Wed.Jun 19, 2019

Drug Kingpins and Cartoon Frogs.

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. SUPREME COURT: BANKRUPTCY DOES NOT TERMINATE A LICENSE (FOLLOW-UP) THE COPYRIGHT TRIAL THAT ALMOST WAS… “PEPE THE FROG” QUICK COVERAGE OF SHAKEUP AT BLOOM, HERGOTT APPLE V.

Wixen v. Pandora Raises Questions About Lyric Licensing

Music Technology Policy

In the “it was only a matter of time” department, Wixen Music Publishing has sued Pandora over infringing reproductions of the lyrics in songs it represents. (For For those reading along at home, Wixen is represented by badass David Steinberg, so good luck Pandora.).

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AOC was right to compare Trump's border internment camps to concentration camps

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"We're debating the description of forced extrajudicial detainment of a rhetorically demonized racial minority in harsh, punitive conditions. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, during a House Oversight and Reform Committee markup on June 12, 2019.

ILTA Invites Applications for StartUp Hub at ILTACON 2019

Media Law

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) today invited companies to apply for spots in the StartUp Hub at its annual ILTACON conference, which takes place Aug. 18-22 in Orlando, Fla.

Browsewrap Terms Enforced Due to Customer Knowledge of Existence of Terms

New Media and Technology Law

Last month, a California district court granted a web-based service’s motion to compel arbitration of a putative class action brought by a user whose personal information was allegedly accessed in a massive 2016 data breach that involved 339 million user accounts. Gutierrez v. FriendFinder Networks Inc. , 18-05918 (N.D. May 3, 2019)).

Another EEO Audit Released – Looking at the FCC’s Current EEO Obligations

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released another of its regular EEO audit notices ( available here ), asking that approximately 80 radio stations, and the employment units with which they are associated, provide to the FCC (by posting the information in their online public inspection file) their last two year’s EEO Annual Public File reports , as well as backing data to show that the station in fact did everything that was required under the FCC rules.

Fourth Amendment Appeal before Georgia Supreme Court over Airbag Crash Data Could Have Implications for Autonomous Cars and Related Technologies

New Media and Technology Law

Today, the Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument in an appeal brought by a defendant convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges related to a fatal car crash. Mobley v. State , No. S18C1546).

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