Entertainment Law

All I want to do is Zimba Ku Ku Ku….Copyright baby!

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
Music Attorney infringement

New Old Music Group, Inc. v. Gottwald, 122 F. Supp.3d 78 (2015) case brief.  United States District Court, S.D. New York – [Summary Judgement in Music Infringement Case] SUMMARY: This this case demonstrates the standard for summary judgment on a copyright infringement claim where owner has a copyright protection of the composition of a song

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MUSIC LAWYER – Free legal representation possibility

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By
online libel slander attorney

2017 offer open to bands and artists This is a limited time offer to bands, singers, and musicians in the State of California.  We are looking for one or two bands to sponsor with PRO BONO legal services on a limited engagement basis.   We can help with contract review, trademarks, copyright issues, and other

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Podcast lawyer discusses 10 things to think about when launching your online show

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
Podcast lawyer

California Podcast Attorney – Basic overview of the legal side of Podcasting Podcast:  Click the image above to hear my legal podcast. Introduction This blog will focus on the best tips I can give to young persons out in the internet world who seek to make a name for themselves by podcasting.  This form of

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Legal risks of a flash mob!

May 30th, 2016 | By
Social media flash mob attorney

Flash Mob Law Basics – Things to think about before planning your next flash mob! Introduction Flash mobs are fun as heck to watch and even harder to put together as a planner.  There are many “moving pieces” and also many “legal risks” that need to be considered.  This blog provides a general legal overview

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Arizona Music Lawyer can help you with your contracts!

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
music lawyer arizona

Our entertainment law services for musicians and entertainers offers LOW FLAT RATE FEES!  Introduction Having a music lawyer on your team is extremely important. The music world runs on intellectual property, licensing and copyright law.  We can help you get the protection you need, defend your rights, expand your global reach and represent you in

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How was the “running of the bulls” scene shot in City Slickers?

Jul 18th, 2015 | By
San francisco Sports & Entertainment lawyer

Attorney Steve recalls his “3 seconds of fame” in Hollywood and explains how the Running of the Bulls scene was made!! If you click on the picture above you can watch the scene which was shot in Universal Studios.  My debut is running across at 1:55 of the video. My hollywood story – the “Running

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Will the parody defense save me from infringement?

Feb 15th, 2015 | By
Parody attorneys cease and desist

Overview of the parody defense in Intellectual Property litigation Introduction Parody is basically making a new work of art by commenting and criticizing another work of art.  For example, you may hear a song that really bugs you.  And you might decide “I want to make a parody song of that song.” So you write

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What is a sport tort?

Sep 27th, 2014 | By
az sports attorney personal injuries on field

Our law firm is a leader in civil litigation cases.  We have filed and defended a large number of state and federal lawsuits.  This blog post deals with “sports torts.” What is a Sports Tort? A “tort” is a civil injury committed by one person against another.  In the context of sports law, this refers

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