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Gugliuzza on Death of a Copyright @prgugliuzza

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Paul R. Gugliuzza, Boston University School of Law, has published Death of a Copyright at 99 Boston University Law Review 2581 (2019). Here is the abstract. A well-established feature of modern copyright law is that the term of a copyright

Man Bites Dog, Lyor Wants an Audit and YouTube is Good For You

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They say it’s news when man bites dog, but it is also news when Lyor Cohen invites YouTube audits–or maybe even an SEC investigation. Crazy, you say? Not really.

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Speaking at Podcast Movement, Evolutions!

Gordon P. Firemark

Next week, I'll be speaking at the Podcast Movement – Evolutions conference in Los Angeles. My talk is about content acquisition and compensation structures for podcasters. I'll be covering how to pay for and get paid for content as a podcaster.

Attention @USTradeRep: Songwriters and Publishers Call on Canadian Parliament to Ratify the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement to Close Copyright Loophole

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We’ll be coming back to this soon, but readers should be aware that there’s a loophole in Canada’s Copyright Act that can be closed immediately through the the USMCA trade agreement.

The Soft-ish Launch Of A Unique Legal Technology News Site

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I am thrilled today to announce the official launch of a website whose purpose is to provide broad coverage of legal technology news, reviews and insights, through a range of voices from throughout the United States and around the world.

Roland Deconstructs Sen. Bernie Sanders Remarks On Trump’s Racist Demago.

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REGISTER NOW! Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp live and in-person in conjunction with Podfest Expo.

Gordon P. Firemark

On March 6th, I'll be holding my Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp live , and in person. The workshop, previously conducted online, will coincide with the Podfest Multimedia Expo in Orlando, Florida, where I'll also be speaking. Register Now!

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Bloomberg Law Launches Brief Analyzer, Tool that Uses AI to Review Briefs

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As I wrote last year at Above the Law, for legal research, brief analysis is the new vogue.

LOL, as expected for the racist, misogynist pig.

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EU Releases “A European Strategy for Data”

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As 2019 came to a close, we looked ahead into 2020 and noted that data would continue to be a huge issue for the digital economy. We have not been disappointed.

Andre Paine: @IMPALAmusic’s Helen Smith on how Brexit will impact the indie sector

Music Technology Policy

With just days to go until Brexit at 11pm on Friday, January 31, there’s still uncertainty surrounding key areas for the music industry. As revealed in the latest issue of Music Week , the biggest issues for the sector once the transition period concludes at the end of the year include touring , employment restrictions on EU nationals and trading arrangements for physical music.

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Back To the Past: The First Political TV Ads @openculture

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From Open Culture: Eisenhower Answers America: The First Political Advertisements on American TV (1952

Arizona Litigator Named New Chair of ABA Center for Innovation

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An Arizona litigator and former chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation has been named as the new chair of the governing council of the ABA Center for Innovation , a program whose mission is to encourage and accelerate innovations the improve the affordability, effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of legal services. The new chair, Don Bivens , is a partner in the Phoenix firm Snell & Wilmer , where his practice focuses on complex litigation and corporate investigations. He is the husband of ABA President-elect Trish Refo , who is also his law partner. Bivens takes over as chair from Daniel B. Rodriguez , the former dean of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, who recently resigned from the position. The Center for Innovation was created in 2016 on the recommendation of the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services, whose 2016 Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States called for, among other things, the ABA to create a center that “would be responsible for proactively and comprehensively encouraging, supporting, and driving innovation in the legal profession and justice system.” Bivens, according to his law firm biography, is a former chair of the Supreme Court of Arizona’s Committee on Civil Justice Reform and is a member of its Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a past president of the Western States Bar Conference, the State Bar of Arizona, and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He has held a number of leadership roles within the ABA, including as a member of the board of governors from 2007 to 2010 and as both a former and current member of the House of Delegates. He chaired the Litigation section in 2013 to 2014. I have reached out to both Bivens and the ABA for more information about the appointment.

CNN Attacks Benjamin Dixon For Unmasking Michael Bloomberg

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Court Enforces Arbitration Clause in Online Terms of Service Accepted by a Minor

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Epic Games, Inc. Epic”) is the publisher of the popular online multiplayer videogame Fortnite, released in 2017.

The Singularity is Nigh: Amazon Fake Brand Personality Follows China’s Fake News Presenter with US Right of Publicity Infringement

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Remember when China’s Xinhua News Agency debuted its first AI news presenter modeled after real Xinhua anchor Zhang Zhao (taking “fake news” to a whole new level)? Not to be outdone, Amazon has taken fake presenters to a whole new level–fake endorsers!

FCC: Robocaller Should Pay Nearly $13M Fine For Illegal, Spoofed Robocalls

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The FCC has suggested that Scott Rhodes, whom the agency has named as a robocaller who placed "unlawful, spoofed robocalls to target a community grappling with the recent murder of a local woman, threaten a journalist and newspaper, and attempt

Ransomware Attacks Hit Three Law Firms in Last 24 Hours

Media Law

Five U.S. law firms — three in the last 24 hours — have been among the companies and organizations targeted by a new round of ransomware attacks. In two of the cases, a portion of the firms’ stolen data has already been posted online, including client information.

Nevada debate a disaster for Bloomberg, CNN political experts say

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Video Sharing Site Protected by CDA Immunity for Removal of Poster’s “Objectionable Material”

New Media and Technology Law

The most typical case that implicates Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) involves a provider that hosts content and a third party plaintiff seeking to have content removed. Last month, in a less typical case, a New York district court magistrate dismissed , with prejudice, discrimination and related claims against video-sharing website Vimeo, Inc. Vimeo”) based on Vimeo’s termination of a user account for posting objectionable videos. Domen v. Vimeo, Inc. , 19-08418 (S.D.N.Y.

@realrobcopeland: WSJ Reports Google Reveals YouTube Revenues of $15 billion of Value Gap, CEO Wants More–Where’s Ours?

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[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on ArtistRightsWatch.com]. Very insightful reporting from Rob Copeland at WSJ on Google’s revenue that culls out YouTube’s share of Google’s revenue–and boy are we getting hosed.

NYPD Arrests Journalist For Filming Officers During Arrest

Media Law Prof Blog

NYPD officers arrested Amr Alfiky, a reporter with ABC and Reuters, after he filmed them taking another person into custody. The NYPD claimed he failed to identify himself as a journalist, but video demonstrates that Mr. Alfkiky did identify himself

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AbacusLaw Now Integrates with HotDocs for Document Assembly

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Lawyers who have the AbacusLaw practice management software can now use their client, calendar and matter information to automatically create documents in the latest version of the HotDocs Advance document-generation software.

Unprepared, Unequipped Mike Bloomberg Makes First Debate Appearance | Mo.

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FCC Enforcement Coming over Alleged Privacy Violations for Disclosure of Consumers’ Geolocation Data

New Media and Technology Law

On January 31st, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai transmitted a letter in response to a prior inquiry from a number of House members regarding the status of the Commission’s investigation into reports that the major wireless carriers were allegedly disclosing consumers’ real time geolocation data to data aggregators. The aggregators were, in turn, were selling location-based data and services to other companies or individuals, purportedly without the mobile user’s knowledge or consent.

Carroll on News as Surveillance @erincarroll13

Media Law Prof Blog

Erin Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing News as Surveillance in the Washburn Law Journal. Here is the abstract. As inhabitants of the Information Age, we are increasingly aware of the amount and kind of data that technology platforms

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Heymann on Will Slauter's Who Owns the News? @w758

Media Law Prof Blog

Laura A. Heymann, William & Mary Law School, is publishing Who Owns (What We Characterize as) the News? in volume 6 of the Critical Analysis of Law (2019). Here is the abstract. Will Slauter’s Who Owns the News? 2019) is

Langvardt on Four Modes of Speech Protection for Algorithms @kylelangvardt

Media Law Prof Blog

Kyle Langvardt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, is publishing Four Modes of Speech Protection for Algorithms in Cambridge Handbook on Law and Algorithms (2020). Here is the abstract. Computer algorithms probably deserve First Amendment protection in at least

Duke University School of Law Now Accepting Applications For Director of First Amendment Clinic

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Duke University School of Law is accepting applications for a director for its First Amendment Clinic. The new director will work with the clinic’s supervising attorney to build on the clinic’s existing work with the goal of being among the

Krotoszynski on The Disappearing First Amendment (Preface and Chapter 10) @UALawSchool

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Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., University of Alabama School of Law, has published The Disappearing First Amendment (Preface and Chapter 10) (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Here is the abstract. The standard account of the First Amendment posits that the U.S. Supreme

Carroll on Promoting Journalism as Method @erinccarroll13

Media Law Prof Blog

Erin Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing Promoting Journalism as Method in the Drexel Law Review. Here is the abstract. The marketplace of ideas has been a centerpiece of free speech jurisprudence for a century. According to the marketplace

Heymann on Who Owns (What We Characterize as) the News @WMLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Laura A. Heymann, William & Mary Law School, has published Who Owns (What We Characterize as) the News? in volume 6 of Critical Analysis of Law (2019). Here is the abstract. Will Slauter’s Who Owns the News? 2019) is subtitled

SMU Law School Call for Applications: First Amendment Fellow @SMULawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Southern Methodist University School of Law has posted a call for applications for a First Amendment Fellow in its First Amendment Clinic. See here

Casero-Ripolles on the Influence of Media on the Political Conversation on Twitter: Activity, Popularity, and Authority in the Digital Debate in Spain

Media Law Prof Blog

Andreu Casero-Ripolles, Jaume I University, has published Influence of Media on the Political Conversation on Twitter: Activity, Popularity, and Authority in the Digital Debate in Spain at ICONO 14 (2020). Here is the abstract. Traditionally media (newspapers, television stations, radio

Moscon and Hilty on Digital Markets, Rules of Conduct and Liability of Online Intermediaries--Analysis of Two Case Studies @maxplancklaw @GCFrosio

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Valentina Moscon and Reto Hilty, both of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, University of Trento Faculty of Law, are publishing Digital Markets, Rules of Conduct and Liability of Online Intermediaries—Analysis of Two Case Studies: Unfair Commercial Practices

Will that Bill Pass? New AI Tool in Westlaw Edge Predicts Outcomes

Media Law

Thomson Reuters is releasing a new Legislative Insights tool today on Westlaw Edge that uses artificial intelligence to track legislation, predict the likelihood of its passage, and identify the industries it will likely impact.

Warren Eats Bloomberg ALIVE At Nevada Debate

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