Episode 48 – Google wins some, loses some, and more.

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Episode 47

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CORRECTED: Join us for a meet up on January 24th in LA!

When originally posted, this announcement had an incorrect date.  It’s been updated now to show the correct date in both headline and below.


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Tamera will be in LA for  the big music awards show next weekend, so we’re having a meet up for our friends, fans and colleagues. Please join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and some laughs!

Episode 46 – Top Ten Stories of 2013

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In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark  Tamera Bennett and Peter Kaufman review the ten most significant  cases and controversies in the entertainment industry for 2013, and forecast what we’ll be seeing in 2014..

 

 

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Episode 45 – Wrongful Death, Wrongful Convictions, & Wrongful Trademark Refusals. What could go wrong?

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In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennet review the latest cases and controversies in the entertainment industry.

 

 

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Episode 44 – Crimes, FOIA and Blurred Lines

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In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennet review the latest cases and controversies in the entertainment industry.

 

 

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Episode 43 – No copyright, Sherlock?

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In this Episode:

  •  More about Aereo, Faulkner and Sherlock Holmes
  • The Turtles lead class action over pre-1972 works
  • No royalties after patent expires
  • and more…

 

 

 


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Aereo Sued in Boston

(First discussed in Episode 29, March, 2012)

The Hollywood Reporter.

Hearst Stations, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (D. Mass. July 9, 2013)

 

Faulkner Estate Claims denied

The Hollywood Reporter.

Faulkner Literary Rights v. Sony Pictures Classic

 

To Kill a Mockingbird Literary Agent Addresses Allegation of Stealing Copyright  

The Hollywood Reporter.

(First discussed in Episode 41, June, 2013)

McIntosh & Otis, Inc. v. Pinkus (N.Y. Sup. Ct. July 26, 2013)

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Step Closer to Being Ruled in the Public Domain  

The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Ninth Circuit Rules on the Use of Video Games  

The Hollywood Reporter.

 

The Turtles Lead $100 Million Class Action Against SiriusXM  

The Hollywood Reporter

The complaint.

Interview with Attorney Henry Gradstein representing “The Turtles”

Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (Cal. Super. Ct. Aug. 1, 2013)

 

Spiderman Web-Shooter Licensing Termination  

The Hollywood Reporter.

 

We referred to:  Shoptalk, Ltd. v. Concorde-New Horizons Corp., 168 F.3d 586 (2d Cir. 1999)   

 

J.K. Rowling Pen Name Leaked by Law Firm  

BBC News.

AP. (update)

 

Copyright Makes Mid-Century Works Disappear (and Helps Resurrect Old Works)

The Atlantic.

The paper.

Don’t Let It Be: Beatles musical sued by rival over who came up with the idea of impersonating The Fab Four

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Episode 42 – Attack of the Interns

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In this Episode:

  •  More about Aereo, Google Books and Joel Tenenbaum
  • Interns prevail in Black Swan lawsuit
  • Happy Birthday Copyright called into question
  • Will.I.Am sues Pharell Williams over “I Am” trademark confusion
  • and more…

 

 


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Episode 41- Video Chat with the Interns

 

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Website: http://firemark.com http://theatrelawyer.com,

Twitter: @gfiremark

Website: http://createprotect.com

Twitter: @tamerabennett

 

 

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Episode 40 – Areo, ReDigi, Veoh & IMDB

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In this Episode:

  •  YouTube wins again
  •  Photographer can sell reprints
  •  IMDB Prevails over actress in age disclosure case
  •  Veoh service is legal
  • and more…

 

 

 

Hosts:

Gordon P. Firemark
Producer & Host

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 http://theatrelawyer.com,

Twitter: @gfiremark  

Tamera Bennett
Host

Website:   http://createprotect.com 

Twitter: @tamerabennett

 

 

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