Last week’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in the Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc. case has sent shockwaves through the music industry, particularly in the areas of performance royalties and broadcasting, both digitally and possibly terrestrially. The ruling also may end up shooting new…Read more
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A couple of weeks ago I made my splash into the blogosphere by announcing my intention, among other things, to write a post entitled "Beastie Boys: Greatest Legal Hits." Now in light of the news just hitting the wire that Monster is being sued again over the same Beasties' songs, only this time by co-copyright owners Capitol and Universal, it looks…Read more
While we wait to see if the Ninth Circuit will revisit its decision in Garcia v. Google en banc regarding whether the plaintiff's performance in the movie “Innocence of Muslims” is an independently copyrightable work, and we watch as another actor appearing in the same movie jumps on the Garcia copyright infringement bandwagon, I’d like to offer some…Read more
Welcome to the inaugural blog post for Creative Vision Legal! I am Mike Thomas, and I’d like to use this post to lay out my vision of the kinds of topics I hope to address in the coming months. I plan to comment on current news and events in the worlds of entertainment, IP, and…Read more
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