NBC Must Defend Conduct in 'To Catch A Predator' Lawsuit Says Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A lawsuit brought by a humiliated man suing the network for violating his privacy and inflicting emotional distress continues after a judge refuses to dismiss the case. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television NBC

Campbell on Speech-Facilitating Conduct

Media Law Prof Blog

Campbell, Stanford Law School, is publishing Speech-Facilitating Conduct in volume 68 of the Stanford Law Review (2016). Free speech doctrine generally protects only expression, leaving regulations of nonexpressive conduct beyond the First Amendment’s scope Wesley J.

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Italian Premier Faces Trial Over Sexual Conduct

Media Law Prof Blog

From MSNBC.com, word that Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who owns media outlets in the country, will face charges for paying for sex with an underaged girl and then trying to cover up the act. This trial will be the first

Canadian Writer’s Union Conducts a Little Direct Action–the Unmasked Remix

Music Technology Policy

Update: FCC Still Conducting Nationwide EAS Test Tomorrow, September 27

Broadcast Law Blog

With no hurricane or other emergency seemingly threatening the United States tomorrow, the FEMA and the FCC announced yesterday that the Nationwide EAS test is being conducted as planned tomorrow, September 27. We wrote about that test here and here.

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California Appeals Court Revives Discrimination Lawsuit Against CNN

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Stanley Wilson, a fired Emmy Award-winning producer, convinces two out of three justices that his former employer's conduct did not arise from protected activity.

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Actors Guild Urges Judge to Save Age Censorship Law to Combat Rampant Bias

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

SAG-AFTRA argues in court that ages on IMDb are an "open invitation for casting directors to engage in illegally discriminatory conduct." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

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Regal Hit With New Antitrust Lawsuit Over Distribution of Blockbuster Movies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A new complaint is filed in New York as the Justice Department conducts its own investigation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Movie Theatre Association Doubts Government Claim That People Sit When Watching Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Should the Food and Drug Administration have conducted a study of moviegoer habits before proposing calorie counts for menu items like popcorn? read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Roman Polanski's Attorney Skewers L.A. Justice System in New Filing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Polanski was as justified in fleeing this Court's illegal conduct as he was to flee the Germans who invaded Poland," writes Harland Braun. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Roman Polanski

FCC Sets Hearing to Determine if Station License Renewal Should Be Denied For Conducting Unsafe Contest

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, we wrote an article which received much attention, addressing the legal issues that could come up if contests are not conducted properly. Designation for hearing” means that an FCC Judge will essentially conduct a trial to determine if the contest reflected so badly on the licensee that the station’s license renewal should be denied.

Judge Allows Bill O'Reilly to Hush Up His $10M Lawsuit Against Lawyer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

One media company argued there was public interest in understanding how O'Reilly's personal conduct diverges from his public stance on family values.

Volokh on the "Speech Integral to Criminal Conduct" First Amendment Exception

Media Law Prof Blog

Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, is publishing The 'Speech Integral to Criminal Conduct' Exception in the Cornell Law Review. Here is the abstract. In the last 10 years, the Supreme Court has been reviving a

Cleveland Reaches Settlement With Justice Department Over Police Conduct - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"CLEVELAND — Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said Monday. The settlement, which could be announced as early as Tuesday, comes days after a judge declared a Cleveland police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a car’s two unarmed occupants, both of them black

Kahn on Three First Amendment Puzzles Raised By the Police Union Response to Speech Criticizing Police Conduct in Ferguson and NYC

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), is publishing Three First Amendment Puzzles Raised by the Police Union Response to Speech Criticizing Police Conduct in Ferguson and New York City in the 2017 volume of the Robert A. Kahn, University of St.

'The Hobbit' Producers Enlist Nielsen in Legal Fight Against 'Age of the Hobbits'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

pushes for a restraining order against an alleged trademark infringer by pointing to a study conducted about "Hobbit" confusion. Warner Bros. read more. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Jackson Movies THR, Esq. Business

Trademark Basics Part 4: Trademark Housekeeping 101 – Conducting a Trademark Audit

Broadcast Law Blog

Imagine discovering that an important trademark registration has lapsed only through the due diligence being conducted by a potential buyer of your station or station group. Now that we have hopefully convinced you that conducting a trademark audit is a worthwhile effort, here are five easy DIY steps that will set you in the right direction: Identify your registered marks. Last week, we discussed the benefits of federally registering your trademarks.

Why New York's Reality TV Industry Needs a Reality-Based Code of Conduct

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Writing in a guest column, a NYC councilmember makes a plea for unscripted TV''s writer-producers. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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Artist Resolves To Fight Disorderly Conduct Citation Based On Leaving Backpack Unattended

Media Law Prof Blog

Enrico Miguel Thomas, an artist who uses subway maps as an inspiration for his work, is fighting a summons for disorderly conduct issued because he left his backpack unattended for several minutes in Grand Central Terminal while he spent some

FCC to Conduct Channel Sharing Webinar after Revising Rules for Post-Incentive Auction Channel Sharing

Broadcast Law Blog

A webinar to explain the new rules for TV stations that want to share 6 MHz channels after the incentive auction (so that the broadcasters sharing the channel post-auction can enjoy the financial benefit of selling one of their channels during the auction), will be held by the FCC on July 22 from 2 to 3 PM ET. Information about the webinar and a place to register can be found on the FCC website, here.

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In Major Redesign, Bloomberg Law Streamlines Its Search Interface

Media Law

Bloomberg Law’s new home page.The Bloomberg BNA legal research service Bloomberg Law today is introducing a new user interface that streamlines the search experience by making it easier to conduct searches and to find specific types of content.

Just because you use words, it doesn’t mean your conduct is First Amendment protected

The Legal Satyricon

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just issued a unanimous opinion in Commonwealth v. Johnson – a case in which William and Gail Johnson found themselves on the ass-end of a prosecution after engaging in a pretty persistent course of harassment. The Johnsons were convicted under Mass. 265, § 43A: Whoever willfully and […].

Trial Alert! Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge opens the door to potential testimony about the rock star''s wild conduct over the years. read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq. Courtney Love Tech

Discussing the Future of Legal News with Kevin O’Keefe

Media Law

Earlier this week at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago, Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog conducted a Facebook Live interview of me about the future of legal news. Here’s the recording: The post Discussing the Future of Legal News with Kevin O’Keefe appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Survey: Just 7.5% of Firms Using AI, But Half Pursuing Other Innovations

Media Law

percent of law firms say they are making use of legal artificial-intelligence tools, while another 29 percent are beginning to explore their options for using AI, according to a survey of firms with 50 or more lawyers conducted by the management consulting firm Altman Weil. Just 7.5

11 States Have Adopted Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

In 2012, something happened that I called a sea change in the legal profession: The American Bar Association formally approved a change to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law and its practice, but also in technology.

Fired 'Walking Dead' Creator Frank Darabont Sues AMC for Profits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

AMC’s conduct toward Frank to date has been nothing short of atrocious," his lawyer tells THR. Darabont and his CAA agents claim they are owed "tens of millions of dollars" from TV''s top-rated drama.

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Court Upholds $7 Million Judgment Against 'Real Housewives of New York' Star Sonja Morgan

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

THR Staff A judge rules Morgan is personally liable for fraudulent conduct against Hannibal Pictures after pulling out of financing a movie. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Movies Business

Learn the secrets to successful crowdfunding!

Gordon P. Firemark

My friend and client Adam Leipzig, CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, will be conducting his “Going Beyond the Basics” Crowdfunding Webinar on March 18th. If you've got a project you're thinking about crowdfunding, you're in luck.

Friday Round-Up: Odds And Ends From My Inbox

Media Law

Two of the best of these sites are currently conducting fundraising campaigns. Catching up on some recent legal technology news and announcements of interest: Tis the season to support free law. For websites that provide free and open access to law, there are still bills to pay. If you value free access to legal materials, […]. The post Friday Round-Up: Odds And Ends From My Inbox appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Survey Finds Virtual Dead Heat in Lawyers’ Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis and Fastcase

Media Law

The just-released information comes from a survey conducted in 2016 by law practice management company Clio. Westlaw and LexisNexis are typically viewed as the dominant leaders among legal research services. But a recent survey found that Fastcase is in a virtual dead heat with Westlaw and LexisNexis among smaller-firm lawyers. The survey asked Clio users […].

Comcast Sues DirecTV Over 'Deceptive' Claims of 'Free' Televised NFL Games

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Comcast says its satellite rival exploited the end of the NFL Lockout to conduct a broad advertising campaign that was false, misleading, and deceptive, as well as disparaging to its competitors. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

News from #Legalweek17: New Integration Combines Lexis Search Advantage and Lexis Practice Advisor

Media Law

Lexis Search Advantage is an application that allows a law firm or legal department to conduct a search across all its internal work product and content and LexisNexis content simultaneously. In advance of Legaltech New York, which starts tomorrow, LexisNexis today announced a new integration of Lexis Search Advantage and Lexis Practice Advisor.

How Law Firms Spent their Tech Money in 2013

Media Law

Every year, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the market research and consulting firm InsideLegal team up to conduct a survey examining the technology purchasing trends and budgets of ILTA firm members. Where did law firms spend their technology dollars in 2013?

Melissa Harris-Perry: Republicans distancing from party fringes on Rev. Wright - Melissa Harris Perry conducts an intelligent discussion concerning the distortion surrounding the prophetic preaching of Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Black Liberation Theology with her panel. This discussion is a must watch for those who really want to hear what Reverend Wright actually said, which anyone, who has actually read the Bible, would clearly recognize as being central to Biblical teaching.

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Brendan Holland Conducts Webinar for Michigan Association of Broadcasters on FCC EEO Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

EEO continues to be a hot issue for the FCC, and one that draws many fines from the Commission, both at license renewal time and in connection with the ongoing random EEO audits that the FCC conducts several times a year. On May 11, Brendan Holland presented a Webinar on the FCC's EEO Rules. Hosted by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and shared with 28 other state broadcast associations, the seminar provided a refresher course on the Equal Employment Opportunity rules.

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David Oxenford Conducts Webinar for Kansas Association of Broadcasters on FCC Political Broadcasting Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

David Oxenford today conducted a webinar for the Kansas Association of Broadcasters on the rules for political advertising. In addition to the elections for the US House of Representatives, Kansas has a race to fill a vacant US Senate seat, as well as elections for Governor and a whole host of state and local offices. With an August primary and the November general election, the 2010 election season could be a busy one in the state.

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David Oxenford Conducts Webinar for Kansas Association of Broadcasters on FCC Political Broadcasting Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

David Oxenford today conducted a webinar for the Kansas Association of Broadcasters on the rules for political advertising. In addition to the elections for the US House of Representatives, Kansas has a race to fill a vacant US Senate seat, as well as elections for Governor and a whole host of state and local offices. With an August primary and the November general election, the 2010 election season could be a busy one in the state.

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Buyers of Broadcast Stations Through Stock Transfer Beware – Liability for Fines of Prior Owner Can Still be Imposed After the Transfer

Broadcast Law Blog

While the FCC cancelled a fine on the licensee for reasons unrelated to the transfer of the stock (issuing an admonition instead), it went out of its way to emphasize that a new owner of the stock of a licensee company remains liable for the conduct of a predecessor controlling owner. Assignments and Transfers FCC Fines assignment of license FCC fines for conduct of prior owner sale of broadcast station transfer of control

RIAA's take on Usenet.com decision: good precedent on volitional conduct, Sony-Betamax, and litigation misconduct

Copyrights & Campaigns

Translation: In order to find direct liability he had to rule that the “volitional conduct” standard set by the Second Circuit in the recent Cablevision case was satisfied. (In In Cablevision , the Second Circuit held that Cablevision was not liable for direct copyright infringement because it lacked the volitional conduct necessary to establish liability and merely acted as a “passive conduit” for delivery of copyrighted works to its users.)