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20 Questions for New Artists Part 1: Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants

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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 not to mention general distrust should disputes arise. The band should find an accountant in your geographical area who is familiar with music issues and band accounting and take a meeting with that accountant (preferably a Certified Public Accountant who will file the band’s tax return).

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Cloud-based TrustBooks Expands from Trust Accounting to Full Accounting for Law Firms

Media Law

TrustBooks , a cloud-based program originally designed to make trust accounting simple and foolproof for small and mid-sized law firms, has expanded its platform to also provide operating accounting, enabling law firms to manage both their operating and trust accounts within a single product.

Judge Dismisses Nunes Attempt To Sue Twitter Over Bovine Account

Media Law Prof Blog

A judge has dismissed Representative Devin Nunes's lawsuit against Twitter over the content of the Twitter account @DevinCow because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act doesn't allow courts to treat social media platforms as publishers of the content of

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

Music Technology Policy

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.

How It Works: Trustbooks, Accounting Software Built for Law Firms

Media Law

Trustbooks is cloud-based accounting software built specifically for law firms. In this debut episode of How It Works , Trustbooks cofounder Chad Todd introduces the product and demonstrates how it works.

CASEpeer Integrates with Soluno to Add Cost and Trust Accounting

Media Law

CASEpeer , a case management platform for plaintiffs’ attorneys, is today launching an integration with the legal accounting software company Soluno that will provide its users access to a full suite of cost and trust accounting tools. ” Launched in 2017 and based in Canada, Soluno is full-featured, cloud-based accounting and billing software designed for legal professionals.

#irespectmusic: House Judiciary Voting Today on HR 1695 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

Music Technology Policy

The House Committee on the Judiciary says the House will vote on HR 1695 today–the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act. “Today the House of Representatives will consider the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act ( H.R. irespectmusic campaign Uncategorized HR1695 Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

Magaldi and Davis on Examining Online Defamation Law Through the Twitter Account of James Woods

Media Law Prof Blog

Jessica Magaldi, Pace University, and Wade Davis, Minnesota State University, Mankato, are publishing 'Into the Bowels of Hell' Examining Online Defamation Law Through the Twitter Account of James Woods in volume 29 of the Southern Law Journal (Fall 2019).

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.

'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

Velshi: As journalists, our job is to hold power accountable

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Velshi: As journalists, our job is to hold power accountable

Katie Porter goes viral with bombshell account from insurrection

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Holding police officers accountable | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business Rihanna

Delta variant accounts for 83% of new cases in US, CDC director says A cluster of midwestern and southern states have emerged as new hotspots for Covid

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Delta variant accounts for 83% of new cases in US, CDC director says A cluster of midwestern and southern states have emerged as new hotspots for Covid Coronavirus – live global coverage Rochelle Walensky, CDC director, at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

Rep. Waters on the history of police accountability

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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

Music Technology Policy

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. irespectmusic campaign #standwithsongwriters Mass NOIs Norton Rose Fulbright Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Texas CLE

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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.

Conference, Yale Law School: ACC2019: Accountability in Partisan Times, October 4-5, 2019 @YaleLawSch

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AAC 2019: Accountability in Partisan Times October 4-5, 2019 Yale Law School The Access and Accountability Conference brings together a unique combination of practitioners, journalists, scholars and law school clinicians, for spirited conversations that explore key impediments to government transparency

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.

Verify U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

Media Law

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. Part of USA.gov , the site lets you look up accounts manged by federal agencies, elected officials, heads of agencies and members of the president’s Cabinet. Just paste in the URL of the account. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov.

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

Featured Resource: E-Book On Ensuring Your Accounting House Is In Order

Media Law

This week’s featured resource: Complimentary e-book: Getting Your House in Order: Driving Efficiency in Law Firm Accounting. Description: Law firm accounting and bookkeeping are day-to-day tasks that form the foundation of a successful law firm.

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.)

Police Accountability: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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.

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). Here is the abstract. Terrorist organizations have found social media websites to be invaluable for

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.

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.

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.

How Kira’s AI Is Being Used To Support Police Accountability Reform

Media Law

The reform initiative, Campaign Zero , is focused on developing data-driven solutions to end police violence and hold police accountable. Limit disciplinary consequences for officers or the capacity of civilian oversight structures or the media to hold police accountable.

Federal District Judge Dismisses Russian Free-Speech Challenge To Facebook's Shutdown of Its Account

Media Law Prof Blog

Federal District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Agency of News (FAN) against Facebook for shutting down its account. FAN argued that Facebook was interfering with its free-speech rights. Judge Koh ruled that Facebook is

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

Rep. Ilhan Omar proposing new police accountability legislation. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is introducing police accountability legislation she’s hoping to add to the George Floyd Justice

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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

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

A picture says a thousand gmail accounts….

Music Technology Policy

Price: White House used taxpayer dollars to tweet from official account and smear a patriot

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Price: White House used taxpayer dollars to tweet from official account and smear a patriot

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.

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

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

Opinion | George Floyd, Police Accountability and the Supreme Court - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

What was intended to prevent frivolous lawsuits against agents of the government, the investigation concluded, “has become a highly effective shield in thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold cops accountable when they are accused of using excessive force.”