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Will a Judge's Ruling Against CNN Make It Easier to Sue the Media?

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A defamation suit is allowed to survive in a defeat not only for the cable news network, but also for the MPAA. read more. THR, Esq.

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New Site ‘Legably’ Matches Lawyers With Lawyers For Short-Term Projects

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A new website called Legably aims to enable solo and small-firm lawyers to handle higher workloads by hiring other attorneys on an on-demand basis. The site matches attorneys who are looking for extra work with attorneys who have projects with which they need help. Notably, Legably has entered into a partnership with Clio to be […]. General

In Blow to Open Law, Court Upholds Private Copyright in Public Safety Laws

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A federal court has issued a permanent injunction barring Public.Resource.Org from publishing technical and scientific standards that are written by private standards developing organizations (SDOs) but that are incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. The CFR incorporates some 9,500 of these private standards. General

Putin: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW

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Emily Berman, University of Houston Law Center, has published When Queries are Searches as University of Houston Law Center No. 2017-W-1.

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Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law

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Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, is publishing Walter v. Hart Publishing, 2017). Here is the abstract.

Flo and Eddie NY Suit on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Ordered Dismissed By Court of Appeals – No Issues with Copies Made in the Transmission Process

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This week, the US Court of Appeals essentially ended Flo and Eddie’s New York case against Sirius XM where it tried to establish a public performance royalty in pre-1972 sound recordings. An issue in a Federal case is certified or referred to a state court when there are issues of state law that control the determination of the Federal case.

Fox May Be Subject of Government Investigation Over Ailes Sexual Harassment Claims

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An attorney for a former Fox host says he received a subpoena from federal prosecutors in the midst of a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes.

In A First For Practice Management Apps, CosmoLex Adds Bank Data Feeds

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The bank feed is matched against transactions recorded in CosmoLex. In lieu of flowers or candy, CosmoLex is giving its customers something different for Valentine’s Day — automatic, direct bank data feeds. CosmoLex says it is the first law practice management product to provide this capability. General CosmoLex practice management

A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates - The New York Times

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"A week before Michael T. Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador.

Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?

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Peter B. At issue: whether the play, which follows

@katenash: Royalty Deadbeat Snapchat Gets big billions for valuation, but has no licenses?

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Hi @Snapchat Do you pay ppl for the use of their work? Been off a record label now for 5 years. Is this legal? should be paid PLS RETWEET pic.twitter.com/9qq9iKltFG. — Kate Nash (@katenash) February 17, 2017. And how do we know this? The CDA further limits our potential liability for content uploaded onto Snapchat by third parties.

Can 'America's Got Talent' Host Nick Cannon Avoid an NBC Legal Fight?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"They probably never thought he would go public and resign," says attorney Richard Marks. "I don’t think that they wanted to fire him." read more.

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Lawyerist Launches Directory of Law Practice Management Platforms

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The good news about law practice management software is that recent years have brought a variety of systems to the market. The bad news is that choosing one can be daunting. Their features and pricing rarely line up in a way that enables apples-to-apples comparisons. frequently receive emails from frustrated readers saying, in effect, […].

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Ryancare: You Can Pay More for Less! - The New York Times

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For example, the paper calls for reducing spending on Medicaid, which now provides insurance to more than 74 million poor, disabled and older people.

Colorado Newspaper Mulls Defamation Lawsuit Against State Legislator Over "Fake News" Twitter Statement @Samantha Barbas @DailySentinelGJ

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The Sentinel's publisher, Jay Seaton, said that

What’s Up for Broadcasters in Washington Under the New Administration – A Look Ahead at TV and Radio FCC Issues for the Rest of 2017

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A new President and a new Chair of the FCC have already demonstrated that change is in the air in Washington. Also on the table for consideration next week are orders that have already been released for public review on expanding the use of FM translators for AM stations and proposing rules for the roll-out of the new ATSC 3.0 FCC Reform. Will it?

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U.S. Government's Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier's Family

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jho Low's relatives want a chance to challenge the Justice Department's biggest kleptocracy case. read more. THR, Esq.

Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump

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Stanford Law School’s Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has published a special issue, A Lawyer’s Guide to Activism, Resistance, and Change Under Trump. The post Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Trump’s Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights | The Nation

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" Alexander Acosta was once accused of undermining the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Now he could become secretary of labor."

West on Speaker-Based Classifications After Citizens United @sonjarwest

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2017-04. Here is the abstract. In the 2010 case of Citizens United v. Federal Election

SiriusXM Wins New York Case Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

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The 2nd Circuit rules that the satcaster deserves summary judgment and the lawsuit from Flo & Eddie should be dismissed. read more. THR, Esq.

'Timeless' Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss

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While copyright plaintiffs often don't clear this legal hurdle, the ruling isn't all bad news for Sony and NBC. read more. THR, Esq.

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Buzzfeed Has a List of Reasons Why It Shouldn't Lose Lawsuit Over "Bullsh*t News"

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Yes, a court will soon be dealing with the finer points of calling someone a perpetrator of fake news. read more. THR, Esq.

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'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Challenges U.S. Government's 1MDB Seizures

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Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz says through court documents he's an "innocent owner" of assets allegedly derived from embezzlement. read more.

Media Outlets Beat Lawsuit for Naming Wrong Rapper Who Cut Off His Penis

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It might have been fake news, but the complaint came too late. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

Michael Jackson's Ex-Manager Takes the Stand in Tax Trial

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Tohme Tohme's testimony could foreshadow an ugly trial ahead in his own legal fight with Jackson's estate. read more. THR, Esq.

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David Letterman's Production Company Beats Lawsuit from Royalty Collector

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A judge rejects a lawsuit from Worldwide Subsidy Group. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'American Idol' Relaunch Clears One Hurdle

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A judge signs off on a FremantleMedia deal memorializing an intention among producers to seek distribution for a reboot. read more. THR, Esq.

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'RoboCop' Studio Settles Dispute With Security Firm

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Details of the settlement are scarce, but it appears Orion Pictures and RoboCopp LLC have agreed to put down their legal weapons. read more. THR, Esq.

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On the Lawyer 2 Lawyer Podcast: The Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

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On the latest episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we consider President Trump’s nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Helping us consider the nomination are two experts: Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. Lawyer2Lawyer

Is It Time to Call Trump Mentally Ill? - The New York Times

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"A lot of people seem to be questioning President Trump’s mental health. practicing psychologist went further in late January. He was quoted in a U.S.

Breaking the Anti-Immigrant Fever - The New York Times

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"Americans have been watching the Trump administration unfold for almost a month now, in all its malevolent incompetence. It is not fake news.

Trump, an Outsider Demanding Loyalty, Struggles to Fill Top Posts - The New York Times

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" "MELBOURNE, Fla. During President Trump’s transition to power, his team reached out to Elliott Abrams for help building a new administration.