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.

Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

Music Technology Policy

If you read the New York Times Sunday Magazine (which probably means you’re over 40 or live inside of the Acela corridor), you may have noticed a story last week titled “ The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t “ This piece is another of these “Sky is Rising” type things bankrolled by the Computer & Communications Industry Association, aka Google. The real question is what is the New York Times up to.

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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. And the new proposed regulations would actually make the status quo even worse. In the words of one leading songwriter paraphrasing The Who’s We Won’t Get Fooled Again , “Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss.”5.

DMX sues for royalties from jail

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a complaint filed in New York Supreme Court, the hip-hop artist formerly known as Earl. Tags: Accounting Contracts & Riders Copyright Litigation Music By Eriq Gardner Rapper DMX, currently serving six months in jail for a probation violation, is being productive behind bars, suing his copyright administrator.

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James Comey Cometh - The New York Times

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I could be wrong, but I took him to be focusing on what had just happened with Flynn’s departure and the controversy around his account of his phone calls. James Comey Cometh - The New York Times

Jeff Sessions Clams Up in Congress - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Senator Martin Heinrich, Democrat of New Mexico, angrily accused Mr. Sessions of “impeding this investigation” by refusing to respond, but perhaps the attorney general was wise to keep his mouth shut. 2017 The New York Times Company.

Blood in the Water - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump’s and Comey’s accounts, at least as they are being reported, conflict on these counts. The whole White House crew must be fully investigated and held to account. Blood in the Water - The New York Times

It’s Not Whack A Mole if You Own the Mole: New York Times Coverage of Brand Sponsored Piracy

Music Technology Policy

So when you take into account the vastness of this financial support for theft–and the Times does a good job of conveying this excuse–it leads to the conclusion that someone has something to hide.

New York Mag's Tweet Guide

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I missed Twitter when my account was suspended for a few days. Here's New York Mag's guide to the best tweets. Tags: hashtag New York tweets Twitter My Twitter-feed is now essential to how I do business every day.

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets | Politics | Vanity Fair

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What followed was a clash of civilizations—and ambitions—as Guardian editors and their colleagues at The New York Times and other media outlets struggled to corral a whistle-blowing stampede amid growing distrust and anger.

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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.

An Innocent Man Who Imagined the World as It Should Be - The New York Times

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After his release (the jury at his retrial acquitted him in 35 minutes), Mr. Thompson set out to hold to account the prosecutors and other officials who had fought for so long to kill him. “He An Innocent Man Who Imagined the World as It Should Be - The New York Times

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race - The New York Times

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Credit Tom Brenner/The New York TimesPhoto by: Tom Brenner/The New York TimesMs. Wilson’s account was fabricated, but on Thursday, when Mr. Kelly defended the president, he did not reject her account. By Yamiche Alcindor, Michael D.

How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare - The New York Times

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How the Senate bill alters major parts of Obamacare REPEAL CHANGE KEEP Individual mandate Medicaid expansion Dependent coverage until 26 Employer mandate Tax credits for premiums Subsidies for out-of-pocket costs Restrictions on charging more for older Americans Obamacare taxes Health savings account How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare - The New York Times

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The Cruelty and Fraudulence of Mitch McConnell’s Health Bill - The New York Times

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"A few days ago the tweeter in chief demanded that Congress enact ‘a beautiful new HealthCare bill’ before it goes into recess. Before I get to what makes it worse, let’s talk about the one piece of the new bill that may sound like a step in the right direction, and why it’s largely a scam.

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The False Promises in President Trump’s Tax Plan - The New York Times

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It would be foolish to expect anything different if a new set of tax cuts increased corporations’ already healthy profits. The False Promises in President Trump’s Tax Plan - The New York Times

2 Black Women Sue Fox News, Claiming Racial Discrimination - The New York Times

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"Fox News, whose chairman, Roger Ailes, was ousted last year after a string of sexual harassment claims, is facing new allegations of discrimination. 2 Black Women Sue Fox News, Claiming Racial Discrimination - The New York Times

‘The Flag Is Drenched With Our Blood’ - The New York Times

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According to The New York Times, when Trump’s advisers appeared lukewarm about the uproar he created by chastising, in the coarsest of terms, N.F.L. had a quarter of blacks in the New World.” The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7

All the President’s Lies - The New York Times

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Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times Photo by: Eric Thayer for The New York Times Trump sets out to deceive people. From both his personal Twitter account and the White House account, he told untruths. All the President’s Lies - The New York Times"By David Leonhardt, www.nytimes.comView OriginalMarch 20th, 2017 The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar.

What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means - The New York Times

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Textiles and footwear account for 80 percent of the country’s total export revenue, and some 700,000 jobs. What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means - The New York Times"PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Kem Sokha, the leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (C.N.R.P.),

For Women, It’s Not Just the O’Reilly Problem - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

That’s not deterrence, let alone true accountability. For Women, It’s Not Just the O’Reilly Problem - The New York Time

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Why Is the U.S. Killing So Many Civilians in Syria and Iraq? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

But even as the civilian death toll ticks upward, the American military has relaxed oversight, investigation and accountability on civilian casualties. There is also no longer any public accountability. The New York Times

Ryancare: You Can Pay More for Less! - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The proposal would allow families to sock away more money in health savings accounts, which may sound good at first but would primarily benefit affluent people who can afford to save more. The New York Times

The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

By his own account, he did not look too hard even after Special Agent Hawkins called back repeatedly over the next several weeks — in part because he wasn’t certain the caller was a real F.B.I. Podesta, whose private email account was hacked months later. The New York Times

The Gangsta American Prison-Commercial Complex - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Everything an inmate can buy — phone calls, commissary, copays for substandard medical care, video visitation or the new email service — is purchased through a special account created by the prison or a private company. Merely to add funds to an account, the family or friends of inmates must pay a service fee. I have an account myself with the prison phone giant Securus so that inmates I want to keep in touch with can call me.

If ESPN Wants to Discipline Jemele Hill, She Might Have Law on Her Side - The New York Times

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If ESPN Wants to Discipline Jemele Hill, She Might Have Law on Her Side - The New York Times

Supreme Court Nominee Calls Trump’s Attacks on Judiciary ‘Demoralizing’ - The New York Times

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An account of the discussion was confirmed by a White House adviser working to advance the Gorsuch confirmation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment. Supreme Court Nominee Calls Trump’s Attacks on Judiciary ‘Demoralizing’ - The New York Times

IMAX Hopes To End U.S. Investors' Lawsuit With $12 Million Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The agreement, revealed last week in federal court in New York, is crafted to take account for a Canadian judge's decision to certify a global investor class. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Time for Congress to Investigate Mr. Trump’s Ties to Russia - The New York Times

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During the Vietnam War, Watergate and the Iran-contra scandal, when a president’s actions or policies crossed the line, Congress investigated and held the White House to account. Time for Congress to Investigate Mr. Trump’s Ties to Russia - The New York Times

The Kook, ‘the Mooch’ and the Loot - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street snake investment huckster, to be the new communications director, a move that caused Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who The New York Times reported “vehemently disagreed with the appointment,” to resign. The Times report continued: “Separately, Deutsche Bank has been in contact with federal investigators about the Trump accounts, according to two people briefed on the matter.

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To Stop Bad Prosecutors, Call the Feds - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The short answer is that they are almost never held accountable for misconduct, even when it results in wrongful convictions. It is time for a new approach to ending this behavior: federal oversight of prosecutors’ offices that repeatedly ignore defendants’ legal and constitutional rights.

Russian Agents Were Behind Yahoo Hack, U.S. Says - The New York Times

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Sally Yates Tells Senators She Warned Trump About Michael Flynn - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Sally Yates Tells Senators She Warned Trump About Michael Flynn - The New York Times : " "WASHINGTON — Less than a week into the Trump administration, Sally Q. Yates’s testimony, along with a separate revelation Monday that President Barack Obama had warned Mr. Trump not to hire Mr. Flynn, offered a more complete public account of Mr. Flynn’s stunning fall from one of the nation’s most important security posts.

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Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Credit Al Drago/The New York Times Photo by: Al Drago/The New York Times The Republican plan would alter both of those programs, changing the winners and losers. The new plan would also simplify the current system, which requires verifying every applicant’s income and then giving just the right amount of financial assistance. It would allow Americans to sock more money away for health spending in special tax-free health savings accounts.

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Help @RepJerryNadler Beat the Cartels because #irespectmusic

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Jerry Nadler at the so-called “Music Biz Association” Music Biz Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series in New York. irespectmusic campaign Fair Play Fair Pay CLASSICS Act PROMOTE Act Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act Rep.

Congress Can’t Let Mr. Trump Kill Obamacare on His Own - The Editorial Board of The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A 1992 General Accounting Office report found such plans had left nearly 400,000 members and their beneficiaries with $123 million in unpaid medical claims between 1988 and 1991. Congress Can’t Let Mr. Trump Kill Obamacare on His Own - The New York Times

Lack of Videos Hampers Inquiries Into Houston Police Shootings - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The rate of shootings by police officers was higher in Houston between 2010 and 2014 than in New York or Los Angeles, and the Houston police killed more people than the Los Angeles police despite having half as many officers, according to police data. Without videotaped evidence to contradict police accounts, shootings are far less likely to galvanize the public and to result in disciplinary action against the officers involved, criminologists say.

Why Songwriters Can’t Audit Under the Statutory Mechanical Royalty License, or Shall We Rely on the Kindness of Strangers?

Music Technology Policy

Because of the history of the regulations applicable to these accountings, the current regulations are a hacker’s paradise. This is one of the main reasons why the Harry Fox Agency license was the preferred licensing mechanism for decades–the HFA license modifies the terms of the Copyright Act and in consideration for granting quarterly instead of monthly accountings and a few other things, songwriters get the right to audit (or have their administrator audit, more likely.).

C.I.A. TIE REPORTED IN MANDELA ARREST - New York Times

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The intelligence service, using an agent inside the African National Congress, provided South African security officials with precise information about Mr. Mandela''s activities that enabled the police to arrest him, said the account by the Cox News Service. TIE REPORTED IN MANDELA ARREST - New York Times

The Biggest Questions Awaiting the Supreme Court - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The court’s new term, which starts Monday, will jump right back into high-profile constitutional battles like voting rights, affirmative action and the death penalty, as well as a new attack on public-sector labor unions. The decisions last term showed a court willing to take into account the effects of the law on individual lives. The Biggest Questions Awaiting the Supreme Court - The New York Times