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ZERO’s New Product Automatically Captures Billable Time On A Lawyer’s Desktop Computer

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Some lawyers will tell you that there is no greater nuisance in their daily work than recording their billable time. For those lawyers, salvation has arrived, and its name is Apollo.

Rozenshtein on Silicon Valley's Speech: Technology Giants and the Deregulatory First Amendment @ARozenshtein @UofMNLawSchool

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Alan Z. Rozenshtein, University of Minnesota Law School, has published Silicon Valley's Speech: Technology Giants and the Deregulatory First Amendment at 1 Journal of Free Speech 337 (2021). Here is the abstract. The technology giants that dominate Silicon Valley are

After WSJ’s Explosive Exposé on Judges’ Financial Conflicts, Free Law Project Posts the Data For All to See

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In an explosive exposé last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that 131 federal judges broke the law by hearing cases where they had a financial interest.

Less Than Zero: CRB Should Index Song Rates #irespectmusic

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The Consumer Price Index (used by the Copyright Royalty Board to increase statutory royalties paid by SoundExchange) rose again in September according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. The CPI-U (all items) index rose.4% for the month to 12 month rate of 5.4%.

This Week in Regulation For Broadcasters:  October 9, 2021 to October 15, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

Call For Applications: 2022 Scholarships for the Annual Conference of the ABA Forum on Communications Law

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The Forum is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for scholarships to the 27th Annual Conference of the Forum on Communications Law, January 19-20 and February 24-26, 2022. This year’s Annual Conference will feature a virtual program

Ilhan Omar Is Tackling Colorism. Here’s Why That Matters. - The New York Times

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Ilhan Omar Is Tackling Colorism. Here’s Why That Matters. "A A number of initiatives in the congresswoman’s fight against toxic skin-lightening products have passed in the House, efforts she hopes will start changing harmful beauty standards. Published Sept. 30, 2021 Updated Oct.

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Save the Date and Register for Texas Entertainment Law Institute Webcast Nov. 17-19 #ELITX2021 #TBCLE

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Register at [link]. Registration is open for the Texas Entertainment Law Institute that I’m directing this year. The Institute will be virtual so it’s much easier to attend. We have a bunch of great speakers and panels so please check it out and register here !

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters:  October 2, 2021 to October 8, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

Sprague on Normalizing De-Platforming: The Right Not to Tolerate the Intolerant @UWyoBiz

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Robert Sprague, University of Wyoming College of Business, has published Normalizing De-Platforming: The Right Not to Tolerate the Intolerant. Here is the abstract. Following the attack on the U.S. Capital in January 2021 tens of thousands of accounts, including the

Texas Ignores New Demographics; New Congressional Map Boosts White Voter.

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Fujitsu’s Latest ScanSnap, the iX1300, Is the Perfect Scanner for #WFH Professionals

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Are scanners a technology whose days are numbered? As our use of paper recedes, will scanners, like fax machines before them, eventually become obsolete? I pondered that question as I considered the new Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1300 , which is being released to the market today.

Why Songwriters Should Care About Inflation Protection for Mechanical Licenses

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[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions ]. In a word: Stagflation. Maybe. In more words, classic stagflation occurs when supply side shocks lead to the costs of goods increasing while the real economy declines.

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters:  September 25, 2021 to October 1, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. ViacomCBS and its subsidiary Pluto TV agreed to pay $3.5

Corbin on The Pledge of Allegiance Revisited: Requiring Parental Consent @CarolineMCorbin @IndianaLJ

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Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law, is publishing The Pledge of Allegiance Revisited: Requiring Parental Consent in the Indiana Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Since the Supreme Court decided West Virginia State Board of Education v

C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Americans Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. vaccines may receive extra doses, although the shots continue to prevent illness and death.

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C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Americans “Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. &J. vaccines may receive extra doses, although the shots continue to prevent illness and death.

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In Expansion of its Breach Response Capabilities, Integreon Adds Cyber Incident Notification Services

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Today at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit in Santa Monica, Calif., Integreon , the global managed services and alternative legal services company, will be announcing that it has expanded its Cyber Incident Response (CIR) capabilities to include Cyber Incident Notification Services.

Questions on the MLC Tax Return and the Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective posted its IRS tax return for 2019 that covers the period March 5-December 31, 2019. This partial period filing is sometimes called a “stub period” of less than all of the tax year 2019.

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Defamation by Tweet – Court Case Reminds Broadcasters to Take Cease and Desist Requests about Attack Ads Seriously

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A recent controversial court of appeals decision on a defamation claim brought by Congressman Devin Nunes sends a signal to broadcasters about the care they need to give to reviewing commercial messages – particularly political attack ads – when questions are raised as to the truth of the assertions made in those ads.

NPR Seeks Applications For Ishiyama Transparency in Government Legal Fellow @NPR

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Ishiyama Transparency in Government Legal Fellow Description A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation.

The Supreme Court Faces a Huge Test on Libel Law

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The Supreme Court Faces a Huge Test on Libel Law Oct. 22, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Selman Design By Floyd Abrams “Mr. Abrams is a prominent First Amendment lawyer whose many clients have included The New York Times, which he successfully represented in the Pentagon Papers case.

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A New Panelist Joins Our Legaltech Week Roundtable Today; Watch Live At 3 ET

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A new panelist is joining us today as a regular on our weekly Legaltech Week live journalists’ roundtable, where a panel of journalists and bloggers discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation.

Two Is the Loneliest Number: Why are songwriters punished for 1909?

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If you don’t know the history, you may think that songwriters are paid so little that they somehow don’t deserve more. That’s not true. The reason that songwriters are paid so little is that every U.S. mechanical royalty rate we have and have had since 1909 somehow refers back to the 2¢ rate set by Congress in 1909 that did not change until 1978. And due to America’s long commercial shadow, that base-2 valuation is visited on the rest of the world.).

Copyright Office Initiates Study of “Ancillary Copyright Protections” Accorded to Publishers – Reviewing News Aggregation and Digital Media’s Use of News Content from Traditional Sources

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The Copyright Office, at the request of Congress, has initiated a study to examine the rights and protections of news publishers under copyright and related laws.

A Reluctant Warrior? An Examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s Bloody Legacy.

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Please Sign Up to Support the American Music Fairness Act #irespectmusic

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I don’t often ask MTP readers to support legislation, but it’s also not often that we truly get a chance to do justice. The American Music Fairness Act is both. The legislation closes the final loophole that allows broadcasters to get a free ride from artists on broadcast radio. Many people don’t know that the broadcasters have used their FCC licenses for the pubic airwaves to lobby against paying artists when a recording is played on terrestrial radio.

Nomination Deadline Nears for Litera’s Changing Lawyer Awards; Will Include First ‘WFH Creative Award’

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The deadline is Monday, Oct. 25, to submit nominations for The Changing Lawyer Awards 2021 , sponsored by Litera, which will be presented to winners Nov. 10 as part of the fourth Changing Lawyer Virtual Summit.

With $5M Investment, PacerPro Expands Into State Courts, Hires Silicon Valley Veteran As CTO

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Multiple pieces of news today from PacerPro , a company that enables law firms to automate the workflow around distributing and capturing federal court filings.

AI-Powered Tax Research Platform Blue J Launches First-of-its-Kind Entity and Relationship Diagramming

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For tax lawyers and accountants, a major pain point is the time they spend drawing complex entity and relationship diagrams — diagrams that map the major players involved in a client’s tax scenario and the relationships among them.

On LawNext: Digitory Legal Founder Catherine Krow on Using Billing Data to Drive Diversity in Law Firms

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The Creative Survival Index

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I’ve been banging the warning bell about inflation quite a bit on MTP, but I do it because I think it is important for readers to focus on. It’s kind of a complex topic, especially the stagflation part.

How It Works: MyCase, Practice Management Software that Enables Law Firms to Run from Anywhere

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On the latest installment of How It Works : MyCase , a complete law practice management solution that helps firms run efficiently from anywhere, provide an exceptional client experience, and easily track firm performance so that they can reach their business goals.

Integration Between Docket Alarm and Courtroom Insight Connects 500M Litigation Documents to Judge and Expert Witness Profiles

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A new integration between two litigation-focused legal technology products connects more than 500 million federal and state litigation dockets and documents with a database of expert witness and judicial profiles, with the aim of helping lawyers better evaluate expert witnesses.

Practice Management Platform Rocket Matter Adds ‘Premier’ Tier with Billing Features Designed for Larger Firms

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When Rocket Matter launched in 2008 as one of the first cloud-based law practice management platforms, it was targeted at solo and small firms.

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New NetDocuments Feature, Powered By LexisNexis, Adds Key Research Data to Litigation Documents Automatically, Enhancing Search and Viewing

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At the Association of Legal Administrators annual conference today in Austin, Texas, NetDocuments is unveiling a powerful knowledge management product to automatically add legal research intelligence to litigation documents, through a partnership with LexisNexis.

Westkamp on Two Constitutional Cultures, Technological Enforcement and User Creativity: the Impending Collapse of the EU Copyright Regime? @QMIPRI

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Guido Westkamp, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, has published Two Constitutional Cultures, Technological Enforcement and User Creativity: the Impending Collapse of the EU Copyright Regime? Here is the abstract. In Pelham, the EU Court of Justice and the German

Guest Post: Why the Legal Tech Industry Needs a Human Touch for its GC Sales Process

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By Naseeha Machingal, LegalEase Solutions. A recent LegalTech News article quoted several in-house counsel who expressed deep dissatisfaction with the sales approach taken by some legal tech vendors. They even went as far as calling it “aggressive” and “demeaning.”.