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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.”

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

Music Technology Policy

This entire case is disingenuous bunk and has been from the beginning a delaying action while Google scans as many books as it possibly can while dragging out the litigation as long as it can.  google books google books settlement American Society of Media Photographers Authors Guild Dennis Chin Google books

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Gordon Firemark presenting podcast law workshop

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

DON’T SIGN THAT! – Webinar April 17th.

Gordon P. Firemark

What to do if a publisher wants your book. simple negotiating strategies that can turn the odds in your favor immediately. Sign up now!

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Are you going to be at BlogWorld? I am!

Gordon P. Firemark

On Saturday afternoon, I’ll be giving my presentation: “Don’t let your content land you in legal hot water”  I’ll be covering the various legal issues most commonly faced by creators of content on the web, along with some strategies to stay out of trouble, as well as what to do if you find yourself in a legal mess.

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.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53

Gordon P. Firemark

Trademark Office Rejects “Amish Mafia” Mark as Disparaging. 3 AMC Must Turn Over Books to Walking Dead Creator. Listen here or visit [link].

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

JetLawBlog

The strategy of suing average citizens for copyright infringement arising from illegal downloads is nothing new. – Lauren Kilgore.

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

Music Technology Policy

ANTHONY BOURDAIN. …See, it’s not old fish. It’s a whole new thing! And I do mean years ago. Like 10 years ago. Do you find that strange? 

Thom Yorke on Google the Commoditizer

Music Technology Policy

wealth of other works await digitizing – books, maps, visual arts, and so on. And this is what we want? still think it will be undermined in some way. It doesn’t make sense to me. Anyway,  All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. The commodification of human relationships through social networks. Amazing!” ”

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

In the news… Doctor charged in connection with Michael Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray, refuses to negotiate a plea; legal team begins developing defense strategy. Failure to return books to New York library for 220 years racks up $300,000 in late fees for an unlikely thief – George Washington.

The Unelected: Lessig taking shots at artists again

Music Technology Policy

However much I loathe that PR strategy, you could kind of understand it in the Metallica case because one band–one–was suing. 

Fans, Friends & Followers: Playbook for the Social Media Age

Thompson On Hollywood

With the internet there's a direct link between that review or write-up and where you buy a book. It would have been stale.".

How Google Took Over the Justice Department Antitrust Division: Renata Hesse’s Timeline

Music Technology Policy

As you read, ask yourself this question:  If it looks, acts and quacks, is it corrupt? And if it is, what can you do about it? Hakim Jeffries, Rep.

Cancer News: Rothenberg Succumbs, Beastie Boy Yauch Starts Treatment

Thompson On Hollywood

Tags: Bloggers Books Media Adam Yauch Beastie Boy cancer Steve Rothenberg

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.

The Unelected: Lessig taking shots at artists again

Music Technology Policy

But now Lessig tells us about the “hybrid economy&# in his latest book “Remix&#.  Ever since the Napster case, one of the PR strategies of “innovators&# like Grokster, Morpheus and Limewire has been to savagely attack the artists involved.  Trade Representative. How were these artists treated by the mob? 

Teddy Roosevelt's lesson for Shepard Fairey

Copyrights & Campaigns

A loyal C&C reader passes along this fascinating anecdote from a book about negotiating strategies. Bacow and Michael Wheeler.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

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.

SAG-AFTRA Joint Bargaining: AFTRA Hesitates, Slightly; and More

Digital Media Law

The committee that met yesterday is, in fact, AFTRA’s Strategy Cabinet, a key, 25-member committee that advises the AFTRA National Board on important matters. As the Strategy Cabinet’s action indicates, there wasn’t 100% agreement in the room regarding joint bargaining. Two other interesting notes from the Strategy Cabinet meeting.

The Piracy-Pandora Connection: Can the Super Bowl, Oscars and Grammys Move the Needle on Brand Supported Piracy?

Music Technology Policy

Nowhere is this more prevalent than Google, which has built an entire litigation and lobbying strategy around crushing artists.   For example, this week Google announced it is receiving 3 million DMCA takedown notices a week for Google search alone –and that somehow that means that Google’ s rights are being infringed. 

And Your Little Dog, Too: The Librarian of Congress Give Us A Lesson in Constructive Termination

Music Technology Policy

According to analysis from the HathiTrust [a repository of digitized works from Google Books and the Internet Archive that was sued by the Authors Guild], as many as 50% of the books published in the U.S. books. And it sure looks like what’s called a “constructive termination” to me. 31, 2016.

Unicorns and Zeros: Über’s Spending on Austin Ballot Measure Tops $8 million

Music Technology Policy

That investment was $238 million at a defining moment in Über’s history.  $238 million is a strategic investment, not some Silicon Valley angel “spray and pray” investment strategy. more fundamental reason is that Über is implementing a monopoly strategy right before your eyes. So why are they doing this to us?

Meet the New Boss: Kent Walker Shows Us What Monopoly Looks Like

Music Technology Policy

See “ Google’s Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars ” by UC Berkeley Professor Geoffrey Nunberg.). emphasis mine). Until when? 

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

And if you look at what’s going on in the US with the book settlement, you look at what’s going on all over the world with newspapers and the Google news aggregation service and Google books as well, there are lots of areas where that line is becoming very blurred and probably being overstepped. _. The Viacom case proves that point.

AFTRA Board Approves Joint Bargaining With SAG

Digital Media Law

If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets. ——————— AFTRA National Board Approves Joint Bargaining with SAG on Primetime Television Ratifies New National Public Television Agreement LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (Feb. That’s good news for an industry that can ill-afford another strike or year-long stalemate.

The Geist in the Hen House

Music Technology Policy

’…That the world’s leading technology companies are speaking out on this issue should send a strong signal to Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore about how Canadian law is actually viewed by [the mainly US and no Canadian] leading companies that sit at the heart of a Canadian digital strategy.”

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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 on the books.

GoldieBlox Dismisses Case Against Universal, Warms to Task of Destroying Artists

Music Technology Policy

Now that those pesky Orrick lawyers have been replaced by Google darlings Durie Tangri in the GoldieBlox case regarding the use of Beastie Boys in a YouTube viral commercial for GoldieBlox, a new strategy may be emerging.  Yes, get the deep pockets out of there and quickly. This is an interesting twist for a couple of reasons.  What changed?

Guest Post by Stephen Carlisle: ASCAP and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DOJ Decision That’s Going to Create Chaos in the Music Industry

Music Technology Policy

With all apologies to author Judith Viorst for stealing the title of her book 3 (which I read to my sons many times), what happened last week was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision by the DOJ, which, in truth, is an unmitigated assault on the rights of composers by their own government. Posted with permission of the author.].

Techdirt reveals ASCAP plan to 'shut up' 'copy left/free culture pontificators'

Copyrights & Campaigns

And criticize a book by a law professor with different views on copyright law! And my super-secret ASCAP sources tell me that the final stage of the "shut up the copyleft" strategy consists of drafting an op-ed to run in Billboard. But Techdirt boldly held its ground. Ready? Are you sitting down? Scary!

Attention Mr. Almunia: Townspeople with Pitchforks in the South of France Confirm YouTube is a Monopoly

Music Technology Policy

wealth of other works await digitizing – books, maps, visual arts, and so on. Because they can.  And who will stop them?  The U.S.

SAG Moves towards Joint Bargaining with AFTRA

Digital Media Law

White updated the board on new institutional and member service initiatives including a revitalized organizing strategy and program. This move is as I predicted in a blog post three weeks ago, based on conversations then with a confidential source. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. The meeting adjourned just after 5:00 p.m.

The YouTube Autonomous Zone in Canada’s Bill C-11

Music Technology Policy

The anarchist  Peter Lamborn Wilson writing under the handle “Hakim Bey” wrote what is probably the best known book on the “pirate utopia” under the title “ The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism ” (1991) or, as it is known perhaps affectionately in hacker circles, simply “TAZ.” 

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Cadwalader’s International Site: Good Idea, Unevenly Executed

Media Law

What “unique tools and strategies&# is it talking about? The site addresses this topic through two main features: An e-book, International Practice: Topics and Trends , an ambitious project that covers topics ranging from choice of law to post-adjudication enforcement. Now the Good News. OK, got that off my chest.

Hollywood Labor: The Tyranny of Time

Digital Media Law

covered those events as they occurred, and they’re also the topic of my forthcoming book, “Hollywood on Strike!,” Thus, merger and strike threats are at poised against each other quite starkly as contrasting strategies in this negotiating cycle. If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets.