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Gordon P. Firemark

If you’re producing content on the internet, whether it’s YouTube videos, blogs, podcasts, or social-media haiku, you’re distributing content. – The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P.

Seeking Your Input: Why Do You Blog?

Media Law

If you are a legal professional who blogs, I’d like to hear why. In conjunction with, I am helping to launch a series devoted to sharing tips, advice and best practices on how to start, build and maintain a blog. What value do you see in blogging? ·

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Introducing A New Blog That Is All About Blogging For Legal Professionals

Media Law

I am thrilled to announce that, over at LexBlog , we’ve launched a blog dedicated to helping legal professionals start, build and maintain a successful blog. Visit the blog to sign up to receive weekly updates, or subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed.

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Announcing the LexBlog Excellence Awards for Writing on Legal Blogs

Media Law

I am thrilled to announce a new awards competition for legal blogs — not because the world needs another contest, but because this one aims to do something different, to celebrate excellence in blog writing and spotlight the authors who make legal blogging so vital and essential.

My New Blog: Blog Law Blog


I have started a new blog: Blog Law Blog. It's not, in general, a blog about law, nor a blog about blogs, nor even a blog about law blogs. It's a blog about blog law. That is, it's a blog.

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Some Random Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts

Media Law

Over the last couple weeks, I have read and reread hundreds of posts from legal blogs. There is no right or wrong way to write a blog post. They read more like legal pleadings than blog posts. Remember that blogs are visual as well as textual media. Blogs aren’t headnotes.

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Believe It or Not: This Blog Turns 17 Today

Media Law

But one thing has not changed: This blog. And blogs — or weblogs as many still called them — were prominent in the news that year, as bloggers broke the story that brought down Senate majority leader Trent Lott. A big thanks to all of you who read and follow this blog.

Illinois Bar Launches Site to Aggregate and Highlight Members’ Blogs

Media Law

The Illinois State Bar Association today formally launched Illinois Lawyer Now , a first-of-its-kind bar portal that aggregates content from members’ legal blogs together with original ISBA content. Once the ISBA accepts a blog, then its content also appears on Illinois Lawyer Now.

The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide

Gordon P. Firemark

My ebook, The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide is now available for sale. GET this e-book right now, and Learn what you need to know to stay out of legal trouble with your podcast, blog or new media content.

Fewer Lawyers Have Blogs, ABA Survey Suggests

Media Law

The number of lawyers with legal blogs is dwindling, according to the latest Legal Technology Survey Report from the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. For 2014, 24% of respondents in the annual survey said that their firms have blogs, down from 27% in 2013.

Blog L00t!

The Legal Satyricon

Corporate Stiffness is Bad for Innovation, Particularly in the Tech World Being a Boston guy, I had to reference this post by Lee Gesmer at the Mass Law Blog. Blog Loot Chris is back with more L00T! This is a lovely collection of the best from the friends of the Satyricon this week. The post presents [.].

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A Canadian IP/Tech Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

Martin Brandsma and David Tait of McCarthy Tetrault keep up snIP/ITs, a lively and informative intellectual property and tech blog, here. Follow them via RSS feed, email, or Twitter. Recommended

More Judges Who Blog

Media Law

Yesterday, Law Technology News featured my article, Blogging from the Bench, a survey of present and former judges who write blogs. Since the story appeared yesterday, I have learned of three more judges who blog regularly. The post More Judges Who Blog appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. It grew out of an earlier post here. They are: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Lanzinger writes Justice Judy, [.]

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The First (or Second?) Legal Blog Turns 20 Today

Media Law

Congratulations to Walter Olson, whose popular blog on reforming the American civil justice system, Overlawyered , turns 20 today. The blog, which Olson notes is “often named the oldest law blog,” published its first post on July 1, 1999. The spur for my 2007 post was a Wall Street Journal article noting the 10th anniversary of the birth of blogging. I started this blog in November 2002, and I knew there were already a number of legal blogs ahead of me.

Happy 14th Birthday to this Blog!

Media Law

It was 14 years ago today that I started this blog. As I’ve noted before, this blog is so old it’s in a Hall of Fame. Let me extend a very warm thank you to everyone who has read this blog over the years. The post Happy 14th Birthday to this Blog! Here was my first post, on Nov. 19, 2002. Also a […]. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General


Just Two Weeks Left to Enter Your Blog in the LexBlog Excellence Awards

Media Law

1 to nominate a blog post for the inaugural LexBlog Excellence Awards , designed to honor exemplary writing on legal blogs. As I explained in an earlier post , these awards are unlike other “best blog” awards. The deadline is Nov.

Fashion Law Blogs are All the Fashion

Media Law

Last week, the entertainment and business law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp launched Ooh Law Law, a blog about fashion law. That news reminded me of another […] The post Fashion Law Blogs are All the Fashion appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

A British Media Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

Interesting blog that covers British media: Inforrm's Blog (for International Forum for Responsible Media). It's sponsored by the Guardian

Music Industry Blog

Music Technology Policy

We welcome Mark Mulligan's Music Industry Blog to the blog role, a good starting place is " Why The 'Music As Free' Argument Just Doesn't Hold Water " (and neither does the Music is Water argument!) Tags: music is not water mark mulligan music industry blog Thanks to Dean Kay for the t/o). to Shut Down its Blog Network

Media Law

With so many changes afoot at, one question that has remained unanswered is the fate of the Blog Network. Now we have the answer: The network will shut down later this year.



Entertainment Law Resources Blog

We have moved the Entertainment Law Resources blog to our newly redesigned website: For the most recent updates visit the new blog. The Blog can be reached at New Blog Link SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules By Mark Litwak The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has finally proposed, for comment, new Regulations for Crowdfunding to implement the requirements of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”), enacted on April 5, 2012.

vLex Partners with LexBlog to Add 400,000 Blog Posts to Global Research Collection

Media Law

The international legal research service vLex has partnered with the legal blogging company LexBlog to add more than 400,000 law-related blog posts to its collection of legal-research materials, which currently spans some 100 jurisdictions, including the United States.

LexBlog Upgrades Publishing Platform to Enhance Mobile Performance and Ranking of Blogs

Media Law

LexBlog today is rolling out a major enhancement of its publishing platform that should mean its customers’ blogs will load significantly faster on mobile devices, rank higher in search results, and display better on certain social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.

This Blog’s 16th Birthday is Sweet Indeed

Media Law

19, 2002, that I launched this blog. I’ve had some companies tell me this blog was responsible for launching their sales. Some of you have followed this blog virtually from the start. I hope you continue to find this blog helpful. After 16 years, I guess I’m finally eligible to get my blogger learner’s permit. It was 16 years ago this week, on Nov.

Awarded Top Blog Honor

Entertainment Law Resources Blog



Current Trends

The CREATE PROTECT blog, also known as “Current Trends in IP and Entertainment Law,” has relocated to our fabulous new home. Click here to keep reading the blog. Attorney Tamera Bennett welcomes your feedback as the blog makes this transition from a “one-bed/one-bath apartment” to a big house with a yard. There’s a handy Contact Us Form on the bottom of each page of the CREATE PROTECT blog and each page of the [link] website.

Blog L00T: Another Installment.

The Legal Satyricon

Blog Loot This is Chris, back again for another update of the L00T! Our blawgers-in-crime have been posting a multitude of sensational stories, stories we’ll think you’ll enjoy reading… Some Judges Prefer Being on All Fours Rather than Sitting on the Bench Our first story comes from Above the Law, where David Lat uncovered a salacious story [.].

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3,000 Blog Posts

Media Law

Just noticed that I recently published my 3,000th post to this blog. Given that I started this blog in 2002, that averages out to 231 posts a year. Compared to a prolific blogging machine such as Howard Bashman or even a consistent two-posts-a-day blogger such as Scott Greenfield, that is a relatively paltry output. The post 3,000 Blog Posts appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.


The First-Ever Law Blog (Reconsidered)

Media Law

In response to this blog’s 11th birthday yesterday, a couple of people asked me what other law blogs were around way back then. The question reminded me of a post I’d written in 2007 for’s Legal Blog Watch, Who Was the First Legal Blogger? After searching through the archives of some of the longest-running legal […] The post The First-Ever Law Blog (Reconsidered) appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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What’s With These Fake Lawyer Blogs and Twitter Accounts?

Media Law

I have five very loyal followers of this blog. 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, […]. The post What’s With These Fake Lawyer Blogs and Twitter Accounts? Three are lawyers, one is a legal secretary and one is a legal assistant.

ScienceBlogs Drops Blog FoodFrontiers

Media Law Prof Blog

ScienceBlogs has dropped one of its blogs, FoodFrontiers, after some readers and other bloggers complained that the blog was not independent enough. Pepsi started the blog, and Pepsi employees wrote it


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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The State of Legal Blogging and Podcasting: My Guest Appearance on the Lawyerist Podcast

Media Law

Sam Glover recently had me as his guest on the Lawyerist Podcast , where we had a conversation about the current state of legal blogging and podcasting.


Roy Greenslade's Blog Is Coming To an End

Media Law Prof Blog

Roy Greenslade, who has published a blog in the Guardian for years, will stop doing so at the end of January 2017 and move on to other activities, although he says he won't cease writing about the media.


W00t W00t! Return of Blog L00t!

The Legal Satyricon

BLOG LOOT IS BACK (& Better than Ever) By Christopher Hayes Blog Loot, as some of you may remember, is a shout out to all of our fellow bloggers fighting the good fight and providing you both useful and useless information on a daily schedule. Blog Loot


The Library of Congress is Archiving Legal Blogs

Media Law

Yes, just as the LOC is archiving all of our tweets, turns out it is also archiving a selection of legal blog posts, and has [.] The post The Library of Congress is Archiving Legal Blogs appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Proskauer Launches “Blockchain and The Law” Blog

New Media and Technology Law

I am pleased to announce that Proskauer has recently launched a new blog focused exclusively on the use of blockchain in business. The blog will be wide ranging in nature, covering the legal issues associated with blockchain as applied to financial services, health care, real estate, supply chain management, media and entertainment, advertising, content delivery, e-commerce and many other areas.

Friday Round-Up: News, Updates, New Blogs and Blogs Renewed

Media Law

The post Friday Round-Up: News, Updates, New Blogs and Blogs Renewed appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. On this Friday the 13th, catching up on some of the week’s news and updates: How AI And Crowdsourcing Are Remaking The Legal Profession. Fast Company writer Sean Captain picks up on recent posts of mine about legal startups (here and here) and goes in deeper, looking at three of the startups leading the charge: […].

Newspaper Blogs and Anonymity

Media Law Prof Blog

Some newspapers are considering how to handle anonymous posts to their blogs. Here's more from the New York Times

THR, Esq. Named Top Legal Blog

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni Thanks to the ABA Journal for including this humble site in its list of the Top 100 legal blogs. read more. The Business Business


Blog vs. Blog

Thompson On Hollywood

As Variety's Peter Bart and Cynthia Littleton point out, speed and snark don't necessarily bring accuracy in reporting in the blogosphere. Au contraire. Meanwhile Variety's Michael Fleming catches tireless Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke squelching her own rumor.

New Copyright Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

Check out the Exclusive Rights Blog, which covers copyright law, particularly in Africa and Asia. The author, Shourin Sen, was a professional musician before becoming an attorney

Blogging From the Front

Media Law Prof Blog

Troops are blogging, the Pentagon is watching, and the New York Times is reporting, here