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Startup’s New Messaging App for Lawyers Offers Security and Storage

Media Law

A Chicago-area startup founded by a lawyer who was concerned about his inability to securely message with colleagues and clients today launched a secure messaging app for iOS and Android that is designed to meet the security needs of legal professionals.

@Europarl_EN Explains Article 13 and Google’s Fake “Lobbying”

Music Technology Policy

This week the European Parliament issued a scathing rejection of Google and Facebook’s massive lobbying campaign against Members of the European Parliament over what’s often called “Article 13”, or the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Article 13 is the first meaningful attempt to reverse the European safe harbor income transfer and close the value gap. . Yet Article 13 is a crucial step toward restoring creator rights both in and outside Europe.

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Penney and Citron on When Law Frees Us To Speak @oiioxford @daniellecitron

Media Law Prof Blog

Jon Penney, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, and Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland School of Law, are publishing When Law Frees Us to Speak in the Fordham Law Review. Here is the abstract. A central aim of online

Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"HOUSTON — The Trump administration most likely separated thousands more children from their parents at the Southern border than was previously believed, according to a report by government inspectors released on Thursday.

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Thomson Reuters, Long A Mainstay At ABA TECHSHOW, Withdraws As Exhibitor

Media Law

For as long as I can remember in attending the American Bar Association’s annual TECHSHOW conference, one constant has persisted: the prominent presence in the exhibit hall of Thomson Reuters or its predecessor West Publishing Company. This year, that will change. When TECHSHOW opens Feb. 27 in Chicago, Thomson Reuters will not be among the exhibitors. Thomson Reuters confirmed this week that it will not exhibit at TECHSHOW this year. Last year, it spent $137,000 to exhibit at TECHSHOW.

MTP Podcast: Why Artists Should Care About Data Center Lobbying

Music Technology Policy

Are Data Centers The New Cornhusker Kickback and the Facebook Fakeout? The Mother’s Milk of Algorithms: Google Expands Its Data Center Lobbying Footprint in Minnesota–Home to Senator Amy Klobuchar. What’s Up With @SenSasse’s Vicious Little Amendment on pre-72? Here Comes the Shiv: Sen. Sasse to Move to Strike the CLASSICS Act and Screw Pre-72 Artists. Carbon Clouds: Should Artists Ask Why Aren’t Google, Amazon and Facebook in the Green New Deal? Greenpeace “Dirty Data” research.

Craig on The End of Innocence: Open Justice, Free Speech[,] and Privacy in the Modern Constitution @RobertCraig3

Media Law Prof Blog

Robert Craig, London School of Economics & Political Science, has published The End of Innocence: Open Justice, Free Speech and Privacy in the Modern Constitution – Khuja (Formerly PNM) V Times Newspapers Limited at 82 Modern Law Review 129 (2019

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LawNext Episode 25: Using AI to Enhance Virtual Receptionists, with Smith.ai

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?. What do you get if you combine a virtual receptionist service with artificial intelligence? Spoiler alert: The answer is not robots answering the phone. Rather, the folks at Smith.ai say the combination results in a superior receptionist service for both live calls and website chat. By incorporating AI, they say, their service continually gets smarter as it comes to know your practice and your clients. On this episode of LawNext, I speak with Smith.ai’s

The Mother’s Milk of Algorithms: Google Expands Its Data Center Lobbying Footprint in Minnesota–Home to Senator Amy Klobuchar

Music Technology Policy

Data profiling requires a lot of computing power. Really a whole bunch. When you’re talking that much electricity, you’re talking government. When you’re talking government, you’re talking lobbying. And in this case, looking at the political landscape from the data center point of view might explain a whole lot of oddball results.

Carroll on Platforms and the Fall of the Fourth Estate @GeorgetownLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Erin Carroll, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Platforms and the Fall of the Fourth Estate: Looking Beyond the First Amendment to Protect Watchdog Journalism. Here is the abstract. Journalists see the First Amendment as an amulet, and with good

Rudy Guiliani says, 'I have never said there was no collusion' between Trump campaign and Russia - The Washington Post. HaHa, Here We go. LOL

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Rudy Guiliani says, 'I have never said there was no collusion' between Trump campaign and Russia - The Washington Post

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Here’s the Recording of My Guest Spot on the final episode of ‘This Week in Law’

Media Law

I had the great pleasure to be a guest last week on the final episode of This Week in Law , the video podcast that Denise Howell has hosted for 12 years, most recently with cohosts Stefan Szpajda and Matt Curtis. If you missed the live broadcast, the recording is now available to view.

Government Shutdown Delays Start of Webcasting Royalty Proceeding

Broadcast Law Blog

In our summary of January regulatory issues for broadcasters , we suggested that the Copyright Royalty Board this month might start WEB V , the next proceeding to determine the rates that Internet radio stations and other webcasters pay to SoundExchange for the noninteractive public performance of sound recordings. The current royalties (see our initial article on the decision setting current royalties here , and one that provided more details here ) expire at the end of 2020.

Adler on Art's First Amendment Status @nyulaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, has published Art's First Amendment Status: A Cultural History of The Masses in volume 50 of the Arizona State Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. This Article explores a little-known chapter

What are the five main claims about Donald Trump and his team from the alleged Russian dossier?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It is time for us to revisit the allegations made in the Russian Dossier. The claims made seem even more credible than they did initially and they were believable then. "At

Legalweek Preview: Diversity in Legal in the Wake of #MeToo

Media Law

Diversity has long been widely discussed in the legal industry. In the past year, however, new questions have been raised about equality in the profession, driven by prominent movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. Even as stories continue to pour out of Hollywood and elsewhere, the legal industry is confronting difficult questions about whether women in law firms, or in the legal profession in general, receive equal representation and treatment.

Whittington on Academic Freedom and the Scope of Protections for Extramural Speech @kewhittington

Media Law Prof Blog

Keith E. Whittington, Princeton University Department of Political Science, is publishing Academic Freedom and the Scope of Protections for Extramural Speech in Academe. Here is the abstract. Advocates for faculty have long argued that "extramural speech" - off-campus speech by

Linford on Truth in Music Advertising Post Tam @LinfordInfo

Media Law Prof Blog

Jake Linford, Florida State University College of Law, is publishing 'Tell the Truth': Truth in Music Advertising Post Tam in the Oxford Handbook of Music Law and Policy (forthcoming). Here is the abstract. There are two morals in David Bowie’s

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Oliphant, Pinghua, and Chen on The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives @KenOliphant @Brill_Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Ken Oliphant, University of Bristol Law School, Zhang Pinghua, Yantai University Law School, and Chen Lei, City University of Hong Kong, Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law, are publishing The Legal Protection of Personality Rights: Chinese and European Perspectives in

Bob Woodward To Receive PEN Literary Award

Media Law Prof Blog

Journalist Bob Woodward will receive the 2019 Literary Service Award at PEN America's Literary Gala on May 21, 2019. More here

SAGlobal to Acquire LexisOne, Combine with Legal360, Merging Practice Management and CRM

Media Law

SAGlobal will acquire the LexisOne cloud-based practice management application from LexisNexis, according to an agreement the two companies planned to announce tomorrow. SAGlobal had notified me of the news earlier today on the condition that I agree to an embargo and not publish it until tomorrow morning. Since then, however, Legal IT Insider broke the story.

InCloudCounsel Crosses the Pond, Opens London Office to Serve UK and EU Market

Media Law

InCloudCounsel , a U.S. company that provides corporations and law firms with freelance attorneys to handle routine legal work, is today announcing its expansion into Europe with the opening of an office in London to serve the UK and European legal markets. Leading the office and the company’s expansion there is Bridget K. Deiters , a London-based managing director at InCloudCounsel.

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Border Wall: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I.

Opinion | I’m a Dreamer and a Rhodes Scholar. Where Do I Belong? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A person shouldn’t have to be a “genius” or “economically productive” to have access to equal opportunity." By Jin Park "In November, I became the first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiary to win the Rhodes scholarship. The news was bittersweet.

Rep. Steve King's racism begins to catch up with him among GOP

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Steve King's racism begins to catch up with him among GOP

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The government shutdown is affecting food safety inspections

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The government shutdown is affecting food safety inspections

Law scholar weighs in on Trump as Russian asset

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Law scholar weighs in on Trump as Russian asset

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