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New Bots From DoNotPay Includes One That Lets You Sue In Any Small Claims Court At The Press Of A Button

Media Law

DoNotPay , the company that created a chat bot to automatically appeal parking tickets, is today launching a series of legal and consumer-protection bots that includes one that will enable individuals to file an action in any small claims court in the United States.

Leistner on Copyright Law on the Internet in Need of Reform

Media Law Prof Blog

Matthias Leistner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, has published Copyright Law on the Internet in Need of Reform: Hyperlinks, Online Platforms and Aggregators at 2017 JIPLP 136 (2018). Here is the abstract. This paper concerns the question whether a revision

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Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

“Sick of my money funding crap.” A Fan’s Tweet. Subscription services are one of the few secular trends in the current economy that is not yet reactive to trade wars or interest rates. Subscription services are found in many areas of the economy, but music drives some of the big ones like Spotify, Amazon and Apple. But when fans find out that their money gets paid for music they never listen to performed by artists they would never listen to, it may give cord cutting a whole new meaning.

Women Don’t Think Alike. Why Do We Think They Do? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By Susan Chira Ms. Chira is a senior correspondent and editor on gender issues for The New York Times. What are those women thinking?

LawNext Episode 14: DoNotPay Founder Joshua Browder On Replacing Lawyers with Bots

Media Law

At just 17 years old, Joshua Browder made international news when he created DoNotPay , a chatbot that helped appeal parking tickets, reportedly saving motorists in the U.S. and UK some $16 million. Now 21, he has just released a series of apps designed to help consumers solve common legal problems without the help of a lawyer — including one to file small claims lawsuits in any U.S. jurisdiction.

New York Magazine Takes a Look at Egypt's Prohibitions on "Fake News"

Media Law Prof Blog

In New York magazine, a discussion of Egyptian laws that forbid "fake news," and how the government uses them to tamp down dissent and criticism. Notes the magazine, "Under the Egyptian legislation, social-media accounts and blogs with over 5,000 followers

Common Software Licensing Language at Issue in IP Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Licensors of software typically utilize software license agreements providing for their ownership of the licensed software and related IP, as well as restrictions barring licensees from reverse engineering the code at issue. The scope of protection, of course, depends on the final language of the licensing agreement and disputes can arise when licensees decide to develop similar software in-house, or with a third party. Indeed, a recent case, Ford Motor Co. Versata Software Inc. , 15-10628 (E.D.

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LawNext Episode 13: Building Trust Through Blogs – A Conversation with LexBlog Founder Kevin O’Keefe

Media Law

Kevin O’Keefe believes that lawyers get their best work from relationships and a strong word-of-mouth reputation, and that blogging is the perfect way to build relationships and reputation. In 2003, he founded LexBlog , a company devoted to helping lawyers and law firms launch their own blogs. Today, LexBlog has grown to a network of nearly 20,000 legal professionals worldwide blogging on the platform.

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Another FCC Broadcast Case Designated for Hearing – With Much Different Stakes

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday, the FCC issued a hearing designation order – though one with much lower stakes than the last designation order issued by the FCC which seemingly resulted in the termination of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger. Yesterday’s order was at almost the opposite end of the spectrum from a massive merger of TV companies – the upcoming hearing will determine whether to revoke the license of a Low Power FM station.

A Big Thanks to the First Sponsor of My LawNext Podcast

Media Law

Excuse this commercial interruption, but I wanted to acknowledge and extend a huge thank you to MyCase , the practice management company, for becoming the first sponsor of my recently launched podcast LawNext. Starting LawNext was somewhat of an experiment for me. As I explained in a recent post , I had been podcasting for 13 years as cohost of Lawyer2Lawyer on the Legal Talk Network.

A Momentous Week Shows that the Cloud Has Come of Age

Media Law

Last week was a perfect storm of breaking news in the world of cloud-based practice management software. It was a week that saw the acquisition by Tabs3 Software of CosmoLex , the appointment by PracticePanther of a new CEO , and the acquisition by Clio of CRM platform Lexicata , all bookended by Clio’s 10th anniversary on Monday and its Clio Cloud Conference on Thursday and Friday.

Georgia Election 2018: 53,000 voter registrations put on hold

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"More than 53,000 voter registration applications are on hold in Georgia because of a state law requiring verification of voters’ information.

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FBI chief says 'usual process' followed in Kavanaugh probe

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray on Wednesday defended the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying the work was limited in scope and that the “usual process” was followed by his agents.

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Where Do We Go from Here? How do we keep struggling in the face of defeat?

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Hillary Clinton says Democrats can't be civil right now

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Race and Racism in Colombia: My Experience in Cartagena

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Brazilian Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Happy Indigenous People's Day Hugh Masekela - Colonial Man

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“They Did Not Care”: How the GOP Dismissed Assault Accusations & Confirm.

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Carol Anderson - “One Person, No Vote” & The Impact of Voter Suppression.

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New climate change report issues stark warning

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Opinion | A Last Hope for Truth in a Mass Lynching - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A federal appeals court should release records of a grand jury that held no one responsible for a 1946 Georgia horror.

A Year of Reckoning - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are working on a book about the Harvey Weinstein investigation and the ensuing cultural shift. One year ago, on Oct.

When the Supreme Court Lurches Right - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This is exactly what I have been saying what has happened and will happen in my three videos discussing the Kavanaugh nomination on my Armwood Opinion Youtube channel.

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters bang on the doors of the Supreme Court

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F.B.I. Review of Kavanaugh Was Limited From the Start - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By Michael D. Shear, Michael S. Schmidt and Adam Goldman Oct. 5, 2018 WASHINGTON — An exasperated President Trump picked up the phone to call the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, last Sunday. Tell the F.B.I.

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FCC Proposes Lessened Interference Protections for Class A “Clear Channel” AM Stations – What Does This Proposal Mean for AM Revitalization?

Broadcast Law Blog

Late last week, the FCC issued a “ Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ” in its AM Revitalization Proceeding. The FCC has been taking steps over the last several years to attempt to restore AM radio to health.

Kavanaugh vote will drive political backlash if history is guide

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Kavanaugh vote will drive political backlash if history is guide

Joe Scarborough: You have 30 days to get out the vote

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Joe Scarborough: You have 30 days to get out the vote

Brett Kavanaugh nomination process an ethical disappointment for many

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Brett Kavanaugh nomination process an ethical disappointment for many

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