Wed.Jul 29, 2020

Congress Should Investigate The Monopoly Power of Weaponized Fair Use

Music Technology Policy

The U.S. Congress has finally gotten around to examining the monopoly power of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. We will no doubt hear many stories of how these companies promote or restrict competition, exploit slave labor in China, run sweatshops in the U.S. and of course control the media message for political candidates.

Belavusau on The Rise of Memory Laws in Poland: An Adequate Tool to Counter Historical Disinformation? @Ulad_Belavusau

Media Law Prof Blog

Uladzislau Belavusau, T. Asser Institute, University of Amsterdam; University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law, has published The Rise of Memory Laws in Poland: An Adequate Tool to Counter Historical Disinformation? at 29

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In Win for Litera, Major European Bank Adopts Litera Transact To Manage Deals

Media Law

A year ago, the document technology company Litera made a major move into the area of deal-management technology with the acquisitions of two of the leading platforms within a month of each other, first acquiring Workshare Transact in July and then Doxly in August, out of which it created a single product, Litera Transact.

Kende on Social Media, the First Amendment, and Democratic Dysfunction in the Trump Era @DrakeLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Mark Kende, Drake University Law School, has published Social Media, the First Amendment, and Democratic Dysfunction in the Trump Era at 68 Drake Law Review 273 (2020). Here is the abstract. In the fall of 2019, the congressionally endowed Drake

Chris Cuomo reacts to Trump comment 'nobody likes me'. Narcissism and self-loathing on public display.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Narcissism and self-loathing on public display

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How China used censorship to hide the coronavirus truth - CNET

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" For two months, Fang Fang documented life in COVID-19's ground zero. Using Weibo, China's Twitter equivalent, the 64-year-old novelist and poet wrote 60 posts over 60 days about inhabiting Wuhan as it was being quarantined by Chinese authorities.

Opinion | Now we know why Trump sought foreign help to beat Biden - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" The media meme that former vice president Joe Biden is a gaffe machine , combined with President Trump’s preposterous projection questioning Biden’s acuity , might lead one (even some on the Biden campaign) to conclude he should interact with reporters as infrequently as possible. That is generally good advice for a front-runner, which he surely is. However, after a speech Tuesday on racial inequality , Biden took questions and gave lengthy answers. It was in some ways a revelation.

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