Monica Bral writes:

The rights to “This Land is Your Land”, one of America’s most famous folk songs, is in dispute. The outcome of a dispute about whether the song is in the public domain could change forever how this and potentially other historic songs are used.

On June 14, 2016, Plaintiffs James Saint-Amour and

Earlier this year, several agents from CAA made headlines by leaving the powerhouse agency for smaller rival UTA.  It was the largest mass exodus of agents from CAA since 1995.  Two days later, CAA filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing UTA and two agents of conspiring to interfere with CAA’s contractual relationships. 

The 9th Circuit is set to decide an important case involving the children of Ray Charles and the charitable foundation to which Mr. Charles willed his right to receive royalties from his music publishing agreement with Warner-Chappell Music.   With more artists and their heirs terminating prior assignments of copyrights, this case will either help affirm

The music and IP communities are still buzzing over a jury’s decision that Robin Thicke’s and Pharrell Williams’s song “Blurred Lines” infringed a Marvin Gaye song to the tune of $7.4 million. Whether and how this may affect musical artist in the future remains to be seen, but Fox Rothschild IP litigator Jeff Kravitz was

Amidst the brouhaha surrounding the Gaye copyright infringement trial these past two weeks, another important case was decided that also impacts songwriters, this time with respect to termination rights.  A federal jury in California found on March 5, 2015 that Village People singer-songwriter Victor Willis could reclaim fifty percent of the copyright in several of

These days, it’s hard to imagine a restaurant or bar experience that is not accompanied, in some part, by music. Music can be essential to create the personality of an establishment. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the owner of a bar or restaurant will invest a lot of energy in choosing just the right music,

Many agreements in the entertainment industry contain morals clauses. These are provisions that provide a party with the right to terminate the agreement (and stop paying or even receive a partial refund of money already paid) in the event that any individual violates the provision. Morals clauses are especially important in endorsement agreements, because the