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Copyright Law Basics – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Jodie wrote in with a Question about posting old television shows on YouTube. Hi I'm Gordon Firemark and this is Entertainment Law asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law question so you can take your career and business to the next level.

Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew - The New York Times

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"The Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday afternoon in the U.S.

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Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs

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Wixen Music Publishing files a new lawsuit that also covers music from Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Steely Dan and many others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online International

@eriqgardner: Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs [Music Modernization Act Fallout]

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In a curious twist, Eriq Gardner reports that the controversial Music Modernization Act has already prompted the inevitible litigation from a publisher seeking to beat the bill’s new safe harbor deadline applicable to lawsuits filed after January 1, 2018.

How to make Business Analytics intervention a Success

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The era of top-down information flow or Intuition Driven decision making is a thing of the past. Business leaders and professionals, on the whole, are beginning to favour the data-driven or analytics-driven decision-making techniques. People from across the organisation are making business intelligence and business analytics a part of their daily lives. Of course, their expectations with an analytics-driven approach is that the solution will be quick and will work on any kind of data.

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Mörä on The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation @helsinkiuni

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Tuomo Mörä, University of Helsinki, has published The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation: The Four Dimensions of Reporter's Privilege. Here is the abstract. Journalists’ right to use confidential information and anonymous sources is considered to

Can you register a trademark for a mascot – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Can you register a trademark for a mascot? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Iliza Shlesinger's Girls-Only Show Sparks Lawsuit Over "War on Men"

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The suit likens the show to a kind of "old-fashioned sexism." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Love Your Enemies” Sermon

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You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.”

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How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse | The New Yorker

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How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse | The New Yorker

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Frosio on Re-Imagining Digital Copyright Through the Power of Imitation @GCFrosio

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Giancarlo Frosio, University of Strasbourgh-CEIPI; Stanford University Law Center for Internet and Society, is publishing Re-Imagining Digital Copyright Through the Power of Imitation: Lessons from Confucius and Plato in volume 5 of the Peking University Transational Law Journal. Here is

Marc Randazza about Section 2(a) changes

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Marc Randazza shared his opinion regarding some recent First Amendment and Trademark cases. 15 U.S.C. 1052(a) (known best as “Section 2(a)”) is a federal trademark law, which prevents certification of certain classes of marks that “may disparage” or can be “immoral or scandalous” But at the beginning of the year, the Supreme Court found […]. 2(a) First Amendment misc Marc Marc Randazza section 2 (a

Ed Sheeran-Penned Song for Tim McGraw Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Two Australians assert that "The Rest of Our Life" is blatant copying and say it's hardly a coincidence that the musician who performed their own work is in a relationship with a Sony executive tasked with marketing the defendants' song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Truth Will Out! @digitalmusicnws: Surprise! The ‘Music Modernization Act’ Prohibits Litigation Against Streaming Services [With New Even Safer Harbor Power Play] — Artist Rights Watch

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[Editor Charlie sez: You’ve all probably gotten mass emails full of glittering generalities about the controversial Music Modernization Act that don’t tell you what the bill actually says or the power play that’s actually going on. Well…you’ve been Sneekyfy-ed!

Republicans, do you want a race-based immigration system, too? - The Washington Post

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"President Trump’s intent could not be more explicit: He wants immigration policies that admit white people and shut the door to black and brown people. That is pure racism — and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to the Abraham Lincoln era, must decide whether to go along. Silly me.

FCC Chair Pai on the False Alert Issued In Hawaii

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Federal Communications Chair Ajit Pai has issued a statement concerning the false alert announcing a missile attack on Hawaii. It says in part: “The FCC’s investigation into this incident is well underway. We have been in close contact with federal

The Commodores Trademark Fight Decided in Florida Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Three founding members of the famous funk band behind "Brick House" have been fighting over the right to use the group's name. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

CBS Can't Dodge $750M Defamation Suit From JonBenet Ramsey's Brother

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Burke Ramsey says his reputation has been ruined after a CBS show's experts concluded he killed his sister. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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More Evidence That Netflix and Amazon Have Joined a Legal War Against Piracy

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The streamers join the studios in a lawsuit against Dragon Media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Does a 'Game of Thrones' Star's Money Dispute Point to Immigration Fraud in Hollywood?

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At a hearing last week, a judge ruled Nikolaj Coster-Waldau couldn't avoid appearing before an arbitrator in a dispute over commissions, but not before hearing about an allegedly fraudulent document submitted in a visa application. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Read Donald Trump's Full Legal Demand Over Michael Wolff's Book

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Trump says 'Fire and Fury' amounts to defamation, false light invasion of privacy and an inducement of breach of Steve Bannon's written agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump

Brett Ratner Accuser Asks Court to Stop His Defamation Lawsuit

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Melanie Kohler's legal team argues the case raises First Amendment concerns. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online

Fox Beats $48M Lawsuit Claiming Former Exec Was Made a Sexual Misconduct Scapegoat

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A federal judge rules Francisco Cortes couldn't have been disparaged or defamed in a Fox statement that didn't identify him. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Conservative Video Producer Suing Google Over "Censorship" Pushes for Injunction

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Google urges a judge to throw out a lawsuit over restricted videos on YouTube. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Sumner Redstone's Ex-Companion Loses Bid to Revive Health Care Case

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Several other legal battles involving the mogul's former companions are still pending. read more. THR, Esq. Business Home THR Online Sumner Redstone

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Fox Argues Muhammad Ali Super Bowl Segment Is Free Speech

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The broadcaster is fighting a $30 million lawsuit for allegedly infringing the boxer's publicity rights and implying a false endorsement. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

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Disney is seeking an injunction to prevent Redbox from disassembling "combo packs" and selling movie download codes separately. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged in Court

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Among the petitions filed Tuesday is one from 21 state attorney generals. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

CNN Anchor Can't Hold Back Her Tears Reacting To Trump's S hole Statem.

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Trump Is a Racist. Period. - The New York Times

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"I find nothing more useless than debating the existence of racism, particularly when you are surrounded by evidence of its existence. It feels to me like a way to keep you fighting against the water until you drown.

STASI: Trump's W.H. is real s--thole after racist remarks - NY Daily News

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"What a s#!thole thole the White House has become with a f#!%ing ing moron in charge. You think the language is rough and disrespectful?

STASI: Trump's W.H. is real s--thole after racist remarks - NY Daily News

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"What a s#!thole thole the White House has become with a f#!%ing ing moron in charge. You think the language is rough and disrespectful?

The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial - The New York Times

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"When our reality is too ugly, we deny reality. It is too painful to look at. Reality is too hard to accept. Mental health experts routinely say that denial is among the most common defense mechanisms.

Trump’s Immigration Remarks Outrage Many, but Others Quietly Agree - The New York Times

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"LONDON — The Czech president has called Muslim immigrants criminals. The head of Poland’s governing party has said refugees are riddled with disease. The leader of Hungary has described migrants as a poison.