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How To Remove Your Private Information From The Internet

Gordon P. Firemark

For example, I had three different profiles; so make sure you’re thorough. How can this be, you wonder? The answer is actually quite simple.

And a straw child shall lead them: Fan Fiction as an Example of Web 2.0 Double Rip Off

Music Technology Policy

Novik focused almost entirely on the non-commericial aspect of creating fan fiction, but creation that is closely integrated into the Internet.

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

Media Law

These were the paragraphs that opened my first legal.online column in March 1995, titled “ The Internet: A Revolution in Law Practice.” When I started writing it, I thought I would do it for a couple years, until we all figured out this new-fangled thing called the Internet. The power of the Internet has not disappointed.

CROWDFUNDING FOR FILMMAKERS, RAISE A MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE INTERNET

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

In the last presidential election, he raised nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars from Internet solicitations, mostly small donations. Most promising for indie filmmakers, the JOBS Act contains provisions that for the first time will allow internet crowdfunding for the production of films.

Public Citizen’s List of Examples of “Third Party” Groups to Which Google Provides Support

Music Technology Policy

Internet Education Foundation. Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Access Now. George Mason University Law School Law and Econ. Center. American Action Forum. Global Network Initiative. American Antitrust Institute. Global Voices. American Association of People with Disabilities. Heritage Action. American Conservative Union. iKeepSafe.

Celebrity Justice and the Hidden Agenda Behind Pandora’s Internet Radio Fairness Act: Screwing legacy artists

Music Technology Policy

In case you were wondering what ever happened to the so-called Internet Radio “Fairness Act”, here’s another little taste of what Big Tech has in store for artists–particularly “legacy” artists, meaning artists with strong catalog from the past.  Let’s say from before 1972. And how are they doing it?

Why is a US Radio Station Getting a Notice about Webcasting Royalties in Canada? – Why Webcasters Geo-Block Their Streams to Avoid International Music Royalties

Broadcast Law Blog

The general principle in the Internet world is that a webcaster is liable for paying music royalties for listeners where the listener is located – not where the transmitting entity may be located.  Should stations be worried about these letters?  But we will just have to watch and see on that front. .

Self-Publishing Platforms Deemed Distributors, Not Publishers in Privacy Suit over Unauthorized Book Cover

New Media and Technology Law

Contracts Internet Online Commerce Privacy distributor ebooks publisher right of publicity self-publishing platform liabilityThe case involves a number of online self-publishing services. 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?

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What Does the Internet Mean for the Movie Business?

Digital Media Law

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the relationship between the Internet and television. The talk focuses on such sites as Hulu and such issues as whether and/or when the Internet will overshadow television, or whether all television will be Internet based. Entitled “Hollywood 2.0: SVP of U.S. audience Jeff Dossett.

Learning Copyright Law from TV’s The Good Wife – Compulsory Licenses, Derivitive Works and Parody and Fair Use

Broadcast Law Blog

But let’s give credit to a TV producer tackling a difficult legal topic on their show, and giving us examples to illustrate difficult copyright concepts. . Intellectual Property Internet Radio Music Rights derivative work fair use mechanical rights parody of song Section 115 through CDs, downloads or other digital reproductions). 

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“Mommy, Mommy, Johnny is Breaking the Internet!”: The Poker Prof and his Full House React to the Protect IP Act–Part 2

Music Technology Policy

This video is also the first time I heard the expression “break the Internet.”   Whatever Lessig meant in the Pirate Party video, “break” seems to me an odd way to refer to something as complex and textured as the Internet.  But why isn’t that de-listing also “breaking the Internet”? 

Reactions to Lessig’s Keynote Speech at ABA Techshow 2011

Cyberlaw Central

Lessig proposes that Sousa would approve of the Remix culture as a modern day example of what he wanted to preserve. Here is a link. Twitter |.

The Internet Association Says “je suis spéciale”

Music Technology Policy

They’re on the Internet. Easily done, brother. Shoot a cell phone video and post it on YouTube. As Ms.

Big Tech’s Inverted “Bump”: When demand goes up, royalties go down

Music Technology Policy

Greg Sandoval has an interesting article today (“ Web Radio Growing Faster Than On-Demand Services “) that points out another clear example that the new boss is worse than the old boss. Pandora Shakedown artist royalties internet radio fairness act internet radio fairness coalition Pandora Pandora ASCAP lawsuit Tim Westergren

DC Court Finds FilmOn X Internet TV Service is Not a Cable System and Cannot Rely on Statutory License to Retransmit Over-the-Air TV Signals

Broadcast Law Blog

The US District Court in Washington DC last week decided that FilmOn X could not rely on the compulsory license of Section 111 of the Copyright Act to retransmit the signal of over-the-air television stations to consumers over the Internet. Why the difference in opinions over exactly the same system?

The Internet’s All a-Twitter: Am I Really Tweeting with Michael Jordan?

JetLawBlog

For example, the account in Tina Fey’s name seems like it could be real, but it has been deemed a fake. – Steven Reilly.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: INTERNET IMAGES

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

[This blog entry originally appeared at Lawdragon.com.] A common question clients ask me is whether they are free to use images found on the internet in their own works. For example, a friend in the printing industry recently told me that he used images he found on Google Image Search as part of a template he [.].

Transitioning from Kickstarting to Company Starting

Gordon P. Firemark

This alternate method, which uses a new securities law exemption, allows artists and creators to use the power and reach of the Internet to raise money for their company as a whole, rather than for a specific project. For example, some high tier rewards include being in the cast of a movie or lunch with the project creators.

Wal-Mart is Watching You (or at Least What You’re Wearing).

JetLawBlog

For example, while the tags are removable from the items they are attached to, they cannot be turned off, and are trackable. Image Source.

QVC Sues Shopping App for Web Scraping That Allegedly Triggered Site Outage

New Media and Technology Law

Contracts Internet Online Commerce database scraping screen scaping web crawling web scraping website crash Operators of public-facing websites are typically concerned about the unauthorized, technology-based extraction of large volumes of information from their sites, often by competitors or others in related businesses.  Resultly LLC , No.

Why it’s dangerous to rely on free online entertainment law contract forms

Gordon P. Firemark

Boilerplate contracts: 3 Legal Risks. Legal Risks.” It's a short piece, and worth reading. Application to the Entertainment Industry.

Details of Webcasting Royalty Settlements for Noncommercial Webcasters Including Educational and Religious Internet Radio Operators

Broadcast Law Blog

These settlements provide another example of the issue raised before the Senate Judiciary Committee of the arbitrary nature of the precedential nature that will be accorded to WSA settlements in future webcasting proceedings. One settlement was with Noncommercial Educational Webcasters. 0002 (.02¢) Per Performance Rate. 0.00057. 0.00067.

Fan Generated Content on the Internet

Cyberlaw Central

Here are the slides from my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyber Law and Data Privacy committee on February 17, 2009 entitled “Fan Generated Content on the Internet.&#. Then, we discussed different forms of fan-generated content on the Internet. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!

“Mommy, Mommy, Johnny is Breaking the Internet!”: The Poker Prof and his Full House React to the Protect IP Act–Part 2

Music Technology Policy

This video is also the first time I heard the expression “break the Internet.”   Whatever Lessig meant in the Pirate Party video, “break” seems to me an odd way to refer to something as complex and textured as the Internet.  But why isn’t that de-listing also “breaking the Internet”? 

Sixth Circuit to Construe Scope of CDA Section 230 Immunity on Appeal of Unusual Jones v. Dirty World Decision

New Media and Technology Law

See, for example, our previous post here.  We will be monitoring the appeal to see whether the District Court’s decision was merely an anomalous example of how “bad facts make bad law” or a warning shot that actually leaves a dent in the armor of Section 230. Internet Online Content CDA Communications Decency Act Section 230

FTC Releases Big Data Report Outlining Risks, Benefits and Legal Hurdles

New Media and Technology Law

To prove a violation of such laws, plaintiffs typically must show “disparate treatment” or “disparate impact.”   The Report offers an example: if a company makes credit decisions based on zip codes, it may be violating ECOA if the decisions have a disparate impact on a protected class and are not justified by a legitimate business necessity. 

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation. Stewart A.

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation. Stewart A.

Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

Register Internet domains. Here are some example systems to explore: Client/Customer acquisition. Protect your intellectual property.

No "Internet Exceptionalism" For the Second Circuit in Attorney Advertising Ethics Ruling

New Media and Technology Law

"Internet exceptionalism" is the notion that the Internet is a special and unique communications medium to which special rules should apply. In the legal field, that notion is manifested in legal rules that have been crafted by judges, legislatures and regulators for application in situations involving Internet communications.

More Trivia: The First Court to Distribute Opinions via the Internet

Media Law

Another question in my Legal Internet Trivia Challenge was, “Which court was the first to make its opinions available in electronic format?” What I meant to ask was, “Which court was the first to make its opinions available in electronic format over the Internet?” Supreme Court. district and bankruptcy courts.

Virtual Lawyering Earns Lawyer a Bar Reprimand

Media Law

” Lawyers such as Stephanie Kimbro and Richard Granat are good examples of lawyers “being on” a computer network.

Virtual Lawyering Earns Lawyer a Bar Reprimand

Media Law

” Lawyers such as Stephanie Kimbro and Richard Granat are good examples of lawyers “being on” a computer network.

Fastcase Unveils One-Click Printing of any Case from any Source

Media Law

The printing utility is installed as an add-on to Internet Explorer or Word. You can also use it to create and print a list of cases.

Pandora Promo Campaigns: Disinformation by Internet Radio Fairness Coalition?

Music Technology Policy

For example – when Pandora first started, they were easy to work with and you could engage with them to promote your artists. Thankfully the tech part of SXSW is over–an unprecedented level of disinformation spewing from panels around town this year–particularly those funded by you know who.  This was a boon to indie labels.

Create a Legal Archive of Websites and Social Media

Media Law

Unfortunately, the plug-in works only with Internet Explorer. In this way, you could capture every new post on a blog, for example.

Why you should have a lawyer for every deal

Gordon P. Firemark

Some examples of transactions often screwed up by do-it-yourselfers include: Copyright Registrations, Assignments, Recordations, and the like.

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A Great Question from @ZoeCello: Should Digital Retailers Own the Artist’s Fan Data?

Music Technology Policy

Zoe Keating, What I Want From Internet Radio. For example, if you are listening to Zoe Keating on Pandora, you are taken to a page that says “Frozen Angels” from “One Cello X 16: Natoma”   You can “Share” or “Buy”    If you click on the album page it’s similar stuff. ”).

Why we should not be too quick to judge Mr. Chaffetz along with his Internet Radio Fairness Act

Music Technology Policy

For example, Mr. Chaffetz asked Jimmy Jam whether Jimmy thought that the allocation of royalties among the sound recording owners, featured artists and nonfeatured artists was “fair.”  Because Google is part of DiMA, CCIA and the CEA, all members of the Internet Radio Fairness Coalition?  Specifically, Yahoo!, MTV,

SoundExchange Fees Don't Cover SESAC Obligations

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent months, SESAC has been writing letters to broadcasters who are streaming their signals on the Internet, asking for royalties for the performance of SESAC music on their websites. For an Internet radio company, or the online stream of a terrestrial radio station, payments must be made for both the composition and the sound recording.