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The CASE Act Passes Congress

Music Technology Policy

If Senator Ron Wyden has learned anything from his efforts to use secret holds and trickery to scuttle the copyright small claims legislation, I hope he’s learned to beware of determined children. Particularly Grace.

CDC Says Lawyers and Judges A Priority for Coronavirus Vaccine

Media Law

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on who should be first to receive the coronavirus vaccine puts lawyers and other legal professionals near the top of the list.

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Chen on Fake News, Rational Deliberation, and Some Truths About Lies @profalankchen @WMLawReview

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Alan K. Chen, University of Denver College of Law, has published Fake News, Rational Deliberation, and Some Truths About Lies at 62 William & Mary Law Review 357 (2020). Here is a link to the article

How to Respond to the SolarWinds “Orion” Supply Chain Attack

New Media and Technology Law

As reported last week, it appears that a state-sponsored security hack has resulted in a major security compromise in widely-used software offered by a company called SolarWinds.

Optimism is Contagious, Too: @nivassoc’s #SaveOurStages Included in COVID Stimulus

Music Technology Policy

Thanks to the hard work of the National Independent Venue Association and their allies, it looks like some stimulus relief is finally coming to small venues, theater operators, bars and restaurants. The NIVA effort began with the Save Our Stages Act that authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make grants to eligible live venue operators, producers, promoters, or talent representatives to address the economic effects of the pandemic on certain live venues.

LawNext: The Founders of Findlaw and Justia on 25 Years of Making Law Free

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Twenty-five years ago, in the still-fledgling days of the web, the husband-and-wife team of Tim Stanley and Stacy Stern founded FindLaw and quickly developed it into the most highly trafficked legal site on the internet.

Many Americans Anxiously Await Covid Relief | NBC Nightly News

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Please Take Our Mechanical Licensing Collective Survey

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Please take a moment and complete the ArtistRightsWatch new anonymous 10 question survey regarding The MLC at this link. We’re gathering general anonymized information about how songwriters and publishers have heard about The MLC and whether you think an independent advocate (or an “ombudsman”) would be useful to you. This will help us plan future programming and input. The survey is available to everyone and will be open until January 31, 2021. Thanks!

Update: @nivassoc Press Release on Passing of Save Our Stages Legislation

Music Technology Policy

Save Our Stages Act just passed as part of the COVID-19 Relief Bill! Thank you for helping to #SaveOurStages! You responded in an overwhelming fashion. NIVA thanks those across the country who sent 2.1 million emails to their elected officials expressing their support for the Save Our Stages Act. All 535 Congresspeople heard from their constituents through SaveOurStages.com. Without your support and continued attention, we could not have accomplished this goal. Our gratitude also extends to Sen.

Client Service Awards Honor 474 Lawyers – But Just One CIO

Media Law

For the 19th year, BTI Consulting Group has announced its honorees as BTI Client Service All-Stars for 2020, 475 law firm professionals chosen by corporate clients to be recognized for their commitment to superior client service. Of the 475 honorees, all are attorneys — all, that is, but one.

Asking a CDC Disease Detective Questions About COVID-19!

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How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline

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How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline “In the chaos of 1960s Detroit, a fledgling police union laid the groundwork for a system that, to this day, constrains discipline for officers accused of misconduct. 22, 2020 Updated 12:22 p.m.

Georgia Traitors, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler

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Kamala Harris stunning speech in Georgia for John Ossoff & Rev Warnock

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Report: Ironclad Gets At Least $100M Funding at Nearly $1B Valuation

Media Law

A report this afternoon says that Ironclad , the San Francisco-based digital contracting platform for legal departments, has raised at least $100 million in a Series D funding round at a post-investment valuation of more than $950 million.

Opinion | Black and Armed - The New York Times

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"Black and Armed The surge in Black gun-buying is a response to America’s failing to create a society where all citizens feel safe. By Charles M. Blow Dec.

I’m A Scientist. I Can’t Even Get My Own Family And Friends To Follow COVID-19 Rules.

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I’m A Scientist. I Can’t Even Get My Own Family And Friends To Follow COVID-19 Rules. They know it’s a real and highly contagious virus, and they know about the guidelines. They’re just deciding not to follow them. Beth Prusaczyk, Ph.D.

Never Happens Here

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ICYMI: Legaltech Journalists Pick the Top Stories of 2020

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In a special year-end episode of Legaltech Week yesterday, our regular panel of legaltech journalists shared their picks for the top stories of the year in legal technology and innovation. What were they? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out.

Opinion | Ancient DNA Is Changing How We Think About the Caribbean

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Changing how Genocide deniers talk about the Carribean. I learned this truth at Hunter College (CUNY) in the early 1970s. Ancient DNA Is Changing How We Think About the Caribbean New research delivers surprising findings about Indigenous people in the region before contact with Europeans. 23, 2020 In 1492, Christopher Columbus touched land for the first time in the Americas, reaching the Bahamas, Hispaniola (present-day Dominican Republic and Haiti) and eastern Cuba.

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us?

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The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us? Officials in Britain and South Africa claim new variants are more easily transmitted. There’s a lot more to the story, scientists say. 20, 2020, 9:44 a.m. ET Just as vaccines begin to offer hope for a path out of the pandemic, officials in Britain on Saturday sounded an urgent alarm about what they called a highly contagious new variant of the coronavirus circulating in England.

How Trump's Pardons Of Russia Figures Could Backfire If He Is Prosecuted.

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‘As Corrupt As A Pardon Gets’: Chris Hayes On Trump Pardoning Manafort,

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Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides G.O.P. and Threatens Recovery

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Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides G.O.P. and Threatens Recovery "From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

'Our blood is cheaper than water': anger in Iraq over Trump pardons | Iraq | The Guardian

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Our blood is cheaper than water': Iraqis' anger over Trump pardons By Michael Safi Martin Chulov theguardian.com A burnt-out car at the site where Blackwater guards opened fire in western Baghdad on 16 September 2007.

As Trump Unravels, GOP Rep. Blasts 'lunatics' In Party | The Beat With A.

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Trump's Election Theft Schemes Get Desperate As Covid Surges | The 11th.

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Mike Pence Plans To Leave The Country After Formalizing Trump's Defeat

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In Last Rush, Trump Grants Mining and Energy Firms Access to Public Lands

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In Last Rush, Trump Grants Mining and Energy Firms Access to Public Lands The outgoing administration is pushing through approval of corporate projects over the opposition of environmental groups and tribal communities. 19, 2020 The Oak Flat area of the Tonto National Forest, east of Phoenix.

Trump raised $200m from false election claims. What happens to the money now?

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Trump raised $200m from false election claims. What happens to the money now? The president could use the funds to ensure he and his allies remain a powerful force in US politics Chris McGreal “Much of the money Trump has raised has gone to a political action committee called Save America.

Local Florida Democratic Party Gets Death Threat After Trump Election Li.

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'The worst president ever. Period': Cuomo unloads on Trump

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Top Democrat LOSES IT, destroys Trump in viral Christmas speech

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Trump Weighed Naming Election Conspiracy Theorist as Special Counsel

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Trump Weighed Naming Election Conspiracy Theorist as Special Counsel "In a meeting at the White House on Friday, President Trump weighed appointing Sidney Powell, who promoted conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines, to investigate voter fraud.

Trump vowed to drain the swamp. Then he granted clemency to three former congressmen convicted of federal crimes.

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Trump vowed to drain the swamp. Then he granted clemency to three former congressmen convicted of federal crimes. Michael Kranish Former congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) leaves a court building in March after his sentencing in San Diego. Gregory Bull/AP) "As Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency in 2016, his vow to “drain the swamp” included outrage at past use of presidential pardons.

Opinion | No surprise that Trump would ambush the much-needed covid-19 relief bill — and make it worse

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No surprise that Trump would ambush the much-needed covid-19 relief bill — and make it worse Editorial Board President Trump outside the White House on Dec. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) "CONSTRUCTIVE BIPARTISAN solutions are not exactly President Trump’s forte, so it should come as no surprise that he would veto a bipartisan defense bill and denounce the much-needed coronavirus relief package that his own administration helped to shape.

Trump pardons George Papadopoulos and former congressmen Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins

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Trump pardons George Papadopoulos and former congressmen Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins

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