Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 1

by Tamera H. Bennett Glad to be joining Entertainment attorney Gordon Firemark on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.

Episode One gives the listeners some insight into the following topics:

  • SAG & AMPTP have arrived at a deal…
  • The competing “Octomom” trademark registrations
  • Is giving a (loaded) iPod as a gift an act of copyright infringement? (First Sale and Fair Use) (President’s gift to Queen ElizabethII)
  • Copyright and Defamation issues in new social media… Twitter, Facebook, etc. Courtney Love being sued.. a cautionary tale for anybody who uses the Web? 1st Circuit won’t review defamation ruling in Noonan vs. Staples.
  • Copyright holders taking action against content “scraping” websites. (Hot News doctrine)
  • Fair Use, YouTube, DMCA takedowns, etc. -YouTube says 37% of DMCA takedown notices are not valid copyright claims, etc.
  • Wish Upon a star” - Fox’s “Family Guy” “parody”/”satire” Litigation: “Push” lawsuits - When is a deal a deal?
  • Featured Topic: Ownership of partners’ and principals’ intellectual property contributions to a business in the absence of employment agreements.

Check with your state cle reporting.   If you are a Texas attorney, listening to the Entertainment Law Update can count toward your self-study credits.  MCLE credit with a reporting number/certificate are pending for Texas and California.