Mass. High Court Committee Urges Firms To Maintain Flexible Work As the Norm

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As law firms begin to reopen offices, a committee of Massachusetts’ highest court today issued a statement recommending that they permanently adopt flexible working options as their standard, rather than as the exception. Executive director of the committee is Heidi S.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Seeks Senior Staff Attorney @rcfp

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From the RCFP: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is currently seeking a Senior Staff Attorney to lead the organization's nationwide amicus practice.

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Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press Hiring For Legal Fellow, Other Positions @rcfp

Media Law Prof Blog

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is hiring immediately for a new legal fellow position that will expand its capacity to better identify, support, and address the legal needs of journalists of color, newsrooms led by people of

The Committee To Project Journalists' Global Impunity Index For 2018

Media Law Prof Blog

The Committee to Protect Journalists has published its Global Impunity Index for 2018, a list which indicates the countries in which governments tolerate the murder of members of the media. At the top of the list is Somalia, followed by

U.S. Olympic Committee Escapes Lawsuit Over Social Media Gagging

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A carpet cleaning company went to court to argue the USOC was exaggerating its legal rights, but a judge won't hear it. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Relativity Bankruptcy: NBCU Makes Surprise Appearance on Creditor Committee

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The media giant wasn't listed as an unsecured creditor in the bankruptcy petition. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Radio public performance bill passes Senate committee

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday that would make radio stations pay songwriters fees for the public performance of sound recordings. Another version of this controversial bill has already passed the House of Representatives Judiciary.

Judge rules Don McGahn must testify before the House Judiciary Committee

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Judge rules Don McGahn must testify before the House Judiciary Committee

Follow the Money: Senate Homeland Security Committee Investigating Online Advertising

Music Technology Policy

The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Homeland & Governmental Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on May 15 at 9:30 am ET entitled “ Online Advertising and Hidden Hazards to Consumer Security and Data Privacy “ Not only should the Subcommittee be focused on consumer security–they should also be concerned with advertiser fraud.

Futures Committee Turns Focus To Present and Solves A Pressing Problem

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An American Bar Association committee tasked with crystal-balling the future of law practice suddenly pivoted to address a problem very much in the present and, in a matter of a few hours, solved it. The post Futures Committee Turns Focus To Present and Solves A Pressing Problem appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. On Friday afternoon, I was privileged to witness something remarkable.

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings On Comcast/Time Warner Merger

Media Law Prof Blog

Variety reports on the ongoing Senate Judiciary Committee hearings concerning the Comcast/Time Warner merger. Senator Al Franken (no stranger to the entertainment industry) had sharp questions for Comcast executive vice president David Cohen concerning possible increases in monthly consumer cable

House of Commons Committee Hearings Carried On CSPAN

Media Law Prof Blog

CSPAN has video of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee Hearings (Metropolitan Police) and the Culture, Media and Sports Committee Hearings (James and Rupert Murdoch) dealing with the NOTW phone hacking events. CSPAN has related materials as well. Links

Radio Music License Committee Settles Antitrust Suit Against SESAC – What Does it Mean for the Radio Industry?

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday, it was announced that the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) settled its lawsuit with SESAC (see the press release here , and the full agreement here ), where the RMLC had charged that SESAC’s practices in collecting its music royalties from the radio industry violated the antitrust laws (we wrote about the filing of the lawsuit here ).

Stateline - U.S. Senate Committee Probes “School-to-Prison Pipeline”

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Senate Committee Probes “School-to-Prison Pipeline” : "" (Via Stateline - U.S.

AFTRA Announces Formation of Committee To Explore Union With SAG

Media Law Prof Blog

AFTRA (the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) has put together a committee to work with the specially formed SAG task force to investigate whether a merger between the two unions would be both possible and beneficial. SAG announced

The Summer of Copyright, Part 2 – The House Judiciary Committee Plans Omnibus Music Licensing Bill – The “Music Bus”

Broadcast Law Blog

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee last week finished its second hearing on music licensing (written witness statements and a link to the webcast can be found here ). But the hearings do serve to set out the issues that are going to be considered by the Committee in ultimately crafting legislation. Member of both the TV Music Licensing Committee and the Radio Music Licensing Committees have filed antitrust lawsuits to accomplish this end (see our article here ).

Librarian of Congress Fails to Alert Oversight Committees of Massive Abuse of Copyright Loophole by Google and Amazon to Use Songs Without Paying U.S. or Foreign Songwriters 

Music Technology Policy

taxpayer to great costs and for which the government is entirely unaccountable unless Congress exercises its oversight authority through the House Committee on Administration and finds out what is going on over there. The Librarian of Congress? You may ask what in the world does the Librarian of Congress have to do with the music business? The answer is–more than you might think, mostly due to the fact that the U.S.

Parliamentary Committee Report: Rupert Murdoch Should Not Be In Charge

Media Law Prof Blog

A newly released Parliamentary report concludes that News International's claim that the problems at News of the World were caused by a "rogue reporter" are untenable, and that Rupert Murdoch should not be in charge of a "major international company

Craigslist: Now the Inevitable Congressional Committee

The Legal Satyricon

by Charles Platt Nice piece at cnet by Declan McCullagh summarizes the worsening situation re Craigslist. The repercussions have only just begun, and the usual maddening mantra, “Protect the Children,&# is being used to justify the usual demands for censorship. I guess it really doesn’t matter which party has control of Congress or the White [.].

House Judiciary Committee Begins Nationwide Listening Tour on Copyright Reform – First Roundtable on September 22 in Nashville Focusing on Music Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

The US House of Representatives has been looking at potential reform of the Copyright Act for some time, holding a number of hearings before the Committee here in Washington DC (see, for instance, our article here about one of those hearings). Yesterday, the Committee announced that it is taking its examination on the road, conducting a “listening tour” of the country, starting with a roundtable on music issues to be held in Nashville on September 22.

Mueller Report vote: House Judiciary Committee votes to subpoena for full Mueller Report.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: May 15, 2021 to May 21, 2021

Broadcast Law Blog

In legislative developments, we wrote on our blog this week about a congressional effort to establish a “Future of Local News Committee” that would be tasked with examining the state of local news in the United States. The committee would ultimately deliver a report to Congress with recommendations for protecting and enhancing local news operations, and potentially the federal funding of newsrooms. ( Future of Local News Committee Bill ).

Judiciary Committee Extends Review of Shield Bill

Media Law

The Massachusetts legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary has extended to May 7 the date by which it must report for or against a shield bill that would protect journalists' confidential sources. March 17 was the deadline for the committee to issue a report on the bill, but an extension order gives the committee until May 7.

Will The Rio Olympic Committee Have Trademark Issues?

Current Trends

Trademark professionals… are these two logos too close… is there a likelihood of consumer confusion? Read more from Yahoo Sports. Would a consumer be confused that the source of the Rio 2016 Olympic games is the same source as the Telluride Foundation? How the marks look side-by-side is only one factor in determining a likelihood of consumer confusion questions. Other “DuPont&# factors to be considered are: Similarity of goods and services. Trade Channels.

Content Creators Coalition & MusicAnswers Applaud the Revision and Passage of the Music Modernization Act by the Senate Judiciary Committee — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Washington, D.C.] – The Content Creators Coalition and MusicAnswers released today the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote in support of the Music Modernization Act. C3 and MusicAnswers applaud the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the Music Modernization Act, while incorporating key changes we had urged to make the legislation stronger, more transparent, and more equitable. PRESS RELEASE.

Does Local News Need Government Assistance to Survive – Legislation Proposed to Set Up Commission to Study the Impact of Changes in Local Media on Local Communities  

Broadcast Law Blog

To study the effect of the decline in local news sources, legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate to create a government committee to look at various aspects of this issue. The “Future of Local News Committee” would include individuals appointed by the majority and minority in the House and Senate, as well as individuals selected by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the US Agency for Global Media.

U.S. House leader says willing to do conference committee on healthcare

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

House leader says willing to do conference committee on healthcare"With the Senate digging in for what could be a rare all-night session to debate amendments to a Republican healthcare plan that would roll back parts of the seven-year-old Affordable Care Act, Republican senators challenged their leaders and expressed frustration with the entire process. “I’d

Music Rights Suit by Radio Music License Committee Against GMR Moved to California Courts – No End in Sight?

Broadcast Law Blog

This week, the lawsuit brought by the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) against new performing rights organization GMR (Global Music Rights ) for alleged violations of the antitrust laws was determined by a court in Pennsylvania to have been brought in the wrong place – and transferred to a court in California.

Just playing politics - Kevin McCarthy credits Benghazi committee for Clinton damage | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Kevin McCarthy, a top Republican lawmaker on track to become the next speaker of the House, credited the Select Committee on Benghazi for damaging Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers Tuesday night — a surprising admission from a party that has sought to portray the investigation as even-handed and non-partisan. But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. Kevin McCarthy credits Benghazi committee for Clinton damage | MSNBC

Rupert, James Murdoch Asked To Appear Before House of Commons Committee To Explain Phone Hacking Practice

Media Law Prof Blog

NewsCorp's Rupert Murdoch, his son James, owner of the shuttered News of the World, and Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News International, have received a request to appear before a House of Commons Select Committee to explain the culture that gave

Broadcast Performance Royalty Passes House Judiciary Committee - A Work In Progress

Broadcast Law Blog

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee today approved a bill that would impose, for the first time, a royalty on radio broadcasters for the public performance of sound recordings in their over-the-air broadcasts. Tags: 801b standard Broadcast Performance Royalty Internet Radio house judiciary committee public performance radio music royalty radio payments for music sound recording royalty willing buyer willing seller

Craigslist Tells House Judiciary Committee It Has Shut Down US Adult Services Section Of Its Site

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: a Craigslist official and a member of its legal team told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the website has "discontinued" its adult services section. However, CNN reports that concerns continue over sex trafficking in

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The Cavalier Daily :: University student, Honor Committee member Martese Johnson arrested

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Martese Johnson, a third-year student in the College and a member of the Honor Committee and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, was arrested around 12:45 a.m. The Cavalier Daily :: University student, Honor Committee member Martese Johnson arrested on Mar. 18 in front of Trinity Irish Pub on the Corner. At the request of University President Teresa Sullivan, a state investigation into the use of force in Johnson''s arrest is now underway.

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Broadcast Performance Royalty - With Issues Yet to Resolve

Broadcast Law Blog

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the bill to impose a performance royalty (or the "performance tax" as the NAB had called it) on radio broadcasters for the public performance of sound recordings on their over-the-air stations. As was the case in the House of Representatives when its Judiciary Committee approved their version of the bill , the Committee acknowledged that there was still work to do before a final bill would be ready for the full Congress.

Radio Music Licensing Committee Announces Settlement With BMI Following Settlement With ASCAP - Why SESAC is Not Included

Broadcast Law Blog

The Radio Music Licensing Committee has announced a settlement with BMI over music royalties for the public performance of musical compositions for the period from 2010-2016. BMI negotiations BMI royalties Broadcast Performance Royalty Music Rights RMLC SESAC royalties radio music licenses for BMI radio music licensing committee

Next Meeting of the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee Scheduled For Sept. 10

Media Law Prof Blog

From the FCC: Announcement of Next Meeting Date and Agenda of Consumer Advisory Committee By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) announces the date and agenda of the next meeting of its Consumer Advisory Committee (“Committee”).

Hollywood Docket: David Bergstein Barnkruptcies; Obama's New IP Committees; Lohan in Court (Again)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Entertainment law news read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

House of Lords Committee Suggests BBC Fees Should Support Rival Network Programming

Media Law Prof Blog

A House of Lords committee studying the BBC license fee says part of it should be diverted to help support regional broadcasters that provide arts and news programming. The committee also noted the dangers of the BBC's possible cultural dominance

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Senate Judiciary Committee poised to probe Trump obstruction | MSNBC

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Senate Judiciary Committee poised to probe Trump obstruction | MSNBC

New York Film Fest Selection Committee Adds Dennis Lim

Thompson On Hollywood

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has replaced outgoing associate programming director and New York film fest selection committee member Kent Jones with ex- Village Voice editor/critic Dennis Lim, who teaches criticism at NYU and edits Moving Image Source. The committee now boasts two critics who have lost full-time staff jobs: former Time Out New York film editor Melissa Anderson has also joined the NYFF selecting group chaired by Film Society program director Richard Pena.

In Mostly Party-Line Vote, House Ejects Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Live Updates: In Mostly Party-Line Vote, House Ejects Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees “Donald J. ET 3 minutes ago Here’s what you need to know: The House votes to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. Greene from the Education and Budget Committees.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Releases Report to FCC on Closed Captioning of Internet Video

Broadcast Law Blog

As our colleague Brian Hurh wrote today on our sister blog, www.broadbandlawadvisor.com , the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee has released its Report to the FCC on the closed captioning of IP-video programming as required by the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act passed last October.

Committee Approves Kagan’s Nomination to Supreme Court - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Committee Approves Kagan’s Nomination to Supreme Court - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com : "Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, left, looked on as Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, spoke with Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. In Tuesday’s vote, Mr. Graham broke party ranks to join the committee’s 12 Democrats in voting in her favor.