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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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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.”

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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.”

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?

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.

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.

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.” 

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.

Trademark for Album Titles – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Should you register a trademark for your album title? Do I need to trademark the name of the album? See you again soon!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

For Legal Professionals, the Internet Has Come a Long Way, But Still Has a Long Way to Go

Media Law

You still needed to use a dial-up terminal or hard-copy books in the library. The most striking example of this is PACER, the system for accessing electronic records of the federal courts. [Note: Since March 1995, I have written a syndicated column, legal.online, that has run in various legal and bar periodicals. Where Are We Now?

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).

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.

A Guide to the Department of Justice Ruling on “100% Licensing”

Music Technology Policy

For example, if you are an ASCAP songwriter who has co-written with a BMI songwriter (1st box in column and 6th row across), Note E applies to you. For further background, listen to the MTP podcast with Steve Winogradsky, David Lowery and Chris Castle  and read Steve’s book Music Publishing–the Complete Guide.  Co-write.

Recession Era Movies: From Fast & Furious to Grapes of Wrath

Thompson On Hollywood

As Fast & Furious does better at the weekend b.o. If all audiences want is escape, he worries, that's all the studios and TV networks will give them.