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Nielsen Looks for Injunction Against ComScore Over TV Ratings

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A service that just targets the television market and uses proprietary technology and data is alleged to violate a contract. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Fueled by Trump’s Tweets, Anthem Protests Grow to a Nationwide Rebuke - The New York Times

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"On three teams, nearly all the football players skipped the national anthem altogether. Dozens of others, from London to Los Angeles, knelt or locked arms on the sidelines, joined by several team owners in a league normally friendly to President Trump.

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Register your DMCA Agent by December 31 or risk losing your “safe-harbor” protection against copyright infringement lawsuits.

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Earlier this year, the copyright office finalized the plan to modernize the process for registering your DMCA Agent. Registration offers important protections for all operators of online service providers. This includes you if you have a website, blog, podcast or other online presence. Operators of sites with a registered DMCA Agent can benefit from a “safe harbor” providing immunity from certain kinds of infringement suits if they comply with some basic protocols.

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Fox Fights Back Against Defamation Lawsuit Brought Over Seth Rich Story

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From NPR: Fox News is trying to derail a defamation lawsuit filed by Rod Wheeler, who alleges that the network has attributed statements to him in an article regarding a story about the death of Seth Rich in order to

Sheryl Sandberg is shocked, shocked that there is bad behavior on Facebook

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This has been a bad few weeks for two out of the four members of the FANG cartel–Facebook and Google.

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Langvardt on Regulating Online Content Moderation @DetroitMercyLaw

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Kyle Langvardt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, is publishing Regulating Online Content Moderation in volume 106 of the Georgetown Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. The Supreme Court held in 2017 that “the vast democratic forums of

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@maureendowd: Will Mark Zuckerberg ‘Like’ This Column?

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“It’s great when the emperor is Marcus Aurelius. It’s not so great when the emperor is Caligula.”. WASHINGTON — The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of his little invention to warp democracy.

Taylor Swift Sued Over "Shake It Off" Lyrics

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The songwriters behind 3LW's "Playas Gon' Play" say the tune infringes on their lyrics. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Taylor Swift

Reminder: Repacking Transition Progress Report Must Be Filed by Repacked TV Stations by October 10

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The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice ( available here ) reminding all TV stations (including Class A TV stations) that are changing channels as a result of the TV incentive auction, including those receiving compensation from auction payments for moving from UHF to VHF channels, that they must file their first quarterly Transition Progress Report no later than October 10, 2017.

The Racial Demagoguery of Trump’s Assaults on Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry. President Trump’s assault on athletes, particularly prominent black ones, is is part of his larger culture war. Divide. Inflame. Confuse. Divert. And rule. | The New Yorker

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"Every day, and in countless and unexpected ways, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, finds new ways to divide and demoralize his country and undermine the national interest. On Tuesday, he ranted from the lectern of the U.N.

Sobel on Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis @BKCHarvard

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Benjamin L. Sobel, Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is publishing Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis in the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts. Here is the abstract. As automation supplants more forms of labor

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Professor Goldman Puts His Finger on the Problem With the CDA Safe Harbor for Sex Trafficking

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The Senate Commerce Committee held hearings this week on amending the tech industry’s safe harbor in the Communications Decency Act that protects pimps and other human traffickers who use the Internet to facilitate child rape. As became apparent in the hearing, the Internet Association (aka Google) is very much opposed to any change in its safe harbor protection. (Big

Hollywood's Use of "Stolen" Computer Technology Tests Ownership Theories

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In a bid to dismiss a lawsuit, Disney, Fox, and Paramount distinguish between human and technological output. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

What to Do With the On-Air Employee Who Becomes a Candidate for Elective Office?

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It seems like about this time as we begin to near the end of the year that broadcasters contemplate their future. And it seems like that brings many to contemplate moving from behind the microphone to being in front of it – by running for public office.

Rula Jebreal‏Verified account @rulajebreal 2h2 hours ago More American history shows that civil disobedience is not a departure from democracy, it is essential to it. I will never forget this day in 1968, siting on my best friends couch. I laughed so hard and we slapped five until I fell onto the floor.

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Jury to Decide Whether or Not "Comic-Con" Has Become Generic

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A judge issues a summary judgment opinion in a trademark lawsuit brought by the organizers of the most popular one in San Diego. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Appeals Court: Rolling Stone Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Story

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The 2nd Circuit rules two UVA fraternity members have plausibly made claims how the story was "of and concerning" them while also accepting a group defamation theory. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

Conan O'Brien to Probe Whether Copyright Office Was Duped by Tom Brady Joke

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Or at least the comedian's lawyers will in the midst of a copyright case. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Johnny Depp's Sister and Assistant Dragged Into Business Managers Lawsuit

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Christi Dembrowski, Nathan Holmes and several others are now named as cross-defendants in the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Johnny Depp

Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Gains Support From Law Professors

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"No one in our nation is above the law, not even the President," states an amicus brief. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Television Culture Politics THR Online

Starz Beats 'Power' Copyright Lawsuit

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A writer had claimed the series infringes on his rights in 'Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid.' read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Shia LaBeouf Says Calling Bartender "Racist" Was Protected Speech

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The actor's lawyer says a lawsuit over the April encounter is "completely frivolous." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Shia LaBeouf

LeBron James Calls Donald Trump a BUM!

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The White Trash Theory of Donald Trump | New Republic

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"Is Donald Trump a white trash icon? His hair is as teased and artificial as Dolly Parton’s; his eternally pursed lips recall Elvis’s, minus the sensuality; his orange skin suggests the kind of cosmetic mask that Tammy Faye Bakker once kept between herself and her viewers.

N.F.L.: Steelers Won’t Participate During Anthem; Live Updates - The New York Times

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"N.F.L. players and owners, already on edge after critical statements made by President Trump at a rally on Friday night, woke up on game day to another series of tweets from the president, this time calling for football fans to boycott N.F.L.

Jimmy Kimmel Fights Back Against Bill Cassidy, Lindsey Graham & Chris Ch.

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The dark racial sentiment in Trump's NBA and NFL criticism CNN Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Updated 5:31 PM ET, Sat September 23, 2017

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Washington (CNN)In the last 24 hours, President Donald Trump has criticized NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem and NBA superstar Steph Curry for expressing ambivalence about whether or not to attend the traditional White House celebration for champions in professional sports.

Facebook’s Belated Awakening - The New York Times

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"Companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google have become a huge force in the political system and in society broadly. While their executives have eagerly embraced their status as disrupters and innovators, they have been reluctant to acknowledge that their creations have been used to do harm.

Trump On NFL Anthem Kneelers: ‘Get That Son Of A B * Off The Field -.Trump must go, he has no respect for the Constitution he swore to protect. He is attacking it's central freedom in this speech.What a horrible man and a terrible President.

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All-Star Concert to End Global Poverty Brings Lawsuit Over Video Footage

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Mammoth Entertainment says it got cut out of a Hugh Jackman-narrated documentary and now wants to enjoin Global Citizen from further exploiting video content. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Stevie Wonder Settles Dispute With Longtime Lawyer's Widow

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The widow sued, claiming royalty payments stopped two years after her husband's death and were supposed to continue forever. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Stevie Wonder

Mel Gibson Movie Producer Moves to Stop Director's 'Bogus' Bid to Halt Distribution

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Nicolas Chartier's Voltage hit back at Farhad Safinia, saying he's misleading a court and the Copyright Office by omitting a "Certificate of Authorship" and co-writers. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Mueller Seeks A Long List Of Donald Trump Docs In Growing Russia Probe |.

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Obama's Assessment Of The Graham-Cassidy Bill

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