February, 2020

Live from Dallas

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/118.

Man Bites Dog, Lyor Wants an Audit and YouTube is Good For You

Music Technology Policy

They say it’s news when man bites dog, but it is also news when Lyor Cohen invites YouTube audits–or maybe even an SEC investigation. Crazy, you say? Not really.

NYPD Arrests Journalist For Filming Officers During Arrest

Media Law Prof Blog

NYPD officers arrested Amr Alfiky, a reporter with ABC and Reuters, after he filmed them taking another person into custody. The NYPD claimed he failed to identify himself as a journalist, but video demonstrates that Mr. Alfkiky did identify himself

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Notable New Casetext Product Drafts Your Litigation Briefs For You

Media Law

In what Casetext cofounder and CEO Jake Heller calls a breakthrough that will have a profound impact on the practice of law, the legal research company is today launching Compose , a first-of-its-kind product that helps you create the first draft of a litigation brief in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

The Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

New Media and Technology Law

Beyond the human toll of the current global health crisis, the coronavirus outbreak is having serious economic repercussions to the global economy and the supply chains on which it depends.

Black South Carolinians To Candidates: Quit Pandering l FiveThirtyEight

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Speaking at Podcast Movement, Evolutions!

Gordon P. Firemark

Next week, I'll be speaking at the Podcast Movement – Evolutions conference in Los Angeles. My talk is about content acquisition and compensation structures for podcasters. I'll be covering how to pay for and get paid for content as a podcaster.

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Mirow on Legal Iconography and Painting Constitutional Law @fiulaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Mirow, Florida International University College of Law, is publishing Legal Iconography and Painting Constitutional Law in Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada's Images of Constitutional Rights (M.C. Mirow & Howard M. Wasserman, eds., Leiden: Brill, Forthcoming). Here is the

LawNext Episode 64: Building a Legal Department from Scratch, with Help from Tech

Media Law

When Jerry Levine became general counsel of IPsoft in December 2015, the artificial intelligence company had been in business since 1998, but it had never had an inhouse lawyer.

EU Releases “A European Strategy for Data”

New Media and Technology Law

As 2019 came to a close, we looked ahead into 2020 and noted that data would continue to be a huge issue for the digital economy. We have not been disappointed.

Anderson Cooper: Ignorance doesn't kill viruses

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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REGISTER NOW! Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp live and in-person in conjunction with Podfest Expo.

Gordon P. Firemark

On March 6th, I'll be holding my Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp live , and in person. The workshop, previously conducted online, will coincide with the Podfest Multimedia Expo in Orlando, Florida, where I'll also be speaking. Register Now!

Where is Kim Jong-Il When You Need Him: Google Pulls the Same Old Stuff on State AGs

Music Technology Policy

[This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch ].

Ginsburg on the Fair Use Factor Revisited: Valuing the "Value of the Copyrighted Work" @ColumbiaLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Jane Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, is publishing Essay – Fair Use Factor Four Revisited: Valuing the ‘Value of the Copyrighted Work’ in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA (Spring 2020). Here is the abstract. Recent caselaw has

Ransomware Attacks Hit Three Law Firms in Last 24 Hours

Media Law

Five U.S. law firms — three in the last 24 hours — have been among the companies and organizations targeted by a new round of ransomware attacks. In two of the cases, a portion of the firms’ stolen data has already been posted online, including client information.

Court Enforces Arbitration Clause in Online Terms of Service Accepted by a Minor

New Media and Technology Law

Epic Games, Inc. Epic”) is the publisher of the popular online multiplayer videogame Fortnite, released in 2017.

Bernie Sanders: I thought this question might come up.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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UpCounsel to Shut Down; Was Marketplace for Freelance Lawyers

Media Law

Lawyer marketplace UpCounsel is shutting down. The San Francisco based company, which has raised a total of $26 million, including a $12 million Series B in April 2018, notified customers by email this morning that it will shut down permanently on March 4.

Gugliuzza on Death of a Copyright @prgugliuzza

Media Law Prof Blog

Paul R. Gugliuzza, Boston University School of Law, has published Death of a Copyright at 99 Boston University Law Review 2581 (2019). Here is the abstract. A well-established feature of modern copyright law is that the term of a copyright

Back To the Past: The First Political TV Ads @openculture

Media Law Prof Blog

From Open Culture: Eisenhower Answers America: The First Political Advertisements on American TV (1952

Carroll on News as Surveillance @erincarroll13

Media Law Prof Blog

Erin Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing News as Surveillance in the Washburn Law Journal. Here is the abstract. As inhabitants of the Information Age, we are increasingly aware of the amount and kind of data that technology platforms

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Heymann on Will Slauter's Who Owns the News? @w758

Media Law Prof Blog

Laura A. Heymann, William & Mary Law School, is publishing Who Owns (What We Characterize as) the News? in volume 6 of the Critical Analysis of Law (2019). Here is the abstract. Will Slauter’s Who Owns the News? 2019) is

Langvardt on Four Modes of Speech Protection for Algorithms @kylelangvardt

Media Law Prof Blog

Kyle Langvardt, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, is publishing Four Modes of Speech Protection for Algorithms in Cambridge Handbook on Law and Algorithms (2020). Here is the abstract. Computer algorithms probably deserve First Amendment protection in at least

Duke University School of Law Now Accepting Applications For Director of First Amendment Clinic

Media Law Prof Blog

Duke University School of Law is accepting applications for a director for its First Amendment Clinic. The new director will work with the clinic’s supervising attorney to build on the clinic’s existing work with the goal of being among the

Coming Soon: AI-Driven, Personalized Legal News from ALM

Media Law

For legal professionals, it can be a challenge to keep up with the legal news that matters to your practice.

SMU Law School Call for Applications: First Amendment Fellow @SMULawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Southern Methodist University School of Law has posted a call for applications for a First Amendment Fellow in its First Amendment Clinic. See here

Rocket Matter Adds NetDocs Integration, User Permissioning, Kanban Boards, and More

Media Law

In a major update of its practice management platform, Rocket Matter is launching a number of new features today, several of which are targeted at the growing number of mid-sized firms that use the platform.

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LawNext Episode 62: Corporate Counsel Roundtable On Data-Driven Innovation

Media Law

As corporate legal departments seek to control costs and drive innovation, how can better use of data, metrics and analytics help? How are corporate counsel using analytics to measure and improve performance internally and among outside counsel?

@realrobcopeland: WSJ Reports Google Reveals YouTube Revenues of $15 billion of Value Gap, CEO Wants More–Where’s Ours?

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on ArtistRightsWatch.com]. Very insightful reporting from Rob Copeland at WSJ on Google’s revenue that culls out YouTube’s share of Google’s revenue–and boy are we getting hosed.

Will that Bill Pass? New AI Tool in Westlaw Edge Predicts Outcomes

Media Law

Thomson Reuters is releasing a new Legislative Insights tool today on Westlaw Edge that uses artificial intelligence to track legislation, predict the likelihood of its passage, and identify the industries it will likely impact.

Krotoszynski on The Disappearing First Amendment (Preface and Chapter 10) @UALawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., University of Alabama School of Law, has published The Disappearing First Amendment (Preface and Chapter 10) (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Here is the abstract. The standard account of the First Amendment posits that the U.S. Supreme

Carroll on Promoting Journalism as Method @erinccarroll13

Media Law Prof Blog

Erin Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing Promoting Journalism as Method in the Drexel Law Review. Here is the abstract. The marketplace of ideas has been a centerpiece of free speech jurisprudence for a century. According to the marketplace

Heymann on Who Owns (What We Characterize as) the News @WMLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Laura A. Heymann, William & Mary Law School, has published Who Owns (What We Characterize as) the News? in volume 6 of Critical Analysis of Law (2019). Here is the abstract. Will Slauter’s Who Owns the News? 2019) is subtitled

Casero-Ripolles on the Influence of Media on the Political Conversation on Twitter: Activity, Popularity, and Authority in the Digital Debate in Spain

Media Law Prof Blog

Andreu Casero-Ripolles, Jaume I University, has published Influence of Media on the Political Conversation on Twitter: Activity, Popularity, and Authority in the Digital Debate in Spain at ICONO 14 (2020). Here is the abstract. Traditionally media (newspapers, television stations, radio

The Singularity is Nigh: Amazon Fake Brand Personality Follows China’s Fake News Presenter with US Right of Publicity Infringement

Music Technology Policy

Remember when China’s Xinhua News Agency debuted its first AI news presenter modeled after real Xinhua anchor Zhang Zhao (taking “fake news” to a whole new level)? Not to be outdone, Amazon has taken fake presenters to a whole new level–fake endorsers!

Legal Management Software Company Rippe & Kingston Rebrands As SurePoint Technologies

Media Law

Rippe & Kingston Systems, a Cincinnati-based company that has provided legal and financial management software to law firms since 1982, has changed its name to SurePoint Technologies.

Moscon and Hilty on Digital Markets, Rules of Conduct and Liability of Online Intermediaries--Analysis of Two Case Studies @maxplancklaw @GCFrosio

Media Law Prof Blog

Valentina Moscon and Reto Hilty, both of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, University of Trento Faculty of Law, are publishing Digital Markets, Rules of Conduct and Liability of Online Intermediaries—Analysis of Two Case Studies: Unfair Commercial Practices