May, 2017

Drake Beats Lawsuit Over Sampling With Winning "Fair Use" Argument

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge decides the hip-hop artist transformed a statement about the primacy of jazz over all other forms of popular music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Now Lawyers Can Say, ‘Alexa, Track My Time’

Media Law

You may think of Amazon’s voice-activated virtual assistant Alexa as a fun accessory for your home, allowing you to ask for a song or check the weather. But a new tool from Thomson Reuters might encourage you to take Alexa to your law office, where it can now track your billable hours and control time […]. The post Now Lawyers Can Say, ‘Alexa, Track My Time’ appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Thomson Reuters

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Spotify Settlement Points a Finger At Facebook

Music Technology Policy

More on this later, but Robert Levine is reporting in Billboard that the combined Lowery/Ferrick potential class actions have reached a $43.4 million settlement with Spotify ( read the latest court document on the settlement here from Pacer).

WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Reviews

The Legal Satyricon

Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo Star Rating Filed under: misc.

Exposure for Podcast Co-hosts – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link]. What exposure do you have if your podcast co-host says or does something that brings liability?

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Does Spotify’s Valuation Have More Zeros to the Left of the Decimal Than Your Spotify Royalty Has to the Right of the Decimal?

Music Technology Policy

According to Music Business Worldwide : Spotify’s most recent valuation weighed in at a whopping $13bn in the wake of its recent licensing deals with Universal and Merlin.

Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

The Legal Satyricon

Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional hearing. There is, of course, more to the story. See: Jail for laughing protester is an outrage When Fairooz laughed loudly during […]. First Amendment right of publicity civil rights

Episode 85 – Over The Top, Net Neutrality, and more

Gordon P. Firemark

Show notes are located at [link] 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. Here's what we talked about… Eagles Sue Hotel California for Trademark Infringement. The US Patent and Trademark Office Denies “MARIJUANAVILLE” its Trademark. Who's on First Petitions for Cert.

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Music in Podcasts – Reminder that ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange Licenses Don’t Cover Music Use in Podcasts

Broadcast Law Blog

I was recently interviewed by Steve Goldstein of Amplifi Media, a firm that consults for podcast companies, on the difficulties with the use of music in podcasts. That interview has been turned into an article on Steve’s blog, here , discussing these legal issues.

Conan O'Brien Headed to Trial Over Claims of Stealing Jokes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Alex Kaseberg overcomes a summary judgment motion and moves forward on jokes about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady, and the Washington Monument. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Presentation: Ethical Dangers of Technology in the Legal Practice

Media Law

During the past week week, I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of presenting a four-hour program on legal ethics and technology to members of the Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar. What made this program particularly special was that it took place during a 10-day cruise along the Danube River, from […]. The post Presentation: Ethical Dangers of Technology in the Legal Practice appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General legal ethics

Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Google’s Self-driven “Carma”

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: We’re pleased to publish this guest post written by Maria Schneider , a five-time GRAMMY-winning composer and bandleader, a board member of the Council of Music Creators , and an active supporter of MusicAnswers.org.

There are numerous credible reports that the WH reached out to the NSA & DNI heads to counter the FBI’s Russia investigation is only the latest reported attempt by the Trump WH to get outside help in battling the story.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link]. What are the legal risks when you film in places and at events where people will inevitably wind up in the background of your shots?

Swiss Court Rules Finds "Liking" Facebook Post Can Be Defamatory

Media Law Prof Blog

From Fortune: A Swiss court has found a defendant guilty of defamation because he "liked" anti-semitic Facebook posts aimed at an activist animal rights plaintiff. The plaintiff demonstrated that the defendant's "likes" spread the content to others without justifiable cause

Deadmau5 Escalates 'Meowingtons' Trademark Cat Fight With Countersuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The artist's famous cat, Prof. Meowingtons, is at the center of a legal battle. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

After Five Years in Stealth Mode, Judicata Reveals Its Legal Research Service

Media Law

Since at least 2013, the website of Judicata has been teasing visitors with the promise of a better legal research service. “We’re mapping the legal genome to help you better understand the law,” said its home page. The San Francisco-based company was started even earlier, in November 2011. Along the way, it picked up some […]. The post After Five Years in Stealth Mode, Judicata Reveals Its Legal Research Service appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

YouTube “Study” Based on a World Worth Trying–no music on YouTube

Music Technology Policy

According to Complete Music Update: [Google] paid a company called RBB Economics to survey 1500 music consumers on its platform in a bid to respond to the music industry’s repeated vocal criticism of YouTube.

Did federal inmate population drop under Obama for first time since Carter? True do to policies implemented by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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TV Station Agrees to $55,000 Payment for EAS Tones Used in Promotional Announcement

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday announced a consent decree with TEGNA, the licensee of a television station in Jacksonville, Florida, which used simulated EAS tones in a promotional announcement for the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. According to the consent decree, the station ran the announcement only 4 times. It was apparently produced by the team and inserted into the station’s master control without review.

Aufderheide, Sinnreich, Imperiale, and Silvernail on Norms-Shifting on Copyright and Fair Use in the Visual Arts Community @paufder @aram @LouisaImperiale

Media Law Prof Blog

Patricia Aufderheide, Aram Sinnreich, and Louisa Imperiale, all of American University, and Carolyn Silvernail, Independent, are publishing Norms-Shifting on Copyright and Fair Use in the Visual Arts Community, in the Visual Arts Review (Winter 2018). Here is the abstract.

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Taylor Swift Has an Expert on the Types of Men Likely to Sexually Assault Women

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

David Mueller, a radio DJ who is accused of grabbing the pop star, is looking to preclude the expert from testifying at an upcoming trial. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Casetext Expands Its CARA Research Assistant, Adding Suggestions Of Relevant Briefs

Media Law

Fresh on the heels of Casetext’s legal research assistant CARA being named new product of the year, Casetext is today introducing an expansion of CARA that adds briefs to its suggested results. This means that, in addition to finding relevant — but possibly overlooked — case law, CARA also finds relevant briefs. Casetext is calling this new feature […].

What’s Wrong With Content ID? Start with Dozens of YouTube Videos on How to Defeat It.

Music Technology Policy

Both Peter Kafka and Lyor Cohen seem to be mystified by concerns about how YouTube shakes down artists and songwriters in Kafka’s interview with Lyor in Recode.

Trump threatens Comey on Twitter on Twitter. #ResistanceIsNotFutile #LiarInChief #ManchurianPresident #ImpeachTrump

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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June Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Comments on Reg Fees, ATSC 3.0 and Routine EEO Filings Highlight the Month

Broadcast Law Blog

June brings some of the normal regulatory deadlines for stations in certain states.

Seuba, Geiger, and Lu on The Evaluation and Modernization of the Legal Framework for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

Xavier Seuba, Christophe Geiger, and Linhua Lu, all of the University of Strasbourg, Centre for International Intellectural Property Studies (CEIPI), have published The Evaluation and Modernisation of the Legal Framework for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights as Centre for

Alan Thicke's Sons Claim His Wife Threatened Them With Bad Press to Get More of His Estate

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor's sons say they have no choice but to protect their father's legacy from the "avarice and overreaching" of his thid wife. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Alan Thicke

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Is This The First Legal Chatbot on LinkedIn?

Media Law

A few weeks ago in my column at Above the Law, I wrote about the growing number of law-related chatbots. “Suddenly, it seems, new law-related chatbots are springing up regularly,” I wrote. “It is premature to say they are taking off in the legal industry, but they are certainly making a splash and drawing attention.” ” […]. The post Is This The First Legal Chatbot on LinkedIn? appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General chatbot

Amazon Showroom Operators (aka Retailers) Continue to Decline as Income Transfer Accelerates

Music Technology Policy

Remember the smugness from Silicon Valley as Tower Records and other music retailers shut down? Turns out it may not have just been the income transfer from ad supported piracy that did it.

Trump has Twitter meltdown over Sally Yates' testimony to the Senate. ey look, Donald Trump is having a tantrum on Twitter again. This time, it's because a Senate hearing heard testimony that his top national security adviser had lied to his administration and had been “compromised” by the Russians.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Update – FCC Concludes that the Colbert Broadcast Did Not Violate FCC Indecency Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

When press reports first started to emerge that the FCC was investigating for possible indecency violations a Stephen Colbert bit from his Late Show television program suggesting that the President had engaged in certain sex acts with the Russian President, we wrote that the controversy was much ado about nothing (see our article here ).

Cronin on Seeing Is Believing: The Ongoing Significance of Symbolic Representation of Musical Works in Copyright Infringement Disputes @USCGouldLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Charles Patrick Desmond Cronin, USC Gould School of Law, has published Seeing is Believing: The Ongoing Significance of Symbolic Representations of Musical Works in Copyright Infringement Disputes. Here is the abstract. Since the mid-twentieth Century the development of audio recording

Lionsgate Ordered to Pay $5.8M to 'Biggest Loser' Star Jillian Michaels Over YouTube Channel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An arbitrator concludes that videos streamed online for free damaged her brand and ability to profit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online