Sat.Mar 31, 2012 - Fri.Apr 06, 2012

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

Gordon P. Firemark

On April 17th, at 10am PST , I’ll be joining my friend Adam Leipzig for a teleseminar entitled : “ DON’T SIGN THAT! Space is limited.

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Producers Zwick, Herskovitz Win 'Last Samurai' Trial Over Allegedly Stolen Script

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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‘TheFormTool’: Smart, Simple Document Assembly

Media Law

Time and again, it seemed, the answer was the same: TheFormTool. Even better, you can download the basic version for free. Set conditional text.

Section 230 Amendment strips websites of immunity from anonymous commenters

The Legal Satyricon

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who is not particularly known for his friendliness toward the First Amendment, is at it again.  As chairman of the Senate homeland security committee, Lieberman urged Twitter to stop hosting pro-Taliban tweets last fall, in addition to persuading Internet companies to remove blog posts that promote terrorism.

Quoted on ReelGrok about Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act

Gordon P. Firemark

With the new law, small businesses may find it easer to approach investors, but those investors will need to be vigilant in protecting their interests.

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UPDATE: Reps. Blackburn and Maloney, and Human Rights Advocates Call on Google to Stop Profiting from Human Trafficking Advertising

Music Technology Policy

UPDATE:  According to The Hill and Politico, Representatives Marsha Blackburn and Carolyn Maloney authored a bi-partisan letter to Google CEO Larry Page  calling on Google to do a number of things voluntarily regarding human trafficking advertising that Google may be selling.  April 3,2012. Larry Page. Chief Executive Officer. Google, Inc.

MPAA Warns of Megaupload 'Re-Launch' If Servers Are Transferred

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Giving Megaupload back data would constitute a violation of studio rights, says a legal filing by the MPAA today. read more. THR, Esq.

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The Illinois Right of Publicity Statute and Online Social Networks

Media Law Prof Blog

Anne McLean, Northern Illinois University College of Law, has published Me.Com: The Growing Need for the Illinois Right of Publicity Act to Respond to Online Social Networks. Here is the abstract. This Comment discusses the recent growth in prevalence of

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You’re all suspect!

The Legal Satyricon

I’m late to the party on this one, so I won’t comment too heavily on the Supreme Court’s recent decision that American citizens can be strip-searched after arrests for any infraction whatsoever. NYT article here) I’d just like to suggest how we deal with this. If there are any cops out there in the DC [.].

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But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

Music Technology Policy

UPDATE 3/16/12:  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Startups) Act, but the legislation is bogged down in the Senate for a variety of reasons including the crowdfunding provisions.  The JOBS Act would allow equity investment over the Internet, which is difficult due to the disclosure requirements under U.S.

Ray Charles Estate Sues Singer's Children Over Song Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Animosity has broken out as the R&B legend's estate now says an "enormous cloud" hangs over ownership of his songs. read more. THR, Esq.

CSU Tells Faculty, Staff: Get Approval Before Speaking To Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Chicago State University has issued a new policy that forbids its faculty and employees to speak to the press via traditional or new media without prior approval from an "authorized CSU media relations officer or designate," according to an article

Varg Vikernes’ Love Letter to Millennials

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy In the early 1990s, Varg Vikernes – known then as Count Grishnackh – was one of the first movers in the Norwegian black metal movement with his band Burzum. The band would go on to define the genre musically as well as in conduct. Vikernes went on to be convicted for burning [.].

This is What Monopoly Looks Like: Did Google “Muzzle” U.S. Attorney for Speaking About Larry Page?

Music Technology Policy

An interesting fact came out in open court recently.  That fine dwarfed the $300,000,000 paid by another Creative Commons contributor for other vice crimes.). Immediately following Google’s payment of this forfeiture, one of the largest in U.S. There’s more to it that this, but you get the idea.  Google, Inc., Civil Case 6993-VCP).

Hulu Sued By Insurance Company Over Privacy Violation Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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Gil Noble Changed My Life - Gil Noble, Long Time Host Of WABC TV's Like It Is Dead At 80

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Gil Noble spoke at the Freshman Orientation Meeting organized by the Black Student Union, at Hunter College, City University of New York, in September of 1971, my first day in college. He was introduced by the renowned late historian John Henrik Clarke. He changed my life that day. It was possible to be both successful and true to yourself. John H.

Carlos Miller on Crystal Cox

The Legal Satyricon

Color me embarrassed. Carlos Miller is one of my First Amendment heroes. He fights for the rights of photographers everywhere. I’m not talking as some cushy lawyer. He is in there, in the trenches, and gets arrested for it. He wrote about the Crystal Cox extortion case back in December, and I missed the story. [.].

Social Media Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Media Law Prof Blog

Sherry Denise Sanders, Southern University Law Center, is publishing Privacy is Dead: The Birth of Social Media Background Checks in the Southern University Law Review. Here is the abstract. For years employers have used social networking sites (SNS) such as

Current Files Cross-Complaint Vs. Olbermann, Cites 'Persistent' Breach of Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Olbermann filed a lawsuit against the cable network Thursday. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Current TV Keith Olbermann

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Gil Noble, pioneering black journalist, dies  - NY Daily News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Gil Noble, pioneering black journalist, dies  - NY Daily News

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Who killed chivalry? Our “pussified legal system”

The Legal Satyricon

Mike at Crime & Federalism makes a good case for not giving a shit when you see someone getting harassed or picked on. here) Essentially his point is that if she’s not actually getting raped or killed, you have more of a chance of winding up in prison for being a “White Knight,” so better [.].

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Olbermann To File Multi-Million $ Lawsuit

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Hollywood Reporter: Keith Olbermann is set to file a mega million dollar lawsuit against Current TV, his former employer, after its spectacular termination of his employment there at the end of last month. Current says the former anchor/commentator

Megaupload Adds Superstar Lawyer to Defense Team

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Andrew Schapiro also represents YouTube in battles with Viacom and knew Barack Obama at Harvard Law School. read more. THR, Esq.

U.S. News - Connecticut Senate votes to repeal state's death penalty

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

News - Connecticut Senate votes to repeal state's death penalty Hurray for a long overdue move away from this barbaric practice. John H. Armwood

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Let’s Play “WOULD YOU RATHER….?”

The Legal Satyricon

First, watch the trailer for ZOMBIE ASS below. Now, answer the poll. Filed under: misc.

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Social Media, Jurors, and the Fair Trial Guarantee

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy J. Eve, U. S. District Court Judge, and Michael A. Zuckerman, U. S. District Court, have published Ensuring an Impartial Jury in the Age of Social Media, in volume 11 of the Duke Law & Technology Review (2012

Court Sides with Viacom, but YouTube Can Celebrate Small Victories (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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msnbc video: Explosion at Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy

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Texts from dog

The Legal Satyricon

Fuck the Miami-Dade vs. Broward thing: THIS is some funny shit. Filed under: misc.

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Limitations On Attorney Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Peter Margulies, Roger Williams University School of Law, is publishing Advocacy as a Race to the Bottom: Rethinking Limits on Lawyers’ Free Speech, as a Roger Williams University Legal Studies Paper. Here is the abstract. Attorneys looking for protection under

Weinstein Co. Sues Kevin Williamson Over Rights to Film Project

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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A Look Back at Supreme Court History | Mother Jones

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A Look Back at Supreme Court History | Mother Jones

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Texts from dog

The Legal Satyricon

Fuck the Miami-Dade vs. Broward thing: THIS is some funny shit. Filed under: misc.

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James Murdoch Out at BSkyB

Media Law Prof Blog

Breaking news from CNN, Hollywood Reporter, the Guardian. James Murdoch is leaving BSkyB as its head, effective immediately, apparently as a consequence of fallout from the phone hacking scandal. He had already stepped down from his position at News International

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