A little noted change in copyright law 35 years ago is starting a multi-billion dollar battle today between musicians and record companies. This provision gives artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand the right to reclaim ownership of their work and pocket all the profits, but record companies are singing a different tune. The industry says master recordings and profits belong to them in perpetuity. Where is this legal debate going? Listen as Attorney and Lawyer2Lawyer co-host, J. Craig Williams, along with Attorney and artist advocate Kenneth Abdo of the Lommen Abdo Law Firm and Attorney and author Steve Gordon of Steve Gordon Law discuss the intricate details of this fight over copyright law.
From music to film to theatre, celebrities can be a challenge in an entertainment law practice. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Gordon Firemark, an entertainment and new media lawyer in Los Angeles, to take a look at entertainment litigation and working with a celebrity. Bob & Gordon look at the various legal cases in Hollywood and chat about Gordon’s new e-book, The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide.