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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 17

    Madison and Lombardi on Blurred Justice: The "Blurred Lines" Case @ChanceyGardener

    Madison and Lombardi on Blurred Justice: The "Blurred Lines" Case @ChanceyGardener
    Allen D. Madison, University of South Dakota Law School, and Paul Lombardi, University of South Dakota School of Music, are publishing Blurred Justice in volume 38 of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (2018). Here is the…
  • Oct 16

    Kendrick on Free Speech as a Special Right @lckendrick

    Kendrick on Free Speech as a Special Right @lckendrick
    Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law, has published Free Speech as a Special Right at 45 Philosophy and Public Affairs 87 (2017). Here is the abstract. Many theorists treat free speech as a special right. Other theorists…
  • Oct 5

    Trump Suggests Senate Committee Should Look Into US Media's "Fake News Stories"

    Trump Suggests Senate Committee Should Look Into US Media's "Fake News Stories"
    Donald Trump seems to want the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into whether the media is reporting "made up news." Today he tweeted, "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country…
Rank this Week: 43

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 166

Music - Technology - Policy

Music - Technology - Policy

Covers issues for professional creators in the music and movie businesses.

http://www.musictechpolicy.com/
  • Oct 17

    Will Congress Bring Songwriters a Lump of Coal or Justice?

    Will Congress Bring Songwriters a Lump of Coal or Justice?
    It is axiomatic that as government expands, liberty contracts. Songwriters are among the most highly regulated workers in America, so on the continuum of liberty, guess where songwriters score? Most people are surprised by that unadulterated,…
  • Oct 15

    The Flaw Behind Zuckerberg’s Universal Basic Income Scam

    The Flaw Behind Zuckerberg’s Universal Basic Income Scam
    These 21st Century Robber Barrons will expect the taxpayer to pay for those smart roads or if the beneficiaries of the infrastructurer will pay, they will expect to own the roads, no doubt.  So the taxpayer will pay for the roads for the…
  • Oct 14

    Must Read Post by @miramulholland on the Significance of the Loss of Professional Creator

    Must Read Post by @miramulholland on the Significance of the Loss of Professional Creator
    If you’ve ever been in a job interview for coders, you’ll understand when I tell you that it’s like a cross between the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the hacking-on-shots employment interview scene in The Social…
Rank this Week: 296

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 6

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam
    The First Amendment and boundaries of free speech are on everyone’s minds these days, and the trademark world is no exception. In what is being considered a touchdown (pun 100% intended) for trademark owners, the Supreme Court recently…
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
Rank this Week: 401

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of  my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast. …
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 302

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    NFLPA victim of drive-by jurisdictional ruling

    NFLPA victim of drive-by jurisdictional ruling
    The Fifth Circuit last week reversed a district court order enjoining the NFL from carrying out the six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboy running back Ezekiel Elliott because of a domestic-violence incident. I saw the story, but assumed that…
  • Sep 21

    Decision Time in College Athletics: Are College Athletes Students or Employees?

    Decision Time in College Athletics: Are College Athletes Students or Employees?
    Deservedly, college athletics has been under assault the past several years. Most of the criticism has been directed at calling out the hypocrisy of this multi-billion-dollar industry in allowing all associated with it the opportunity to…
  • Sep 10

    NFL Faces Uphill Battle in Obtaining "Emergency Stay" from Fifth Circuit

    NFL Faces Uphill Battle in Obtaining "Emergency Stay" from Fifth Circuit
    The next legal front in the NFL vs. NFLPA battle over Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension is expected to open this week (perhaps as soon as Monday), when the NFL files its notice of appeal of Judge Mazzant's preliminary injunction ruling. But…
Rank this Week: 818

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Oct 13

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork

    Vagaries of Valuation for Collections of Artwork
    By Elizabeth Summers* For better or for worse, the world cares how much collectors pay for art. A record price realized at auction or in a “private” sale can create headlines in both art world publications and the national press.…
  • Sep 29

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné

    Giacometti: a Foundation, an Association, and a Catalogue Raisonné
    By Colby Meagle* Renowned Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti passed away in 1966. Although, he died childless, his legacy lives on as his works continue to grow in value and prestige across the world, strengthening his reputation…
  • Jul 27

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)

    Book Review: “Art Law: A Concise Guide for Artists, Curators, and Art Educators”(2016)
      By Wylie Rechler Ever wonder about the processes, complexities, and challenges revolving around an artist’s journey from studio to international renown? Or a collector’s campaign from inheritance to resale of an artwork…
Rank this Week: 511

Seattle Sports, Entertainment &…

Seattle Sports, Entertainment & Trademark Lawyer Blog

By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://seattle-trademark-lawyer.com/
  • Oct 13

    The Evolution Of Sports Law

    The Evolution Of Sports Law
    I am excited to announce that my article, The Evolution of Sports Law has been published in the latest October 2015 Article of the NWLawyer Magazine.  You can check out the article HERE.  I will also post the full article below for…
  • Oct 13

    The Evolution Of Sports Law

    The Evolution Of Sports Law
    I am excited to announce that my article, The Evolution of Sports Law has been published in the latest October 2015 Article of the NWLawyer Magazine.  You can check out the article HERE.  I will also post the full article below for…
  • Jun 12

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?

    What do I need to know about Trademarks?
    On Monday 5/25/15 I had the pleasure of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area. I will be on the show which airs M-F at 6am, the last Monday of every month in 2015. You can…
Rank this Week: 917

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband
    October 13, 2017 – A city council member will soon propose the hire of an employee to begin what would be the eighth investigation into municipal broadband for the city in 12 years.
  • Oct 8

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today
    October 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford explains why we might be more of a captive audience now than we were a decade ago.
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 1104

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 13

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution

    Follow Up: Guilty Pleas in Casting Workshop Prosecution
    We blogged recently about criminal proceedings brought by the LA City Attorney against numerous defendants accused of operating pay-for-play casting workshops in which actors allegedly paid for the opportunity to audition in front of casting…
  • Oct 10

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster

    Court Pens New Chapter in Milo Yiannopoulos’ Suit Against Simon & Schuster
    After the outspoken conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos sued Simon & Schuster this summer for allegedly breaching their contract to publish his autobiography Dangerous, Simon & Schuster threw the book at Yiannopoulos with a…
  • Oct 9

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry

    Erin M. Jacobson: How Spotify Has Waged War With The Music Industry
    Los Angeles-based IP lawyer Erin M. Jacobson recently penned a piece describing the ongoing dispute between members of the music industry and music streaming service Spotify, and arguing against Spotify’s attempts to limit the…
Rank this Week: 1964

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17
    Strong copyright protections in NAFTA renegotiations are needed to protect rights of creatives — Gale Anne Hurd, producer of such films and television shows as the “Terminator” trilogy, “Aliens”,…
  • Oct 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17
    On Eve of ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal Hearing, Richard Busch is the Music Industry’s Most Feared Lawyer — Oral arguments in the “Blurred Lines” case, on appeal after a jury held that Robin Thicke and Pharrell…
  • Sep 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17
    Petition of the day — SCOTUSblog highlighted the petition in Perfect 10 v Giganews this week. Giganews initially waived its right to respond, but the Supreme Court has requested a response by October 20. The issue: “(1) Whether…
Rank this Week: 3031

Sports and Outdoor Recreation Blog

Sports and Outdoor Recreation Blog

Covers sports law. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/outdoor/
  • Oct 11

    Making Your Passion Your Paycheck: Legal Issues for Entrepreneur

    Making Your Passion Your Paycheck: Legal Issues for Entrepreneur
    Whether your passion is rock climbing, camping, skiing, yoga or scuba diving, starting a company that combines your passion with the opportunity to pay your bills can be exciting and overwhelming. Perhaps the scariest part of any such…
  • Oct 9

    CBP to Ban Imports Made by North Korean Workers Regardless of Location

    CBP to Ban Imports Made by North Korean Workers Regardless of Location
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that it will block imports of goods that were produced with North Korean labor even though North Korean workers were employed outside of North Korea. The announcement was made after…
  • Oct 4

    Perils of Using Social Media to Run Promotion

    Perils of Using Social Media to Run Promotion
    Social media has become a preferred medium for operators to disseminate information and sell their products/services, connect with their customers and strengthen their brand. With this availability and convenience, also comes numerous…
Rank this Week: 1933

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Midyear trade results suggest a very big year for global recorded-music sales With all the world’s major…
  • Sep 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Final judgment and permanent injunction filing details the end of Youtube-mp3.org Almost exactly one year ago, the RIAA,…
  • Sep 1

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded-music sales in Japan head for lengthy period of stagnation The Japanese music trade association, the RIAJ, has…
Rank this Week: 4349

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding
    Indiana, in particular the Indianapolis region, is drawing the attention of private equity firms and venture capitalists from around the country.  The city, with a growing industry focus in technology and healthcare, as well as a variety…
  • Sep 29

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit
    The U. S. Tax Court recently upheld the right of the IRS to adjust the amount of the unused estate tax exemption left by the predeceased spouse, when computing the federal estate tax owed by the estate of the surviving spouse
  • Sep 26

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial
    A federal court in California recently rejected a motion by the San Diego Comic Convention and will hear whether the mark COMIC-CON is generic.  Background The San Diego Comic Convention (“SDCC”), a non-profit corporation,…
Rank this Week: 2220

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Covers legal issues affecting interactive, sports and entertainment marketing and promotions. By Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP.

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
  • Sep 29

    Paid to Post? #FTCAdvice for Influencer

    Paid to Post? #FTCAdvice for Influencer
    In our previous blog post, “#CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirements,” we discussed a recent Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) settlement and the…
  • Sep 19

    #CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirement

    #CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirement
    In 2017, being a “social media influencer” can mean big bucks. Companies are increasingly eager to pay individuals with large social media followings substantial sums to promote products in the hopes of reaching millions of…
  • Jul 31

    Privacy Hat Trick: Three New State Laws to Juggle

    Privacy Hat Trick: Three New State Laws to Juggle
    Nevada, Oregon and New Jersey recently passed laws focusing on the collection of consumer information, serving as a reminder for advertisers, retailers, publishers and data collectors to keep up-to-date, accurate and compliant privacy and…
Rank this Week: 4144

The Law Offices of Gordon P.…

The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark

Covers art, entertainment law, film finance and intellectual property.

http://firemark.com
  • Sep 29

    Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seu

    Episode 89 – you’re a mean one, Dr. Seu
    Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast…
  • Sep 21

    Register your DMCA Agent by December 31 or risk losing your “safe-harbor” protection against copyright infringement lawsuits.

    Register your DMCA Agent by December 31 or risk losing your “safe-harbor” protection against copyright infringement lawsuits.
    Earlier this year, the copyright office finalized the plan to modernize the process for registering your DMCA Agent.  Registration offers important protections for all operators of online service providers.  This includes you if you…
  • Sep 14

    The Equifax Breach, and what you should do to protect your credit

    The Equifax Breach, and what you should do to protect your credit
    While this post is not, strictly speaking, on the “Entertainment Law” beat,  several clients asked me about it, and I addressed their concerns in my e-newsletter (sign up in the sidebar).  On recommendation from a…
Rank this Week: 1295

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Sep 27

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!
    Just a quick update for those of you wondering about the arts implications of the revised travel ban: Aside from adding North Korea and Venezuela (with the latter not actually be a “real” ban) to the list, everything else is…
  • Sep 6

    THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRIBUTE BAND

    THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRIBUTE BAND
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. We hope everyone had a great summer. Sorry we haven’t posted in a while, but we’ve been a bit “pre-occupied” with in the world of artist visas. It seems something changes every time…
  • Mar 17

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    By now, you should all be aware that the incidents of artists and performers from a wide range of nationalities arriving in the United States as visitors (either on visitor visas (B-1/B-2) or…
Rank this Week: 3392

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Sep 27

    Registering copyrights: Is it really worth the $35?

    Registering copyrights: Is it really worth the $35?
    When copyright protection was created in the late 1700s, it was for books, and poetry, and other written works. After all, Thomas Edison didn’t invent the phonograph until almost a century later, and sound recordings weren’t…
  • Sep 8

    Chopped-up fingers and bruised egos: How can I find out who posted disparaging comments about me anonymously on the internet?

    Chopped-up fingers and bruised egos: How can I find out who posted disparaging comments about me anonymously on the internet?
    People who believe their professional reputations or personal integrity have been unfairly impugned by materials anonymously posted on the internet are not defenseless against their unnamed tormentors. Is it possible to discover the identity…
  • Aug 14

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?

    Is it defamation to … tell someone to eat shit?
    This is an easy one. No. By definition, defamation is a false statement of fact, which damages another’s reputation or character. So, telling someone to eat shit, which is nothing but a more colorful way of saying ‘go fly a…
Rank this Week: 2765

Swinging for the Fences - Royal…

Swinging for the Fences - Royal Sports Group

Baseball player rights, benefits and more.

http://royalsportsgroup.info/
  • Sep 21

    Light Reading and MLB’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Light Reading and MLB’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement
    As you know, MLBPA and MLB agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement.  Unless there is strike or lockout, this agreement is effective from today [Read More] The post Light Reading and MLB’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement…
  • Aug 9

    Think About Winter Baseball in August

    Think About Winter Baseball in August
    August is the perfect time to start thinking about winter baseball.  Ideally, your Club will ask you to participate.  Whether a Player wishes to accept [Read More] The post Think About Winter Baseball in August appeared first on…
  • Jul 11

    All Star Game Wages and Salary

    All Star Game Wages and Salary
    The All Star Game is a wonderful opportunity for a select group of players.  But, lets turn our attention to wages. The new collective bargaining [Read More] The post All Star Game Wages and Salary appeared first on Royal Sports Group,…
Rank this Week: 2031

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Aug 29

    Second Annual Gala 4 Goal

    Second Annual Gala 4 Goal
    J. Paye & Associates is a proud sponsor of The Sanneh Foundation Second Annual Gala 4 Goals. The Sanneh Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established by Tony Sanneh, Former Major League Soccer Player and member of the 2002 U.S.…
  • Aug 29

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
    “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show Empire shows us…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
Rank this Week: 3397

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Could the Heirs of the Sculptor of the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Prevent Its Alteration?

    Could the Heirs of the Sculptor of the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Prevent Its Alteration?
    The Confederate Memorial Carving on Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a colossal, high-relief sculpture – the largest in the world – of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, prancing about on horseback in grand…
  • Apr 19

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT
    Your artist career is getting traction – you’re doing more shows, you’re recording strong material, people want to work with you. And now you’ve been offered a management contract. Should you sign it? This question…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 2568

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Aug 14

    Updates on Prince Estate - Heirs Determined; UMG Deal Voided; Possible Dispute Over Prince Stage Show

    Updates on Prince Estate - Heirs Determined; UMG Deal Voided; Possible Dispute Over Prince Stage Show
    What Happens Now that Prince's Heirs Are Determined?More than a year after Prince's death, the court certified Prince's heirs as his sister and five, half siblings. Under Minnesota law, half siblings are treated equally with full siblings for…
  • Aug 4

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 87 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 87 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
  • Jul 14

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 86 -- Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
Rank this Week: 2496

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3538

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp
    Recently, the companies responsible for organizing retired baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr.’s baseball camps (“Ripken Companies”) were sued for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiff in this case is Zito, LLC, a company owned…
  • May 30

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (“Eleventh Circuit”) affirmed that in order to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit the Plaintiff must have first obtained a copyright registration.[1] As…
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
Rank this Week: 1709

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

By Heather M. Morado. Covers entertainment and intellectual property law.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 1677

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
  • Apr 3

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again
    With Shell Oil Company pulling out as the Houston Open’s title sponsor after a successful 26-year run, the Houston Golf Association finds itself in an all too familiar position — what must be done to make the venerable tournament…
  • Feb 13

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt
    Who would have ever thought that the combination of hosting a Super Bowl and dealing with the question of what to do with the Astrodome is teaching us a valuable lesson in economic trade-offs and the declining importance of the ……
  • Jan 19

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
Rank this Week: 1484

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

By Christopher English Hugan. Law and other nonsense from a Nashville business and intellectual property lawyer.

https://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the application is true. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 1570

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the application is true. There are two types of…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 2610

CopyLaw

CopyLaw

Copyright, defamation, publishing and unfair competition law practice tips and developments. By Lloyd J. Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast.  I…
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 1766

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Covers the law and business of digital media and traditional entertainment. By Jonathan Handel.

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    Sirocco (Poetry & Politics)

    Sirocco (Poetry & Politics)
    Music/FX credits: piano Amir Mofrat; flute Jensmuse; wind Mark DiAngelo.Click here if the player above is not visible. An ill wind blowsStraight across the land:You can feel it now.It’s a desert galeThat dessicates compassion;A…
  • Sep 22

    Trump - 'The Grand Experiment" (Video)

    Trump - 'The Grand Experiment" (Video)
    The Grand ExperimentHe said I alone can solve it all:  The Mexicans will take the fall,Rapists and murderers one and all. I'll keep them out with a beautiful wall.He claimed Muslims on the Jersey ShoreCheered 9/11 with a roar.So he…
  • Nov 7

    It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

    It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday
    ‘The Noir Series’ harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unionsBad Medicine,' a segment from 'The Noir Series,' features a chain-smoking doctor and two disconcerting …
Rank this Week: 3999

TVJuriste.com

TVJuriste.com

Covers legal issues from television programs.

http://www.tvjuriste.com
  • Oct 25

    What Negan May Mean to The Walking Dead in Season Seven

    What Negan May Mean to The Walking Dead in Season Seven
    Finally, Negan. After half a year of hype, the fans have their wish, as the love-to-hate-him villain from the graphic novels made his on screen debut in the season six finale. What does Negan really mean to the lives of Team Grimes in the…
  • Oct 2

    Netflix’s Luke Cage Has Mass Appeal

    Netflix’s Luke Cage Has Mass Appeal
    Colter has a tough job of playing Cage as written. He’s a horny stiff, a brutal pacifist who only releases his pent-up anger when bashing in heads. He’s playing an ex-cop, ex-con from the deep South, but his line readings seem to…
  • Aug 25

    The Get Down: A Hip-Hop Culture Primer With a Sparkling Premier

    The Get Down: A Hip-Hop Culture Primer With a Sparkling Premier
    Could it be that Hollywood has discovered (or is remembering) that  #blacklivesmatter?  Two of the splashiest, flashiest visual stylists in Hollywood looked back at watershed years in recent African-American history in 2016. Ryan…
Rank this Week: 2410

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

Covers intellectual property, entertainment and media law. By Ken Davidson.

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Sep 18

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton
    If you want to find intellectual property law in Edmonton, then there a few things you should know first. Check out multiple lawyers and get multiple opinions.  With anything as important as this, you need to get multiple opinions from a…
  • Sep 14

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)
    1. Joe Jamail Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation, and your enjoyment in being a lawyer. Jamail was also considered to be the wealthiest lawyer in the US.  He was a…
  • Sep 11

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case
    This is a fantastic summary video of some of the most important supreme court cases out there.  All of these decisions have had massive effect on the state of the US’s legal precedent today. … The post Summary of Important…
Rank this Week: 4418

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Oct 30

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story
    What’s the one thing that can send chills down the spine of any copyright attorney? A $5 million judgment against your client for a music copyright case. This past week, the video depositions of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were…
Rank this Week: 2432

DealFatigue

DealFatigue

Covers the entertainment business and deal making culture. By Peter L. Kaufman.

http://dealfatigue.com/
  • Feb 21

    Reflecting Oscar

    Reflecting Oscar
    Unlike anywhere else in the world, Oscar weekend has the greatest impact in Los Angeles. Aside from traffic closures and the heartbreak and envy of Oscar parties to the uninvited, Oscar weekend provides the creative community with a weekend…
  • Feb 20

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy

    The Win-Win Deal-Making Fallacy
    .@DanWilliams @lrozen win-win should always be the goal in any negotiation, but I get nervous when one side says that. It's a zero-sum tell. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 11, 2015
  • Feb 7

    What It Take

    What It Take
    1. Aspiring producers/writers/creatives: dogged persistence, while Capraesque, is not in itself enough (woefully misplaced?) to execute. — Peter Kaufman (@Dealfatigue) February 7, 2015 2 indie or not, to produce for the mass market,…
Rank this Week: 3235

Law Law Land

Law Law Land

A lawyer's look at the weird, wacky, wonderful world of the entertainment industry. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.lawlawlandblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • May 6

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

    A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law
    A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student.  She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments.  Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student. It sounds like the plot of a…
  • Apr 3

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

    “River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.
    In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.”  Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship.  In…
Rank this Week: 2852

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 2758

Current Trends in Copyright,…

Current Trends in Copyright, Trademark & Entertainment Law

By the Bennet Law Office.

http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog. Snag our RSS feed in Feedly.
  • May 9

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

    CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home
    The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home.  Click here to keep reading the blog.   Click here to update your RSS feed. Attorney…
  • Apr 22

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech

    Who Controls Your Likeness? Balancing Right of Publicity and Free Speech
    Just a quick note to let you know our blog has a new home.  Click here for all the new content for the Create Protect blog and subscribe to the RSS feed. Originally Published in TEXAS LAWYER* Sharing photos has never been easier. From…
Rank this Week: 1318

Nerds in Court

Nerds in Court

Focuses on emerging legal issues and news stories relating to video games, comic books, anime, and other nerd culture. By John G. Nowakowski and Christina R. Evola.

http://nerdsincourt.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2801

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 1535

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Covers the financing, production and distribution of motion pictures. By Mark Litwak.

http://marklitwak.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    NEW BLOG

    NEW BLOG
    We have moved the Entertainment Law Resources blog to our newly redesigned website: www.marklitwak.comFor the most recent updates visit the new blog.The Blog can be reached at New Blog LinkSEC Proposes Crowdfunding RulesBy Mark…
  • Sep 5

    Film Finance Webinar September 20, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with Mark Litwak

    Film Finance Webinar September 20, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with Mark Litwak
    I will be participating in a one hour Webinar for the California State Bar Entertainment and Sports Law Interest Group. The panelists will describe basics and potential benefits of various finance structures, highlighting practical…
  • Aug 3

    Mark Litwak was interviewed about the…

    Mark Litwak was interviewed about the movie industry on the KBeach radio show the Kaine Perspective on August 1.The entire show was recorded and can be listened to: Listen to Radio Interview
Rank this Week: 4115

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 4209

SportsBiz - The Business of Sports…

SportsBiz - The Business of Sports Illuminated

Covers the economics, law and business of sports.

http://thesportsbizblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    NCAA Smacks Penn State but No Death Penalty

    NCAA Smacks Penn State but No Death Penalty
    ARTICLEURL
  • May 30

    TelevisionAl Jazeera

    TelevisionAl Jazeera
    TelevisionAl Jazeera intends to build a global sports brand, even bidding for UK rights to Premier League games (Reuters)NBC laid out its Olympics coverage including live streaming of every event on NBCOlympics.com and 242 hours of 3D…
  • May 27

    Can Indy Cars Ever Be Relevant Again?

    Can Indy Cars Ever Be Relevant Again?
    How to make Indy Cars relevant again (RealClearSports)ARTICLEURL
Rank this Week: 1436

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Covers legal issues affecting the entertainment industry, particularly the issues which arise in litigation. By the Avanzado Law Firm.

http://www.entertainmentlitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3996

Business and Entertainment Law

Business and Entertainment Law

By Emily Patricia Graham.

http://businessentertainmentattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution

    Acquiring Secondary Meaning: Manufacturing or Marketing/Distribution
    Knights Armament Co. v. Optical Sys. Tech. Inc., No. 09-14480 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011)Appellant Optical Systems Technology Inc. (OSTI) and Appellees Knights Armament Company and its owner C. Reed Knight Jr. claimed ownership of the…
  • Feb 12

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case

    Retaining Jurisdiction over a Settlement Agreement in a Trademark Infringement Case
    Vraiment Hospitality, LLC v. Todd Binkowski. No. 8:11-cv-1240-T-33TGW (Mid. Dist. Tampa, Sept. 23, 2011)Plaintiff Vraiment made a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement and Defendants filed a Reply in opposition. The parties had informed the…
  • May 11

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion

    Rockers vs. Bikers: Likelihood of Confusion
    Blackwall Group, LLC v. Sick Boy, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19808 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 2011)
Rank this Week: 4569

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Entertainment Lawyers Blog

Covers entertainment law issues affecting the film, theate, and music industries, as well as writers and screenwriters. By Joseph Lamy.

http://www.entertainmentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit

    Understanding the Rhode Island Film Tax Credit
    The Rhode Island Film Tax Credit, although a controversial law, is not unlike similar laws passed in over 30 States. The Rhode Island legislature recognized that the television and movie industries can generate an infusion of capital into…
  • Feb 3

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie

    Collecting Unpaid Music Royaltie
    For many possible reasons, artists inquire with my entertainment law office because they feel that they are owed royalties. Sometimes, artists believe that they have not been paid enough in royalties, or sometimes, no royalties at all have…
  • Jan 31

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture

    Understanding an Option Agreement for Film and Motion Picture
    An option agreement is one of the most common contracts by which producers secure rights to a story or concept from the screenwriter, novelist or owner of the intellectual property that is being considered for a film or television show. In an…
Rank this Week: 2898