SAG-AFTRA Applauds WIPO Beijing Treaty On Performers’ Rights — This week, the White House transmitted the WIPO Beijing Treaty on Performers’ Rights to the Senate for advice and consent. The treaty, concluded four years ago, sets minimum standards for the protection of audiovisual performers. The White House also transmitted a second WIPO treaty, The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.
How they shot GREASE LIVE — A fantastic interview of Carrie Havel, associate director of Fox’s recent production of Grease Live, that takes a behind the scenes look at the work that went into pulling off the show.
Universal and Disney’s Arrangement on Marvel IP in Theme Parks — Although Universal and Disney are competitors, Universal’s Island of Adventure theme park includes a Marvel Comics attraction, Marvel Super Hero Island. The attraction was licensed prior to Marvel’s acquisition by Disney, and Universal has committed to maintaining that arrangement. This article looks at this interesting arrangement in more detail.
Kacey Musgraves Puts Hammer Down on Stolen Work: ‘Think Before You Buy’ — “Theft is not a compliment,” says the young country music star about unlicensed uses of her song lyrics.
What Exactly Does the EFF Want? — David Newhoff asks, “What in blazes does the EFF want? They don’t like law-enforcement remedies for online piracy, and they apparently don’t want to see voluntary cooperation between OSPs and rights holders either. At a certain point, it seems we have to conclude that what they want most of all is to maintain their relevance by constantly finding a problem for every solution.”