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Judge Rules 'Midnight Rider' Producer Can't Collect on Insurance Due to Criminal Acts

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Film director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin also are denied a bid to amend their lawsuit to allege bad faith on the part of New York Marine.

Law Firm Sues Over Negative Online Review; Gets What It Deserves

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Twenty-year-old Richmond, Tex., waitress Lan Cai was half asleep in her own bed, dressed only in her underwear, when her newly hired auto-accident lawyers from Houston’s Tuan A. Khuu & Associates came walking into her bedroom. And the relationship only went downhill from there. General

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Duran Duran Loses Case, Brought In Britain, Over American Copyrights

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Stage 3 of the Reverse Auction is in the Books at $40 Billion – Forward Auction to Begin on Monday

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The FCC last week announced that Stage 3 of the reverse auction portion of the FCC Incentive Auction is now complete, and the amount necessary to be paid to TV stations to vacate the required spectrum in this stage is $40,313,164,425.  billion for the costs of repacking other TV stations plus the amounts necessary to cover the FCC’s auction costs. 

Website Design Implicated in Two Rulings on Enforceability of Online Terms – Highlights the Importance of Legal Review of Design Decisions

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In a decision from early November, a D.C. Selden v. Airbnb, Inc. 2016 WL 6476934 (D.D.C. Nov. 1, 2016)).   Nicosia v. Amazon.com, Inc. 25, 2016)).

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No Cost of Living Increase in Webcasting Royalties for 2017

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A year ago, when the Copyright Royalty Board adopted the rates for webcasters (including broadcasters who simulcast their programming by online streaming) to pay for the sound recording performance royalty (see our summary here and here ), one difference from previous decisions is that there was a single per-song, per-listener royalty adopted.

Russian involvement in US vote raises fears for European elections | US news | The Guardian

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The latest revelations are not entirely new. What is fresh is the bald assertion that Moscow was working for Trump.

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Man Files Defamation Lawsuit After Individuals Claim He's Responsible For "Pedals the Bear"'s Death

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John DeFilippo has filed a defamation lawsuit against a number of people (via.

LexisNexis and Lex Machina Launch Silicon Valley Legal Tech Accelerator

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Aiming to help give legal tech startups a leg up, LexisNexis today announced the launch of a legal tech accelerator. It will be located in the Menlo Park, Calif., offices of its legal analytics unit, Lex Machina, and will be led by Lex Machina’s CEO Josh Becker. Josh Becker “The accelerator will leverage the vast […].

December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Reports, Ownership and Ancillary Revenue Reports, Ownership Review and Incentive Auction Updates

Broadcast Law Blog

While we are into the holiday season, that does not stop the routine regulatory obligations for broadcasters. December 1 brings a host of routine obligations for stations in many states. For all stations, a link needs to be included on the main page of your station website, if your station has a website, which leads to these reports.

Donald Trump Supports Immigration Amnesty—For Now - The Daily Beast

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"In his interview with Time magazine for his Person of the Year award, the mogul discussed the plight of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.

Retrial of Woman Charged With Murder For Hire Now Underway: Defense Alleges Police Wanted Attention of "Cops" Producers

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Via @law_newz: The retrial of a woman arrested for solicitation to commit the murder of her husband is underway in Florida.

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SiriusXM Could Pay up to $99M as Part of Flo & Eddie Settlement

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The total amount includes future royalties for a 10-year license. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Sirius XM Radio

Ravel Law Launches Court Analytics for Federal and State Courts

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The legal research service Ravel Law, which last year launched Judge Analytics to provide analysis of how individual federal court judges make decisions, today is launching Court Analytics, a similar feature that applies analytics to an entire court, including all its cases and judges. General Ravel Law

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FCC Extends for 18 Months the Requirement for TV Stations to Convert Visual Emergency Information to Audio on SAP Channel

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC released an order last week giving TV stations an additional 18 months to comply with a requirement that emergency information conveyed to the TV audience during non-news programming in a visual or graphical manner (e.g. We wrote about the FCC’s request for comments on the extension here.

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About - The New Yorker

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"America has always been aspirational to me. But no longer. Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About - The New Yorker

Donald Trump Will Have Executive Producer Credit On "The Apprentice"

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Mr. Trump's transition team spokesperson Hope Hicks announced his connection with

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'Robocop' Studio Claims Security Firm Is Free-Riding on Its Films

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Orion Pictures is using trademark as a weapon against Robocopp LLC. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Tech Business THR Online

Zipwhip Lets You Text With Clients Using Your Main Office Number

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Texting is the most widely and frequently used smartphone feature, according to Pew Internet, with 97 percent of smartphone owners using it regularly. But lawyers are often reluctant to advertise or give out their own mobile numbers, limiting their clients’ ability to communicate with them by text. General

GMR Sues RMLC – Claims Antitrust Violations for Negotiating Royalties on Behalf of the Radio Industry – What Are the Implications?

Broadcast Law Blog

Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) filing a lawsuit against Global Music Rights (GMR) alleging that GMR was violating the antitrust laws by offering an all or nothing blanket license for rights to play the songs written by certain songwriters now represented by this new performing rights organization.

Police Violence Against Native Americans Goes Far Beyond Standing Rock | FiveThirtyEight

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"On Nov. Even so, police killings of Native Americans are probably undercounted, said D.

The Boundaries of Free Speech Online

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Judge Allows Bid to Free "We Shall Overcome" From Copyright

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Arguments of originality and registration aren't enough to save the Richmond Organization and Ludlow Music from having to face a lawsuit. read more.

The Chambers Directory Is Launching Its Own Social Network

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The company whose directories rank lawyers and law firms internationally is now launching its own social network, where membership will be by invitation only and restricted to lawyers ranked in its directories and their clients. The post The Chambers Directory Is Launching Its Own Social Network appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Incentive Auction News: Stage 3 Forward Auction Closes After One Round, Stage 4 to Commence Next Week; GAO Issues Report on Effects on LPTV; Court Dismisses Appeal of Class A Exclusion from Auction

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday was a busy day for the TV incentive auction, where the FCC is attempting to clear portions of the TV band by paying TV stations to surrender their licenses, and repurpose the cleared spectrum for wireless broadband users. The Forward Auction closed after one round of bidding with bids totaling $19,676,240,520.

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The Daily Show - Wesley Lowery - "They Can't Kill Us All" author Wesley Lowery talks about tracking police violence, covering protests and the difficulty of interviewing those affected by shootings. Delving Deeper Into Police Violence wi.

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Carroll @erinccarroll13 on Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms

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Erin C. Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Making News: Balancing Newsworthiness and Privacy in the Age of Algorithms.

Time Warner Facing Class Action Discrimination Suit

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Startup Competition Ends Friday; Here Are The Standings

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In October, we announced the first-ever competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in ABA Techshow’s inaugural Startup Alley. From the initial round of entries we received, we narrowed the contenders down to 20 and, on Nov. 14, we posted their pitches and opened the voting to you to select the final 12. Now […]. Genera

Copyright Office New Electronic Registration for Designated Agents for Take Down Notices Goes Live – and The Office Asks for More Comments on Assessing The Section 512 Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content

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The Copyright Office’s new system for registering designated agents for the service of take-down notices when it is believed that user-generated content infringes on intellectual property rights has now gone live. Exactly what requirements the service needs to observe depends on the type of the service.

'Bogus charges': Standing Rock activists say they face campaign of legal bullying | US news | The Guardian

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Bogus charges': Standing Rock activists say they face campaign of legal bullying | US news | The Guardian

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Call For Nominations: 2017 Anthony Shadid Award, Center For Journalism Ethics

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Nominations are now being accepted for

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Media Companies Rally Behind Rolling Stone Bid to Overturn Defamation Verdict

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Washington Post, AP and others submit an amicus brief that argues the verdict will discourage the news media from correcting errors. read more.

Chatbot Helps Crime Victims Guage Their Legal Options

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A group of law students at the University of Cambridge in the UK have developed what they call the world’s most advanced legal chatbot. Lawbot helps victims of crime by providing a preliminary assessment of their situation and then helping them understand what actions are available for them to pursue. The chatbot currently covers 26 […].