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Who knew Audible.com would be such a great resource for keeping up with the latest in the intersection of tech, copyright, and the music industry? I guess these days it's not so much an intersection as it is daily life that all three go together. Audible.com is now offering "Channels" with short-form news and podcast segments.

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For your listening enjoyment:

Tech Giants Boast an Edge in Music Streaming

Release Date: 07-25-16

Publisher: The Wall Street Journal

Written by: Hannah Karp

Narrated by: Alexander Quincy

Length: 5 mins

 

How Apple Sold a Million Drake Albums in Five Days

Release Date:05-07-16

Publisher: The Wall Street Journal

Written by: Hannah Karp

Narrated by: Paul Ryden

Length: 5 mins

 

Prince Went to Some Astounding Lengths to Protect His Music - and His Image

Release Date:04-25-16

Publisher: PRI's The World

Written by: Shirin Jaafari

Narrated by: Marco Werman

Length: 5 mins
 

Google Wins Java Copyright Case Against Oracle

"Google Wins Java Copyright Case Against Oracle" is from the May 26, 2016 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jack Nicas and narrated by Alexander Quincy.


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Entertainment Law Update Podcast - Episode 76

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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.

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How Do I Invest In A Music Career or Project?

How Do I Invest In A Music Career? Musician/Artist Investor Checklist Texas lawyer Tamera Bennett #musicbiz #createprotect

Texas Music Lawyer Tamera Bennett created an "Investor Checklist" to be used by musicians, artists, and potential investors before investing in a musician's career or recording project. These tips were also discussed during the 2016 SXSW panel "Developing An Indie Artist's Career Using Their Money on Others'".

You can download the Investor Checklist here and review the information below.

Investor Checklist - Musicians, Artists

  • What are the expectations of the investor and the artist?
  • Is the investment in
    • The artist's career as a whole
    • A specific project
    • A combination of the career and a project
  • Will the investment be made in
    • Cash paid to the artist
    • Payment of recording costs, marketing, touring, other expenses
  • Will a business entity be created that is owned by the artist and investor?
    • Joint venture
    • LLC or corporation
    • General partnership or Limited partnership
    • Term/Length of the agreement?
  • How much control will the investor have in creative?
    • Songs cut
    • Social media/Public Image
  • If investing in intellectual property, who will own the songs, sound recordings, videos, trademarks/band name?
  • Is there a cap on investor’s contribution?
  • How will the investor recoup its contribution?
    • Profit share
    • Royalty
    • Loan with payment plan
  • How will a return on investment be calculated for the investor? Is there a cap on return?
  • What is the artist’s track record on prior releases/projects?
  • Will the investor just provide money or can they provide industry connections?
  • What type of commitment is the artist willing to make to promote career/project?
  • Is there anybody else that has already “invested” or is claiming an interest in the artist’s career or project?

Are you ready to take the next step with your music career?

Contact Texas music lawyer Tamera Bennett

 

 

Entertainment Law Update Podcast - Episode 75 with Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark

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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 to the Entertainment Law Update Podcast or subscribe in iTunes.

In Episode 75 Tamera and Gordon ponder:

These stories and more on this episode of Entertainment Law Update with Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark.

Listener Feedback |

Please leave us a review in the iTunes store.

EntLaw Update does a phenomenal job of keeping you current on issues of interest to anyone working at the intersection of law and media. Hosts Gordon Firemark and Tamara Bennett are personable and engaging, presenting stories in well-organized fashion that often leaves room for humor. As an avid consumer of law podcasts, I have to say this one is my favorite — if you need a reminder that the law isn’t *always* boring, Entertainment Law Update is what the doctor ordered!
— Michael

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Protecting Your Business Trademark - Interview with Texas Trademark Lawyer Tamera Bennett

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Whether you're a big or small business, you need to know how to protect your brand. Texas trademark lawyer Tamera Bennett was interviewed for Insureon to help business owners answer the following questions:

  1. Why do I have to defend my trademark?
  2. How can I protect my business from a trademark lawsuit?
  3. What do I do if my business is accused of trademark infringement?

Click here to read the full article and trademark attorney Tamera Bennett's responses.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast - Episode 73 Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

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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.

In Episode 73 Tamera and Gordon ponder:

These topics and more are available by clicking the arrow in the bar above or by subscribing to the podcast in iTunes.  Please leave us a review in the iTunes store.


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Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 72 - Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

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Join Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark as they discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.

In Episode 72 Tamera and Gordon discuss the latest news on "fractional" licensing of public performance rights, the Batmobile and copyright protection, who owns the Klingon language, and much more.

These topics and more are available by clicking the arrow in the bar above or subscribing in iTunes.

We love listener feedback. Thank you to Kurt for his kind words in the Apple iTunes Podcast store:

I’ve only just discovered Gordon [Firemark] and Tamera’s [Bennett] podcast (and their great blogs). They convey a lot of information in an accessible and engaging way. As a young lawyer realizing there’s so much more to learn in the great post-law-school beyond, it’s nice not only to get introduced to new concepts, but also to stay up to date on those already familiar to me. Hit the subscribe button already; it’s worth your time.

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Drone Law - Special Edition of Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 74

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Attorney Enrico Shaffer from Traverse Legal joins media lawyer Tamera Bennett and film lawyer Gordon Firemark on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast to discuss the latest developments and regulations in the area of Drone Law. After the special conversation with Enrico, please keep listening for the latest on Prince's estate and more.

This informative conversation provides the basic "do's and don'ts" for operating a drone for commercial purposes. Enrico answers questions like, "Could I be fined if I don't have a 333 Exemption?" "Can the FAA regulate drone operations?" "Why can't I fly over a crowd or fly at night?" "What's the difference between a commercial purpose and recreational use of a drone?" "Will Tinkerbell be flying on a drone at Disneyland?"

Below is a partial checklist for compliance with Drone FAA regs (and some common sense). The checklist doesn’t cover everything but is a good place to start. Please review all FAA rules and regulations on commercial operation for drones.

Practice pointer: Have the drone pilot or the camera operator (if it is someone different than the drone pilot) sign a work for hire agreement and/or copyright assignment to make sure the drone pilot cannot claim a copyright interest in the images captured by the camera on the drone.
— Media lawyer Tamera Bennett
  • Maintain a valid Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Registration with the FAA;
  • Drone is physically marked with the sUAS registration number (N-number);
  • Comply with all rules, regulations, and applicable laws whether local, state, or federal for the operation of an Unmanned Aircraft System;
  • Secure an approved FAA Exemption under Section 333 (it could be months or longer before the new Part 107 - which will replace Section 333 - is approved and implemented);
  • Airworthiness certification from the FAA for the drone;
  • Fly the drone below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles;
  • Keep the drone within visual line of sight at all times;
  • Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations;
  • Do not fly within 5 miles of an airport;
  • Do not fly near people or stadiums (500 feet or the equivalent to a city block away from people or structures);
  • Do not fly a drone that weighs more than 55 pounds;
  • Do not fly at night;
  • The operator of the drone holds a valid airline transport, commercial, private, recreational, or sport pilot certificate;
  • Operator of drone will not be  negligent, careless, or reckless in the operation of the drone;
  • Confirm there are no airspace restrictions where the drone will be flown;
  • Maintain a commercial drone liability insurance policy (this will most likely be a rider to a commercial insurance policy).

You can find comprehensive information on drone law issues and FAA regulations at Enrico's website at www.dronelaw.pro. 

We love listener feedback. Michael posted this comment in the Apple iTunes podcast store:

EntLaw Update does a phenomenal job of keeping you current on issues of interest to anyone working at the intersection of law and media. Hosts Gordon Firemark and Tamara Bennett are personable and engaging, presenting stories in well-organized fashion that often leaves room for humor. As an avid consumer of law podcasts, I have to say this one is my favorite — if you need a reminder that the law isn’t *always* boring, Entertainment Law Update is what the doctor ordered!

 

 

Tamera H. Bennett - Mediation, Trademark, Copyright Spring 2016 Newsletter

Here's the latest news from Denton County trademark and music lawyer Tamera Bennett. Click the link to see updates from Tamera on her news interview on Prince's estate, walking the Cowtown Half Marathon, and protecting your band name as a trademark.