This Week in Law

May 5th 2017

This Week in Law 385

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Fyre festival legal fails; YouTube advertisers getting more control means some YouTubers get less bank; Fansubs fair use, or Mystery Science Theater for foreign language videos; Pokelaw will never die.
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Category: News

Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Franklin Graves, and Micah Ascano discuss the Fyre Festival's crash course in how everyone wants to do "influence" marketing but no one knows the law. Can YouTube go from blunt instrument to precision in deciding what videos should be "restricted," and if it does will that jeopardize its DMCA safe harbor? Fan-made video subtitles are fun and creative, but are they or aren't they infringing? A new lawsuit tests whether AR games must worry about city licensing and permits before spawning the wild Snorlax; technology is making law more accessible and effective; and Jonathan Livingston Seagull finally gets the director credit he so richly deserves.

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