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Symmonds v. Mahoney
California Court of Appeal
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Entertainment Law
Held that a rock star's decision to terminate his drummer implicated free speech rights. The fired drummer alleged that he was let go because of his...
02/01/2019 B283529
Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Affirmed a finding of copyright infringement, in a lawsuit that involved copyrighted music recordings resold through an internet platform. The suit...
12/12/2018 16โ€2321
National Association of African American-Owned Media v. Charter Communications, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Media Law, Civil Rights
Held that an African American-owned operator of television networks sufficiently pleaded a claim that a cable television operator refused to enter...
11/19/2018 17-55723
Doe v. Marine-Lombard
United States Fifth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an amended opinion, held that Louisiana statutes requiring certain erotic dancers at nightclubs to be 21 years of age or older was not...
11/16/2018 17-30292
Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.
United States Second Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that a copyright ownership claim was timely filed. The statute of limitations was not triggered by the defendants' act of registering their...
11/14/2018 17โ€1549
Fahmy v. Jay-Z
United States Ninth Circuit
Copyright, Entertainment Law
In an amended opinion, held that an Egyptian musical composer's heir could not sue the rapper Jay-Z and other defendants for copyright infringement....
11/01/2018 16-55213
ABS Entertainment Inc. v. CBS Corp.
United States Ninth Circuit
Copyright, Entertainment Law
In an amended opinion, reinstated musical recording owners' claims that radio broadcasters violated their state law copyrights in pre-1972 analog...
10/31/2018 16-55917
Three Expo Events, LLC v. City of Dallas, Texas
United States Fifth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Government Law, Constitutional Law
Held that a company had legal standing to challenge a city council resolution barring it from holding a controversial love- and sex-themed expo at the...
10/24/2018 17-10632
Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Cleopatra Records, Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Entertainment Law
Vacated an injunction that prevented a movie producer from releasing a film about the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Held that a consent order settling a...
10/10/2018 17โ€2849
Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Granted a new trial in a copyright case involving a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its hit Stairway to Heaven from a song written by a...
09/28/2018 16-56057

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