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Ravel Launches Law Firm Analytics

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The legal research service Ravel Law today announced the launch of a new feature, Firm Analytics, that provides insights on law firms’ litigation histories that can be used for competitive intelligence and research into firms’ litigation activity. I am traveling today and have not seen this new feature. Ravel CEO Daniel Lewis says it can be […]. The post Ravel Launches Law Firm Analytics appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Ravel Law

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Fox News Seeks Sanctions for "Hoax" Lawsuit As Andrea Tantaros' Lawyer Renews Spying Claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cable news network demands sanctions as Andrea Tantaros' lawyer suggests something sinister. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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How Roger Ailes' Death Could Complicate Legal Claims Over His Fox News Tenure

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The internal investigation should be clear-cut, but lawsuits raise complex questions about hearsay. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Fox News Channel Roger Ailes

Casetext Expands Its CARA Research Assistant, Adding Suggestions Of Relevant Briefs

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Fresh on the heels of Casetext’s legal research assistant CARA being named new product of the year, Casetext is today introducing an expansion of CARA that adds briefs to its suggested results. This means that, in addition to finding relevant — but possibly overlooked — case law, CARA also finds relevant briefs. Casetext is calling this new feature […].

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Google’s Self-driven “Carma”

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: We’re pleased to publish this guest post written by Maria Schneider , a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators , and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.

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FCC Proposes Regulatory Fees to Be Paid Later This Year – Questions about Allocation of Radio Fees, TV Satellite Stations, and Small Entity Exceptions

Broadcast Law Blog

Each year, the FCC is required by Congress to collect regulatory fees to cover the costs of its operations. All entities regulated by the FCC contribute to the amount necessary to cover the FCC’s costs – fees being allocated by the proportion of the total number of FCC employees needed to regulate a particular service.

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Did federal inmate population drop under Obama for first time since Carter? True do to policies implemented by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder

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Cronin on Seeing Is Believing: The Ongoing Significance of Symbolic Representation of Musical Works in Copyright Infringement Disputes @USCGouldLaw

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Charles Patrick Desmond Cronin, USC Gould School of Law, has published Seeing is Believing: The Ongoing Significance of Symbolic Representations of Musical Works in Copyright Infringement Disputes. Here is the abstract. Since the mid-twentieth Century the development of audio recording

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FCC Budget Showcases Rapidly Shrinking Media Regulatory Agency

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Don't expect much policing of indecency, competition and discrimination as chairman Ajit Pai may be overseeing massive staffing cuts. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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16 Additions To My List Of Legal Startups

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Here are 16 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 647 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. Company Description Country Apeer Apeer is an app for attorneys that quickly gets court appearances covered by well-qualified special […]. The post 16 Additions To My List Of Legal Startups appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General startups

Watch This Space: The #irespectmusic Podcast Coming Soon!

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Watch this space for the #irespectmusic podcast , hosted by Karoline Kramer Gould! Listen to the trailer here! irespectmusic campaign #irespectmusic #irespectmusic podcast Karoline Kramer-Gould

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Asians With “Very Familiar Profiles”: How Princeton’s Admissions Officers Talk About Race

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Racism as American as Sweet Potato pie. My elementary school teachers used to describe me, in front of my face, as the "Negro school who reads so well". "A

Rebel Wilson's Defamation Lawsuit Against Bauer Media Begins In Melbourne Court

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Australian actress Rebel Wilson (What To Expect When You're Expecting, Pitch Perfect 2) is suing Bauer Media, the publisher of the Australian magazine Woman's Day and other publications, for running stories that claim she falsified her age, facts about her

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'America's Got Talent' Producer Sued by Contestant for "Traumatizing" Her Daughter

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jane Doe claims her daughter received "abusive treatment." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online America's Got Talent

New Wolters Kluwer Product Tracks Federal Developments — And Is Free For Now

Media Law

It’s a maelstrom of activity in our nation’s capital these days, making it all the harder for lawyers to keep up with federal developments and separate truth from rumor. Cognizant of that, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has launched a new product, the Federal Developments Knowledge Center, designed to help legal professionals stay on top […].

FCC Officially Starts Proceedings to Abolish Main Studio Rule and Review All Other Broadcast Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

As expected, at its monthly open meeting yesterday, the FCC started two proceedings of particular importance to broadcasters. The first looks at the abolition of the main studio rules. The second asks for comments on all of the other rules affecting broadcasters and other media companies to see which are ripe for appeal. For the most part, the proposals as adopted mirrored the draft orders released for public review back at the end of April, which we summarized here.

Joe: You Can Start Calling Russia Investigation A Scandal | Morning Joe.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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@KRSFOW: The Future of What Podcast on the Latest Department of Justice Attack on Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

In case you didn’t notice, the Trump Department of Justice is appealing the Obama Department of Justice loss in the 100% licensing ruling by Judge Stanton in the BMI Rate Court. Judge Stanton struck down the DOJ’s unfair and unlawful attack on songwriters. This podcast by Portia Sabin on the Future of What was recorded before the appeal, but tells you all you need to know about what is at issue in the bizarre Department of Justice appeal.

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As One Practice Management Site Shuts Down, Another Offers Its Customers Free Access

Media Law

Well, this is enterprising of them. Following my report earlier this week that LexisNexis Firm Manager will go dark on Oct. 31, another practice management company announced that it will offer free subscriptions to Firm Manager’s customers. Case.one says it will provide a free subscription for a period equivalent to the remainder of the Firm Manager […].

SoundExchange Acquires CMRRA – What Does it Mean for Music Licensing?

Broadcast Law Blog

This week SoundExchange, the non-profit rights organization that collects the royalties paid by digital music companies for the public performance in the United States of sound recordings, announced that it had acquired CMRRA (the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, Ltd). CMRRA licenses the reproduction rights to musical works in Canada.

Evil unleashed in America by the Trump administration. The Seven-Year Saga of One Undocumented Student in Georgia - The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"In 2013, after a legal battle that had already stretched on for three years, Jessica Colotl, a twenty-six-year-old paralegal who was born in Mexico and raised in Georgia, thought that her immigration troubles were finally over.

A Guide to the Department of Justice Ruling on “100% Licensing”

Music Technology Policy

To better understand the recent DOJ appeal of 100% licensing from the BMI rate court, we offer a repost of this article. The Department of Justice–once again doing its best to crush small business–has appealed the BMI ruling ( copy of DOJ appeal here ). MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY. By Steve Winogradsky and Chris Castle , all rights reserved. The recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Justice in United States v. Broadcast Music, Inc. and United States v.

Judge Explores Boundaries of Authorship With Nods to 'Star Wars,' Spike Lee and 'Love Actually'

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Modded video games get likened to movies in a tour de force of legal writing. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

On Law Technology Now: A Conversation With Legal Information Institute Cofounder Tom Bruce On Its 25th Anniversary

Media Law

Founded 25 years ago, the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School was the first-ever legal website. Rather than rest on its laurels, the LII continues to be a leader today in providing free and open access to law. On the LII’s 25th anniversary, I speak with cofounder Tom Bruce about its origins and where […].

FCC Details Window for LPTV Stations and TV Translators Displaced by the Incentive Auction to Seek New Channels

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC last week released a Public Notice describing the process for the filing of applications for replacement channels for LPTV stations and TV translators that are displaced by the incentive auction.

Disturbing, deep-rooted patterns in Staten Island's racial geography

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Army Major Danny Sjursen, who grew up in Midland Beach, shares his research and reflections in a report that's intended to get Staten Islanders talking. Read Advance editor Brian J. Laline's introduction here. And comment on this report when you're done reading.

The MTP Podcast: The Consequences of DOJ’s New Rule on 100% Licensing with David Lowery, Steve Winogradsky and Chris Castle

Music Technology Policy

The Department of Justice–once again doing its best to crush small business–has appealed the BMI ruling ( copy of DOJ appeal here ). MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY. David Lowery, Steve Winogradsky and Chris Castle discuss the implications of the new rule by the U.S. Department of Justice re-interpreting the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees to require 100% licensing and prohibiting partial withdrawal.

James Bond Fan Fights MGM's Bid to Toss Box Set Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The definitions of "all" and "every" are at the center of the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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In Possible First, New Lexis Advance CivPro Practice Guide Includes Embedded Videos

Media Law

In what it says is an industry first for a legal research platform, LexisNexis today is launching a multimedia civil procedure practice guide within Lexis Advance that includes not only text but also a series of more than 150 short videos embedded within the content. The new practice guide, The Wagstaffe Group Practice Guide: Federal […]. The post In Possible First, New Lexis Advance CivPro Practice Guide Includes Embedded Videos appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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Reporters Who Live-Tweet the Bill Cosby Trial Could Face Jailing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jury selection in the entertainer's sexual assault trial begins on Monday. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Culture THR Online

Stars of TLC's 'The Little Couple' Seek to Reclaim Rights, Collect Profits Share

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jen Arnold and Bill Klein throw themselves into the ongoing litigation between LMNO and Discovery as their show's future hangs in the balance. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Producer Hits Back on Amber Heard Sexploitation Claim With Johnny Depp Accusations

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Chris Hanley says in court papers that "London Fields" has been "sabotaged" by an actress bowing to pressure from a jealous husband. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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FCC Moves Forward on Rolling Back Title II Net Neutrality

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The agency's commissioners vote 2-1 to take the first step towards reversing classification of broadband as a utility. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Disney Seeks Dismissal of 'Zootopia' Copyright Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio tells a judge that its hit animated film is nothing like the one pitched by the writer of "Total Recall." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online