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Just so you know where you stand: Google attacks authors and photographers organizations in Google Books case

Music Technology Policy

It should not be lost on any artist that what Google really wants is to destroy the ability of individual artists to organize and fight back collectively when their life’s work is stolen.  If you ever doubted that premise, doubt it no longer.  Which is, of course, why it is a shabby proposition.  The Authors Guild sued in 2005.

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Two Books Help Lawyers Get LinkedIn

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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. 

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The court ruled that the elements of the Java API, including the structure, sequence and organization, are not protected by copyright. Analysis of the tension between copyright law and patent law was central to the claims in the structure, sequence and organization of the API. could do it, you could do it.”. judge who codes. 

WGA in Organizing Struggle with Comcast

Digital Media Law

Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Style, and G4 writers seek immediate guild representation; Comcast refuses, and is forcing a government-supervised secret ballot election. Details: The Hollywood Reporter.

new book - The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis

Digital Media Law

My new book, The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis, is out on Amazon. Normal. 0. false. false. false. in paper ( [link] amzn.to/SiHUX2) false. false.

Just so you know where you stand: Google attacks authors and photographers organizations in Google Books case

Music Technology Policy

Reblogged from MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY: I read today that the Durie Tangri firm took time off from defending Rojadirecta to pursue a different case supporting the proposition that creators rights should be trampled at any convenient turn.  Daralyn Read more… 832 more words. blast from the past about GoldieBlox lawyer Daralyn Durie

Controversy Still Surrounds Google Book Project

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to move forward with its plan to scan millions of books and make them available on an online database. That’s a problem.&#. Image Source.

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

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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.

April 23: UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day

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April 23 has been designated by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO’s ),  as World Book and Copyright Day. What is the significance of April 23, 1616? Literary greats Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilasco de la Vega all died on this date. 

Google Books Fairness Hearing Postponed

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[link] "The current settlement agreement raises significant issues as demonstrated not only by the number of objections, but also by the fact that the objectors include countries, states, non-profit organizations, and prominent authors and law professors." Now why was this result so difficult to anticipate?

Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 018 – of beauty queens and footlong subs

Gordon P. Firemark

Tolkien estate vs. Book Author. Tolkien Estate objects to book with Tolkien as a character. The Miss Bexar County Organization Inc.,

J. D. SALINGER SUES TO PREVENT PUBLICATION OF BOOK

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

California, introduces “Mr. C.” in his book as the 76-year-old Holden Caulfield who escapes from a nursing home and pontificates on his experiences while meandering New York City. The suit further argues that sales of Colting’s unauthorized book would siphon off profits due Salinger. Lawyers for acclaimed author J. D. Salinger." Super.

J. D. SALINGER SUES TO PREVENT PUBLICATION OF BOOK

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

California, introduces “Mr. C.” in his book as the 76-year-old Holden Caulfield who escapes from a nursing home and pontificates on his experiences while meandering New York City. The suit further argues that sales of Colting’s unauthorized book would siphon off profits due Salinger. Lawyers for acclaimed author J. D. Salinger." Super.

The Register: Google Buzz Settlement Pays “organizations that are currently paid by [Defendant] to lobby for or to consult for the company”.

Music Technology Policy

Kind of like Google Books, but without the messy scanning. Now see how the analogy works in class actions, remembering that Google spent a lot of time learning how to twist the class action process on its head during the Google Books litigation.  Why that particular faculty? Metromail Cy Pres Fund, The Supnick, et al. v. Amazon, Inc.

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The court ruled that the elements of the Java API, including the structure, sequence and organization, are not protected by copyright. Analysis of the tension between copyright law and patent law was central to the claims in the structure, sequence and organization of the API. could do it, you could do it.”. judge who codes. 

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The court ruled that the elements of the Java API, including the structure, sequence and organization, are not protected by copyright. Analysis of the tension between copyright law and patent law was central to the claims in the structure, sequence and organization of the API. could do it, you could do it.”. judge who codes. 

JSTOR: What is it Good For?

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JSTOR is a non-profit organization that digitizes scholarship and makes it available online – for a fee. Photo: Demand Progress). don't know.

MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

April 7, 2004 In this newsletter: MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED "Risky Business" is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. The book is not yet in bookstores. We will receive copies from the publisher any day now.

MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

April 7, 2004 In this newsletter: MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED "Risky Business" is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. The book is not yet in bookstores. We will receive copies from the publisher any day now.

'Hobbit' Affair Still Rankles NZ Unions

Digital Media Law

In an email to The Hollywood Reporter , a NZAE organizer struck a different note. If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Normal. 0. false. false. false. Meanwhile, the government continues to resist publicly disclosing a key legal report, despite having apparently provided copies to Warner Bros.

A New Scholarly Journal of Law and Courts

Media Law

Klein,  an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia an author of the 2002 book, Making Law in the United States Courts of Appeals.

Bloomberg Law Now Fully Integrates BNA Content

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Bloomberg BNA’s professional books, treatises and manuals, including Harmon on Patents ,  Section 409A Handbook  and  ERISA Litigation.

For the Love of a “Pure” Game?

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Yet right as the book was set to go to press two weeks ago, Triumph and Random House decided to cancel its publication. Image Source.

New Study Explains Why YouTube is Always at the Top of Google Search Results

Music Technology Policy

This yield’s serious concerns if the internal content is inferior to organic search results.”  For years now–since Imeem days at least–I’ve been wondering why it is that the top videos in Google search results were always from YouTube (or from Vevo through YouTube). 

"Big Culture" Is.(I mean wants to be like) Google

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Tags: stop clause 43 creepy google books paul ellis andrew orlowski

California Labor Federation Endorses 'Biggest Loser' Strike

Digital Media Law

million union members; it's unknown what additional steps the organization may take to support the strikers. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Group represents 2.1 Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -.

Lawyers Diary is Now Online and Mobile

Media Law

So what if I told you that you could get it in more convenient electronic formats at a lower price than print? Then, on Oct. LDMonline. marshal.”

Five Lies In YouTube’s Spin on Content ID

Music Technology Policy

Remember Google Books? Because Google wants to have the rights to use their IP all tied down. Right.  I thought so. Why do they only monetize?

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Tribal Leadership: David Logan’s TED talk

Gordon P. Firemark

If you like what you hear from David, get his books: Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization. The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life (J-B Warren Bennis Series). Worth the 16 minutes.

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

JetLawBlog

Perhaps the trade organization took a lesson from the music business after all. lawsuit filed last Monday in the U.S. – Lauren Kilgore.

Crying Wolf: Is San Francisco’s New Cell Phone Law Based on Fear or Science?

JetLawBlog

San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?

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

Digital Media Law

Nor, she tells me, has she gotten help from the VA, social service agencies, legislators, community organizations or local churches. 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. They were two peas in a pod.” He did.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 045

Gordon P. Firemark

She wrote a book, and the court found she did so because it was the only way to shield the information that she had gathered about the incident.

Best SXSW Panel: Recording Academy’s Artist Rights Panel Includes…Artists! @nakia, @davidclowery and @eastbayray1

Music Technology Policy

Lots of organizations on the Google Shill List–but no artists.  But the best question of the day came from local booking agent Nancy Fly who books Austin artists all over the world.  It’s been a pretty surprising SXSW so far–on the conference side it has become very similar to the Consumer Electronics Show. 

Entertainment Law Update Podcast 032 – Lawyers, Libel, Logos and Lolipops

Gordon P. Firemark

The Gawker letter arose in response to Randolph’s book which chronicled Travolta’s alleged sexual exploits. In the Butt? Show Notes. Veoh case.

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It Ain’t Ph?: What if Streaming Went Away?

Music Technology Policy

Ben Sisario is the most insightful music business journalist at a mainstream media organization (see what I did there?) ANTHONY BOURDAIN.

Guest Post: If Not PROTECT IP, Then What, When and How? By Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

In my book Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back , I present a counter-narrative – what I see as the real history of the last decade in the media business. This supposed to be the happy ending. The real tale has less black and white, but plenty of dark gray.

Canard du jour: Do residuals make you lazy? If the age of privacy is over, is the age of royalties over, too?

Music Technology Policy

One of the common misapprehensions one hears from the “music/facts/books/news/movies/games are like water” crowd is that creators don’t deserve the royalties and residuals for which their unions and they fought for so long.  How Did We Ever Get Along Without Him. million to fund Lessig’s pet Creative Commons.

Nipper, the EFF and the Badges: Triangulating their master’s voice

Music Technology Policy

Unless you refer to meeting at Caribou Coffee for an off the books meeting in your off the books emails that you get caught with.