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New Ethics Principles Call for Proficiency in Technology, Caution in Social Media, for Canadian Judges

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Two years ago, I wrote a column calling for the duty of technology — which applies to lawyers in 39 states — to be extended to judges. While that has not happened in the United States, it has now happened in Canada.

Ugland on Hacks, Leaks, and Data Dumps: The Right to Publish Illegally Acquired Information Twenty Years After Bartnicki v. Vopper @ErikUgland

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Erik Ugland, Marquette University, is publishing Hacks, Leaks, and Data Dumps: The Right to Publish Illegally Acquired Information Twenty Years After Bartnicki v. Vopper in volume 96 of the Washington Law Review (2021). Here is the abstract. This Article addresses

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The (late) May Episode – Entertainment Law Update Podcast #133

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/133. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post The (late) May Episode – Entertainment Law Update Podcast #133 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark. Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

Fidler on The New Editors: Refining First Amendment Protections for Internet Platforms @mailynfidler

Media Law Prof Blog

Mailyn Fidler, Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is publishing The New Editors: Refining First Amendment Protections for Internet Platforms in the Notre Dame Law School Journal on Emerging Technology (2021). Here is the abstract. Forthcoming) This

The 50 Dollar Handshake Goes to Washington: Payola, Spotify and Steering Agreements

Music Technology Policy

It will be old news to MTP readers, but Spotify has yet another feature that smacks of pay to play, or what is sometimes called “payola.” ” We’ve seen all of this before in a few different manifestations over the years, but this time a couple of Congressmen sent a letter about it to billionaire Daniel Ek, Spotify’s CEO. See the Artist Rights Alliance op ed and Ashley Cullins reporting in The Hollywood Reporter.

Employment 2.0: Automated Toolset Helps Employers Navigate the New Workplace

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As we emerge from the pandemic, it is clear that the workplace of 2021 and beyond is going to be drastically different than the workplace of yesteryear.

Celebrating 15 Years of the Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

We are celebrating our birthday. Last week marked 15 years since the first short articles were published on this blog, with an official welcome being posted once we decided that we really could find something to regularly write about – that welcome posted 15 years ago Friday.

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White House Correspondents' Association Announces New Scholarship at University of Tennessee @whca

Media Law Prof Blog

The White House Correspondents' Association has announced the Carter Holland Memorial Scholarship at the University of Tennessee. The scholarship honors the late Carter Holland, son of Lucie and Steven Holland. Steven Holland is a well-known journalist who has covered the

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With Faith in Their Hearts

Music Technology Policy

The Final Formation: U.S. Forces Cemetary, Normandy, France. “And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory? Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms.

FCC Implements Supreme Court Order Reinstating 2017 Ownership Rule Changes, and Asks for Updating of Record of 2018 Quadrennial Review

Broadcast Law Blog

The Newspaper Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule is Finally Dead – And More Ownership Rule Changes – Including for Radio – Are to be Considered.

6Yr-Old Boy Shot While Retrieving Bike, Alleged Attacker Back In Custody.

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Schafer on Whether Houchins Matters @MatthewSchafer

Media Law Prof Blog

Matthew Schafer, ViacomCBS; Fordham University School of Law, has published Does Houchins Matter? Here is the abstract. Houchins v. KQED, Inc. is an enigma. The issue presented by the case was whether the press had a special right of access

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Folie à deux: Will the Copyright Royalty Board Share the Madness of Pretending That Songwriters Aren’t Affected by Economic Inflation?

Music Technology Policy

It is difficult to understand the reasons why, but the current proposal for mechanical royalty rates before the Copyright Royalty Board do not include an index for inflation.

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Flipping Bird During Zoom Hearing Costs Lawyer $3,000

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These days, the duty of technology competence requires lawyers not only to know how to use Zoom, but also to remember that it can record you. It seems a lawyer inconveniently forgot that fact when he flipped the bird during his opponent’s appellate argument on Zoom, and then denied it.

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Congress Asks Spotify for Information About Promotional Royalty Rates – Is This Much Ado About the Way the Interactive Music Marketplace is Designed to Work?

Broadcast Law Blog

In Class with Carr, Ep. 66: Critical Race Theory and the Cold Civil War

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A $20 million Arena Ticket for Frozen Mechanicals: The 1% Rumor vs. the Crucible of Cross Examination

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers following the “frozen mechanicals” topic over on The Trichordist will have seen the rather touchy response to the discussion by three songwriter members of the Nashville Songwriters Association International who apparently are actually participating in the offending Copyright Royalty Board rate-setting proceeding. . What Would TR Do?

Above the Law Founder David Lat On His Move from Blogging to Substack

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In a post here last month, The Lawyers of Substack , I wrote about lawyers who are publishing newsletters on Substack , a platform that has drawn big-name writers for its model that makes it easy to publish and monetize newsletters.

Reports that Facebook Will End Policy of Not Censoring Politician’s Posts – How Other Communications Platforms are Regulated on Political Speech

Broadcast Law Blog

According to press reports (see this story in Verge and this one in the Washington Post), Facebook will end its policy of not subjecting posts by elected officials to the same level of scrutiny by its Oversight Board that it applies to other users of its platform.

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Black and Latino communities are left behind in Covid-19 vaccination efforts | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"" You haven’t highlighted anything yet When you select text while you’re reading, it'll appear here. Black and Latino communities are left behind in Covid-19 vaccination efforts By Gloria Oladipo The Guardian Stanisha Land receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczy?ski/Reuters

Pogácsás on András Koltay: New Media and Freedom of Expression: Rethinking the Constitutional Foundations of the Public Sphere (Book Review)

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Anett Pogácsás, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, has published András Koltay: New Media and Freedom of Expression: Rethinking the Constitutional Foundations of the Public Sphere (Book Review) at 8 Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law 425 (2020). Here is

@thetrichordist: Coalition of Songwriter Groups Call on Copyright Royalty Board for Fairness and Transparency on Frozen Mechanicals

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on The Trichordist. It is a letter from a coalition of US and international songwriter groups to the Copyright Royalty Board about the frozen mechanical issue. If you want to write your own comment to the Copyright Royalty Board about frozen mechanicals, send your comment to crb@loc.gov. For background, we have this frozen mechanicals explainer as a 20 Questions Sidebar. ]. MUSIC CREATORS NORTH AMERICA. May 17, 2021. Via Electronic Delivery.

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Thomson Reuters Launches AI-Powered Contract Analysis Tool in HighQ

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Thomson Reuters is getting into the game of AI-powered contract analysis with the launch today of HighQ Contract Analysis , a contract review tool that uses machine learning to find answers to specific legal questions.

Low Power FM Back In Front of FCC – Another Proposal to Raise Power and Word of a New Filing Window

Broadcast Law Blog

Low Power FM is back in the news this week. As we noted a week ago in our summary of FCC regulatory actions, a Petition for Rulemaking has been filed by REC Networks asking that the maximum authorized power for LPFM stations be raised from 100 to 250 watts. The hope among LPFM advocates is that an increase in power will allow such stations to increase service in their communities. REC asks that this proposal be adopted based entirely on mileage separation rules (i.e.,

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue June 9, 2021 Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald, via Getty Images “The right to vote is everything in a democracy. Without influence over power, you are completely vulnerable to that power.

First Amendment Watch Panel Discussion: Reclaiming the Narrative Video Now Available @FirstAmendWatch @LidskyLidsky @sjquinney @UGASchoolofLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

From First Amendment Watch: Video of the May 19th FAW panel discussion, Reclaiming the Narrative: Defamation Lawsuits and the 2020 Election, featuring Lyrissa Lidsky, Jonathan Peters, and RonNell Anderson Jones. Link here

And Now Another Legal Tech IPO: LegalZoom Files To Go Public

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I just wrote about Intapp’s filing of papers with the Securities & Exchange Commission for a proposed IPO, noting how rare IPOs are in legal tech, only to find out that LegalZoom also filed on Friday for an IPO.

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Intapp, Tech Provider to Legal and Financial Firms, Files Papers for IPO

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Palo Alto, Calif., based Intapp , a major provider of cloud-based business applications for larger law firms and financial services firms, filed papers Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

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As Companies Plan for Return to Work, These New Resources Help You Advise Them On the Law

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As companies plan for safely returning to the office, two new resources — including one that is free — are available to help legal professionals advise them with access to comparative federal and state legal requirements and case law.

New Westlaw Feature Flags Weaknesses In Opponent’s Cases and Arguments

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A feature launched this week in Westlaw Edge is designed to help legal professionals more easily identify law that is contrary o their opponents’ arguments.

Donohue on New Media, Free Expression, and the Offences Against the State Acts @Laura_K_Donohue @GeorgetownLaw @hartpublishing

Media Law Prof Blog

Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center, has published New Media, Free Expression, and the Offences Against the State Acts in The Offences Against the State Act 1939 at 80: A Model Counter-Terrorism Act? 163 (Mark Coen ed., Oxford: Hart Publishing

Law Librarians Name Casetext Compose New Product Of The Year

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A first-of-its-kind tool introduced last year to automate the drafting of litigation briefs has been named new product of the year for 2021 by the American Association of Law Libraries.

Onit Unveils InvoiceAI, Artificial Intelligence for Legal Invoice Review

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Onit , the Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for corporations and corporate legal departments, is today introducing InvoiceAI, an artificial intelligence product for first-pass invoice review.

Private Equity Firm Acquires NetDocuments

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The private equity firm Warburg Pincus has acquired NetDocuments , one of the leading cloud-based document management systems used by law firms and corporate legal departments, according to a report this morning by Legal IT Insider.

ICYMI: Here is Legaltech Week for 5.21.21

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If you missed Friday’s Legaltech Week review of the top stories in legal technology and innovation, here are the video and audio recordings.

Survey Reveals The New Face of Law Firm Marketing: Zoom Meetings and Digital Content

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COVID was not kind to law firm marketing and business development, with two-thirds of firms reporting that business development was more difficult in 2020, and the overwhelming majority of firms pivoting their marketing strategies, turning from live conferences and face-to-face meetings to social media, email alerts and Zoom.

Trying Out My Trial Skills In A New Virtual Reality Courtroom

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“Ok, we are on the record. Please proceed. Counsel?”. The balding, stern-faced judge stares down at me from his bench, framed by flags to either side of him, a judicial seal on the wall behind him.