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Loophole Competition: Is Google’s News’ Richard Gingras the Counterpart of YouTube’s Lyor Cohen? via ArtistRightsWatch

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University of Illinois Claims NPR Reporters Are U Employees For Purposes of Title IX Reporting; ProPublica Rejects Claim

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ProPublica has responded to a claim from the University of Illinois (Springfield) that NPR Illinois reporters who also report for ProPublica are considered mandatory reporters under a relevant Illinois statute and must turn over information they uncover during sexual harassment

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@artistrights: As Predicted, Google Refuses to Comply with EU Copyright Directive #ThisIsWhatMonopolyLooksLike

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Journalist enemy #1. The first time I met with the French Minister of Culture, we met at their offices at the historic Palais-Royal complex which is also home to the Comédie-Française, the oldest active theater group in the world (founded in 1630). The French take their culture very seriously.

Silbey and Hartzog on the Upside of Deep Fakes @JSilbey @hartzog

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Jessica M. Silbey and Woodrow Hartzog, both of Northeastern University School of Law, have published The Upside of Deep Fakes at 78 Maryland Law Review 960 (2019). Here is the abstract. It’s bad. We know. The dawn of “deep fakes

In Move to Enhance Access to Justice, Oregon Bar OKs Licensed Paralegals and Bar Admission without Law School

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Columbus Day Or Indigenous Peoples' Day? : NPR

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"On Monday in the nation's capital, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. Council voted to replace it with Indigenous Peoples' Day in a temporary move that it hopes to make permanent.

hiQ v. LinkedIn Redux? Ninth Circuit Decision Tested in New Case

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The ink is barely dry on the landmark Ninth Circuit hiQ Labs decision. Yet, a new dispute has already cropped up testing the bounds of the CFAA and the ability of a platform to enforce terms restricting unauthorized scraping of social media content. See Stackla, Inc. Facebook, Inc. , 19-5849 (N.D. filed Sept. 19, 2019)). This dispute involves Facebook and a social media sentiment tracking company, Stackla, Inc., which, as part of its business, accesses Facebook and Instagram content.

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SMU Law Review's Free Speech Symposium: The 100th Anniversary of Schenck and Abrams @SMULawReview @SMULawSchool

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The Southern Methodist University Law Review has published scholarship from its recent Free Speech Symposium in its current issue. Read the articles online here. A great line-up of authors! Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., The Lessons of 1919 Dale Carpenter, Born

IP Docketing Company Alt Legal Makes An Acquisition and Announces Its First User Conference

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Alt Legal , the cloud-based, intellectual-property docketing software company, has acquired MarkTend , a trademark docketing and monitoring software, for an undisclosed price.

Hugh Masekela - Colonial Man

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@musictechsolve: Is Spotify Stock Quietly Tanking?

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UPDATE: This post originally appeared on 9/24 in MusicTech.Solutions before reading that on 9/23 Wells Fargo initiated coverage of Spotify at “Underperform” with a $115 price target. (The The stock touched $115 during the trading day on 9/24).

University of Georgia School of Law Seeks Full-Time Director for New First Amendment Clinic @UGASchool of Law

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The University of Georgia School of Law is accepting applications for a full-time director for its new First Amendment Clinic. The position will begin in January 2020. Information about the posting is available here: [link

Day on Monopolizing Free Speech

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Gregory Day, University of Georgia, C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, is publishing Monopolizing Free Speech in the Fordham Law Review. Here is the abstract. The First Amendment prevents the government from suppressing speech, though individuals can

Strasser on Pickering, Garcetti, and Academic Freedom @CapitalLaw

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Mark Strasser, Capital University Law School, has published Pickering, Garcetti, and Academic Freedom at 83 Brooklyn Law Review 579 (2018). Here is the abstract. While the United States Supreme Court long ago recognized that individuals do not lose their free

Jones Day Uses Lawyerspeak to Try to Explain Away Botched Redaction. I Translate for You

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Well, it’s happened again. A major law firm has exposed secret information because it did not properly redact a court filing. It is the oldest screw-up in the technology book, yet it happens with surprising frequency and by lawyers who you might think should know better.

Announcing the LexBlog Excellence Awards for Writing on Legal Blogs

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I am thrilled to announce a new awards competition for legal blogs — not because the world needs another contest, but because this one aims to do something different, to celebrate excellence in blog writing and spotlight the authors who make legal blogging so vital and essential.

Cetina Presuel and Martinez Sierra on Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors @RodrigoCetina

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Rodrigo Cetina Presuel and J. Martinez Sierra have published Algorithms and the News: Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors at 18 Revista De Comunicación 261-285 (2019). Here is the abstract. With billons of users, social media platforms (e.g.

Norton on The Government's Speech and the Constitution

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Helen L. Norton, University of Colorado Law School, has published Introduction (Excerpt), The Government's Speech and the Constitution, from The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Here is the abstract. When we discuss constitutional law, we usually

New CEO at LegalZoom, As Longtime Leader John Suh Steps Aside

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There is a new CEO at online legal services provider LegalZoom. John Suh , who has been CEO since 2007 and on the company’s board since 2005, is moving to a position as senior advisor.

ILTA CEO Joy Heath Rush Named Winner of Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award

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vLex Partners with LexBlog to Add 400,000 Blog Posts to Global Research Collection

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The international legal research service vLex has partnered with the legal blogging company LexBlog to add more than 400,000 law-related blog posts to its collection of legal-research materials, which currently spans some 100 jurisdictions, including the United States.

ILTA 2019 Tech Survey Shows AI Adoption Slow, But Cloud Move Quickening

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New ‘eFiling Portal’ Provides Single Sign-On and Interface to Manage Filings in Multiple Courts

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Electronic filing of court documents is one of those technologies that can be both a blessing and a curse.

@kantrowitz: As Google Backlashes Have Risen And Fallen, So Have Its Grants To News Organizations via @artistrights

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[Editor Charlie sez: Google attacks journalists with one hand, doles out the charm offensive cash with the other.]. Over more than a decade, Google and foundations run by its leaders have given hundreds of millions of dollars to journalists and news organizations around the world, sponsoring drones in Nigeria and Kenya , and local news in the US.

Trading Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day: For some, an overdue change

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" When Grand Forks, North Dakota, replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in July , Courtney Davis Souvannasacd brought her son, Benjamin, with her to the city council chambers to watch the vote. “It’s

The DMCA Still is Not An Alibi: How is Google Search Like the Ford Pinto?

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Music Technology Policy. YouTube and Google are both fit for purpose, it’s just that the purpose is unfit. The Pinto Gap. Google frequently defends what I would call the “Pinto Gap”–Google’s business practice named after the notorious Ford Pinto model with the exploding gas tank. Why the “Pinto Gap”?

The #1 Reason People Get Redaction Wrong

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Game On: Enter Now to Win A Spot on ABA TECHSHOW 2020 Startup Alley

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Attention legal technology startups: Here is your chance to compete to be featured as a presenter and exhibitor in the fourth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW , the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, taking place in Chicago Feb. 26-29, 2020.

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Five Legaltech Finalists Named for Clio’s $100,000 Launch//Code Contest

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Two weeks away from its sixth annual Clio Cloud Conference , the cloud-based practice management company Clio today announced the five legal technology finalists that will compete at the conference for a $100,000 Launch//Code grand prize.

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Columbus Day - How Is This Still A Thing: Last Week Tonight with John Ol.

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Giuliani and Trump: Bound by Corruption From the Beginning? | The Nation

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"It is a musty notion from a bygone era, but once upon a time the idea that Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump could be a tag team in search of political dirt on common enemies was as foreign as the Ukrainian soil they now till.

Donald Trump: xenophobe in public, international mobster in private | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

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"The most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history has been selling America to foreign powers for his own personal benefit.

'Dominoes Beginning To Fall': Trump Turns On Giuliani After Impeachment.

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Rudy Giuliani is Under Criminal Investigation. Chickens Are Coming Home.

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Opinion | How Italians Became ‘White’ - The New York Times

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"Congress envisioned a white, Protestant and culturally homogeneous America when it declared in 1790 that only “free white persons, who have, or shall migrate into the United States” were eligible to become naturalized citizens.

Trump Had Ukraine Envoy Removed on ‘False Claims,’ She Tells House Inquiry - The New York Times

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"WASHINGTON — Marie L.

US attorney: Giuliani associates arrested with one-way plane tickets

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