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New Book Chronicles the Rise and Future of Robot Lawyers

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We’ve heard that from no less a source than The New York Times. But the truth is far more nuanced, as Joanna Goodman relates in her new book, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services. The post New Book Chronicles the Rise and Future of Robot Lawyers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Armies of robot lawyers are on their way to steal our jobs.

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. People didn’t stop buying books, they just stopped buying them from booksellers.

Apple Loses Government's Antitrust Lawsuit Over E-Books

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New York judge says that Apple conspired with publishers to "eliminate retail price competition." read more. The Business THR, Esq. Tech Business

New York SAG Election Becoming a Tinderbox

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Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin endorse USAN, while OSU issues a bill of particulars and personal attacks fly in all directions. With both factions pro-merger, members wonder why they’re fighting. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _. available on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition).

Marvel wins round in Jack Kirby showdown; case to be litigated in New York

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Entertainment has scored an important win in its ongoing litigation with the estate of Jack Kirby, the comic book icon whose family is trying to terminate a copyright grant on such iconic characters as Iron.

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election. - The New York Times

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"An examination by The New York Times, based on interviews with more than 30 current and former law enforcement, congressional and other government officials, found that while partisanship was not a factor in Mr. Comey’s approach to the two investigations, he handled them in starkly different ways.

Jury finds libel in fictional character

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Last year, we wrote about attorney Ravi Batra, who convinced the New York Supreme Court not to dismiss a "libel-in-fiction" defamation claim against the TV show "Law & Order" over a corrupt fictional character. Tags: Books Decisions Roundup Defamation Litigation

Why Is This Hate Different From All Other Hate? - The New York Times

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In his definitive 1994 book “Anti-Semitism in America,” Leonard Dinnerstein describes American anti-Semitism reaching a high tide in the early 1940s. Today, these tropes feel familiar but in a new context. The New York Times

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Was Trump’s Syria Strike Illegal? Explaining Presidential War Powers - The New York Times

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I described that still-secret memo in my 2015 book, “Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency.” Explaining Presidential War Powers - The New York Times

Living in L.B.J.’s America - The New York Times

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Hunt to produce and distribute McCarthyist books, television programs and radio shows; and the Committee for Constitutional Government, another far-right, multimedia and mass-mailing center founded by the newspaper magnate Frank Gannett. s America - The New York Times

Bill Keller on Why People Write Books

Pixelization

Today in the New York Times, Bill Keller writes about how the pastime of book-writing continues to boom despite the new media explosion that seems to be making books increasingly irrelevant. Keller says this about why people write books: Writers write them for reasons that usually have a little to do with money and not as much to do with masochism as you might think. The Great Fallacy of Intellectual Property.

Black Lives, White Lies and Emmett Till - The New York Times

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That period comes painfully alive in “The Blood of Emmett Till,” a new book by the historian Timothy Tyson in which Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman who accused Emmett of assaulting her, says she lied. Black Lives, White Lies and Emmett Till - The New York Times

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

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

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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

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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.

Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87 - The New York Times

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Mr. Wiesel was the author of several dozen books and was a charismatic lecturer and humanities professor. Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87 - The New York TimesWe have lost a truly great humanitarian.

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet. Yet the book is, as Bill Keller, former executive editor of the New York Times, put it recently , “a wonderfully clear-eyed account of this colossal struggle over the future of our cultural lives.” Levine has written a book that is a must read for all policy makers and indeed all professional creators.

Google Books vs. Library Books?

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On Friday, the Justice Department pushed for a federal court judge to reject a settlement proposal that would allow Google to digitally scan library books and place them online. Government attorneys cited “ class action, copyright, and antitrust &# worries in asking a New York U.S.

Wayans brothers joke theft case moves to L.A.

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By Matthew Belloni A lawsuit claiming that the Wayans brothers stole jokes from a former assistant and published them in a book called "101 Ways to Know You're a Golddigger" has been transferred from New York to Los Angeles. Jared.

It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

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Seemingly, the solution adopted by Heretick’s artistic director Jennifer Cotteleer is simple: the production went with a SAG-AFTRA new media contract rather than an Equity agreement. Check out “The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis,” available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audiobook.

New-age book burnings all the rage in Buffalo, New York

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DeVoy Buffalo, New York, was in the international headlines a little over a week ago for a shooting that occurred at a downtown bar, the City Grill, that left 4 dead and another 4 wounded. As city residents can attest, this came as a surprise because the City Grill is off Buffalo’s beaten [.].

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

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They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise ; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

They’ve also become multi-millionaires from the sales of countless books and other merchandise; revenues the network admits are typically excluded from their talent deals. The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

50 Years Later Charles Blow New York Times

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Most laws that explicitly codified discrimination have been stricken from the books. I’m absolutely convinced that enormous steps have been made in race relations. That’s not debatable. Overt, articulated racial animus has become more socially unacceptable. And diversity has become a cause to be championed in many quarters, even if efforts to achieve it have taken some hits of late. But my worry is that we have hit a ceiling of sorts.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

“This kind of arrangement has now become standard, though with less generous terms, for people involved in workshops that lead to Broadway productions,” wrote Campbell Robertson for The New York Times.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

“This kind of arrangement has now become standard, though with less generous terms, for people involved in workshops that lead to Broadway productions,” wrote Campbell Robertson for The New York Times.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

“This kind of arrangement has now become standard, though with less generous terms, for people involved in workshops that lead to Broadway productions,&# wrote Campbell Robertson for The New York Times.

Wikileaks editor interrogated by US border police - Americas, World - The Independent

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Jacob Appelbaum, who has stood in for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange since he was advised not to travel to the US, spent three hours at a New York airport while customs officers photocopied receipts and searched his laptop, and he was again approached and questioned by FBI officers at a computer hackers conference in Las Vegas on Saturday. Supreme Court in NEW YORK TIMES CO. Bantam Books, Inc.

Wikileaks editor interrogated by US border police - Americas, World - The Independent

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Jacob Appelbaum, who has stood in for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange since he was advised not to travel to the US, spent three hours at a New York airport while customs officers photocopied receipts and searched his laptop, and he was again approached and questioned by FBI officers at a computer hackers conference in Las Vegas on Saturday. Supreme Court in NEW YORK TIMES CO. Bantam Books, Inc.

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet. Yet the book is, as Bill Keller, former executive editor of the New York Times, put it recently , “a wonderfully clear-eyed account of this colossal struggle over the future of our cultural lives.” Levine has written a book that is a must read for all policy makers and indeed all professional creators.

The E-Book Pricing Debate

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From the New York TImes: after the Justice Department sued e-book publishers, alleging price fixing, many people thought digital book prices would come down. That hasn't really happened. The NYT discusses what's going on

Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review

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Via the Guardian: The celebrated writer Mario Vargas Llosa has complained to the New York Times via a letter to the editor that a recent review of his new book, Notes on the Death of Culture, included incorrect information that

Books, e-Books, and Barnes & Noble

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The New York Times on how the last giant, Barnes & Noble, is hanging on in the face of a tremendous challenge from Amazon.com.

Why photo clearance is critical for bloggers and stock photo libraries

Gordon P. Firemark

And, so you’ll know when such questions can arise, pick up a copy of my e-book, The Podcast, Blog, & New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide. Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media.

Broadway Musicians' Union Sounds Off About Recorded Music

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The fur – and feather boas – are flying in New York, where the Broadway musicians’ union is waging what the New York Times in a story Sunday calls “an unusually aggressive, political-style campaign” against the producers of the musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets

A New Book On Free Speech Protections For Art, Music, and Literature From Tushnet, Chen, and Blocher (NYU Press)

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Forthcoming from New York University Press: Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher, Free Speech Beyond Words: The Surprising Reach of the First Amendment (2017). The Supreme Court has unanimously held that Jackson Pollock’s paintings, Arnold Schöenberg’s music

Monday Morning JetLawg

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Failure to return books to New York library for 220 years racks up $300,000 in late fees for an unlikely thief – George Washington. Apple files for patent for its new iPhone and iTunes “Concert Ticket&# System. In the news… Doctor charged in connection with Michael Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray, refuses to negotiate a plea; legal team begins developing defense strategy.

The Resale Of Ditigal Books and Music

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The New York Times on the possibilities created if the law allows reselling of digital ebooks and music

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Fifty Shades of Grey, currently number one on the New York Times Best Seller list, is a charming story about a college graduate, her billionaire boyfriend, and their sex life. It’s labeled as erotic fiction, but it sounds more like porn for housewives. It was apparently developed from a work of Twilight fan fiction under [.]. censorship Flori-duh