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Music Rights for a Live Show – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Ben has a question about music rights for a live show he's planning… Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer common entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Trump Lawyer Charles Harder’s Partner Quits: "I Found Myself Increasingly Uncomfortable"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Media client concerns about the firm's docket contributed to Douglas Mirell's decision to leave. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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ROSS Unveils EVA, A Free AI Tool To Analyze Briefs, Check Cites and Find Similar Cases

Media Law

The folks at ROSS Intelligence are sometimes secretive about their artificial intelligence-based legal research platform, limiting access to and even demonstrations of the platform to paying customers. The rest of us have been left to wonder what all the buzz is about, and we’ve been wondering all the more since October, when ROSS announced an […].

Robinson on Libel By the Numbers: The Use of Public Opinion Polls in Defamation Lawsuits @UofSC

Media Law Prof Blog

Eric P. Robinson, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, has published Libel By the Numbers: The Use of Opinion Polls in Defamation Lawsuits at 51 First Amendment Studies 62 (2018). Here is the abstract. After a

Congressional Database Obsession: The Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act is Quietly Adding Cosponsors

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers will recall the many, many attempts at producing a real-time global rights database (and expensive failures). When Rep. Sensenbrenner introduced the Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act last year, we roundly criticized the bill as an 11th Century solution to a 21st Century problem, the Domesday Book meets a unicorn. But the bill was roundly cheered by the MIC Coalition, which includes the National Association of Broadcasters.

Jim Carrey Clear of Lawsuits Over Former Girlfriend's Death

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Cathriona White died from a drug overdose in 2015. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Jim Carrey

Case.one Announces Its Own Alexa Integration for Voice Controls

Media Law

I’ve written on this blog about Tali, a productivity assistant that allows lawyers and other professionals to track time using voice commands through the Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device, and also about Workspace Assistant, a tool from Thomson Reuters Elite that similarly allows lawyers to perform time management functions via Alexa-enabled devices. Now comes another Alexa integration for lawyers. Today, […].

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George Soros Reportedly Turns on Google and Facebook

Music Technology Policy

In a curious turnaround, Quartz reports that George Soros in a speech at Davos identified the “monolithic power” of Google and Facebook as threats to democracy as we know it. Considering that Soros typically puts his vast wealth behind his view of the world, this could get interesting. Here’s the nub of what Quartz reports he said: Facebook and Google effectively control over half of all internet advertising revenue.

Chuck Norris Hits CBS, Sony With $30M Suit Over 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Profits

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor says he hasn't been paid a penny of the show's SVOD revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Chuck Norris

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Exclusive First Look: Ravel Law’s Integration with Lexis Advance

Media Law

Daniel Lewis was just in his second year at Stanford Law School when he had an idea for a different way to do legal research, as I recounted in this 2014 ABA Journal article. His idea was to display search results visually, along a cluster map that shows the relationships among cases and their relative […]. The post Exclusive First Look: Ravel Law’s Integration with Lexis Advance appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Harvard Lexis Advance LexisNexis Ravel Law

Fishman on Honest Copying Practices @jpfishman @vanderbiltlaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Joseph Fishman, Vanderbilt Law School, is publishing Honest Copying Practices in volume 93 of Notre Dame Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. One of intellectual property theory’s operating assumptions is that creating is hard while copying is easy.

EU Songwriters Say Show Me the Plan on Music Modernization Act–and then there’s the budget — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

There is considerable detail in the Music Modernization Act about the new collective with two major exceptions: No one is tasked with creating a business plan for the collective’s operation as the European Composers & Songwriters Alliance officers note in their letter to Rep. Collins. Neither is there any hint at what the initial operating budget would be or what it would cover. Does Congress have to vote on it to find out what it is? I would add–show me the budget.

Harvey Weinstein Argues He Didn't Commit Sex Trafficking Because No One Was Paid

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In defending a lawsuit, the embattled movie mogul also points to the purported difference between a "sexual act" and "sexual contact," while the Weinstein Company contends that British actress Kadian Noble has failed to show a "venture." read more. THR, Esq.

Zero Uses AI to Mine Billable Time from Email: Interview with Its CMO

Media Law

Zero is an iPhone app designed for attorneys that applies artificial intelligence to email to automatically capture billable time, sort emails by importance, and predictively file and organize emails within your document management system, It can be used as your primary email client or in parallel with your preferred client. I had not heard of […]. The post Zero Uses AI to Mine Billable Time from Email: Interview with Its CMO appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Trump’s Volk und Vaterland - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

“This, in fact, is our new American moment,” President Trump declared in his State of the Union speech. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.” But which American Dream?

EU Composer & Songwriters Alliance Questions “Serious Problems” With Music Modernization Act — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

The European Composer & Songwriters Alliance joins the Songwriters Guild of America in questioning “serious problems” in the Music Modernization Act. via EU Composer & Songwriters Alliance Questions “Serious Problems” With Music Modernization Act — Artist Rights Watch. irespectmusic campaign Music Modernization Act European Composer & Songwriters Alliance

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Andrea Tantaros Claims Female Fox News Employees Were Secretly Recorded Disrobing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The former co-host of The Five is now representing herself in an amended lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

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Robot Fight: Casetext’s CARA vs. ROSS’s EVA

Media Law

On Monday, I blogged about the launch by ROSS Intelligence, the AI-based legal research platform, of EVA, a free product that analyzes briefs and performs various functions, including determining whether the cases they cite are still good law. After hearing about EVA, the folks at Casetext — who have their own brief analyzer, CARA — challenged ROSS […]. The post Robot Fight: Casetext’s CARA vs. ROSS’s EVA appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Did Trump Try to Obstruct the Obstruction of Justice Investigation?: A C.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Will Facebook’s Recent Announcement of Changes to News Feed Affect Legal Immunities for User Content?

New Media and Technology Law

Facebook recently announced that it would make changes to its news feed to prioritize content that users share and discuss and material from “reputable publishers.” These changes are part of what Mark Zuckerberg says is a refocusing of Facebook from “ helping [users] find relevant content to helping [users] have more meaningful social interactions.”

Appeals Court: ISPs Don't Get Copyright Shield Without Enforcement of Meaningful Repeat Infringer Policy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 4th Circuit issues a huge piracy ruling and wipes out a $25 million verdict against Cox Communications because of erroneous jury instruction. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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Video: Interview with Josh Becker, CEO of Lex Machina, at #Legalweek18

Media Law

At Legalweek in New York, I caught up with Josh Becker, CEO of legal analytics company Lex Machina. Had no idea until we finished talking that he was running off moments later to deliver a keynote on legal analytics and the future of data-driven law. Becker talked about developments with Lex Machina since its acquisition […]. The post Video: Interview with Josh Becker, CEO of Lex Machina, at #Legalweek18 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Lex Machina LexisNexis

Doing the right thing, boycotting this blatantly racist President's "The State Of The Union". Where are the rest? #ResistanceIsNotFutile

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Dr. Phil Prepares for What Could Be the Strangest Copyright Trial Ever

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

No references to Dr. Phil threatening employees, he demands, in a case where he pursues a former segment director for purloining behind-the-scenes footage. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

Fox Seeks to Dismiss $240 Million Lawsuit by 'American Idol' Lenders

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit alleges that Fox schemed with private equity giant Apollo Global Management to strip the assets of 'Idol' producer Core Media to the detriment of lenders. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

NFL Star Alleges in Lawsuit That Paparazzi Agency Is Extorting Him and Other Celebrities

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Odell Beckham, Jr. says he was hit with a $40,000 demand for sharing an image of himself on Instagram. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

NMPA Claims Victory: CRB Raises Payout Rate From Music Subscription Services

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Songwriters and music publishers will get a higher payout from on-demand subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music for the next five-year period. read more. THR, Esq. Music Business Billboard

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'Spinal Tap' Co-Creators Urge Judge to Keep Fraud Claim Against Vivendi

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest say the "public slander of commercial failure" has injured them beyond the loss of accounting royalties. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

WME Gives Its Side of Terry Crews Story in Assault Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The talent agency says it acted "decisively" after the actor finally told its leadership about what happened. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Weinstein Co. Sued Over 'Paddington 2' Canadian Distribution

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The current record holder for highest Rotten Tomatoes score has sparked a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against TWC. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Entertainment One The Weinstein Company Paddington 2

Major Studios, Streamers Win Early Battle in War with TickBox

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court ordered TickBox to maintain certain changes it made to its user interface and advertising after the studios sued. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Paul Haggis Rape Accuser Demands End to His Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Haleigh Breest argues that an invitation to settle can hardly amount to an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Movies Culture THR Online

Power Lawyers Returns! Nominations Now Accepted for Top Entertainment Attorneys List 2018

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The annual special issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine publishes April 4. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Thomson Reuters Unveils Watson-Powered AI Product for Data Privacy Law

Media Law

Two years ago yesterday, at a briefing for journalists and bloggers, Thomson Reuters let drop a tantalizing tidbit about a product it was developing based on IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence platform. TR offered only crumbs of details, saying the product would help corporate legal and corporate compliance users untangle the sometimes-confusing web of global legal […].

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Video: Interview with Case.one CEO Bahar Ansari at #Legalweek18

Media Law

At Legalweek in New York, I sat down with Bahar Ansari, founder and CEO of practice management company Case.one, to learn more about the company and discuss several features announced at the show, including Alexa integration, a chatbot for client intake, document assembly, and AI-powered file search. The post Video: Interview with Case.one CEO Bahar Ansari at #Legalweek18 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Case.one

E-Discovery Company Logikcull Announces $25 Million Funding Round

Media Law

The e-discovery technology company Logikcull has raised $25 million in Series B funding, its CEO and founder Andy Wilson announced this morning in a LinkedIn post. New Enterprise Associates, a global venture capital firm specializing in technology and healthcare, led the round, with participation from previous investors OpenView Venture Partners and Storm Ventures. I NEA has […].

Video: Interview with Jonah Paransky of Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions at #Legalweek18

Media Law

In this interview recorded at Legalweek, I speak with Jonah Paransky, executive vice president and general manager of Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, which offers technology for enterprise management of legal matters and legal spend. The post Video: Interview with Jonah Paransky of Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions at #Legalweek18 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Wolters Kluwer