Nude Pics Payback: Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and the Strange Economics of Who Got What

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The government recommends a man who hacked the e-mail accounts of celebrities pay restitution. A white collar lawyer explains how the dollar figures were determined. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Tech Christina Aguilera Scarlett Johansson

Legal, Economic and Cultural Aspects of File Sharing

Media Law Prof Blog

Van Eijk Nico, University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law, Joost Poort, SEO Economic Research, and Paul Rutten, Leiden University, have published Legal, Economic and Cultural Aspects of File Sharing, in Communications and Strategies, No.

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The economic impact of Donald Trump ending DACA | MSNBC

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Handke on Intellectual Property in Creative Industries: The Economic Perspective @erasmusuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Christian Handke, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of History and Arts, is publishing Intellectual Property in Creative Industries: The Economic Perspective in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries (C.

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Is Intellectual Property Essential? Kevin Flynn Hackers vs. Walt Disney Backers

Pixelization

Part 5 of a series: The Great Fallacy of Intellectual Property In this series of posts, I'm arguing that the central economic theory of intellectual property law is wrong. Copyright Cyber Economics Film For Law Profs The Great Fallacy of Intellectual Property

Travis @CorpSocialism on the Economics of Book Digitization and the Google Books Litigation

Media Law Prof Blog

Hannibal Travis, Florida International University College of Law, has published The Economics of Book Digitization and the Google Books Litigation.

The Hazards of Inferring Law from Economics

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Judge Joe Brown On Hollywood's "Trick Economics"

Media Law Prof Blog

Judge Brown attributes the end of his syndicated show to "trick economics Joe Brown, whose "Judge Joe Brown" court tv show is second only to "Judge Judy" in terms of popularity, comes to the end of its run next month.

NYT on Law School Economics

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Just weeks before the bar exam, the New York Times craps all over the nonsensical economics of legal education. Based on the Times’ research, US News rankings play a surprisingly large role – and one much larger than the relevance such rankings actually have in practice. (“Oh, you went to Vanderbilt instead [.]. economy legal education

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The Ikea Effect and Locke's Theory of Property

Pixelization

I'm reading Predictably Irrational a behavioral economics popularization by Dan Ariely. Books Economics For Law Profs

U.N. Mass Grave Probe Obstructed In Ivory Coast : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States , has sent combat troops to several nations in the past two decades. Laurent Gbagbo United Nations United States Côte d'Ivoire Ban Ki-moon Alassane Ouattara Economic Community of West African States Charles Blé Goudé

Paparazzi, Blackmail, Economics, and the Italian Legal Regime

Media Law Prof Blog

Mariateresa Maggiolino, Eleonora Montani, and Giovanni Tuzet, all of Bocconi University, have published The Market for Gossip: Punish Paparazzi and You Will Produce Inefficiency. What do you call the action of digging up dirt that otherwise would remain buried, and

Must Read Post By @nickthayer on Economic Survival

Music Technology Policy

We’re often told that EDM producers and DJs are doing well in the “ new boss ” economy because they embrace digital distribution especially streaming, sample rather than hire live musicians, use hard drive recording rather than studios, and so on. How many times have you heard how healthy “DJ culture” because “every night 500,000 people go out dancing”? Pick your number for the anecdote.).

Media Lecturers at London School of Economics Misquote Professor Danaher

Music Technology Policy

If they are going to analyze the economics of file barter, they should take a hint from Google’s UK policy manager: Ad supported piracy is big business.

Ben Stein Loses Bulk of Lawsuit Claiming Global Warming Beliefs Cost Him Acting Job (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Only Stein's allegation that the Japanese defendant replaced him with a similar-looking economics professor goes forward after judge's ruling.

More on How the London School of Economics Got it Wrong

Music Technology Policy

For those of you who haven’t heard about it, the London School of Economics allowed some lecturers to post a “study” on the LSE’s website that has some very questionable assumptions in it–not to mention overtly misquoting actual econometric studies. The august London School of Economics surely cannot consider such a “study” a meaningful contribution to academia absent criticism.

The Economic Impact of Google Books On Copyright Holders

Media Law Prof Blog

Hannibal Travis, Florida International University College of Law, has published Estimating the Economic Impact of Mass Digitization Projects on Copyright Holders: Evidence from the Google Book Search Litigation, in volume 57 of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the

Media Lecturers at London School of Economics Misquote Professor Danaher

Music Technology Policy

FCC Denies Closed Captioning Waiver for Church Service – Clarifying New Standards on “Economically Burdensome” Exceptions to Captioning Requirements

Broadcast Law Blog

This decision also helps to clear up a big question that has been hanging over such programs, for over 3 years since the FCC reversed dozens of prior waivers granted by its staff to nonprofit groups claiming that the captioning would be economically burdensome on their operations (including the waiver that had been granted to this church). So what factors did the Commission review in denying this “economically burdensome” waiver request?

FCC to Study Economic Effect of LPFM on Full-Power FM - But Not the Economic Impact of Any Interference that May Be Caused

Broadcast Law Blog

As part of the Local Community Radio Act which, among other things, repealed restrictions against protecting full-power FM stations from third-adjacent channel interference from LPFM stations, Congress required that the FCC conduct a study of the economic impact that such stations will have on full-power FM stations. Even if the impact of LPFM on full-power station ratings can be assessed, is there any way to measure the economic effect of any such impact?

Bill Keller on Why People Write Books

Pixelization

Books Copyright Cyber/Tech Economics For Law Profs The Great Fallacy of Intellectual PropertyThe Great Fallacy of Intellectual Property. Samuel Johnson famously said, “No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.”. That sentiment is what underlies modern copyright law – the idea that creative labors won't be undertaken without a financial incentive. And it's copyright that allows that money to be collected.

Church Programming Not Exempt From Captioning Requirements – FCC Looks to Total Assets of Programmer in Denying Economic Exemptions, and Decides There are No Religious Freedom Constitutional Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

While exemptions from these requirements are allowed if a programmer can demonstrate that the captioning would present an economic hardship , these waivers are difficult to receive as a programmer must show that, looking at its overall operations, there are insufficient financial resources to afford the captioning for the program (see our article here ).

Labels seek to limit Pouwelse testimony; say computer scientist lacks economics and business expertise

Copyrights & Campaigns

The record label plaintiffs have moved to limit the testimony of Joel Tenenbaum's defense expert Johan Pouwelse , arguing that the Dutch computer scientist cannot "be considered an 'expert' on the wide variety of economic and business issues described in his reports." Argue the labels: He has no education, training, or expertise in economics, market analysis, or business models.

The First Amendment, Net Neutrality, and Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Manne and Ben Sperry, both of the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), and Thomas W. Geoffrey A. Struble and Berin Michael Szoka, both of TechFreedom, have published A Conflict of Visions: How the '21st Century First Amendment' Violates

FCC Overturns Hundreds of TV Closed Captioning Exemptions and Clarifies "Economically Burdensome" Standard in Connection with Captioning Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

Importantly, the Order offers a provisional interpretation of the term “economically burdensome” as that term is used in the recent Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”). The Commission essentially concluded that although the CVAA uses the term “economically burdensome,” Congress did not intend to fundamentally change the existing standard for assessing individual exemptions based on undue burden.

Copyright owners and advocates appeal to Obama; hail economic value of creative industries

Copyrights & Campaigns

The pro-copyright letter does not request specific action, instead stressing the economic importance of IP: Enforcement of copyrights and patents and protecting the freedom to create and be compensated for it are essential components of promoting the progress of sciences and arts, as articulated so clearly by our Founding Fathers in the U.S.

Fan Fiction and Fair Use

Media Law Prof Blog

Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, has published Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Lucrative Fandom: Recognizing the Economic Power of Fanworks and Reimagining Fair Use in Copyright.

The Economy From A VC’s Perspective

DealFatigue

Venture Capitalist, Sequoia Capital put together a simplified slide presentation on start-ups and the economic downturn. Less is more and this presentation simplifies a lot of the complexity of the current economic mess we’re all in. Start-ups Venture Capital avc depression economic downturn economy eric upin fred wilson recession sequoia capital venture capitalists View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

The Economy From A VC’s Perspective

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Venture Capitalist, Sequoia Capital put together a simplified slide presentation on start-ups and the economic downturn. Less is more and this presentation simplifies a lot of the complexity of the current economic mess we’re all in. Start-ups Venture Capital avc depression economic downturn economy eric upin fred wilson recession sequoia capital venture capitalistsView SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

The Economy From A VC’s Perspective

DealFatigue

Venture Capitalist, Sequoia Capital put together a simplified slide presentation on start-ups and the economic downturn. Less is more and this presentation simplifies a lot of the complexity of the current economic mess we’re all in. Tags: venture capitalists economy sequoia capital economic downturn depression avc fred wilson Venture Capital eric upin recession Start-ups View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

How Much is Your Virginity Worth?: Lessons in Economics and Federalism

The Legal Satyricon

A twenty-two year old Nevada woman has placed her virginity up for grabs in an online auction, where the bidding has reportedly reached over $3.7 million. The transaction has caught the attention of some religious groups, who would like the federal government to intervene.

Copyright Office Issues Letter In Support of Broadcast Performance Royalty - Suggests that Economic Comeback for Radio Makes Royalty More Affordable

Broadcast Law Blog

According to a letter from the Copyright Office that has recently been made public, the economic troubles of broadcasters, which have been used to argue against the imposition of a performance royalty for the use of sound recordings by radio stations , are cyclical and are largely over.

Echoes of the Sumptuary Impulse: Considering the Threads of Social Identity, Economic Protectionism, and Public Morality in the Proposed Design Piracy Prohibition Act

JetLawBlog

Examining the congressional testimony and stated objectives of the DPPA, one can tease out some of the core principles of pre-industrial sumptuary codes; government control over social identity, the reinforcement of public morality, and the implementation of economic protectionism.

Tax Policy and Media Investment

Media Law Prof Blog

Hans Jarle Kind and Gurrorm Schjelderup, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and Frank Staehler, University of Tuebingen, Department of Economics, have published Newspaper Differentiation and Investments in Journalism: The Role of Tax Policy as NHH Department of Economics

MovieBeat – part deux

Gordon P. Firemark

Rex and I talked at length about the current state of the economic climate for film investment, crowdfunding, and the components of a legally compliant film investment offering.

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The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Here’s my take: Lavery: How do you think the current economic situation will effect AFM business this year? Although mergers are already a part of the overall trend towards the consolidation of the business, the current economic climate will only accelerate this process.

The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Here’s my take: Lavery: How do you think the current economic situation will effect AFM business this year? Although mergers are already a part of the overall trend towards the consolidation of the business, the current economic climate will only accelerate this process.

The Film Industry Is In A Pickle

DealFatigue

Here’s my take: Lavery: How do you think the current economic situation will effect AFM business this year? Although mergers are already a part of the overall trend towards the consolidation of the business, the current economic climate will only accelerate this process.

Internet Use and Sex Crime

Media Law Prof Blog

Manudeep Bhuller, Statistics Norway, Tarjei Havnes, University of Oslo Department of Economics, Edwin Leuven, National Statistics of Economic Studies (INSEE), Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST), and Magne Mogstad, Statistics Norway & Institute for the Study of Labor

Cable Network May Proceed with Claims Against Distributor on Theories Beyond Written Contract

New Media and Technology Law

Commercial Litigation Contracts AT&T Services Central District of California Economic Loss Rule Federal Communications Commission Herring Networks Herring Networks v. 2015 and 2016 saw a wave of transactions among cable, satellite, and other linear programming distributors: AT&T & DirecTV, Altice and Suddenlink, etc.