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Appeals Court Grapples With Digital Files, and the Business of Selling "Used" Songs

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With predictions of a high-stakes Supreme Court review, a marathon court hearing is held over whether the first-sale doctrine has survived the digital era. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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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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

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.

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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"We killed 6 million Jews, 11 million (undocumented immigrants) These are the people that Trump supporters knew Trump tolerated and had no problems ignoring in their vote because they had selfish reasons, they though he would benefit. them.

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"We killed 6 million Jews, 11 million (undocumented immigrants) is nothing," a KKK leader tells Univ - YouTube

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Miller on Ad-Blocking in German and American Law

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Russell Miller, Washington & Lee School of Law, has published Liberation, Not Extortion: The Fate of Internet Ad-Blocking in German and American Law as Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2017-15. Here is the abstract. Ad-blocking services allow individual

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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

Tell your Senator to stand up to Google and support the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act #iamjanedoe

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Call your state’s Senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to stand up and support S 1693 the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act! Send an email here. Flood their emails and phone lines. Tell your senator to support the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. CDA230 [link].

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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.

How Germany Deals With Neo-Nazis - The New York Times. This is the way to handle White Supremacists and Nazis. America has a alot to learn, esdpecially given our similar history

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"Furthermore, Germany’s legal ban comes at a cost. Limits on speech are a blunt instrument.

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

Eminem's Legal Battle Against New Zealand Political Party Spills Into U.S. Court

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A track known as "Eminem esque," used in political ads, allegedly sources to a California company. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Politics Business 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

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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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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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

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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George Bush Presidential Library Objects to Netflix Settlement With Bankrupt Film Distributor

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More information is demanded for what the streaming giant is paying for "41 on 41." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

John Steinbeck's Feuding Heirs Head to Trial Over Steven Spielberg 'Grapes of Wrath' Adaptation

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Potential witnesses include Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and James Franco. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Geffen Playhouse Hit With Age Discrimination Suit from Ex-Artistic Director

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Randall Arney says the theater fired him because of his age and/or Bell's Palsy diagnosis and lied about the circumstances of his exit. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

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

Hollywood's Senior Living Facility Hit With Lawsuit Over Groping Incident

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A negligence suit against the MPTF alleges a female patient was assaulted by a recent male resident. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Weekly Magazine

The "Master Race" Needs to Play It Cool: The Daily Show

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America’s neo-Nazis don’t look to Germany for inspiration. They look to Russia. - The Washington Post

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“America’s white nationalists may bear swastikas, raise Nazi salutes and cheer for the protection of ‘Blut und Boden’ (blood and soil) for all to see. They may say ‘Heil Trump!’ and laud the legacy of American Nazi Party founder George Lincoln Rockwell.

Smoking gun number 3, another count of "obstruction of justice". #ImpeachTrump. NY Times 8/22/2017

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Racism doesn’t exist all by itself, it has support. - The Washington Post

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20-17.0001.jpg&w=1484Racism doesn’t exist all by itself, it has support. - The Washington Post : " " (Via

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Nuclear Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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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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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