Episode 60 – A grab-bag of rulings and follow ups.

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SHOW NOTES

Pre-1972 Music Update, Sony, Google, Apple

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sony-google-apple-hit-lawsuits-766187

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6450644/sony-google-apple-hit-with-lawsuits-over-pre-1972

Quick Mention: Sirius XM

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-allows-siriusxm-appeal-big-772212

SlingBox Ad-Skipping doesn’t violate copyrights–Fox v Dish

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/copyright-alert-fox-v-dish-summary-judg-99576/

http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/judge-rules-that-dishs-sling-features-ad-skipping-dont-violate-copyright-1201410019/

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/tv-on-your-phone-dish-prevails-in-copyright-fight-with-broadcasters/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/heres-ruling-foxs-lawsuit-dish-765502

Blurred Lines Appeal (followup)

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6451092/marvin-gayes-family-doubts-fair-trial-in-blurred

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/pharrell-williams-camp-ridicules-desperate-768692

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marvin-gaye-family-seeks-blurred-768223

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marvin-gayes-family-doubts-fair-767568

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/blurred-lines-trial-moving-forward-771088

Criminal Records Expungement does not apply to News Organizations

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-news-orgs-dont-767896

Jersey Boys Case Back On (Quick)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jersey-boys-lawsuit-back-appeals-772218

Gravity Suit Ruling (Quick Update)

http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/gravity-suit-against-warner-bros-by-tess-gerritsen-dismissed-1201419768/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-bros-knocks-down-best-768627

http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-trademark-forces-rated-r-beer-to-drop-its-name-150129/

IMDB Age Case (Followup?)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-hears-scary-things-770835

Zorro Case (Followup, Quick Mention)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-revives-zorro-rights-fight-770477

Copyright Office Changes

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/big-shake-up-music-licensing-770512

Proposed copyright rules concerning music – not yet adopted.

This horribly dull government report could change music forever. We read it for you. – Vox

Another Spin on it:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/why-taylor-swift-may-soon-770698

Episode 59 – DMCA here, there, and everywhere…

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Episode 58 – 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

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Episode 57 – hodgepodge

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Episode 56 – A honeybadger and a grooveshark went to band camp …

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Episode 55 -Monkeys Redux, Angry Birds, and A Deadmau5

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Entertainment Law Update Episode 054 – Monkeys, Corpses & Trolls… Oh My!

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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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