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Andrea Tantaros Claims Fox News "Tortured" Her Via Hacking, Social Media Stalking

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The television personality alleges her former employer violated both criminal and civil law. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Free Law Project to Download All Opinions from PACER and Make Them Available to Public

Media Law

The Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing free, public access to primary legal materials, has announced plans to download all of the free opinions and order available on PACER, the federal courts’ system for electronic access to court records. Although PACER charges fees for downloading case documents and dockets, it does not charge […].

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Michael Jackson Estate Says IRS Expert Committed Perjury About Whitney Houston Work

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Is the tax trial of the century tainted? read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listings

New Media and Technology Law

Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial purposes. Even in the advent of social media, mobile commerce, and advanced software, the issue remains relevant to today’s companies, as evidenced by the craigslist’s victory this past week against an aggregator that had formerly scraped its user postings.

Hungry Like the Wolf

The Legal Satyricon

by Jay Marshall Wolman In the wake of Super Bowl XLIV, Katy Pery’s backup dancer “Left Shark”, disputes among intellectual property lawyers arose as to what kind, if any, protection was available to the owners/designers of the costume. Recently, our friend, the Boozy Barrister, over at Lawyers and Liquor, became embroiled with the world of […]. awesomeness copyright misc trademark costumes furries fursona fursuits useful article

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Episode 84 – Stripes, Chevrons and Lunchboxes?

Gordon P. Firemark

Show notes are located at [link] 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. Here's what we talked about… New Bill Makes the Appointment of the Register of Copyrights More Democratic. Point Counterpoint). Film on Denied Compulsory Licenses (Follow Up – Ep 58). Cheerleading Uniforms: Designs are Separable (followup).

Building a Slippery Slope to Code

The Legal Satyricon

by Jay Marshall Wolman I’ve been following the efforts of Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.Org to free the law. In short, and inadequately summarized, sometimes lawmakers incorporate by reference or otherwise make part of the law works that are subject to copyright. Thus, for example, a state may require electricians to comply with the NFPA National […]. copyright fair use misc

Nixon aide John Ehrlichman, years later, admitted the strategic use of racism as a tool and motivator behind the Nixon drug policy. Reagan later took this same racism to an even more blatant level, similar to Trump, both launching their presidential campaigns with racist tropes; Reagan talking about "States Rights" in Philadelphia Mississippi and Trump's racist attacks on Mexicans in the tacky, eyesore, which is Trump Tower in the NYC borough of Manhattan where Trump embarrassingly, only won 10% of the vote. Clinton won 79% of Trump's home city, a clear thrashing by the people who know him best.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

From Chris Hayes "A Colony In A Nation" Publisher: W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 21, 2017) ISBN-10: 0393254224 ISBN-13: 978-0393254228

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Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology

Media Law

One week from today, on April 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern, I will be moderating a free, one-hour webinar, Litigation Tool Tips: A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology, presented by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. The panel will feature the CEOs of three legal startups — Allegory, Casetext and PacerPro — discussing how […].

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The Effects of a Wikileaks Prosecution: A Guardian Op-Ed

Media Law Prof Blog

In an op-ed, the Guardian discusses whether a prosecution of Wikileaks for, well, leaking, is a good idea. Its conclusion is that on the whole, U.S. journalists and their readers would suffer immeasurably if the U.S. government prosecutes Wikileaks.

FCC Finds Online Sources Satisfy EEO Requirements for Wide Dissemination of Job Openings by Broadcasters and MVPDs

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC on Friday released a declaratory ruling making it significantly easier for broadcasters and MVPDs to meet their EEO obligations imposed by FCC rules. These rules for broadcasters and MVPDs (cable and satellite TV providers) requires that these businesses, when filling job openings, widely disseminate information about the openings in a manner that is expected to reach members of all community groups in the area from which employees are likely to be found.

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For Women, It’s Not Just the O’Reilly Problem - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News Wednesday — nine months after similarly lurid charges of sexual harassment forced the resignation of Roger Ailes, the Fox chief executive — has opened another window into sexual abuse of women at Fox and in the workplace generally.

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Judge Allows Kids to Sue Over Filming of Fox's 'Empire' At Their Jail

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suing kids say they suffered psychological damage as a result of a few weeks of filming at their detention center in Cook County, Illinois. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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A Reminder Above Subscribing to This Blog’s Email Updates

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Over on the right-hand panel, nestled in beneath the ads, is a subscribe box. If you would like to be notified by email of new posts on this blog, enter your email address there. When a new post is published, you’ll receive an email with a brief summary and a link to the full post. The post A Reminder Above Subscribing to This Blog’s Email Updates appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

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Turkey Releases Italian Journalist After 15 Days of Detention

Media Law Prof Blog

Via Newsweek, the news that Turkey has released Italian journalist Gabriele Del Grande, who was arrested on April 9, and began a hunger strike on April 18. Turkish authorities apparently arrested him because he was not allowed to be in

The Circle [aka the Google Movie] is coming April 28!

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In a Goolag State of Mind The Circle

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March for Science puts Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump | Environment | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Hundreds of thousands of climate researchers, oceanographers, bird watchers and other supporters of science rallied in marches around the world on Saturday, in an attempt to bolster scientists’ increasingly precarious status with politicians.

Supreme Court Asked to Save Abbott and Costello "Who's on First?" Copyright

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Heirs to the comedic duo present a "critically important" question about a "new rule" robbing contributors to old movies of ownership rights. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

ScanSnap Cloud’s New App Adds Smartphone Scanning and OCR

Media Law

Fujitsu yesterday announced new capabilities added to its ScanSnap Cloud feature for iX series ScanSnap scanners. Most notably, it introduced a new app for iOS and Android that includes the ability to scan using your phone’s camera and new OCR capabilities for making scanned PDFs searchable. As I wrote here last year, ScanSnap cloud is […]. The post ScanSnap Cloud’s New App Adds Smartphone Scanning and OCR appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General ScanSnap

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Seaman and Wilson on #FreeSpeech @Julie_seaman @David_S_Wilson

Media Law Prof Blog

Julie Seaman, Emory University School of Law, and David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University, are publishing #FreeSpeech in volume 48 of the Arizona State Law Journal (2017). Here is the abstract. It has become commonplace to note that courts have struggled

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FCC Changes in Rules on Computation of Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Stations Now Effective

Broadcast Law Blog

Last year, the FCC made some modifications in its assessment of foreign ownership of companies with broadcast interests, relaxing some of their compliance rules to take account of the realities of the current public stock trading marketplace – realities that, using the FCC’s old policies, made determinations of the level of foreign ownership in any company difficult. We wrote about the changes made by the FCC here.

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Attorney General, New York City is not even in the top 10 American Cities for violent crimes nor is it in the top 10 American cities for it's murder a, a list that Atlanta, 3 miles from where I live falls in. Alabama's biggest city Birmingham, in your home State is number 1 in the top ten of violent crimes in medium size cities. Don't you read FBI statistics before you act like your boss #LiarInChief. #ResistanceIsNotFutile.

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AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund in the Spotlight at ASCAP Expo

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The little-known AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund pays royalties even to oft-neglected session musicians and backup singers. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online ASCAP SAG-AFTRA AFM Labor

RIP Bob Bigelow, A True Legal Technology Pioneer

Media Law

When lawyer Robert P. Bigelow came out with his book Computers and the Law: An Introductory Handbook in 1966, he was so far ahead of his time that a reviewer of the book noted, “The effects of computers upon the legal profession are still basically unknown.” ” It was the first book on the topic, published under […]. The post RIP Bob Bigelow, A True Legal Technology Pioneer appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

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Kaminski on Privacy and the Right to Record @MargotKaminski

Media Law Prof Blog

Margot E. Kaminski, Ohio State University College of Law, Yale University Information Society Project, Yale University Law School, is publishing Privacy and the Right to Record in volume 97 of the Boston University Law Review. Here is the abstract.

FCC Appoints Regional Coordinators for TV Post-Auction Repacking Process

Broadcast Law Blog

With the FCC last week announcing the results of the reverse auction portion of the incentive auction and setting the timetable for the repacking of the TV spectrum , the next question on everyone’s mind will be how successful the television industry will be in adhering to the schedule established by the FCC for clearing the TV spectrum above Channel 37. The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice showing how it will be doing its part to monitor and assist in that repacking.

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The Pope States that Trump's behavior is not Christian, which should be obvious to everyone. #ResistanceIsNotFutile

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Mark Geragos Must Face Lawsuit for Tweeting About Lady Gaga's "Rapist"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge allows Dr. Luke to advance in a defamation claim over a "#bingo" tweet. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

New Media and Technology Law

The blockchain or “distributed ledger network” was originally conceived as the peer-to-peer technology platform that allows for the transfer of Bitcoin without the need for a trusted intermediary. However, the blockchain protocol is being implemented across many industries and in many applications beyond digital currencies. Of course, there are questions about the enforceability of blockchain-based transactions and related, self-executing “smart contracts.”.

@colaboratorpcn: Douglas Caballero interviews Chris Castle (Part 3) “Is Today a Good Time to Be a Musician?”

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via @colaboratorpcn: Douglas Caballero interviews Chris Castle (Part 3) “Is Today a Good Time to Be a Musician?” — Artist Rights Watch

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Prosecutor: Roman Polanski Is Abusing Judicial Process

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"The defendant has become the criminal version of a vexatious litigant," writes L.A. deputy district attorney Michele Hanisee. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Gawker Says Peter Thiel Can't Hide From Legal Claim Possibly Worth "Tens of Millions"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A bankruptcy judge is urged to authorize an investigation into how the Silicon Valley billionaire schemed to bring down the media company. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Donald Trump's Chinese Trademarks Now Part of Emoluments Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Washington, D.C.-based based ethics group has beefed up a complaint alleging that Trump's acceptance of foreign money and gifts is a constitutional violation. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Television Politics Business THR Online

Peter Thiel Objects to Investigation Into How He Funded Gawker's Demise

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hulk Hogan and Charles Harder also object to a discovery demand from the administrators of Gawker's bankrupt estate. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

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