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Murderers, Monster, and the Game of Life

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/134.

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Litera Acquires UK Goal-Setting Software Company Objective Manager

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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.

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Update: Copyright Royalty Board Calls for Public Comments on the Frozen Mechanicals Private Settlement

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If you’ve followed the frozen mechanicals debate, you’ll know that one of the asks from commenters was that the Copyright Royalty Board not restrictively parse who could and could not comment on the private party settlement that the settling parties asked the CRB to impose on the world.

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July Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists, The End of Analog TV, EAS Test Registration Requirement, Radio and TV Rulemakings, and More

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While summer has started and minds wander to vacation time, there are still many regulatory obligations to which a broadcaster must pay attention in July.

Thousands of DACA applicants wait for approval

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Allegory Founder Alma Asay Joins Crowell & Moring In Practice Innovation Role

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Alma Asay , the former litigator who founded the litigation management platform Allegory Law, has joined the law firm Crowell & Moring as senior director of practice innovation and client value.

An Overlooked Story: Community Radio Supports American Music Fairness Act

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[Editor Charlie sez: That’s refreshing good news!]. PRESS RELEASE. Community Broadcasters and Allies Announce Support for the American Music Fairness Act. 24 June 2021.

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Activists fear impact Supreme Court's Arizona decision could have on vot.

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AbacusNext and Zola Suite Combine To Create Broad Portfolio Of Law Practice Software

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Four months after its acquisition by a private equity firm, the law practice management and accounting software company AbacusNext has combined with Zola Suite , a SaaS legal practice management software provider, to create what they are calling “the strongest portfolio of legal software solutions on the market.”.

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

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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?

More Details From Alma Asay On Her Move To Crowell & Moring Leading Practice Innovation

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Earlier this week, I reported that Alma Asay , the former litigator who founded the litigation management platform Allegory Law, has joined the law firm Crowell & Moring as senior director of practice innovation and client value.

Fired by Bot at Amazon: ‘It’s You Against the Machine’ Contract drivers say algorithms terminate them by email—even when they have done nothing wrong.

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Fired by Bot at Amazon: ‘It’s You Against the Machine’ “Contract drivers say algorithms terminate them by email—even when they have done nothing wrong.

Martin Luther King Jr.: "My dream has turned into a nightmare"

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MALCOLM X THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

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Kristi Noem's immigration policy: Send privately-funded national guard troops to Texas.

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Kristi Noem's immigration policy: Send privately-funded national guard troops to Texas. June 30, 2021 "A lot of heads turned at South Dakota Gov.

Frank Figliuzzi On Breaking New York Times’ Insurrection Reporting

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Masks Again? Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions. Los Angeles County and the W.H.O. warned that even immunized people should wear masks indoors. Some scientists agreed, but urged a localized approach.

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Masks Again? Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions. Los Angeles County and the W.H.O. warned that even immunized people should wear masks indoors. Some scientists agreed, but urged a localized approach.

WHO says vaccinated people should wear face masks, but the CDC doesn't. Here's why The World Health Organization issued an official recommendation on Friday, as a result of rising cases of the coronavirus Delta variant. Here's what's happening now.

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WHO says vaccinated people should wear face masks, but the CDC doesn't. Here's why “The World Health Organization issued an official recommendation on Friday, as a result of rising cases of the coronavirus Delta variant. Here's what's happening now.

Supreme Court deals blow to immigrants in new ruling

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Tucker Carlson calls America's top general a stupid pig

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New Legislation to Impose Sound Recording Performance Royalty on Over-the-Air Radio – What Does It Provide and What Would the Royalty Cost?

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Last week, Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the American Music Fairness Act ( see their Press Release for more details) which would impose a new music royalty on over-the-air radio stations.

Covid Live Updates: Delta Variant Drives New Lockdowns in Asia and Australia Bangladesh and Malaysia are among the countries scrambling to contain outbreaks as slow vaccination campaigns leave people vulnerable. The W.H.O. is recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks, in a split with the C.D.C.

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Covid Live Updates: Delta Variant Drives New Lockdowns in Asia and Australia “Bangladesh and Malaysia are among the countries scrambling to contain outbreaks as slow vaccination campaigns leave people vulnerable. The W.H.O.

The ‘heat dome’ explained: why the Pacific north-west is facing record temperatures

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The ‘heat dome’ explained: why the Pacific north-west is facing record temperatures “Portland and Seattle are among cities grappling with 100F-plus days in a typically moderate climate Hallie Golden An unprecedented heatwave has engulfed the Pacific north-west, a typically moderate climate.

Health Care Sharing Ministries: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Walmart Racist Tries/Fails To Fight Black Man Buying A Video Game

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Covid Live Updates: mRNA Vaccines May Offer Lasting Protection, Study Finds The Pfizer and Moderna shots’ effects could last for years, a detailed look at immune responses suggests. Some lawmakers are urging Biden to commute prison sentences for people released early because of the virus.

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Covid Live Updates: mRNA Vaccines May Offer Lasting Protection, Study Finds “The Pfizer and Moderna shots’ effects could last for years, a detailed look at immune responses suggests. Some lawmakers are urging Biden to commute prison sentences for people released early because of the virus.

Opinion | Get Vaccinated. Worry Less About Covid Variants. - The New York Times

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Human Behavior During the Pandemic Is More Important Than Any Covid Variant June 27, 2021 Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos By Amy B. Rosenfeld and Vincent R. Racaniello Dr. Rosenfeld and Dr. Racaniello are virology professors at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

‘He’s phoning it in’: why Biden is losing the voting rights fight | US news | The Guardian

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‘He’s phoning it in’: why Biden is losing the voting rights fight Activist say the president and Democrats have failed to stop Republican efforts to curtail the vote Sam Levine Hundreds of members of Unite Here!,

Jim Crow - 2021

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

‘Not My Intent’: How Biden’s Impromptu Comments Upended a Political Win - The New York Times

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‘Not My Intent’: How Biden’s Impromptu Comments Upended a Political Win President Biden walked back his stray remarks in a bid to salvage an infrastructure agreement that could cement his legacy as a bipartisan deal maker.

Let's talk about whether the US is fundamentally racist.

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US fight against Covid threatened by growing vaccine gap in the south | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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McCaffrey Blasts 'Terrible' FOX News Attacks On Gen. Milley

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Comments Due August 2, 2021 on Media Ownership Issues Including Local Radio Ownership Limits

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC’s Public Notice soliciting updated information in its Quadrennial Review of its broadcast ownership rules, a review begun in 2018, was published in the Federal Register today , setting the deadline for initial comments as Monday, August 2, 2021 , with reply comments due Monday, August 30, 2021. As we wrote here when the Quadrennial Review began, the principal focus of this review is on radio ownership.

Opinion: The Roberts court systematically dismantles the Voting Rights Act

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Opinion: The Roberts court systematically dismantles the Voting Rights Act Editorial Board The Supreme Court building in Washington on Wednesday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) At times, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has labored to maintain the Supreme Court’s legitimacy against the gale-force pressures of partisan acrimony and social division.

Why the US isn't following the World Health Organization's mask guidance The difference is hundreds of millions of highly effective vaccines in the U.S.

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