Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

2019 – Off to a great start!

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.

Spotify Can’t Find Songwriters Performing at Spotify High Roller Party in Cancun

Music Technology Policy

Ah, Cancun, where the elite meet and the US Consulate is located next to the jail, convenient and useful for the Tech Bros. But faster than bros can launch Tinder for some Spanish lessons, Spotify commits another faux pas.

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Goldman on An Overview of the U.S.'s Section 230 Internet Immunity @ericgoldman

Media Law Prof Blog

Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, is publishing An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity in The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (Giancarlo Frosio, ed.) Forthcoming). Here is the abstract. 47 U.S.C. §

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Digital Marketing: Interview with Lawyer/Marketer Seth Price

Media Law

Well maybe not everything , but I recently sat down with Seth Price for a wide-ranging conversation about digital marketing for law firms. Seth comes at this from the perspective of a lawyer who learned to market his own firm and then decided to apply that learning to other firms.

Barbara Lee’s advice for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and the other new women of color in Congress. “You have to break through all of that sexism and racism. You have to really confront that all of the time.”

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Barbara Lee’s advice for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and the other new women of color in Congress.

@GTP_Updates Demonstrates Google’s European Influence Campaign

Music Technology Policy

@artistrights tweeted in reaction to the stalled Article 13 legislation in Europe “American multinational corporations impose their commercial imperialism over their vassal states. Not the Europe we love.” ” There probably has never been as revealing an insight into Google’s short, loathsome and treacherous lifespan as the Article 13 legislative process in the European Parliament.

FCC May Hold January Open Meeting By Conference Call, Without the “Meat”

Broadcast Law Blog

The government shutdown continues to create a confusing situation for government agencies faced with statutory obligations that are difficult to honor without a working federal bureaucracy. The FCC by law is required to hold a monthly public meeting but, when the bulk of its employees are furloughed, it is difficult to meaningfully adhere to that obligation.

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MLK Warned Us of the Well-Intentioned Liberal | The Nation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"For the first time since Congress passed legislation to make the third Monday of January a national holiday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

Our God Is Marching On! Oration by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music Technology Policy

March 25, 1965 at the conclusion of three marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama from the steps of the Alabama State Capitol, near the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church from which MLK launched the Montgomery bus boycott.

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Actual Injury Not Needed to Be an “Aggrieved” Party under Biometric Privacy Law

New Media and Technology Law

In a long-awaited decision, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its ruling in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. 2019 IL 123186 (Ill. 25, 2019), on whether a person “aggrieved” by a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) must allege some actual injury or harm beyond a procedural violation to have standing to bring an action under the statute.

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Summary and Analysis: Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery Challenge Survey

Media Law

Chinese scientist who created 2 gene-edited babies fired by university

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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When it Comes to DC Lobbying, Google Outspends Big Tech Cohort–and the Peoples Republic of China

Music Technology Policy

As Susan Crawford tells us : I was brought up and trained in the Internet Age by people who really believed that nation states were on the verge of crumbling…and we could geek around it. We could avoid it. These people were irrelevant. It’s rather stark when you see it.

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Update:  Call for Petitions to Participate in WEB V Proceeding on Webcasting Royalties for 2021-2025 Published in Federal Register: Petitions to Participate Due February 4

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, we noted that the Copyright Royalty Board had a notice on its website saying that, because of the government shutdown, it could not publish its notice soliciting petitions to participate in WEB V, the case to set webcasting royalties paid to SoundExchange by noninteractive webcasters (including broadcasters who simulcast their programming on the Internet) for the period 2021-2025 because of the government shutdown.

Wordcloud of #Legalweek19 Agenda Reveals the Show’s Dominant Themes

Media Law

Every year, the folks at the legal marketing and public relations firm InsideLegal analyze the agenda of the Legalweek/Legaltech conference and create a wordcloud revealing the show’s major and not-so-major themes.

Twins get 'mystifying' DNA ancestry test results (Marketplace)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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The MTP Podcast: When is a Pledge Not a Pledge? The PledgeMusic crisis

Music Technology Policy

Chris Castle discusses the current crisis with PledgeMusic payments. PledgeMusic: Once a Crowdfunding Haven For Artists, Now Owes them Thousands of Dollars–Billboard www.billboard.com/articles/busines…ds-late-payments. Digital Aggregator Deals: Is the New Boss Worse Then the Old Boss? musictechpolicy.com/2012/02/01/read…n-the-old-boss/. What is the Difference Between Dischargeable and Nondischargeable Debts in Bankruptcy? . www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia…ts-bankruptcy.html.

As Super Bowl Approaches, Advertisers Should Be Aware of The NFL’s Efforts to Protect Its Golden Goose – 2019 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions

Broadcast Law Blog

For several years, we have posted guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly allude to the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL. It’s that time of year again, so here is an updated version of our prior posts. The Super Bowl means big bucks.

Casepoint Says It Will Roll Out A ‘Transformative Upgrade’ To Its Cloud E-Discovery Software at #Legalweek19

Media Law

Mexicans admit they're racist — if only we could | TheHill

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Mexicans admit they're racist — if only we could Stop the presses! There is racism in Mexico! Ten percent of Mexico is “gachupine” (gah-choo-pee-neh), which is loosely translated as “white” — an Aztec word meaning "a man wearing shoes with pins," or spurs.

Guy Forsyth is a Good Reason to Live in Austin

Music Technology Policy

The line ain’t never busy… Uncategorized Guy Forsyth Nevada Newman

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Another Whopper Legaltech Investment: $83 Million in E-Discovery Company DISCO

Media Law

It seemed like it would be tough to top 2018, which was a banner year for investments in legal technology, with the total hitting $1 billion. But then, two weeks ago, came news of a $200 million strategic investment in Houston-based Onit , and now comes news of another major investment in a legal technology company_ $83 million in DISCO , an e-discovery company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Today’s announcement brings the total amount raised by DISCO to $135 million.

Must-read @GTP_updates study of Google sickos corrupting kids, competes with Joe Camel

Music Technology Policy

Artist Rights Watch. Must-read @GTP_updates study of Google sickos corrupting kids, competes with Joe Camel: "Sidestepping school authorities, Google directly enlisted teachers to promote their products in the classroom, securing a valuable, lifetime supply of student data" [link]. Editor Baker (@MusicTechPolicy) January 16, 2019. Read the study here. Google’s Tracking Toy Patent. Who do you think these logos are designed to appeal to? View original post

Impeach Trump Now - The Atlantic

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"O n January 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

The Slice: MLK in Berlin. Martin Luther King discusses the evil of building walls to divide people.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Martin Luther King discusses the evil of building walls to divide people

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Too black for Brazil | Guardian Docs

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Chris Cuomo RIPS Trump's CRAZY Reaction After Mueller Calling Buzzfeed B.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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#Legalweek19 Preview: How Technology Is Transforming Legal Practice

Media Law

If you are reading this blog, then I don’t have to tell you: Little has more dramatically changed the practice of law than technology. For better or for worse, the technological advances of the past decade have irrevocably changed the legal industry and forever transformed the way we practice law. This is one in a series of posts previewing the upcoming Legalweek/Legaltech conference, Jan. 28-31 in New York.

Join Me For A #Legalweek19 Pre-Event: ‘How To Build A Better Tech Show’

Media Law

On Tuesday next week, the combined Legalweek/Legaltech kicks off in New York, one of the world’s largest conferences devoted to legal technology and the business of law. But on Monday night, a pre-conference program will consider, “How To Build A Better Tech Show.”

Chris Hayes on race, retribution, and privilege in America

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Chris Hayes on race, retribution, and privilege in America

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Nathan Phillips, Native American man harassed by high schoolers, tells his story

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Nathan Phillips, Native American man harassed by high schoolers, tells his story

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Opinion | Kamala Harris, Progressive Prosecutor - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A civil rights advocate, taking issue with an Op-Ed article, defends the senator’s record. To the Editor: Re Lara Bazelon’s Op-Ed article about Senator Kamala Harris’s prosecutorial record (nytimes.com, Jan. 17): As a civil rights and racial justice and juvenile justice advocate in the Bay Area for more than 20 years, I would like to shed some light on Senator Kamala Harris’s record as a progressive prosecutor.