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Rihanna Sues Ex-Accountants for Millions

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Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

Music Technology Policy

Here is the author’s thesis: But starting with [Lars] Ulrich’s [2000] testimony [in the Napster case and hearings], a new complaint has taken center stage, one that flips those older objections on their heads. This is what we expect from the New York Times , the newspaper of record. You know:  Fire good, Napster bad.

DMX sues for royalties from jail

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In a complaint filed in New York Supreme Court, the hip-hop artist formerly known as Earl. Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Copyright Litigation Music By Eriq Gardner Rapper DMX, currently serving six months in jail for a probation violation, is being productive behind bars, suing his copyright administrator.

Underreporting and No Accountability: Another Reason Streaming Royalties are So Small

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The following are my initial comments to the current proposed rulemaking at the Copyright Office that would, in my view, give digital streaming services a pass on transparency and accountability for their extraordinarily low royalty payments.  respectfully submit that the Copyright Office should seek to create in new regulations for Sec.

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missed Twitter when my account was suspended for a few days. Here's New York Mag's guide to the best tweets. It's fixed.

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets | Politics | Vanity Fair

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Many comparisons have been made between the leak of these documents and Daniel Ellsberg’s 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times.

The Times's Dealings With Julian Assange - NYTimes.com

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Back in New York we assembled a team of reporters, data experts and editors and quartered them in an out-of-the-way office. military.

IMAX Hopes To End U.S. Investors' Lawsuit With $12 Million Settlement

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Eriq Gardner The agreement, revealed last week in federal court in New York, is crafted to take account for a Canadian judge's decision to certify a global investor class. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Lack of Videos Hampers Inquiries Into Houston Police Shootings - The New York Times

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The rate of shootings by police officers was higher in Houston between 2010 and 2014 than in New York or Los Angeles, and the Houston police killed more people than the Los Angeles police despite having half as many officers, according to police data. Lack of Videos Hampers Inquiries Into Houston Police Shootings - The New York Times

The Biggest Questions Awaiting the Supreme Court - The New York Times

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The court’s new term, which starts Monday, will jump right back into high-profile constitutional battles like voting rights, affirmative action and the death penalty, as well as a new attack on public-sector labor unions. The decisions last term showed a court willing to take into account the effects of the law on individual lives.

C.I.A. TIE REPORTED IN MANDELA ARREST - New York Times

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The intelligence service, using an agent inside the African National Congress, provided South African security officials with precise information about Mr. Mandela''s activities that enabled the police to arrest him, said the account by the Cox News Service. TIE REPORTED IN MANDELA ARREST - New York Times C.I.A.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 47

Gordon P. Firemark

Clio allows you to manage your matters, clients, time, bills, trust accounts and more all through a a secure, easy-to-use, web-based interface.

Why Songwriters Can’t Audit Under the Statutory Mechanical Royalty License, or Shall We Rely on the Kindness of Strangers?

Music Technology Policy

Because of the history of the regulations applicable to these accountings, the current regulations are a hacker’s paradise.  The statutory license comes with regulations that require a monthly statement of account be sent to the songwriter (technically, the copyright owner) that is certified by the retailer.  Impossible you say? 

Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

Firemark - Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyers - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. What follows is a brief explanation. Why a Loan-Out?

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Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times

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Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times October 22, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Woman of Mass Destruction By MAUREEN DOWD. Judy had moved on from her tempestuous tenure as a Washington editor to be a reporter based in New York, but she showed up at this national security affairs briefing. I've always liked Judy Miller.

Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times

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Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times October 22, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Woman of Mass Destruction By MAUREEN DOWD. Judy had moved on from her tempestuous tenure as a Washington editor to be a reporter based in New York, but she showed up at this national security affairs briefing. I've always liked Judy Miller.

Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times

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Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times October 19, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Leading by (Bad) Example By THOMAS L. Finally, the delegation member Sahaf al-Sahafi, editor of one of Iraq's new newspapers, said he wanted to go home after watching a televised videoconference last Thursday between soldiers in Iraq and President Bush.

Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times

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Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times October 19, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Leading by (Bad) Example By THOMAS L. Finally, the delegation member Sahaf al-Sahafi, editor of one of Iraq's new newspapers, said he wanted to go home after watching a televised videoconference last Thursday between soldiers in Iraq and President Bush.

NEW YORK VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

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November 4, 2003 In this newsletter: NEW YORK VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS On Nov. 8 at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Mark will conduct a comprehensive seminar that explores how independent films are financed and distributed. collateralization and creative accounting. defense checklist and other materials.

NEW YORK VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

November 4, 2003 In this newsletter: NEW YORK VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS On Nov. 8 at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Mark will conduct a comprehensive seminar that explores how independent films are financed and distributed. collateralization and creative accounting. defense checklist and other materials.

Louisiana Paper Revisits 1964 Civil Rights Killing - NYTimes.com

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Mr. Spencer, by his own account, was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. The case is on a list of unsolved civil rights murders the F.B.I. The F.B.I.

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Songwriter Class Action Update

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The Yesh cases are of interest for a couple of reasons.

Guest Post: How Spotify Pays (or Doesn’t Pay) Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

The industry needs to come together and develop an approach to publishing rights based on transparency and accountability.”  5. Yeah,” he said.

Is a notice terminating a license to use a copyrighted composition sufficient to establish willful copyright infringement?

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In determining this amount, the trial court takes into account ‘the expenses saved and the profits reaped by the infringers’; ‘the revenues lost by the plaintiff’; ‘the value of the copyright’; ‘the potential for discouraging the defendant’ and ‘the deterrent effect on other besides the defendant.’ Id. EMI Entertainment World, Inc. v. 2011).

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Is a notice terminating a license to use a copyrighted composition sufficient to establish willful copyright infringement?

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In determining this amount, the trial court takes into account ‘the expenses saved and the profits reaped by the infringers’; ‘the revenues lost by the plaintiff’; ‘the value of the copyright’; ‘the potential for discouraging the defendant’ and ‘the deterrent effect on other besides the defendant.’ Id. EMI Entertainment World, Inc. v. 2011).

Journalists Fear Impact on Protecting Sources - New York Times

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Journalists Fear Impact on Protecting Sources - New York Times October 1, 2005 Journalists Fear Impact on Protecting Sources By KATHARINE Q. Several journalists said they hoped that The Times would publish a full account of the case. Jones of "The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times."

Journalists Fear Impact on Protecting Sources - New York Times

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Journalists Fear Impact on Protecting Sources - New York Times October 1, 2005 Journalists Fear Impact on Protecting Sources By KATHARINE Q. Several journalists said they hoped that The Times would publish a full account of the case. Jones of "The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times."

A New Civil Rights Movement - New York Times

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A New Civil Rights Movement - New York Times Op-Ed Columnist A New Civil Rights Movement By BOB HERBERT. Although blacks are just 13 percent of the overall population, they account for more than half of all new H.I.V. Black women account for an astonishing 72 percent of all new cases among women.

A New Civil Rights Movement - New York Times

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A New Civil Rights Movement - New York Times Op-Ed Columnist A New Civil Rights Movement By BOB HERBERT. Although blacks are just 13 percent of the overall population, they account for more than half of all new H.I.V. Black women account for an astonishing 72 percent of all new cases among women.

New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak - New York Times

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New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak - New York Times November 17, 2005 New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak By TODD S. Fitzgerald, grappling with an unexpected new twist - one that he had not uncovered in an exhaustive inquiry - and gave lawyers for I. That's the new element in this. PURDUM.

New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak - New York Times

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New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak - New York Times November 17, 2005 New Disclosure Could Prolong Inquiry on Leak By TODD S. Fitzgerald, grappling with an unexpected new twist - one that he had not uncovered in an exhaustive inquiry - and gave lawyers for I. That's the new element in this. PURDUM.

New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times

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The corruption investigations appear to account for a lot of the dissatisfaction. Fifty-three percent of the respondents said they supported eavesdropping without warrants "in order to reduce the threat of terrorism." The findings came in a poll conducted as Mr. Bush prepares to deliver his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.

New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times

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The corruption investigations appear to account for a lot of the dissatisfaction. Fifty-three percent of the respondents said they supported eavesdropping without warrants "in order to reduce the threat of terrorism." The findings came in a poll conducted as Mr. Bush prepares to deliver his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.

When is an idea for a television show so “substantially similar” to the idea for another that it violates copyright law?

Film and Television Law Blog

Recently, the a Federal Court in the State of New York was asked to decide whether the Spike television show, “Pros v. Joes debuted on Spike, the Plaintiffs sued Spike in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York claiming that Pros v. Castorina v. Spike Cable Networks, Inc. , No. 2010).

When is an idea for a television show so “substantially similar” to the idea for another that it violates copyright law?

Film and Television Law Blog

Recently, the a Federal Court in the State of New York was asked to decide whether the Spike television show, “Pros v. Joes debuted on Spike, the Plaintiffs sued Spike in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York claiming that Pros v. Castorina v. Spike Cable Networks, Inc. , No. 2010).

A Recap of ABA TechShow in 37 Links

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Updated with two new links from April 8.]. Attorney at Work: What’s New in Legal Technology, ABA Techshow 2013. April 3. April 4.

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Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times

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Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times September 29, 2005 Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans By JIM DWYER and CHRISTOPHER DREW. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. In the days after Hurricane Katrina, terror from crimes seen and unseen, real and rumored, gripped New Orleans. Edwin P. Kevin B.

Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times

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Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans - New York Times September 29, 2005 Fear Exceeded Crime's Reality in New Orleans By JIM DWYER and CHRISTOPHER DREW. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. In the days after Hurricane Katrina, terror from crimes seen and unseen, real and rumored, gripped New Orleans. Edwin P. Kevin B.

The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times

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The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times October 9, 2005 The Faith-Based President Defrocked By FRANK RICH. This Saturday is supposed to bring new victories on both these troubled fronts: Oct. The real story in this dust-up is not the Supreme Court candidate, but the man who picked her. This is a sea change. Plenty."

The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The Faith-Based President Defrocked - New York Times October 9, 2005 The Faith-Based President Defrocked By FRANK RICH. This Saturday is supposed to bring new victories on both these troubled fronts: Oct. The real story in this dust-up is not the Supreme Court candidate, but the man who picked her. This is a sea change. Plenty."