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Myanmar Frees Two Reuters Journalists Sentenced Under Official Secrets Act

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The government of Myanmar has released two reporters who had been convicted under the Official Secrets Act. The journalists, who work for Reuters, had been investigating a 2017 massacre of Rohingya villagers, part of what the U.N. calls a genocide

The Future of What Podcast: Article 13’s Potential Impact on the Music Industry

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Portia Sabin discusses the European Copyright Directive and the process that got the legislation passed in the European Parliament with Helen Smith of Impala, Crispin Hunt of Ivor Academy and Chris Castle. Article 13 Future of What chris castle Crispin Hunt European Copyright Directive Helen Smith

Tali to Close Down; Pioneered Voice-Enabled Time Tracking for Lawyers

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Tali , a product that allows lawyers to track their time through voice commands using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, is shutting down, effective June 30. The company notified customers by email of the news this morning. Customers will have until the end of June to download any data that have stored with Tali. Monthly subscribers can continue to use the product through the end of June at no cost. Annual subscribers will be issued refunds.

Bob Woodward: I think we have a governing crisis

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BBC Fires Host Who Tweeted "Royal Baby" Image

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The BBC has fired radio host Danny Baker for tweeting an image of a couple (presumably meant to be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) with a chimpanzee in a bowler, along with the caption, "Royal baby leaves hospital."

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Austin Panel on The Pledge Music Crowdfunding Debacle

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You may have read Iain Baker of Jesus Jones story of the band’s encounter with Pledge that we posted here and hear. You’ve probably heard the news that PledgeMusic is bankrupt as reported in Hypebot : UK based corporate advisory FRP will be nominated to administer a court directed sale of all assets, which would be used to pay artists, merchant bank Sword, Rowe & Company and other creditors.

LawNext Episode 38: EY’s Purchase of Pangea3, with Pangea3’s Joe Borstein and Ed Sohn

Media Law

A tremor rolled through the legal industry recently when Thomson Reuters announced that it had sold its managed services business , Pangea3, to global Big Four professional services firm Ernst & Young, a sign of Ernst & Young’s increasing expansion into legal services. On the latest episode of LawNext , I speak with two of the leaders of Pangea3, Joe Borstein, global director at Pangea3, and Ed Sohn, vice president of product and partner management there.

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FCC Adopts New Rules on FM Translator Interference – With Some Changes

Broadcast Law Blog

At its open meeting yesterday, the FCC largely adopted the draft order on changes to its processes for resolving complaints about interference from FM translators to existing FM stations. Its final Report and Order adopting the new rules was released after the meeting yesterday.

20 Questions for New Artists Sidebar: The Importance of Metadata

Music Technology Policy

[For the next few weeks, we’re going to post updated sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” that Amy Mitchell and I wrote a few years ago which has been posted various places. This doesn’t constitute legal advice, or any intent to form the attorney-client relationship. (If

Shouldn’t Judges Be Subject To The Duty of Technology Competence?

Media Law

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have probably noticed that I have closely followed the evolution of the duty of technology competence for lawyers, frequently writing about it and even devoting a page to tracking states’ adoption of the duty. The duty is derived from the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and specifically from Model Rule 1.1,

Constitutional Crisis

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FCC Seeks Comments on Univision Request to Exceed 50% Foreign Ownership

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC this week released a Public Notice soliciting comments on the request of Univision, which owns US radio and TV stations, to have foreign ownership that exceeds 50%. As we wrote here , the FCC previously permitted foreign ownership of up to 49% of the company. With a restructuring of its investors, the company is now seeking permission for foreign investors to own up to 70% of the company.

20 Questions for New Artists Part 3: Insurance/Legal Names/DOB and Nationality

Music Technology Policy

For the next few weeks, we’re going to post sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. This doesn’t constitute legal advice, or any intent to form the attorney-client relationship. Chris, Amy and others will also be publishing occasional excerpts from the “Artist Glossary of Industry Terms” as a companion guide. Insurance.

Neota Logic and LawGeex Partner to Address an Issue in Contract Negotiation

Media Law

I have only read the press release, not seen it in action, but this sounds interesting: Neota Logic , developer of an AI automation platform, and LawGeex , an AI contract review platform, have partnered to automate a step in contract negotiations. As described in the release, the integration works when a counterparty insists on using its terms for contract types such as confidentiality and services agreements.

President Donald Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report,

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FCC to Hold Public Forum on ENT Captioning of Live TV Programming Tomorrow, May 10

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC tomorrow will hold a public forum on Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) of captioning live TV programming tomorrow from 1 PM to 4:45 PM Eastern Time (see the agenda here ). The forum will be available for viewing online (go to the FCC webpage here for information about connecting).

NYT: Tax documents show Trump lost more than $1B in a decade

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WATCH: Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to impeach Trump

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Elizabeth Warren: We Need To Impeach President Donald Trump Now | All In.

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Sandra Bland's own video surfaces from 2015 traffic stop. America, America, America.

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Former Fed Prosecutors: Donald Trump Would Have Been Indicted If He Wasn.

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The Occupation is a Crime of Aggression: Gazans React After 25 Palestini.

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'Almost every household has someone that has died from cancer' | US news | The Guardian

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Almost every household has someone that has died from cancer' | US news | The Guardian

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“It Is About Time”: Rep. Ilhan Omar on Supporting Impeachment of Trump &.

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New rules in S Korea for mixed marriages

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Trump administration denies special help to Venezuelans seeking asylum | World news | The Guardian

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Trump administration denies special help to Venezuelans seeking asylum | World news | The Guardian

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Trump VERY WORRIED after Joy Reid and Deutsch indicates how End the Era.

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Mueller Insider: He Will Reveal Trump’s Criminal Obstruction | The Beat.

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May Day Week & William Barr

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Mueller Insider: He will reveal Trump’s criminal obstruction

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Mueller Insider: He will reveal Trump’s criminal obstruction

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Cheetah Will Be Back Online Tomorrow, Wolters Kluwer Says

Media Law

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory says its Cheetah legal research platform will be back online on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. However, some content updates may be delayed and certain features will not be immediately available, the company says. As I reported here and here , Wolters Kluwer was forced Monday to take a number of its platforms and applications offline after discovering malware in its systems.

As Wolters Kluwer Battles Malware, Its Cheetah Research Platform Remains Down

Media Law

As I reported here yesterday , Wolters Kluwer was forced to take a number of its platforms and applications offline after discovering malware in its systems. Since then, the company has been able to restore services to a number of applications and platforms, a spokesperson told me. However, while it is making progress, several services remain offline, including its legal research platform Cheetah.

Wolters Kluwer Takes Applications Offline After Malware Attack

Media Law

Legal and business publisher Wolters Kluwer says it has discovered malware in a number of its platforms and applications and has taken them offline in order to reduce the malware’s impact. It has found no evidence that customer data was compromised or that the malware has spread through its systems to any customers, it says. Following is the statement released by Wolters Kluwer: On Monday May 6, we started seeing technical anomalies in a number of our platforms and applications.

Litera Microsystems Is Sold to Hg Private Equity Group

Media Law

Three years after acquiring document technology company Litera and then investing $100 million into creating the portfolio company Litera Microsystems , the investment firm K1 Investment Management has sold the company to Hg Capital Trust Plc. During its ownership, K1 says, Litera tripled its revenue to become one of the world’s leading providers of end-to-end document management software.