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Bill Cosby Convicted of Sexual Assault by Jury

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

After 14 hours of deliberation, the second jury to hear the comedian's case has found him guilty. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Bill Cosby nsfs

Here Come the SPOT Analysts

Music Technology Policy

It’s still very early days for stock analysts to reach a consensus about Spotify except for one thing–royalties are too damn high. We have, of course, heard this one before–remember Pandora?

Gray on Copyright Infringement and the First Amendment: User-Generated Content and DMCA Interpretation @StanfordLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Megan Gray, Stanford Center for Internet & Society; Gray Matters, has published Copyright Infringement and the First Amendment: User-Generated Content and DMCA Interpretation -- Youtube. I Tube. We All Tube. Here is the abstract. Under the Digital Millinium Copyright Act

Legal Tech and the Fork in the Road — A Guest Post By Sam Glover

Media Law

[Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of occasional guest posts by Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.] If we are near the beginning of a dramatic transformation from the “traditional,” lawyer-centric legal market into a tech-enabled, client-centric market, then everyone involved in law faces a fork in the road. (By By now you will […]. The post Legal Tech and the Fork in the Road — A Guest Post By Sam Glover appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

'Monkey Selfie' Appellate Ruling Finds Animals Can't File Copyright Suits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"We conclude that this monkey — and all animals, since they are not human — lacks statutory standing under the Copyright Act." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Spotify’s Big Lie, Streaming Habits Mirror Purchasing Habits — The Trichordist

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: But good news, the Music Modernization Act will bring peace in the valley, lions will lie down with lambs and a chicken in every pot, right?].

The Reporters Without Borders Rankings of Countries That Protect Press Freedom Is Out: U.S. Ranks 45th @RSF_inter

Media Law Prof Blog

Reporters Without Borders ranks the United States 45th for press freedom for 2018 among countries it ranks, while Canada is in the top 20 in the world, at 18th. Norway is again first in the world, and Sweden is 2nd

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How Bill Cosby's Appeal Could Become a #MeToo Test Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The comedian's appeal will likely focus on whether his constitutional rights were violated and whether he got a fair trial. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Television Culture THR Online

Stop talking about race and IQ. Take it from someone who did.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"My mother and I were told on March 12th, 1962, by the Assistant Principal at PS 45 on Staten Island, New York that my Iowa test score that I had received while attending PS 198 in Brooklyn was in error.

Mossoff on The Telegraph @AdamMossoff

Media Law Prof Blog

Adam Mossoff, George Mason University Law School, is publishing The Telegraph, in A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (Dan Hunter and Claudy Op de Kamp, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018) (forthcoming). This chapter, written for the forthcoming monograph

New Product of the Year? Law Librarians Pick AI Research Tool from Bloomberg Law

Media Law

A legal research tool that uses artificial intelligence to help legal researchers quickly find key language critical to a court’s reasoning has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as winner of its 2018 New Product Award. AALL cited Points of Law, a tool developed by Bloomberg Law, for its ability to provide […]. The post New Product of the Year? Law Librarians Pick AI Research Tool from Bloomberg Law appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Legal Fight Over Aaron Sorkin's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Adaptation Reaches "Emergency"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As producer Scott Rudin tells a New York court that his Aaron Sorkin-penned play is in danger of falling apart, the Harper Lee Estate demands an Alabama court issue an injunction. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Duh! Actually, Guns Do Kill People | The Nation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Actually, Guns Do Kill People | The Nation

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Researchers May Challenge the Constitutionality of the CFAA “Access” Provision as Applied to Web Scraping

New Media and Technology Law

Such Scraping “Plausibly Falls within the Ambit of the First Amendment”. The Ninth Circuit is currently considering the appeal of the landmark hiQ decision , where a lower court had granted an injunction that limited the applicability of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to the blocking of an entity engaging in commercial data scraping of a public website.

Mitratech Acquires ThinkSmart to Create End-to-End Legal Operations Platform

Media Law

At the Corporate Legal Operations Institute today in Law Vegas, Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, announced the acquisition of ThinkSmart LLC, developer of a workflow automation platform used by many corporations and corporate legal departments. The combination of the two, Mitratech says, will create an end-to-end platform that will transform legal operations into […].

Record Majors in New Legal Fight With SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Works

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sony Music files new court papers to stop an arbitration commenced by the satellite radio giant. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

How Martin Luther Paved the Way for Donald Trump | The Nation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

By Michael Massing, www.thenation.com April 19th, 2018 by Sabine Formanek. The support of white evangelicals for Donald Trump continues to exasperate and perplex.

Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons Dropped

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An aspiring documentary filmmaker sued the mogul in January alleging sexual assault. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online nsfs

John DeLorean Estate Sues Over 'Back to the Future' Royalties

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A war breaks out over payments from Universal Pictures for the time machine car. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

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Cardi B Accused of Breaching Contract and Defaming Ex-Manager

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Klenord Raphael, known as "Shaft," alleges being shafted in $10 million lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

Richard Gere Says He's Being Extorted Over Book Adaptation Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The dispute centers on rights to adapt 'Bones of the Master: A Buddhist Monk's Search for the Lost Heart of China.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Google Searches for a Way to End "Googles" Breach Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

SM Kids alleges Google has violated a 2008 deal by producing content for children on YouTube. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Allows Trimmed Lawsuit by Fox News Pundit Who Says She Was Raped

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Scottie Hughes alleges being blacklisted after complaining of sexual assault by Fox Business host Charles Payne. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Bill Cosby's Conviction May Change Defense Tactics in #MeToo Era

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Certainly Harvey Weinstein would have to take a long hard look at this," says criminal defense attorney Roy Black. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

Peter Thiel Agrees Not to Buy Gawker

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a settlement, Thiel also won't provide third-party funding to anyone wishing to sue Gawker over archives. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

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Stormy Daniels' "Hush Agreement" Suit Paused to Preserve Trump Lawyer's Fifth Amendment Rights

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The legal battle between the porn star and the president's lawyer is on hold until July. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump

Warner Bros. Gets to Arbitrate 'Mad Max' Director George Miller's Bonus

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An Australian appeals court reverses a lower judge in a dispute over whether Miller is owed $7 million from the 2015 film. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

DirecTV Can't Escape Gov't Suit to Block Merger Between AT&T, Time Warner

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The co-defendant argued that the Justice Department presented no evidence meriting its inclusion as a party in the case. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

Sumner Redstone's Grandson Rips RICO Lawsuit Filed by Mogul's Ex-Companion

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The mogul's grandson, Tyler Korff, argues that Redstone companion Manuela Herzer is essentially poaching irrelevant claims from settled lawsuits filed by ex-Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board members. read more. THR, Esq.

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Opinion | Why Does Trump Treat Immigrant Kids Cruelly? Because He Can - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A lifetime ago, Anne Frank’s family applied for visas to the United States to escape Hitler, but we rejected the Franks and other desperate Jewish refugees. We thought: This is Europe’s problem, not ours, and we don’t want to be overrun by “those people.”

Behind bloody Gaza clashes, economic misery and piles of debt - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"GAZA CITY — Every Friday for the past month, thousands of Palestinians have surged to Gaza’s border fence with Israel in a show of anger and defiance, some throwing stones and molotov cocktails, others simply wanting to be there.

Trump golfed instead of going to Barbara Bush’s funeral. That was a good thing. - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Sometimes a picture is worth a zillion words. The viral group photograph from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral speaks volumes about the state of our democracy, poignantly illustrating what we have lost and must at all costs regain. George H.W. Bush is front and center in his wheelchair.

Toronto Van Driver Kills at Least 10 People in ‘Pure Carnage’ - The New York Times - Excellent police work, the kind you rarely hear about in the United States.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" “Get down or you’ll be shot,” the officers warned him after he exited the van in a scene captured on video. Shoot me in the head,” Mr. Minassian said. He was subdued without any shots being fired.

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Opinion | Republicans to the Court: Strike Down the Travel Ban - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether President Trump’s nationality-based travel ban may continue.

Opinion | We Don’t Need No Education - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"So what happens when hard-line conservatives take over a state, as they did in much of the country after the 2010 Tea Party wave? They almost invariably push through big tax cuts. Usually these tax cuts are sold with the promise that lower taxes will provide a huge boost to the state economy.

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Opinion | How the Human Rights Movement Failed - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The human rights movement, like the world it monitors, is in crisis: After decades of gains, nearly every country seems to be backsliding. Viktor Orban in Hungary, Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines and other populist leaders routinely express contempt for human rights and their defenders.

How Mueller Can Protect the Investigation—Even if He Is Fired - POLITICO Magazine

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Fortunately, while he retains his position, Mueller has a powerful tool at his disposal: The ‘sealed’ or secret indictment.