Category Archives: Copyright Law

Embed at Your Own (Copyright) Risk



Embed at Your Own Copyright RiskIn this episode of the Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a copyright lawsuit against Buzzfeed, over its practice of embedding images from social media pages into their website.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


This Could Change Paparazzi Mood Forever – Update on the Ratajkowski / Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuit



This Lawsuit Could Change Paparazzi Mood Forever . An Update on the Ratajkowski . Paparazzi Copyright LawsuitIn this episode of the Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on a copyright lawsuit against model Emily Ratajkowski, for sharing images taken of her by paparazzi on her social media accounts.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel, here.


A Spooky Copyright Decision for Producers of Friday the 13th Franchise



As Scott Hervey mentioned on the IP Law Blog, a much-anticipated copyright reversion case involving the slasher franchise, Friday the 13th was decided. In this episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott and Josh Escovedo dive deeper into the lawsuit.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.

Read more about the case on the IP Law Blog, here.


Don’t Scream: Copyright Infringement Case Finds for “Scary Terry” Rozier



Dont Scream. Copyright Infringement Case Finds for Scary Terry RozierIn this episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a Copyright dispute between professional Basketball player, Terry Rozier III and holiday product manufacturer, Easter Unlimited, over his use of the iconic ghost mask from the horror film, “Scream.”

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel, here.


San Diego Gulls’ Wings Clipped in Dispute Over Logo Copyright



The Briefing Title image, with words reading 'San Diego Gulls' Wings Clipped in Dispute Over Logo Copyright'In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an intellectual property dispute between the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club and ECHL, Inc.

Watch the full episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Dealmaking Pitfalls in NCAA’s New NIL Policy



Dealmaking Pitfalls in NCAA's New NIL PolicyIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the NCAA’s recent policy change which allows college athletes to monetize their NIL, as well as potential downsides to the new policy.

Watch the full episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Tattoos, Videogames, and Lawsuits: Who Owns the Copyright on Athletic Ink?



Cover Image reading, The Briefing, Tattoos in The NBAIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss lawsuits over identifiable tattoos on professional athletes featured in video games, and who owns the copyright to body art.

Watch the video version of this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel here.

Cases discussed:

Solid Oak Sketches, LLC v. 2K Games, Inc.

Alexander v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley, Ltd.

Darabont v. AMC Network Entm’t, LLC


Dr. Seuss Sets Photon Torpedoes on Star Trek Mashup in 9th Circuit Appeal (Part One, Copyright)



Graphic title of episode Dr. Seuss sets photon torpedoes on Star Trek MashupIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the Ninth Circuit Ruling on the copyright aspects of Dr. Seuss “Mashups.”

Watch the video of this episode on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube channel here.

 

Cases discussed:

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Penguin Books USA

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Comic Mix LLC


Don’t Film So Close to Me: Can Copyrighted Music Keep Vids of Police Encounters Off The Internet?



In this week’s episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss recent news stories reporting that police officers played copyrighted music during filmed encounters, ostensibly to keep the videos from being uploaded to the Internet. Scott and Josh discuss how copyright law, the DMCA, and fair use apply to this tactic.

Watch the video of this episode on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube channel, here.

Scott’s article on this topic on the IP Law Blog can be read here.

Case discussed: Lenz v. Universal Music Group