Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

Music Technology Policy

You know, the way you have to be approved and have a license to use Content ID. Lie #2: Using Content ID Is Not Free. YouTube.

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Bloomberg Law Now Fully Integrates BNA Content

Media Law

Now, Bloomberg Law subscribers have full access to all BNA content. All new BNA content will now flow directly into Bloomberg Law.

Self-Publishing Platforms Deemed Distributors, Not Publishers in Privacy Suit over Unauthorized Book Cover

New Media and Technology Law

We live in a world that has rapidly redefined and blurred the roles of the “creator” of content, as compared to the roles of the “publisher” and “distributor” of such content.  A recent case touches on some of the important legal issues associated with such change.  The case involves a number of online self-publishing services.

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Get my book! – The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide

Gordon P. Firemark

Not too long ago , I wrote an ebook for creators and distributors of online media content. Get the book at  [link]. Get my book!

"Hollywood on Strike!" Book Available Soon

Digital Media Law

Great news – my new book, “Hollywood on Strike!: An Industry at War in the Internet Age” will be out in just a few weeks. But why?

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A New Book On Law, Film, and the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

Here is a description of the content from the publisher's website. From the earliest days of cinema, scandalous films such

Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown: Why Content’s Kingdom is Slipping Away

Digital Media Law

Content and technology are locked in a struggle whose outcome may determine the future of the entertainment industry. The problem is this: Content is becoming a commodity. Instead, new distribution technologies have arisen, and the ascendancy of those technologies has come at the expense of content.

The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

So, in the aforementioned example, the book author might decide she’d like to see a stage play of her novel. Firemark.

Commoditization, Total Content Cost, Googleization and other things that go bump in the night: Remarks at NARM Law and Technology Conference November 3, 2011

Music Technology Policy

Less Than Zero: Subsistence Commoditization, Total Content Cost and Googleization. This is a similar to subsistence commoditization, but differs in one important respect that varies directly with the total cost of content provided to a commoditizer.  Commoditization of Common Goods. Subsistence Level Commoditization. Apple iCloud.

User-Generated Content, Social Networks, and Virtual Worlds: Abstracts from Volume 11, No. 4

JetLawBlog

Fairfield; and The Tangled Web of UGC: Making Copyright Sense of User-Generated Content , by Daniel Gervais. The Magic Circle. Fairfield.

Who Owns Facebook? Or is it. The Face Book?

JetLawBlog

The Face Book. The most popular social-networking website just hit a major milestone : 500 million users. – Josh Lee. Image Source.

A New Book On the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

This is the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 of Timothy Zick, William & Mary Law School, is publishing The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Here is the abstract.

A New Book on Hate Speech and Citizenship, Forthcoming From Eric Heinze

Media Law Prof Blog

Here is a description of the book's contents. Most modern democracies punish hate speech. Less freedom for some, they

Why the distinction between “new” media and “traditional” media is pointless, and a little dangerous.

Gordon P. Firemark

Content is still content. The real trouble is that so many content creators are doing so not professionally, but as a hobby.

Self-Publishing Platforms Deemed Distributors, Not Publishers in Privacy Suit over Unauthorized Book Cover

New Media and Technology Law

We live in a world that has rapidly redefined and blurred the roles of the “creator” of content, as compared to the roles of the “publisher” and “distributor” of such content.  A recent case touches on some of the important legal issues associated with such change.  The case involves a number of online self-publishing services.

Fan Generated Content on the Internet

Cyberlaw Central

Here are the slides from my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyber Law and Data Privacy committee on February 17, 2009 entitled “Fan Generated Content on the Internet.&#. talked about the Harry Potter Lexicon case, including the changes to the book which were made in order for it to be publishable.

Wal-Mart is Watching You (or at Least What You’re Wearing).

JetLawBlog

The stage is set for the next great privacy battle. The new tags will surely provide some tangible benefits. Sounds pretty good, right? Image Source.

Gordon Firemark presenting podcast law workshop

Gordon P. Firemark

Can’t make it?   Get my e-book   all about the legal aspects of creating new media. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

Will the iPad Kill the Publishing Star?

JetLawBlog

One of the many features touted by Apple is the iPad’s use as an e-book reader. Now add to this mix, a new murderer: Apple’s iPad.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Filming the Audience?

Gordon P. Firemark

Likewise, if the image of the audience member is used in an advertising way. (in the body of the content, it’s not likely. permission as well?

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Give College Content Away, Attract the Best and Brightest

Media Law Prof Blog

In a new book, the editor of a prominent technology magazine argues that colleges should make some of their product free to all. Chris Anderson, editor of Wired magazine, says in Free: The Future of a Radical Price, that "free

Book review: "Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars" by William Patry

Digital Media Law

The content and technology businesses are at war, as is well-known and as I discuss in a recent article. He says he’s in favor of “effective” copyright statutes, and I opened his book hoping to learn what those might look like, since the divergence of public behavior and existing copyright laws makes it clear that something has to change.

Are you going to be at BlogWorld? I am!

Gordon P. Firemark

The conference has over 300 speaker sessions, and a huge trade-show floor packed with good stuff for content creators and consumers alike. If you’re a blogger, podcaster, YouTube Video producer or social media enthusiast, you shouldn’t miss the BlogWorld & New Media Expo this weekend at the L.A. Convention Center.

Instant Replay, Please: Does the World Cup Need to Implement Instant Replay Technology?

JetLawBlog

Although my interest has waned a little since the U.S. Referees, just like everybody else, are human beings who are susceptible to error. In the U.S.-

Why it’s dangerous to rely on free online entertainment law contract forms

Gordon P. Firemark

Unfortunately, many contract forms found in books or on the web are simply outdated. Boilerplate contracts: 3 Legal Risks. Legal Risks.”

U.S. Supreme Court: Foreign Produced copies are subject to First Sale Doctrine

Gordon P. Firemark

publishers and other content creators who wish to exercise greater control over distribution (and pricing) of works they own. AutoDesk ).

Sergey Brin, Monopsonist Book Enthusiast

Music Technology Policy

If you’ve been following the Google Books settlement debacle, you know that there are some serious questions about what are probably inaccurately referred to as orphan works, but what are probably more accurately called “Google Orphans.” Content owners will not set the price. In contrast, France doesn't recognize such a safe harbor.

Google Defeats Viacom’s Copyright Case with DMCA Safe Harbor

JetLawBlog

YouTube will take down the content while it is being investigated. Unless the content is found to be infringing, it will be reposted once the investigation is complete. In one email , YouTube co-founders discussed the value of illegal content to make the website go viral. Is this where the responsibility should lie?

Venture Capitalists and Rx Activists Speak Out Against the PROTECT IP Act

Digital Media Law

Opposition to the PROTECT IP Act – Hollywood-supported legislation intended to reduce content piracy and block counterfeit goods – is growing among the tech community, with a letter blasting the bill released Thursday by more than fifty venture capitalists from forty firms that have funded many top Internet companies.

“Hurt Locker” Producers Seek to Hurt Wallets of Thousands of Individuals for Unlawful File-Sharing

JetLawBlog

Music business executives may have a rising ally in the war on illegal downloading:  the movie business. lawsuit filed on Monday in the U.S.

Google Fouls Up Again: Google Book Search is a Disaster for Scholars AND Copyright Owners

Music Technology Policy

Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars. We've become accustomed to librarians and academics uncritically fawning over the disaster that is Google Books (especially those privileged librarians among the sovereign ly immune), yet give this one by Professor Geoffrey Nunberg a read: "Start with publication dates. book on Peter F.

Harry Potter vs. Willy the Wizard: U.S. Edition

JetLawBlog

publisher of the Harry Potter books. Forget Voldemort – Harry Potter has a new nemesis to contend with. the U.S. Casey McLaughlin.

Monday Morning JETLawg

JetLawBlog

In the news… Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.

Monday Morning JETLawg

JetLawBlog

Gary McKinnon , computer hacker that breached Department of Defense and NASA websites, fights extradition to the United States.

Monday Morning JETLawg…

JetLawBlog

In the news… Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

LimeWire — A Sour Situation

JetLawBlog

The record company lawyers are asking U.S. My guess is that Judge Wood will grant the freeze. – Chris Lantz. Image Source.

Monday Morning JETLawg

JetLawBlog

Documentary filmmaker turns legal spy for Texas law firm in Nicaraguan pesticide exposure case.

District Judge Dismisses Case Challenging Denial of Master of Science Degree

JetLawBlog

On June 18 of this year, U.S. ICRGS filed Institute for Creation for Research Graduate School v. The Board was successful. James J. Image Source.

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.

9 Tips to keep your podcast legal

Gordon P. Firemark

Don’t steal content, music, audio clips, etc. ” 9 Tips to keep your podcast legal. Start with the premise that media is media. Be Nice.

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