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Article 13: Let the Investigations Begin

Music Technology Policy

It remains to be seen how the legislative process on Article 13 will play out but it’s very clear what the European Parliament’s next step is–investigate how American multinational corporations attacked a duly elected government.

"Magic Hour," Series Featuring Young Journalist, Now Filming

Media Law Prof Blog

Currently filming in Vancouver, BC: Magic Hour (Apple/Paramount), a ten-episode series based on the life and stories of young journalist Hilde Lysiak. More here from Deadline Hollywood. and here, from Inside Vancouver

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Trending Topics / Law of Podcasting – Entertainment Law Update Episode 106

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 [link]. Here's what we talked about. SHORT DISCUSSION AT THE START LAWSUITS OVER CALL AT RAMS/SAINTS GAME: (Icebreaker-Can we all agree the halftime show needed more Spongebob?)

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Chatbots are Coming to Lexis Advance, to Help Guide Your Legal Research

Media Law

“What if legal research was more human, more like a conversation, the kinds we have among ourselves?”

Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy

Media Law Prof Blog

Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy The Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) seeks nominations for the 2018 Harry W. Stonecipher Award

Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effective

Broadcast Law Blog

As we wrote here , at the FCC’s December meeting, the FCC was scheduled to adopt an order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites. In fact, the Commission adopted that order before the meeting, and it today published the order in the Federal Register , meaning that it is effective as of today.

Lucy McBath On Gun Control Bill HR 8: “I Refuse To Let Anyone In This Ro.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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UK AI Company Luminance Gets $10 Million Series B Funding

Media Law

The UK company Luminance , an artificial intelligence platform for contract review, today announced that it has completed a Series B funding round of $10 million, at a valuation of $100 million. The funding was raised from existing investors Invoke Capital, Talis Capital and Slaughter and May.

Healy on Learned Hand and the Making of a Free Speech Dissent @SetonHallLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Healy, Seton Hall University School of Law, has published Anxiety and Influence: Learned Hand and the Making of a Free Speech Dissent at 50 Arizona State Law Journal 803 (2019). Here is the abstract. In this essay marking the

Digital Currency App’s Electronic User Agreement Held Enforceable

New Media and Technology Law

In a recent blog post, we wrote about how the Second Circuit found the arbitration clause in a web service’s terms and conditions unenforceable because the user did not have reasonable notice of the terms that were communicated via a hyperlink in a post-sale email.

Democratic party elites silence Ilhan Omar at their peril | Trita Parsi and Stephen Wertheim | Opinion | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"This week Democrats plunged into two controversies that portend danger for the party as the 2020 election season begins.

You Furnish Alexa, and He’ll Furnish the War

Music Technology Policy

When Hearst Artist Frederic Remington, cabled from Cuba in 1897 that “there will be no war,” William Randolph Hearst cabled back: “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” ” Time Magazine.

Startup Launching Today Will Develop Software to Help Firms and Organizations Better Use Data

Media Law

Making its official launch today is Infinnium , a software company that aims to redefine how law firms, corporations and other organizations interact with data in order to improve information management, information governance, regulatory and privacy compliance, and e-discovery. The Chantilly, Va.,

Arbel and Mungan on the Case Against Strict Defamation Laws @ProfArbel

Media Law Prof Blog

Yonathan A. Arbel, University of Alabama School of Law, and Murat C. Mungan, George Mason Law School, have published The Case Against Strict Defamation Laws. Here is the abstract. It is axiomatic that defamation law protects reputation. This proposition—common sensical

Copyright Royalty Board Announces Changes in Judges

Broadcast Law Blog

With the Copyright Royalty Board now in the early stages of the next proceeding to consider webcasting royalties (see our article here ) as well as other proceedings including the distribution of cable and satellite television royalties to TV programmers (see these CRB notices ), the Chief Judge of the CRB, Suzanne Barnett, announced her retirement earlier this month. The Librarian of Congress has announced that Copyright Royalty Judge Jesse Feder has been elevated to the Chief Judge’s position.

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Kaepernick Beat The NFL

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The MTP Podcast: The Truth About Streaming Royalties

Music Technology Policy

Chris Castle on how the streaming royalty allocation guarantees a declining royalty for artists. SHOW NOTES. The Trichordist Streaming Price Bible for 2018 . Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation . BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation . Laura Kobylecky, Making Fake Art: “1984”, The New Rembrandt, and The “Fake Artist” . MTP Podcasts Streaming Meltdown MTP Podcast streaming royalties

Law Firm Wilson Sonsini Launches Subsidiary to Develop Consumer-Facing Tech Products

Media Law

The law firm Wilson Sonsini today announced the launch of SixFifty , a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging companies.

Notice of Terms via Buried Link within a Post-Sale Email Unenforceable

New Media and Technology Law

In Starke v. SquareTrade, Inc. , 17-2474, 2019 WL 149628 (2d Cir.

David Gergen: There's no border emergency, it's a fake

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Gotta Whole Lotta Likes: Social Media Oppo to Article 13 Continues

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a few examples of what the Twitter campaign against Article 13 looks like, draw your own conclusions: Article 13 Fake News

LawNext Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation

Media Law

For some two decades, Mark Chandler has been a leading voice for innovation and technology in the operation of legal departments and the delivery of legal services. Executive vice president and chief legal officer at technology giant Cisco, he has been the company’s top lawyer since 2001 and a member of its legal department since 1996, when Cisco acquired Stratacom, where he had been general counsel.

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11th Circuit Affirms Lower Court Order Unsealing Grand Jury Transcripts In Moore's Ford Lynching Case

Media Law Prof Blog

The 11th Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling unsealing the grand jury transcripts in the Moore's Ford lynching case. A mob murdered two African-American couples at Moore's Ford, Walton County, Georgia, 1946. In 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

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Washington Legal Issues for TV Broadcasters – Where Things Stand

Broadcast Law Blog

Where do all the Washington DC legal issues facing TV broadcasters stand? While we try on this Blog to write about many of those issues, we can’t always address everything that is happening. Every few months, my partner David O’Connor and I update a list of the legal and regulatory issues facing TV broadcasters. That list of issues is published by TVNewsCheck and the latest version, published today, is available on their website, here.

Lucy McBath On Gun Control Bill HR 8: “I Refuse To Let Anyone In This Ro.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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#WholeLottaBots: Tracking the Meme Factory Against Article 13

Music Technology Policy

If you check these accounts, you may find that only a couple look real (including Doctorow). Who knows, but looks weird. Article 13 Uncategorized Arctic pirate party

Westlaw Edge Gets New ‘Precedent Analytics’ Showing the Cases and Courts Judges Rely On

Media Law

When Thomson Reuters unveiled its next-generation Westlaw Edge last July, it was the first time its legal research platform featured integrated litigation analytics , providing detailed docket analytics covering judges, courts, attorneys. and law firms, for both federal and state courts.

De Gregorio on Secret Filming and the Right To Inform Under A European Constitutional Perspective @unimib

Media Law Prof Blog

Giovanni De Gregorio, University of Milano-Bicocca, has published Secret Filming and the Right to Inform under an European Constitutional Perspective. The Case of Alpha Doryforiki v. Greece at 2 Rivista di diritto dei media 410 (2018). Here is the abstract

FEC Seeks Comment on Proposal for Change in TV Political Disclosures

Broadcast Law Blog

We usually think of the FCC as the agency that sets the details of the broadcast disclosure obligations for political candidate’s TV ads. But the Federal Election Commission has its own rules for political advertising that are binding on the candidates, rather than on the stations.

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This woman is wonderful. Word for Word: Excange between Rep. Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams (C-SPAN)

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@SusanWojcicki Thanks YouTube “Creators” for Making Her Rich

Music Technology Policy

Article 13 YouTube Meltdown

In E-Discovery Deal, OpenText Acquires Catalyst for $75 Million

Media Law

OpenText , a Canadian company that specializes in enterprise information management, has acquired Denver-based e-discovery company Catalyst Repository Systems , a provider of e-discovery technology for corporate legal departments and top law firms. The purchase price of the acquisition is approximately $75 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a statement by the company. Catalyst will be integrated into OpenText’s discovery products, the statement said.

Ramsey on Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law After Matal v. Tam @LPRamsey

Media Law Prof Blog

Lisa P. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, is publishing Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law After Matal v. Tam in volume 56 of the Houston Law Review. Here is the abstract. Trademark laws and free speech are

DOJ Reportedly to Review Impact of Digital Advertising on Broadcast Merger Review

Broadcast Law Blog

Press reports following a speech this week by the head of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have many in the broadcast industry paying attention.

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Rep Ilhan Omar tells the truth about pro-Israel AIPAC and gets smeared.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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@BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Spotify may still be running the fake artist grift. Aren’t you glad they got that new safe harbor in the MMA and they are the songwriters new partners in the MLC? via @BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation — Artist Rights Watch

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LawNext Episode 27: Founder Eric Elfman On Onit’s $200M Investment

Media Law

We thought 2018 was a banner year for investment in legal technology companies. But then, less than two weeks into 2019, the year got off to a roaring start with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit , a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation. To discuss one of the largest investments ever in a legal technology company, cofounder and CEO Eric M.

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