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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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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.

The merging of Book, Lyrics and Music in theatrical collaborations: A complex and frequently mishandled issue.

Gordon P. Firemark

Under U.S. Up until merger, any collaborator may withdraw or be removed, and frequently may  take his or her contribution out.  Theatre law

New Book On Canadian Law and Privacy Available From U Ottawa Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Law, Privacy, and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era, edited by Michael Geist, is now available from the University of Ottawa Press.

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.

A New Book On Famous Press Cases From a First Amendment Lawyer

Media Law Prof Blog

Goodale, former Chief Counsel and Vice Chairman at the New York Times, has published Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Trials (CUNY Press). James C. It is scheduled for release April 30

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.

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

Media Law Prof Blog

Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London School of Law, is publishing Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (Oxford University Press (2016).

Epsilons at the Brave New Googleplex: Film by Fired Google Whistleblower Explains Horrendous Google Books Metadata

Music Technology Policy

book on Peter F. At the time, we assumed that Google’s super-elite employment practices applied to book digitizers as well as engineers.

Epsilons at the Brave New Googleplex: Film by Fired Google Whistleblower Explains Horrendous Google Books Metadata

Music Technology Policy

book on Peter F. At the time, we assumed that Google’s super-elite employment practices applied to book digitizers as well as engineers.

I’m Presenting at Podcast Movement 2016

Gordon P. Firemark

Freedom of Speech and Press. And, even if you’re not ready for the whole book, you absolutely MUST get this: FREE PODCAST GUEST RELEASE form. I’m coming to Chicago for Podcast Movement. We’ll be covering issues like: Releases. Contracts. Copyrights. Trademarks. Trade Secrets. Forming Corporations and LLCs. Insurance.

A New Book on the Early Supreme Court and the Sedition Act of 1798

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Media Law Prof Blog

Forthcoming from the University of Texas Press: Jeremy Geltzer's Dirty Words & Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment (2015).

A Book on Detroit TV

Media Law Prof Blog

A new book of interest: Tim Kiska's A Newscast for the Masses: The History of Detroit Television News (Wayne State University Press, 2009). Mr. Kiska teaches journalism at the University of Michigan, Dearborn

Health and Retirement are the Hangup in AFTRA Netcode Negotiations (Exclusive)

Digital Media Law

Negotiations began November 7 under a press blackout, but haven’t produced a deal yet. The contract under negotiation – AFTRA’s Network Code, colloquially referred to as the “front of book” – is the union’s largest, and generates more than $250 million a year in member earnings. Check out my book “Hollywood on Strike!,”

A New Book On the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

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. This is the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 of

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.

The.00005¢ Handshake: More Reasons Why No Talent Buyer Cares About Streaming

Music Technology Policy

YouTube also brays about number of views, etc.  Of course the streaming boosters in the press accept this uncritically. But $34.95? 

Media Law - Untitled Article

Media Law

preview copy of the manuscript convinced me that this is a book every lawyer should read. The regular price of the book is $79.95.

Taking a book off the e-shelf

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Popular literature has been around at least since the Greek ages, and printed books since Johannes Gutenberg figured out the mechanical printing press, but that doesn't mean the book industry is immune to some of the same.

A Book On Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Media Law Prof Blog

New from Oxford University Press: Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain, Democracy's Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring Here is the description from the publisher's website: Did digital media really "cause" the Arab Spring, or is it

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Pentagon Purchases Thousands of Copies of Officer's New Book, But Not Because the Military's a Big Fan

Media Law Prof Blog

Anthony Shaffer's new book Operation Dark Heart, published with St. Martin's Press. The Pentagon is concerned that the book reveals state secrets. From CNN: The Pentagon has purchased thousands of copies of Army Reserve Lt. Shaffer received

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Watch It, Girl

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, a piece on why the University Press of Kansas changed the title and cover of a forthcoming book from That Girl to Those Girls. If That Girl reminds you of a certain tv series

Arkansas, West Virginia Enact New Reporters' Shield Laws

Media Law Prof Blog

Both Arkansas and West Virginia now have new shield laws on the books to protect reporters or expand protection to members of the press who want to shield sources. The Arkansas law (Arkansas Code § 16-85-510), which the governor signed

9 Tips to keep your podcast legal

Gordon P. Firemark

The defense is based on the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech and of the press. ” 9 Tips to keep your podcast legal.

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

Music Technology Policy

Polis (and we know a lot more about whose side he is on now than we did at the time the report was released) in a special press conference in which he emphasized the jobs created by the vast “fair use industries.”. Or that any book publisher benefits Google on fair use grounds given Google’s spectacular loss in the Google Books case?

Stuff Worth Reading

Media Law

News profiled him ( Lyle Denniston, icon of Supreme Court press corps, on health care case and being older than the justices ) and journalists rallied to have #teamlyle trend on Twitter. But the problem with some books, says Neil J. The blog’s star turn did not end there. ” He didn’t stop there, however. General

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

Gordon P. Firemark

Free speech and press protections must not be limited to only those speakers that are deemed ‘worthy’ by those in power.

How To Go Broke Despite Your Success, The Lady Gaga Way

Gordon P. Firemark

Image credit: ama_lia (via Flickr). Guest Post by Jay Fleishman. She’s brilliant. She’s a flash in the pan. She’s original. Jay S.

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Approaches To Regulating Hate Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Robert A. Kahn, University of St.

Canadian Talent Consultant Charged in Alleged Actor Visa Scam

Digital Media Law

Actor Andrew Boryski was charged with multiple criminal counts for cheating aspiring actors out of thousands of dollars in an immigration visa scam, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Thursday in a press release. If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Normal. 0. false. false. false.

Hate Crimes In Society: An Introduction

Media Law Prof Blog

Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland; Yale University, Yale Information Society Project; Stanford Law School Center For Internet and Society, has published Hate Crimes In Society (Harvard University Press, 2014). Here is the introduction to that book. Most Internet users

Discovery: Not your usual patent troll

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

We weren't surprised to see the press release announcing that Amazon has been served with a patent lawsuit over its popular e-book Kindle device. 

'Hobbit' Affair Still Rankles NZ Unions

Digital Media Law

That stance may change, as government officials are meeting on the matter December 5, according to a local press report. “I’m bloody angry,” said NZAE vice president Phil Darkins at a conference last week at Victoria University. If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Normal. 0. false. false.

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.

Some New Publications By Rob Frieden

Media Law Prof Blog

Rob Frieden (Pennsylvania State University) has published a new book, Winning the Silicon Sweepstakes: Can the United States Compete in Global Telecommunications? with Yale University Press. Here's a description of the book. In this timely book, Rob Frieden points out

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For the Love of a “Pure” Game?

JetLawBlog

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.

Litigious 'Star Trek' writer: 'It ain't about the principle, friend, it's about the MONEY! Pay me!'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

He's sued websites for copying his work and sued comic books for defamation. By Eriq Gardner. Pay Me!

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 045

Gordon P. Firemark

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Associated Press, two competing news services were reporting news on WWI. Show Notes.