BYU Law’s LawX Lab Releases First Project — Online Tool To Address Debt Collection Defaults

Media Law

The post BYU Law’s LawX Lab Releases First Project — Online Tool To Address Debt Collection Defaults appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Click to view slideshow. Last June, I reported on the plan by BYU Law School to launch LawX, a legal design lab in which second- and third-year law students would take on the ambitious goal of solving one access-to-justice challenge in a semester.

Supplier of Hollywood Cameras in Loan Default

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Panavision is targeted for failing to make the remaining payment on a 2006 line of credit. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

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Bygrave on Data Protection By Design and By Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements

Media Law Prof Blog

Bygrave, University of Oslo, is publishing Data Protection by Design and by Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements in volume 4 of the Oslo Law Review (2017). Lee A. Here is the abstract. In this paper, a critical examination is

WHEN A DISTRIBUTOR DEFAULTS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

When I negotiated the agreement, I included a clause enabling my client to demand accelerated payments on default, interest on late payments, and reversion of all distribution rights. Ironically, if the first distributor had not defaulted, the filmmaker would not have been able to re-license the film and repay his investors. Many years ago I represented a filmmaker who entered into an agreement with a small home-video distributor.

American Chemical Society Wins Default Judgment In Copyright Lawsuit Against Sci-Hub

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema has issued a default judgment against Sci-Hub, a website that advertises that it "provides free access to research articles and latest research information without any barrier to scientific community [sic]" after the American

WHEN A DISTRIBUTOR DEFAULTS

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

When I negotiated the agreement, I included a clause enabling my client to demand accelerated payments on default, interest on late payments, and reversion of all distribution rights. Ironically, if the first distributor had not defaulted, the filmmaker would not have been able to re-license the film and repay his investors. Many years ago I represented a filmmaker who entered into an agreement with a small home-video distributor.

Debbie Rowe Wants Default Judgment In Defamation Case

Media Law Prof Blog

Debbie Rowe, the ex-wife of the late Michael Jackson, has asked a court to grant her a default judgmenet against Rebecca White, whom Ms. Rowe claims made defamatory statements concerning Ms. Rowe's attitude toward the children Ms. Rowe had with

Law School Sues Posters, Law Firm Over Claims About Salaries, Job Placement, Student Loan Default Rates

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, based in Lansing, Michigan, is suing a blogger and some anonymous posters over their comments concerning the school's reputation and their claims that it is involved in fraud for luring students into enrolling in the

Securing a Loan to a Broadcaster - Part 1 - FCC Case Clarifies How a Creditor Enforces Its Rights After a Default

Broadcast Law Blog

” While this case involved an action for collection by a judgment creditor, it is instructive as to how any broadcast creditor, including a lender to a broadcast licensee, should act to secure loans or other financial obligations of a broadcaster, and how the creditor can exercise its rights in the event of a default. This case helps to outline how a creditor of an FCC licensee should proceed in the event of a default. How do you secure a loan to an FCC broadcast licensee ?

CLIENT ALERT! – California Business Organizations – Changes in the Law

Gordon P. Firemark

However, some of the default rules in the new law vary significantly from the old default rules. For example, under the new default rules, manager-managed LLC’s may see significant limits on the manager’s authority to act without a vote or consent of all members, before engaging in certain transactions. In most cases, the company’s Operating Agreement governs things, and can supersede the law’s default provisions. Did you know?

You Got Served. By Facebook?

JetLawBlog

Now, according to an Australian court, a social networking site may be used to serve a default judgment on a non-appearing defendant. When a plaintiff has been awarded a default judgment, the common method of process is personal service or mailing. The case involved two friends who defaulted on a six-figure loan. Default judgments: Another reason to set your profile to private? Facebook seems to be creeping into every aspect of our lives.

New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Stanley Crouch: A leader only by default

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Stanley Crouch: A leader only by default A leader only by default Louis Farrakhan proved again Saturday in Washington that there is nothing particularly original or insightful about him.

Korean Networks Win $65 Million From "Pirate" Streaming Service

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a default judgment, a California judge ruled against the companies behind the TVPad device. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Stanley Crouch: A leader only by default

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New York Daily News - Ideas & Opinions - Stanley Crouch: A leader only by default A leader only by default Louis Farrakhan proved again Saturday in Washington that there is nothing particularly original or insightful about him.

Modern VideoFilm Founder Details Ouster in $100 Million Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Moshe Barkat says a lender called default despite promises not to do so — and hired consultants who didn't understand the post-production business. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

James Franco Hasn't Bothered to Answer Defamation Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The NYU professor suing the actor asks for a default judgment. read more. The Business THR, Esq. James Franco Business

“I don’t need another email whining about COVID”: Austin Landlords Lead the Way into the New Venue-Free Future

Music Technology Policy

” Instead, the City of Austin established a short-term moratorium on evictions during the COVID, but what they ignored was the recommendation in the Census to require a removal of rent acceleration clauses for defaults.

Summit Loses Bid to Punish Two Accused 'Twilight' Hackers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

million default judgment against two Argentinians charged with leaking images and video of "Breaking Dawn." The Lionsgate subsidiary is appealing a judge''s decision not to award a $2.1 read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Twilight Business

Wondering How Blockchain Can Be Used in Legal? Here’s One: Service of Process

Media Law

An investigation by New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs of the high default rate in consumer credit cases found that disreputable process-serving companies were never actually serving process, but instead effectively tossing the papers in the sewer and filing false affidavits of service. In 2008, a scandal rocked New York’s process-serving industry.

Would mass suicide affect student loan practices?

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Earlier this week, 60 Minutes tackled the hard issue of strategic mortgage default. In these situations, people capable of paying their mortgages despite being badly upside-down on their homes – owing far more than they’re worth – simply walk away from them. While government loan modification programs are available to those who [.].

Court details long, strange road to 'Easy Rider' sequel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Consider Polestar Entertainment, a film production company that has just escaped a $700,000 default judgment for allegedly. By Eriq Gardner Considering the lack of courtroom success that Hollywood studios have had lately, perhaps the best legal strategy is to hide.

'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester Prevails Over Her Mother in Court (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As a result, the actress will obtain a default judgement that states her mother is not her manager and not due any support payments. Eriq Gardner Constance Meester has withdrawn claims that she "sacrificed her happiness" for her daughter's career. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

SoloSuit, Utah Startup to Help Debtors, Goes National

Media Law

Every year, some 10 million people are sued for debt, but 90% lose by default because they do not respond, often because they cannot figure out how, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Two New Sources of Free Images for Your Blog

Media Law

In the past, when I wanted to find photos or images to illustrate a blog post, my go-to default was Wikimedia Commons, a database of more than 20 million user-contributed images that are free to copy and use according to the author’s specified license terms (often just requiring credit to the source).

Judge rules court has no personal jurisdiction over Faceporn.com

The Legal Satyricon

District Court Judge Nathanael Cousins recently denied Facebook’s motion for default judgment against Faceporn.com, a website operating out of Norway, for trademark infringement. Judge Cousins said the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the defendants and recommended that the case be dismissed. Facebook originally brought suit against Thomas Pedersen and Retro Invent citing ten causes [.]. internet jurisdiction internet law trademark

Why most “work made for hire” agreements in theatre don’t work.

Gordon P. Firemark

Under copyright law, the default rule for ownership of copyright protected works is that the author of a work is its owner from the moment of the work's creation. Writers and Producers familiar with the way things are done in Hollywood have surely seen the ubiquitous term “Work Made For Hire” in their contracts. It's often a surprise, however, when they learn that in the theatre, Work Made For Hire is the rare exception, rather than the rule.

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

Gordon P. Firemark

Inclusion of certain provisions can alter the application of certain “default” state-law provisions, or change the rights and obligations of officers, directors and shareholder/members. While default rules might be suitable for your business, it's likely that variations will be desirable. In the fields of independent film and theatre, the use of Special Purpose Entities is very common.

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MyCase Updates Include Lead Tracking, LEDES Billing, Dropbox Integration, and More

Media Law

The report can be further customized by moving columns and deselecting default case fields. These reminders are turned on by default for all new matters. The default is to send an automated reminder seven days before the due date, on the due date, and seven days after the due date.

E-Discovery Platform RelativityOne Gets Its Next-Generation Interface, Aero UI

Media Law

RelativityOne has been redesigned throughout the platform to improve usability, with a more contemporary look and feel, usability improvements through clearer button definition, fewer items on the screen by default, and more obvious page hierarchy.

Quick Spend Debit Cards: If You Have A Rainy Day Fund, Guess What? It’s raining!

Music Technology Policy

It would be better for all concerned if the city got the tenant the means to pay their rent so that the tenant’s City of Austin sanctioned default doesn’t become the landlord’s bankruptcy–or the arbitrage opportunity for real estate developers like Diane Land’s DT Land Group to snap up some bargains out of bankruptcy of small family owned rentals (also known as the First Lady of Austin–see the shenanigans regarding the closing of Blue Star Kitchen).

Casemaker Unveils Major Redesign of Its Legal Research Platform

Media Law

Upon log-in, the platform will continue to default to the prior version, but the subscriber will be able to select to switch to Casemaker4. For now, each time the user logs in, it will default to the old system. Eventually, the default will change to Casemaker4, but with the ability to revert to the old system. A user can set any jurisdiction as a default, and the search bar will default to that selection. If you set a default, it will show that.

Are Tweets Copyrightable?

The Legal Satyricon

Is a tweet copyrighted by default when its published ? Mark Cuban, whinebox owner of the Dallas Mavericks, recently got tagged by the NBA with a 25k fine for a courtside tweet complaining about officiating. On his blog, Maverick posts: Here is a question for all you legal scholars out there. Is a tweet copyrightable ? Can [.].

Securing Your Wireless Network

Cyberlaw Central

Most wireless routers come out of the box with the default setting of being wide open, i.e. with no security, so anyone can use the connection who is within range of it. Many security experts recommend that manufacturers change these defaults, but that is the situation currently. Of course, there are arguments for open wireless networks , but that should be a choice, not a default, in my humble opinion.

Does it really matter what Jodi Arias wants?

Entertainment Law

https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/all/docs/Criminal/ccc/Final-CapPun.pdf. By: Melinda Joiner – Student Blawg. In an interview with Phoenix television station KSAZ just moments after the jury returned their verdict, thirty-two year old Jodi Arias had the audacity to say, “I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I’d rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it…I would much rather die sooner than later.”

Michael Jackson Not “Thrilled” Over Lawsuit

Current Trends

Michael Jackson was sued this week for defaulting on payments due John Landis, the filmmaker who co-wrote and directed the “Thriller&# video. by Tamera H. Bennett. Landis’ credits include Animal House , The Blues Brothers and T rading Places. On a side note… one of my favorite scenes from “13 Going on 30.&#.

What is Texas Pacific Group Up To with Pandora and Spotify? Something? Anything?

Music Technology Policy

Given that the shares of the company may be worth less (or worthless) at the time the note converts, there’s usually some equity kickers in there along with a pretty bullet proof “event of default” clause. Music Tech Solutions. by Chris Castle. As I’ve noted a couple times, convertible debt financing is all the rage with digital music service these days. Deezer turned to it after a busted IPO in France, and now both Pandora and Spotify went there. What’s attractive about debt?

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What is Texas Pacific Group Up To with Pandora and Spotify? Something? Anything?

Music Technology Policy

Given that the shares of the company may be worth less (or worthless) at the time the note converts, there’s usually some equity kickers in there along with a pretty bullet proof “event of default” clause. Music Tech Solutions. by Chris Castle. As I’ve noted a couple times, convertible debt financing is all the rage with digital music service these days. Deezer turned to it after a busted IPO in France, and now both Pandora and Spotify went there. What’s attractive about debt?

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In a Divided Opinion, California Supreme Court Squashes End Run around CDA Immunity That Sought to Compel a Non-Party Online Platform to Remove Defamatory Content

New Media and Technology Law

In a closely-followed dispute, the California Supreme Court vacated a lower court order, based upon a default judgment in a defamation action, which had directed Yelp, Inc. Bird , plaintiffs obtained a default judgment against defendant Bird for defamation and required her to remove certain offending reviews she allegedly posted on Yelp. Apparently not satisfied with the evidentiary showing at the default proceeding, Yelp refused to take down the reviews at issue.

TikTok the Massive Infringer Thumbs Nose at FTC Ruling on Kids: Can CFIUS be far behind?

Music Technology Policy

User accounts were public by default, which meant that a child’s profile bio, username, picture, and videos could be seen by other users. While the site allowed users to change their default setting from public to private so that only approved users could follow them, users’ profile pictures and bios remained public, and users could still send them direct messages, according to the complaint.

The Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

New Media and Technology Law

Suppliers of goods and services unable to deliver on contractual obligations are looking to see what provisions, if any, may protect them from a default. Beyond the human toll of the current global health crisis, the coronavirus outbreak is having serious economic repercussions to the global economy and the supply chains on which it depends.

Web Scraping Decisions Consider Contract Cause of Action

New Media and Technology Law

May 7, 2019), the Southern District of New York granted the plaintiff’s request for a default judgment on some scraping-related claims (e.g., unfair competition and a permanent injunction on its Lanham Act cause of action), and left intact, but refused to grant a default judgment on its breach of contract claim because the plaintiff did not sufficiently specify a measure of damages in its petition.

LexisNexis Launches An All-New Premium Legal Research Service

Media Law

When you enter a query in Lexis+, it returns the top four answers by default, which you can expand with a click to 10 answers. By default, it will compare the most current version with the most recently archived version, but the user can select to compare any two versions.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: PREVENTING "LIBEL TOURISM"

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Ehrenfeld was unable to defend herself and suffered a default judgment against her. CONGRESS MAY ATTEMPT TO LIMIT LIBEL SUITS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES In my recent post about protecting your reputation , I alluded to the recent trend of filing defamation (libel) cases in the UK because of that country's less restrictive burdens of proof.

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