Tue.Jun 11, 2019

MTP Podcast:Fix Google’s Antitrust Problem by Fixing Its Supervoting Stock

Music Technology Policy

All stockholders are equal but some stockholders are more equal than others. HOW A CAREER CON MAN LED A FEDERAL STING THAT COST GOOGLE $500 MILLION. Issues that House Judiciary Should Investigate Against Google–End Supervoting Shares for Publicly Traded Companies. Google Nonprosecution Agreement with Criminal Division DOJ. Eric Schmidt Takes the 5th Under Questioning from Senator Cornyn. Eric Schmidts Written Answers to Sen Cornyn’s Request for the Record.

Volokh on Anti-Libel Injunctions and the Criminal Libel Connection @VolokhC

Media Law Prof Blog

Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law, is publishing Anti-Libel Injunctions and the Criminal Libel Connection in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here is the abstract. An injunction against libel, which carries the threat of prosecution for criminal contempt, is

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On the Mark: Understanding the Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Regarding the Treatment of Trademark Licenses in Chapter 11

New Media and Technology Law

On May 20, 2019, in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. Tempnology, LLC , 587 U.S. 2019), the Supreme Court resolved an area of ongoing concern for parties to trademark licenses. The court addressed a circuit split on whether a trademark licensee may continue to use a trademark for the term of the license, after the license has been rejected in bankruptcy.

Jim Acosta on His New Book "The Enemy of the People" and Trump's Rhetoric @Acosta

Media Law Prof Blog

Jim Acosta on how Trump's "fake news" charges have gotten out of hand. He discusses Trump's rhetoric here in which he also discusses the genesis of his new book The Enemy of the People. Mr. Acosta says in part, "But


US Attorneys and FCC Combine to Shut Down Pirate Radio Station

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday issued a News Release about an unusual action taken by the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts entering into a consent decree with a pirate radio operator, where the operator agreed to surrender all of its operating equipment to the FCC, and to stop broadcasting illegally. If the operator is again caught operating a broadcast station without authority, the US Attorney can collect a $75,000 fine.