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Self-Publishing Platforms Deemed Distributors, Not Publishers in Privacy Suit over Unauthorized Book Cover

New Media and Technology Law

For those authors who have struggled to find a publisher or who would otherwise prefer to keep control of their IP rights in their books, there are many such businesses. But what happens when a self-published book offered for sale contains content that may violate a third-party’s right of publicity or privacy rights? The alleged privacy violations were aggravated when the book was displayed in nationwide media, including in jokes on some late night TV talk shows.

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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. Levine has written a book that is a must read for all policy makers and indeed all professional creators. Levine’s book takes a very even-handed look at topics that are generally spun so hard by execuprofs from big institutions like Stanford and Harvard that it’s often hard for policy makers to know what reality is.

Samantha Barbas' New Book on Time Inc. v Hill (Stanford University Press) @SamanthaBarbas @stanfordpress

Media Law Prof Blog

New from Stanford University Press: Samantha Barbas, The Supreme Court Battle Over Privacy and Press Freedom (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017).

Roberto Simanowski's New Book Data Love: The Seduction and Betrayal of Digital Technologies (Columbia University Press)

Media Law Prof Blog

New from Columbia University Press: Roberto Simanowski, Data Love: The Seduction and Betrayal of Digital Technologies (2016).

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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

A New Book on Speech and International Crime, From Gregory S. Gordon

Media Law Prof Blog

New from Oxford University Press: Gregory S. Here's a description of the book's content, provided by the publisher. Gordon, Atrocity Speech Law: Foudation, Fragmentation, Fruition (May, 2017). The law governing the relationship between speech and core international crimes — a

It’s Their Web: Google’s land grab with the new gTLDs for.music,film,movie,book

Music Technology Policy

The point about these new top level domains such as.music,film,movie,book, is that they could be community based for creators who work in these areas, not corporate monoliths that actually are key players in harming those creators.

New Book on Nigerian Media Law and Policy By Linus Nnabuike Malu Now Available

Media Law Prof Blog

New publication from Malthouse Law Books: Linus Nnabuike Malu, Media Law and Policy in Nigeria (Malthouse Press, Ltd, Lagos, 2016). Among the chapters are "Evolution of the Nigerian Media," "The Politics and Jurisprudence of the Nigerian Press Council," "The National

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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.

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. Levine has written a book that is a must read for all policy makers and indeed all professional creators. Levine’s book takes a very even-handed look at topics that are generally spun so hard by execuprofs from big institutions like Stanford and Harvard that it’s often hard for policy makers to know what reality is.

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. Levine has written a book that is a must read for all policy makers and indeed all professional creators. Levine’s book takes a very even-handed look at topics that are generally spun so hard by execuprofs from big institutions like Stanford and Harvard that it’s often hard for policy makers to know what reality is.

A New Book On Speech In Cyberspace

Media Law Prof Blog

Laidlaw, University of Calgary, has published Regulating Speech in Cyberspace Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, 2015 Emily B.

A New Book On Famous Press Cases From a First Amendment Lawyer

Media Law Prof Blog

Goodale, former Chief Counsel and Vice Chairman at the New York Times, has published Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Trials (CUNY Press). James C. It is scheduled for release April 30

Epsilons at the Brave New Googleplex: Film by Fired Google Whistleblower Explains Horrendous Google Books Metadata

Music Technology Policy

” MTP readers will recall the article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Berkeley Professor Geoffrey Nunberg, “ Google Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars.” A book on Peter F. They scan books, page by page, for Google Book Search.

Epsilons at the Brave New Googleplex: Film by Fired Google Whistleblower Explains Horrendous Google Books Metadata

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers will recall the article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Professor Geoffrey Nunberg, “ Google Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars.” A book on Peter F. They scan books, page by page, for Google Book Search.

A New Book on Hate Speech and Citizenship, Forthcoming From Eric Heinze

Media Law Prof Blog

Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London School of Law, is publishing Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (Oxford University Press (2016). Here is a description of the book's contents.

A New Book On Law, Film, and the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

Forthcoming from the University of Texas Press: Jeremy Geltzer's Dirty Words & Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment (2015). Here is a description of the content from the publisher's website. From the earliest days of cinema, scandalous films such

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I’m Presenting at Podcast Movement 2016

Gordon P. Firemark

Freedom of Speech and Press. And, even if you’re not ready for the whole book, you absolutely MUST get this: FREE PODCAST GUEST RELEASE form. I’m coming to Chicago for Podcast Movement. Just a quick announcement that I’ll be speaking at the Podcast Movement conference in Chicago next week. Q & A session on legal and business issues for podcasters.

A New Book on the Early Supreme Court and the Sedition Act of 1798

Media Law Prof Blog

Wendell Bird, Visiting Scholar at Emory Law School, and partner, Bird, Loechl, Brittain, and McCants, Atlanta, Georgia, has published Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent (Oxford

A Book on Detroit TV

Media Law Prof Blog

A new book of interest: Tim Kiska's A Newscast for the Masses: The History of Detroit Television News (Wayne State University Press, 2009). Mr. Kiska teaches journalism at the University of Michigan, Dearborn

Health and Retirement are the Hangup in AFTRA Netcode Negotiations (Exclusive)

Digital Media Law

Negotiations began November 7 under a press blackout, but haven’t produced a deal yet. The contract under negotiation – AFTRA’s Network Code, colloquially referred to as the “front of book” – is the union’s largest, and generates more than $250 million a year in member earnings. Check out my 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 the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

Timothy Zick, William & Mary Law School, is publishing The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Here is the abstract. This is the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapters 1 and 2 of

Media Law - Untitled Article

Media Law

Now, that manuscript is about to be a book, The Lawyer’s Essential Guide to Writing , published by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section. A preview copy of the manuscript convinced me that this is a book every lawyer should read.

Self-Publishing Platforms Deemed Distributors, Not Publishers in Privacy Suit over Unauthorized Book Cover

New Media and Technology Law

For those authors who have struggled to find a publisher or who would otherwise prefer to keep control of their IP rights in their books, there are many such businesses. But what happens when a self-published book offered for sale contains content that may violate a third-party’s right of publicity or privacy rights? The alleged privacy violations were aggravated when the book was displayed in nationwide media, including in jokes on some late night TV talk shows.

The.00005¢ Handshake: More Reasons Why No Talent Buyer Cares About Streaming

Music Technology Policy

Of course the streaming boosters in the press accept this uncritically. Anyone who’s ever booked a gig–as in successfully booked a gig–will know how this goes.

Taking a book off the e-shelf

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Popular literature has been around at least since the Greek ages, and printed books since Johannes Gutenberg figured out the mechanical printing press, but that doesn't mean the book industry is immune to some of the same.

A Book On Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Media Law Prof Blog

New from Oxford University Press: Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain, Democracy's Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring Here is the description from the publisher's website: Did digital media really "cause" the Arab Spring, or is it

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Pentagon Purchases Thousands of Copies of Officer's New Book, But Not Because the Military's a Big Fan

Media Law Prof Blog

Anthony Shaffer's new book Operation Dark Heart, published with St. Martin's Press. The Pentagon is concerned that the book reveals state secrets. From CNN: The Pentagon has purchased thousands of copies of Army Reserve Lt. Shaffer received

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9 Tips to keep your podcast legal

Gordon P. Firemark

The defense is based on the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech and of the press. You’ll probably find that it’s not as costly as you fear, and you’ll sleep much better at night knowing you’ve done things by the book.

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Watch It, Girl

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, a piece on why the University Press of Kansas changed the title and cover of a forthcoming book from That Girl to Those Girls. If That Girl reminds you of a certain tv series

Arkansas, West Virginia Enact New Reporters' Shield Laws

Media Law Prof Blog

Both Arkansas and West Virginia now have new shield laws on the books to protect reporters or expand protection to members of the press who want to shield sources. The Arkansas law (Arkansas Code § 16-85-510), which the governor signed

More Bunk from the CCIA: What do Derek Jeter, Tom Adams and Ari Emanuel have in common?

Music Technology Policy

Polis (and we know a lot more about whose side he is on now than we did at the time the report was released) in a special press conference in which he emphasized the jobs created by the vast “fair use industries.”. If you think that the movie, television, recording, book and newspaper businesses think that they are in the “fair use” business, think again. Or that any book publisher benefits Google on fair use grounds given Google’s spectacular loss in the Google Books case?

Stuff Worth Reading

Media Law

News profiled him ( Lyle Denniston, icon of Supreme Court press corps, on health care case and being older than the justices ) and journalists rallied to have #teamlyle trend on Twitter. Lawyer Books That Don’t Waste Your Time It seems there’s been a slew of books coming out on a variety of legal technology, management and marketing topics. But the problem with some books, says Neil J.

Why the distinction between “new” media and “traditional” media is pointless, and a little dangerous.

Gordon P. Firemark

Free speech and press protections must not be limited to only those speakers that are deemed ‘worthy’ by those in power.

How To Go Broke Despite Your Success, The Lady Gaga Way

Gordon P. Firemark

With a blockbuster concert tour, a big deal with Google and more press coverage than anyone else, you can’t deny that she’s got a lot going for her. Image credit: ama_lia (via Flickr). Guest Post by Jay Fleishman. She’s brilliant. She’s a flash in the pan.

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Approaches To Regulating Hate Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) is publishing Rethinking the Context of Hate Speech (Book Review: Michael Herz & Peter Molnar, The Content and Context of Hate Speech: Regulation and Responses (Cambridge University Press 2012 Robert A. Kahn, University of St.

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

Music Technology Policy

The problem would be easy to solve–all they would need to do is issue a press release or even a blog post on the Google Public Policy blog stating that it is the official position of the company to pay retroactively.

Canadian Talent Consultant Charged in Alleged Actor Visa Scam

Digital Media Law

Actor Andrew Boryski was charged with multiple criminal counts for cheating aspiring actors out of thousands of dollars in an immigration visa scam, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Thursday in a press release. If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Normal. false. false. false.

As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose – 2017 Update

Broadcast Law Blog

However, the NFL’s rule book defines trademark violations very broadly. Moreover, any news organization that wants press credentials for the game faces an additional risk. Although news organizations are not required to have permission to report on an event, as a practical matter, their ability to do so from inside the stadium will be hampered by a refusal by the NFL to issue press credentials.

Hate Crimes In Society: An Introduction

Media Law Prof Blog

Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland; Yale University, Yale Information Society Project; Stanford Law School Center For Internet and Society, has published Hate Crimes In Society (Harvard University Press, 2014). Here is the introduction to that book. Most Internet users