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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Asked and Answered: Copyright Renewals

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer a question about whether you need to renew copyright. A reader wrote in with a question about copyrights needing to be renewed. I’ll answer the renewal question, and explain how copyright duration works, in just a moment.

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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?

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Copyright Renewals?

Gordon P. Firemark

A reader wrote in with a question about whether 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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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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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.

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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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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Copyright Basics FAQ

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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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'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

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.

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.

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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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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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].

Disney Misused 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen' Copyrights, Says Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An injunction bid against Redbox fails as the judge determines Disney is leveraging its copyright monopoly beyond the scope of its rights. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business 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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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.

"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

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

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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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

Top Trademark/Copyright/Entertainment Law Posts of 2013

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There’s a great mix of trademark, copyright and music publishing cases. Number 1: Bikram Yoga Protected by Trademark NOT Copyright – It’s Hot. Number 4: Sherlock Holmes, Elementary, Copyright Protection and Trademarks.

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].

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

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

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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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Copyright Runs Amok in Comic Case

The Legal Satyricon

Marvel: Copyright in the Three-Point Landing? I love copyright law, usually. Originally, copyright protected works for 14 years, with a renewal period of 14 […]. copyrightHorizon v. Why is it there? It is there to ensure that authors and artists can profit from their work. Great idea. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, the concept got polluted.

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

Sherlock Holmes, Elementary, Copyright Protection and Trademarks

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“It’s elementary my dear Watson, Sherlock Holmes might still have copyright protection.” ” Not precisely the definitive answer one expects from Sherlock’s reasoning of all things – even the intricacies of copyright law.

"Happy Birthday" Copyright Ruled To Be Invalid

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge grants summary judgment to a filmmaker challenging Warner Chappel's copyright to a song more than a century old. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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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.

Ed Sheeran's Copyright Battles Are Much Weirder Than Anyone Can Imagine

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Investment bankers, Bowie bonds, paternity challenges and alleged adoption concealment — when it comes to a copyright lawsuit over "Thinking Out Loud," alleged to be a rip-off of Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On," there are fireworks.

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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Getting a tattoo? If you’re in the media you need to get the copyright too!

Gordon P. Firemark

but not for the film’s producers, who failed to get the proper clearances from the owner of the copyrighted design. The tattoo artist in question has registered the copyright, and filed a lawsuit for damages and an injunction. Specifically, the Court acknowledged that the tattoo artist has established a “likelihood of success on the merits&# of the copyright infringement case. Entertainment Law copyright tattoo tyson

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.

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

Property Theory and Copyright

Media Law Prof Blog

Pascale Chapdelaine, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, has published The Property Attributes of Copyright at 10 Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal 34 (2014).

Copyright Law and Performance

Media Law Prof Blog

Luke McDonah, Cariff University, has published Plays, Performances and Power Struggles - Examining Copyright''s ''Integrity'' in the Field of Theatre at 77 Modern Law Review 533 (2014). This article explores the notion of ‘integrity’ under copyright

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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Sherlock Holmes – Some Copyright, Some Not

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Ten stories published after 1923 are protected by copyright in the US. The court held elements introduced in the Sherlock Holmes stories published after 1923, such as Watson having a second wife, remain under copyright in the United States.

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.

Immaterial Works and Copyright

Media Law Prof Blog

Dan Burk, University of California, Irvine, School of Law, is publishing Copyright and the New Materialism in Intellectual Property and Access to Immaterial Goods (Jessica Lai and Antoinette Maget, eds.; Copyright has long rested upon