• Features

    Legal Issues and Monetization Strategies In a Quarantine-Streaming Music World, Part 2

    Gwendolyn Seale

    Part Two of a two-part article

    While the livestreaming of music performances is not an entirely new phenomenon, the COVID crisis has transformed the live performance landscape, compelling artists from around the world to reach their fanbase by producing “quarantine streams,” in which they livestream their sets on social media platforms. Unsurprisingly many questions have arisen.

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  • Features

    9th Cir. Finds No Fair Use In Dr. Seuss/Star Trek “Mashup”

    Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida

    In Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. v. ComicMix LLC, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit held in December that ComicMix’s illustrated book combining elements of several Dr. Seuss children’s books with characters, themes and other features of the popular sci-fi series Star Trek was not a fair use of the Seuss material from which it had admittedly been “slavishly” copied.

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  • Features

    Additional Perspective on Dr. Seuss/Star Trek Ruling

    Scott Graham

    The court’s decision means that in the Ninth Circuit commercial mash-ups will have to do more than place new characters in old settings to qualify for fair use.

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  • Features

    Lawyer Disbarred Over Mishandling of Investors’ Funds for Film Project

    Charles Toutant

    The New Jersey Supreme Court disbarred lawyer Gary Mason after finding he knowingly misappropriated $690,000 that investors paid to support the work of a fledgling filmmaker.

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  • Features

    2d Circuit Blocks NY Litigation of 'Girl 6' Copyright Infringement Case

    Raychel Lean

    Fort Lauderdale copyright attorneys Matthew Nelles and Adriana Kostencki of Nelles Kostencki were in a Los Angeles airport in February 2019, when movie director, producer and actor Spike Lee called the day after winning an Oscar for his historical crime drama BlacKkKlansman. But the call wasn’t about the win.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Bit Parts

    Stan Soocher

    Promotional Use of Supermodel’s Appearance in Reality TV Show Didn’t Violate Lanham Act
    Taylor Swift Shakes Off Fifth Copyright Infringement Lawsuit by Jesse Graham

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