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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 14

    Hoppner on EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right

    Hoppner on EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right
    Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, is publishing EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right in Intellectual Property Quarterly (2018). Here is the abstract. This paper investigates the merits of a new…
  • Dec 14

    Disney Buys 21st Century Fox Entertainment Assets For $52.4 Billion

    Disney Buys 21st Century Fox Entertainment Assets For $52.4 Billion
    Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox's movie studio and other entertainment assets, such as FX and National Geographic. The deal is worth over $52 billion in stock, and will allow Disney to compete more effectively with emerging media content…
  • Dec 13

    Schauer on Free Speech, the Search For Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge @UVALaw

    Schauer on Free Speech, the Search For Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge @UVALaw
    Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law, has published Free Speech, the Search for Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge 70 SMU Law Review 231 (2017). Here is the abstract. This article, the written version of the…
Rank this Week: 21

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 559

Music - Technology - Policy

Music - Technology - Policy

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

http://www.musictechpolicy.com/
  • Dec 16

    News from the Goolag: NYT Fails to Connect the Dot

    News from the Goolag: NYT Fails to Connect the Dot
    News from the oblivious…New York Times reporter Charles McDermid offers us a demonstration of myopia.  In his December 13 “Briefing” column (subtitled “Here’s what you need to know”), Mr. McDermid…
  • Dec 16

    Stump the Band: Robots Gone Wild Movie Quote

    Stump the Band: Robots Gone Wild Movie Quote
    It’s that time of year again–time  for readers to stump the band with obscure movie quotes.  This time of year when reorders are filled, shows are booked, playlists are frozen and Congress is slouching toward Bethlehem,…
  • Dec 16

    SoundExchange Scores 41% increase in SiriusXM artist royalties — The Trichordist

    SoundExchange Scores 41% increase in SiriusXM artist royalties — The Trichordist
    In a big win for artists, SoundExchange scores 41% increase in SiriusXM royalties.
Rank this Week: 2569

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: 4417

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/15/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/15/17
    How Piracy Can Hurt Consumers — One of the challenges copyright supporters face is that the effects of the law are long term and, given their subjective nature, difficult to measure. Here, researchers consider this challenge and compare…
  • Dec 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/01/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/01/17
    Miranda Mulholland brings crucial message to Ottawa in ‘Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace’ speech — “On Nov. 22, Miranda Mulholland brought an important and timely message to Ottawa as she delivered a keynote…
  • Nov 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17
    SCOTUSBlog Petition of the Day: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v Wall-Street.com — The US Copyright Act requires a copyright owner to register her copyright with the US Copyright Office before she can file an infringement lawsuit.…
Rank this Week: 2760

Pay or Play

Pay or Play

Covers entertainment law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://payorplay.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 14

    Green Hasson Janks – “Will MoviePass Bring Moviegoers Back to Theaters?”

    Green Hasson Janks – “Will MoviePass Bring Moviegoers Back to Theaters?”
    Bryan Golerkansky and Ryan Dunner, supervising senior associates at Green Hasson Janks, write: With the new age of digital streaming and an abundant amount of on-demand content available for  24/7 consumption, many consumers have…
  • Dec 11

    FCC Adopts Next Gen TV: Maybe Not a Good Thing

    FCC Adopts Next Gen TV: Maybe Not a Good Thing
    In another controversial move, the FCC has approved by a 3-2 vote the adoption of the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, known as Next Gen TV. This IP-based standard will permit over-the-air broadcasters to offer Ultra High Definition…
  • Dec 1

    Summary Judgment for Insurer Leaves Porn Site Unprotected Against Actors’ HIV Claim

    Summary Judgment for Insurer Leaves Porn Site Unprotected Against Actors’ HIV Claim
    A federal court on Monday held California’s State Insurance Compensation Fund has no obligation to cover a series of claims from three porn actors against Cybernet for allegedly causing them to contract human immunodeficiency virus…
Rank this Week: 1754

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: 3388

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/
  • Dec 8

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch
    By Michael Santucci Recently, we lost one of the toughest business people I have known. We lost an innovator. We lost a visionary. I enjoyed working with electronic music promoter, festival operator and music manager Steve Koch starting in…
  • Dec 4

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”
    Recently, Robert Diggs, p/k/a RZA, opposed a trademark application for the mark WOOF-TANG CLAN.[1] RZA is one of the leaders of the hip-hop group WU-TANG CLAN and alleges to be the owner of multiple trademark registrations containing the mark…
  • Nov 22

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production

    Client Spotlight: Belvit Jordan, Founder of Next Weekend Production
    One of our clients we hold close to our hearts here at Santucci Priore P.L. is Belvit Jordan, Founder and Managing Partner of South Florida based Next Weekend Productions. Her special events and production company oversees the coordination,…
Rank this Week: 2223

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred
    The South Dakota Supreme Court recently decided a unique case which may be persuasive to jurists in many other states that have adopted the Uniform Trust Code, particularly as it relates to literal compliance with shortened time frames for…
  • Nov 15

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision
    It is becoming increasingly common for beneficiaries to want to create a power to remove trustees of their trusts, when the trust agreement does not grant them this power.  In states which have adopted it, the Uniform Trust Code does…
  • Nov 15

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS
    In Private Letter Ruling 201737008, issued by the IRS on September 15, 2017, the Service gave retroactive tax effect to a court modification of the power of appointment held by the donor’s spouse over the donor’s trust. …
Rank this Week: 2041

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 6

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded music now firmly a growth industry, but for how long? Ovum has published new forecasts for retail sales of…
  • Nov 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Record companies look to benefit from the music industry disruptors Record companies are not renowned for embracing new…
  • Nov 8

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Producers’ and performers’ rights earnings see steady year Performance-rights distributions broke new records…
Rank this Week: 4295

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
  • Nov 29

    Episode 91 – Curiously Curiou

    Episode 91 – Curiously Curiou
    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…
  • Nov 21

    Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.

    Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.
    I want to take a few moments to wish all of my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude.…
  • Oct 27

    Episode 90 – Going’ Bananas!

    Episode 90 – Going’ Bananas!
    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…
Rank this Week: 1106

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 22

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”

    Event Review — You’ve Been Served: “The Rape of Europa”
    By John Pietruszka* On Wednesday, October 26,, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm, the Brooklyn Law School Art Law Association and the Center for Art Law sponsored a screening of the documentary, The Rape of Europa, followed by a discussion lead…
  • Nov 5

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial

    The Making of the Moral Rights Case: The Factual and Legal Background of the 5Pointz Trial
    By Laura B. Richardson*   5Pointz, the world renowned “graffiti mecca” as it was once known, has become the subject of a legal battle which has culminated in a jury trial in the Eastern District of New York. Cohen v. G&M…
  • Oct 26

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)

    Book Review: “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art”(2017)
    By Jason Barnes* The recent movie Woman of Gold and the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act enacted in 2016 reflect a steady interest in U.S. restitution of Nazi-expropriated art.  It is thus with impeccable timing that Nicholas…
Rank this Week: 2925

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/
  • Nov 22

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?
    Have you ever posted something hastily on social media, and then deleted it later, after coming into your rational mind? Lots of people do it, and while oftentimes it does the trick, it isn’t a reliable way of removing something once…
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
Rank this Week: 2514

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

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

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Nov 15

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 89 - Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 89 - 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…
  • Nov 1

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 88 - Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 88 - 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…
  • Oct 27

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 90 - Gordon Firemark & Tamera Bennett

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 90 - Gordon Firemark & Tamera Bennett
    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: 2323

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 9

    The overwhelming effect of stays pending appeal

    The overwhelming effect of stays pending appeal
    The Second Circuit denied a stay pending appeal of the denial of an injunction barring suspension of NFL running back Ezekiel Elliott. The court referred to it as an "injunction pending appeal," which is wrong and the improper terminology…
  • Nov 9

    The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law

    The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law
    As many professors who teach sports law are in the process of deciding which textbook to use in the spring of 2018, the Sports Law Blog wanted to provide you with yet outstanding choice. Oxford University Press will be publishing The Oxford…
  • Oct 25

    Jews and the 2017 World Serie

    Jews and the 2017 World Serie
    Some off-the-cuff baseball history.The 2017 World Series features Jewish players on both teams--Alex Bregman for the Astros and Joc Pederson for the Dodgers. According to Bob Wechsler, author of The Jewish Baseball Card Book, this is the…
Rank this Week: 515

Swinging for the Fences - Royal…

Swinging for the Fences - Royal Sports Group

Baseball player rights, benefits and more.

http://royalsportsgroup.info/
  • Nov 7

    Jordan Milbrath – Cleveland Indians Next Power Pitcher

    Jordan Milbrath – Cleveland Indians Next Power Pitcher
    Jordan Milbrath, a power pitching prospect for the Cleveland Indians, was promoted to the AA Akron Rubberducks in 2017. With an upper 90’s fastball and [Read More] The post Jordan Milbrath – Cleveland Indians Next Power Pitcher…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1283

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/
Rank this Week: 3944

Sports and Outdoor Recreation Blog

Sports and Outdoor Recreation Blog

Covers sports law. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/outdoor/
  • Oct 25

    National Park Service Proposes Entrance Fee Increase for Several Popular Park

    National Park Service Proposes Entrance Fee Increase for Several Popular Park
    The National Park Service (NPS)  has announced a proposal to increase entrance fees at 17 national parks. Currently, the fee for private vehicles is between $25 and $30, while the fee for motorcycles is $15-25 and $10-15 for pedestrians…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1521

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: 3230

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: 496

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: 3190

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: 1817

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: 1462

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: 1034

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: 1485

'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: 1900

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: 1411

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: 2618

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 …
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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…
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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: 2262

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: 4103

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: 3058

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: 2576

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: 2472

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: 733

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: 2600

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: 253

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: 843

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

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

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 4134

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
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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: 654

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: 4666

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: 2560

Entertainment Law Reporter

Entertainment Law Reporter

From the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School.

http://www.entertainmentlawreporter.com/
  • Jun 5

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu
    I've discovered that publishing a one-man blog - even a blog that primarily calls attention to the fine work of others - is a surprisingly time-consuming activity. My work on the Entertainment Law Reporter got interrupted by the need to…
  • May 2

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President
    Those who watch politics (the way others watch sports) wonder whether Donald Trump is seriously thinking about running for President, or whether he is simply generating publicity for his television show "The Apprentice." Only "The Donald"…
  • May 2

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating
    The Federal Trade Commission has found that video game retailers enforce industry age and content ratings more vigorously than other entertainment retailers, and that music CD retailers are the most lax at doing so. In the words of the…
Rank this Week: 847