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$20 Million a Month Daniel Ek Shows “Million a Month” Tim Westergren How It’s Done

Music Technology Policy

Remember when we were all appalled that Pandora founder Tim Westergren was making $1,000,000 a month from selling Pandora stock while he was behind fighting songwriters in rate court for ASCAP and BMI royalties and stiffing artists with the Internet Radio Fairness Act and refusing to pay pre-72 artists? And then there was the 13 bathroom house in Marin. It was all a bit hard to stomach. According to Jem Aswad in Variety , Daniel Ek is putting Westergren in the rear view mirror for sheer excess.

Stanford and Suffolk Create Game to Help Drive Access to Justice

Media Law

Here’s an idea: What if there was a way to promote access to justice while having fun at the same time? That is the idea of a unique project launching today that uses a game to train a machine-learning algorithm.

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What are the Rules for Using Music Even Your Own Music in a Podcast – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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New Bots From DoNotPay Includes One That Lets You Sue In Any Small Claims Court At The Press Of A Button

Media Law

DoNotPay , the company that created a chat bot to automatically appeal parking tickets, is today launching a series of legal and consumer-protection bots that includes one that will enable individuals to file an action in any small claims court in the United States.

Pen American Center Files Lawsuit Against Trump For Violation of First Amendment Protections

Media Law Prof Blog

PENAmerica is suing Donald Trump over certain acts that he has taken as President and comments that he has made while in office that PEN alleges that have "violated the First Amendment and his oath to uphold the Constitution." Among

Saudi Arabia Floats an Excuse for Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance | The.

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Beware of the Political File Obligations in this Hot Political Advertising Year

Broadcast Law Blog

In this “political” year with Congressional mid-term elections in November, including many hotly contested races for seats in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as many state and local elections, I receive many questions from broadcasters across the country. Perhaps the area in which most questions are received deals with the “political file,” particularly because these files are now available online.

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Yemini on The New Irony of Free Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Moran Yemini, Center for Cyber, Law and Policy, University of Haifa; Information Society Project, Yale Law School, is publishing The New Irony of Free Speech in volume 20 of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review (2019). Here is the

Saudi Arabia, Immigration & The Midterm Elections

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Illinois Appellate Court Reinstates Biometric Privacy Action, Finding Potential Harm in Alleged Disclosure of Fingerprint to Outside Vendor

New Media and Technology Law

Late last month, an Illinois appellate court reversed a lower court’s dismissal of biometric privacy claims against a tanning salon franchisee that had collected the plaintiff’s fingerprint to allow entry in its own salon and any L.A. Tan salon location nationwide. ( Sekura v. Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc. 2018 IL App (1st) 180175 (Ill. 28, 2018)).

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Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

“Sick of my money funding crap.” A Fan’s Tweet. Subscription services are one of the few secular trends in the current economy that is not yet reactive to trade wars or interest rates. Subscription services are found in many areas of the economy, but music drives some of the big ones like Spotify, Amazon and Apple. But when fans find out that their money gets paid for music they never listen to performed by artists they would never listen to, it may give cord cutting a whole new meaning.

Breaking Practice Management News: Tabs3 Acquires CosmoLex to Expand in the Cloud

Media Law

There is major acquisition news today involving practice management technology. Software Technology LLC, developer of Tabs3 Software , a leading desktop law practice management program, has acquired CosmoLex , one of the leading cloud-based practice management platforms.

Leistner on Copyright Law on the Internet in Need of Reform

Media Law Prof Blog

Matthias Leistner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, has published Copyright Law on the Internet in Need of Reform: Hyperlinks, Online Platforms and Aggregators at 2017 JIPLP 136 (2018). Here is the abstract. This paper concerns the question whether a revision

3,121 desperate journeys: exposing a week of chaos under Trump's zero tolerance | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"They came to the US seeking a better life. They ended up behind bars. Thousands of documents analyzed by the Guardian provide the most comprehensive picture yet of what happened to immigrants prosecuted under the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy."

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Biometric Suits Continue, Including Recent Action Against IoT Company

New Media and Technology Law

Last December, we noted the continuing robust wave of Illinois biometric privacy suits.

Music Modernization Act Becomes Law – Mechanical Rights To Become Easier Just As Performance Rights May Become More Difficult

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, after passage by both chambers of Congress and signature by the President, the ‘‘ Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act’’ became law. The law underwent a few changes on its journey to approval, adding new provisions in the Senate to those which we summarized here upon its initial passage by the House. The Act retained its same principal purposes.

Breaking: Clio Acquires CRM Platform Lexicata, Will Launch New CRM Product, Clio Grow

Media Law

Kicking off his company’s Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans this morning, cofounder and CEO Jack Newton announced that Clio has acquired Lexicata , the cloud-based client-intake and client relationship management platform.

New York Magazine Takes a Look at Egypt's Prohibitions on "Fake News"

Media Law Prof Blog

In New York magazine, a discussion of Egyptian laws that forbid "fake news," and how the government uses them to tamp down dissent and criticism. Notes the magazine, "Under the Egyptian legislation, social-media accounts and blogs with over 5,000 followers

Proud Boys Street Gang Had A Weekend Of Coast-To-Coast Violence | HuffPost

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"For one weekend, a violent misogynistic and homophobic street gang of proto-fascists ran amok on the East Coast and West Coast, seeking out and then assaulting protesters in Portland, Oregon, and New York City. The Proud Boys ? a pro-Trump fraternity known for acts of violence ?

Common Software Licensing Language at Issue in IP Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Licensors of software typically utilize software license agreements providing for their ownership of the licensed software and related IP, as well as restrictions barring licensees from reverse engineering the code at issue. The scope of protection, of course, depends on the final language of the licensing agreement and disputes can arise when licensees decide to develop similar software in-house, or with a third party. Indeed, a recent case, Ford Motor Co. Versata Software Inc. , 15-10628 (E.D.

FCC Releases Draft Order to Eliminate Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Contracts, Relying on Online Public File to Make Documents Available

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC this week released its draft order proposing to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters file certain contracts relating to ownership and control with the Commission.

Chalk Up Another State that Has Adopted the Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

Another state has adopted the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers, bringing the total that have done so to 32. Related: Full list of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence. This week, the Vermont Supreme Court ordered amendments to the comments to Rule 1.1 of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct.

LawNext Episode 14: DoNotPay Founder Joshua Browder On Replacing Lawyers with Bots

Media Law

At just 17 years old, Joshua Browder made international news when he created DoNotPay , a chatbot that helped appeal parking tickets, reportedly saving motorists in the U.S. and UK some $16 million. Now 21, he has just released a series of apps designed to help consumers solve common legal problems without the help of a lawyer — including one to file small claims lawsuits in any U.S. jurisdiction.

MyCase Updates Include Lead Tracking, LEDES Billing, Dropbox Integration, and More

Media Law

I last wrote about MyCase in April, after I was given a briefing at ABA Techshow on updates and enhancements to the cloud-based practice management platform. Since then, MyCase has continued to add new features and capabilities.

LawNext Episode 15: Lexicata CEO Michael Chasin on His Company’s Acquisition by Clio

Media Law

It was big news earlier this month when practice management company Clio announced that it had acquired Lexicata , the first cloud-based CRM and client-intake platform for lawyers. It was the first acquisition by 10-year-old Clio, which says it will continue to operate Lexicata but will also develop its technology into a new, more advanced client-engagement platform, Clio Grow.

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Adobe Releases Major Updates to Acrobat DC, Including Integrated Adobe Sign

Media Law

Adobe today announced a number of enhancements to its Adobe Document Cloud intended to enhance collaboration around PDF documents, maximize mobility, and improve the overall PDF workflow and experience.

Wolters Kluwer and Alt Legal Extend Integration to International Trademark Materials

Media Law

Last year, I wrote about a partnership between legal publisher Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.

New Round of Rocket Matter Updates Adds Module for Insurance Defense and Speeds Batch Billing

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Breaking: ILTA Names New CEO

Media Law

The International Legal Technology Association today announced that Joy Heath Rush will become its CEO effective Oct. A longtime ILTA board member and past-president of the organization, Rush currently leads sales operations at Litera Microsystems, a global provider of content management software. She was formerly at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she was director of enterprise multimedia services and, earlier, director of applications.

LawNext Episode 13: Building Trust Through Blogs – A Conversation with LexBlog Founder Kevin O’Keefe

Media Law

Kevin O’Keefe believes that lawyers get their best work from relationships and a strong word-of-mouth reputation, and that blogging is the perfect way to build relationships and reputation. In 2003, he founded LexBlog , a company devoted to helping lawyers and law firms launch their own blogs. Today, LexBlog has grown to a network of nearly 20,000 legal professionals worldwide blogging on the platform.

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Law Practice Management Company PracticePanther Names New CEO

Media Law

The cloud law practice management company PracticePanther is announcing today that it has named Soumya Nettimi as its chief executive officer. Cofounder David Bitton, who has been CEO since starting the company in 2012, will remain with the company as chief marketing officer, and cofounder Ori Tamuz will continue as chief technology officer. This is the second major news development this week involving a practice management company. On Monday.

Oct. 22 NYU Panel Will Explore the Impact of Innovation on Law and Tech

Media Law

What is the impact of technology innovation on law practice? An Oct. 22 program at New York University School of Law will examine this question, and it will do so with a notable twist — the majority of the panelists are NYU Law graduates who left law practice to found or join legal technology companies. The program will feature a panel discussion, “Impact of Innovation,” that will look at key areas of innovation in law and the implications of technological change.

Starting Its Second Year, Global Legal Blockchain Group Unveils New Guides and World Tour of Briefings

Media Law

August marked the first anniversary of the formation of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium , an organization created to drive the adoption and standardization of blockchain in the legal industry. In that time, the GLBC has grown to have 125 organizations from 20 countries as members and is the third-largest blockchain consortia in the world in any industry, with major law firms and legal companies as members.

A Big Thanks to the First Sponsor of My LawNext Podcast

Media Law

Excuse this commercial interruption, but I wanted to acknowledge and extend a huge thank you to MyCase , the practice management company, for becoming the first sponsor of my recently launched podcast LawNext. Starting LawNext was somewhat of an experiment for me. As I explained in a recent post , I had been podcasting for 13 years as cohost of Lawyer2Lawyer on the Legal Talk Network.

LawNext Episode 12: Judging Judges – How Gavelytics’ Judicial Analytics are Reshaping Litigation

Media Law

What if a lawyer could know how a judge is likely to rule in a case or how heavy is a judge’s workload? Rick Merrill was a litigator at a large law firm who became frustrated over his inability to get meaningful information about the judges before whom he appeared. So last year, he launched Gavelytics , a California company that uses analytics and artificial intelligence to analyze docket data and provide lawyers with a range of insights about judges’ propensities, workloads and leanings.

A Momentous Week Shows that the Cloud Has Come of Age

Media Law

Last week was a perfect storm of breaking news in the world of cloud-based practice management software. It was a week that saw the acquisition by Tabs3 Software of CosmoLex , the appointment by PracticePanther of a new CEO , and the acquisition by Clio of CRM platform Lexicata , all bookended by Clio’s 10th anniversary on Monday and its Clio Cloud Conference on Thursday and Friday.

Clio Cloud Tech Preview: Voice App Tali Announces Several Updates

Media Law

With the Clio Cloud Conference coming up next week, several of the companies that will be exhibiting there are preparing announcements of new features and product enhancements. I’ll cover a few of those in advance of the conference and more once it kicks off. One company making several announcements is Tali , the voice-driven time-tracking application that I have written about several times before.

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