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Hopelessly Devoted to Fair Use: District Court Holds that Vape is Parody of Grease

USA - May 18 2022 Sketchworks Comedy is the producer of Vape, a play advertised as a "millennial parody" of Grease. (You can watch Vape's trailer here.) After a 2019…

Dragon Design for Boot Buttons is not a "Work of Visual Art" Covered by VARA, District Court Holds

USA - April 21 2022 Plaintiff Ed Beard, Jr is an artist (and renaissance fair enthusiast) with a speciality for depicting wizards, fairies and dragons. (His website…

Mic's Use of Screenshot of NY Post Article About the Woes of "Beautiful People" Qualifies for Fair Use

USA - April 6 2022 On April 12, 2017, The New York Post published an article entitled "Why I won’t date hot women anymore," a thoughtful exploration of just how…

SAG-AFTRA and JPC Reach Tentative Deal on Successor Commercials Contracts

USA - April 6 2022 SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee each have issued identical, terse statements announcing that a tentative agreement has been reached on…

SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract Negotiations Update - No Contract (Yet)

USA - March 31 2022 This just in ... With the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract set to expire today, the union and The Joint Policy Committee have announced that…