Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

European Creative Community Unites Against Google and Facebook and Calls on EU Lawmakers to Stop Big Tech’s End Run Around the Value Gap Solution in Article 13

Music Technology Policy

[We don’t often reprint other people’s letters, but this one on closing the value gap in Europe is crucial. No surprise, Google and Facebook are pushing back hard with all their multinational corporate lobbying power.

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Finding In Favor of Defendants in "Under the Gun" Defamation Lawsuit

Media Law Prof Blog

The Fourth Circuit affirmed the lower court in Virginia Citizens Defense League et al., Katie Couric et al., a defamation case involving the documentary "Under the Gun." In that case, the plaintiffs alleged that the creators of the film

As Thomson Reuters Readies Layoffs of 3,200, What’s It Mean for Customers?

Media Law

Thomson Reuters, the dominant provider of research and information services for the legal profession, last week announced plans to reduce its workforce by 3,200 and close 30 percent of its offices by the end of 2020. What is going on and what does it mean for the company’s customers?

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion - The Washington Post. This is America in 2018. We are back the way America used to be. "EVIL"

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert, U.S.

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Time Magazine Awards Journalists in Harm’s Way Person of the Year Award – What Are You Doing to Keep Your Broadcast Employee’s Safe?

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday, it was announced that Time Magazine had awarded its person of the year award to “the Guardians” – journalists around the world who risk their lives to bring us the news each day. Most broadcasters don’t think of their on-air personnel as facing the same risks as journalists in war zones or facing imprisonment for reporting stories that certain governments don’t want reported.

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New From LSU Press: Eric P. Robinson, Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law @lsupress

Media Law Prof Blog

Newly published: Eric P. Robinson, University of South Carolina, has published Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law (LSU Press, 2018). Here, from the publisher's website, is a description of the book's contents. In the

Evisort’s New Document Analyzer Offers Out-of-the-Box AI to Mine All A Company’s Contracts

Media Law

Evisort might just be the hottest legal tech and AI company you’ve never heard of.

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Playing Music in Bars and Restaurants – Cautions When Allowing Broadcast Stations to Play in Retail Outlets

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday, I noted a news story about a bar that stopped hosting live music when it was hit with a lawsuit by BMI because it had not paid royalties for its use of music. The issue of music in bars and restaurants also came up in a continuing legal education seminar on music licensing that I moderated the week before last.

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The Woman Who Published, and Signed, the Declaration of Independence

Media Law Prof Blog

From Smithsonian Magazine, a piece about Mary Katherine Goddard, the newspaper publisher who printed and signed the Declaration of Independence in January 1777. She also served as postmaster of Baltimore, until the first Postmaster General appointed a man instead

LawNext Episode 22: Elevate’s Acquisition of LexPredict, with Pratik Patel and Dan Katz

Media Law

In major legal industry news, global law company Elevate announced its acquisition of the legal AI technology and consulting firm LexPredict. The move combines the comprehensive legal services offering of Elevate with the data science team and AI engine of LexPredict. With the combination of Elevate’s alternative services model and LexPredict’s cutting-edge technology, does this acquisition foreshadow the future of legal practice?

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Stephen Has A Prison Tip For Michael Cohen

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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No Cost of Living Change in Webcasting Royalties for 2019 – Rate Proceeding for 2021-2026 about to Begin

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, the Copyright Royalty Board announced its calculations for whether there would be a cost of living increase in the 2019 rates that Internet radio stations pay to SoundExchange for the public performance of sound recordings. In its initial release on the subject, the CRB’s announcement indicated that commercial webcasters would continue to pay at the rate of $.0018 0018 per performance (set after a cost of living increase last year – see our post here ).

Time Magazine's Person of the Year: The Journalists Who Seek Out, and Speak Truth

Media Law Prof Blog

Time Magazine has named its person of the year: journalists, whom it has described as the guardians who speak out about truth, all around the world. Here's a link to the magazine's cover story on them, and on what Time

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Adobe Sign Introduces Authentication Using Licenses and Passports

Media Law

Passports and drivers’ licenses are tried-and-true methods of authenticating the identities of people signing paper documents. Now Adobe Document Cloud is taking that concept to the cloud with the introduction of Government ID Authentication, a new feature in Adobe Sign that uses a physical ID to authenticate digital signatures.

Opinion | ‘His Dirty Deeds’ - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By The Editorial Board, www.nytimes.com December 12th, 2018 Michael Cohen said President Trump led him into darkness. The courts brought him into the light. The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

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Shapira on How the Legal System Facilitates Investigative Journalism

Media Law Prof Blog

Roy Shapira, Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Interdisciplinary Center, is publishing Law As Source: How the Legal System Facilitates Investigative Journalism in volume 37 of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Here is the abstract. Legal

Geiger and Izyumenko on Freedom of Expression as an External Limitation to Copyright Law in the EU @ElenaIzyumenko

Media Law Prof Blog

Christophe Geiger and Elena Izyumenko, both of the Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI, are publishing Freedom of Expression as an External Limitation to Copyright Law in the EU: The Advocate General of the CJEU Shows the Way in the European

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Gilden on Copyright's Market Gibberish @andrew_gilden

Media Law Prof Blog

Andrew Gilden, Willamette University, is publishing Copyright's Market Gibberish in the Washington Law Review. Here is the abstract. There is a growing contradiction at the core of copyright law. Although courts and scholars frequently assert that copyright is only about

Mantouvalou on Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity @vmantouvalou

Media Law Prof Blog

Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London, Faculty of Law, is publishing ‘I Lost My Job Over a Facebook Post – Was that Fair?’ Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity in the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations

The Integration of NYC Schools Part III, A Personal Narrative

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Opinion | Surviving a Criminal Presidency - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"No one is above the law in America. Charles Blow Opinion Columnist President Donald Trump arrives at Kansas City, Mo., on Friday to deliver remarks at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference.

Opinion | The Presidency or Prison - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Donald Trump — or, as he’s known to federal prosecutors, Individual-1 — might well be a criminal. That’s no longer just my opinion, or that of Democratic activists. It is the finding of Trump’s own Justice Department.

Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to unveil a plan that would weaken federal clean water rules designed to protect millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams nationwide from pesticide runoff and other pollutants.

Courts likely to strike down Republican lame-duck power grabs, experts say, After Democrats won governor’s races in Wisconsin and Michigan, GOP-controlled legislatures have tried to limit executive power | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Courts likely to strike down Republican lame-duck power grabs, experts say | US news | The Guardian

The LSAT is going digital exclusively on Microsoft Surface Go tablets - The Verge

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" Whether you’re applying to law school, are a lawyer, or just have a great love for the show Suits, it might interest you to know that the LSAT is going digital next year and the chosen tablets are Microsoft’s Surface Go.

Nadler: Trump payments likely impeachable

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Carl Bernstein: This could make the world tremble

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Undocumented staff claim Trump golf club hired them

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Prosecutors’ Narrative Is Clear: Trump Defrauded Voters. But What Does It Mean? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — The latest revelations by prosecutors investigating President Trump and his team draw a portrait of a candidate who personally directed an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election and whose advisers had more contact with Russia than Mr. Trump has ever acknowledged.

School Segregation in 2018

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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The Integratiopn Of The New York City Schools Part 2 A Personal Narrative

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Prosecutors implicate Trump in 2 crimes in 2016 campaign

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Rep. Ted Lieu: We Have A President Trump Who Committed 2 Felonies While.

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Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment. Despite public declarations that he's unconcerned, the president has told people close to him he's alarmed about the prospect of impeachment.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources.

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Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources.

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It’s not just the number of Trump-Russia contacts. It’s the timing. - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It’s not just the number of Trump-Russia contacts. It’s the timing. - The Washington Post

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