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Entertainment Lawyers Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennett share their monthly roundup of entertainment law cases, news and commentary. Sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, always informative.

Entertainment Law Update Gordon Firemark

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Entertainment Lawyers Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennett share their monthly roundup of entertainment law cases, news and commentary. Sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, always informative.

    Vulnerable Icons and Public Resources

    Vulnerable Icons and Public Resources

    EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode144 – (view transcript)







    CCB FINAL RULE IS OUT







    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-25/pdf/2022-06264.pdf







    https://ccb.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3xBED4nXZxJdTzh0aD3TkkebNNUW2qJ9xiRDFvxxMAacS9WXG4Xf9-rpQ















    WARHOL GRANTED CERT IN PRINCE PAINTING FAIR USE CASE.







    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/warhol-prince-series-headed-for-supreme-court-1235121152/







    https://www.natlawreview.com/article/supreme-court-to-consider-fair-use-and-transformative-works-art







    https://www.natlawreview.com/article/copyright-dispute-over-andy-warhol-s-portraits-prince-heading-to-us-supreme-court https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2022/03/28/high-court-grants-warhol-petition-asking-guidance-fair-use-doctrine/id=147934/















    COURT REVERSED OVER DEFINITION OF “PHOTOPLAY” IN COLUMBO CASE







    https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2022/b303161.html















    US COPYRIGHT OFFICE REJECTS PROPOSAL TO KEEP MECHANICAL ROYALTY FOR CDS AND DOWNLOADS UNCHANGED







    https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-copyright-royalty-board-rejects-proposal-to-keep-mechanical-royalty-on-discs-and-downloads-unchanged/







    https://thetrichordist.com/2022/03/30/copyright-royalty-judges-reject-settlement-extending-freeze-on-physical-mechanicals/ 







    https://thetrichordist.com/2022/04/04/whats-next-for-unfrozen-mechanicals-one-proposal/















    PUBLICRESOURCE.ORG AND THE ABILITY TO  POST PUBLIC LAWS







    Public.Resource.Org Can Keep Freeing the Law: Court Allows Posting Public Laws And Regulations Online







    https://www.eff.org/document/astm-v-publicresourceorg-summary-judgment-opinion















    * PRACTICE POINTER/QUICK TAKE: DRAFTING WORK MADE FOR HIRE AGREEMENTS







    https://completemusicupdate.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Machines, Dark Horses, and Stolen Lyrics

    Machines, Dark Horses, and Stolen Lyrics

    EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode143 – (view transcript)















    AI CANNOT BE AN AUTHOR WITH COPYRIGHT PRIVILEGES







    https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/21/22944335/us-copyright-office-reject-ai-generated-art-recent-entrance-to-paradise















    SCOTUS DETERMINES ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED TO INVALIDATE COPYRIGHT APPLICATION







    Unicolors, Inc v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP – SCOTUSblog 







    Justices require actual knowledge that application was erroneous to invalidate copyright filing – SCOTUSblog  







    https://casetext.com/statute/united-states-code/title-17-copyrights/chapter-4-copyright-notice-deposit-and-registration/section-411-registration-and-civil-infringement-actions







    https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/595/20-915/?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-02-25-us-supreme-court-a6e64f2a8d&utm_content=text-case-title-1







    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-you-don-t-know-can-t-hurt-you-4985104/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link







    https://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-supreme-court-reverses-ninth-circuit-holding-mistake-law-can-excuse-inaccurate







    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-915_pol1.pdf















    RESTRICTION AGAINST TRUMP TOO SMALL ™ IMPERMISSIBLE







    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/first-amendment-trumps-statutory-ban-on-9379862/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link







    PRACTICE POINTER: NEW GUIDANCE FROM USPTO







    https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/case-act-implementation/initiating-proceedin...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Justice Breyer’s copyright legacy, legacy artists, and more.

    Justice Breyer’s copyright legacy, legacy artists, and more.

    EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode142 – (view transcript)















    LADY A TRADEMARK DISPUTE SETTLES (QUICK TAKE)







    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/lady-a-anita-white-lawsuit-dropped-1235085535/







    https://completemusicupdate.com/article/lady-as-trademark-battle-is-over/















    INSTAGRAM SERVER-TEST SUIT (Hunley v. Instagram) DISMISSED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND  







    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/instagram-defeats-embedding-suit-1235087411/















    CARDI B WINS DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST YOUTUBER







    https://completemusicupdate.com/article/cardi-b-wins-defamation-case-against-youtuber/







    https://www.billboard.com/business/legal/cardi-b-wins-3-million-more-defamation-case-youtuber-1235022792/







    Cardi B Wins Million-Dollar Libel Verdict Against YouTuber Tasha K – Billboard







    Cardi B Wins Million-Dollar Defamation Verdict Against YouTuber







    ttps://apple.news/ATSaadZaIQbWA3Ou_h7LXqg 







    https://youtu.be/OPn7WEhUc6E







    https://www.law360.com/media/articles/1457799/cardi-b-wins-at-least-1-25m-in-youtuber-defamation-case















    SARAH PALIN LOSES DEFAMATION CLAIM AGAINST NY TIMES, FOLLOWING EXTRAORDINARY REMARKS FROM JUDGE







    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/sarah-palin-new-york-times-legal-1235094885/







    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/14/business/sarah-palin-new-york-times.html







    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/sarah-palins-ny-times-lawsuit-editor-testifies-he-didnt-intend-link-politician-shooting-1030287/















    TRADEMARKS IN OUTER SPACE – Article recommendation 







    https://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2021/04/article_0005.html

    • 1 hr 31 min
    January 2022

    January 2022

    EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode141 – (view transcript)















    PUBLIC DOMAIN DAY 2022







    https://www.ksl.com/article/50320590/winnie-the-pooh-and-more-22-notable-creative-pieces-head-to-public-domain-in-2022







    Public Domain Day 2022 | Duke University School of Law















    EMERGING SPLIT OF AUTHORITY REGARDING ORIGINALITY DETERMINATIONS







    DISNEY STILL HAS TO LITIGATE OVER ORIGINALITY OF JACK SPARROW







    Disney Can’t Sink ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Suit Over Jack Sparrow Character







    COMPARE W/







    THE  “DARK TOWER” CASE – CERT DENIED







    SCOTUS Shelves Request to Review 11th Circuit Dark Tower Decision, Ending Copyright Saga























    ERIC CLAPTON GOES AFTER BOOTLEG SALE







    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/12/17/eric-clapton-bootleg-cd-lawsuit-germany/







    https://variety.com/2021/music/news/eric-clapton-lawsuit-germany-bootleg-1235142542/















    NEVERMIND BABY COMES BACK WITH AMENDED COMPLAINT







    https://ew.com/music/nirvana-nevermind-child-pornography-lawsuit-dismissed/?fbclid=IwAR3LbA7bqjo6cfj_NXq0vb378T2OOHGp2QNQWGhx1Rz77bn1hikU_u_Vw6c







    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/nevermind-baby-is-still-suing-nirvana-1284031/







    https://completemusicupdate.com/article/nevermind-baby-refiles-child-pornography-lawsuit-against-nirvana/







    https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6304092?fbclid=IwAR23slmLgDq_uyYwmKdLwIboyCFk7KPZr3dIhzwfq63pkj1vSKNTPNMTV7M















    SPOTIFY WINS TRADEMARK LITIGATION AGAINST POTIFY







    http://thettablog.blogspot.com/2022/01/precedential-no-1-ttab-sustains.html







    https://www.digitalmusicnews.

    • 42 min
    2021 Year end roundup

    2021 Year end roundup

    EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode140 – (view transcript)















    COMEDY REMOVED FROM SPOTIFY IS NO LAUGHING MATTER







    https://copyrightlately.com/spotify-removes-comedy-tracks/















    MIRAMAX WINS OVER PULP FICTION POSTER







    https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/miramax-wins-lawsuit-over-pulp-fiction-movie-poster/ar-AARgaxN







    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21119224-zahedi-opinion















    MEGAN MARKLE WINS AGAINST BRITISH TABLOID ON RIGHT TO PRIVACY







    https://www.eonline.com/news/1266103/meghan-markle-wins-another-legal-victory-against-british-tabloid-over-letter-to-dad















    Johannsongs-Publishing, Ltd. v. Lovland







    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ninth-circuit-refuses-to-adopt-ordinary-4919728/















    FOX (NOW DISNEY) WINS AGAINST NETFLIX ON POACHING SUIT 







    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/appeals-court-netflix-poaching-1235056525/















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







    https://completemusicupdate.com/article/judge-again-refuses-to-dismiss-shake-it-off-song-theft-lawsuit-against-taylor-swift/







    https://www.marketplace.org/2021/12/16/taylor-swift-unable-to-shake-off-copyright-lawsuit/















    INTRO: 







    ASSOCIATION SUES MARYLAND FOR ENCROACHMENT INTO COPYRIGHTS.







    https://publishers.org/news/the-association-of-american-publishers-files-suit-against-the-state-of-maryland-over-unprecedented-encroachment-into-federally-protected-copyrights/







    (related) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/supreme-court-copyright-infringement-1235049171/ 















    YEAR IN REVIEW







    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tmJo-9pVbxOI5VINWdLiUnLvaJYixGhR8YDMils7uKs/edit?usp=sharing

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Gratitude Episode

    The Gratitude Episode

    EntertainmentLawUpdateEpisode139 – (view transcript)















    ASTROWORLD LITIGATION







    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/750-million-lawsuit-filed-travis-scott-drake-behalf-astroworld-victims-rcna5850https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/750-million-lawsuit-filed-travis-scott-drake-behalf-astroworld-victims-rcna5850 















    RUST FOLLOW-UP







    Marnie Mitchell







    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/alec-baldwin-sued-rust-shooting-script-supervisor-1235114467/ (Intentional Torts-MM)







    https://deadline.com/2021/11/alec-baldwin-lawsuit-new-rust-fatal-shooting-mamie-mitchell-gloria-allred-1234876099/ (MM)







    Serge Svetnoy







    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/rust-alec-baldwin-serge-svetnoy-lawsuit-1235109520/  (HEY, THIS ONE IS FOR NEGLIGENCE-SS)







    https://deadline.com/2021/11/alec-baldwin-rust-lawsuit-fatal-shooting-halyna-hutchins-serge-svetnoy-1234871615/ (SS) 







    Claims of “Sabotage”







    https://deadline.com/2021/11/rust-alec-baldwin-movie-sabotage-bullet-halyna-hutchins-attorneys-hannah-gutierrez-reed-1234867081/ (Intentional Torts-MM)







    Completion Guarantee and Bankruptcy. 







    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/rust-shooting-producers-may-choose-bankruptcy-next-1235037702/







    https://www.forbes.com/sites/schuylermoore/2019/06/23/the-importance-of-completion-guarantees-for-films/?sh=84910ea666be (for background on completion guarantees) 















    TAYLOR SWIFT RE-RELEASED ALBUM- STIMULATES INDUSTRY CONTRACTING PIVOT







    https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/11/17/taylor-swift-umg-contracts/







    https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/11/12/in-case-youre-wondering-this-is-why-taylor-swift-is-re-recording-her-old-hits/







    https://www.cnn.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Suzanne4Justice ,

Easy Listen Great Information

I am glad I found this podcast. It’s easy to put out a podcast then there is the dread of truth there are laws and details I don’t believe should be ignored and not explored. Every podcaster should tune into this show for basic legal information.

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Excellent Source of Up-To-Date Legal Info

Entertainment law is constantly evolving. Even the most diligent attorney may find it hard to keep up with caselaw. This podcast is a fantastic resource. Gordon and Tamera break down all the latest developments in an entertaining and easy to follow format. Thanks to both of you for all your hard work on this show!

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A great way to stay informed

This podcast is a great way to stay informed on the lastest entertainment law issues.

If you are a podcaster, this show should be at the top of your subscribed list.

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