Entertainment Law Update Podcast
By Gordon P. Firemark, esq.
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Entertainment Law news, analysis and commentary by lawyers for lawyers and other entertainment industry professionals.
||CleanBig Fees, Strikeouts and Disparaging Brands – Entertainment Law Update Episode 70||SHOW NOTES - Webcasting Rates http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/dc-sets-new-webcasting-rates-849669 - Marvin Gaye Estate Wants $3.4 Million for attorneys’ fees and Expenses http://www.hollywoodreporter.||1/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean2015 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Episode 69||SHOW NOTES - Santa Claus is Coming to Town ruling In October , as we reported in Episode 67 of the show... the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that rights to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," the all-time most performed holiday song,||12/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEntertainment Law Update Episode 68 – Much Ado About Lots Of Things.||SHOW NOTES In Episode 66, we talked about the major ruling by the 9th circuit in the Lenz v. Universal Case…. Not much to talk about here, except to mention that Universal has asked the 9th Circuit to re-hear the case en banc.||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEntertainment Law Update Episode 67 – Holy Batmobiles!||SHOW NOTES Let’s get in some stretching to warm up as we start our rundown… - Bikram Yoga - copyright can’t protect sequence of moves: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2015/10/08/13-55763.pdf http://www.therecorder.||10/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRecorded before a studio audience: Fair Use, Happy Birthday, Monkey Selfie and more||In This episode of the podcast, attorneys Gordon Firemark and Tamera Bennett discuss recent decisions and cases dealing with: - Happy Birthday copyright invalidated Fair Use rights expanded in "Dancing Baby" case And more...||9/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFace to Face – Canadian Copyright Term, The (non)Mark of Zorro and more – Entertainment Law Update Episode 65||SHOW NOTES Canada Officially Extends Copyright Term to 70 Years https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6612572/canada-offically-extends-copyright-term-to-70-years SESAC Buys HFA http://www.billboard.||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEntertainment Law Update Podcast 64||SHOW NOTES Deadmou5 and Disney settle Deadmau5, Disney Settle Dispute Over "Mouse Head" Logo The House of Mickey had opposed the EDM star's attempt to register a caricature of a mouse head. - Mr. Holmes v. U.S. Copyright Law http://www.forbes.||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 63 – Princetagrams, Google takin’ it to the banc, and more.||SHOW NOTES - Cariou v. Prince (follow up) http://petapixel.com/2015/05/21/richard-prince-selling-other-peoples-instagram-shots-without-permission-for-100k/ - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/05/25/a-reminder-that-your-instagram...||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 62 – SpaceX Photos, Robin Williams’ Right of Publicity, Un-neighborly art, and more||SHOW NOTES - IMDB beats Actress suing over listing her age (followup) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/imdb-preserves-legal-win-revelation-784985 Followup: Lawsuit Over the ‘Happy Birthday’ Song http://www.billboard.||4/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time.||SHOW NOTES - Blurred Lines: Update http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/blurred-lines-trial-motown-exec-778172 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/blurred-lines-trial-robin-thicke-777851 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Informative and Fun
Gordon and Tamera select current situations in entertainment law to update attorneys and others. Their discussions are highly informative, a great review of the law, and easy listening. A pleasure to tune in - how often can you say that about a CLE?
Great Company for Your Commute
I've only just discovered Gordon and Tamera's 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.
Always interesting, always relevant
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!