• Features

    Second Circuit Addresses Significant Music Compulsory Licensing Issues In Bill Graham Archives Dispute

    Stan Soocher

    In 2015, a group of music publishers sued the purchaser of the Bill Graham Archives — a repository that includes live performances staged by the late, legendary concert promoter of an array of musical artists beginning in the 1960s. Now, the Second Circuit has handed down its appellate opinion in the litigation, addressing the important compulsory licensing concerns as well as some of the additional issues in the case.

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  • Features

    Fight Stream Distributor Can Pursue Claim Against TN Grill

    Allison Dunn

    In a matter of first impression, the Sixth Circuit sided with a third-party sporting events distributor by finding the distributor has standing to sue a Kingsport, TN, bar under the U.S. Copyright Act for livestreaming a 2017 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor without the proper licensing.

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  • Features

    Copyright Attorney Fees Ruling in Friday the 13th Termination Case

    Mason Lawlor

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller partial attorney fees totaling more than $886,564, in his long-running fight against the 1980 horror film’s production outfit Manny Co. over proceeds from the film.

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  • Features

    Report on Oral Arguments At Supreme Court In 'Warhol' Case

    Scott Graham

    During the recent oral arguments before it, the U.S. Supreme Court sounded open to extending more fair use protection to an Andy Warhol painting of rock icon Prince than the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit did.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Players On the Move

    ELF Staff

    A look at moves among attorneys, law firms, companies and other players in entertainment law.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Fresh Filings

    ELF Staff

    A look at moves among attorneys, law firms, companies and other players in entertainment law.

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  • Features

    Bit Parts

    Stan Soocher

    Florida Federal Court’s Findings in Battle Over “LINEAR” Band Name Not So Linear
    Second Circuit Agrees Federal Copyright Law Preempts Right of Publicity Complaint Over Sirius XM’s Use of Howard Stern Show Archival Recordings

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  • Columns & Departments

    Upcoming Event

    ELF Staff

    Nashville Bar Association Annual Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Institute

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