July, 2021

Defending against knockoff-artists and copycats? The struggle is real!

Gordon P. Firemark

I'm working on something new… Recently, I've had conversations with several information product and online-course creators who've faced copycats and knockoff artists who steal their programs and content. It's a frustrating problem… and it's growing! Registering your copyrights and trademarks provides a degree of protection, but unless the owner of the material is prepared to pursue costly legal action, there's not much of a remedy available.

Fastcase Names Its 11th Annual Class of Fastcase 50 Innovation Honorees

LawSites

If you are wondering where the innovators are in law, look no farther than the Fastcase 50, the annual award doled out by the legal intelligence company Fastcase that honors 50 of the law’s “smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.”.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

FCC Grants Conditional Waiver To NFL For "Coach to Coach" Communications In Event of Internet Outage

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has conditionally granted the National Football League's request for a waiver of Section 96.39(C) C) of the Commission's rules "to allow it to continue to operate its coach-to-coach communications system in the limited circumstance of an Internet outage in

#FrozenMechanicals Crisis: Comments to CRB by Twelve International Songwriter Groups Opposing Frozen Mechanicals

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: This post demonstrates that no single songwriter group–including NSAI–speaks for every songwriter in the world and that songwriters around the world do not want their incomes smashed. So that’s a bit of a pickle.]. COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD (CRB). In re DOCKET NO. 21-CRB-0001-PR-(2023-2027). Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV). Notice of Proposed Rulemaking re: 37 C.F.R. Part 385 Subpart B.

Using Photos on Your Website – Court Decision Highlights Problems with a Creative Commons License and Other Copyright Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

We’ve written many times about the perils of posting a photo on your website without getting permission from the photo’s owner (see, for instance, our articles here and here ). Copyright protects photos, even when they are shared on the Internet.

Good morning. On Covid, the U.S. looks increasingly like two different countries.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

July 7, 2021 By David Leonhardt Good morning. On Covid, the U.S. looks increasingly like two different countries. A mobile vaccination crew in Jackson, Wyo.

Adult 83

What actually IS a podcast network, anyway?

Gordon P. Firemark

This week, I've been head-down on a couple of projects for start-up podcast networks. Every network is a little bit different, but they all have a few common hallmarks. Here are some examples: Overall character of the relationship. Is the host a gun-for-hire, or an owner of the show?

More Trending

U.S. Attorney General's Office: New Memo "Restrict[s] the Use of Compulsory Process to Obtain Information From or Records of Members of the News Media"

Media Law Prof Blog

Just released, from the U.S. Attorney General's Office: a memo "to restrict the use of compulsory process to obtain information from or records of members of the news media." It reads in part: The Department of Justice will no longer

@ashleyjanamusic’s Video Tells You All You Need to Know About Spotify’s Attitude Toward Artists

Music Technology Policy

[This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch ]. Mansplaining, anyone?

Apple 57

FCC To Clarify Political Advertising Rules – No Significant Changes Proposed

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, it was announced that the FCC would be considering some changes to its political broadcasting rules at its monthly open meeting in August.

Florida COVID ward nurse: ‘We’re back to where we were in December’

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

52

The Invisible Episode

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/135.

Litera Acquires UK Goal-Setting Software Company Objective Manager

LawSites

The Chicago-based legal technology company Litera has acquired Objective Manager , a UK company that provides a SaaS platform for law firms to use in strategic planning, performance measurement and talent engagement.

Newly Published: Samantha Barbas, The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade (University of Chicago Press) @UBSchoolofLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Samantha Barbas, University of Buffalo School of Law, has published The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade (University of Chicago Press, 2021). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents. In the 1930s

Press Release: House of Commons, Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee: New Report: Economics of music streaming

Music Technology Policy

MPs call for a ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to fairly reward performers and creators . Successful artists see ‘pitiful returns’ from streaming while some performers are frozen out of payments altogether.

Could a Supreme Court Decision Affect Disclosure Obligations on Political Advertising?

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, we wrote about two dissenting opinions in a Supreme Court decision that highlight the debate that is underway on the principles that govern defamation liability in the United States.

Joe Manchin, Gangsta Capitalism and Voting Rights

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

How the spice of life saved my bacon!

Gordon P. Firemark

This past 16 months have been hard for everyone… with the pandemic-related shutdowns and restrictions, so many business have been hit hard. When it all began, I was fearful. I knew that film, television and theatre production ( my most significant law practice areas) would basically be dormant… and that meant my practice could well be stagnant (or worse) for who knows how long? They say that Variety is the spice of life! Well, I'm a believer!

What Lawyers Can Learn From Journalists About Writing: My WordRake Q&A

LawSites

I recently had the great honor to be interviewed by Ivy B. Grey , vice president, strategy & business development, at WordRake , about lessons learned in journalism that can be applied in law.

Former Head Of LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law Named to Integreon’s Board

LawSites

Lou Andreozzi , the former chairman of Bloomberg Law and CEO of LexisNexis North American Legal Markets, has been appointed to the board of directors of global managed services provider Integreon , the company said today.

Board 104

MyCase Quietly Makes Two Key Acquisitions Of Legal Tech Companies

LawSites

The law practice management company MyCase has quietly acquired two legal technology companies in recent months, without announcing the acquisitions to the public. On March 31, MyCase acquired CASEpeer , a case management platform for plaintiffs’ attorneys.

DIY Platform ‘Hello Divorce’ Raises $2M To Fuel National Expansion

LawSites

Hello Divorce , a California startup whose platform facilitates low-cost do-it-yourself and attorney-assisted divorces, has raised a seed investment of $2 million to help fuel its expansion to all 50 states.

LawGeex Gets An Evangelist; Names Sameena Kluck To New Role

LawSites

The AI-driven contract review technology company LawGeex has named legal industry veteran Sameena Kluck to the newly created position of director of brand evangelism. Kluck, who has been with LawGeex since April 2020 as a strategic account executive, said that her new position is her dream job.

Tabs3 and CosmoLex Launch Their Own E-Payments Services

LawSites

The practice management platforms Tabs3 and CosmoLex, both of which share a common owner, have each launched their own payment processing services to allow their customers to accept credit card and electronic check payments, Tabs3Pay and CosmoLexPay.

An E-Discovery Acquisition, As Lighthouse Acquires H5

LawSites

MerusCase Adds Rules-Based Calendaring Through Integration With CalendarRules

LawSites

The cloud-based practice management platform MerusCase is today launching an integration with CalendarRules to provide rules-based calendaring of court deadlines.

Cheetah for Corporate Counsel Now Allows Access to Lawgood For Contract Drafting

LawSites

Subscribers to Cheetah for Corporate Counsel, a legal research platform from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. , now have direct access to Lawgood , a practice tool for drafting contracts and clauses using market standards.

Guest Post: How Santa Clara Law Graduates Students with a ‘Tech Edge’

LawSites

Editor’s note: The first cohort just graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law’s innovative Tech Edge J.D.

With Expansion, Lawyer Marketplace Priori Is Now Also A Legal Tech Marketplace

LawSites

Priori Legal , a marketplace for in-house legal teams to find and hire outside counsel, is expanding to also serve as a marketplace for legal technology and alternative legal services providers.

On LawNext Podcast: The Legal Fellows Tackling Systemic Racism in Law

LawSites

The past year has laid bare, in shockingly explicit detail, the racial inequities of the justice system.

BNY Mellon’s Work With AI CLM Platform Evisort Wins Global Innovation Award

LawSites

The international investment banking company BNY Mellon has won a global award for innovation in contracting as a result of its work with the AI-powered contract lifecycle management company Evisort.

Clio Acquires CalendarRules, Product that Automates Calendaring of Court Deadlines

LawSites

Law practice management company Clio has acquired the automated court-calendaring company CalendarRules , Clio’s first acquisition since becoming the first law practice management company to achieve unicorn status earlier this year and its second acquisition ever.

LawNext: With $40M Series B, LinkSquares CEO Sets Sights On The Impossible In Contracts Tech

LawSites

With his contract-management company having just raised $40 million in Series B funding, Linksquares cofounder and CEO Vishal Sunak is aiming for some big goals, including “to build legal tech solutions that simply weren’t possible before.”.

Clio’s Acquisition of CalendarRules: I Speak with the CEOs

LawSites

Yesterday, I reported that law practice management company Clio acquired the automated court-calendaring company CalendarRules. This was Clio’s second acquisition, after its 2018 acquisition of Lexicata , which it developed into its CRM platform Clio Grow.

Another ‘Stealth’ Practice Management Acquisition, This Time Of Tabs3

LawSites

Earlier this week, I reported on the unannounced acquisitions by MyCase of two legal technology companies, CASEpeer and Woodpecker.

Clio Grow Grows: Now Available In Europe, Middle East and Africa

LawSites

Clio Grow is growing its global market. Legal practice management company Clio last week said that Clio Grow , its client intake and client relationship management product, previously available only to customers in the United States and Canada, is now available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

LawNext: Defining the ‘Future Ready’ Lawyer, with Wolters Kluwer VPs Martin O’Malley and Dean Sonderegger

LawSites

As the legal profession continues to transform and evolve, how can a law firm or legal department be “future ready”? What are the characteristics that define future-ready organizations and foretell their continued success?