Just so you know where you stand: Google attacks authors and photographers organizations in Google Books case

Music Technology Policy

Daralyn Durie stood before Judge Dennis Chin for what seems to me to be a rather shabby proposition: The Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers should be disqualified from representing authors and photographers as a class in the Google Books litigation and that each author and photographer whose work Google infringed should be forced to sue Google individually.

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Two Books Help Lawyers Get LinkedIn

Media Law

Lest there be any doubt about how tardy I am in reviewing these two books, let me point out that, in the time it has taken me to get around to this, the authors of one of the books have already written and published a second book. The Knapp/Dayton book has nothing on this.

Gordon Firemark presenting podcast law workshop

Gordon P. Firemark

So, in my session, I’ll share the fundamental legal principles that apply to content owners, creators and consumers, so you can learn how to stay out of trouble, keep your show legal, and pave the way toward profitable monetization strategies. I’m speaking at Podcast Movement 2015!

DON’T SIGN THAT! – Webinar April 17th.

Gordon P. Firemark

What to do if a publisher wants your book. 3 simple negotiating strategies that can turn the odds in your favor immediately. On April 17th, at 10am PST , I’ll be joining my friend Adam Leipzig for a teleseminar entitled : “ DON’T SIGN THAT!

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Are you going to be at BlogWorld? I am!

Gordon P. Firemark

On Saturday afternoon, I’ll be giving my presentation: “Don’t let your content land you in legal hot water” I’ll be covering the various legal issues most commonly faced by creators of content on the web, along with some strategies to stay out of trouble, as well as what to do if you find yourself in a legal mess.

Mastering Talent Agility: 4 Steps Every Business Must Take to Build the Workforce of the Future

Pathgather

No one can know for certain what kind of homes-away-from-home people will look for when they travel 10 years from now, or how they’ll book them. Finding proximity To orchestrate your learning strategy, it’s crucial to find out which of your employees have proximity to what you’re looking for.

And don’t forget the songwriters: YouTube is Out of Touch with the Lives of Creators

Music Technology Policy

I heard one of these people describe their negotiation strategy with publishers–which more or less was get the big guys on board and then cram any deal you want down the throats of the independents. ELI Luncheon Speaker Robert Kyncl: Where is the love, baby?

MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

April 7, 2004 In this newsletter: MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED "Risky Business" is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. The book is not yet in bookstores.

MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

April 7, 2004 In this newsletter: MARK'S NEWEST BOOK, "RISKY BUSINESS," ABOUT TO BE PUBLISHED "Risky Business" is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. The book is not yet in bookstores.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53

Gordon P. Firemark

3 AMC Must Turn Over Books to Walking Dead Creator. 6 What’s Next/Repercussions: 7 Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge. Episode 53 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast Is now online. Listen here or visit [link]. In this Episode: [hide].

“Hurt Locker” Producers Seek to Hurt Wallets of Thousands of Individuals for Unlawful File-Sharing

JetLawBlog

The strategy of suing average citizens for copyright infringement arising from illegal downloads is nothing new. However, this legal move by movie producers might signal a rebirth of this type of litigation strategy for combating Internet piracy.

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

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. Failure to return books to New York library for 220 years racks up $300,000 in late fees for an unlikely thief – George Washington. Rapper Jay-Z sues David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox over name of Dominican nightclub. Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 makes it a crime to manipulate Caller ID information.

Thom Yorke on Google the Commoditizer

Music Technology Policy

A wealth of other works await digitizing – books, maps, visual arts, and so on. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has a striking interview in the Guardian in which he sums up the band’s realizations about what David Lowery calls the “New Boss” reality: “[Big Tech] have to keep commodifying things to keep the share price up, but in doing so they have made all content, including music and newspapers, worthless, in order to make their billions.

It Ain’t Ph?: What if Streaming Went Away?

Music Technology Policy

And no one knows they’re eating three day old halibut… From The Big Short , Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, based on the book by Michael Lewis. ANTHONY BOURDAIN. …See, it’s not old fish. It’s a whole new thing!

The Unelected: Lessig taking shots at artists again

Music Technology Policy

But now Lessig tells us about the “hybrid economy” in his latest book “Remix” And what might the “hybrid economy” be? “Where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies.”

Fans, Friends & Followers: Playbook for the Social Media Age

Thompson On Hollywood

So the author of 2007's The Future of Web Video and 2008's Inventing the Movies decided that he had to self-publish his newest book, Fans, Friends and Followers. "If With the internet there's a direct link between that review or write-up and where you buy a book.

Cancer News: Rothenberg Succumbs, Beastie Boy Yauch Starts Treatment

Thompson On Hollywood

He went on to pioneer at other companies brilliant distribution strategies for The Blair Witch Project and Pi (at Artisan), and in the last five years the Saw and Tyler Perry franchises at Lionsgate. Tags: Bloggers Books Media Adam Yauch Beastie Boy cancer Steve Rothenberg

How Google Took Over the Justice Department Antitrust Division: Renata Hesse’s Timeline

Music Technology Policy

November 16, 2012 : Google’s former Google Deputy General Counsel for Patents & Patent Strategy from 2003-2012, Michelle Lee is announced as the Director of the new satellite Silicon Valley office of the U.S.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 045

Gordon P. Firemark

She wrote a book, and the court found she did so because it was the only way to shield the information that she had gathered about the incident.

The Unelected: Lessig taking shots at artists again

Music Technology Policy

But now Lessig tells us about the “hybrid economy&# in his latest book “Remix&#. Ever since the Napster case, one of the PR strategies of “innovators&# like Grokster, Morpheus and Limewire has been to savagely attack the artists involved. However much I loathe that PR strategy, you could kind of understand it in the Metallica case because one band–one–was suing.

Teddy Roosevelt's lesson for Shepard Fairey

Copyrights & Campaigns

A loyal C&C reader passes along this fascinating anecdote from a book about negotiating strategies. The unlikely topic is copyrights and campaigns, and the story is meant to illustrate a point about "creating and claiming value."

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.

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.

Nipper, the EFF and the Badges: Triangulating their master’s voice

Music Technology Policy

Unless you refer to meeting at Caribou Coffee for an off the books meeting in your off the books emails that you get caught with. Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph,” painted by Francis Barraud.

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In the case of Mr. Trump, he conducted the investigation by the book, with the F.B.I.’s The Times found that this go-it-alone strategy was shaped by his distrust of senior officials at the Justice Department, who he and other F.B.I.

SAG-AFTRA Joint Bargaining: AFTRA Hesitates, Slightly; and More

Digital Media Law

The committee that met yesterday is, in fact, AFTRA’s Strategy Cabinet, a key, 25-member committee that advises the AFTRA National Board on important matters. As the Strategy Cabinet’s action indicates, there wasn’t 100% agreement in the room regarding joint bargaining. As a caveat, the subcommittee to which the Strategy Cabinet referred the matter has not been appointed yet (this is expected in the next few days, and Reardon is expected to be chair), so it may have other thoughts.

The Piracy-Pandora Connection: Can the Super Bowl, Oscars and Grammys Move the Needle on Brand Supported Piracy?

Music Technology Policy

Nowhere is this more prevalent than Google, which has built an entire litigation and lobbying strategy around crushing artists.

Meet the New Boss: Kent Walker Shows Us What Monopoly Looks Like

Music Technology Policy

See “ Google’s Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars ” by UC Berkeley Professor Geoffrey Nunberg.). Because he won so many cases or because he fought the good fight in line with Google’s true strategy?).

Unicorns and Zeros: Über’s Spending on Austin Ballot Measure Tops $8 million

Music Technology Policy

238 million is a strategic investment, not some Silicon Valley angel “spray and pray” investment strategy. One reason might be Über’s role in Google’s driverless car strategy. Über CEO Travis Kalanick lets us in on the Über strategy, as reported by the Verge : Über will eventually replace the people who drive its cars with cars that drive themselves, CEO Travis Kalanick said today at the Code Conference.

Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 9, Olympic trademarks, album integrity, and more.

Gordon P. Firemark

invasion of privacy or any other tort founded upon any single publication or exhibition or utterance, such as any one issue of a newspaper or book or magazine or any one presentation to an audience or any one broadcast over radio or television or any one exhibition of a motion picture.”

An Interview with Andrew Shaw of PRS for Music on Negotiating with Google, a guest post by Jonathan David Neal

Music Technology Policy

This is not an issue between Google and PRS Music : this is a battle that we happen to have stuck our head above the parapet, being in a large territory that’s important to them, perhaps having been the first to license them, but, we are being made an example of in a battle that applies equally to record labels, it applies to journalists, it applies to book publishers and photography.

And Your Little Dog, Too: The Librarian of Congress Give Us A Lesson in Constructive Termination

Music Technology Policy

According to analysis from the HathiTrust [a repository of digitized works from Google Books and the Internet Archive that was sued by the Authors Guild], as many as 50% of the books published in the U.S. To maximize our ability to make the national collection available online, the Library needs a well-defined, efficient procedure for determining the rights status of books first published between 1923-1968. books.

AFTRA Board Approves Joint Bargaining With SAG

Digital Media Law

If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets. ——————— AFTRA National Board Approves Joint Bargaining with SAG on Primetime Television Ratifies New National Public Television Agreement LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (Feb. In other action today, the National Board made appointments to the Sound Recordings Code Steering Committee and the Network Code “Front-of-the-Book” Steering Committee.

The Geist in the Hen House

Music Technology Policy

’…That the world’s leading technology companies are speaking out on this issue should send a strong signal to Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore about how Canadian law is actually viewed by [the mainly US and no Canadian] leading companies that sit at the heart of a Canadian digital strategy.” And if the worldwide condemnation of Google Books is any indication, if the chickens disappeared the eggs would be missed.

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Nipper, the EFF and the Badges: Triangulating their master’s voice

Music Technology Policy

Unless you refer to meeting at Caribou Coffee for an off the books meeting in your off the books emails that you get caught with on the books. Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph,” painted by Francis Barraud.

GoldieBlox Dismisses Case Against Universal, Warms to Task of Destroying Artists

Music Technology Policy

Now that those pesky Orrick lawyers have been replaced by Google darlings Durie Tangri in the GoldieBlox case regarding the use of Beastie Boys in a YouTube viral commercial for GoldieBlox, a new strategy may be emerging. Given what we know about EFF’s funding, we have to kind of wonder who is ultimately behind this strategy. (See A bill sent to a non-client that instead said “Discussed [legal strategy]” might be found to have effected a waiver of the privilege.

Techdirt reveals ASCAP plan to 'shut up' 'copy left/free culture pontificators'

Copyrights & Campaigns

And criticize a book by a law professor with different views on copyright law! And my super-secret ASCAP sources tell me that the final stage of the "shut up the copyleft" strategy consists of drafting an op-ed to run in Billboard. Back on January 26, Techdirt carried the alarming news that ASCAP was " Working To Shut Up Free Culture Supporters."

SAG Moves towards Joint Bargaining with AFTRA

Digital Media Law

If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets. ——————— SAG National Board of Directors Meets via Videoconference in Los Angeles and New York Los Angeles , (January 31, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors voted today to seek engagement with AFTRA in a joint bargaining agreement for negotiation of the Television/Theatrical Contract.

Attention Mr. Almunia: Townspeople with Pitchforks in the South of France Confirm YouTube is a Monopoly

Music Technology Policy

A wealth of other works await digitizing – books, maps, visual arts, and so on. Geoffrey Nunberg’s “ Google’s Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars ” in the Chronicle of Higher Education).