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Is your Podcast subject to COPPA?

Gordon P. Firemark

Recently, many YouTube creators have struggled with/complained loudly about the platform’s new rules for designating content directed at children. This, of course has led podcasters, too to become concerned and to wonder whether COPPA applies to them.

Repost: The American Law Institute’s Restatement Scandal: The Futility of False “Unity”

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: This is a post from 2/6/18 with an update from this week as noted. MTP readers also might want to re-read this post about Spotify lawyer’s gratuitous attack on David Lowery.].

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The Return of 100% Licensing and the Expansion of the Blanket License

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Who can forget the nightmare of the Justice Department’s counterproductive flirtation with 100% licensing the last time the DOJ reviewed the consent decrees. ( We covered the 100% licensing head fake in a podcast and a guide to 100% licensing.).

Aswad on Protecting Freedom of Expression @EvelynAswad

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Evelyn Aswad, University of Oklahoma College of Law, is publishing To Protect Freedom of Expression, Why Not Steal Victory from the Jaws of Defeat? in volume 77 of the Washington & Lee Law Review (2020). Here is the abstract. Global

Representative Val Demings Schools AG Barr On Policing Comments | The La.

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ALSP Startup Seeks to Disrupt the Hiring, Training and Cost of New Lawyers, While Also Increasing Diversity

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Few would argue with the proposition that law firm hiring is dysfunctional.

I have a new podcast for showbiz professionals!

Gordon P. Firemark

A few weeks ago, I quietly began releasing episodes of a new podcast, called More, Better, Faster! Success Strategies for Show Business Professionals.

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Cheerleader Punished for Taking a Knee Is Awarded $145,000 By Derrick Bryson Taylor Dec.

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Startup Alley Voting Ends Friday; Here Are the Standings So Far

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Friday is the last day to cast your vote to select the 15 legal technology startups that will participate in the fourth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2020.

Shiver me Timbers

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/115.

Why Creators Should Care About Google v. Oracle in the Supreme Court–@artistrights Watch

Music Technology Policy

There’s a case shaping up in the U.S. Supreme Court that I haven’t paid too much attention to–but suddenly realized it’s something we should all care about because it could set precedent for fair use cases for decades to come: Google v. Oracle.

Reddit Warms Subreddit Forum About Language Used Regarding Whistleblower

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CNN reports that Reddit has "warned" those who use the Reddit "The Donald" subreddit forum not to harass or try to "out" the whistleblower who filed a formal complaint that has led to the impeachment inquiry currently going on in

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Ravel Cofounder Leaves LexisNexis, Joins Axiom Spin-Off Knowable

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Nicholas (Nik) Reed was two months out of Stanford Law School when he and classmate Daniel Lewis cofounded the legal research company Ravel Law. Becoming its COO, he helped drive its growth.

Retailer Reminder: FTC Releases Guidance for Social Media Influencers

New Media and Technology Law

With the online shopping season in full swing, the FTC decided that online retailers might benefit from a reminder as to the dos and don’ts for social media influencers. Thus, the FTC released a new guide, “ Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers ,” that reiterates its repeated position about the responsibility of “influencers” to disclose “material” connections with brands when endorsing products in online posts.

As if it weren’t hard enough: @TheFOWShow Covers the Direct Shot Supply Chain Debacle

Music Technology Policy

If you are lucky enough to have an independent record store in your community today (mine is the fabulous Waterloo Records) , you may not realize just how lucky you really are. For an independent record store to have survived the last 20 years is something of a modern miracle. (I I think the Waterloo story should be a Harvard Business School case study, frankly.). It’s also important to realize that physical configurations contributed to 25% of global recorded music revenues in 2018.

Scottish Parliament To Consider Draft Bill On Defamation

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The Scottish Parliament is set to consider a draft Defamation bill, the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. The drafters intend to codify the treatment of defamation, which is now "spread across several statutes and areas of common law," according

Exclusive: New Video Shows Border Patrol Account of Child’s Death Was No.

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In Unique Partnership, Two Legal Research Companies to Co-Develop Products

Media Law

In The Godfather Part II , Michael Corleone famously said, “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”

DOJ Seeking to End Movie Studio and Theater Antitrust Decrees amidst Streaming Competition – A New Opportunity in Theatrical Distribution?

New Media and Technology Law

For the film and media distribution industries, this year has been action-packed. Production budgets are skyrocketing and new digital services have been announced or are launching with each passing month. The streaming wars are upon us. Moreover, the FCC recently voted to treat streaming services as “effective competition” to traditional cable providers (or MVPDs), thereby triggering basic cable rate de-regulation in parts of Hawaii and Massachusetts.

@musictechsolve: Defiance or Collaboration? The Role of the Presidential Signing Statement in MLC Board Appointments

Music Technology Policy

[This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions]. Even though they have a long history, Presidential Signing Statements are not exactly front and center in every civics class or constitutional public law class in America. You may be hearing about them for the first time now. But that doesn’t mean they have not been an important part of Constitutional law-making and jurisprudence.

Opinion | What Kamala Harris’s Campaign Teaches Us - The New York Times

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"It is worth exploring the election system in this country and who benefits from it. Kamala Harris entered the presidential race with a bang. She announced her candidacy on Martin Luther King Day and not only raised $1.5

Opinion | The American Health Care Industry Is Killing People - The New York Times

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"Yes, transitioning to a more equitable system might eliminate some jobs. But the status quo is morally untenable. Life expectancy continues to rise in other wealthy countries, but not in the United States, researchers just reported.

Chris Hayes On William Barr's ‘Disgusting, Despicable View’ | All In | M.

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Opinion | Democrats, Don’t Overreach on Impeachment - The New York Times

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"Like Nixon, Trump is accused of many things. But only one matters. The summer of 1998 was not an auspicious time for me to start work as a young White House lawyer.

Opinion | Black Scholars Are Not ‘Rare Creatures’ - The New York Times

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"LOS ANGELES — In late November, the president of Purdue University, Mitch Daniels, told students that he will soon “be recruiting one of the rarest creatures in America — a leading, I mean a really leading, African-American scholar.” Creatures?” a student asked. Come on.” “It’s

Adam Schiff speaks after House Democrats release impeachment report

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Sex tourism in The Gambia | What Gambians think about sex tourism in the.

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AG Barr Questions Findings From IG Report | Morning Joe | MSNBC. The most crooked Attorney General since John Mitchell during the Nixon Administration. He has lied and perjured himself repeatedly and now this continued thuggery.

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Trump cannot be investigated, prosecuted or impeached, even if he shoots someone, the president’s lawyers say - The Washington Post

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"No, the following headline is not from the Onion. “In In court hearing, Trump lawyer argues a sitting president would be immune from prosecution even if he were to shoot someone,” The Post reported Wednesday. This is an even more shocking assertion of executive impunity than it initially seems.

And Now Another State Adopts Duty of Tech Competence, Bringing Total to 38

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When it rains it pours. Earlier today, I wrote about adoption of the duty of technology competence by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Now comes word of another U.S. state adopting the duty, bringing the total number of states to 38.

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Duty of Tech Competence Comes to Canada

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Ever since 2012, when the American Bar Association amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to include a duty of technology competence, adoption has spread across the United States , with 37 states having now formally adopted some version of Model Rule 1.1, Comment 8. But the U.S.

Republican Gangster Conspiracy

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The True Story Behind ‘The Irishman’

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Lawyer Examines Impeachment Defenses (Real Law Review)

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Illegal vs. impeachable: What’s the difference?

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Opinion | Donald Trump, Meet Your Precursor - The New York Times

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"Donald Trump, Meet Your Precursor By Manisha SinhaNov. 29, 2019, 6:00 a.m.