When Does a Sexual Advance Amount to Sexual Harassment? An Attorney Explains (Guest Column)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In the Harvey Weinstein situation, an actor or crew member working on a film that he produced, or any person working at The Weinstein Co., would be an employee under the law. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies THR Online

Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365

Media Law

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Advanced Data Governance within Office 365, a tool that uses machine learning to help organizations find and retain important data while eliminating redundant, obsolete and trivial data.

New ‘Lexis Answers’ Brings Artificial Intelligence to Lexis Advance

Media Law

LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of Lexis Answers, a feature that brings artificial intelligence to the Lexis Advance legal research platform. The post New ‘Lexis Answers’ Brings Artificial Intelligence to Lexis Advance appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. With Lexis Answers, a researcher can ask a natural-language question and get back the single-best answer in the form of what Lexis is calling a Lexis Answer Card.

‘Lexis Advance’ Advances Again

Media Law

Lexis today is formally announcing the next-iteration of its next-generation legal research platform, Lexis Advance. Today’s release takes Lexis Advance up a few notches, adding content, features and functionality, while adhering to the original concept.

In Possible First, New Lexis Advance CivPro Practice Guide Includes Embedded Videos

Media Law

In what it says is an industry first for a legal research platform, LexisNexis today is launching a multimedia civil procedure practice guide within Lexis Advance that includes not only text but also a series of more than 150 short videos embedded within the content. The post In Possible First, New Lexis Advance CivPro Practice Guide Includes Embedded Videos appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

LexisNexis Launches Major Revamp of Lexis Advance (With Screencaps)

Media Law

It has been four years since LexisNexis unveiled its first Lexis Advance product, originally called Lexis Advance for Solos. The post LexisNexis Launches Major Revamp of Lexis Advance (With Screencaps) appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Fastcase Launches Free Advance Sheets in E-Book Formats

Media Law

Now comes the latest news from these renegades of legal publishing: free advance sheets in e-book format, covering every state and federal appeals court, including the Supreme Court. Supreme Court and Illinois advance sheets.

Judge Allows Lindsay Lohan to Advance in 'Grand Theft Auto' Lawsuit

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The actress says the game publisher used her image in violation of New York civil rights laws. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Lexis Advance Now Has an iPhone App

Media Law

I wrote here in October about the launch of Lexis Advance for Solos , the LexisNexis flat-rate legal research platform for one- and two-lawyer firms. This week, Lexis rolled out a new app that allows lawyers who subscribe to Advance to use it from their iPhones.

WWE Runs Into Judge's Smackdown in Advance of Wrestlemania (Exclusive)

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The road to the big event this year in New Orleans could be making an unexpected stop at a federal appeals court thanks to a surprising decision concerning bootleggers. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

Lexis for Office Now Integrates with Lexis Advance

Media Law

In the years since, Lexis also launched Lexis Advance , its next-generation legal research platform. Yesterday, Lexis released a new version of Lexis for Microsoft Office that integrates with Lexis Advance.

LexisNexis Announces its Next ‘Advance’ in Legal Research

Media Law

Back in October, I wrote a post here about Lexis Advance for Solos , the new, flat-rate legal research platform from LexisNexis for one- and two-lawyer firms. Today, LexisNexis announced the next group of users who will have an Advance all their own — associates.

Soap Actress Allowed to Advance Lawsuit Alleging Sony Retaliated Against Her Advocacy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Victoria Rowell claims that 'Days of Our Lives' took her off an audition list based on her work on behalf of minorities. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Motels Singer Advances in Lawsuit Over Digital Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge won''t dismiss class action claims over a record label''s accounting. read more. The Business Music THR, Esq. Business

LexisNexis Rolls Out Lexis Advance for Solos

Media Law

A busy schedule has kept me from reviewing Lexis Advance for Solos , the new LexisNexis legal research platform for one- and two-lawyer firms that LexisNexis released earlier this week. If you can use Google, you can use Lexis Advance. Advance costs $175 a month for a solo.

Fox News Anchor Advances in Lawsuit Over Name of Hasbro's Toy Hamster

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Judge says that Harris Faulkner should be allowed to gather and cite evidence of what children think about when playing with a hamster doll named Harris Faulkner read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

'Cars 2' Fighting Legal Claims in Advance of Release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Disney releases 'Cars 2' on Friday despite some intellectual property rocks in the road. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Monroe Price: Clinton's "Long Game" Advancing Internet Freedom

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Image via Wikipedia Monroe Price: Clinton's "Long Game" Advancing Internet Freedom While Bahrain careens and Egypt moves toward a new stasis, the debate over the shape and role of the Internet intensifies in different register and in different levels of abstraction.

LMFAO's $7 Million Fight With Ex-Manager Advances (Here's the Remix)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A trial is now focusing on the work that LMFAO did for Kanye West, Pitbull and others. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. LMFAO Business

Led Zeppelin Asks Appeals Court to Award Fees for "Stairway" Trial Win

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"Skidmore continues to advance frivolous arguments and misstate the law," writes the band's attorney in the brief. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Mark Geragos Must Face Lawsuit for Tweeting About Lady Gaga's "Rapist"

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A judge allows Dr. Luke to advance in a defamation claim over a "#bingo" tweet. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

NCAA Athletes Advance in Antitrust Lawsuit Over TV Broadcasts and Videogames

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge says that the First Amendment doesn''t provide a basis for stopping NCAA athletes from going forward in their billion dollar claims. read more. The Business Sports THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

Fox News' Roger Ailes Sued for Sexual Harassment by Ousted Anchor Gretchen Carlson

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The longtime Fox News host says she rebuffed sexual advances and also suffered gender discrimination from 'Fox & Friends' co-host Steve Doocy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Sony Hack: Judge Allows Ex-Employees to Sue for Negligence

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Sony can't escape a claim that it failed to maintain adequate security measures in advance of a breach that exposed personal information. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Viacom Headed to Trial Over TLC Biopic

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Perri "Pebbles" Reid, the group's former manager, advances past the summary judgment phase of her defamation lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

SAG Commercials Negotiations Process Advances

Digital Media Law

The SAG-AFTRA commercials contract seems to be suffering little of the turbulence afflicting the long-expired SAG TV/theatrical contract. So far anyway. fingers crossed.

Milo Yiannopoulos Argues Failure to Return Book Advance Doesn't Doom Lawsuit

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The former Breitbart editor seeks to save contract claims against Simon & Schuster. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Rachel Maddow: Obama declaration icing on the cake of legacy advancing gay rights

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 2

Music Technology Policy

Remember—if it’s an advance, it’s recoupable from somebody’s money, and one way or another, if you’re the artist and there’s an advance, it’s usually recoupable from yours. In the case of producer royalties, there’s usually only two kinds of payments that get recouped: advances and also what I call the “bad boy payments”, such as unexcused overbudget, indemnity claims (like for uncleared samples or outright lying) or union penalties for late or no filing of session reports.

Time Warner Facing Class Action Discrimination Suit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In addition to "glass ceilings" for advancement, the complaint also says there are "glass walls" that segregate the company into divisions in which black leadership is acceptable and divisions in which it is not.

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 1

Music Technology Policy

Recording Fund or Recording Budget and Advance : Producers have “fixed” and “contingent” compensation. Fixed” compensation refers to an advance against royalties, and “contingent compensation” is a royalty (or more accurately, a share of your royalties) on sales or license fees of the recordings they produce. It’s called “fixed” because the advance is a fixed amount you pay “up front”, and it’s called “contingent” because the royalty is contingent on sales or license fees.

Twenty More Questions for Artists: Record producer agreements, Part 1

Music Technology Policy

Recording Fund or Recording Budget and Advance : Producers have “fixed” and “contingent” compensation. Fixed” compensation refers to an advance against royalties, and “contingent compensation” is a royalty (or more accurately, a share of your royalties) on sales or license fees of the recordings they produce. It’s called “fixed” because the advance is a fixed amount you pay “up front”, and it’s called “contingent” because the royalty is contingent on sales or license fees.

Kesha Denied Dr. Luke Made Sexual Advances in 2011 Deposition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The pop star''s mother also gave sworn testimony about what her daughter didn''t tell her read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq

20 Questions for New Artists: Artist Glossary--"Advance"

Music Technology Policy

Artist Glossary of Industry Terms: "Advance" An “advance” is almost always defined as a pre-payment of royalties, whether the advance is paid by record company to an artist, a publisher to a writer or a merchandiser to an artist. An advance is also sometimes called a “minimum guarantee”. Advances in the music industry do not earn interest and are not loans. The advance is only “recoupable”—meaning that the advance is applied against earned royalties.

Rocket Matter Adds ‘Advanced Analytics’ Billing and Productivity Reports

Media Law

The cloud-based practice management platform Rocket Matter today announced a new feature, Advanced Analytics, that allows law firms to create various reports on billing and productivity. The post Rocket Matter Adds ‘Advanced Analytics’ Billing and Productivity Reports appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

'Iron Man' Composer Beats Ghostface Killah in Copyright Lawsuit After Rapper's No-Show (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jack Urbont, who created music for ''The Marvel Super Heroes'' television show in the ''60s, wins a lawsuit over sampling and advances to a consequential showdown on damages read more.

LexisNexis Launches Major Revamp of Lexis Advance (With Screencaps)

Media Law

It has been four years since LexisNexis unveiled its first Lexis Advance product, originally called Lexis Advance for Solos. It followed that a year later with the formal launch in December 2011 of Lexis Advance, its next-generation legal research platform marked by a streamlined and simplified interface and Google-like universal search. The post LexisNexis Launches Major Revamp of Lexis Advance (With Screencaps) appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Microsoft Launches Preview Version of Machine-Learning Data Governance Tool for Office 365

Media Law

Last September, it announced that it would be developing an advanced data governance tool for Office 365, and on Friday, it released that tool in a limited public preview, with general availability […].

'Superman' Lawyer Looks to SLAPP Away a Warner Bros. Lawsuit on Appeal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

attempts to get its reply brief in order in advance of a coming hearing that will explore the differences between lawyers and businessmen. Warner Bros. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Warner Bros

Retired Football Players Allowed to Advance in Lawsuit Over EA's 'Madden NFL'

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Appeals court won''t allow game company''s 1st Amendment arguments to overcome athletes'' publicity rights read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business