On today's episode of "The Town" podcast, I joined Puck News co-founder and former Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Matt Belloni to discuss copyright termination, an area of ever-increasing importance to the movie business.
In a 91-page report and recommendation, a magistrate judge finds that the new version of the Philadelphia Phillies’ mascot falls within the “derivative works exception” to copyright termination. But questions still remain.
As a new case involving Dwight Yoakam illustrates, serving a copyright termination notice is fraught with potential pitfalls, and mistakes come easy and often. Can the "harmless error" doctrine save the day?