Sat.Jun 01, 2019 - Fri.Jun 07, 2019

Guest Post by @DMcGonigal: How will the creative industries fare in the new European Parliament?

Music Technology Policy

[We are thrilled to have a guest post by my friend Dominic McGonigal , Chair of the erudite C8 Associates think tank based in London and Brussels.]. The EU elections attracted the biggest turnout for quarter of a century, bucking the trend of declining interest in the EU among European voters. It was spurred by Brexiteers and their national equivalents, matched by internationalists who wanted to show their pro-European credentials.

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Trevor Timm: Journalism Is Under Assault

Media Law Prof Blog

From Medium: Trevor Timm writes about the charges against Julian Assange and the police raid on journalist Bryan Carmody's home, arguing that we are now seeing serious attacks on freedom of the press

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Practice Management Platform Litify Raises $50M in Series A Funding

Media Law

Litify , a law firm practice-management technology built on top of the Salesforce.com platform, has raised Series A funding of $50 million in a round led by Tiger Global Management, the company said this morning.

Impeach Trump. But don’t necessarily try him in the Senate. - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A thoughtful piece far beyond Nancy Pelosi's embarrassing comments reported today in Politic which showed she was lying to the American public all winter and spring. Laurence H.

Guest Post by Stephen Hollis: South Africa Creative Sectors Petition SA President on Copyright Bill

Music Technology Policy

[MTP readers will recall that there is a fierce fight going on in South Africa over a new national copyright amendment that is backed by Big Tech but bitterly opposed by South Africa’s creative sector. South Africa lawyer Stephen Hollis gives us the background and detail. We’re pleased to have the opportunity to post Stephen’s article to bring everyone up to speed. Stephen is a member of the Adams & Adams Entertainment Law Group in Johannesburg.].

Minow on The Changing Ecosystem of News and Challenges for Freedom of the Press @Harvard_Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Martha Minow, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Changing Ecosystem of News and Challenges for Freedom of the Press in the Loyola (New Orleans) Law Review. Here is the abstract. The ecosystem of news has changed beyond the imagination of

10-Year Relationship Between Microsoft and Integreon Underscores Role of LPOs in Legal

Media Law

A major trend in the legal industry has been the growth of alternative legal service providers and, in particular, legal process outsourcing companies.

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The Two Years War: Google’s Polish Footprint Behind Poland’s Lawfare Against Artists over EU Copyright Directive

Music Technology Policy

Poland has the distinction of being the first country to tip Google’s lawfare strategy against the Copyright Directive–sue to have the whole thing overturned by Court of Justice of the European Union, the “ CJEU.”

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Next EAS Test Scheduled for August 7 – Updated ETRS Forms Due July 3

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC on Monday released a Public Notice announcing that its next test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is scheduled for August 7 with a back-up date of August 21 (back-up dates being provided in the event that there are severe weather situations or other emergencies in early August which could increase the potential for public confusion on the originally scheduled date).

LawNext Episode 41: Tom Bruce on 27 Years of Disrupting Legal Information

Media Law

Disruption is a word that gets thrown around easily these days. But the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School truly was a disruptor. Founded in 1992 with the mission of making legal information available to everyone without cost, it was literally the first legal site on the Internet.

Opinion | Kamala Harris Has a Brilliant Idea on Abortion

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Kamala Harris along with Elizabeth Warren are the thinking person's candidates for President. "By By Elise C.

Happy Monday: The MTP SPOTify Chart

Music Technology Policy

Happy Monday–here’s the Spotify chart update. Spotify is in it’s second downside breakout of the consensus trading range ($145-$132). Unless it retraces back over $132, it would appear that the next downside support level is $106 where the stock closed on 12/21/18.

Get All of Your Bots in a Row: 2018 California Bot Disclosure Law Comes Online Soon

New Media and Technology Law

During the 2016 election, certain Russian operatives used fake social media profiles to influence voters and also created bot accounts to add likes to and share posts across the internet. And more recently, in January 2019, the New York Attorney General and Office of the Florida Attorney General announced settlements with certain entities that sold fake social media engagement, such as followers, likes and views.

Casemaker Unveils Major Redesign of Its Legal Research Platform

Media Law

The legal research company Casemaker is today introducing a major redesign of its legal research platform called Casemaker4, with a more modern and responsive design, more intuitive navigation and faster search. The new version is available to all subscribers beginning today.

Slow Drag To Impeachment & Racist Tarrifs

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Maybe Serial Moves of FM Translators to Relocate Them From Rural to Urban Areas are Not So Bad….

Broadcast Law Blog

You may remember a few years ago, the FCC cracked down on “ serial modifications ” of FM translators to move them from rural to more urban areas (see, for instance, the cases about which we wrote here and here ), considering such moves an abuse of process. In a decision released earlier this week , it looks like the FCC’s Audio Division may be backing away from that policy.

Quantum Computing in the News

New Media and Technology Law

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured a substantial article on the growth of quantum computing , and the risks and opportunities it presents. It is a thoughtful article, and a must-read for people interested in the area. We have been working with clients in the area, and identified it as an area of increasing importance in our blog’s 2017 and 2018 year-end reflections on what’s ahead.

Webinar Tomorrow: Why Firms Are Flocking To The Cloud — Security And Simplicity

Media Law

Tomorrow I am moderating a webcast that will look at the advantages the cloud offers law firms, with a focus on security and ease of use. The webinar is hosted by Above the Law and sponsored by Tresorit , the cloud-storage company. Following are full details. Never before have law firms faced greater pressure to protect data security. Regulators require it. Clients demand it.

"ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!" Trump's Ben Carson GOES DOWN IN FLAMES When Gri.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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DOJ Starts Review of BMI and ASCAP Consent Decrees – Exploring the Background of the Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division yesterday announced that it was starting a review of the ASCAP and BMI antitrust consent decrees that govern the United States’ two largest performing rights organizations for musical compositions (referred to as the “musical work”).

learly the recalcitrate and fearful Democrats, even those unfamiliar with Constitutional law a moving away from Pelosi's reactionary position towards impeachment. Facts are starting to even reach the lazy and barely literate.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Clarence Thomas Cited This Author’s Book to Link Abortion to Eugenics. H.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Sudan security forces disperse protestors with gun fire

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Opinion | Will the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court Survive the Census Case? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By Joshua A. Geltzer, www.nytimes.comView OriginalMay 31st, 2019 Last year, the court overlooked the anti-Muslim animus of the travel ban and ruled for the administration. It should not be taken in again.

Joe Biden's past abortion record holds surprises: report. Joe Biden's past opposition to most federal funding for abortion services is more striking than previously recognized, according to an NBC News review of his Senate voting record. Reporter Heidi Przybyla discusses."

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Joe Biden's past opposition to most federal funding for abortion services is more striking than previously recognized, according to an NBC News review of his Senate voting record. Reporter Heidi Przybyla discusses." Joe Biden's past abortion record holds surprises: report

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New polls show Dems beating Trump in key 2020 states. but is it too early?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New polls show Dems beating Trump in key 2020 states. but is it too early

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GOP Pres. Candidate Bill Weld endorses impeachment inquiry

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

GOP Pres. Candidate Bill Weld endorses impeachment inquiry

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'When They See Us' Shows a Case's Impact on U.S. Policy - The Atlantic

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Coverage of violent crime is a staple of American news, yet only a handful of stories capture the attention of the nation. Even fewer go on to inform the trajectory of American legal proceedings. The acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay tackles one of the most significant criminal cases of the 1990s with her miniseries When They See Us, which premiered on Netflix on May 31.

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Trump, the Central Park Five and the Real 'When They See Us' | Time

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump, the Central Park Five and the Real 'When They See Us' | Time

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Donald Trump and the Central Park Five: the racially charged rise of a demagogue | US news | The Guardian. Donald Trump called for the death penalty for these Black teenagers falsely accused of rape and after they served 15 years in jail and DNA exonerated them he said he believed they were still guilty. Given this history, it is revolting that some people hesitate to see Donald Trump impeached for his crimes. Ignorance is rampant in America.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Donald Trump and the Central Park Five: the racially charged rise of a demagogue | US news | The Guardian

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One Bomb. 11 Children Killed. And the Evidence That Implicates the U.S.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

One Bomb. 11 Children Killed. And the Evidence That Implicates the U.S.

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House Democrats could anger voters if Trump’s not impeached. Joy Reid and guests make the obvious argument for impeachment and destroy Nancy Pelosi's hypocritical, phony stance. This is great.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

House Democrats could anger voters if Trump’s not impeached

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