We duly note at our long-tenured Los Angeles entertainment law firm that the Law Offices of Barry K. Rothman routinely confronts intellectual property concerns “at all levels of complexity.”
Most people, well, acknowledge their hands. They don’t obsess over them.
A recent media article underscores the “often opaque royalty systems of music publishing.”
Make no joke about it; It’s no laughing matter to iconic late-night comedian Conan O’Brien when you accuse him of stealing stand-up material.
There is a definite and somewhat unsettling theme/tenor apparent in a recent New York Times article relevant to the selective universe of American songwriters.
Litigants that have filed a lawsuit against Peloton claim that, rather than being a badge of honor, the company’s contractual good faith displayed in some instances is instead a clear indicator of its knowing infringement generally.
Consumer-focused media and technology entity PopSugar is embroiled in litigation that alleges broad-based infringement, misappropriation and contractual interference against it.
It’s “iconic,” states recent major network coverage focused upon it. And it is concededly famous, underscores the headline of that media focus.
Royalties come quickly to the fore when it comes to arrangements made concerning the licensing and distribution of copyrighted musical works.
One side calls it a blatant rip off and unlawful exploitation of a symbol deemed the “Holy Grail” of a longstanding professional sports league.