Sat.Nov 24, 2018 - Fri.Nov 30, 2018

The Ethical Pool Future: Will Fans Cut the Cord to Big Streaming Services if Artists Leave?

Music Technology Policy

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking. Everybody knows that the captain lied… From Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen.

Sheff on Philosophical Approaches To Intellectual Property Law Scholarship @jnsheff

Media Law Prof Blog

Jeremy N. Sheff, St. John's University School of Law, is publishing Philosophical Approaches to Intellectual Property Law Scholarship in Handbook on Intellectual Property Research (Irene Calboli & Maria Lillà Montagnani, eds., Oxford University Press) (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract.

‘Context,’ Launching Today from LexisNexis, Applies Unique Analytics to Judges and Expert Witnesses

Media Law

A legal analytics product being launched today by LexisNexis does something no other analytics product does: It analyzes the language of specific judges’ opinions to identify the cases and arguments each judge finds persuasive.

Lies, lies and more lies: This is not how innocent people act - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" Imagine for a moment that President Trump is right when he claims there is, in fact, no Russia scandal — because the entire thing is a hoax, a fraud, a witch hunt — and that neither he nor any of his family members, employees, or associates did anything wrong.

December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Reports, December FCC Meeting and Getting Ready for New Years’ Obligations

Broadcast Law Blog

While the holidays may be upon us, there is no rest in the broadcast regulatory world. December 1 brings routine EEO public file report obligations for radio and television station employment units with 5 or more full-time employees for stations located in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont.

Call for Papers: 2019 University of Massachusetts Law Review Roundtable Symposium on Law and Media

Media Law Prof Blog

From the mailbox: The UMass Law Review has issued the following call for papers. Download the call in PDF here, and please share it with any interested scholarly communities. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW REVIEW CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

GC Are Typically White, Middle-Aged Men Living in California Who Earn Over $400K

Media Law

There are some 113,000 general counsel in the United States, but a statistical analysis being released today suggests that they are surprisingly homogeneous. The typical GC is male, between 35 and 54 years old, probably attended Harvard Law, and is most likely based in California or New York.

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Just Seven Months to the Beginning of the License Renewal Cycle – Is Your Station Ready?

Broadcast Law Blog

As we have written before, the next license renewal cycle begins on June 1, 2019 , with radio stations in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia submitting their applications. Radio renewals proceed in with applications every other month from a state or group of states (the schedule is available on the FCC website here ). TV renewals begin a year later – in the same state-by-state order.

New Belarusian Regulation Requires Posters To Identify Themselves

Media Law Prof Blog

Via Bloomberg News: a new Belarusian regulation now requires people to verify their identities before they can post comments on Internet sites. The rule takes effect December 1, 2018. More here

27 Additions to My List of Legal Tech Startups

Media Law

Here are 27 additions to my list of legal startups. This brings the list to 704 entries. Send additions and updates to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. Company. Description. Country. Status. A2J Tech Store. A social enterprise that builds technology to improve access to justice. Active. Avalex.

Toobin: First day I thought Trump may not finish term

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Illinois Supreme Court To Decide Scope of Illinois Biometric Privacy Law

New Media and Technology Law

On November 20, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether a company’s technical violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is sufficient to confer standing or whether a plaintiff must allege actual harm resulted from the violation. Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. et al., 123186) ( prior decision ).

Craig on Critical Copyright Law and the Politics of "IP" @CraigCarys

Media Law Prof Blog

Carys J. Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, is publishing Critical Copyright Law and the Politics of 'IP', in Research Handbook on Critical Legal Theory (Emilios Christodoulidis, Ruth Dukes & Marco Goldoni, eds., Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming 2019). Here is the

Deadline Extended to Nov. 30 to Compete for Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW

Media Law

Attention startups: The deadline to apply for a spot in the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW has been extended one week, to this Friday, Nov. This is your last chance to be one of 15 startups that will be selected to receive exhibit space in a special Startup Alley within the exhibit hall at TECHSHOW, the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, which is taking place in Chicago Feb. 27 to March 2, 2019.

"Trump In Prison In A Year?"

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Defend Trade Secrets Act Claims Subject to CDA Section 230 Immunity

New Media and Technology Law

In what is one of the most recent attempts to circumvent the immunity provided in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA” or “CDA Section 230”), the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts made it clear that claims brought under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 1836, et seq.) (“DTSA”) are not exempt from the scope of CDA immunity. In Craft Beer Stellar, LLC v. Glassdoor, Inc. , 18-10510, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 178960 (D.

Podcaster Sued for Copyright Infringement for Using Music without Permission – Remember ASCAP, BMI and SESAC Licenses Don’t Cover All the Rights Needed for Podcasting

Broadcast Law Blog

It was news earlier this week when a company that promotes poker was sued by one of the major record labels and publishing companies for the use of music in podcasts without permission. As we have written before (see, for instance, our articles here and here ), the use of music in podcasts requires a license from the copyright holder of both the musical composition and the recorded performance of the music (usually, for popular music, a publishing company and a record label).

LawNext Episode 20: Live from Moscow: Two Interviews on the State of Legal Tech in Russia

Media Law

In the latest episode of LawNext, we take you live to Russia, where I interview two of the leading experts on Russian legal technology to get their insights and perspectives on the state of innovation and development there. What they say may surprise you. I recently visited Moscow as the keynote speaker at the Skolkovo LegalTech conference. (I I recounted the visit in a post at Above the Law.)

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Unlike Richard Nixon, Donald Trump Misconduct Piling Up In Full Public V.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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“Cyberattack” Campaign That Purportedly Flooded YouTube Channel with “Dislikes” Not a CFAA Violation

New Media and Technology Law

A recent dispute between an advertiser AXTS Inc. AXTS”) and a video production company GY6vids (“GY6”) produced an interesting issue involving the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) – that is, whether an entity that allegedly overloaded another company’s YouTube channel content with a flood of “dislikes” following a contractual dispute is liable under the CFAA for accessing a protected computer “without authorization.” ( AXTS Inc. GY6vids LLC , No. 18-00821 (D. 24, 2018)).

The Importance of Assessing the Safety and Security of Broadcast Stations and Their Personnel

Broadcast Law Blog

A topic not much discussed among broadcasters, but one that should be paramount in the future planning of all broadcast companies, is insuring the security of their stations and the safety of their employees. This is an issue on which all broadcasters should be focusing. Last month, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for the second time featured a panel at one of its conventions dealing with this topic.

Bonus Episode of LawNext: Panel on Savvy Podcasting for Lawyers

Media Law

In this special bonus episode of LawNext, listen to a panel discussion on savvy podcasting for lawyers. Recently, at the 2018 Northeast Regional Conference of the Legal Marketing Association, I participated on a panel of legal marketing and media experts to discuss podcasting for lawyers and law firms. The panelists shared their tips and experiences on starting, producing and promoting legal podcasts. The panel was moderated by Susan Peters, president of Greybridge PR in New York.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty, says he lied about Trump's knowledge of Mos.

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Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor just came out swinging against policing for profit.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Tyson Timbs just wants his car back. In 2015, Timbs was charged with selling heroin to undercover officers in Indiana to fund his opioid addiction. After he pleaded guilty, a private law firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of the state to confiscate his Land Rover SUV, valued at $42,000.

Cindy Hyde-Smith and the True Winner in Mississippi’s Senate Race | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By 11:50 Eastern Time on Tuesday night, as the results rolled in from laggard precincts, it was clear that Cindy Hyde-Smith had defeated Mike Espy in the U.S. Senate race in Mississippi, but in a larger sense it was history that prevailed.

CNN obtains two of Trump’s answers to Mueller

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Toobin on Trump comment: Egregiously inappropriate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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White House prevents Gina Haspel from briefing Senate on Khashoggi murder | World news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The White House is preventing the CIA director, Gina Haspel, or any other intelligence official from briefing the Senate on the murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Has anti-Semitism returned with a vengeance?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to federal investigators in breach of a plea agreement he signed two months ago, the special counsel’s office said in a court filing late on Monday.

"Faith The Substance Of Things Hoped For"

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Trump’s white evangelical supporters are unchristian on race, immigration, and poverty.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

They never had any since the evangelical movement began. Polls show that on immigration, race, and poverty, white evangelical Protestants have surrendered moral judgment and social responsibility." Trump’s white evangelical supporters are unchristian on race, immigration, and poverty.

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The average IQ of an American cop is 104, which is pretty low. This Monroe County police and prosecutors' IQs are obviously a lot lower. "A woman who spent more than three months in jail is suing a Georgia county after a roadside drug kit falsely labeled a bag of cotton candy as methamphetamine. According to a lawsuit obtained by local CBS affiliate WMAZ, Dasha Fincher is suing the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, two sheriff’s deputies and Sirchie ? the manufacturer of the test. Fincher was arrested on Dec. 31, 2016, after officers pulled over the vehicle she was traveling in because they believed its window tint was too dark. While the tint was not found to be in violation of the law, a plastic bag containing “a light blue substance, spherical in shape” was located “in the floorboard of the vehicle” following an extensive search. "Woman sues Monroe County for wrongful arrest

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Brian Stelter: 2 Americas, 2 different news worlds

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U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Ocasio-Cortez Makes Cuomo Look Dumb For 'How Do You Pay' Question

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$100 Savings on Sony Digital Paper through Dec. 1

Media Law

I’ve written several times here about the Sony Digital Paper , a unique tablet for taking digital notes and for reading and annotating documents. I am currently evaluating the new 10-inch version of this device, and I’d previously reviewed the 13-inch version. I hope to post a review of the 10-inch version soon. In the meantime, I wanted to highlight a soon-to-expire deal. Sony is currently offering $100 off either version of the Digital Paper.