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Guest Post by @poedavid: “Dance Like Nobody’s Paying?” Spotify isn’t

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[We’re thrilled to welcome David Poe to MTP!]. by David Poe. Spotify’s disastrous “dance like nobody’s paying” ad campaign has now been demolished in the national press, garnering negative coverage in Newsweek, Billboard, NME , Hypebot , and more.

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States’ Liability for copyright infringement

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 [link]. Here's what we talked about. VIDANGEL POSTMORTEM TRUMP CAN’T BLOCK ON TWITTER TEXAS APPEAL COURT: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT BUT SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY.

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Dismissing Defamation Suit Against New York Times

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The Sixth Circuit affirms a lower court ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. An Ohio State University professor sued over a NYT article, but the lower court held, and the 6th circuit agreed, that a reasonable

On the One-Year Anniversary of My LawNext Podcast, Here are the Top 10 Most Popular Episodes

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Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of my podcast LawNext , focused on interviews with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” ” Starting it was a bit of a gamble.

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Another Bad Artist Relations Week for Spotify

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Spotify released one of their groovy ad campaigns last week. This time celebrating their freebie subscription campaign. You really do have to wonder where they find the people who come up with these things. Blake Morgan, David Lowery and David Poe all laid into Spotify with their own tweets.

Opinion | The Joy of Hatred

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"By Jamelle BouieJuly 18, 2019 The chanting was disturbing and the anger was frightening, but what I noticed most about the president’s rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday night was the pleasure of the crowd. His voters and supporters were having fun.

Ó Fathaigh on The Chilling Effect of Turkey's Article 301 Insult Law

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Ronan O Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, has published The Chilling Effect of Turkey’s Article 301 Insult Law at 3 European Human Rights Law Review 298 (2019). Here is the abstract. This article discusses how the approach

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A Look at Christopher Sprigman’s Recent Record

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Sprigman Throws a Definition at Blake Morgan. The Spitting Image of the Modern Major General. MTP readers may remember the name Christopher Sprigman.

Am I an American?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

". House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna S.

Court Overturns Requirement that Prescription Drug Advertisers Include Price Information in TV Ads

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, a federal District Court ruled that the US Department of Health and Human Services did not have the authority to require that drug manufacturers include pricing information on their television commercials. We wrote about that requirement, here – a requirement that was supposed to go into effect this summer. However, the District Court judge found that there was no statutory authority on which HHS could rely for the adoption of this rule.

Thomson Reuters Acquires Legal Collaboration Platform HighQ

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Thomson Reuters said today that it has acquired HighQ , a London-based enterprise collaboration and file-sharing platform for the legal industry. HighQ has more than 400 customers, including more than half of the Global 100 largest law firms, TR said in announcing the acquisition.

Must Read by @davidclowery: Google Doxx: Google Funded Groups in 2017 Illegal Doxxing of FCC Chairman — The Trichordist

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Editors note #1 – Over the last year, this blog has been reporting on Google’s apparent use of proxies in an attempt to intimidate members of the EU parliament into voting against the proposed EU Copyright Directive. The Copyright Directive requires social media platforms above a certain size to do more to counter copyright infringement […]. via Google Doxx: Google Funded Groups in 2017 Illegal Doxxing of FCC Chairman — The Trichordist.

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Ocasio-Cortez Just Broke Down During an Emotional Powerful Congressional.

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Actions Taken at July Meeting – FCC Adopts Changes to Children’s Television Rules and to TV MVPD Carriage Election Notices Procedures

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC at its open meeting last week took two actions important to TV broadcasters – modifying its children’s television rules and changing the process by which TV stations give notice to MVPDs of their must carry or retransmission consent elections. On the children’s television rules, the FCC largely adopted the proposals in their draft order, which we summarized here.

Now Comes Another Brief Analyzer, this from Bloomberg Law

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Last Friday, I wrote here about the launch by Thomson Reuters of Quick Check , its version of a growing array of brief-analysis products that let lawyers upload a brief and discover relevant cases the brief missed.

Clio CEO Jack Newton Joins Board of AI Legal Research Company ROSS

Media Law

Jack Newton , cofounder and CEO of the legal practice management company Clio , has joined the board of directors of ROSS Intelligence , the AI-powered legal research service.

LawNext Episode 44: Luminance CEO Emily Foges on AI’s Tipping Point in Law

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By any measure, the London-based legal AI startup Luminance has had spectacular success.

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Trump Distances Himself From The Racist Chant He Inspired

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Ilhan Omar Greeted With Cheers, Trump Flip Flops On 'Send Her Back' | Th.

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Republicans Pretend They Haven’t Seen Trump’s Racist Tweets: A Closer Look

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Ethiopian city braces for protests as activists promise to declare new region - Reuters

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"HAWASSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group on Thursday in defiance of the central government, with some residents of the southern city of Hawassa worried that it could lead to violence.

Trump’s Racist Attack on the Squad & A Raid on Area 51 | The Daily Show

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John Kerry: Trump can’t hold a candle to Ayanna Pressley - The Boston Globe

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BOSTONGLOBE.COM John Kerry: Trump can’t hold a candle to Ayanna Pressley - The Boston Globe Ayanna Pressley’s “story identifies as more ‘American’ than any mantle this president could ever claim.” " Of course President Trump’s comments about Representative Ayanna Pressley are racist.

Congresswomen Issue Scathing Rebuke To ‘Blatantly Racist’ Trump Attack |.

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Chris Cuomo ENDED Trump's CAREER in CONTEMPT after House Votes to Condem.

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House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist - The New York Times

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House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist - The New York Times

Opinion | Why Hasn’t the Officer Who Killed Eric Garner Been Fired Yet?

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" Reason enough to hate America. America is a racist nation. There is no justice for people of color and after 400 years it is obvious there never will be in this evil land. This happened less than five miles from where I grew up. "By

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Kamala Harris ‘Drops The Mic’ On Trump: He Needs To Go Back To Where He.

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Pelosi Tests Progressives' Patience

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hears From Mom Whose Daughter Died in ICE Custo.

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Chris Cuomo BLASTING Lindsey Graham after He Gives Unhinged Defense of T.

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Torture At The Border

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Torture At The Border!

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July political cartoons from the USA TODAY network

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July political cartoons from the USA TODAY network

WATCH LIVE: Rep. Omar, Tlaib, Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez respond to Trum.

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Opinion | Please, Pelosi, Fight Trump, Not the Squad

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"For the last couple of weeks, the House Democratic leadership has been locked in an escalating battle with four left-wing freshmen congresswomen known as “the squad”: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.

Ocasio-Cortez's fiery response on where she 'comes from'

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