TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Dec 5, 2018

Our cover story this month, by Tim Warnock, is about lessons drawn from 2018 Entertainment Law cases. Courts have wrestled with issues such as rights in a band’s name, the intersection of new technology and copyright infringement, traditional claims of copyright infringement, rights in “monkey selfies,” the fair-use doctrine in the Copyright Act and the appropriate methodology for calculating attorneys’ fees for a prevailing party. Although the cases discussed here focus on substantive issues arising in the context of the entertainment industry, the principles addressed by the underlying lawsuits apply to any civil-litigation practice. Pretty detailed, but even if your practice is not in this area, you can learn from it -- the principles addressed by these underlying lawsuits apply to any civil-litigation practice.