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Music Modernization, Magic Tricks and More – Entertainment Law Update Episode 97

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act. COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION (UPDATE). COPPERFIELD SECRET EXPOSED IN LAWSUIT. COACHELLA, BEYCHELLA, WHY “-CHELLA” CONTINUES TO BE A TRADEMARK ISSUE.

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Donald Trump Can't Block Twitter Users Over Politics, Judge Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court found Twitter is a designated public forum and Donald Trump's "viewpoint-based exclusion" of individuals from that forum violates the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump Twitter

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New California Ruling changes test for Independent Contractors

Gordon P. Firemark

Are you classifying the people who work for you properly? I work with lots of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I'm struck by how often people assume that just calling someone an independent contractor is enough to make that the case.

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Donald Trump Can't Stop Discovery in 'Apprentice' Alum's Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appeals court denies the president's motion for a stay while the appeal plays out. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Politics Business THR Online

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GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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How do you Persuade Your Competitors and Colleagues to Comply with Copyrights and Contract Provisions? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: How do you persuade your competitors and colleagues to comply with copyrights and contract provisions?

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Scott Rudin Settles With Harper Lee Estate Over 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Adaptation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The parties stipulated to a dismissal of an ongoing lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Women and Minorities Woefully Underrepresented Among Legaltech Founders, Study Finds

Media Law

A first-of-its kind study of legaltech companies and their founders finds that women and people of color are significantly underrepresented among legaltech founders, accounting for just 13.6 percent and 26.5 percent respectively. Black and Latinx founders account for a staggeringly low proportion of legaltech entrepreneurs, at just 2.3 percent and 3.1 percent respectively, the study […].

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@Smokey_Robinson Gives Moving Defense of Artist Rights at @SenJudiciary Hearing on MMA

Music Technology Policy

Smokey Robinson is one of the best witnesses for artist rights. Mr. Robinson was on stage yesterday in the clinch at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Music Modernization Act, the new omnibus package that finally includes all of the pre-72 protections and closes that loophole for Big Tech. ( Read his written testimony here.). The records of the 50’s and 60’s aren’t called “classics” because of their age. They’re called classics because of their greatness. They still resonate today.

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Green on Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in "Revenge Porn" Cases @j_remy_green

Media Law Prof Blog

Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, is publishing A (Nude) Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words — But How Many Dollars?: Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in ‘Revenge Porn’ Cases in volume 45 of

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Alan Dershowitz Hired as Harvey Weinstein Consultant

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Harvard Law professor is helping the embattled movie mogul get "exclupatory" emails from The Weinstein Co. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company Representation

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A Second State Moves Closer to Mandating Technology Training for Lawyers

Media Law

In 2016, Florida became the first state to mandate technology training for lawyers, when it adopted a rule requiring lawyers to complete three hours of CLE every three years “in approved technology programs.” ” So far, no other state has followed suit. But now one has moved a giant step closer to following in Florida’s footsteps. […]. The post A Second State Moves Closer to Mandating Technology Training for Lawyers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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@jkdegen: Nothing to See Here, Folks. Keep Moving, Academics Ignore Suffering of Cultural Workers

Music Technology Policy

[“Everybody knows that the boat is leaking, everybody knows that the captain lied…” From Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen.]. Testimony at Canada’s copyright review shows cultural workers suffering, the world noticing, and education pretending none of that is actually happening. by John Degen. Canada’s copyright review committee has been travelling the country, setting down in five major cities to hear testimony from individuals and groups. Imagine if the U.S.

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Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law

Media Law Prof Blog

Patrick Russell Goold, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion in the Akron Law review. Here is the abstract. Moral rights are often portrayed as an unwelcome import into U.S. During the nineteenth century

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Opinion | Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over the Second Amendment.

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Judge Clears Path for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Trial in June

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Harper Lee Estate and Scott Rudin are set to do battle in New York over Aaron Sorkin's version after an Alabama judge transfers the venue of the case. read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture Business THR Online Aaron Sorkin Scott Rudin Broadway Theater

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Change Is Easy, Leaving Is Hard: My Journey from Big Law (A Special Guest Post by Stephen Embry)

Media Law

Sometimes I get nervous When I see an open door Close your eyes Continue reading ?. The post Change Is Easy, Leaving Is Hard: My Journey from Big Law (A Special Guest Post by Stephen Embry) appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

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Careful What You Wish For: Are TIDAL, Beyoncé and Kanye getting smeared?

Music Technology Policy

I know it’s shocking that anyone in the music business would try to juice the charts. But sometimes there actually is a more innocent explanation for apparent conspiracy. According to some press reports , about a year ago a Norwegian newspaper suddenly became interested in the credibility of the reported number of streams of two TIDAL exclusives, Lemonade and Life of Pablo. (For the geographically challenged, Norway is next door to Sweden.)

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Kormych on The Information Law of Ukraine @nuoua_official

Media Law Prof Blog

Borys Kormych, Odessa Law Academy, has published The Information Law of Ukraine. The paper provides a general overview of the legal regulation of information relations in Ukraine. It focuses on the basic principles and structure of Ukrainian legislation in the

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Malkia Cyril on Facebook’s Civil Rights Audit & How Amazon Sells Facial Recognition Tools to Police

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Olivia de Havilland Takes FX 'Feud' to California Supreme Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 101-year-old actress isn't giving up in her legal fight with Ryan Murphy and FX. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online FX Feud

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Email Encryption No Longer Secure After Vulnerability Found

Media Law

Lawyers are often urged to use encryption to protect the confidentiality of email communications with clients. In May 2017, the American Bar Association issued a major ethics opinion saying that, in every case, lawyers should evaluate the need for “particularly strong protective measures” such as encryption. But encryption is no longer safe as a secure […]. The post Email Encryption No Longer Secure After Vulnerability Found appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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Now this is a cover MOFOs

Music Technology Policy

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Smith on The Free Speech Vernacular: Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Tara A. Smith, University of Texas, Austin, is publishing The Free Speech Vernacular: Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech in volume 22 of the Texas Review of Law & Politics (2017). Here is the abstract. In debates

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Unanticipated Mobile Data Leaks Remain an Ongoing Issue

New Media and Technology Law

There has been a lot of attention in the media lately with respect to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica issue and its fall-out (including today’s coverage of the announcement that Facebook suspended almost 200 apps pending a more complete investigation in whether any user data was misused). As part of that discussion, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been one of many voices criticizing Facebook’s practices.

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Bizarre Sean Hannity Subplot Erupts in Appeal by Former Fox News Executive

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An attorney for Francisco Cortes wants to amend a lawsuit to include the allegation that Hannity was the real beneficiary of a sexual harassment settlement. Fox News calls it "pure fiction." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit

Media Law

The Mississippi Bar today announced that it is switching the research service it offers as a free benefit to its members from Casemaker to Fastcase. The switch will take effect for its more than 9,000 members on June 1. This new partnership allows us to support our members by providing free access to tools that […]. The post A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Casemaker Fastcase

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@agraham999: ‘BIG DATA IS ABOUT TO BECOME A VERY BIG PROBLEM FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.’ — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

One of the big pitches we have heard for years from digital services is how they can provide artists with data resources to connect with fans. That is–everything except a meaningful way to connect with the fans that the artist isn’t already driving to the service in the first place.

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Marmor on Two Rights of Free Speech @CornellLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Andrei Marmor, Cornell University Law School, has published Two Rights of Free Speech at 31 Ratio Juris 139 (2018). Here is the abstract. My main argument in this paper is that the right to freedom of expression is not a

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The Birth of the New American Aristocracy - The Atlantic

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my grandparents’ country clubs in Chicago, Palm Beach, or Asheville, North Carolina.

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Jay-Z Receives Investigative Subpoena from the SEC

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The government is seeking to order testimony from the hip hop mogul in a probe related to Iconix Brand Group, which had a $200 million deal with him. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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New Survey Paints Picture of Innovation and Technology at Law Firms

Media Law

Although law firms often talk about innovation, fewer than a third have actually tasked someone within the firm with the responsibility for driving innovation. That is among the findings of a new survey, the 2018 Aderant Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey. published today by Aderant, a global provider of business management software for law […]. The post New Survey Paints Picture of Innovation and Technology at Law Firms appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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Spotify Final Class Settlement

Music Technology Policy

The court approved Spotify class action settlement is here, more to come

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Billah and Albarashdi on Fair or Free Use of Copyrighted Materials in Education and Research and the Limit of Such Use

Media Law Prof Blog

Muhammad Masum Billah and Saleh Albarashdi, both of Sultan Qaboos University, have published Fair or Free Use of Copyrighted Materials in Education and Research and the Limit of Such Use at 17 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 422 (2018).

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