY 6TH CIRCUIT  … Continue Reading

New Copyright Regs, Compendium, and More

New Copyright Regs, Compendium, 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/130 NEW COMPENDIUM COMING THIS MONTH BEVERLY HILLS POLICE OFFICER USES COPYRIGHT TO AVOID LIVE STREAMING SCOTUS DENIES CERT TO JACK DANIELS AND… Continue Reading

New Year, New Laws.

New Year, New Laws.

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/129 LIEBOWITZ LAWSUIT  OVER $15.00 IN REVENUE DEFEATED IN FAIR USE OH THE PLACES WE’LL BOLDLY GO –  REVERSED EN BANC $1B DAMAGES… Continue Reading

A glimmer of good news for theatres, producers and other live-performance operators suffering during pandemic

Theatre owners, operators and producers are among those eligible for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program being administered by the Small Business Administration. The program was created under The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered… Continue Reading

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