Fastcase Launches Free Advance Sheets in E-Book Formats

Media Law

The books will be formally announced at some point today and you can find more information here: www.fastcase.com/ebooks.

Second Circuit Hands the NSA a New Toy in Google Books Case

Music Technology Policy

Yes, the bizarre Google Books case was upheld on appeal in the Second Circuit. would support its own authors over Obama pal Eric Schmidt.).

Weinstein Co. Resolves Profits Lawsuit Over 'The Reader'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Bernard Schlink claimed he hadn't been paid profits from the 2008 film based on his book. read more. THR, Esq.

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The Return of Orphan Works: A Review of the 2008 Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act Part 1

Music Technology Policy

In the aftermath of the Google Books debacle, we are starting to hear noises that Google will back a new orphan works bill in this Congress.  There is a Joseph Gratz who is counsel to Google in the Google Books case. See " UK's Brazen Copyright Landgrab Sneaked Into Enterprise Bill ".]. The U.S. Yes, that’s five months soup to nuts. 

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

The dancers originally signed away these rights for $1 each during “workshop” sessions for the musical.

Texas Bar Association Speech (Pt. 2)

The Digital Lowdown

Its digital share is more than twice that of newspapers (7%), films (3%) and books (2%). But let’s not forget that it is a two-prong process.

Independent Filmmakers Increasingly Utilizing Self-Distribution Model

Film and Television Law Blog

2008 Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC. Commentary : In recent years, the marketplace for independent films has become increasingly overcrowded.

Plaintiff's Postings on MySpace Negate Invasion of Privacy Claim

New Media and Technology Law

Calcagni , 2008 U.S. July 16, 2008). The opinion is of interest for its ruling that the print-on-demand company is not liable for defamation as a publisher of the tell-all book, and that point, an important one for online print-on-demand companies, is addressed in the August edition of the New Media & Technology Law Newsletter.

Re-use Art. Create something new.

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

And it's completely dependent upon Jim Davis' own " Garfield " comic.  In fact, Jim Davis has made his own book entitled Garfield Minus Garfield  in which Dan Walsh has written the foreword. The blog has tackled the copyright law concept of Fair Use before. It's hilarious. It's wonderful. guess that why even Jim Davis likes it.

Film L.A. has new Online Permit System

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

She was sued in Britain by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi Arabian businessman, for her book “Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It.” FilmL.A. is a nonprofit organization that coordinates and processes permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial production in the Los Angeles region. FilmL.A

Film L.A. has new Online Permit System

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

She was sued in Britain by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi Arabian businessman, for her book “Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It.” FilmL.A. is a nonprofit organization that coordinates and processes permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial production in the Los Angeles region. FilmL.A

A Holiday Miracle: How To Get 50% Back On Your Marketing Dollars

The Digital Lowdown

Usually, it comes down to marketing 101 techniques and there are plenty of books out there that are great.  I am here to tell you about one of the most powerful marketing techniques that has remained unknown (or ignored) by most artists and labels. According an IFPI study, 20% of music on iTunes does not sell even one download. automatically!

The Return of Orphan Works: A Review of the 2008 Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act Part 1

Music Technology Policy

In the aftermath of the Google Books debacle, we are starting to hear noises that Google will back a new orphan works bill in this Congress.  There is a Joseph Gratz who is counsel to Google in the Google Books case. All answers for any problems that arose with administration seemed to be that the copyright owner could sue.  The U.S.

The Wilkerson Case and the Open Meeting Law

Media Law

That is because their violations were of the open meeting law -- one of the few laws on the books that carries no penalties for those who violate it. Diane Wilkerson faces the possibility of prison for allegedly violating the law and the public trust. Consider this excerpt from the affidavit of FBI Special Agent Krista L. Cabral and Sen.

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Tolkein Trust Sues New Line Cinema Over “Lord of the Rings” Profits

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

According to the lawsuit, a series of 1969 agreements granted the underlying rights to the books to United Artists in exchange for 7.5% of the gross receipts of any films based on the works. His practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia law, intellectual property, and book publishing. The Feb.

Tolkein Trust Sues New Line Cinema Over “Lord of the Rings” Profits

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

According to the lawsuit, a series of 1969 agreements granted the underlying rights to the books to United Artists in exchange for 7.5% of the gross receipts of any films based on the works. His practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia law, intellectual property, and book publishing. The Feb.

ICANN Release Draft Guidebook for New Top Level Domain Applications

New Media and Technology Law

videogames,books,cable, etc.) The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that is responsible for the allocation of Internet domain names and IP addresses, is about to launch a new program that will permit organizations to create and operate generic top-level domains (“gTLD”s) (e.g.,com,net,

Recommended Reading: Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England

Music Technology Policy

What does a history from a period decades ago have to do with the current situation?

The future of DRM

Cyberlaw Central

For example, if you purchase a book, you can tear it from its binding and put it into a 3-ring binder, or make paper airplanes, etc. Over lunch today, I had a nice chat with a fellow lawyer about digital rights management (DRM), among other topics. But, as the article points out, DRM doesn’t really stop piracy, it just frustrates users.

WIDGETMANIA

The Digital Lowdown

This concept was very clearly and creatively demonstrated in the Harry Potter books (which date back to 1997, years before widgets were used). Everywhere you turn, people are talking about the power of widgets. They are seen as the savior of the music industry and the key to viral marketing. into another. This package is actually empty.

John McCain settles Jackson Browne lawsuit, apologizes for use of song

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We can finally close the book on the 2008 presidential election now. Singer Jackson Browne has announced he's settled a lawsuit against John McCain. Last year, Browne sued the Republican presidential candidate for using Browne's "Running on.

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The Importance of Registries

Music Technology Policy

The Google Books case looks like it’s on its way to a settlement for a $125 million "payment", $34.5 Google will not make the scanned books available to any other retailer. Meaning they can’t use the book until the author and publisher opt in to the registry?What Is Google prohibited from continuing to exploit Google Books?

Google's Bad Advice Redux

Music Technology Policy

It will come as a surprise to no one that Google has lost yet another copyright case outside of Northern California: Google Loses German Copyright Lawsuits The Europeans take their artists cand culture very seriously and understand that art doesn't scale (See Book Review: Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge ). So which will it be?

A New Book on Defamation and Celebrity

Media Law Prof Blog

David Rolph, University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, has published Reputation, Celebrity, and Defamation Law (Ashgate: 2008). Here is the introduction to the book. The concept of reputation is the central legal interest protected by the tort of defamation but

The Return of Orphan Works: A Review of the 2008 Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act Part 1

Music Technology Policy

In the aftermath of the Google Books debacle, we are starting to hear noises that Google will back a new orphan works bill in this Congress.  And their argument for mass litigation was not articluated as limited to the Books case, either, but generally as a Google litigation strategy. The U.S. Yes, that’s five months soup to nuts. 

How To Go Broke Despite Your Success, The Lady Gaga Way

Gordon P. Firemark

Image credit: ama_lia (via Flickr). Guest Post by Jay Fleishman. She’s brilliant. She’s a flash in the pan. She’s original. Jay S.

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Trends in Law, as Seen By Google’s Ngram

Media Law

Google this week announced a new visualization tool called the Google Books Ngram Viewer. law firm partner, law firm associate. General

Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More

Digital Media Law

In order to make the schedule for joint negotiations work, AFTRA leadership has agreed to a one-year extension to its so-called “front of book” – the portion of its agreement with the AMPTP that covers daytime serials (soap operas) and various other work whose jurisdiction is not shared with SAG. book eventually, but no information on when.

Pilots Overwhelmingly AFTRA Again

Digital Media Law

Those numbers, in turn, were a stunning reversal from previous years, which had had SAG garnering about 90% of pilots and 86% of pickups in 2008. The stalemate and strike rumblings that ensued after the June 30, 2008 expiration of SAG’s contract led many television producers to choose AFTRA jurisdiction wherever possible. Maybe so.

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The WordRake Editing Program Takes on Scalia, Kagan and El Pollo Loco

Media Law

WordRake is a new editing program created specifically for lawyers. Together with Bryan A. Bennett. Center Moriches School District. Heller. General

Fans, Friends & Followers: Playbook for the Social Media Age

Thompson On Hollywood

He then distributed the film through Film Baby and via YouTube (with a DVD click-through button) in April 2008. It would have been stale.".

Thom Yorke on Google the Commoditizer

Music Technology Policy

wealth of other works await digitizing – books, maps, visual arts, and so on. And this is what we want? still think it will be undermined in some way. It doesn’t make sense to me. Anyway,  All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. The commodification of human relationships through social networks. Amazing!” ”

Oops. They Did It Again

JetLawBlog

Oops…they did it again. The Spears family (a.k.a. the consanguine of pop icon Ms. That makes two of us. – Lauren Sibyl Bair. Image Source.

Breaking Dawn: A Breakthrough or Repeat?

JetLawBlog

*SPOILER ALERT: THIS BLOG CONTAINS REFERENCES TO BREAKING DAWN , THE FINAL BOOK IN THE TWILIGHT SAGA*. – Laura Robinson. Image Source.

Now That’s What I Call Bundling: Can Google Throw Elections?

Music Technology Policy

Good thing that Ed Felton was the CTO at the FTC and let Google off the hook for “cooking the books Or not. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. 

How Google Took Over the Justice Department Antitrust Division: Renata Hesse’s Timeline

Music Technology Policy

As you read, ask yourself this question:  If it looks, acts and quacks, is it corrupt? And if it is, what can you do about it? Hakim Jeffries, Rep.

Homeless Military Widow: “My heart is sad for my teenager”

Digital Media Law

With a BA in nursing, she had been working at a local hospital in a cardiac support job, but lost it in 2008. Elwood, as I discovered via Google, had co-authored a book a decade before he died: Reflections of a Warrior : Six Years as a Green Beret in Vietnam, by Franklin D. Cindy Kureth just wants a job and a place to call home.

Lunch with the FT: Ta-Nehisi Coates - FT.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

He had published a little-read memoir about growing up in Baltimore, The Beautiful Struggle (2008), but his reputation stemmed chiefly from a 2014 article for the Atlantic magazine arguing that the US should pay black Americans reparations for slavery. Lunch with the FT: Ta-Nehisi Coates - FT.com

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Jean Michel Jarre: ‘Don’t forget that us creators are the smart part in a smartphone’ by @Helienne Lindvall

Music Technology Policy

Think about the mother of two or three children trying to write a book… if she doesn’t know how to survive doing it, she won’t do it.

Guest Post: “Taylor Swift, Spotify and the Musical Food Chain Myth” by @DoriaRoberts #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

Fast forward to 2008 when everything was crashing. I don’t think people think of artists being affected in a failing economy, but we were. Like clockwork, once or twice a week since I stopped touring full time in 2008, I get asked when I’m coming back to XYZ. Alice Walker. Like, that means forever. Simple. 12 years. Period.