Guest Post: How Amazon’s Twitch.tv Cheats Music Creators

Music Technology Policy

Twitch , a subsidiary of Amazon, is a live-streaming video platform that has “ over two million broadcasters and 15 million daily active users.” Amazon Prime : Because Twitch is owned by Amazon, Prime members can use “tokens” from their Prime membership to subscribe to broadcaster channels on Twitch. Guest Posts How Amazon Screws Songwriters News from the Goolag Erin M. Guest post* by Erin M. Jacobson, Esq.

Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

Because Google and Amazon–purveyors of Big Data–claim they “can’t” find contact information for song owners in a Google search. That’s right–Google and Amazon are falling over themselves to use their market power to stiff songwriters yet again.

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Free Softwares For eBay Amazon Listing

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Any seller support softwares for Amazon, eBay or any other marketplaces for that matter are often expensive especially when they are loaded with ultra evolved and sophisticated support features.

HFA/Amazon and MRI

Music Technology Policy

Lot’s of quizzical…yes, that’s what it was, quizzical…reaction to the announcement by HFA that they will be handling a few items for Amazon. First of all, I have to say that it’s always encouraging when one of the Gang of Four tech oligarchs (per Eric Schmidt) like Amazon does something on the top of the table. The Amazon cloud service is exhibit A. One might think that Amazon would have helped itself by hiring HFA. amazon artist rights

"Hollywood on Strike" Book Available on Amazon!

Digital Media Law

My book is finally available on Amazon: Coming soon - "Look Inside the Book" and a Kindle edition. _. available at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (use limited-time code JL886NCV for 20% off) and on Amazon. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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The Dominance of Amazon

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times Bits Blog, a discussion of Amazon and the changes it has brought to bookselling. Readers'' comments are lively

Netflix, Amazon Beat Blacklisting Lawsuit From Former Employee

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Amazon Studios Television Amazon.com Ted Sarandos Jeff Bezos Business The claims from Jerry Kowal included defamation and wrongful termination read more. Netflix Reed Hastings THR Online THR, Esq.

Warner Bros. Files Mass Litigation Against Amazon Resellers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Is Amazon's user marketplace rife with counterfeits? read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business Amazon.com Warner Bros. Entourage Game of Thrones Harry Potter The Sopranos The Wire

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'A Gronking to Remember' Becomes Memorable Lawsuit Against Amazon, Apple

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A couple is suing the tech giants after finding their faces on an e-book that went viral. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

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Hey Alexa, Regift Yourself: Google Overtakes Amazon in Biometric Data Acquisition Tools — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

According to the Canalys research outfit, Google has taken the lead over Amazon for the first time in the acquisition of biometric identifying data–aka “smart speakers”.

We’re from Amazon and We’re Here to Help: Amazon Wants to Commoditize Festivals

Music Technology Policy

It probably drives Amazon crazy that they haven’t found a way to commoditize music festivals like they have all other aspects of retail, using brick and mortar retailers as Amazon showrooms. So it should come as no surprise that Amazon is going to try to fix a problem that doesn’t exist for anyone but them–the fan experience at music festivals. Yes, we’re from Amazon and we’re here to help.

Podcast, Blog & New Media Producers’ Legal Survival Guide now available in the Amazon Kindle Store.

Gordon P. Firemark

I’m thrilled to announce that my book, the Podcast, Blog & New Media Producers’ Legal Survival Guide is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store. Interested? Click Here Also available is my White Paper: 6 Ways to Finance a Feature Film

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More Evidence That Netflix and Amazon Have Joined a Legal War Against Piracy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streamers join the studios in a lawsuit against Dragon Media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

@scleland: Why Amazon Buying WholeFoods Will Attract Serious Antitrust Scrutiny — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

T]his transaction review is the first genuine opportunity and powerful legal process for those alleging anti-competitive harm by Amazon to have antitrust authorities’ full ear in a confidential process where warranted. via @scleland: Why Amazon Buying WholeFoods Will Attract Serious Antitrust Scrutiny — Artist Rights Watch

Warner Bros. Files Mass Litigation Against Amazon Resellers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Is Amazon's user marketplace rife with counterfeits? read more. The Business Game of Thrones Movies Warner Bros. THR, Esq. Television Entourage Amazon.com Harry Potter The Wire Tech The Sopranos Business

Exposed: Undercover Reporter at Amazon Warehouse Found Abusive Condition.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

More Writers Object To Amazon Policies

Media Law Prof Blog

A number of German writers have now joined the chorus protesting Amazon''s policy promoting e-books, alleging that the online retailing giant delays or fails to promote the products of those authors whose publishers do not agree to Amazon''s pricing policies

Class Action Filed in Response to Amazon e-Book Deletions

JetLawBlog

Amazon refunded its customers and apologized, saying that the deletions were made because the independent bookseller did not have the legal right to sell the novels through Amazon. Amazon.com’s efforts to prevent copyright infringement have landed it in hot water.

Amazon Showroom Operators (aka Retailers) Continue to Decline as Income Transfer Accelerates

Music Technology Policy

Amazon showrooms–aka bricks and mortar retail–are in an unrecoverable tailspin that will affect neighbors and communities across the country and around the world. Not paying for showroom space is not the only thing Amazon is good at grifting.

Amazon Censoring Kindle Title List

The Legal Satyricon

by Charles Platt After Amazon caved in and removed _The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure_, other titles with erotic content are now being targeted. The currently uncertain situation is summarized here. Filed under: First Amendment, obscenity, political correctness. First Amendment obscenity political correctness

Podcast: The Legal Turbulence Facing Amazon’s Drones

Media Law

News of Amazon’s plans to use delivery drones surprised many, but the fact is that a number of companies are developing drones for commercial uses. However, before any of these commercial drones can take flight, they need to clear a series of legal hurdles, from winning FAA approval to sorting out liability and privacy issues. […] The post Podcast: The Legal Turbulence Facing Amazon’s Drones appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Amazon Founder Buys Washington Post

Media Law Prof Blog

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, has purchased the Washington Post for $250 million. More here from Hollywood Reporter and here from CNN

Actress Details Amazon's Alleged Data-Mining Fraud in Amended IMDb Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Huang Hoang, whose age was revealed by IMDb, amends complaint in effort to show how Amazon is allegedly committing fraud on its customers.

Guest Post: Amazon will deal with Pinterest Copyright Infringements

Music Technology Policy

One of our contributors discovered that all content copied by Pinterest members to the Pinterest website was actually hosted on Amazon servers. Our member contacted Amazon for an answer. Amazon has now accepted that they will process DMCA notices concerning infringements by Pinterest members. Amazon. NS-1226.AWSDNS-25.ORG , Amazon Technologies, Inc., Amazon Legal Department, Reno, USA. UK , Amazon Technologies, Inc.,

Amazon Revamps Kindle Royalties Program

Media Law Prof Blog

Amazon is restructuring its Kindle royalty program to make it more attractive to authors and publishers. Previously, authors received a little over $3 per title selling at $8.99; now they'll get $6.25. The new program launches in June. Read more

Amazon argues Constitution protects your chats with Alexa - CNET

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Amazon says the First Amendment protects your conversations with Alexa. Amazon argues Constitution protects your chats with Alexa - CNET

Cuomo Pisses on the First Amendment over Amazon Ads

The Legal Satyricon

The Man in the High Castle is a piece of alternative history fiction. It imagines an alternate future in which the Axis powers won World War II. The Nazis occupy the eastern part of the United States, while the Japanese take up residence in the west. I have only seen the pilot, so I’m not […].

Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation and sent it to random contact | Technology | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

John H Armwood "No matter how suspicious it has seemed that Amazon is encouraging us to put listening devices in every room of our homes, the company has always said that its Echo assistants are not listening in on or recording conversations.

Malcolm Gladwell Confronts Pieism With Amazon’s Vice President of Fulfillment

Music Technology Policy

According to Reuters: In a blog post on the Amazon site authored by the “Amazon Books team” [that is, an anonymous post], the ecommerce giant said e-books were very price sensitive. Based on a review of many titles, Amazon argued that ebook priced at $9.99

Ninth Circuit Rejects Claim That Amazon’s Terms and Conditions Are an Unconscionable Contract

New Media and Technology Law

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that had sent a putative class action against Amazon over its pricing practices to arbitration, as per Amazon’s terms of service. On remand, a New York magistrate judge ruled that the court should grant Amazon’s motion to compel arbitration on other grounds based upon the plaintiff’s constructive knowledge of the terms.).

White People Are Upset That Amazon’s Alexa Believes Black Lives Matter

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

I’m referring to the Amazon assistant whose brain was sucked out of her body and put into the Amazon Echo. White People Are Upset That Amazon’s Alexa Believes Black Lives Matter

Librarian of Congress Fails to Alert Oversight Committees of Massive Abuse of Copyright Loophole by Google and Amazon to Use Songs Without Paying U.S. or Foreign Songwriters 

Music Technology Policy

Google and Amazon are the first two vastly wealthy multinational media companies to enjoy the Librarian’s collaboration. Why are Google and Amazon doing this? The Librarian of Congress?

@thetrichordist: Updated! Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc. — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc. The problem with a pro-rata share of advertising revenue is that the fraction may well always trend downward and is dependent on the growth rate of the service involved.

New York Court Upholds "Amazon" Holding

Media Law Prof Blog

Zelinsky, Cardozo School of Law, has published New York Appellate Division Upholds 'Amazon' Law: Analysis in State Tax Notes (2011). Media tax mavens, take note: Edward A. Here is the abstract. In Amazon.com LLC et al. New York State

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: ‘we do not support’ Trump immigration order - The Verge

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos weighed in this afternoon on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to the US for citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations. Washington state, where Amazon is headquartered, is the first to directly take on Trump’s executive order.

Kanye West Sues Amazon, Others Over 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The "Yeezus" artist says the e-retailer is committing contributory trademark infringement by allegedly enabling websites trading in the digital money. read more. The Business Kanye West Music THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

@vahn16: Popular Twitch Streamers Temporarily Banned For Playing Copyrighted Music — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: It’s about time that these royalty deadbeats began understanding the meaning of “repeat infringer policy” which Twitch (owned by Amazon) does not seem to have in place at all.]. How Amazon Screws Songwriters Amazon/Twitch copyright infringement repeat infringers

Netflix, Amazon Sued by Former Executive in Million-Dollar Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Former Netflix director of content acquisition Jerry Kowal claims the digital streaming service used its leverage to get him fired from Amazon after it accused him of stealing confidential information. read more. The Business Netflix THR Online THR, Esq. Amazon.com Business

Actress Sues IMDB/Amazon For Publishing Personal Information

Media Law Prof Blog

Amazon, which owns IMDB, the internet movie website, is facing a lawsuit from an anonymous plaintiff who alleges it invaded her privacy by publishing her age in the "IMBD Pro" section of its database. The actress says website personnel obtained

Tax Dodger Amazon Now Fighting Justice in the UK, Small Bookseller Mounts Change.org Petition Drive

Music Technology Policy

Eric Schmidt referred to the New Tech Oligarchs as the “Gang of Four”: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and, of course, Google. We’ve seen this time and again with Amazon, a company that allows consumers to stand in a bricks and mortar retailer and order an item from Amazon while getting a product demo of the same item from the shop owner on the pretext of buying the good from the shop. I am not anti-Amazon, fair competition is fine.

Lyft, HP won't advertise on Breitbart. Uber, Amazon remain - CNET

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Uber, Amazon remain - CNET"After the election of President Donald Trump in November, a secretive organization called Sleeping Giants popped up on Facebook and Twitter. Its mission: "To stop racist websites by stopping their ad dollars." Sleeping Giants' main target has been Breitbart News, which made headlines Wednesday after students at University of California at Berkeley protested an appearance by one of its columnists.

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Malkia Cyril on Facebook’s Civil Rights Audit & How Amazon Sells Facial Recognition Tools to Police

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

That Amazon Glitch

Media Law Prof Blog

Helen Popkin updates us on the Amazon.com "glitch." She says the problem was customer service