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@TheBlakeMorgan Interview on the American Music Fairness Act Launch and #IRespectMusic

Music Technology Policy

[Read the American Music Fairness Act here.]. Blake Morgan helped to launch the American Music Fairness Act today in Washington along with Dionne Warwick, Sam Moore, a host of other artists and the bills sponsors Rep. Ted Deutch and Rep. Darrell Issa. We asked him about his impressions.

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Rolph on The Concept of Publication in Defamation Law @dkrolph @SydneyLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

David Rolph, University of Sydney Law School, is publishing The Concept of Publication in Defamation Law in volume 27 of the Torts Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Publication is an element of the tort of defamation. Increasingly, internet technologies

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Report: Law Librarians Play Key Role In Innovation and Legal Tech

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A report out yesterday provides further evidence of a trend I have written about several times in recent years — the increasingly instrumental role law librarians play in innovation and technology adoption.

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters:  June 12, 2021 to June 18, 2021

Broadcast Law Blog

Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The FCC this week adopted revisions to certain EAS rules.

The Curious Timing of “Spotify Untold” the Corporate Bio Book

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[Update: This post first posted on July 25, 2019 while the authors of “Spotify Untold” were on their US tour marketing their Swedish language book.

Newly Published: Hugh Macleod, COVID-19 and the Media: A Pandemic of Paradoxes (IMS, 2021) @forfreemedia

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Hugh Macleod has published COVID-19 and the Media: A Pandemic of Paradoxes (International Media Support, 2021). Here is the abstract. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, amid collapsing revenues and a rising torrent of online misinformation and gender-based hate speech, States have

Breaking: Managed Services Company Integreon Acquired By Private Equity Firm EagleTree Capital

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The global managed services company Integreon has been acquired by the private equity firm EagleTree Capital, the two companies announced this morning. EagleTree, a middle-market PE firm based in New York, acquired Integreon from the PE firm NewQuest Capital Partners.

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Riding the Third Rails: Making the case at WIPO for performer streaming remuneration

Music Technology Policy

One potential solution to the crisis with performer compensation from streaming is an expanded remuneration right paid directly to performers and featured artists by streaming platforms. Remember–the session musicians and vocalists you hear on streaming platforms get nothing and all but a handful of featured artists get next to nothing. Endless babble about how streaming saved music industry is unmoored from reality. And revenue has demonstrably resulted in lower pay to music workers.

CFP: Journal of Free Speech Law @JournalSpeech

Media Law Prof Blog

From Eugene Volokh, one of the Executive Editors of the Journal of Free Speech Law, a CFP. He notes that the editors would be ready to published articles as early as September, if they receive them as early as August

For Pride Month, A Conversation About Gender, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Gillian Power

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After struggling privately for decades with her assigned gender, Gillian Power , chief information officer at the law firm Lathrop GPM in Kansas City, finally made the difficult decision to come out as transgender, first to her family and then to her professional colleagues.

The Warnings About the Coronavirus That Were Ignored

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The Warnings About the Coronavirus That Were Ignored June 25, 2021 Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images By Zeynep Tufekci “Dr. Tufekci is a contributing Opinion writer who has extensively examined the Covid-19 pandemic.

Press Release: @RepTedDeutch and @RepDarrellIssa to Host Press Event to Introduce American Music Fairness Act #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: Our great allies Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa are introducing a law to guarantee the key object of the #IRespectMusic campaign–artist pay for radio play!].

Furgal on The EU Press Publishers' Right: Where Do Member States Stand? @ulafurgal @copyrightcentre

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Ula Furgal, University of Glasgow School of Law, is publishing The EU Press Publishers’ Right: Where Do Member States Stand? in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Here is the abstract. The press publishers’ right provided in art. 15 of

Aderant Names Scott Moretti to Lead Eastern U.S. Sales

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Atlanta-based Aderant , a global provider of business management software for law firms, has named Scott Moretti as senior director of sales for the Eastern U.S. region.

Deputy Kicks Surrendered Suspect In Head Twice

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Press Release: @SoundExchange Releases 2020 Report Confirming the Company Distributed Nearly $1 Billion in Performance Royalties in Pandemic Year

Music Technology Policy

June 22, 2021. WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2021—SoundExchange today announced it distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020–a $39 million increase from 2019, marking a 4% growth year-over-year with an operating administrative rate of 5.3%. SoundExchange marks a new milestone, distributing nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the company’s establishment in 2003.

LoMonte and Hamrick on Running the Full-Court Press: How College Athletic Departments Unlawfully Restrict Athletes' Right to Speak to the News Media @FrankLoMonte

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Frank LoMonte, University of Florida, and Virginia Hamrick, First Amendment Foundation, are publishing Running The Full-Court Press: How College Athletic Departments Unlawfully Restrict Athletes’ Rights to Speak to the News Media in volume 99 of the Nebraska Law Review.

Two Salesforce-based Legal Tech Companies Combine, As Practice Management Platform Litify Acquires E-Billing Solution LegalStratus

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Litify , a law firm practice-management technology built on top of the Salesforce.com platform, has acquired another Salesforce-based legal platform, LegalStratus , which provides e-billing and matter management for corporate legal departments and government agencies.

Karen KIDNAPS A Delivery Driver And Calls COPS

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Garon on Dysregulating the Media: Digital Redlining, Privacy Erosion, and the Unintentional Deregulation of American Media @NSULawCollege @GaronDigital

Media Law Prof Blog

Jon Garon, Nova College of Law, has published Dysregulating the Media: Digital Redlining, Privacy Erosion, and the Unintentional Deregulation of American Media at 73 Main L. 45 (2020). Here is the abstract. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Apple have been

Opinion | A Cheerleader's Supreme Court Win for Students' Free Speech - The New York Times

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A Cheerleader Lands an F on Snapchat, but a B+ in Court June 24, 2021 Brandi Levy. Danna Singer/ACLU, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Justin Driver Mr. Driver is a professor of law and an expert in constitutional law and educational law. "In

The American economy is perilously fragile. Concentration of wealth is to blame | Robert Reich | The Guardian

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The American economy is perilously fragile. Concentration of wealth is to blame Robert Reich "The imbalance is more extreme than it’s been in over a century. We need to fix this structural problem before it’s too late ‘Corporations don’t know what to do with all their cash.

Colleges split on coronavirus vaccine mandates - The Washington Post

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Colleges want students to get a coronavirus vaccine. But they’re split on requiring the shots. Lauren Lumpkin Students and staff members at Indiana University in Bloomington and its other campuses will be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. (AJ

Opinion | Is Education No Longer the ‘Great Equalizer’? - The New York Times

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" The SES-achievement gap between the top and bottom SES quartiles (75-25 SES gap) has remained essentially flat at roughly 0.9 standard deviations, a gap roughly equivalent to a difference of three years of learning between the average student in the top and bottom quartiles of the distribution.

Voting Rights Bill Fails To Advance: Schumer Says 'We Will Not Let It Go."

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Fauci Says Undervaccinated States Are Biggest Obstacle to Crushing Covid

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Africa writes back European ideas of African illiteracy are persistent, prejudiced and, as the story of Libyc script shows, entirely wrong

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Africa writes back “European ideas of African illiteracy are persistent, prejudiced and, as the story of Libyc script shows, entirely wrong D Vance Smith 17 June 2021 Four different writing systems have been used in Algeria.

How An Idea Borrowed from Football Is Driving Law Firm Diversity, with Lisa Kirby of Diversity Lab

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New findings show that law firms that piloted the Mansfield Rule have grown the racial and ethnic diversity of their leadership by more than 30 times the rate of other firms.

Taiwan recalls trade officials from Hong Kong over ‘one-China’ clash Hong Kong demanded Taiwanese staff sign commitment to Beijing’s one-China principle in visa renewals

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Taiwan recalls trade officials from Hong Kong over ‘one-China’ clash Hong Kong demanded Taiwanese staff sign commitment to Beijing’s one-China principle in visa renewals Helen Davidson Taiwan’s government maintains it is an independent state which has never been ruled by the Chinese Communist party.

The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling : NPR

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The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling Nina Totenberg Updated June 21, 2021 The March Madness logo is shown on the court during the first half of a men's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Opinion | What Walmart Doesn’t Get About Juneteenth - The New York Times

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You haven’t highlighted anything yet"" When you select text while you’re reading, it'll appear here. What Walmart Doesn’t Get About Juneteenth By Kaitlyn Greenidge The New York Times "Ms.

Growing list of Arizona Republicans have had enough amid 'audit'

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AOC Tells Morning Joe About Manchin's Leaked Call With Billionaire Donors

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Juneteenth Holiday & Critical Race Theory

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How Republican States Are Expanding Their Power Over Elections - The New York Times

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High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S. Production problems and a brief pause on its use kept the one-dose vaccine from becoming the game changer that health officials across the country believed it would be. June 18, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

Derek Chauvin: ex-police who murdered George Floyd to be sentenced Friday Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s defence attorney, has argued for only probation, while prosecutors urged a 30-year prison sentence

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Derek Chauvin: ex-police who murdered George Floyd to be sentenced Friday Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s defence attorney, has argued for only probation, while prosecutors urged a 30-year prison sentence Oliver Laughland Derek Chauvin will be sentenced on Friday for second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd on 25 May 2020.

Michael Eric Dyson: Republicans anger over Gen. Milley’s study of critical race theory proves ‘white rage is boiling in their blood’

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Michael Eric Dyson: Republicans anger over Gen. Milley’s study of critical race theory proves ‘white rage is boiling in their blood

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