By: Daniel Imakyure Introduction In June 2022, Andy Stone, a.k.a. Vince Vance, brought a copyright infringement action in the US District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana against singer Mariah Carey, producer Walter Afanasieff, and Sony Music Entertainment. Stone … [Read more...] about All I Want for Christmas is Full Damages for Copyright Infringement
Copyright Has a Preemption Problem That’s Destined for the Supreme Court
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
Supreme Court Considers the Future of Copyright’s Fair Use Doctrine
By: Alec Winshel On October 12th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc v. Goldsmith. Litigants traded arguments scrutinizing the boundaries of artistic license while Justices lobbed hypotheticals that probed … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Considers the Future of Copyright’s Fair Use Doctrine
Volume 13, Issue 1 is now live!
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!
Interview with Patrick Ragen, Associate at Ziffren Brittenham
JSEL recently sat down with Patrick Ragen, an Associate at Ziffren Brittenham in Los Angeles, which specializes in negotiating, structuring, and executing transactions in the entertainment and media industries. Patrick is an attorney in the firm's film and television group, … [Read more...] about Interview with Patrick Ragen, Associate at Ziffren Brittenham