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AT&T Taps Hollywood Lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to Defend Time Warner Deal

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The THR Power Lawyer's clients have included Fox, SiriusXM and Donald Trump. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Abramson on Full Court Press: Drawing in Media Defenses in Libel and Privacy Cases @UTAustin

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Jeffrey Abramson, University of Texas, Austin, is publishing Full Court Press: Drawing in Media Defenses in Libel and Privacy Cases, in the Oregon Law Review. Here is the abstract. Recent jury verdicts against Rolling Stone Magazine and Gawker Media raise

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YouTube Protected by CDA Immunity over Claims That It Provided Material Support to Terrorists

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Following the reasoning of several past decisions, a California district court dismissed claims against Google under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 18 U.S.C. 2333, for allegedly providing “material support” to ISIS by allowing terrorists to use YouTube (temporarily, before known accounts are terminated) as a tool to facilitate recruitment and commit terrorism. ( Gonzalez v. Google, Inc. 2017 WL 4773366 (N.D. 23, 2017)).

Behind Mugabe’s Rapid Fall: A Firing, a Feud and a First Lady - The New York Times - Mugabe was the biggest disappointment of the African Liberation movement that so many of us worked and marched for. I will never forget the joy of his visit and speech in Harlem in front of the State Office building before he addressed the UN after the successful negotiations at the Lancaster House conference which led to majority rule Zimbabwe. He turned into a ruthless dictator.

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"HARARE, Zimbabwe — The rapid fall of Zimbabwe’s president, whose legendary guile and ruthlessness helped him outmaneuver countless adversaries over nearly four decades, probably has surprised no one more than Robert Mugabe himself.

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Watch Out Toronto, Robocop is coming to Googleville

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We started talking about all of these things that we could do if someone would just give us a city and put us in charge. You may have read that Google is building its own city inside Metro Toronto.

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This Is a Man Problem - The New York Times

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"By Charles M. Blow Nov. 19, 2017, Participants in the #MeToo March against sexual harassment and assault, held in Los Angeles on Nov.

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Google Meltdown Continues With Missouri Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Subpoenas

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One of Google’s worst policy nightmares is that state attorneys general will wake up to their obligation under state laws to protect both consumers and advertisers from Google’s overreach.

Fox Wins Appellate Battle Over The Title of 'Empire"

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With references to Aqua's "Barbie Girl" and OutKast's "Rosa Parks," the 9th Circuit discusses how artistic relevance factors in trademark claims over expressive works. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

Prince Estate Aims to Show Tidal "Fabricated" Equity Deal

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An ongoing copyright lawsuit explores what evidence needs to be handed over. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Weinstein Co. Faces Lawsuit Over $45 Million Loan

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AI International is suing for breach of contract. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Disney Accused of Pillaging 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Concepts in New Copyright Suit

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The writers claim they created the first "funny" pirate and Disney copied the character for Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

The Weinstein Company Hit With Racketeering Class Action

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"Weinstein’s widespread sexual misconduct did not occur without the help of others," states the complaint. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online nsfs

The Weinstein Co. Resolves 'Gold' Lawsuit

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The troubled studio also tells a judge it's not currently engaged in a "fire sale" of assets. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

CAA Sued Over Agent's Alleged Sexual Assault of a Client

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Actress Demi Mann says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Cameron Mitchell and the agency ignored her request for help. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies THR Online

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Lawsuit Claims Woman in Entertainment Industry Was Impersonated Sexually

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High-level executives are said to have been duped. An anonymous plaintiff is now testing a little-known law in California. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Culture Business THR Online

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A 'Supernatural' Profits Fight, and the AT&T-TW Merger Issue That Few Are Discussing

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Warner Bros. has been battling the creator of one of the longest-running television shows in an arbitration that addresses the fairness of media consolidation and the very mechanism to resolve disputes with those who feel shortchanged. read more. THR, Esq.

'Columbo' Creators Sue Universal Over Profits from 1970s Show

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William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

How (and Where) Harvey Weinstein Might Go to Jail

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While many claims against the disgraced mogul are criminal, whether he ends up behind bars depends on the laws and prosecutorial zeal of the cities where the crimes allegedly took place — and, of course, the truth of the matters. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture Harvey Weinstein THR Weekly Magazine nsfs

Dan Abrams' Mediaite Sues Sharon Waxman's TheWrap Over Poaching of Editor

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According to the complaint, TheWrap knew about Jon Levine's non-compete, but hired him anyway. He then allegedly began posting stories "nearly indistinguishable" from those appearing at his former employer's. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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Bill Signals Top Tax Priority of G.O.P. Is to Help Corporations - The New York Times

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Bill Signals Top Tax Priority of G.O.P. Is to Help Corporations - The New York Times

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The Bipartisan Pastime Of Harassing Women

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Al Franken Faces Groping Accusations & Roy Moore Stays on Defense: The D.

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Colin Kaepernick, a ran hero. How many people are courageous sacrifice their wealth, their career for what they believe, for what any decent person know is right. There are far to few. A man among men and a real life hero.

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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota - CNN

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"Nebraska officials will announce decision on Keystone XL Pipeline TransCanada says it is investigating the cause of the leak (CNN)A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.

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CAA Agent Cameron Mitchell Fired Following Sexual-Assault Lawsuit

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The agent "emphatically denies any wrongdoing" in response to a lawsuit from an actress who alleged sexual assault. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online CAA Representation nsfs

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Laidlaw on Mapping the Path of a Speech Complaint on Social Networks @EmilyLaidlaw @UCalgaryLaw @LawDeanHolloway

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Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, is publishing What Is a Joke? Mapping the Path of a Speech Complaint on Social Networks in The Legal Challenges of Social Media (David Mangan and Lorna E. Gillies, eds., Elgar, 2017

Ginsburg and Budiardjo on Liability for Providing Hyperlinks to Copyright-Infringing Content: International and Comparative Law Perspectives @ColumbiaLaw

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Jane C. Ginsburg and Luke Budiardjo, both of Columbia Law School, have published Liability for Providing Hyperlinks to Copyright-Infringing Content: International and Comparative Law Perspectives as Columbia Public Law Research Paper 14-563. Here is the abstract. Hyperlinking, at once an

An Introduction To Arkansas's 2016 Publicity Rights Act

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Professor Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile, University of Arkansas School of Law, on Arkansas's 2016 Publicity Rights Act (the Frank Broyles Act

The Republican tax plan’s five worst dangers - The Washington Post

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"Robert E. Rubin, a co-chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, was U.S. treasury secretary from 1995 to 1999. The deficit-funded tax cuts advancing through Congress are a fiscal tragedy for which our country will pay a huge price over time.

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Pasquale on The Automated Public Sphere @FrankPasquale

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Frank A. Pasquale, III, University of Maryland School of Law; Yale University Information Society Project, has published The Automated Public Sphere as University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-31. Here is the abstract. The public sphere has experienced

The new Museum of the Bible confronts the challenge of presenting slavery and the Confederacy - The Washington Post

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"Across the country, debates are raging about what to do with images of the Confederate flag and statues of Confederate leaders, most of them erected many decades ago.

Harvey Weinstein's Legal Hell: Inside the Coming Civil and Criminal Battles

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Whether the disgraced mogul ends up broke or behind bars, one thing is certain: His judicial woes have just begun. Says one expert, "I've never seen anything like this." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Business Harvey Weinstein THR Weekly Magazine nsfs

Did Harvey Weinstein's Israeli Spies Break the Law?

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Hiring ex-intelligence agents to pose as victims to discredit accusers like Rose McGowan is a dirty trick, but it may not be foul play. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture Business Harvey Weinstein THR Weekly Magazine nsfs

Harvey Weinstein Sued by Actress Over Alleged 2016 Rape

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A rep for Weinstein says he can't address anonymous claims, but the mogul stands by his assertion that he believes all of his sexual relationships to have been consensual. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein