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Roman Polanski's Rape Case Moves Forward As Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss

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The director wants to return to the U.S. with the assurance that he's already served his time for the crime. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Roman Polanski

YouTube, Facebook and Moral Rights

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I was honored last year to have been asked to participate in a symposium on moral rights co-sponsored by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at the George Mason University School of Law.

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Global Songwriter and Composer Organizations Send Open Letter to RIAA Proposing Solution to Massive Failures to Accord Credit and Respect International Laws of Moral Rights

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[ For more information go to BASCA website.]. An Open Letter. 15 th August 2017. Mr. Cary Sherman. Mr. Mitch Glazier. Via email. Dear Messrs. Sherman and Glazier, It was with great disappointment that we read the recent RIAA comments to the Copyright Office in connection with moral rights; in particular, with regard to the right of attribution.

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Is this surprising? Netanyahu's policies share many commonalities of those who build the vast number of the monuments gto traitors between 1915 and 1925.

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The New Role of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) That’s Giving Businesses ‘Extraordinary’ Growth

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They’re “the new rainmakers” for your company. They’re needed everywhere — in the office teaching peers and in the field doing the work. Attracting and retaining them is “essential” to your organization’s success. This is what experts are saying about today’s subject matter experts (SMEs). But the landscape is changing quickly. Now there’s a new way for companies to discover the SMEs in their midst.

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Looking at Music Royalty Issues for Radio and TV Broadcasters

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Last week, I participated in a discussion about music royalties for broadcasters at the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention in Austin. Speaking on the panel with me were the heads of the Radio Music License Committee and the TV Music Licensing Committee.

Hasen on Cheap Speech and What It Has Done To American Democracy @UCILaw

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Richard L. Hasen, University of California, Irvine, School of Law, is publishing Cheap Speech and What It Has Done (to American Democracy) in the First Amendment Law Review. Here is the abstract. In a remarkably prescient article in a 1995

Showtime Sues to Stop Pirating of Mayweather-McGregor Fight

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The Aug. 26 fight will be shown live on pay-per-view but dozens of websites are already promoting unauthorized streams. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Why Successful Businesses Are Leading the Evolution of Learning & Development

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The landscape for today’s businesses is changing faster than ever. It isn’t simply a continuation of the evolution that’s existed for decades. It’s a whole new picture, involving fundamental, powerful transformations in what workplaces look like and how they operate. “Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work,” the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report says.

How Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have restarted the war on drugs | US news | The Guardian

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"How Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have restarted the war on drugs Under Obama, America’s addiction to mass incarceration seemed to fade.

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Looking for a New FM? – FCC Releases a Potential “Shopping List” of Channels that Will Be Available in a Future Auction

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It has been over two years since the last window allowing applicants to file for new FM stations (see our article here ). There had been some speculation that the number of requests for new allotments was decreasing, leaving the FCC with few FM channels to auction off and thereby breaking what had been an almost yearly start of a new FCC auction for new FM channels.

Fields on Campaign Speech and Discriminatory Intent

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Shawn Fields, University of San Diego School of Law, has published Is it Bad Law to Believe a Politician? Campaign Speech and Discriminatory Intent as San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-297. Here is the abstract. In the forty years

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Atari Sues Nestle Over 'Breakout' Kit Kat Ad

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The vintage gamer says the unauthorized use will likely prevent it from legitimately partnering with other candy brands. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

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Spotify to be Represented by Christopher Sprigman in Nashville Case

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In what I perceive to be a defining move, Spotify evidently has engaged Professor Christopher Sprigman to represent the company in the Nashville litigation (just the Bluewater case so far). Professor Sprigman’s appearance may signify how Spotify really feels about copyright, but we shall see. Those familiar with Professor Sprigman’s views will understand what I mean. I take butter on my popcorn

Rick Santorum Gets Crushed for saying racism debate is the problem

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Univision Loses Free Speech Argument Over Jenni Rivera Secrets

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A judge rules that a biopic about the late singer wasn't "routine investigative reporting," so the Spanish network must face a lawsuit for interfering with a nondisclosure agreement. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

Ryan Kavanaugh Hit With Fraud Suit From Hedge Fund Investor

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Carey Metz says Kavanaugh lied about Relativity's financial condition to land a loan. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Tiger Woods Sends Threat to Website Publishing Nude Photos

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Woods and actress Katharine McPhee are among several stars whose purported nude pictures appear on the site. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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Media Companies Just Got More Bad News in Gawker Bankruptcy

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A New York judge decides that California's free speech statute conflicts with federal rules. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Johnny Depp Said to Have Brought Money Battle to Government Investigators

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The actor's lawyers shopped around the case to several federal agencies, says one source. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online Johnny Depp

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YouTube Star Bethany Mota and Her Father Sued Over Failed Skincare Campaign

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Studio 71 says the star didn't keep up her end of an endorsement deal, but Mota's attorney says the company is just trying to avoid paying her. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Donald Trump's Military Transgender Ban Comes Up in Richard Simmons Lawsuit

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The fitness guru looks to save his defamation lawsuit against the publisher of National Enquirer. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Revives Defamation Lawsuit Against New York Times Over Slavery Quote

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Walter Block alleges that when the paper quoted him as saying slavery was "not so bad," it took his thoughts out of context. read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture Business THR Online

Joel Silver Sued for Wrongful Death in Assistant's Bora Bora Drowning

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The 'Die Hard' producer was traveling with Carmel Musgrove when she died on the island in August 2015. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Joel Silver

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Emmett/Furla Hit With $4.5M Fraud Lawsuit Over 'Inconceivable'

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Baker Entertainment says its co-producers have violated several key terms of their deal, meanwhile Emmett/Furla says the suit is "bogus and frivolous." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Donald Trump wrong that Charlottesville counter-protesters didn't have a permit

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Frederick Douglas speaking about President Andrew Jackson, a murderous perpetrator of genocide who Trump so admires he has a picture of him behind his desk. Think "Trail of Tears" folk. Frederick Douglas was speaking about him. If the shoe fits Trump.

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Frederick Douglas speaking about President Andrew Jackson, a murderous perpetrator of genocide who Trump so admires he has a picture of him behind his desk. Think "Trail of Tears" folk. Frederick Douglas was speaking about him. If the shoe fits Trump.

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Trump's evangelical panel remains intact as others disband. Here are his religious cheerleaders | US news | The Guardian

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"Donald Trump was forced to disband two business advisory councils and an infrastructure panel after some of America’s most prominent business leaders fled their posts, protesting against Trump’s statements appeasing white nationalist marchers at the weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The racist history of evangelicals proves they’re a perfect match with Trump: Why the religious right’s love for The Donald makes sense - Salon.com

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"But really, this evangelical fervor for Trump isn’t all that surprising when you consider the history of the religious right in this country, a history which suggests these voters are less motivated by faith than they are motivated by conservative ideology.

Franklin Graham Encourages Evangelicals to Think of Trump as Moses or David • ChurchLeaders.com

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"On Tuesday, Donald Trump held a meeting in New York with over 900 Evangelical leaders and conservative Catholics to allay some of their concerns about him.

Franklin Graham: 'Shame on Politicians' for Blaming Trump

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"Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, sharply criticized politicians who are blaming President Donald Trump for the violence in Charlottesville, Va." (Via.). Via.). Franklin Graham: 'Shame on Politicians' for Blaming Trump

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The Test of Nazism That Trump Failed - The New York Times

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1, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. 2, racism, the least racist person.” So the president said at a news conference in February. These words left me uneasy. A moment ago, as I was looking at photographs of young men in Charlottesville, Va.,

Joint Chiefs Denounce Racism After Trump's Comments : The Two-Way : NPR

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"Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — high-ranking military officials who advise the president — appeared to distance themselves from President Trump by publicly condemning racism in the aftermath of Trump's comments about the attack in Charlottesville.