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  • TELLER PREVAILS IN SHADOW SUIT

    From an article in the Hollywood Reporter, I learned this morning that the silent half of Penn and Teller, who has been a guest on my podcast, has prevailed in a lawsuit against Belgian performer Gerard Dodge with regards to a lawsuit against Dodge and his performance of "Shadows", an act that Teller registered with the US Copyright office in 1983.  According to the article:

    "While Dogge is correct that magic tricks are not copyrightable, this does not mean that Shadows is not subject to copyright protection," writes Judge Mahan in his ruling. "Indeed, federal law directly holds 'dramatic works' as well as 'pantomimes' are subject to copyright protection, granting owners exclusive public performance rights. The mere fact that a dramatic work or pantomime includes a magic trick, or even that a particular illusion is its central feature does not render it devoid of copyright protection."

    READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE



  • TELLER TALKS VERMEER
  • ARE BLACK DUDES BLOWN AWAY BY MAGIC?

    Aziz Ansari says, "Yes!"

    This isn't new, but...



  • THE MAGIC WIZARD OF VINE

    These days, if you aren't involved in social media, you're behind the eight ball. First it was MySpace, then Facebook, then Twitter and now it is Vine.  Well, thanks to Jonathan Townsend, we can introduce you to Vine's Magic Wizard, Zach King.  If we could only do this without Final Cut. Enjoy! 

     



  • IS THERE NO SHAME?

    These Turkish performers appearing on one of the many America's Got Talent style shows that has popped up all over the world, claim to create their own routines.  I wonder what Jeff McBride, David Copperfield, Mac King & Tenn and Teller would hve to say about that. What do you think?



 
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