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Donald Trump Can't Block Twitter Users Over Politics, Judge Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court found Twitter is a designated public forum and Donald Trump's "viewpoint-based exclusion" of individuals from that forum violates the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump Twitter

Music Modernization, Magic Tricks and More – Entertainment Law Update Episode 97

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. The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act. COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION (UPDATE). COPPERFIELD SECRET EXPOSED IN LAWSUIT. COACHELLA, BEYCHELLA, WHY “-CHELLA” CONTINUES TO BE A TRADEMARK ISSUE.

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Lessig & Co Miss the Point that Bait and Switch on MMA Will Burn Down the Cornfield

Music Technology Policy

In case you’ve missed it, Lester Lawrence Lessig III is reprising his role as Copyright’s Biggest Loser with an op-ed in Wired about the mythical interpretation of the copyright term in the CLASSICS Act that has been taken apart by David Lowery and Neil Turkewitz.

Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green

Media Law Prof Blog

Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobsen, LLP, is publishing All Your Works Are Belong to Us: New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games in volume 19 of the North Carolina Journal of Law and

'Star Trek'/Dr. Seuss Mashup Creator Beats Trademark Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Titles of works including 'Oh, the Places You'll Boldly Go!' don't get any less First Amendment protection. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

A Donald Trump le dicen los Tigres del Norte, somos más americanos.

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Now this is a cover MOFOs

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Spotify Wins Approval of $112.5 Million Deal to Settle Copyright Class Action

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A federal judge overrules the objection of Tom Petty's publisher, which argued that the payment amounted to a "practical free pass on willful infringement." read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation and sent it to random contact | Technology | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

I have caught this inadvertent turning on of Alexa many times when I am on the phone, however, I always say Alexa cancel. I have never heard it sending a message or attempting to send one to one of my contacts.

Spotify Final Class Settlement

Music Technology Policy

The court approved Spotify class action settlement is here, more to come

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Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law

Media Law Prof Blog

Patrick Russell Goold, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion in the Akron Law review. Here is the abstract. Moral rights are often portrayed as an unwelcome import into U.S. During the nineteenth century

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'Gone Girl' Lawsuit Against Reese Witherspoon, David Fincher and Gillian Flynn Dismissed

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Writer Leslie Weller claimed both the book and film infringed on her screenplay 'Out of the Blue.' read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Gone Girl

Google will always do evil

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"One day in late April or early May, Google removed the phrase "don't be evil" from its code of conduct.

Viacom's Victory in 'SpongeBob' Restaurant Dispute Upheld by Appeals Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"The factors lead inescapably to the conclusion that in the minds of consumers, The Krusty Krab identifies the source of products, which is Viacom, the creator of the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' fictional universe and its inhabitants." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Viacom

Magician Makes Morals Clause Disappear in $2.6 Million Arbitration Win

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Brett Daniels overcame allegations of sexual harassment and death threats to win a 10 percent fee for 'The Illusionists,' but the magician is still fighting the claim he acted as an unlicensed agent. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Charter Alleges NY AG Conspired With "Cabal" to Bring Netflix Throttling Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The telecom giant points to the role of famed net neutrality advocate Tim Wu in secretly working on the case and meeting with the likes of Google and Netflix. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

CBS: Redstone's Bylaw Change Too Late to Stop Dilution

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In an 8-K, CBS disputes the validity of a controversial bylaw amendment, but says even if it was valid, it wouldn't be effective for a few weeks. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Ex-ESPN Analyst Argues Network Wasn't "Media Company" in Publishing "Fake Texts"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Adrienne Lawrence also contends that her lawsuit against the sports leader appropriately includes older reports about sexual hostility. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Band Name Use; Weinstein Bankruptcy Dodge; 'Rebecca' Verdict

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law news including the resolution of a labor fight over the 'Ben-Hur' remake. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Stabbed at a neo-Nazi rally, called a criminal: how police targeted a black activist | World news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Cedric O’Bannon tried to ignore the sharp pain in his side and continue filming. The independent journalist, who was documenting a white supremacist rally in Sacramento, said he wanted to capture the neo-Nazi violence against counter-protesters with his GoPro camera.

"Somos Mas Americanos" " Los Tigres Del Norte" By: Alfredo urrutia Aka.

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The New COINTELPRO? Meet the Activist the FBI Labeled a “Black Identity.

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Opinion | Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over the Second Amendment.

Malkia Cyril on Facebook’s Civil Rights Audit & How Amazon Sells Facial Recognition Tools to Police

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The Birth of the New American Aristocracy - The Atlantic

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my grandparents’ country clubs in Chicago, Palm Beach, or Asheville, North Carolina.

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Border agent asks for ID after women speak Spanish

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Afro-Colombian activist Francia Márquez, 2018 Goldman Prize Winner, on S.

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The Eviction Machine Churning Through New York City - The New York Times

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'Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': rise of the religious left | US news | The Guardian

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Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': rise of the religious left | US news | The Guardian

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Opinion | Voices From Venezuela: ‘Nobody Wants to Be a Pawn in a Game’ - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"On Sunday, a presidential election is taking place in Venezuela against the background of a deepening economic crisis. The oil-rich country is suffering water and power shortages, and its people are struggling to pay for food and medicines. Many people have fled to neighboring countries.

Opinion | John Kelly’s Ancestors Wouldn’t Have Fit In Either - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"I had forgotten that memory of my mother, sitting by herself, reading aloud from a church newsletter. It was the only way she could read, having had only a grade school education. As an American teenager fluent in English, I felt pity for her, and perhaps a bit of shame.

“There is power in love”: Bishop Michael Curry’s fiery royal wedding add.

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Texas school had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. And still 10 people died. - The Washington Post

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Texas school had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. And still 10 people died. - The Washington Post

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Opinion | Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over the Second Amendment. For many Americans, if there is an image that comes to mind when they think about that amendment, it is the musket in the hands of minutemen at Lexington and Concord. A dramatic but little-known story reveals that a more accurate image may be the musket in the hands of slave owners.

How the Mueller Investigation Could Play Out for Trump - The New York Times

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How the Mueller Investigation Could Play Out for Trump - The New York Times

Why He’s Holding Out in East Harlem, Despite the Demolition - Video - NYTimes.com

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Why He’s Holding Out in East Harlem, Despite the Demolition - Video - NYTimes.com

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Are racist incidents on the rise in Trump era? AM Joy on MSNBC

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AM Joy on MSNBC

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