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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded that the federal district court erred in dismissing claims for copyright infringement, conversion and declaratory relief brought by the sons of the late concert...more
Smith v. Sunshine Sound Enterprises, Inc., USCA, 11th Circuit, January 22, 2014 -
Eleventh Circuit reverses dismissal of estate’s claims for copyright infringement, holding that songwriter who assigned his legal rights...more
When Tin Pan Alley composer B.G. “Buddy” DeSylva co-composed such 1920’s hits as California Here I Come, Sonny Boy and If You Knew Susie (and lesser-known works such as Why Don’t You Marry the Girl?) he may have understood...more
When Ray Charles passed away in 2004, his twelve children had accepted a $500,000 irrevocable trust and agreed that they would not seek anything further from his estate following his death. Now, some...more
When Ray Charles passed away in 2004, his twelve children had accepted a $500,000 irrevocable trust and agreed that they would not seek anything further from his estate following his death. Now, some eight years later, his...more
Ars longs, vita brevis. Art is immortal, artists are mortal. Taxes impinge on every part of the art world and are a concern for both artists and collectors. Planning for and administering estates of artists and owners of art...more
Part 2 of 2: In the US alone, thousands of copyright creators and/or copyright owners die each year. How many of these folks create a comprehensive estate plan, or even a basic will or simple trust? The goal of estate...more
Part 1 of 2: In the US alone, thousands of copyright creators and/or copyright owners die each year. How many of these folks create a comprehensive estate plan, or even a basic will or simple trust? The goal of estate...more
The Last Will of Michael Joseph Jackson dated July 7, 2002....more
In the document viewing window below, click the blue line under CREATE PROTECT BLAWGCAST (which takes you to a different document viewing window) to hear my interview with California probate attorney Jennifer Sawday on the...more
The latest suit against assets once controlled by Jerry Garcia involves the trust holding the publicity rights of musician Merl Saunders vs Jerry Garcia Estate, LLC.
Merl Saunders performed hundreds of times with Garcia...more
The question that has been raised repeatedly today is what happens to Michael Jackson’s estate?
I suspect Michael Jackson had a strategic estate, wealth, and asset protection plan that included layers of trusts and...more
James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, died Christmas Day 2006 from congestive heart failure resulting from complications of pneumonia. Problems with Brown’s estate came to the surface when it was clear that his wife at the...more
This article, written by Entertainment and Probate Attorney, Kenneth W. Pajak, provides entertainment lawyers and non-probate practitioners with a general overview of creation, ownership and rights in copyrightable works;...more
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