As the year begins to draw to a close, it appears that the long, winding saga over Happy Birthday to You appears to be coming to an end as well. All of the parties in the case have reached a settlement and it appears that the last copyright claims on the song may be no more.
However, that’s just the start of this week’s episode. We then turn our attention to FilmOn and yet another contradictory ruling when it comes to Internet streaming of TV. We have a new lawsuit against The Weeknd, the Eight Circuit weighing in on John Doe copyright lawsuits and a ruling that makes it clear you can’t copyright a chiropractic procedure.
On the money front we have Kim Dotcom getting increased access to his funds where one Prenda Lawyer will be losing access to his. We then have one of the most predictable stories of all time, an appeal in the Blurred Lines case and one of the most unpredictable, an on again, off again DMCA battle between Disney and one Star Wars fan.
All of that and much, much more on this, Episode 376 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- Happy Birthday Lawsuit Settled, Details to be Announced
- FilmOn Loses Bit to Use Statutory Licenses
- Eighth Circuit Rules John Doe Lawsuits Not an Abuse of Porcess
- Copyright and Chiropractic Procedures Don’t Mix
- The Weeknd Sued Over Unlicensed Sampling
- Kim Dotcom Gets Access to More of His Money
- Prenda Lawyer Ordered to Liquidate Assets to Pay Creditors
- Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams to Appeal Blurred Lines Ruling
- Disney Files Takedowns Against Star Wars Fan Over Photos of Leaked Toy
(No Video This Week Due to Required Editing)