Can I Name my Characters after Famous Characters from Old Book – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Will you get in trouble if you name your characters after famous characters from an older book or film? AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

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

New Media and Technology Law

For those authors who have struggled to find a publisher or who would otherwise prefer to keep control of their IP rights in their books, there are many such businesses.  But what happens when a self-published book offered for sale contains content that may violate a third-party’s right of publicity or privacy rights? See Roe v.

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Why is there a Google Books? Part 1: Machine Translations and Customer X

Music Technology Policy

It’s worth taking a longer look at exactly what Google Books is and who it may be meant to serve. book on Peter F. Perhaps dozens. 

Two Books Help Lawyers Get LinkedIn

Media Law

The Knapp/Dayton book sells for $69, while the Kennedy/Shields book is $34.95 (or $19.95 for LPM Section members). Make it interesting.”

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.).

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

But the rioting in London is really the stuff of the Internet made flesh, a virtual tableau come to life.  So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet.  For this reason alone Free Ride is an important book for policy makers to keep close by.

It’s Their Web: Google’s land grab with the new gTLDs for.music,film,movie,book

Music Technology Policy

For example, who do you think has a more legitimate claim to using the.music domain, Branford Marsalis or Google? But it doesn’t matter. MUSIC.

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.

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

But the rioting in London is really the stuff of the Internet made flesh, a virtual tableau come to life.  So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet. For this reason alone Free Ride is an important book for policy makers to keep close by.

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

But the rioting in London is really the stuff of the Internet made flesh, a virtual tableau come to life.  So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet.  For this reason alone Free Ride is an important book for policy makers to keep close by.

Featuring real people in a fictional work – Entertainment Law Asked and Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

If it’s harmful to their reputation, or creates some implication that they endorse your book and its message, you could encounter trouble.

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

But the rioting in London is really the stuff of the Internet made flesh, a virtual tableau come to life.  So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet. For this reason alone Free Ride is an important book for policy makers to keep close by.

Class Action Filed in Response to Amazon e-Book Deletions

JetLawBlog

Amazon.com’s efforts to prevent copyright infringement have landed it in hot water. A to view, use and display. So much for copyright protection.

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

New Media and Technology Law

For those authors who have struggled to find a publisher or who would otherwise prefer to keep control of their IP rights in their books, there are many such businesses.  But what happens when a self-published book offered for sale contains content that may violate a third-party’s right of publicity or privacy rights? See Roe v.

App Will Let Lawyers Pick Pro Bono Cases

Media Law

Read the program book to get a taste of what was covered. wasn’t there, but I wish I had been. Probably not. General apps

The Importance of Controlling Rights Data

Music Technology Policy

However, as we have seen with the disasters of Google Books and YouTube ContentID, there are people out there who use metadata to shield themselves from liability regardless of how inaccurate it is. There’s an easy fix for this problem, though.

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.”

Google Books: How bad is the metadata? Let me count the ways.

Music Technology Policy

Professor Nunberg provides some excellent slides illustrating his complaints about the abysmal quality of Google Book search and its metadata. feel very, very certain that the metadata that was delivered by the best libraries in the world along with the books to be scanned was correct. The Google who only hires from the best schools.

New Site Puts Spotlight on Exemplary Lawyers

Media Law

and co-author of the recent ABA book, Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier. Rodney S. General

Hot Girls, Lawsuits, Defamation, and Douchebags

JetLawBlog

These pictures were then posted to a website sharing the same name as the book. –Jamie Lynn Kern. Image Source.

9 Tips to keep your podcast legal

Gordon P. Firemark

You’ll probably find that it’s not as costly as you fear, and you’ll sleep much better at night knowing you’ve done things by the book. Be Nice.

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

Media Law

As an example, he cited her dissent in the 2011 case,  Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Above is another example from the franchise agreement.

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.” We decided to, for example, significantly cut down all the snacks.” country. How about this?

More Bunk from the CCIA: What do Derek Jeter, Tom Adams and Ari Emanuel have in common?

Music Technology Policy

If you think that the movie, television, recording, book and newspaper businesses think that they are in the “fair use” business, think again.  Or that any book publisher benefits Google on fair use grounds given Google’s spectacular loss in the Google Books case? Economy: Economic Contribution of Industries Relying on Fair Use.” 

Blogs Are Evolving, Not Declining

Thompson On Hollywood

Scott Rosenberg blogs about all this and more at Gawker's new book club-- to promote his new book about blogging, Say Everything.

New Yorker Review of the Chris Anderson/Wikipedia Book "Free"

Music Technology Policy

To recap: YouTube is a great example of Free, except that Free technology ends up not being Free because of the way consumers respond to Free, fatally compromising YouTube’s ability to make money around Free, and forcing it to retreat from the “abundance thinking” that lies at the heart of Free. And it is not profitable by any measurement.

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations The New York Times May 1, 2005 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations By FAREED ZAKARIA THE WORLD IS FLAT A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. The book is done in Friedman's trademark style. By Thomas L.

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations The New York Times May 1, 2005 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations By FAREED ZAKARIA THE WORLD IS FLAT A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. The book is done in Friedman's trademark style. By Thomas L.

The Lawyer’s Deskbook Goes Mobile

Media Law

Thereafter, each book will be sold as an annual subscription at a minimum cost of $29.99, with some costing as much as $149.

Lawyers Diary is Now Online and Mobile

Media Law

For example, I can choose to search only within lawyers and law firms, and only the name field within that category. Then, on Oct. LDMonline.

The Devil’s Greatest Trick: Google in Paris for the Great Art Heist

Music Technology Policy

VERBAL. …anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. From The Usual Suspects , written by Christopher McQuarrie.

The Murky State of Rules on Broadcast Advertising of Marijuana Products in States Which Have Legalized its Sale or Use

Broadcast Law Blog

Strict Federal laws against any sale of marijuana remain on the books, and any search of the DOJ website provides numerous examples of legal actions brought against companies and individuals that don’t fit within those guidelines.  Promoting a business that is not legal under Federal law is dangerous. .

The “Free Culture” Book Report Redux: Terry Hart’s Part 1 on why the RSC “paper” really wasn’t ready for primetime

Music Technology Policy

” I’d put it a bit more bluntly: The report reads more like a book report on Free Culture rather than a bona fide policy paper.  For example, it omits many important issues that a government sponsored paper should take into account–such as the effects on our treaty obligations of the paper’s recommendations.

Will the Use of Common Elements and Themes Leave Filmmakers Susceptible to Copyright Infringement Suits?

Film and Television Law Blog

The plaintiff, Shadrach Winstead (“Winstead”), claimed that 50 Cent (also known as Curtis Jackson) (“Jackson”) used words and plot themes from Winstead’s copyrighted autobiography “Preacher’s Son – But the Streets Turned Me Into a Gangster” (the “book”) in a CD/DVD set produced by Jackson in 2009. Winstead v. Jackson , 2011 U.S. 2011). 2002).

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YouTube Profits: Is YouTube A Data Miner or a Video Service?

Music Technology Policy

But is it even true?  If you look at YouTube as a video service, maybe Google can cook the books to show whatever they want. third kind?—?the

Useless Streaming Artist Data: You Know Where to Put the Thumb

Music Technology Policy

They continued the streaming service meme that somehow talent buyers and concert promoters care about how many thumbs you get when deciding to book a gig. [C]oncert planners and promoters depend on data like this to create touring routes. have raised this with senior executives at Apple and Spotify and it went nowhere.

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

Music Technology Policy

Indie bookstores account for only about 10 percent of overall book sales, but they have a vastly disproportionate impact on the sale of the creative midlist books that are so vital to the health of the culture. People didn’t stop buying books, they just stopped buying them from booksellers. Oh really? 

Welcome to State Sponsored Theft: Iceland is Becoming a Pirate Utopia

Music Technology Policy

So the concept has been around for a while–putting servers for various illegal items on Sealand is another example.  ”).

Pandora’s Data Driven Tautology

Music Technology Policy

Imagine you are trying to get a club promoter to book your band somewhere outside of your home base, perhaps somewhere you have never performed before. For example, you could offer the store 5 or 10 CDs for free if they promised to put them on listening posts. Thanks for that indulgence because that is a really big assumption.

4 Million DMCA Notices Don’t Stop the Google Piracy Machine: How Google Drives Traffic to Pirate Sites Through Google Alerts

Music Technology Policy

Here’s an example: This link goes to a site called myfreemp3.cc That’s the book that’s not available on Amazon.).