Image Courtesy of Foodie Factor/Pixabay By Alec Winshel In Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, the Supreme Court held that the First Amendment does not protect use of another’s trademark as a signifier of one’s own product. Trademarks are words or symbols that … [Read more...] about Free Speech is a Funny Thing: Jack Daniel’s Properties v. VIP Products Narrows First Amendment Protections for Trademark Usage
By: Alec Winshel Last month, Mona Awad and Paul Tremblay filed a lawsuit against OpenAI for infringement of their works. The complaint is another in a series of cases filed by Matthew Butterick and the Joseph Saveri Law Firm that mount legal challenges against companies … [Read more...] about Authors File Complaint Against OpenAI for Copyright Infringement
By: Lea Washington What do you get when you put a roll and gravy together? A lawsuit apparently. The “Rickrollin’” star Rick Astley is suing upcoming rapper Yung Gravy and his team. Gravy’s song “Betty” is the focus of this dispute, as it borrows from the song “Never Gonna Give … [Read more...] about When “Gravy” meets “Roll”: The Future of Interpolation in Music Recording
By: Alec Winshel Fans of radio personality Howard Stern and legendary rapper 50 Cent had reason to rejoice in 2013 when the two sat down for an interview on The Howard Stern Show. After discussing rap feuds and the joys of meeting Oprah, the celebrities parted ways for nearly a … [Read more...] about Copyright Has a Preemption Problem That’s Destined for the Supreme Court
The Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law is delighted to share that Volume 13, Issue 1 is now live. The Issue begins with a Foreword from Pepperdine Law Professor Maureen Weston on athlete mental health and the law. Professor Weston tragically lost her son Cedric … [Read more...] about Volume 13, Issue 1 is now live!