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Sony’s claim that Michael Jackson performed songs on album was just its opinion

Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment, — Cal.Rptr.3d —- , 2018 WL 4090622, No. B280526 (Ct. App. Aug. 28, 2018) [This case says a bunch of stuff that’s way too broad for the facts; people who are concerned about things like … Continue reading

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Three little words make a fair use

Oyewole v. Ora, 291 F.Supp.3d 422 (S.D.N.Y. 2018) This case grants a motion to dismiss on fair use grounds, though it should have been on lack of substantial similarity in protected expression. Oyewole is a founding member of the spoken-word … Continue reading

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2017 IPSC Conference at Cardozo School of Law

Usual disclaimers; there were lots of overlaps where I had to make tough choices, and I favored presentations where I hadn’t previously commented on drafts. Day 1 Breakout Session I Trademark Doctrine Mapping Confusion – Mark. P. McKenna & Rebecca … Continue reading

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2017 IPSC Conference at Cardozo School of Law

Usual disclaimers; there were lots of overlaps where I had to make tough choices, and I favored presentations where I hadn’t previously commented on drafts. Day 1 Breakout Session I Trademark Doctrine Mapping Confusion – Mark. P. McKenna & Rebecca … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, you don’t stop edition

40 Years of Hip Hop, condensed into 4 minutes. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2rFNXwT

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Reversing meaning is transformative in use of composition, court rules

Smith v. Cash Money Records, Inc., No. 14-cv-02703 (S.D.N.Y. May 30, 2017) In 1982, Jimmy Smith recorded a mostly instrumental album released by Elektra/Asylum Records titled Off the Top.  The last track is a spoken-word recording titled “Jimmy Smith Rap” … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda edition

What’s Next?  Since I’m working on 512 roundtable reply comments right now, it seems particularly appropriate to remind everyone that clips can be fair use. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2iF9jWB

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