September, 2018

What are the Rules for Using Music Even Your Own Music in a Podcast – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Egginghaus and German Street View

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie says: This Chris Castle post originally appeared in MTP on Nov. 23, 2010.

Note for the Legal Satyricon Blog: Marc Randazza on Alex Jones’s defamation case

The Legal Satyricon

Marc Randazza is protecting the rights of Alex Jones, a host on InfoWars and a journalist. Alex Jones faces several defamation lawsuits in different states filed by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Alex Jones at one point questioned the official narrative of the story, but now believes the shooting […]. censorship defamation First Amendment free speech misc freedom of expression

A New Platform Launches for Global Legal News and Commentary

Media Law

I’ve written about a lot of websites over the years. But now I get to write about one that I had a hand in launching. This week, LexBlog formally launched a first-of-its-kind, global news and commentary network, delivering timely and targeted articles from legal bloggers throughout the world.

Krotoszynski on Whistleblowing Speech and the First Amendment @IndianaLJ

Media Law Prof Blog

Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., has published Whistleblowing Speech and the First Amendment at 93 Indiana Law Journal 267 (2018). Here is the abstract. Alexander Meiklejohn, the iconic First Amendment scholar who expounded the democratic self-government theory of the freedom of

More Podcast Legal Issues – Remembering Sponsorship Identification

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent weeks, we’ve written about a number of legal issues that need to be considered in connection with podcasting – getting releases from guests , making sure that ownership of the podcast is clear , and considering music royalties. Another issue that I discussed in my presentation on legal issues for broadcasters entering the podcast industry at Podcast Movement in late July was one of sponsorship identification.

Do I Need to Blur Faces in my Videos – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Jeff Flake Says He Was Moved By 'Emboldened' Women, Drive To Make Process 'Fair' | HuffPost

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s surprise call Friday for a delay in the final vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was affected by encounters with women “emboldened” to share their experiences and his desire to demonstrate that the “process is fair,” he told reporters Friday.

LawNext Episode 11: Avvo Founder Mark Britton on Why He Started The Company, Why He Sold It, and Why He Left

Media Law

Earlier this year, Mark Britton left Avvo , the often-controversial company he founded in 2006 and led as CEO, after selling it to web behemoth Internet Brands. Explaining his departure in a memo to his staff , he wrote, “It’s time for me to go.”.

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Cram and Fenwick on Protecting Free Speech and Academic Freedom in Universities @law_leeds @DurhamLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Ian Cram, University of Leeds, and Helen Fenwick, University of Durham, have published Protecting Free Speech and Academic Freedom in Universities at 81 Modern Law Review 825 (2018). Here is the abstract. Restrictions on speaking events in universities have been

Nationwide EAS Test Postponed to October 3; New Filing Dates for ETRS Reports

Broadcast Law Blog

A Nationwide test of both the wireless and broadcast-based EAS was scheduled for tomorrow, September 20 (see our article here ). It has now been postponed until October 3 presumably due to the continuing issues following Hurricane Florence (see notices from the FCC here and from FEMA here ). In addition to the postponement of the test, the FCC announced the dates for the filing of the reports that are due after the test.

Do you need to clear music rights for your social media advertising campaigns? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Do you need to clear music rights for your social-media advertising campaigns? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Bretagne’s Best Day: Last 9/11 Rescue Dog Comes Back to New York

Music Technology Policy

Monologue: Courting Disaster | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Utah Courts Begin Unique ODR Pilot for Small Claims Cases Tomorrow

Media Law

The Utah State Courts will launch a pilot program tomorrow using online dispute resolution to seek to resolve small claims cases in the Justice Court in West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City.

Does the Tort of Defamation By Implication Exist in Idaho?

Media Law Prof Blog

The Idaho Supreme Court hears a case today that presents the issue of whether the tort of defamation by implication exists in Idaho law. The case is Verity v. USA Today and John/Jane Does. Here's a link to the Court's

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AM Station Proposes to Test Silencing AM to Operate 100% From a Translator – What Does It Say About the AM Band?

Broadcast Law Blog

The broadcast trade press was abuzz this morning with a report that an Arizona AM station currently simulcasting its programming on an FM translator has asked the FCC for permission to conduct a test where it would shut down its AM for about a year and operate solely through the FM translator.

Can you use a series of audio clips of famous quotes in your show intro? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Can you use a series of audio clips of famous quotes in your show intro? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

@IMPALAMusic: Calling all Creators, Europe is Under Attack

Music Technology Policy

[Attention @SenatorBurr @MarkWarner! GoogleTwitterFacebook are attacking the European Parliament just the way they do the US Congress!]. Culture is under attack: #Europe 's cultural and creative sectors are calling all citizens! POLITICOEurope [link] @AxelVossMdEP @TheProgressives @GreensEP @EPPGroup @GUENGL @ecrgroup @ALDEgroup @EP_President pic.twitter.com/LyvUXvG5NU. — IMPALA (@IMPALAMusic) September 3, 2018

Another Yale classmate breaks silence: Kavanaugh lied

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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New Corpus Linguistics Platform Lets Legal Researchers Explore the Meanings of Words and Phrases

Media Law

A first-of-its-kind technology platform launching today allows legal researchers to examine large collections of historical texts to help determine the meanings of words and phrases in the contexts in which they historically were used.

Lemley on Fame, Parody, and Policing in Trademark Law @marklemley

Media Law Prof Blog

Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School, has published Fame, Parody, and Policing in Trademark Law as a Stanford Public Law Working Paper. Trademark owners regularly overreach. They often threaten or sue people they have no business suing, including satirists, parodists

Court of Appeals Upholds Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 Webcasting Royalty Rate Decision

Broadcast Law Blog

The US Court of Appeals today released a decision upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 decision setting the SoundExchange royalty rates for 2016-2020. We wrote about that decision here , and provided more details here. In any appeal of an agency decision, the Court routinely affords the agency deference in reaching its decision.

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Is that THE big “O”? – Entertainment Law Update Episode 101

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. Olivia DeHaviland Update – California Supreme Court refuses to revive, so she’s takin’ it to the USSC. JOHNNY DEPP WINS (AKA TERROR FROM THE DEPP). … AND A FLIP FROM GAME OF THRONES. ABS Entertainment Inc. CBS Corp.

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Article 13 Passes in European Parliament

Music Technology Policy

"This is a great day for Europe’s creators." " Music industry welcomes European Parliament vote for Article 13 and EU digital copyright reform. CopyrightDirective [link] pic.twitter.com/fFJ2ebqGmt. — Music Week (@MusicWeek) September 12, 2018. In a major defeat for Google’s astroturf campaign, the European Parliament has passed the new European Copyright Directive. Big step forward for closing the greatest income transfer of all time, aka the value gap.

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TimesTalks: American Son

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Vincent Joins CARA, EVA and Clerk as the Latest AI-Driven Research Assistant

Media Law

The international legal research platform vLex today introduced the beta version of Vincent, an AI-powered legal research assistant that analyzes legal documents you upload and finds relevant research results.

Steinberg on Morphed Child Pornography and the First Amendment @sgsteinberg

Media Law Prof Blog

Stacey Steinberg, University of Florida College of Law, is publishing Changing Faces: Morphed Child Pornography and the First Amendment in the Emory Law Journal (2019). Here is the abstract. Technology has changed the face of child pornography. The Supreme Court

AM Station Proposes to Test Silencing AM to Operate 100% From a Translator – What Does It Say About the AM Band?

Broadcast Law Blog

The broadcast trade press was abuzz this morning with a report that an Arizona AM station currently simulcasting its programming on an FM translator has asked the FCC for permission to conduct a test where it would shut down its AM for about a year and operate solely through the FM translator.

Aviel on Rule 8.4(g) and the First Amendment: Distinguishing Between Discrimination and Free Speech @SturmCOL

Media Law Prof Blog

Rebecca Aviel, University of Denver College of Law, is publishing Rule 8.4(g) g) and the First Amendment: Distinguishing between Discrimination and Free Speech in volume 31 of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (2018). Here is the abstract. The ABA’s recent

U.S. Prisons and Restriction of Freedom of Expression on Security Grounds @PENAmerican

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Guardian: reporting on surveillance, investigation, and censorship of inmate participants and some others (not inmates) in PEN America's Prison Writing Program, based on security concerns. The Guardian article begins: Did or did not the prisoner turn into a

Vandenbussche on Rethinking Non-Pecuniary Remedies for Defamation @WVandenbussche

Media Law Prof Blog

Wannes Vandenbussche, Institute for the Law of Obligations, KU Leuven, has published Rethinking Non-Pecuniary Remedies for Defamation: The Case for Court-Ordered Apologies. Here is the abstract. Legal scholars have been encouraged to examine alternative remedies for defamation in response to

Snow on Denying Trademark for Scandalous Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Ned Snow, University of South Carolina, is published Denying Trademark for Scandalous Speech in volume 51 of the UC Davis Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract. Recently in Matal v. Tam, the Supreme Court held that the disparagement clause

Shepard and Culver on Culture Wars on Campus: Academic Freedom, the First Amendment and Partisan Outrage in Polarized Times @jasonmshepard

Media Law Prof Blog

Jason M. Shepard, California State University, Fullerton, and Kathleen Bartzen Culver, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Center for Journalism Ethics, and University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, have published Culture Wars on Campus: Academic Freedom, the First

Wang on Whether IP is "Disrupted" By the Algorithm That Feeds You Information in an Era of Fake News

Media Law Prof Blog

Celeste Tien-hsin Wang, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, has published Is Intellectual Property ‘Disrupted’ by the Algorithm That Feeds You Information in an Era of Fake News? at 15 The Sciencs Po Law Review / La Revue des

Study Says Casetext Beats LexisNexis for Research, But LexisNexis Calls Foul

Media Law

A study released this week pitted two legal research platforms against each other, Casetext CARA and Lexis Advance from LexisNexis, and concluded that attorneys using Casetext CARA finished their research significantly more quickly and found more relevant cases than those who used Lexis Advance.

PracticePanther Rolls Out A Number Of New Features And Integrations

Media Law

When last I checked in with the practice management platform PracticePanther last March, it had just taken a “large” private equity investment. At the time, CEO David Bitton told me that the company had seen exponential growth over the prior year, doubling its customers.