Episode 53 – Lots of Trademarks and other Stuff.

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 Redskins Trademark Cancelled For Being Derogatory

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/redskins-trademark-canceled-called-derogatory-712771

http://www.scribd.com/doc/230259438/Redskins

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2014/6/23/redskins-trademark-cancellation-doenst-mean-the-mark-goes-away

Trademark Office Rejects “Amish Mafia” Mark as Disparaging

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/what-discoverys-amish-mafia-has-713839

AMC Must Turn Over Books to Walking Dead Creator

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/amc-hand-mad-men-breaking-713152

Lawsuit: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fired-walking-dead-creator-frank-666176

Complaint: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Documents/ESQ/Walking-Dead-Complaint-Filed.pdf\

AMC’s answer denied allegations: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Documents/ESQ/Answer_to_Darabont_Complaint.pdf

Discovery Order:

Transcript of Hearing: http://www.scribd.com/doc/230479510/Darabont-Transcript

Innocence of Muslims – Appeals Court amends its ruling

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/innocence-muslims-appeals-court-amends-718011

Aereo Followup Discussion

News:

Supreme Court Ruling: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-ruling-supreme-court-hands-711333

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/aereo-loses-supreme-court-showdown-1201208250/

Follow up from last episode

Aereo Refunds Customers

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/aereo-puts-operations-on-hold-refunds-customers-last-paid-month/

Aereo Investor Says “It’s Over”

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/aereo-investor-barry-diller-its-over-now/

Analysis:

What’s Next/Repercussions: 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-analysis-scorecard-715312

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6133948/options-left-aereo-supreme-court-ruling-next

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/the-aereo-decision-5-likely-scenarios-for-whats-next-1201247091/

Congress Should Update Copyright Laws

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/aereo-congress-update-copyright-laws-1201246840/

Cloud Computing Industry is In Danger

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/analysis-aereos-death-leaves-cloud-computing-hanging-in-the-balance/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-dish-debate-what-aereo-715460

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-lays-new-survival-strategy-717536

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/in-reversal-aereo-seeks-new-life-as-an-internet-cable-company/

Copyright Office responds to Aereo

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-hits-roadblock-effort-become-719266

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/aereo-so-were-a-cable-company-right-us-copyright-office-um-no/

Letter from US Copyright Office to Aereo: http://www.nab.org/documents/newsRoom/pdfs/071614_Aereo_Copyright_Office_letter.pdf

George Clinton Can’t Prevent Sound Recordings from Being Sold

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/george-clinton-cant-prevent-sound-714073

Tyler Perry Wins “What Would Jesus Do” Trademark Lawsuit

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tyler-perry-wins-what-would-716455

Lindsay Lohan Sues for Grand Theft Auto Character

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/lindsay-lohan-sues-over-gta-v-saying-a-character-is-too-similar-to-her/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lindsay-lohan-suing-grand-theft-716342

Manuel Noriega

http://www.strebecklaw.com/legal-news-imprisoned-ex-dictator-manuel-noriega-sues-activision/http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/16/ex-dictator-sues-activision-over-call-of-duty-black-ops-2

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/cacode/CIV/5/d4/1/2/2/3/s3344

John Wayne’s Heirs Sue Duke University Over Trademark Rights to “Duke” for Alcohol

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/john-waynes-heirs-sue-duke-717163

Complaint: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/233089227?access_key=key-rpszbiCjOGvQzLO3ak9g&allow_share=true&escape=false&view_mode=scroll

Yankee Fan who fell asleep at a game, sues over on-air mockery

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-dumbest-lawsuit-in-history.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-sues-717054http://nypost.com/2014/07/11/snoozing-yankee-fan-ridiculed-online-for-10m-suit-against-espn/

VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/1FDrcWTSczs

Tamera’s recent Article

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2014/7/10/divorced-in-motown-who-gets-the-rights

USSC

Episode 52 – The Aereo ruling by the US Supreme Court

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A look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in ABC v. Aereo

Today, the US Supreme Court ruled that the online TV antenna provider, Aereo does, in fact, infringe upon broadcasters’ copyrights when it allows subscribers to watch broadcast TV signals via the internet.  Gordon and Tamera discuss the case briefly.

Here’s the Court’s Opinion

Here’s the analysis from ScotusBlog

NPR Report


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Episode 51- Smokey, Sherlock, and Games galore

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Update on Smokey Robinson – declaratory judgment action

Smokey Robinson Complaint for Declaratory Relief
Claudette Robinson Counter Claim

 See Rodrigue v. Rodrigue, 218 F.3d 432 (5th Cir. 2000).  For a good summary of Rodrigue and Marriage of Worth, see Berry v. Berry, 127 Haw. 243 (2012) from Hawaii.

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Episode 50 – Raging Bulls on the Stairway to Heaven

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Raging Bull case in the Supreme Court

http://wallacecollinsentertainmentlawblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-raging-bull-case-us-supreme-court.html

SCOTUS Blog

“Stairway to Heaven”

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2014/05/breaking-news-scotus-casts-shadows-on.html

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Episode 49 – Aereo at the Supreme Court, Right of Publicity, and more.

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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:

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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