Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

Gordon P. Firemark

Is it harder to register a Copyright now? The post Is copyright getting tougher? The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

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'Monkey Selfie' Appellate Ruling Finds Animals Can't File Copyright Suits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"We conclude that this monkey — and all animals, since they are not human — lacks statutory standing under the Copyright Act." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Copyright Law Basics – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Is this copyright infringement and is this OK for me to do so?” ” Well, Jody the short answers are: Yes this is copyright infringement and NO it is not OK for you to do so without the permission of the owner of the television program. VIDEO: [link].

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7 big benefits of registering your copyrights early.

Gordon P. Firemark

Copyright Registration should happen within 3 months after a work is first published. These benefits are, in fact, so significant, that we recommend content owners establish a practice of registering copyrights, long before any infringement occurs or litigation is anticipated.

Asked and Ansswered: International Copyright Protection

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: Vince asks: Does having an IP [screenplay] copyrighted in one country make it binding in another country? In other words, If I copyrighted a script in the US… does that copyright also hold legal status in Ireland?

Taylor Swift Shakes Off Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The artist was sued by the songwriters behind 3LW's "Playas Gon' Play." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Taylor Swift

Is Copyright Registration Required Before Licensing – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Does a song have to be registered with the copyright office before you can obtain a license to use it in your film or other project? You don’t need to have a registration to own a copyright, or to do anything with the copyrighted work. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

"Blurred Lines" Appeal Brief Says Artists Can't Copyright a Groove

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"A 'groove' or 'feeling' cannot be copyrighted, and inspiration is not copying." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

When Should You Register Your Copyrights – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

When should you register your copyrights? One of the most common questions I get from clients I the business is about when they should register their copyrights. So, here goes… First off, registration is not necessary to perfect the copyrights in a work, but the benefits of registration, especially early registration are so significant, copyright owners should make a practice of registering their copyrights well in advance of any trouble arising.

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Hughes On Actors As Authors in American Copyright Law @LoyolaLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, is publishing Actors as Authors in American Copyright Law in volume 51 of the Connecticut Law Review (2018). Among the different kinds of works eligible for copyright, audiovisual works

Bob Marley's "War" Sparks Copyright Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Allan Cole says he wrote "War" and "Natty Dread" but just recently discovered he doesn't own the copyrights. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Bob Marley

Copyright Basics FAQ

Current Trends

The US Copyright Office has a wealth of information available at their website on the copyright registration process. What is a copyright? Copyright is an original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression — such as a song, book, or sound recording.

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Asked & Answered: should I register multiple copyrights together!

Gordon P. Firemark

Q: Angel asks about registering his multiple copyrights under a single folio of works. Asked & Answered: should I register multiple copyrights together! This video provides my answer: A: .

How do you Persuade Your Competitors and Colleagues to Comply with Copyrights and Contract Provisions? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: How do you persuade your competitors and colleagues to comply with copyrights and contract provisions? Well, First of all, I I applaud this conscientious approach to copyright. So how do you convince folks to respect copyrights and contracts? VIDEO: [link].

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Copyright Renewals?

Gordon P. Firemark

A reader wrote in with a question about copyrights need to be renewed. I’ll answer the renewal question, and explain how copyright duration works, in just a moment. Modern Copyright law doesn’t require (or permit) any renewal. TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

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Mazzone on Copyright Easements @UIllinoisLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Jason Mazzone, University of Illinois College of Law, is publishing Copyright Easements in volume 50 of the Akron Law Review (2017). When authors assign the copyright in their work to publishers, some productive uses of the

Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Artem Vaulin, awaiting extradition from Poland, can't convince the judge he's being charged with something — secondary copyright infringement — that's not a crime.

Producer vs. Director. 2nd Circuit: “No director copyright”

Gordon P. Firemark

He also registered the film’s copyright in his own name. Google, over an actress’ claimed copyright in her contribution to the controversial film Innocence of Muslims. In most instances, the participants have signed agreements clarifying issues of ownership and copyright.

Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!?

Gordon P. Firemark

A copyright law comic book? It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look. After all, reading up on copyright law from the dusty old books may be MY cup of tea, but it's probably not yours.

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'The Shape of Water' Sparks Copyright Lawsuit Amid Oscar Voting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The son of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author says the awards contender rips off his father's work, while Fox Searchlight says the claims are baseless. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water

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Supreme Court Rules on Copyright Fee Shifting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The decision is likely to be cited in most future copyright cases. The Business Business THR Online Copyrightread more. THR, Esq.

Google Fires Head of U.S. Copyright Office — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Copyright Office. This is a real tragedy because Register Pallante was even handed and concerned about treating everyone involved with copyright fairly–consumers as well as creators, not to mention cooperating with Google and Amazon in permitting the […].

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Hickey on Copyright Paternalism

Media Law Prof Blog

Hickey, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Center for Law & Technology, is publishing Copyright Paternalism, in volume 19 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. The dominant justification for copyright Kevin J.

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Starz Beats 'Power' Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A writer had claimed the series infringes on his rights in 'Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid.' read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge – ELU 75

Gordon P. Firemark

State Ownership of Copyrights – more news. Georgia Copyrighting its laws (relate to Butts/CA statute from last ep). More on California’s move to copyright it’s works.

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'Zorro' Licensor, in Role Reversal, Faces Trial for Copyright Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A court decision on Friday represents the latest in a two-decades-long feud over what's in the public domain and what's not. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Stairway to Heaven, Copyright Small Claims, Tattoo T-Shirt & DOJ Ruling – Episode 76

Gordon P. Firemark

2 Is there a Small Claims Copyright Court in the future? The post Stairway to Heaven, Copyright Small Claims, Tattoo T-Shirt & DOJ Ruling – Episode 76 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast 43 – No copyright, Sherlock?

Gordon P. Firemark

To Kill a Mockingbird Literary Agent Addresses Allegation of Stealing Copyright . Copyright Makes Mid-Century Works Disappear (and Helps Resurrect Old Works). Entertainment Law Update Podcast 43 – No copyright, Sherlock? Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231.

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Ed Sheeran Settles Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Photograph'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Originally seeking at least $20 million in damages, songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard alleged the song derived from their work. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Changing Titles of Works Registered for Copyright

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about changing titles of works once registered for copyright protection. A client recently wrote me with a question about changing the title of a work that’s been registered for copyright.

Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge – ELU 75

Gordon P. Firemark

State Ownership of Copyrights – more news. Georgia Copyrighting its laws (relate to Butts/CA statute from last ep). More on California’s move to copyright it’s works.

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Fans, Norms, and Copyright

Media Law Prof Blog

Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, is publishing The Copymark Creep: How the Normative Standards of Fan Communities Can Rescue Copyright in the 2016 volume of the Georgia State University Law Review. Copyrighted works

Copyright Misuse, Motion Capture and more. Entertainment Law Update Episode 95

Gordon P. Firemark

Disney Misused ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen’ Copyrights, Says Judge (in Redbox Case). 8 TV EYES HAS FAIR USE REVERSAL. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Copyright Misuse, Motion Capture and more. Here's what we talked about. * Disney Misused ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen’ Copyrights, Says Judge (in Redbox Case). * The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment.

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The Next Congress Has Not Yet Begun, and Already Copyright Issues are Poised for Comment – First Up, Copyright Office Reform

Broadcast Law Blog

While the new Congress will not begin until after the New Year, already copyright reform has been teed up to be on the agenda. Posted last week on the website of the House of Representative’s Judiciary Committee was an announcement that the committee would be posting policy proposals for copyright reform from time to time, and asking for public comment. The first proposal was posted with that announcement, looking at suggestions for reform of the structure of the Copyright Office.

Pepe the Frog Artist Suing InfoWars for Copyright Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matt Furie says his "peaceful frog-dude" was co-opted in a poster featuring Pepe alongside InfoWars founder Alex Jones, President Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, and others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture Politics Business THR Online

NBC's 'Timeless' Hit With Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the show is a ripoff of a Spanish series. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Timeless

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Samuelson on Copyright's Merger Doctrine

Media Law Prof Blog

Pamela Samuelson, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Reconceptualizing Copyright's Merger Doctrine in volume 63 of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. copyright law

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Beyonce Can't Dodge "Formation" Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

It's premature to rule that Messy Mya's heir doesn't have a plausible claim, the court held. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Beyonce

Copyright As Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Bambauer, University of Arizona College of Law is publishing Copyright = Speech in volume 65 of the Emory Law Journal (2015). Expression eligible for copyright protection should be presumptively treated as speech for First Derek E.

Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Who really owns the CG characters in blockbuster films like 'Avengers' and 'Night at the Museum'? On Monday, a judge was told it's not the studios. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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