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War of the Worlds - New York Times

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War of the Worlds - New York Times February 24, 2006 Op-Ed Columnist War of the Worlds By THOMAS L. It has worked so well that Karl Rove, in a recent speech to the Republican National Committee, made it a campaign theme for 2006. He said America today faces "a ruthless enemy" and therefore needs "a commander in chief and a Congress who understand the nature of the threat and the gravity of the moment America finds itself in. Congress should focus on the N.S.A.

War of the Worlds - New York Times

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War of the Worlds - New York Times February 24, 2006 Op-Ed Columnist War of the Worlds By THOMAS L. It has worked so well that Karl Rove, in a recent speech to the Republican National Committee, made it a campaign theme for 2006. He said America today faces "a ruthless enemy" and therefore needs "a commander in chief and a Congress who understand the nature of the threat and the gravity of the moment America finds itself in. Congress should focus on the N.S.A.

Osama's Crusade in Darfur - New York Times

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Osama's Crusade in Darfur - New York Times April 25, 2006 Op-Ed Columnist By NICHOLAS D. These are the kinds of ideas they can urge on the White House and their members of Congress — or on embassies like Egypt's. KRISTOF Those of us who want a more forceful response to genocide in Darfur should be sobered by Osama bin Laden's latest tape.

Osama's Crusade in Darfur - New York Times

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Osama's Crusade in Darfur - New York Times April 25, 2006 Op-Ed Columnist By NICHOLAS D. These are the kinds of ideas they can urge on the White House and their members of Congress — or on embassies like Egypt's. KRISTOF Those of us who want a more forceful response to genocide in Darfur should be sobered by Osama bin Laden's latest tape.

Music Director at WJCU Breaks with National Association of Broadcasters in Letter to Congress Supporting Artist Pay for Radio Play

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That led to joining WJCU in 2006 as the Music Director for the AAA format “The Heights” So, I’ve worked in Internet radio, at non-commercial radio, and in a more limited capacity, at a commercial station as well. We’ve always viewed college radio and AAA as outlets for new music and helping artists find an audience in comparison to commercial broadcasters who typically are largely interested in artists who already have an audience. New York City, NY.

New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times

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New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps - New York Times January 27, 2006 New Poll Finds Mixed Support for Wiretaps By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JANET ELDER Americans are willing to tolerate eavesdropping without warrants to fight terrorism, but are concerned that the aggressive antiterrorism programs championed by the Bush administration are encroaching on civil liberties, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Presidential Power Has Limits, Alito Tells Senators - New York Times

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Presidential Power Has Limits, Alito Tells Senators - New York Times January 10, 2006 Presidential Power Has Limits, Alito Tells Senators By DAVID STOUT WASHINGTON, Jan. Mr. Leahy asked the nominee whether he agreed with President Bush's interpretation of the powers conferred on him by Congress after the attacks of Sept. Schumer, a New York Democrat on the committee, disagreed. "I

Presidential Power Has Limits, Alito Tells Senators - New York Times

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Presidential Power Has Limits, Alito Tells Senators - New York Times January 10, 2006 Presidential Power Has Limits, Alito Tells Senators By DAVID STOUT WASHINGTON, Jan. Mr. Leahy asked the nominee whether he agreed with President Bush's interpretation of the powers conferred on him by Congress after the attacks of Sept. Schumer, a New York Democrat on the committee, disagreed. "I

The Times's Dealings With Julian Assange - NYTimes.com

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The Guardian suggested — to increase the impact as well as to share the labor of handling such a trove — that The New York Times be invited to share this exclusive bounty. This time, Assange imposed a new condition: The Guardian was not to share the material with The New York Times.

DeLay Is Quitting Race and House, Officials Report - New York Times

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DeLay Is Quitting Race and House, Officials Report - New York Times April 4, 2006 By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON, April 3 — Representative Tom DeLay, the relentless Texan who helped lead House Republicans to power but became ensnared in a corruption scandal, has decided to leave Congress, House officials said Monday night. Mr. Delay, who is serving his 11th term in Congress, told the Galveston paper he planned to step down from his seat by late May or June.

DeLay Is Quitting Race and House, Officials Report - New York Times

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DeLay Is Quitting Race and House, Officials Report - New York Times April 4, 2006 By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON, April 3 — Representative Tom DeLay, the relentless Texan who helped lead House Republicans to power but became ensnared in a corruption scandal, has decided to leave Congress, House officials said Monday night. Mr. Delay, who is serving his 11th term in Congress, told the Galveston paper he planned to step down from his seat by late May or June.

Senate Panel Rebuffed on Documents on U.S. Spying - New York Times

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Spying - New York Times February 2, 2006 Senate Panel Rebuffed on Documents on U.S. With the committee scheduled to hold the first public hearing on the eavesdropping program on Monday, the Justice Department's stance could provoke another clash between Congress and the executive branch over access to classified internal documents. Senate Panel Rebuffed on Documents on U.S. Spying By ERIC LICHTBLAU WASHINGTON, Feb.

Senate Panel Rebuffed on Documents on U.S. Spying - New York Times

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Spying - New York Times February 2, 2006 Senate Panel Rebuffed on Documents on U.S. With the committee scheduled to hold the first public hearing on the eavesdropping program on Monday, the Justice Department's stance could provoke another clash between Congress and the executive branch over access to classified internal documents. Senate Panel Rebuffed on Documents on U.S. Spying By ERIC LICHTBLAU WASHINGTON, Feb.

Congress passes the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005

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Congress has amended the Federal Communications Act, in response to the super bowl “wardrobe malfunction” of Janet Jackson that caused such controversy. Congress amplified the penalties for “indecent” broadcasts to $325,000 per violation up to a ceiling of $3 million “for any single act.” 109-235 (2006), available at [link] Video-gamer Blizzard Entertainment and Blizzard Records do not infringe one another’s trademarks. 2006 WL 1644693, 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 39054 (W.D.N.Y.

Congress passes the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005

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Congress has amended the Federal Communications Act, in response to the super bowl “wardrobe malfunction” of Janet Jackson that caused such controversy. Congress amplified the penalties for “indecent” broadcasts to $325,000 per violation up to a ceiling of $3 million “for any single act.” 109-235 (2006), available at [link] Video-gamer Blizzard Entertainment and Blizzard Records do not infringe one another’s trademarks. 2006 WL 1644693, 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 39054 (W.D.N.Y.

Study Says 80% of New Orleans Blacks May Not Return - New York Times

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Study Says 80% of New Orleans Blacks May Not Return - New York Times January 27, 2006 Study Says 80% of New Orleans Blacks May Not Return By JAMES DAO WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 — New Orleans could lose as much as 80 percent of its black population if its most damaged neighborhoods are not rebuilt and if there is not significant government assistance to help poor people return, a detailed analysis by Brown University has concluded.

Study Says 80% of New Orleans Blacks May Not Return - New York Times

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Study Says 80% of New Orleans Blacks May Not Return - New York Times January 27, 2006 Study Says 80% of New Orleans Blacks May Not Return By JAMES DAO WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 — New Orleans could lose as much as 80 percent of its black population if its most damaged neighborhoods are not rebuilt and if there is not significant government assistance to help poor people return, a detailed analysis by Brown University has concluded.

Few Glimmers of How Conservative Judge Alito Is - New York Times

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Few Glimmers of How Conservative Judge Alito Is - New York Times January 13, 2006 News Analysis Few Glimmers of How Conservative Judge Alito Is By ADAM LIPTAK WASHINGTON, Jan. On Thursday, he said he "can't think of a reason why" Congress could not outlaw employment discrimination against gay men and lesbians. The president's power is at its "lowest ebb," Justice Jackson wrote, when Congress has forbidden a particular action.

Few Glimmers of How Conservative Judge Alito Is - New York Times

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Few Glimmers of How Conservative Judge Alito Is - New York Times January 13, 2006 News Analysis Few Glimmers of How Conservative Judge Alito Is By ADAM LIPTAK WASHINGTON, Jan. On Thursday, he said he "can't think of a reason why" Congress could not outlaw employment discrimination against gay men and lesbians. The president's power is at its "lowest ebb," Justice Jackson wrote, when Congress has forbidden a particular action.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SUNDANCE FILMMAKERS

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Fleeing a criminal past, Juan hops a truck transporting illegal immigrants from Mexico to New York City, where he meets Pedro, who is seeking his rich father. Although Congress did not define “news” when adopting these exemptions, the Commission has found that interviews with elected officials and candidates for elected office are newsworthy subject matter. 26, 2006) [link

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SUNDANCE FILMMAKERS

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Fleeing a criminal past, Juan hops a truck transporting illegal immigrants from Mexico to New York City, where he meets Pedro, who is seeking his rich father. Although Congress did not define “news” when adopting these exemptions, the Commission has found that interviews with elected officials and candidates for elected office are newsworthy subject matter. 26, 2006) [link

CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse

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CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse : Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse Nov 23, 2006 01:13 PM Associated Press photo NEW YORK (AP) -- Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.

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CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse

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CBS 46: News and Weather for Atlanta, GA, WGCL, CBS46.com | Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse : Copyright office issues 6 new rights, including cell phone reuse Nov 23, 2006 01:13 PM Associated Press photo NEW YORK (AP) -- Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.

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Underreporting and No Accountability: Another Reason Streaming Royalties are So Small

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And the new proposed regulations would actually make the status quo even worse. b) Songwriters’ Expectation of Integrity : The Congress determined that songwriters should be denied the ability to opt out of licensing their songs, and also decided that the government and not the marketplace should determine the price at which songwriters should be compensated for certain exploitations of their works under Section 115. 3. New Safe Harbor.

The cracks in Trump's Kremlin cover-up appear to be collapsing

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“The president has spoken forcefully time and time again that he has no interests in Russia, he hasn’t talked with people in Russia in years… the reporting I’m seeing in different organizations suggests that there’s nothing new that’s being reported. Anonymous sources in the intelligence community tell the New York Times and CNN that there were contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials/intelligence operatives.

The Return of Orphan Works Part 2: A Solution in Search of a Problem

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The concept probably started with–wait for it–Lawrence Lessig–in his 2003 New York Times op ed “ Protecting Mickey Mouse at Art’s Expense “ (This from someone with little to do with either Mickey Mouse or art.) Has anyone ever said to you, “What I really need is a good way to use other people’s works without paying them?”

The Debate Over Sirius' Attempt to Directly License Music - SoundExchange Once Said A Marketplace Negotiation to Adjust for High Rates "Was to Be Expected"

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The most recent report about Sirius' efforts was in the New York Times , here. This is not a new story - Rhapsody reportedly tried the same thing earlier this year, and Clear Channel tried to get royalty waivers from independent artists several years ago in exchange for more exposure for their music (see our stories, here and here ). Deals that are marketplace deals would not be afforded the non-precedential status afforded the WSA deals absent some new act of Congress.

Privacy Rights, Property Rights and Google

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Since MTP started in 2006, we have focused primarily on artist rights. Or as David Lowery said, meet the new boss, worse than the old boss. Voting on issues like, say a new board of directors who might do something like…fire the executive team.