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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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?

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.

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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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

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: .

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.

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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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.

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

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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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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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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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

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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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].

'Star Wars' Card Game App Lawsuit Produces Copyright Win for Lucasfilm

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules an app-maker infringed copyright, but will allow a jury to decide whether the infringement was willful or innocent. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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

AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Mel Smith alleges the second season was a rip-off of his zombie comic series, "Dead Ahead." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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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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.

@vahn16: Popular Twitch Streamers Temporarily Banned For Playing Copyrighted Music — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via @vahn16: Popular Twitch Streamers Temporarily Banned For Playing Copyrighted Music — Artist Rights Watch. How Amazon Screws Songwriters Amazon/Twitch copyright infringement repeat infringers[Editor Charlie sez: It’s about time that these royalty deadbeats began understanding the meaning of “repeat infringer policy” which Twitch (owned by Amazon) does not seem to have in place at all.].

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.

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

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

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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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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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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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.

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

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

McCutcheon on Digital Access to Culture: Copyright in Photographs of Two-Dimensional Art Under Australian Copyright Law @UWALawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Jani McCutcheon, University of Western Australia, is publishing Digital Access to Culture: Copyright in Photographs of Two-Dimensional Art Under Australian Copyright Law in volume 7 of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (2017).

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

Rules for using Copyright Material in Video Projects – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: What are the rules for using copyright material in your video projects? The best practice is to assume that everything you're including in your video that you yourself didn't create, is protected by copyright, and owned by the person or company that did create it.

'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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Judge Allows Copyright Claims Over Technology Used on Disney's 'Avengers'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Disney, Paramount and Fox must contend with a lawsuit over "stolen" technology. The judge looks at past piracy cases and finds this situation more comparable to Napster than Google. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

'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