Long on Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations Into the Normative Mix

Media Law Prof Blog

Doris Estelle Long, John Marshall Law School, is publishing Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations into the Normative Mix in Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific: Juxtaposing Harmonisation with Flexibility (ANU Press 2018).

For Your Consideration

Media Law Prof Blog

The Hollywood Reporter lists its choices for the top 10 law school programs in entertainment law here. It's the mag's first-ever compilation and includes picks such as UCLA and USC at numbers 1 and 2, Southwestern at number 4, and

For Your Consideration: Hugh Grant

Media Law Prof Blog

Hugh Grant, plus tons of non-celebrities, take on the tabloids and their behavior before the Leveson board, though it seems as though the non-celebs aren't necessarily a supporting cast. More here from the Guardian

Post on Firm blog – Six Considerations for Trademark Due Diligence

Cyberlaw Central

Hoover of our firm has been posted to our firm blog , entitled “ Six Considerations for Trademark Due Diligence. &#. Post on Firm blog – Six Considerations for Trademark Due Diligence is a post from: Cyberlaw Central. ©2010 An article I wrote with Marsha K. I encourage normal readers of this blog who are also interested in trademark practice to check it out. Related Posts: INTA 2007: Muddy waters: Evolving Law and Policy on Internet Advertising General Media v.

Three Last Minute Political Issues for Consideration by Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

We’re down to the last week and a half before the election, but broadcasters can’t let up quite yet, as the last week is almost always the busiest for political advertising. Candidates, PACs and other groups try to get the last word before the voters go to the polls. Here are three issues that broadcasters should be considering in these last days before the election: Weekend Access.

FCC Delays Consideration of TV Incentive Auction Procedures

Broadcast Law Blog

However, yesterday, it was announced that the consideration of these matters would be delayed until the FCC’s August 6 meeting. The FCC was today supposed to be considering the adoption of a public notice that would specify the detailed procedures to be used in the incentive auction (see our articles here and here ).

For Your Careful Consideration: Charlie Sheen Fired From "Two and a Half Men"

Media Law Prof Blog

After careful consideration, Warner Bros. From The Hollywood Reporter: Warner Brothers has dropped the other shoe. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on "Two and a Half Men" effective immediately

For Your Consideration - Disney/Pixar's Irony IRON-E

Pixelization

Even if you are not a member of the Academy, you can't help but feel important as billboards, newspaper ads, and even radio ads all pucker up to you and offer something "for your consideration. It's a lovely time of year to be in LA.

For Your Consideration - Disney/Pixar's Irony IRON-E

Pixelization

Even if you are not a member of the Academy, you can't help but feel important as billboards, newspaper ads, and even radio ads all pucker up to you and offer something "for your consideration. It's a lovely time of year to be in LA.

Today instead of focusing on the denial of civil rights to gay Americans, the Court focused on the procedural considerations given to the discriminating baker, by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This case is straight out of the late 19th Century Supreme Court playbook.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Today instead of focusing on the denial of civil rights to gay Americans, the Court focused on the procedural considerations given to the discriminating baker, by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

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Reconsideration of FCC Order on UHF Discount Published in the Federal Register – Starts Clock on Comments and Consideration of the Multiple Ownership Rules by a Republican-Led FCC

Broadcast Law Blog

While several parties went to Court to challenge the FCC’s decision ending the UHF discount , one broadcaster decided instead to ask for reconsideration. That petition for reconsideration has now been published in the Federal Register , giving interested parties until December 27 to comment, and other parties until January 6 to reply to any comments that are filed.

Tenenbaum webcast update: Court postpones Jan. 22 hearing to allow appellate consideration of Internet 'narrowcast' issue

Copyrights & Campaigns

Judge Nancy Gertner, who is presiding over the record labels' infringement suit against Joel Tenenbaum, has postponed until Feb. 24 the Jan. 22 motion hearing that is the subject of a high-profile fight over whether it can be webcast. As Judge Gertner explains , "postponing the hearing will allow the First Circuit an opportunity to fully consider the petition before it," in which the labels are seeking to reverse Gertner's webcast order.

FCC Proposes Rules for Captioning of Online Video - Important Considerations for TV Stations Putting Programming on the Internet

Broadcast Law Blog

Putting TV or cable programming onto the Internet may soon not be as easy as it once was, as the FCC has just issued its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the captioning requirements for online video. The proposals advanced by the Commission are summarized in our firm's Advisory on the subject, here.

Remember FCC Rules on Underwriting Limitations – And that They Don’t Apply to Spots Bought By Nonprofit Entities

Broadcast Law Blog

Advertising Issues Noncommercial Broadcasting advertising on noncommercial stations consideration for noncommercial underwriting FCC underwriting fines fundraising for noncommercial broadcasters public broadcasting advertising underwriting spots on noncommercial stationsLast week, the FCC reached a consent decree with a noncommercial broadcaster, where the broadcaster paid an $8000 penalty for, among other things, running underwriting spots that were too promotional.

Court Tells FCC to Give More Consideration to Newspaper-Broadcast Cross Ownership Rules and to Policies to Promote Broadcast Ownership By Minorities

Broadcast Law Blog

In this new decision, the Court found that both the decision as to the newspaper cross ownership rules and the one dealing with diversity policies were wanting, and sent these matters back to the FCC for further consideration. Both of these issues are headed back to the FCC for further consideration. How will this consideration take place? The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has once again questioned the FCC's determinations on broadcast ownership issues.

The Debate Continues Over Using TV Spectrum for Wireless Broadband - Incentive Auctions, International Considerations, Deficit Reduction, and Public Safety All Play a Role

Broadcast Law Blog

The debate over repurposing some of the television spectrum for wireless broadband have been raging over the normally quiet Washington summer, as issues as diverse as the budget negotiations, the tenth anniversary of 9-11 and international treaties all play their part in the discussions.

FCC Gives No Special Consideration to Noncommercial Broadcasters Who Violate the Rules - Colleges Pay Attention to Your Radio Station!

Broadcast Law Blog

In a decision fining a noncommercial radio station $7200 for failure to have several year's worth of quarterly issues programs lists in its public inspection file , the FCC specifically stated that it does not have a reduced scale for fines for noncommercial broadcasters.

FCC Standards for Comparing Service by Mutually Exclusive Applicants for New Noncommercial Radio Stations Clarified by Court of Appeals

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Auctions FM Radio Noncommercial Broadcasting Public Interest Obligations/Localism 307(b) Communications Act mutually exclusive applications NCE points system noncommercial radio comparative consideration

Radio Talkers Paid to Endorse Causes During Their Shows? What Should Stations Do?

Broadcast Law Blog

And this consideration is not just in connection with political talk programs - but wherever any on-air talent receives consideration for making a plug for a product or service on the station. This issue has already been a big deal on the video side of the media house, with both broadcasters and cable companies having been fined for including material in their programs without disclosing that they had received consideration for the inclusion of the material.

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$44,000 Fine for Radio Station Not Including Sponsorship Identification in Paid Message

Broadcast Law Blog

The decision here shows how seriously the FCC takes the issue of being able to identify who is trying to influence listeners by providing some form of valuable consideration to a broadcast station in exchange for the broadcast of a message. Advertising Issues FCC Fines Payola and Sponsorship Identification consideration for programming pay for play

Listen to Justice Scalia's Comments on Race Based Admissions - NBC News - I would have loved to have had racist Scalia in one of my law school jurisprudence classes. I would have kicked his ass, excuse my language. Yes my law school university was and is ranked considerably higher than the University of Texas.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Listen to Justice Scalia's Comments on Race Based Admissions - NBC News

Thinking of Settlement in NCE Window? Do It Now as More FCC Point System Decisions are on Their Way

Broadcast Law Blog

Tags: 2007 NCE window NCE MX Groups NCE point system Noncommercial Broadcasting noncommercial FM applications noncommercial point system noncommercial radio comparative consideration settlement of NCE cases

FCC Pulls Controversial Set-Top Box Proposal From Meeting Agenda

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says rules reshaping access to TV programming will remain under consideration, but that the FCC needs to resolve technical and legal issues.

FCC Decides Only One Application Will Be Granted From NCE MX Group - Even Where Second Application Can Technically Co-Exist With Granted Construction Permit

Broadcast Law Blog

Tags: NCE MX Groups NCE points system Noncommercial Broadcasting choosing between competing noncommercial applications daisy chain noncommercial radio comparative consideration

FCC Says that Permittee of New Noncommercial FM Station Cannot Change Coverage Area if It Won the Permit Based on 307(b) Preference

Broadcast Law Blog

Tags: 307(b) NCE point system NCE preferences NCE radio Noncommercial Broadcasting construction permit construction permit condition educational radio noncommercial construction permit noncommercial point system noncommercial radio comparative consideration promises made in FCC application

UN Special Rapporteur Says New UK Government Bill May Violate Internationally Guaranteed Rights of Freedom of Expression

Media Law Prof Blog

The Guardian's Damien Gayle reports that a new bill under consideration by the UK government may violate international human rights law, according to David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion

IMDb Age Publication Lawsuit Appealed

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit now goes to the Ninth Circuit for consideration of whether alleged errors by the district judge warrant a new trial. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. IMDB Tech Business

Using short clips in educational video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

Can I Name my Characters after Famous Characters from Old Book – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Modern copyright law protects things for a considerably longer time, 70 years beyond the author’s death. Modern copyright law protects things for a considerably longer time, 70 years beyond the author's death. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

United Talent Agency Escapes Screenwriter's Lawsuit Over 'The Purge'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge can''t find any contract between the talent agency and a guy who submitted a script for consideration. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

How (and why) to set up a special purpose production entity for your film or show

Gordon P. Firemark

Where to form your company is also an important consideration. In the fields of independent film and theatre, the use of Special Purpose Entities is very common. This article explains what these are, why they're used, and how to get started. What is a Special Purpose Entity (or Vehicle)?

On the Libel Front

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Guardian: the British Ministry of Justice has issued proposals that would cut the cost of pursuing libel actions for plaintiffs considerably by ensuring that if they lose, they would only have to pay their own attorneys'' costs, instead

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Supreme Court Won't Review TV Streaming, File-Sharing Rulings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Not under consideration: the legality of ivi's streaming or the constitutionality of a woman who was ordered to pay $222,000 for sharing 24 songs online.

Winklevoss Twins to Pay $13 Million to Lawyers for Facebook Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner A NY appeals court declines to reopen consideration that the twins' lawyers committed malpractice in the settlement with Facebook and subsequent disclosure of how much money the twins got in the case.

The Real Recipe for Building a Culture of Learning

Pathgather

Well, it’s because achieving this takes thoughtful consideration and the right strategy to support. There is a theme in the HR industry that has received a lot of attention in recent years - building a “culture of learning.”

IP Rights and Competition Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Do IP Rights Merit Special Considerations Under Competition Law? Christian Berggvist, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, has published The Clash of Civilizations, Much Ado About Nothing or Something Rotten in the Kingdom of Enforcement! Here is the abstract.

Where Should Public University Faculty Publish?

Media Law Prof Blog

From The Scientist: a report on the University of North Carolina's consideration of a new policy that would require its faculty to publish in open access journals. Such a move is gaining support in universities across the country on the

U.S. top court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in a bid to diminish their overall political clout." "The U.S.

How to get the best deal possible: Negotiation strategies I learned from my 5 five-year-old.

Gordon P. Firemark

When faced with an ultimatum, there's only one consideration… whether the other side has sufficient leverage to coerce you into performing. Kindergartens must have upped their game. It seems they're teaching negotiating skills.

Why it’s called “Show BUSINESS”

Gordon P. Firemark

It’s not just about talent or luck. Have you ever wondered why some entertainers are phenomenally successful, and others can never seem to catch a break? What if I told you that talent was only part of the equation? For most, what it comes down to is hard work, perseverance, and vision.

The Oscars, Reposted.

DealFatigue

Without a more logical approach, it is inevitable that the contractual intent of the parties to producer agreements versus the subjective consideration of the academies will be tested in the near future.

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European Creative Community Unites Against Google and Facebook and Calls on EU Lawmakers to Stop Big Tech’s End Run Around the Value Gap Solution in Article 13

Music Technology Policy

We trust that you will take this into consideration when discussing the draft Directive. [We don’t often reprint other people’s letters, but this one on closing the value gap in Europe is crucial.

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Hollywood Docket: FCC appeals indecency ruling; Hallmark vs. AT&T; 'Cake Boss' arrest

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The government is asking for "further consideration" of arguments in order to settle the agency's authority to regulate, setting. The FCC is appealing a court ruling last month that struck down its indecency policy on grounds that it was unconstitutional.