More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments

Media Law

When Adam McDonell practiced law, he saw inefficiency in the way firms and legal departments assign and allocate work to associates and staff attorneys. His new product, Salladore, is his attempt to streamline the assignment process. The post More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

First Post-Incentive Auction Window Opens for Modifications By Repacked TV Stations that Can’t Build on Their Assigned Channel

Broadcast Law Blog

The facilities that they were assigned in the repacking notice were meant to replicate their current service area, but on their new channels some stations may be able to increase power or coverage. Earlier this week, the FCC announced the first of its post-auction filing windows for TV stations that are forced to abandon their current channels as a result of the repacking of the TV band after the broadcast incentive auction.

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The Final Class Assignment

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The Final Class Assignment is further down on this page. You will see the two"The Boondocks" comics and a PodCast explaining the assignment. Make sure you bring your response to class by Wednesday

The Final Class Assignment

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The Final Class Assignment is further down on this page. You will see the two"The Boondocks" comics and a PodCast explaining the assignment. Make sure you bring your response to class by Wednesday

Boondocks class assignment

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Boondocks class assignment

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$18,000 FCC Fine for Operating Earth Station with Expired License Reminds Broadcasters That Not All of Their Licenses are Covered During the License Renewal or Assignment and Transfer Approval Process

Broadcast Law Blog

If a broadcaster does not pay attention to the expiration dates for these nonbroadcast licenses, or forgets to separately file an application for permission to assign these licenses during a sale of their broadcast station, a fine like the $18,000 fine that was just issued to a radio broadcaster who forgot that earth station licenses are different from a main broadcast license or a broadcast auxiliary license, may occur.

PodCast > Boondocks Class Assignment Instructions

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

PodCast > Boondocks Class Assignment Instructions

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The Importance of an Assignment Clause

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

April 8, 2002 The Importance of an Assignment Clause A recent case by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals makes clear why it is important to include an express provision allowing assignment when entering into an exclusive copyright license. This case illustrates how important it is for production companies to obtain written consent to assign their rights when they license underlying works, such as books, scripts and music.

The Importance of an Assignment Clause

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

April 8, 2002 The Importance of an Assignment Clause A recent case by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals makes clear why it is important to include an express provision allowing assignment when entering into an exclusive copyright license. This case illustrates how important it is for production companies to obtain written consent to assign their rights when they license underlying works, such as books, scripts and music.

Fordham Law Professor Creates Intriguing Privacy Law Internet Assignment Involving Justice Scalia

Media Law Prof Blog

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia seems miffed at a Fordham Law School professor who asked his privacy law class to see what it could find out about the justice online. So reports the Wired Campus blog. According to a related Concurring

Assignment of Copyright through Terms of Use: Does E-Sign Make It OK? A Tool for B2B Sites Dealing with Unauthorized Access to Their Content?

New Media and Technology Law

The question is, can one obtain an exclusive license or assignment of copyright through online terms of use? By submitting an image, you hereby irrevocably assign (and agree to assign) to MRIS, free and clear of any restrictions or encumbrances, all of your rights, title and interest in and to the image submitted. This assignment includes, without limitation, all worldwide copyrights in and to the image, and the right to sue for past and future infringement.

Fine for Missing Quarterly Issues Programs List Not Excused by Intervening Transfer of Control of TV Station – Buy Assets Not Stock to Avoid Assuming Prior Owner’s FCC Liabilities

Broadcast Law Blog

In an FCC decision fining a TV station $10,000 for failing to include 15 Quarterly Issues Programs lists in its public inspection file, the FCC refused to reduce the proposed liability based on an intervening “long-form” transfer of control followed by a short-form assignment of license of the station. In this case, the buyer, once it purchased a controlling interest in the station licensee, then assigned the license to a new company owned by the new controlling shareholders.

FCC Approves Another Radio Station Acquisition by a Company that is 100% Foreign-Owned

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers FM Radio Multiple Ownership Rules Public Interest Obligations/Localism foreign ownership of US broadcast stationsThe FCC yesterday issued a Declaratory Ruling approving the acquisition of an FM radio station in upstate New York by a company that is 100% controlled by two individuals, neither of whom is a US citizen. One is a UK citizen, the second a citizen of Poland. These individuals have lived in the US for three years.

Consent Decrees Remind Broadcasters to Seek FCC Approval for Corporate Changes – Even When Control Does Not Change

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers FCC Fines General FCC FCC approval for corporate reorganization unauthorized transfer of controlLast week, the FCC released a Consent Decree where a broadcast company admitted to certain unauthorized transfers of several stations , even though actual control of the stations, for the most part, did not change.

Class Assignments For The Week of April 18th 2005

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Complete and hand in the Boondocks assignment(immediately below) by the date of your first law class of the week (either Tuesday or Wednesday). In addition make sure you have read the rest of chapter five. Focus on the Florida Star v. BJF case page 188, the "Red Kimono" case pages 188-189 and the section inthe text discussing "False Light" found on pages 191 through 193. Thought Question" Does the "False Light Doctrine" apply to the Boondocks comics below?

Class Assignments For The Week of April 18th 2005

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Complete and hand in the Boondocks assignment(immediately below) by the date of your first law class of the week (either Tuesday or Wednesday). In addition make sure you have read the rest of chapter five. Focus on the Florida Star v. BJF case page 188, the "Red Kimono" case pages 188-189 and the section inthe text discussing "False Light" found on pages 191 through 193. Thought Question" Does the "False Light Doctrine" apply to the Boondocks comics below?

Broadcast Creditors Beware – $11,000 Fine Imposed for FCC Reporting Shortcomings in an AM Foreclosure Action

Broadcast Law Blog

In the FCC’s eyes, an “assignment of license ” is when the assets and license of a station change hands, so that a new licensee is now the operator of the station. The FCC was not informed of the fact that the local court had changed the appointment from an assignment to a transfer. Even though both an assignment and a transfer would be approved on exactly the same form, the FCC thought that the fact that the wrong box on the FCC Form 316 was checked and never updated was an issue.

Buyers of Broadcast Stations Through Stock Transfer Beware – Liability for Fines of Prior Owner Can Still be Imposed After the Transfer

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments of license, where the FCC approves the sale of a station to a new licensee, seemingly do provide the new owner with some degree of protection against problems with FCC compliance that occurred during the watch of the old owner – but that is because the licensee has changed. So why aren’t all sales done as assignments and not transfer?

What Does an FCC Designation for Hearing Mean?

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers Multiple Ownership Rules Public Interest Obligations/Localism designation for hearing FCC hearing sinclair tribune transactionIn light of yesterday’s announcement that the FCC Chairman has proposed that portions of the acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group of the television stations owned by Tribune Media would be designated for hearing , one question that many have asked is, “What does designation for hearing mean?”

Controversial “Gripe Site” Protected (Again) by the Communications Decency Act and Defeats Novel Copyright Attack with Website “Browsewrap” License to User Generated Content

New Media and Technology Law

In his suit against RipoffReport.com, the plaintiff brought defamation claims, and armed with the copyright assignment, copyright infringement claims. Copyright Defamation Internet Online Content CDA immunity CDA Section 230 copyright assignment online defamation user-generated contentThe controversial consumer gripe site, RipoffReport.com, is at it again.

FCC Extends Filing Deadline for Biennial Ownership Reports Until March 2, 2018, But Will Require Reporting of Station Ownership as of October 1, 2017 Even By Those Who Sold Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

AM Radio Assignments and Transfers FM Radio General FCC Noncommercial Broadcasting Television biennial ownership reportThe FCC on Friday announced that they were extending the deadline for filing Biennial Ownership Reports by broadcasters from December 1 to March 2, 2018 to be sure that the new version of the form in the FCC’s LMS database will be up and ready to be used. The FCC will open the window for filing these ownership reports on December 1 (which was to be the deadline).

Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Interestingly, in order to have standing to bring infringement claims against certain aggregators such as 3Taps, craigslist changed its terms of service for a limited time to gain an exclusive assignment of copyright rights to user content. Contracts Copyright E-mail Online Commerce Screen Scraping copyright assignment judgment screen scraping spam spidering website scraping

CINEMA LAW: WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH YOUTUBE?

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

Tags: Assignment Copyright Fair Use Licensing Royalty

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Two More Paperwork Burdens Proposed for Relaxation Under FCC’s Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative – TV Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports and Public Notice Requirements

Broadcast Law Blog

applications for approval of a proposed sale of a station through an assignment or transfer, license renewal applications, and applications for new stations or major changes in the facilities of an existing station), most broadcasters have to give public notice of the filing of the application both by broadcasting it on the station and by publishing the notice in a local newspaper in the community that the station serves.

FCC Upholds $50,000 Penalty for Noncommercial LMA Where Licensee Paid More than its Operational Expenses

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers FCC Fines Noncommercial Broadcasting noncommercial LMA payment for noncommercial sponsorshipA decision that noncommercial broadcasters should note was released by the Commission last week.

Reminder on August 30 Effective Date for Increases in FCC Application Fees

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers FCC Fees License Renewal changes in FCC application fees

FCC Proposes Revised Application Filing Fees

Broadcast Law Blog

License Assignment. (i) License Assignment. (i) License Assignment. (i) License Assignment. License Assignment. License Assignment. (i) FCC Fees fee for FCC construction permit application fees for FCC assignment fees for FCC assignment of license fees for FCC ownership report fees for FCC transfer of broadcast station

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Communications Law Class Assignment For The Week of April 10th 2005

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Make sure you have completed your reading of chapter five of the text book. We will be completing our discussion of "Invasion of Privacy" this week. In class we will be discussing "False Light", page 193, "Intrusion" and the "Expectation of Privacy". You must read at least to page 200 in the text

Communications Law Class Assignment For The Week of April 10th 2005

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Make sure you have completed your reading of chapter five of the text book. We will be completing our discussion of "Invasion of Privacy" this week. In class we will be discussing "False Light", page 193, "Intrusion" and the "Expectation of Privacy". You must read at least to page 200 in the text

CINEMA LAW: WHO OWNS WHAT? RAW FOOTAGE VS. COMPLETED PROJECT

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

Tags: Assignment Copyright Film Implied License Work for Hire

FCC Releases Guide to New Broadcast Application Fees

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released a full guide to those fees – setting out how much broadcasters must pay when seeking any particular action from the FCC (including applications for approvals of assignments and transfers , construction permits , STA requests , license renewal , new call letters and even when they file biennial ownership reports). Assignments and Transfers FCC Fees License Renewal changes in FCC application fees FCC processing fees

Foreign Ownership of US Broadcast Stations Suddenly the Rage? – FCC Seeks Comments on Two Proposals for Alien Ownership to Exceed 25%, Including One for 100% Australian Ownership

Broadcast Law Blog

AM Radio Assignments and Transfers FM Radio General FCC Multiple Ownership Rules Television alien ownership foreign ownership of US broadcast stationsIn the last two days, the FCC has asked for public comment on two proposals for foreign ownership of US broadcast stations where that ownership would exceed 25% of the company – a limit that has for decades been seen as the upper end of ownership by foreign nationals.

Changes in the Board of Nonprofit Corporation Doom FCC Application for New FM Station – Addressing Control Issues in Noncommercial Broadcasting

Broadcast Law Blog

The change was deemed a major change in ownership, which the FCC rules says requires the assignment of a new file number – essentially meaning that the application is treated as a new application received after the filing window for the new FM stations was closed and was therefore dismissed. Assignments and Transfers FM Radio Noncommercial Broadcasting major change in ownership noncommercial station transfer of control

Spider-Man faces an enemy more persistant than the Green Goblin — litigation!

JetLawBlog

instituted a $5 billion lawsuit against Marvel Comics, claiming that Lee had retained his co-creator rights to the Marvel characters he created, had contractually assigned those rights to Stan Lee Media, and thus, the Company was due half of the earnings derived from those creations.

$700,000 to Be Paid By Media General to End Inquiry on its Attempts to Enforce a JSA – What are the Limits on the Enforceability of a Contractual Restriction on an FCC Licensee’s Sale of its Station?

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers FCC Fines Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report Multiple Ownership Rules Programming Regulations Public Interest Obligations/Localism Television grandfathering of JSAs joint sales agreement Media General fine requirements for licensee control

Mazzone on Copyright Easements @UIllinoisLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

When authors assign the copyright in their work to publishers, some productive uses of the Jason Mazzone, University of Illinois College of Law, is publishing Copyright Easements in volume 50 of the Akron Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract.

FCC Says No to Court’s Enforcement of Contractual Rights that Limit Broadcast Licensee’s Control Rights – What Does this Mean for Broadcast Contracts? 

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers General FCC Programming Regulations Public Interest Obligations/Localism Television limits of court enforcement of broadcast contracts specific performance of program agreement unauthorized transfer of controlHow far can a court go in ordering broadcasters to comply with the terms of a contract? By trying to get a court to enforce a contract signed with a broadcaster, is the suing party infringing on a licensee’s control over its broadcast station license?

How to effectively outsource Business and Legal Affairs work in the Film, Television, Theatre and Media Industries

Gordon P. Firemark

In this 3-part series of articles, I’ll demonstrate this value, and offer some practical tips on what to outource, how to outsource, and to whom you’ll assign things. Time constraints can be communicated at the time of the assignment, and if the lawyer can deliver, great.

FCC Sets Comment Dates on Proposal to Relax Restrictions on Foreign Ownership in Companies Holding US Broadcast Station Licenses – What Is the FCC Proposing?

Broadcast Law Blog

AM Radio Assignments and Transfers Digital Television EEO Compliance/Diversity FM Radio Multiple Ownership Rules Television alien ownership attributable interest FCC attribution rules foreign ownership of US broadcast stations insulation criteria for non-attribution Pandora buying radio station

Ten Years After Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Clothing Malfunction, FCC Indecency Rules Remain in Limbo

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers FCC Fines Indecency License Renewal Programming Regulations broadcast indecency Janet Jackson case Last night’s Super Bowl didn’t offer much in the way of excitement on the field, as the game was seemingly over by the end of the first half. But, for the last decade, the half-time show itself may offer some anxiety to the stations carrying the game.

FCC Issues Clarification of Incentive Auction Quiet Period – How Will It Affect Television Station Sales, and What Other Restrictions are Imposed on Broadcasters’ Communications About the Auction?

Broadcast Law Blog

Assignments and Transfers Broadcast Auctions Digital Television Incentive Auctions/Broadband Report Noncommercial Broadcasting Television anticollusion rule incentive auction quiet period TV channel sharingThe FCC this week issued a document called “Guidance Regarding Prohibition of Certain Communications During the Incentive Auction, Auction 1000.”