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Victory in Europe: The Two Years War over the Copyright Directive has Begun

Music Technology Policy

[This post originally appeared in the MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter.]. If you’ve heard about the new copyright law in Europe, you’ve probably heard that the new rules with either break the Internet or bring Big Tech to heel.

Heymann on Reasonable Appropriation and Reader Response

Media Law Prof Blog

Laura A. Heymann, William & Mary Law School, has published Reasonable Appropriation and Reader Response at 9 U.C. Irvine L. 343 (2019). Here is the abstract. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.,

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Opinion | Decoding Robert Mueller

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

By The Editorial Board May 29, 2019 "After two years of frenzied speculation, the special counsel Robert Mueller at last spoke publicly about his investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. His statement Wednesday was considered and temperate, its delivery passionless, if not robotic.

D.C. Bar Mulls Rules Changes Governing Technology Competence, Data Storage

Media Law

A committee tasked with reviewing the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct has recommended adoption of revisions designed to underscore that a lawyer’s duty to provide competent representation extends to use of technology.

20 Questions for New Artists Part 5: Pre-Existing Contracts and Sound Recording Aggregators

Music Technology Policy

Pre-existing Contracts: Ask your band mates for copies of any music industry contracts the band, or any of you, have previously signed before you formed or joined the band.

Filtering Actions by Anti-Malware Software Provider Protected by CDA “Good Samaritan” Immunity

New Media and Technology Law

Three recent court decisions affirmed the robust immunity under the Communications Decency Act (CDA), 47 U.S.C. 230(c), for online providers that host third-party content: the Second Circuit’s decision in Herrick v. Grindr LLC , No. 18-396 (2d Cir. 27, 2019) (summary order), the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s opinion in Daniel v. Armslist, LLC , No. 2017AP344, 2019 WI 47 (Wis. 30, 2019), and the Northern District of California’s decision in P.C. Drivers Headquarters, LP v. Malwarebytes Inc. ,

Robert Mueller Speaks!

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Face Force: Facebook’s Secret Foray to Boldly Go Where No Data Miner Has Been Before

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Facebook Meltdown Face Force Facebook's Drone program

Political Broadcasting Issues to Consider Now for the 2020 Election Campaign

Broadcast Law Blog

The 2020 presidential elections already loom large, with one of the over 20 Democratic candidates for the Presidential nomination seemingly appearing on whatever TV talk show you tune into on your TV set.

Robert Mueller Just Told Congress to Do Its Damn Job. "Mueller came as close as possible to saying that he would have indicted Trump for obstruction of justice, if Justice Department policy allowed him to do so."

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Robert Mueller Just Told Congress to Do Its Damn Job

Sonderegger Named to Lead Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory in the U.S.

Media Law

Dean E. Sonderegger , a veteran of both the legal and software industries, today was named senior vice president and general manager of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. LRUS). A division of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory internationally, LRUS encompasses legal markets, legal education, healthcare compliance and reimbursement, corporate compliance and international products.

Memorial Day

Music Technology Policy

The first time I was present at a missing man ceremony was at a “dining out” hosted by Navy Command Center 106 at the Army Navy Club in Washington, DC in August of 2001 to which I was invited as a personal guest. The guest speaker was Commander Kirk Lippold who was CO of USS Cole.

June Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – License Renewal, EEO Reports, Reg Fee Comments, Ownership Appeal Argument and More

Broadcast Law Blog

The license renewal cycle, about which we have been warning broadcasters for at least the last year (see, for instance, our posts here , here and here ), is now upon us. June 3 is the filing deadline for license renewals for radio stations in Maryland, DC, Virginia and West Virginia.

BREAKING: Robert Mueller Resigns | MSNBC

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Robert Mueller to Make Statement on Russia Investigation - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Robert Mueller to Make Statement on Russia Investigation - The New York Times

Supreme Court allows Indiana to require burial of fetal remains, but not ban certain abortions - ABC News. "The court is sort of continuing its very piecemeal effort to chip away at abortion rights and to make it easier for the states to make abortion inaccessible without actually overruling Roe v Wade," said New York University constitutional law professor Melissa Murray on ABC News' "The Briefing Room."

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Supreme Court allows Indiana to require burial of fetal remains, but not ban certain abortions - ABC News

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RBG And Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over Abortion

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

RBG And Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over Abortion

30 Years After Tiananmen, a Chinese Military Insider Warns: Never Forget - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"BEIJING — For three decades, Jiang Lin kept quiet about the carnage she had seen on the night when the Chinese Army rolled through Beijing to crush student protests in Tiananmen Square.

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Amash gets standing ovation at first town hall after calling for Trump's impeachment | TheHill

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Amash gets standing ovation at first town hall after calling for Trump's impeachment | TheHill

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Justice Clarence Thomas Compared Abortion To Eugenics In Opinion On Indiana Law. Thomas is a sick and duplicitous man. Anti-abortion laws were started by eugenics supporters.

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Justice Clarence Thomas Compared Abortion To Eugenics In Opinion On Indiana Law

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Memorial Day: America's strained salute to its black veterans - BBC News This is one of the many reasons I swore to myself during my teen years that I would never compromise my personal morality by serving in the US military. Thankfully my draft number was 328. I had already visited the University of Toronto because I was not participating in another of America's hegemonistic wars.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

African Americans have been fighting in conflicts for the US since the Revolutionary War. But despite their sacrifices, the reverence that America usually sets aside for its warriors has not been so forthcoming.

"AMEN!!!" AOC, Elijah Cummings, & Friends TAG TEAM Big Pharma CEO on Ame.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes Dangers of Facial Recognition | NowThis

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Sen. Harris on Mueller statement: DOJ memo prevented possible indictments

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Harris on Mueller statement: DOJ memo prevented possible indictments

FCC Starts Accepting ATSC 3.0 Applications – The Next Generation of TV Transmission

Broadcast Law Blog

Effective yesterday, May 28, the FCC is accepting applications for television stations to begin to convert to the next generation TV transmission standard – ATSC 3.0 or “NexGen TV.” Last week, the Commission issued a Public Notice announcing that the form ( FCC Form 2100 ) necessary for stations to apply to transition to the new standard is now available for both full-power (Schedule B to Form 2100), low power (Schedule D) and Class A TV stations (Schedule F).

Trump impeachment inquiry in House should start ASAP expert says

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Trump impeachment inquiry in House should start ASAP expert says

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