Entertainment Law Update
By Gordon Firemark
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Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark's monthly roundup of entertainment law cases, news and commentary. Continuing Legal Education credit available for California attorneys.
||CleanEpisode 84 – Stripes, Chevrons and Lunchboxes?||SHOW NOTES New Bill Makes the Appointment of the Register of Copyrights More Democratic. (Point Counterpoint) http://deadline.com/2017/03/hollywood-register-of-copyrights-bill-president-1202050586/ https://www.eff.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 83 – Down a dark desert highway||SHOW NOTES Stairway to Heaven fight ascends to the 9th circuit http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/stairway-heaven-fight-heads-9th-circuit-987061 Pre 1972 Sound Recordings copyright issue certified to California Supreme Court Is there still||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 82 – Copywrong | Don’t Say My Name | KinderCopying||? SHOW NOTES Sirius Battle Over Attorney Fees Follows Turtles’ Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Settlement http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sirius-battle-attorney-fees-follows-turtles-pre-72-sound-recordings-settlement-969387 https://www.scribd.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 81||[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES Supreme Court At “Slants” Hearing, U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Offensive Trademarks (Tam v. lee) http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/lee-v-tam/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2016: The Year in Review – Episode 80||[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES https://popehat.com/tag/prenda-law/ And another lawyer discipline situation… http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-lawyer-who-battled-led-zeppelin-says-judges-conspired-suspend-him-956626 Flo and Eddie .||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79||[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES This episode was recorded live before an audience of fellow entertainment attorneys at Texas CLE’s 2016 Entertainment Law Institute Our guest panelist on this episode is Stan Soocher.||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78||[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES Lindsay Lohan Loses The decision: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/3dseries/2016/2016_05942.htm http://kotaku.com/court-throws-out-lindsay-lohans-grand-theft-auto-v-laws-1786058629 http://www.billboard.||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPuzzle Cases and Puzzling rulings – Episode 77||[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES Plaintiff appeals ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright verdict (Update: denied fees) http://nypost.com/2016/07/26/plaintiff-appeals-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-verdict/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStairway to Heaven, Copyright Small Claims, Tattoo T-Shirt & DOJ Ruling – Episode 76||[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES Led Zeppelin Ruling – No infringement http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/latest-jury-led-zeppelin-steal-stairway-riff-40079137 http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/23/media/stairway-to-heaven-trial-verdict/ http://ult||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge- ELU 75||[TheChamp-Sharing] SHOW NOTES This month’s guest: Jon Janecek (Pepperdine 3L, and ELU contributor) Quick Follow up on Dead Celebrities Whitney Houston http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/whitney-houston-estate-challenges-11-897991 Prince http://w||6/22/2016||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!