2016

How To Get Permission to Use a Song in a Film or Video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Music Rights – How do you get permission to use a song in your video or film?

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Trump - 'The Grand Experiment" (Video)

Digital Media Law

The Grand Experiment He said I alone can solve it all: The Mexicans will take the fall, Rapists and murderers one and all. I'll keep them out with a beautiful wall. He claimed Muslims on the Jersey Shore Cheered 9/11 with a roar.

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Marvin Gaye Family Defends 'Blurred Lines' Trial Outcome to Appeals Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a brief filed Thursday, the family's attorney Richard Busch also argues the trial judge made one crucial error that may rob pre-1978 songwriters. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

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Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

Two vastly wealthy multinational media companies are exploiting a copyright law loophole to sell the world’s music without paying royalties to the world’s songwriters on millions– millions –of songs.

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Cambridge University Study Notes That Censorship on the Internet Is Widespread, Threatens Access to Information

Media Law Prof Blog

University of Cambridge researchers have released results of a study into censorship on the Internet that reveals that it is "rampant, with more than 60 countries engaging in some form" of it. The researchers note in part: Those censoring might

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Posting Cover Videos of Songs – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can you cover a song and post a video of it on your YouTube or Facebook?

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Is copyright getting tougher? – Episode 78

Gordon P. Firemark

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. Show notes are located at [link]. Here’s what we talked about… Lindsay Lohan Loses.

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What to do about an Agent who isn’t Paying – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. What could you do if your agent is taking too long to get you your money after they’ve been paid. Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level.

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Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Tom has a terrific question about recounting a true-crime story from long ago… 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.

Sirocco (Poetry & Politics)

Digital Media Law

Music/FX credits: piano Amir Mofrat; flute Jensmuse; wind Mark DiAngelo. Click here if the player above is not visible. An ill wind blows Straight across the land: You can feel it now. It’s a desert gale That dessicates compassion; A sandstorm Scouring empathy from the heart. It’s a parching blast, A dry sirocco That burns away kindness. A wind that turns landscapes Into arid civic ruin. —————————————————————————— Previously Trump - ‘The Grand Experiment’ (Video) (Poetry & Politics

New York Appeals Court Rules No Public Performance Rights in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a big victory for SiriusXM and a major setback for owners of older sound recordings, a lower court's decision is reversed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Guest Post by @schneidermaria:What Do Whore Houses, Meth Labs, and YouTube Have in Common?

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: We’re pleased to publish this guest post on YouTube written by Maria Schneider , a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators , and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.]. By Maria Schneider.

Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can an actor or voice artist be liable for performing scenes or quotes from existing plays, movies and TV shows?

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The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2016

Media Law

What were 2016’s most important developments in legal technology? Every year since 2013, I’ve posted my picks of the year’s top developments in legal tech (2015, 2014, 2013). As another year wraps up, it’s time to look back at 2016. What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments. As in […]. The post The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2016 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

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How to Get a Trademark for My Logo and Brand Name – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. How to get a trademark for my logo and brand name. I’m entertainment business attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is asked and answered, where I answer your questions so you can take your career and business to the next level. Stick around for my response.

Should you use a release with your podcast guests? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Should you use a release form with your podcast guests? Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level.

Podcasting the Law… of Podcasting – Episode 79

Gordon P. Firemark

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. Show notes are located at [link].

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The end is near…

Gordon P. Firemark

That is the time you have remaining… Until the end of the year, that is. October, and the beginning of the 4th Quarter of 2016 is upon us, and before you know it, we’ll be into the Holiday season, and scrambling to get our business wrapped up for the year.

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts. After practicing entertainment law for nearly 25 years, I’ve noticed a disconcerting trend in deals with major studios and networks.

Music Rights in Video of Play – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Scott asks a tricky question about music rights for video of a stage production… 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.

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Is it ok to offer screen credit? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Blake is wondering about whether he can promise a producer credit to someone in exchange for bringing in some talent to a project. Hi, I’m entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark.

California Appeals Court Revives Discrimination Lawsuit Against CNN

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Stanley Wilson, a fired Emmy Award-winning producer, convinces two out of three justices that his former employer's conduct did not arise from protected activity. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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

Music Technology Policy

In a typically backstabbing lame duck kabuki dance, Google has fired Maria Pallante, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Featuring real people in a fictional work – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Fair Use – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlIXcqnVM50. v=DlIXcqnVM50. Can you mention famous people in your book, play or movie?

Using Film Clips in Movie Reviews – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Brief Explanation of Fair Use. YouTube’s Strike Policy. Tim wrote in with a question about his movie reviews channel on YouTube.

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Using short clips in educational video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. A fellow attorney wrote in with a question about using short film clips… Hi, I am Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered, where I take your entertainment law questions so you can take your career and business in entertainment to the next level.

Favored Nations – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Blog Reader “Bob” wrote in with the question about what sometimes referred to as a favored nations cause. I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered. My answer is just a minute away.

Consent Decrees, Sex Tapes, Klingons and Nude Scenes – ELU #72

Gordon P. Firemark

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. Show notes are located at [link]. Here’s what we talked about… 100 Percent Licensing: U.S.

Can I Name my Characters after Famous Characters from Old Book – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Will you get in trouble if you name your characters after famous characters from an older book or film?

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

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. 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?

Interview Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Do you need permission to write a book based on your interviews with public figures?

Which Country’s Law – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. Carlos wrote in with a question about which country’s law will apply to his film.

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Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

VidAngel gives users the ability to filter language, nudity and violence from films and television shows. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

Librarian of Congress Fails to Alert Oversight Committees of Massive Abuse of Copyright Loophole by Google and Amazon to Use Songs Without Paying U.S. or Foreign Songwriters 

Music Technology Policy

The Librarian of Congress? You may ask what in the world does the Librarian of Congress have to do with the music business? The answer is–more than you might think, mostly due to the fact that the U.S. Copyright Office is under the direct and total control of the Librarian.