March, 2021

User Centric As Competitive Advantage: The Arc of the Moral Universe is Bending

Music Technology Policy

How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our God Is Marching On! March 25, 1965, Montgomery, Alabama. Everyone knows that streaming royalties are unsustainable. The question is what to do about it.

Non-Fungible What?

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/131. NEW YORK STATE TRIAL-LEVEL COURT ELABORATES CHANGES IN STATE LAW CONCERNING DEFAMATION REDBUBBLE HELD LIABLE FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT BY 6TH CIRCUIT WIXEN HAS CASE DISMISSED FOR FAILING TO SPECIFY THE COPYRIGHT YEAR.

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Cornell Law School Accepting Applications For Stanton Fellow For First Amendment Clinic @CornellLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Cornell Law School is accepting applications for a Stanton Fellow for its First Amendment Clinic. The Fellow will, among other activities, manage ongoing cases and supervise the work of the students in the Clinic. This is a full-time position for

California Becomes 39th State To Adopt Duty Of Technology Competence

Media Law

California, home to roughly 13% of all U.S. lawyers, has become the 39th state to adopt the ethical duty of technology competence.

Long Covid Is Not Rare. It’s a Health Crisis. Lingering symptoms from the coronavirus may turn out to be one of the largest mass disabling events in modern history.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Long Covid Is Not Rare. It’s a Health Crisis. Lingering symptoms from the coronavirus may turn out to be one of the largest mass disabling events in modern history. March 17, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

The Metadata Hot Potato: The MLC Enters the Jerry McGuire Reality

Music Technology Policy

Here it is: The MLC is about to hear those beautiful words. They will hear it in English. They will hear it in Spanish. They will hear it in Bantu, French, Portuguese, Pashto, Russian, Hausa, Berber and Czech. And songwriters will say it like they mean it.

SBA Announces It Will Open Save Our Stages Grant Applications On April 8

Music Technology Policy

The Small Business Administration has announced that it will open the Small Venue Operators Grant applications on April 8. Venues can sign up for notification from SBA when the application opens.

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New Clearbrief Finds The Best Evidence To Strengthen Your Legal Writing

Media Law

If I were to tell you that Mark Britton , the founder and former CEO of Avvo; Bryan Garner , legal writing expert and editor of Black’s Law Dictionary ; and Bill Neukom , longtime Microsoft general counsel, were all seed investors in a new legal technology product designed to strengthen your legal writing, would I have your attention?

ABA Issues Cautionary Ethics Guidance On Virtual Law Practices

Media Law

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility today issued a formal ethics opinion providing guidance on virtual law practices.

The Ethics of Working from Outside Your State: PA Bars Adopt ABA Rule

Media Law

The pandemic has sent lawyers packing — to makeshift offices in their bedrooms, basements and attics. But what happens when a lawyer’s home office is located outside the state in which the lawyer is licensed to practice?

Clio Boots App Partner Over Security Concerns; Now Working to Update and Reinstate

Media Law

A distinguishing feature of the practice management platform Clio is its ecosystem of more than 200 third-party applications that integrate to provide added functionality.

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Speaking in Public: Copyright Office Black Box Roundtable

Music Technology Policy

The U.S. Copyright Office has been tasked by Congress with preparing a study that recommends best practices for the mechanical licensing collective to implement. That study is due not later than two years after the date that the Copyright Office designates the MLC. The MLC was designated on July 5, 2019, so the study is due July 5, 2021 which is right around the corner.

LawNext: Mayer Brown’s New Global Chief Innovation Officer Amol Bargaje

Media Law

You’ve just been named global chief innovation officer for one of the world’s largest law firms. Where and how do you start? That is one of the questions we put to Amol Bargaje , whom Mayer Brown named to that position on Feb. 9, 2021.

International Group Forms Think Tank To Propel Change In The Legal Business Model

Media Law

An international group of seven legal industry leaders and experts, led by U.K.

Sears on Algorithmic Speech and Freedom of Expression @AlanSears

Media Law Prof Blog

Alan M. Sears, Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw), Leiden Law School, Leiden University, is publishing Algorithmic Speech and Freedom of Expression in volume 53 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (2020). Here is the abstract. Algorithms have

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Fordham Law Democracy Clinic Reports on Improving Communication with Public Officials on Social Media: Proposals for Protecting Social Media Users' First Amendment Rights @FordhamLawNYC

Media Law Prof Blog

Fordham Law Democracy Clinic Reports has published Improving Communication with Public Officials on Social Media: Proposals for Protecting Social Media Users’ First Amendment Rights. Here is the abstract. Government officials undermine a key platform for communication with the public when

Colella on A Look Back at the Clear and Present Danger of Free Speech During the First World War @PaceUniversity @NYLawJournal

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank G. Colella, Pace University, has published A Look Back at the Clear and Present Danger of Free Speech during the First World War at 265 N.Y.L.J. 7 (Jan. 27, 2021). Here is the abstract. Just over 100 years ago

Multiple Clio Announcements: Broader Company Mission, New User Community, and Details on Launch//Code Contest

Media Law

As ABA TECHSHOW kicks off today, the practice management company Clio is announcing a new, broader vision for the company and its future.

LawNext: Evisort CEO Jerry Ting on the Future of CLM and Contracts Tech

Media Law

?. Contract lifecycle management has become one of the hottest sectors of legal tech in recent years, and within that sector, Evisort , founded in 2016, has become one of the hottest companies, experiencing four-times revenue growth in 2020 and having just completed a $35 million Series B funding round, for total funding of $55 million.

Reflections On A Year Of Challenges And Changes For The Legal Profession

Media Law

That it was Friday the 13th was not lost on me.

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Clio Cloud Conference Will Again Be Virtual This Year

Media Law

The Clio Cloud Conference will remain a virtual event for 2021, Clio said today. Clio’s annual conference, which has become one of the most popular annual events in the U.S. focused on law practice and legal technology, will be held as a virtual event on Oct. 26-29, 2021, the company said.

New TimeSolv Feature Automates Client Payments For Better Cash Flow At Small Firms

Media Law

For many law practices, getting paid is the bane of their existence. TimeSolv , a provider of cloud-based billing and timekeeping software for law firms, aims to fix that with the release today of Zero AR, a patent-pending feature that automates batch invoicing and electronic payments.

Judge Denies ROSS’s Motion to Dismiss Thomson Reuters’ Copyright Lawsuit

Media Law

The judge in the copyright lawsuit brought by Thomson Reuters against ROSS Intelligence has denied ROSS’s motion to dismiss the case, finding that TR’s allegations are sufficient to allow the case to proceed to discovery. In a memorandum opinion issued yesterday, Delaware U.S.

New Casetext Product Lets You Use Its Powerful Search Tool To Search Just About Anything

Media Law

Last year , the legal research company Casetext launched Compose , a first-of-its-kind product that uses artificial intelligence to help create the first draft of a litigation brief in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

What Were The Week’s Top Stories In Legal Tech? Join Us At 3 ET To Find Out

Media Law

What were the week’s top stories in legal tech and innovation? Find out today at 3 p.m. with Legaltech Week. Join us as our weekly roundtable of journalists and bloggers recap the top stories. We were off last week, so we have plenty of catching up to do.

It’s A Happy Ending for Faster Suite and Its Users, After Its Ejection from Clio

Media Law

It is a happy ending, after all, for Faster Suite and its customers, as it is back up and running as an integration with the practice management platform Clio.

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ILTA Names Five ‘Influential Women in Legal Tech’ for 2021

Media Law

The International Legal Technology Association today named five women, from locations ranging from Canada to Kenya, as its 2021 Influential Women in Legal Tech.

Everlaw’s New Version Adds Early Case Assessment, Automated Quality Assurance and Office 365 Connector

Media Law

The cloud-based e-discovery and litigation company Everlaw today released the latest iteration of its platform — the largest release in the history of the company — which adds early case assessment capabilities, new automated quality assurance features, and a connector to Microsoft Office 365, among hundreds of improvements.

Congratulations To Winners Of Startup Alley At ABA TECHSHOW

Media Law

Yesterday, I moderated the fifth-annual Startup Alley pitch competition, presented as the opening event of ABA TECHSHOW. Fifteen startups presented their pitches to an audience of virtual TECHSHOW attendees, who then voted for their favorites. Each startup presented a prerecorded 2.5

SixFifty’s Latest Product Automates Every Wilson Sonsini Employment Policy

Media Law

I’ve written a number of times about SixFifty , the technology subsidiary of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati , which has been automating the firm’s legal expertise to create tools that businesses and individuals can use to make legal processes more efficient and affordable.

Litera Acquires DocsCorp, Rounding Out Its Document Drafting Capabilities

Media Law

Legal technology company Litera said today it has acquired one of its competitors, DocsCorp , a global software company with a range of products related to document productivity.

Thomson Reuters Asks Court To Dismiss ROSS’s Monopoly Claim

Media Law

Tech-Enabled Litigation Funder Legalist Expands Into Bankruptcy With $50M Fund

Media Law

Legalist , a San Francisco-based litigation finance company that uses technology to scour court dockets and determine the best cases in which to invest, is now expanding into bankruptcy, raising $50 million for a fund to provide debtor-in-possession financing to small businesses in bankruptcy.

Former ROSS CEO Leaps from Law to Medicine with New Startup

Media Law

After a copyright lawsuit forced the company he cofounded to shut down last December, Andrew Arruda , the cofounder and former CEO of legal research startup ROSS Intelligence, has now taken the helm as CEO of a new software company, this time in the medical field.

LexisNexis Extends Its Context Language Analytics to Cover Attorneys’ Briefs and Motions

Media Law

Last year, LexisNexis introduced Context , a refinement of an analytics tool originally developed by Ravel Law that analyzes the language of a judge’s opinions to determine the cases and arguments the judge finds most persuasive in deciding specific types of issues.

The cult of American Christian Nationalism

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New Orion Release Adds Ethical Walls, BillBlast Integration, W-9 Management, E-Payment Updates and More

Media Law

Orion Law Management Systems today released an extensive update to its financial and practice management software that includes ethical wall management, integration with Aderant’s BillBlast e-billing software, updates to its LawPay integration, enhanced W-9 management, and enhanced mobile access.