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  • How the Smallest Detail Becomes the Biggest Pitfall in Trademark Applications
    Filing a federal trademark application in the U.S. requires careful attention to a number of details, including obvious components, like the configuration of the mark and the nature of the goods and/or services on which it is being used or will be used. Of the numerous elements that go into ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-18By Emily Billig
  • Writers Guild of America Agrees to Pay Lawyers Representing Writers Who Fired Their Agents
    By Marc Jacobson In a very unusual move, in support of its writer members, during this period when the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has asked its members to fire their agents, the WGA last night agreed to pay to managers and lawyers of writers, the fees that are due ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-04-17By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • First Amendment Protects Sports Commentators
    By Barry Skidelsky, EASL Section Chair In the wake of this year's exciting NCAA March Madness, a federal court in Kentucky last month dismissed a NCAA basketball referee's lawsuit against a sports radio network and its on-air talent. The complaint alleged multiple causes of action: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-04-17By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Week In Review
    By Leslie Berman Edited by Elissa D. Hecker The following stories are divided into the categories Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: Entertainment Hollywood Upended as Unions Tell Writers to Fire Agents The Writer's Guild of America told its 13,000 members to fire their agents after talks between the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-04-17By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Wilson on Brandenburg in an Era of Populism @richardawilson7
    Richard Ashby Wilson, University of Connecticut School of Law, is publishing Brandenburg in An Era of Populism: Risk Analysis in the First Amendment in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs (2019). Here is the abstract. We ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-17By Media Law Prof
  • Book Review: Joan Kee, “Models of Integrity” (2019)
    On Thursday, February 14, 2019, The Art & Law Program hosted the book launch of "Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America" by Joan Kee (PhD in Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2008; JD, Harvard Law School, 2000; BA in History of Art, Yale University, 1997). ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-16By centerforartlaw
  • Travis on The "Monster" That Ate Social Networking? @fiulaw
    Hannibal Travis, Florida International University College of Law, has published The ‘Monster’ That Ate Social Networking? in Cyberspace Law: Censorship and Regulation of the Internet (Travis ed., Routledge 2013). Here is the abstract. This chapter analyzes the privacy, intellectual property, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-16By Media Law Prof
  • Why Artists Should Care About @AGSNYT: How The Times Thinks About Privacy
    The New York Times has started “The Privacy Project” and kicks off the story correctly with an introspective opinion piece from the boss, A.G. Sulzberger.  We should do the same. Over the past few years, The New York Times has reported aggressively on the erosion of digital privacy, bringing information ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-15By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 04/12/19
    The Golden Age of YouTube is Over — There was a time in the early days of the internet when existing creative industries were decried as legacy dinosaurs, and user-generated services like YouTube were hailed as ushering in a new era of culture and creativity. Verge‘s Julia Alexander reports that ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-12By Terry Hart
  • Horses, Tractors, Bull Ridin’ and Banjos Aren’t Country Enough for Billboard
    By Joshua Lahijani When Lil Nas X, an unknown artist at the time, released his single "Old Town Road" on December 3, 2019, he couldn't have known how successful it would become. As of April 10, 2019, it has charted no. 1 on the Billboard Top 100, thanks in part ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-04-11By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • IURC Order Provides Guidance on Utility Relocation Costs
    A recent order of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (“IURC”) sheds lights on the validity of municipal ordinances purporting to require utilities to pay the costs of utility relocations. The IURC voided a municipal ordinance that attempted to require utilities to pay relocation costs as being unreasonable and inconsistent with ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-11By David McGimpsey
  • Georgia Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Create Ethics In Journalism Board and Standards To Hold Journalists Accountable For Their Reporting
    Six Georgia state lawmakers think a set of ethical standards for journalists would be an excellent idea, and they've introduced a bill, "The Ethics in Journalism Act," to try to make it so. Coverage from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution points out ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-10By Media Law Prof
  • Color Blocking: How to Protect A Color
    By Adelaide Saucier. Trademarks saturate our everyday life. We idolize the icons, we adorn ourselves with brands, we use brands and marks to orient ourselves in social status and cultural circles. From the perspective of the visual arts, many artists use distinctive colors which become the artist’s “brand:” we immediately ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-10By centerforartlaw
  • Faces and Names: Modern Issues in Athlete Publicity Licensing
    California Senate Bill 206,[1] the “Fair Pay to Play Act,” was amended again last month, and is making its way through the legislature under sponsorship by Sen. Nancy Skinner-D and Sen. Steven Bradford-D. If passed, the new law would pave the way for college athletes in California to earn compensation—including ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-10By Sheppard Mullin and Robert Hough
  • TV or Not TV: Does Academy’s Push to Block Streaming Services From the Oscars Violate Antitrust Law?
    A change in the rules for Oscar eligibility proposed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) may violate antitrust laws, according to the Department of Justice. At issue is whether feature-length films produced by streaming services like Netflix should be eligible for Oscar consideration, even though they ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-10By Charlie Nelson Keever
  • Week In Review
    By Lisa Ornest Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: Entertainment My Sweet Lord The copyright wars spawned by "Blurred Lines" have the strongest effect on the lowest link in the chain, the songwriters, whose ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-04-09By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Haupt on Sex and the First Amendment Through the Lens of Professional Speech @CEHaupt
    Claudia E. Haupt, Northeastern University School of Law; Yale University, Yale Information Society Project, is publishing Sex and the First Amendment Through the Lens of Professional Speech in volume 17 of the First Amendment Law Review (2019). Here is the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-06By Media Law Prof
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 04/05/19
    Have Songwriters Turned the Tide Against Big Tech? (Guest Column) — NMPA President David Israelite writes, “What’s astounding about this progress is the imbalance of influence is so dramatic. It is remarkable that anyone could stand up to the likes of Google, Amazon, Spotify and the other tech titans who ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-05By Terry Hart
  • U.S. Artist Visa Updates as of April 5, 2019
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein Most of you are aware by now that in fall 2018 a number of significant policy and procedural changes were imposed on the already exasperating process of obtaining U.S. artist visas. No surprisingly, these changes were the work of Donald Trump, who is also known by ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-05By ggartslaw
  • Parliamentary Report on the Inquiry Into the Australian Music Industry
    Just released by the House Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts: A report on the inquiry in the Australian music industry. Download it from links available here. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-05By Media Law Prof
  • Tax Season: From Gray Zone to Opportunity Zones, and Other Tax Developments for Art
    By Jennie Nadel. What's new in tax law and how can this affect the art world? To defer taxes as before, art owners can now sell art and invest in real estate in low-income zones located in all 50 states. The following study examines the changed tax law landscape and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-05By centerforartlaw
  • Tax Season: From Gray Zone to Opportunity Zones, and Other Tax Developments for Art
    By Jennie Nadel. What’s new in tax law and how can this affect the art world? To defer taxes as before, art owners can now sell art and invest in real estate in low-income zones located in all 50 states. The following study examines the changed tax law landscape and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-05By centerforartlaw
  • @eLAWnora: The EU’s New Copyright Laws Won’t “Wreck the Internet”
    [Excellent work by Eleonora Rosati in Slate on the EU Copyright Directive.  This new legislation is important to creators around the world because it applies to the exploitation of all copyrights in Europe, not just European copyrights in Europe.] On Tuesday, at the end of a process that lasted more ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-02By Chris Castle
  • Week In Review
    By Chantelle A. Gyamfi Edited by Elissa D. Hecker The following articles are divided into Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: ENTERTAINMENT Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollet - Chicago's Mayor Is Not Pleased Just a month after being indicted on 16 counts, prosecutors in Chicago have dropped all charges ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-04-01By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Webber on Proportionality and Limitations on Freedom of Speech @GregoireWebber
    Grégoire Webber, Queen's University, Faculty of Law, London School of Economics, Law Department, is publishing Proportionality and Limitations on Freedom of Speech in the Oxford Handbook of Freedom of Speech (Fred Schauer and Adrienne Stone, eds., Forthcoming). ‘Nothing is more ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-04-01By Media Law Prof
  • DANG
    By Barry Skidelsky, Esq., EASL Section Chair In a move that has taken industry observers by complete surprise, a joint press release was issued this morning announcing the merger of Disney, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (DANG). Similar to the process involved with a pre-packaged bankruptcy, both the Department of Justice ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-04-01By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Making Sense of Downstate Casinos
    By Bennett Liebman As part of the 2019 State budget negotiations, the owners of the two video lottery (VLT) parlors in the New York City area have proposed that they be allowed to convert their facilities into full-fledged casinos. They have promised considerable financial support to the State in return ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-03-30By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Celebrity Plaintiffs Alleging “Fortnite” Publisher Stole Their Dance Moves Face the Music and Dismiss Claims
    Image from 123RF LimitedRappers Terrence “2 Milly” Ferguson and James “BlocBoy JB” Baker, influencer Russell “Backpack Kid” Horning, and actor Alfonso Ribeiro (best known for his role as “Carlton Banks” in the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) have dismissed their claims against Epic Games for allegedly infringing their signature ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-03-30By Conrad B. Wilton
  • The Ennui of Learned Helplessness: Article 13 and the Five Lies in YouTube’s Content ID
    According to Wired (“Don’t believe the hype: Article 13 is great news for YouTube“), YouTube is positioned to be a big winner due to the Article 13 requirement for “upload filters”.  If you’re keeping your brackets for “Most Googlely Journalist” in the post-Article 13 March Madness spin, Wired gets the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-03-29By Chris Castle
  • Cheers: A New Court for Resolving Art Disputes
    By Marilyn Hayden, Dr. Sharon Hecker, and Center for Art Law. On April 1, 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) will open its doors to arbitrate and mediate art law disputes. The idea for CAfA started as a response to the fact that judges seldom have expertise in ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-03-29By centerforartlaw