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Fair Pay, Fair Fight: Will the Circle Be Unbroken for Artist Airplay Royalties?

Music Technology Policy

The Music Modernization Act brought fairness to pre-72 artists who waited 20 years for the government to confirm what everyone knew—that non interactive digital music services like Pandora and Sirius should be paying them performance royalties like everyone else.

Arbel and Mungan on the Case Against Strict Defamation Laws @ProfArbel

Media Law Prof Blog

Yonathan A. Arbel, University of Alabama School of Law, and Murat C. Mungan, George Mason Law School, have published The Case Against Strict Defamation Laws. Here is the abstract. It is axiomatic that defamation law protects reputation. This proposition—common sensical

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Westlaw Edge Gets New ‘Precedent Analytics’ Showing the Cases and Courts Judges Rely On

Media Law

When Thomson Reuters unveiled its next-generation Westlaw Edge last July, it was the first time its legal research platform featured integrated litigation analytics , providing detailed docket analytics covering judges, courts, attorneys. and law firms, for both federal and state courts.

Digital Currency App’s Electronic User Agreement Held Enforceable

New Media and Technology Law

In a recent blog post, we wrote about how the Second Circuit found the arbitration clause in a web service’s terms and conditions unenforceable because the user did not have reasonable notice of the terms that were communicated via a hyperlink in a post-sale email.

The MTP Podcast: The Truth About Streaming Royalties

Music Technology Policy

Chris Castle on how the streaming royalty allocation guarantees a declining royalty for artists. SHOW NOTES. The Trichordist Streaming Price Bible for 2018 . Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation . BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation . Laura Kobylecky, Making Fake Art: “1984”, The New Rembrandt, and The “Fake Artist” . MTP Podcasts Streaming Meltdown MTP Podcast streaming royalties

Ramsey on Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law After Matal v. Tam @LPRamsey

Media Law Prof Blog

Lisa P. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, is publishing Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law After Matal v. Tam in volume 56 of the Houston Law Review. Here is the abstract. Trademark laws and free speech are

In E-Discovery Deal, OpenText Acquires Catalyst for $75 Million

Media Law

OpenText , a Canadian company that specializes in enterprise information management, has acquired Denver-based e-discovery company Catalyst Repository Systems , a provider of e-discovery technology for corporate legal departments and top law firms. The purchase price of the acquisition is approximately $75 million in an all-cash transaction, according to a statement by the company. Catalyst will be integrated into OpenText’s discovery products, the statement said.

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@BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Spotify may still be running the fake artist grift. Aren’t you glad they got that new safe harbor in the MMA and they are the songwriters new partners in the MLC? via @BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation — Artist Rights Watch

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Notice of Terms via Buried Link within a Post-Sale Email Unenforceable

New Media and Technology Law

In Starke v. SquareTrade, Inc. , 17-2474, 2019 WL 149628 (2d Cir.

Relativity Reduces Data Fees for SaaS Customers, Adds New Licensing for Service Providers

Media Law

E-discovery company Relativity is today announcing new pricing and licensing options for its cloud-based RelativityOne product, reducing data fees by up to 50 percent, introducing a more flexible billing model for all RelativityOne customers, and creating a special licensing option for e-discovery service providers at a lower wholesale rate. Today’s announcement encompasses five changes to RelativityOne’s pricing and licensing.

Venezuela: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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DOJ Reportedly to Review Impact of Digital Advertising on Broadcast Merger Review

Broadcast Law Blog

Press reports following a speech this week by the head of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have many in the broadcast industry paying attention.

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New York City Considers Facial Recognition Bill — Will New York Be the Next Forum for Biometric Privacy Litigation?

New Media and Technology Law

In light of the recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., 2019 IL 123186 (Ill. 25, 2019) , it is worth remembering that late last year, New York City Council members Ritchie Torres (and additional co-sponsors) introduced a bill for the city council to consider that would regulate the use of biometric technology in New York City. Bill Int.

LawNext Episode 26: Mark Cohen’s Strategies for the Global Legal Marketplace

Media Law

Mark A. Cohen has long been ahead of the curve. After 25 years as an accomplished trial lawyer, he founded one of the first legal process outsourcing companies and then cofounded Clearspire, the groundbreaking two-company law firm and service provider that became the blueprint for a new generation of innovative legal services providers.

AOC Has A Massive Impact During Her First Week In Congress

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Update on Updating the Public Inspection File Post-Shutdown

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday, we published an article talking about an FCC public notice extending all filing deadlines that fell between January 8 and February 7 (except those dealing with auctions and other activities of the FCC unaffected by the government shutdown) to February 8.

In Federal Court, Article III Standing Remains a Defense to Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims

New Media and Technology Law

Last Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in the long-awaited Rosenbach case that an individual does not have to plead an actual injury or harm , apart from the statutory violation itself, in order to have statutory standing to sue under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The Illinois Supreme Court ruling will allow procedural BIPA violations to proceed (and multiply) in state court – and has reportedly already prompted parties to settle such actions.

Opinion | Time to Break the Silence on Palestine - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine Martin Luther King Jr. courageously spoke out about the Vietnam War. We must do the same when it comes to this grave injustice of our time.

Before Alexandria Was Known As AOC, There Was A Movement That Recruited.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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DOJ Reportedly to Review Impact of Digital Advertising on Broadcast Merger Review

Broadcast Law Blog

Press reports following a speech this week by the head of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have many in the broadcast industry paying attention.

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Why did Kamala Harris withhold support for special investigations of police shootings? |Fact Checker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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FCC Rejects Challenge to Hundreds of FM Translator Applications

Broadcast Law Blog

Just back from the shutdown, the FCC released an order denying the appeal of two LPFM advocacy groups who had appealed the denial of their petition s eeking to block hundreds of new FM translators that will rebroadcast AM stations. We wrote about prior rejections of this petition by the Media Bureau here and here. Yesterday’s order rejected the petitioners’ application for review seeking consideration by the full Commission of the Bureau’s decisions.

FCC Further Extends Deadlines for Filings Due During the Shutdown – Including Quarterly Issues Programs Lists – and Moves Up Monthly Meeting

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday, we wrote about upcoming deadlines for broadcasters, and noted that the FCC was going to be releasing an order providing further details on the deadlines for pleadings and other documents that were due during the government shutdown. That Public Notice was released on Tuesday , and further postponed many filing deadlines which fell during the shutdown.

February Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Reports, Webcasting Proceeding, FCC Meeting and Other Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

With the reopening of the Federal government (at least for the moment), regulatory deadlines should begin to flow in a more normal course. All of those January dates that we wrote about here have been extended by an FCC Public Notice released yesterday until at least Wednesday, January 30 (except for the deadlines associated with the repacking of the TV band which were unaffected by the shutdown).

Fair Use in Flux: Second Circuit TVEyes Ruling May Have a Lasting Effect on Fair Use Analysis

New Media and Technology Law

Fair use can be one of the most difficult issues that copyright lawyers have to address due to decades of varying court rulings applying the multi-factor balancing test, particularly in the face of new technologies that use, modify, and aggregate data in ways not envisioned under the Copyright Act. The Second Circuit’s February 2018 fair use decision in the dispute between Fox News Network, LLC (“Fox”) and TVEyes, Inc.

Trump "We Have Reached Compromise"

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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