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YouTube’s Animal Abuse Videos

Music Technology Policy

If you’ve been following Rep. Ted Deutch’s “Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture” bill co-sponsored with Rep. Vern Buchanan, it may come as a surprise that there is actually such a thing as “animal crush” videos.

Lunney on A Natural Right To Copy

Media Law Prof Blog

Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Texas A&M University School of Law, has published A Natural Right to Copy. Here is the abstract. In this symposium, we gather to celebrate the work of Wendy Gordon. In this essay, I revisit her article

LawNext Special Report: Clio CEO Jack Newton on His Company’s $250 Million Investment

Media Law

Yesterday, the cloud practice management company Clio announced $250 million funding round — one of the largest ever for a legal technology company. Shortly after making the announcement during an event in Clio’s Burnaby, B.C.,

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Sharpie-Gate? President Trump’s Alternate Hurricane Map - The Day That.

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Pandora’s Answer in Wixen v. Pandora (Lyricfind): Can you ever find what you don’t look for?

Music Technology Policy

Remember Wixen Music Publishing sued Pandora over Lyricfind’s purported license for song lyrics. The case is being heard in Los Angeles before District Judge Stephen V. Wilson. (If that name rings a bell, he was the trial judge in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. Grokster.).

Patrick File, How Journalists Make the Meaning of the 1st Amendment @JHistoryJournal @PatrickCFile

Media Law Prof Blog

From the site Journalism History, an essay by Patrick File, University of Nevada, Reno, How Journalists Make the Meaning of the First Amendment

Major #Legaltech News As Clio Gets $250M Investment; Adds Avvo Founder Mark Britton to Board

Media Law

Cloud law practice management company Clio is today announcing a $250 million Series D funding — one of the largest investments ever for a legal technology company and the largest ever for a Canadian company.

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Amid Budget Cuts and Tech Changes, ABA Journal Head Resigns

Media Law

After three years as editor and publisher of the ABA Journal and 18 years as a member of the editorial staff, Molly McDonough is leaving the magazine after the next issue is put to bed on Oct.

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Townley and Lubin on The International Law of Rabble-Rousing @AsafLubin @Yale @yaleisp

Media Law Prof Blog

Hendrick Townley, Yale University, and Asaf Lubin, Yale University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, are publishing The International Law of Rabble-Rousing in volume 45 of the Yale Journal of International law Online. Here is the abstract. Within the

Perel and Elkin-Koren on Separation of Functions for AI: Restraining Speech Regulation By Online Platforms

Media Law Prof Blog

Maayan Perel (Filmar), Netanya Academic College and Niya Elkin-Koren, University of Haifa Faculty of Law, have published Separation of Functions for AI: Restraining Speech Regulation By Online Platforms. Here is the abstract. The Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment

RIP Alli Gerkman, Who Dedicated Herself to Improving the Legal System

Media Law

When Toni Morrison died last month, Alli Gerkman posted this Morrison quote on her Facebook page: “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

Google and YouTube Agree To Pay $170M To FTC, New York, For Collecting Children's Data, Selling Ads

Media Law Prof Blog

Google and Youtube is paying $170 million in penalties, $136M to the Federal Trade Commission and $34M to the state of New York, to settle accusations against the companies that YouTube knowingly collected information about children who visited the platform

LawNext Episode 51: Reynen Court CEO Andrew Klein on Creating the App Store for Law

Media Law

Often called the app store of law, Reynen Court has fast become one of the most talked-about companies in legal technology.

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ALSP Axiom Says It Will Receive Significant Strategic Investment from Private Equity Firm Permira

Media Law

Axiom , one of the world’s largest alternative legal services providers, said today that it has entered into an agreement with private equity firm Permira by which a company backed by Permira funds will take a significant investment in Axiom.

Opinion | Three North Carolina Judges Step In Where the Supreme Court Refuses - The New York Times

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Trump admin reverses course on 'deferred action' plan for sick kids | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" It was just a week ago when the Boston Globe published an article that was almost hard to believe.

Opinion | Putin’s Nightmare: The Ballot Box

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" By Michael Khodarkovsky Sept. 3, 2019 On Sept. 8, Russians will vote in municipal and regional elections, and the authorities are afraid.

Revealed: Georgia Republicans use power of state to suppress minority vote | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Top Georgia Republicans continue to use the power of the state to investigate political rivals, executing a strategy that voting rights activists say is designed to intimidate voting rights organizations and activists serving minority communities.

Opinion | Trump to Miners, Loggers and Drillers: This Land Is Your Land - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"From Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, the Trump administration wants to despoil, not preserve, America’s resources. The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

53 People Died in Mass Shootings in August Alone in the U.S. - The New York Times

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53 People Died in Mass Shootings in August Alone in the U.S. - The New York Times

Bad News For Brand USA: America's Slice Of The Global Tourism Pie Keeps Shrinking

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" These are sobering times for the U.S. tourism industry. While international tourism is growing around the world, America’s slice of the pie has been shrinking. America’s share of the global travel market dropped from 13.7 percent in 2015 to just 11.7 percent in 2018, according to the U.S.

Relaxing With Nature, A Good Way To Spend A Holiday Weekend

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