Please Support Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts on Amplify Austin Giving Day!

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There are many worthy nonprofits in Austin that participate in Amplify Austin, but the one we are supporting is Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (“TALA”). Amplify Austin Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

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CREATIVE ACCOUNTING

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

The major studios determine profits for participants using their own special accounting rules as set forth in their net profit defi¬nitions. The accounting profession has generally agreed-upon rules called Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). There are special guidelines for the motion picture industry called Financial Accounting Standards Bulletin 53 (FASB 53). These rules provide, among other things, for the accrual method of account¬ing.

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Verify U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

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There is certainly reason to doubt sometimes, given the frequency of fake and spoof social-media accounts. government has a web page that lets you verify whether a social media account is really managed by the U.S. Just paste in the URL of the account.

Music Modernization Act Is A Great Fit with the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

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Hatch that’s way more likely to pass the Senate: The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act. If you recall, the House of Representatives version of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act passed the house on one of the most lopsided votes in a very long time– 378 yeas to 48 neas. Music Modernization Act Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability ActThe Music Modernization Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens.

CosmoLex Update Adds New Accounts Payable Module

Media Law

Now you can add bills for accounts payable within CosmoLex. CosmoLex today released an update to its cloud-based practice management platform that adds a new module for managing a law firm’s accounts payable. While some desktop practice management systems include accounts payable functions, this is the first cloud-based platform to add this, as far I […]. The post CosmoLex Update Adds New Accounts Payable Module appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

PracticePanther Launches Suite of Accounting Tools and Comprehensive QuickBooks Integration

Media Law

The practice management platform PracticePanther is today launching a suite of accounting tools that includes comprehensive integration with QuickBooks Online, including synchronization of all trust and operating payments, expenses, checks, invoices, and contacts from PracticePanther to QuickBooks Online. The post PracticePanther Launches Suite of Accounting Tools and Comprehensive QuickBooks Integration appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Click to view slideshow.

Save the Date! July 26 in Austin: Chris Castle on Address Unknown NOIs Sponsored by Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

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Big thanks to Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts and Norton Rose Fulbright for hosting my presentation on the “address unknown” loophole and what to do about it. July 26 in Austin: Chris Castle on Address Unknown NOIs Sponsored by Texas Accountants.

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'The Bachelor' Accountant Accused of Stealing $600,000

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lawsuit by AND Syndicated Productions says Iain Anderson used bogus transactions to transfer company funds to his personal accounts. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television The Bachelor The Bachelorette

Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017).

What’s With These Fake Lawyer Blogs and Twitter Accounts?

Media Law

The post What’s With These Fake Lawyer Blogs and Twitter Accounts? I have five very loyal followers of this blog. Three are lawyers, one is a legal secretary and one is a legal assistant. They reblog everything I post onto their blogs and Tweet some of what I post on their Twitter feeds. From what I see, they are equally loyal followers of other legal blogs, […]. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Cosmolex to Unveil Integrated Accounting Capability at Techshow

Media Law

It started as a cloud-based time, billing and trust accounting program for solos and small firms. (I The post Cosmolex to Unveil Integrated Accounting Capability at Techshow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General accounting practice management time and billing Since its debut at ABA Techshow last year, Cosmolex has been on a development roll. I reviewed it here.)

Holding police officers accountable | MSNBC

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Holding police officers accountable | MSNBC

Rihanna Sues Ex-Accountants for Millions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit alleges an unusual accounting practice allowed New York-based Berdon LLP to pocket 22 percent of the revenue from the "Last Girl on Earth" tour, while the singer received just 6 percent.

CREATIVE ACCOUNTING

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

The major studios determine profits for participants using their own special accounting rules as set forth in their net profit defi¬nitions. The accounting profession has generally agreed-upon rules called Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). There are special guidelines for the motion picture industry called Financial Accounting Standards Bulletin 53 (FASB 53). These rules provide, among other things, for the accrual method of account¬ing.

Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act Passes the House 378-48

Music Technology Policy

More to come, but HR 1695 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a roll call vote of the Yeas and Nays , 378 for and 48 against. Thanks to Maria Pallante for inspiring us and everyone who called, wrote, signed petitions and talked about it to your friends and neighbors, thanks to the bands in the vans and everyone who would not be cowed. This victory is for you. irespectmusic campaign

Who Owns an Employee's Twitter and Other Online Accounts?

New Media and Technology Law

In this era of multiple online communication channels, and in an environment of increased employee mobility, employers need to focus on the legal and practical ways of securing their ownership of online company accounts that are registered or otherwise created by employees or contractors. 8, 2011), involves a Twitter account that was used by an employee to publish product reviews and other messages on behalf of his employer.

20 Questions for New Artists: Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants

Music Technology Policy

Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants : A common mistake that bands make is to have all income paid to one band member, which usually results in unnecessarily complex adjustments at tax time. Check with your bank branch to find out what the bank requires in order to open a bank account in the band’s name (usually at least a “doing business as” or “dba” filing with a government agency of some kind). Tags: new artists sales tax music accounting issues

A picture says a thousand gmail accounts….

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U.S. Court Orders Coinbase to Share Information about Account Holders with the IRS but Limits to Transactions over $20,000

New Media and Technology Law

the largest cryptocurrency exchange and storage platform in the world, to provide information about certain of its account holders to the U.S. Information pertaining to as many as 14,355 account holders and 8.9 Significantly, only account holders that have bought, sold, sent, or received cryptocurrency worth $20,000 or more in any tax year from 2013 to 2015 are covered by the order. . Digital Currency Online Commerce Regulatory crytocurrency accounts summons taxation

The Associated Press Discusses Why Twitter Won't Close Down Trump's Account

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Barbara Ortutay discusses why it's unlikely that the microblogging platform Twitter would close down Donald Trump's account, even though he frequently tweets offensive or questionable content.

TrustBooks is Trust Accounting Made Simple and Painless

Media Law

Tom Boyle was a CPA doing bookkeeping for small law firms in North Carolina when he decided there had to be better software for lawyers’ trust accounting. The post TrustBooks is Trust Accounting Made Simple and Painless appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Most firms he worked with used either QuickBooks or Microsoft Excel, but both were cumbersome for lawyers to use and neither was well-suited to the fiduciary requirements of […].

The Revenge of the Adsense Whistleblower: Google Sued For Canceling Adsense Accounts and Keeping the Money

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That’s right–Google is canceling accounts supposedly for violating Google’s Adsense policies, but did not give any warning to the publisher or an opportunity to correct the behavior. But Google sold advertising and kept the money after canceling the account.

New CosmoLex E-Book Aims to Demystify Law Firm Accounting

Media Law

The practice management provider CosmoLex today is releasing Law Firm Accounting Demystified, an e-book intended to serve as a detailed guide for law firms to handling legal, trust and business transactions. The post New CosmoLex E-Book Aims to Demystify Law Firm Accounting appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Firsthand Account: The Assassination of Malcolm X - Video - NYTimes.com

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Firsthand Account: The Assassination of Malcolm X - Video - NYTimes.com

Who Owns an Employee’s Twitter and Other Online Accounts?

New Media and Technology Law

In this era of multiple online communication channels, and in an environment of increased employee mobility, employers need to focus on the legal and practical ways of securing their ownership of online company accounts that are registered or otherwise created by employees or contractors. 8, 2011), involves a Twitter account that was used by an employee to publish product reviews and other messages on behalf of his employer.

Who Owns an Employee’s Twitter and Other Online Accounts?

New Media and Technology Law

In this era of multiple online communication channels, and in an environment of increased employee mobility, employers need to focus on the legal and practical ways of securing their ownership of online company accounts that are registered or otherwise created by employees or contractors. 8, 2011), involves a Twitter account that was used by an employee to publish product reviews and other messages on behalf of his employer.

Top Hollywood Accountant Launches Profit Participation Audit Firm

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Michele Gentille aims to streamline and speed up the auditing process. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Clio to Announce Integration with Document Management and Accounting Platforms

Media Law

At ABA Techshow tomorrow, the cloud-based practice management platform Clio will announced integrations with two cloud-based third-party platforms: NetDocuments , for document management and sharing, and Xero , for accounting and banking. Xero provides a sophisticated accounting platform that is suitable for both small and midsized law firms, Clio’s announcement says.

'The Little Couple' Producer Sues Ex-Accountant for Embezzlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"LMNO has discovered more than $1,500,000 in unauthorized payments that Ikegami made to himself through a variety of schemes," states the suit. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

‘Please Give Us Justice’: New California Law Aims to Hold Police Accountable | The Nation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Since his death, which was captured on video, activists across California have been demanding justice and accountability. Please Give Us Justice’: New California Law Aims to Hold Police Accountable | The Nation

Fighting for a Straight Count: Does Streaming Accounting Cost More than the Royalties?

Music Technology Policy

When you drill down on exactly what goes into tracking and accounting for songs and recordings on streaming services one thing becomes apparent: No matter how much you automate, those systems are expensive and the royalties are minuscule. This is in large part because of the revenue share method of royalty payments that creates a vastly more complex accounting world than a simple per-use penny rate would require.

Recording Artists Suing For Digital Royalty Accountings

Current Trends

As promised, here is a running list of lawsuits filed against record labels over the license vs sale royalty issue for digital downloads. Allman Brothers v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment , 1:2006cv03252, filed April 27, 2006, SDNY. As of 3/9/2012 The Court has preliminarily approved the Stipulation and the Settlement set forth, as being a fair, reasonable and adequate settlement as to all Class Members. A settlement in principal was reached a year earlier in March 2011. Toto, Inc.

Court Denies TRO against Data Scraper That Accessed Private Database via Registered Accounts

New Media and Technology Law

This past week, a Texas district court denied a bid from a web service for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to enjoin a competitor that allegedly scraped a large amount of proprietary data from its closed site via several user accounts. Nonetheless, the dispute highlights the host of legal issues that can arise when an entity accesses a website or database to scrape data for competitive or other reasons using user credentials or fake accounts or proxies to mask its true identity.

Playboy Hit With $12M Lawsuit Over "Enron-Style Accounting" on Branded Vodka

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Beverly Hills lifestyle company is sued by its former exclusive licensing agent for spirits. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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'Bones' Producer Sues Fox for "Accounting Chicanery," Claims Top Execs "Threatened" Him

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Barry Josephson alleges he's been cheated out of his share of profits from Fox's longest-running hourlong drama as Peter Rice, Dana Walden and Gary Newman are said to have strong-armed him into accepting a lower fee to keep the show going. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

Class Action by Artists Against Distributor For Accountings Under Direct Deal With SiriusXM

Music Technology Policy

Defendants have systematically failed to account for any revenue, or pay any portion of the revenue generated from the exploitation of the Class Members’ Musical Works on Sirius XM under this agreement. Plaintiffs bring claims including for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, an accounting, and declaratory relief.

Amateur Videos: Making Police Accountable?

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Others hale the ubiquitous presence of video recording devices as a method to ensure police accountability. Simple, straight-forward, and seemingly indefensible accounts, when scripted through law enforcement lawyers, becomes muddied with additional, subjective descriptions.

UK Cop Shuts Down Social Media Accounts, Citing Official Pressure

Media Law Prof Blog

A British policeman who, as "Inspector Gadget," has routinely blogged and tweeted his personal opinions concerning official actions has shut down his social media accounts. Others who do the same say they are considering following his lead after their superiors

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

Music Technology Policy

The following are my initial comments to the current proposed rulemaking at the Copyright Office that would, in my view, give digital streaming services a pass on transparency and accountability for their extraordinarily low royalty payments. Re: In the Matter of the Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Compulsory License, Proposed Regulations for Reporting Monthly and Annual Statements of Account for the making and distribution of phonorecords, Docket No.

Attention Mr. Almunia: Justice Department Evidence Against Megavideo Confirms Adsense Account

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According to evidence released by the Justice Department in the Megavideo criminal prosecution , Megavideo was a Google Adsense customer until at least May 17, 2007: On or about May 17, 2007, a representative from Google AdSense, an Internet advertising company, sent an e-mail to DOTCOM entitled “Google AdSense Account Status.” The Google Analytics account was opened at least as early as November of 2008 under the name “TIM VESTOR,” which is an alias for DOTCOM. by Chris Castle.

Pentagon Considers Lawsuit against Bin Laden Raid Account Author

Media Law Prof Blog

According to NBC and other media, the Pentagon and the CIA are considering suing Matt Bissonette, the author of a soon-to-be-published account of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound that killed the al Qaeda leader. In his book, "No

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Handling Disputes Over Access To Employee Social Network Accounts

Media Law Prof Blog

Zoe Argento, Roger Williams University School of Law, has published Whose Social Network Account? A Trade Secret Solution to Allocating Rights as Roger Williams University Legal Studies Paper No. 131 (to be published in Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

South African Court Issues Gag Order Against Puppet(eer) For Tweets Issuing From Puppet's Account

Media Law Prof Blog

Chester has been tweeting from his personal account comments about Mr. Hofmeyr that Mr. Hofmeyr considers racism; Chester A South African court has told puppeteer Conrad Koch to keep his puppet, Chester Missing, quiet on the subject of Steve Hofmeyr.