DG Esq’s Monthly Recap 07/01/16 – Stories Relating to IP and Entertainment Law

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Welcome to our monthly recap of stories relating to intellectual property (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.) and entertainment law – art, animation, television, film, digital games, etc. This month’s stories cover many issues including: Kanye West’s new music video legal woes; Led Zeppelin wins copyright case; micro-licensing & fair use in music; can Netflix survive the new world it created; Foo Fighters sue over canceled shows; Ed Sheeran lawsuit; SONY’s new emoji animated film; music world bands together against YouTube; and more.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July holiday!

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this month. We originally send them out through our twitter account @dg_lawgroup, so follow us to get them as we find them. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a weekly recap. Some have links that will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, New York Times, ArtNews, and/or others. For some others you need to go directly to our Twitter account. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this week. Just share in the comments below. Have a great week!

  • ‘So Sue Me’: The Kanye West Guide To Using Celebrity Images In Your Music Video
  • Looking forward to this: Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World – Official Trailer
  • Alvin Toffler, Author of ‘Future Shock,’ Dies at 87
  • Digital Domain’s New Legal Setback Freezes VFX Tech Used by Major Studios
  • Legal Bits & Business Bytes Monthly Lunch-n-Learn ‪http://ow.ly/PTMD301JksS 
  • 2nd Circuit Re-Visits Dawn Donut & the Geographic Scope of Injunctive Relief in TM Cases
  • Led Zeppelin Legends Smackdown “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Suit
  • Anatomy of a Broadway Flop: What Sank These 4 Shows?
  • A Look at Micro-Licensing Via Fair Use & De Minimis Use | D Gonzalez Law Group, LLC ‪http://ow.ly/jTAi301w7h1 
  • Hands Off My Smiley Face: Emoji Become Corporate Tools
  • Champions of a Monster Polaroid Yield to the Digital World
  • Views on Encryption, Data Security Portrayal in TV Shows From ‘Mr. Robot’ Writer ‪http://ow.ly/zStz301tyLe 
  • DiCaprio to Testify in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Case ‪http://ow.ly/6yMj301rHnk 
  • Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?
  • ‘Made in L.A.,’ at the Hammer, Excavates Hollywood’s Past
  • Marta Churchwell: Knowing copyright law is important for artists ‪http://ow.ly/OeHJ301oiTu 
  • Video Game Streamer Twitch Sues Over Bots Artificially Inflating Broadcasters’ Popularity
  • Sheeren-nuff: Another Copyright Infringement Suit ‪http://ow.ly/56uG301mpn3 
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Award of Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Cases
  • For Musicians, More Access Means More Vulnerability
  • TAG State of the Industry 2016 ‪http://ow.ly/amng301iKxf 
  • Ventura Loses $1.8M in ‘American Sniper’ Case ‪http://ow.ly/V5n3301iDUr 
  • Foo Fighters Sue Insurer Over Canceled Shows ‪http://ow.ly/qwXY301iDJN 
  • Sisters Sue Reality Show for Filmed Attack ‪http://ow.ly/juXM301iDG4 
  • HFA – License Music – What Is Mechanical License ‪http://ow.ly/KkXy301hHKT 
  • Gawker’s General Counsel Takes On a Leadership Role
  • Ed Sheeran Lawsuit: ‘X Factor’ Alum Matt Cardle Distances Himself From Legal Drama
  • Beyonce Sued Over ‘Lemonade’ Trailer
  • Heels on the Ground: Beyoncé and the Army of Women at Her Command
  • How a Dealer Prepares for the ‘Most Important’ Art Fair of the Year
  • 10 Ways to Protect Social Media Passwords From Hackers
  • Nominative Fair Use of a Trademark: The Second Circuit Weighs In
  • Appeals Court Burns Defamation Lawsuit Targeting ‘American Hustle’ Microwave Scene –
  • Comic-Con, Costumes, and Copyright Concerns
  • People Style, Fashion e-Comm Site Busted for “Confusing” Native Ads
  • Sony’s New Emoji Animated Movie At Trademark Odds With Guy Who Trademarked Emojis
  • A New Court Decision Lets You Extend Your Music Copyright Forever
  • Stop the Bots From Killing Broadway
  • DG Esq’s Monthly Recap 06/01/16 – Stories Relating to IP and Entertainment Law ‪http://ow.ly/yU6l300YStR 
  • Law2sm’s Monthly Recap 06/01/16 – Stories Relating to Social Media & the Law ‪http://ow.ly/Es8s300YOTZ 
  • Visual social media: friend, foe or frenemy for music? ‪http://ow.ly/J5n9300WeHp 
  • K. Rowling Just Can’t Let Harry Potter Go
  • CBS Beats Lawsuit Over Pre-1972 Songs With Bold Copyright Argument
  • Music World Bands Together Against YouTube, Seeking Change to Law
  • Hulk Hogan’s Legal Leg Drop Sets Precedent for Celebrity Journalism

Why celebrities get away with stealth shilling on Instagram ‪http://ow.ly/zNtb300SMnd 

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