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In April, U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt in the Central District of California tossed a six-count, $100 million-complaint against Universal Music Group that was filed after a 2008 warehouse fire that reportedly destroyed master recordings by music legends including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Holly, Sammy Davis Jr., Joni Mitchell, the Police and Nirvana. Soundgarden v. UMG Recordings Inc., 19-05449.
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By Stan Soocher
Leslie José Zigel, Chair of the Entertainment, Media & Technology Group at Greenspoon Marder offers his thoughts on entertainment industry issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Patrick Smith
While every industry is dealing with massive upheaval as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, few are as visible as sports and entertainment. While many who practice in this area anticipate a slowdown in overall legal work, certain pockets of work are being pushed to the forefront, creating demand for the services these attorneys provide.
By Jenna Greene
At this moment in COVID-19 time, if your case involved stopping the sale of counterfeit unicorn products on the Internet, sorry, that wouldn’t be an emergency. That was the message from U.S. District Judge Steven C. Seeger, in a decision denying a request for a temporary restraining order filed on behalf of Art Ask Agency, the exclusive licensee for the fantasy art of British artist Anne Stokes, who is popular among the Dungeons and Dragons crowd.
By Nancy J. Mertzel
An overview of copyright troll litigation and explores potential litigation strategies for responding to troll cases.