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By Just Spilling It Podcast - Apr 05 2019
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I am glad I found this podcast. It’s easy to put out a podcast then there is the dread of truth there are laws and details I don’t believe should be ignored and not explored. Every podcaster should tune into this show for basic legal information.

Great for any creator or artist!

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We grab the latest episode as soon as it's out. Very informative. A must for any artist!

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By Just Spilling It Podcast - Apr 05 2019
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I am glad I found this podcast. It’s easy to put out a podcast then there is the dread of truth there are laws and details I don’t believe should be ignored and not explored. Every podcaster should tune into this show for basic legal information.

Great for any creator or artist!

By Exit 172 Productions - Oct 01 2014
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We grab the latest episode as soon as it's out. Very informative. A must for any artist!
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Rank #1: Trending Topics / Law of Podcasting

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Recorded at Loyola Law School’s Entertainment Law Symposium

SHOW NOTES

SHORT DISCUSSION AT THE START LAWSUITS OVER CALL AT RAMS/SAINTS GAME: (Icebreaker-Can we all agree the halftime show needed more Spongebob?)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-football-nfl-lawsuit/saints-fans-sue-nfl-over-call-that-helped-send-rams-to-super-bowl-idUSKCN1PG2J3 https://www.ajc.com/sports/football/bettors-potentially-filing-lawsuit-over-nfc-championship-losses/9cfyUWhjtxiWPq7uhNfG6H/

Judge Refuses to Order NFL to Replay Rams-Saints Championship Game

U.S. Congressman wants Roger Goodell to testify before an antitrust subcommittee

LUCASFILM SUFFERS FROM FAN OUTRAGE AT MONETIZATION CLAIM:

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/01/lucasfilm-steps-in-to-remove-unauthorized-monetization-claim-on-darth-vader-fan-film/75299/

https://youtu.be/Ey68aMOV9gc (the video)

RED DEAD’S DECLARATORY RELIEF ACTION (The Pinkertons):

https://kotaku.com/the-pinkertons-are-still-around-suing-over-red-dead-re-1831750643 https://www.scribd.com/document/397458834/Take-Two-Interactive-vs-Pinkerton?campaign=SkimbitLtd&ad_group=66960X1514734Xbdb4f85af98e5c5a2527e7e157a2da44&keyword=660149026&source=hp_affiliate&medium=affiliate (THE DECLARATORY RELIEF ACTION)

TVEYES DROPS FOX CONTENT IN SETTLEMENT (FOLLOW-UP):

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tveyes-will-no-longer-carry-fox-news-negotiated-end-big-copyright-fight-1177661?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-01-22%2007:05:58_wrobinson&utm_ter...

SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOS AREN’T FREE TO USE

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/social-media-photos-once-again-are-not-10814/

THE WALKING DEAD LAWSUIT JUST WON’T DIE

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-wont-kill-lawsuit-claiming-fear-walking-dead-ripped-comic-book-1181866?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-02-01%2007:11:36_ehayden&utm_term=hol...

Podcasting and the Law Segment

YOU JUST CAN’T PATENT PODCASTING

https://dailycaller.com/2018/05/15/eff-patent-troll-podcast-adam-corolla/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/eff-wins-final-victory-over-podcasting-patent https://www.eff.org/document/eff-v-personal-audio-petition-writ-certiorari https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/good-bad-and-ugly-adam-carollas-settlement-podcasting-troll

S-TOWN LAWSUIT BY HEIRS OF ITS SUBJECT

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/17/17581928/s-town-podcast-lawsuit-john-b-mclemore https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20180822/s-town-podcast-makers-ask-judge-to-dismiss-lawsuit-by-john-mclemores-estate https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20180713/lawsuit-claims-exploitation-by-s-town-podcast-team https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellefabio/2018/07/16/john-b-mclemores-estate-sues-s-town-claims-podcast-never-got-his-consent/#6aba276c41d1

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THREATENS PODCAST WITH TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180919/00260640668/hollywood-chamber-commerce-trademark-bullies-kevin-smiths-podcast-over-hollywood-sign.shtml

PODCASTER SUED BY UNIVERSAL OVER UNAUTHORIZED MUSIC USE

http://www.insideradio.com/podcastnewsdaily/podcast-news-daily/article_61e73966-24c1-11e9-abf7-2fc3012be3bd.html
Universal Music Group Files a Lawsuit Against PokerNews for Infringing Works on Podcasts
https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2018cv09709/729077

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/UMG-v-PokerNews.pdf (complaint)

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2016/12/9/music-and-podcasts-how-do-i-clear-the-music-rights-for-my-podcast?rq=music%20in%20podcasts

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Feb 09 2019

59mins

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Rank #2: Doin’ The Copyright Registration Dance

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SCOTUS RULES ON WHEN TO FILE SUIT

https://www.multichannel.com/news/supremes-infringement-suits-must-await-copyright-registration

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-571_e29f.pdf

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-holds-copyright-owners-wait-registration-sue-1192061

https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/fourth-estate-public-benefit-corp-v-wall-street-com/

EU REVOKED MCDONALDS BIGMAC TRADEMARK: BURGER KING HAS FUN AT MCDONALDS EXPENSE

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/31/like-a-big-mac-but-juicier-burger-king-renames-sandwiches-to-troll-mcdonalds

NOMINATIVE FAIR USE FOR WEBCAST NAME (TIE TO FANDOM PODCASTS?)

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/webcast-title-using-trademarks-of-56775/
http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2019/01/15/17-16815.pdf

MAHONEY: FIRING A PERSON IS FREE SPEECH

https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2019/b283529.html (Decision)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/eddie-moneys-firing-drummer-was-expression-free-speech-court-rules-1182348

‘STAR TREK’/DR. SEUSS MASHUP DEEMED COPYRIGHT FAIR USE BY JUDGEl

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/star-trek-dr-seuss-mashup-deemed-a-fair-use-by-judge-1194166

http://nysbar.com/blogs/EASL/2019/03/dr_seuss_enterprises_v_comixmi.html

FORTNITE SECTION

Background video-Dances in the game and their pop culture analogues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3_dJaZjwHo

Carlton Dance isn’t given Copyright Protection

Copyright Office Refuses Registration for ‘Fresh Prince’ Star Alfonso Ribeiro’s “Carlton Dance”

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Fresh-Prince-Bel-Air-Alfonso-Ribeiro–505862821.html

https://news.avclub.com/u-s-copyright-office-shades-the-carlton-dance-while-1832650956#amp-rdXVo1Kzpw0M_TVEv6g1TaHXnmkUb5UqFd2GMNDLBl4nEJOSRVLLvbx767YCiDNc

But the Carlton isn’t the only dance alleged as copied

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fortnite-publisher-urges-dismissal-rappers-suit-no-one-can-own-a-dance-step-1185716

https://www.thesports.biz/epic-games-maryland-copyright/amp/#click=https://t.co/KCywYAgCr2

And of course, Epic has to protect its mark from being associated with Fyre Festivals (maybe?)

https://kotaku.com/epic-is-suing-that-awful-fortnite-festival-1832736420

And they are stuck with cybersecurity issues as well (maybe)

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/fortnite-players-sue-for-alleged-68742/

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/consumer-products/mobile-apps/881135-fortnite-class-action-lawsuit-alleges-payment-info-exposed/

POKEMON GO SETTLES ITS TRESPASSING CLASS

‘Pokemon Go’ Creator Agrees to Tighter Leash on Virtual Creatures to End Class Action

THOMAS WEIGHS IN ON DEFAMATION

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-declines-review-bill-cosby-libel-case-1147407

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-1542_ihdk.pdf (THOMAS CONCURRENCE)

FAIR USE BAD DECISION: RNC WINS AGAINST PHOTOGRAPHER ON FAIR USE

https://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2019/03/rnc-copyright-erika-peterman.html

https://petapixel.com/2019/03/20/rnc-use-of-photo-without-permission-on-political-mailer-is-fair-use-judge/ (decision is in here)

FOLLOW UP ON MMA: SPOTIFY, AMAZON, PANDORA, AND GOOGLE NOTICES OF APPEAL TO THE D.C. COURT OF APPEALS OVER ROYALTY PAYMENTS

https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/pre1972-soundrecordings-schedules/

https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/mma-115-techamend/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/spotify-google-pandora-amazon-appeal-copyright-royalty-board-rates-1193252

https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/podcast/wait-spotify-is-suing-songwriters-what-the-heck-is-going-on/?fbclid=IwAR0IHyj16wCMOuayOJu6DfAN-4FLbhtsazAtfM15IUCRONmG_x6CWAuc_Pg

RAPPERS TELL SCOTUS THAT LYRICS ARE NOT A CALL TO VIOLENCE

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/07/politics/supreme-court-first-amendment-rappers/index.html
https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/knox-v-pennsylvania/

VIDANGEL STILL LOSING-FILTRATION IS NOT FAIR USE

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-studios-win-copyright-battle-vidangels-streaming-service-1192990?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-03-08%2007:15:42_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

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Mar 27 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #3: Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

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SUPREME COURT: BANKRUPTCY DOES NOT TERMINATE A LICENSE (FOLLOW-UP) 

https://www.jurist.org/news/2019/05/supreme-court-rules-trademark-rights-may-survive-bankruptcy-rejection/

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/supreme-court-resolves-circuit-split-on-25378/

THE COPYRIGHT TRIAL THAT ALMOST WAS… “PEPE THE FROG”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/infowars-headed-copyright-trial-use-pepe-frog-1211660?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2019-05-18%2005:30:00_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/10/18660312/infowars-pepe-the-frog-settlement-copyright-meme-alex-jones

QUICK COVERAGE OF SHAKEUP AT BLOOM, HERGOTT

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jake-bloom-steps-down-namesake-law-firm-as-johnny-depp-trial-nears-1210852

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jake-blooms-exit-marks-end-an-era-entertainment-law-1212761

APPLE V. PEPPER – US SUPREME COURT OPENS WAY FOR ANTITRUST CLAIMS OVER APP STORE RESTRICTIONS – IMPLICATIONS FOR ENTERTAINMENT? 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/apples-loss-at-supreme-court-could-impact-entertainment-sector-1210031?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-05-14%2007:04:14_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

Opinion: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/587/17-204/?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-05-14-us-supreme-court-a4e1a3395b&utm_content=text-case-title-1

NARCOS DEFAMATION LAWSUIT

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lawsuit-targeting-netflixs-narcos-narrowed-pablo-escobars-intimacy-a-gun-1213478

UNIVISION FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jenni-rivera-tv-series-results-first-amendment-win-univision-1214261

DC LOSES SUPERMAN TRADEMARK FIGHT IN INDONESIA
(IT’S A SMALL WORLD CLARK KENT)

https://geekculture.co/dc-comics-loses-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-against-indonesian-snack-company-over-superman-rights/

PSA: COPYRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS 

https://www.copyright.gov/about/special-programs/ringer.html?loclr=eanco

GOLD VALUE INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE V. SANCTUARY CLOTHING

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/17-55818/17-55818-2019-06-04.html

‘STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN’ DISPUTE GETS REPLAY IN APPEALS COURT 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/stairway-heaven-dispute-gets-replay-appeals-court-1217210

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Jun 19 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #4: Ten Years and Going Strong!

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EMAIL FROM PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTOR Jessica Leano:

https://www.copyright.gov/music-modernization/pre1972-soundrecordings/schedulefiling-instructions.html

PINKERTONS DROP SUIT

https://kotaku.com/the-pinkertons-have-dropped-their-lawsuit-against-take-1833999337

https://www.pcgamesn.com/red-dead-redemption-2/pinkerton-lawsuit

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/11/18306654/take-two-rockstar-red-dead-redemption-2-pinkerton-trademark-lawsuit-voluntarily-dismissed

ARTICLE 11 AND 13 GET APPROVED IN THE EU

*NOTE FOR RESEARCH: MENTION WHETHER UK WILL BE JOINING ALONG WITH A SIMILAR LAW, BREXIT NOTWITHSTANDING

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47708144

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47933530

https://kotaku.com/what-article-13-means-for-twitch-and-youtube-1833588404

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0593&from=EN (text of the proposal)

ARIANA AND GIGI WHO OWNS A PICTURE OF THEMSELVES?

https://abovethelaw.com/2019/04/ariana-grande-demands-all-photographers-at-her-concerts-transfer-copyright-to-her/?rf=1&utm_source=Newsletter+List&utm_campaign=e2838c5558-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_09_06_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e18342425-e2838c5558-384867609 (Ariana Grande)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-gigi-hadids-photo-fight-land-dispute-more-1199861 (Gigi)

BLOGGER WINS AT FAIR USE OVER NEWSPAPER CLIP

Clark v. TransAlt https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2019/04/bloggers-screenshot-of-a-newspaper-page-qualifies-as-fair-use-clark-v-transalt.htm

XXX HAS ITS LAWSUIT REVIVED IN THE APPELLATE COURT

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/xxx-lawsuit-vin-diesel-revived-by-appeals-court-1197147?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-03-27%2007:13:20_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

HOW DO YOU CLASSIFY A DRONE PILOT? (Call back to episode 74)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywoods-drone-war-licensed-pilots-unionized-photographers-1199647

https://www.dronelaw.pro

PRACTICE POINTER: REMEMBER TO ACCOUNT FOR FUTURE REVENUE STREAMS.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/some-rock-pioneers-warner-music-sees-streaming-royalties-as-charity-1199221

From the Vaults and Episode 27: http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2011/10/28/george-clinton-v-umg-royalty-disptues-and-more?rq=aftermath

BROWN V. GOLD

https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2019/b278949.html

ERIKSON PRODUCTION V. KAST

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/15-16801/15-16801-2019-04-16.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-04-17-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-ninth-circuit-6c87cf3537&utm_content=text-case-title-1

IF THE BARTENDER CAN  HEAR YOU, IT ISN’T PRIVATE

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/project-veritas-beats-lawsuit-secretly-recording-union-official-1202688

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5944012-Wentz.html (decision)

“THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND” PUBLIC DOMAIN FIGHT

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/rock-band-seeks-judicial-declaration-902573

https://www.scribd.com/document/405793137/This-Land-MTD-Decision

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Apr 24 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #5: The Merry Month of May

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MORAL RIGHTS (quick)

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/moralrights/

FOURTH CIRCUIT SAYS FAIR USE ISN’T TO PROTECT LAZY APPROPRIATORS

https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca4/18-1763/18-1763-2019-04-26.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-05-03-copyright-97381e6def&utm_content=text-case-read-more-1

(commentary – Fair Use threatens the Derivative Works right)

https://illusionofmore.com/when-fair-use-threatens-the-derivative-works-right/

ANTI-TRUST AS A DEFENSE TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/extrahop/2019/03/26/who-contains-the-containers/#5fd16bec55b8

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/peloton-hits-back-at-music-publishers-antitrust-countersuit-1205919

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/24/18514036/peloton-music-copyright-fitness-studios-gym-on-demand-media-strategy

ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR SMALL COPYRIGHT HOLDERS MAY BE INCOMING (Case Act)

https://petapixel.com/2019/05/02/case-act-bills-introduced-in-congress-to-create-copyright-small-claims/

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/05/09/case-act-promises-long-overdue-access-justice-individuals-small-businesses-arts/id=109040/

http://www.copyhype.com/2019/05/fridays-endnotes-05-10-19/

FOX FIGHTS ARBITRATOR IN BONES LAWSUIT

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/foxs-bones-fraud-a-128-million-legal-fight-just-beginning-1208645

FILMON DEFAMATION LAWSUIT PROCEEDS

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/california-supreme-court-revives-libel-suit-warnings-content-piracy-adult-content-1207725

FUTURE EVENTS: WGA V. TALENT AGENCIES, WHAT IS GOING ON?

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/writers-guild-sues-talent-agencies-as-dispute-goes-nuclear-1202631

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/how-writers-agents-could-play-legally-1204254

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May 16 2019

1hr 7mins

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