ELU Episode 023 – Monkeying Around with Copyright Law

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In this Episode:

  • Righthaven is wrong… again, and again, and again….
  • Disney Appeals  “Millionaire” verdict
  • Wizard of Oz film characters still protected
  • First Sale doesn’t apply to imported goods
  • Monkeying around with copyright
  • and more…

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Show Notes

Follow Ups

Righthaven suffers three strikes in one week
Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/3e8m2okThe cases in question:
Righthaven LLC v. Democratic Underground, LLC, 2011 WL 2378186 (D. Nev. June 14, 2011) (Roger L. Hunt, C.J.);Righthaven LLC v. Hoehn, 2011 WL 2441020 (D. Nev. June 20, 2011) (Philip M. Pro, J.);Righthaven LLC v. DiBiase, Case No. 2:10-cv-01343-RLH-PAL, Order (D. Nev. June 22, 2011) (Roger L. Hunt, C.J.).

Link to Strategic Alliance Agreement.

Disney Appeals $319 Million ‘Millionaire’ Verdict
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/disney-appeals-319-mil-millionaire-216538

Jack Kirby appeals loss in Marvel copyright lawsuit
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jack-kirby-estate-vows-appeal-216642
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jack-kirby-estate-files-appeal-223151

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Feature Stories

Warner Bros. Wins Key Legal Ruling Impacting All ‘Wizard of Oz’ Remakes
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-bros-wins-key-legal-208255
Link to decision: http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20FCO%2020110705129.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR

If you’re interested in reading the entire decision, the case is called Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v.  X One X Productions.

Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Company, 188 U.S. 239 (1903), is a case in which the
U.S. Supreme Court found that advertisements were protected by copyright.

Copyright owners win broader rights for works made abroad Thompson Reuters: http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/News/2011/08_-_August/Copyright_owners_win_broader_rights_for_works_made_abroad_-court/

John Wiley & Sons Inc v. Supap Kirtsaeng d/b/a Bluechristine99, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, No. 09-4896.

Mine o’ Mine, Inc. v. Calmese

Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/3vydpzz
Decision: http://tinyurl.com/3mkx9qt

Quick Takes

Jury Sides With DreamWorks Animation in ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Case
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jury-sides-dreamworks-animation-kung-215019

Project Runway Hit With Copyright Lawsuit from Photographer
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/project-runway-hit-copyright-lawsuit-217618

The Wild Lawsuit Against Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Decorators’
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/wild-lawsuit-bravos-million-dollar-216179

Copyright for All Primates?
Nearby Café: http://nearbycafe.com/artandphoto/photocritic/?p=8129
Art Info: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/38113/could-the-cindy-sherman-of-monkeys-accidentally-revolutionize-copyright-law-for-artists/

Real World Sued For Failing to Blur Shadow Dancers
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/real-world-sued-failing-blur-220947

A Village Person Test The Copyright Law
NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/17/arts/music/village-people-singer-claims-rights-to-ymca.html?_r=1

Marlon Brando Estate Sues Over ‘Brando’ Sofas
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marlon-brando-estate-sues-brando-223596

NEW US CODE SEARCH TOOL  http://uscodebeta.house.gov/

THE FAIR USE CALCULATOR AT HTTP://librarycopyright.net/fairuse

not legal advice, but a useful tool to document your arguments on the 4 factors….


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