Sat.Jan 11, 2020 - Fri.Jan 17, 2020

A Billion Dollars

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/117.

Even More Bad Faith from @RonWyden on Copyright Small Claims Legislation

Music Technology Policy

[This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch ]. Cap on stat. damages in the Copyright Act is $150K. Cap in the #CASEAct is $15K. Cap in Oregon small claims ct is $10K. RonWyden proposes reducing CASEAct stat damages to $750–a 95% reduction. That barely covers fees for bringing the case.

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Ninth Circuit: Press Has Qualified Right of Access To Newly Filed Civil Complaints That Attaches When Complaints Are Filed

Media Law Prof Blog

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the press has a "qualified right of timely access to newly filed civil nonconfidential complaints that attaches when the complaint is filed. However this right does not entitle the press to immediate access to

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Announcing the Winners of the LexBlog Excellence Awards for Outstanding Writing

Media Law

In my role as publisher and editor-in-chief of LexBlog , it is my great honor today to announce the winners of the inaugural LexBlog Excellence Awards, a first-of-its-kind contest designed to honor excellence in the writing of legal blog posts.

House managers deliver articles of impeachment to Senate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Guest Post: Mr. Muzzey Goes to China: How One Composer is Using Detection Services to Get Paid on Unlicensed Music Uses

Music Technology Policy

By Kerry Muzzey. [We’re We’re honored to have Kerry Muzzey back again to tell his story of how one composer is working with music detection services and his US PRO to catch thousands of unlicensed uses in China and elsewhere. Really incredible tale well told. This post was created from a Twitter threat that Kerry posted, follow him @kerrymuzzey]. This is a post for my composer brethren and my copyright friends.

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From the Fourth Estate: Translations Now Available of the Journalism Code of Practice

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Fourth Estate: Translations available of the Journalism Code of Practice Arabic [link] Chinese [link] French [link] German [link] Hindi [link] Spanish [link

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Footage shows two Iranian missiles hit Ukrainian plane

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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The Dopamine Delivery Device: The Android/Fair Use Connection

Music Technology Policy

If you’ve ever seen The Insider starring Russell Crowe, you know the story of Dr. Jeffrey Wygant, the whistleblower’s whistleblower. Dr. Wygant worked for one of the Big Tobacco companies (Brown and Williamson) to help them perfect nicotine addiction. He eventually couldn’t take it anymore and went public with his inside knowledge.

Tushnet on Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes @rtushnet

Media Law Prof Blog

Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School, is publishing Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes in Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet (volume 10, 2019). Here is the abstract. Where everything, including bad behavior, can be found

Reports Say Atrium Letting Go Most Of Its Legal Staff; Had Vowed to ‘Revolutionize Legal Services’

Media Law

With its much-ballyhooed launch in 2017 and its backing by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Twitch founder Justin Kan , Atrium said it would “revolutionize legal services” through its dual-entity model of a law firm and a separate-but-connected entity to provide back-end services and technology. But now there are signs the revolution is at least partially raising a white flag.

Nancy Pelosi announces seven impeachment managers

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Repeal of CDA Section 230?

New Media and Technology Law

In an interview with the editorial board of the New York Times , published today, former Vice President Joe Biden advocated for repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). As readers of this blog may know, the CDA offers service providers protections that underpin the hosting of much of the user-generated content (both good and bad) on the web and social media.

Iowa Legislature Refuses To Grant Blogger Press Credentials

Media Law Prof Blog

The Iowa Legislature has refused press credentials to Laura Belin, who criticizes its policies on her blog, Bleeding Heartland. The AP notes that both Houses of the Legislature, which is controlled by the Republicans, justified the refusal by saying either

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Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off Changes Name to Factor

Media Law

In what it is positioning as a relaunch of the company, Axiom Managed Solutions, one of two companies spun-off last year from alternative legal services provider Axiom , is changing its name to Factor and launching a new website at www.factor.law.

Ethics Complaint Has Been Filed Against McConnell For ‘Contradicting His.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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In Outlining Its 2020 Examination Priorities, SEC Expresses Interest in Alternative Data and Cybersecurity Risks

New Media and Technology Law

On January 7, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its 2020 examination priorities. In doing so, OCIE identified certain areas of technology-related concern, and in particular, on the issue of alternative data and cybersecurity. For a more detailed review of OCIE’s exam priorities, see the Client Alert posted on our firm’s website].

Pedrioli on Whether Incitement Is Easier To Punish on the Internet Than It Is On Television

Media Law Prof Blog

Carlo Pedrioli, Liverpool Hope University, has published Is Incitement on the Internet Easier to Punish than Incitement on Television? A Case Study of the Koran-Burning of Florida Pastor Terry Jones at Free Speech, Privacy and Media: Comparative Perspectives 49 (Russell

New CloudNine Product Makes Child’s Play of Data Collection in Office 365

Media Law

A product coming out today from the e-discovery company CloudNine makes it easy to collect email and attachments from Office 365 email custodians and Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage files.

Resurfaced clip goes viral of Lindsey Graham DEMANDING witnesses in Clin.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Atrium Founder Confirms Layoffs of Legal Staff; Will Focus on Building Services Network for Startups

Media Law

In a blog post today, Atrium founder Justin Kan confirmed the news first reported on this blog yesterday, that the company is letting go most of its legal services staff and that it will now pivot its focus towards “building a professional services network dedicated to founders.”

Opinion | The Senate Must Reject Trump’s Privilege Claim on Witnesses - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"President Trump recently said that should the Senate subpoena senior administrative officials to testify in his impeachment trial, he would invoke executive privilege to block them from appearing.

‘Disaster’: Trump May Face His Nightmare Impeachment Trial With John Rob.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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On Trump Trial, Sen. McConnell Gets Fact-Checked By Six Of His Senate Co.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Shocking New Evidence Rocks Trump Impeachment Before Senate Trial | Rach.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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On Trump Trial, Sen. McConnell Gets Fact-Checked By Six Of His Senate Co.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Injustice on Repeat By Michelle Alexander. From mass incarceration to mass deportation, our nation remains in deep denial.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Injustice on Repeat By Michelle Alexander Jan. 17, 2020, From mass incarceration to mass deportation, our nation remains in deep denial. Protesters in Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death in 2015. Mr. Gray suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Samples on Why the Government Should Not Regulate Content Moderation of Social Media @JohnSamplesCato

Media Law Prof Blog

John Samples, Cato Institute, has published Why the Government Should Not Regulate Content Moderation of Social Media as Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. Here is the abstract. President Trump recently complained that Google searches are biased against Republicans and

Opinion | Take Impeachment Seriously, Senators - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By The Editorial Board, The New York Times The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. "It

Georgia governor nearing decision on allowing refugees into Georgia

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Georgia governor nearing decision on allowing refugees into Georgia “Gov. Brian Kemp is nearing a decision as a key deadline approaches about whether Georgia will accept refugees for resettlement amid enforcement of a more restrictive policy unveiled by the Trump administration. The executive order by President Donald Trump requires state and local governments to provide written consent to the federal government if they want to accept refugees, giving state officials new powers to block them.