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Frank Darabont, CAA Launch Second 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit Against AMC

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Shady accounting practices are alleged as well as hidden evidence about the 'Walking Dead' deal enjoyed by Robert Kirkman. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online The Walking Dead

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Casetext Adds New Databases to Help Zero In On Black Letter Law and Key Holdings

Media Law

Every legal researcher has come across the phrase in a judicial opinion, “It is well settled that …,” or, “It is axiomatic that …” In 2014, I wrote about a prototype legal research website that mined opinions for instances of these phrases and made them searchable as a way of helping researchers find statements of […].

Shocker: Is Spotify Lawyer Leading “Scholarly” Project to Create Fake Treatise?

Music Technology Policy

The anti-copyright crowd have a few different ways to turn astroturf into deceptively scholarly work product. One way is to take over otherwise credible brands to insert their own truthiness. In a highly predictable move, the American Law Institute, a reliable old brand in the law, appears to have had some sudden interest in writing up a “Restatement of Copyright” treatise.

Levi on Real "Fake News" and Fake "Fake News" @MiamiLawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, is publishing Real 'Fake News' and Fake 'Fake News' in volume 16 of the First Amendment Law Review. Here is the abstract. Fake news” has become the central inflammatory charge in media

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Wu on Whether the First Amendment Is Obsolete @superwuster

Media Law Prof Blog

Tim Wu, Columbia University Law School, has published Is the First Amendment Obsolete? as Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-573. Here is the abstract. The First Amendment was a dead letter for much of American history. Unfortunately, there is

Former Fox Executive Sues Studio for Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A company-appointed executive coach allegedly told the ex-vp to "lift up her skirt." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Television Business THR Online Twentieth Century Fox Television nsfs

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Is it Time for the Inspector General to Review the Copyright Office’s Administration of Address Unknown NOIs? — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

If all a digital music service needs to do in order to claim they have a licene to reproduce and distribute a song is send a notice to the Copyright Office is send a notice saying they can’t find the song copyright owner, how hard do you think they’ll look?

Video of My LSC Keynote on the ‘Innovation Gap’ in Access to Justice

Media Law

I was honored last week to deliver the keynote at the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology Conference. The title of my talk was, “The Justice Gap: Why the Justice System Has Failed to Keep Pace with Technology and What to Do About It.” ” The LSC folks have posted video of the talk to their […]. The post Video of My LSC Keynote on the ‘Innovation Gap’ in Access to Justice appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Bridy on Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of Intertextuality @AnnemarieBridy

Media Law Prof Blog

Annemarie Bridy, University of Idaho College of Law; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, is publishing Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of Intertextuality in the UC Irvine Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract

Mariah Carey Countersued for $3M Over Canceled Shows in South America

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The artist was supposed to perform in Argentina and Chile in October 2016. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Mariah Carey

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Love Your Enemies” Sermon

Music Technology Policy

You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.”

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Former Legal Tech Entrepreneur Federally Indicted for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

Media Law

Regular readers of this blog may remember that I have written a number of posts about Derek Bluford, a one-time rising star on the legal tech start-up scene whose star fell after I reported in 2016 of his settlement of a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents and fraudulently swindling two […]. The post Former Legal Tech Entrepreneur Federally Indicted for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Mörä on The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation @helsinkiuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Tuomo Mörä, University of Helsinki, has published The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation: The Four Dimensions of Reporter's Privilege. Here is the abstract. Journalists’ right to use confidential information and anonymous sources is considered to

Fox Argues Muhammad Ali Super Bowl Segment Is Free Speech

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The broadcaster is fighting a $30 million lawsuit for allegedly infringing the boxer's publicity rights and implying a false endorsement. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Truth Will Out! @digitalmusicnws: Surprise! The ‘Music Modernization Act’ Prohibits Litigation Against Streaming Services [With New Even Safer Harbor Power Play] — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: You’ve all probably gotten mass emails full of glittering generalities about the controversial Music Modernization Act that don’t tell you what the bill actually says or the power play that’s actually going on. Well…you’ve been Sneekyfy-ed!

Former CuroLegal Partner Nicole Bradick Forms Legal Tech Design and Development Firm

Media Law

Nicole Bradick, a veteran legal technology innovator and entrepreneur, today announced the launch of her new firm, Theory and Principle, focusing on legal technology design and development. She will serve as its chief executive officer. Nicole Bradick A former lawyer, Bradick was most recently partner and chief strategy officer with legal development firm CuroLegal, where […].

Frosio on Re-Imagining Digital Copyright Through the Power of Imitation @GCFrosio

Media Law Prof Blog

Giancarlo Frosio, University of Strasbourgh-CEIPI; Stanford University Law Center for Internet and Society, is publishing Re-Imagining Digital Copyright Through the Power of Imitation: Lessons from Confucius and Plato in volume 5 of the Peking University Transational Law Journal. Here is

Vice Media and Porn Cryptocurrency Company Headed to Court Over Trademark

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Vice Industry Token is asking the court to evaluate whether it's infringing on Vice Media's trademark. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Big Tech Going to Capitol Hill to Explain How they Profit from Terror

Music Technology Policy

Facebook’s Monika Bickert, YouTube’s Juniper Downs and Twitter’s Carlos Monje will testify today at the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to explain how their company’s profit from terror groups using their platforms. The hearing, Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough? at 10 am ET today.

Prosecutors Had the Wrong Man. They Prosecuted Him Anyway. - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"In the robbery, kidnapping and rape that began in the French Quarter of New Orleans on April 6, 1992, much of the evidence pointed to a man named Lester Jones. He fit the description of the attacker down to his round-rimmed glasses. His car looked like the perpetrator’s.

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FCC Chair Pai on the False Alert Issued In Hawaii

Media Law Prof Blog

Federal Communications Chair Ajit Pai has issued a statement concerning the false alert announcing a missile attack on Hawaii. It says in part: “The FCC’s investigation into this incident is well underway. We have been in close contact with federal

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged in Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Among the petitions filed Tuesday is one from 21 state attorney generals. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Cosby Prosecutors Push for Other Accusers to Testify in Retrial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Montgomery County DA is asking the court to let 19 women testify. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Bill Cosby nsfs

Music Labels Sue Fit Radio for "Massive Scale" Copyright Infringement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The labels say the fitness app is an unlicensed interactive streaming service. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

How Donald Trump Could Mess With Libel Laws

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Sorry journalists. There are things that Trump could attempt to accomplish to make defamation claims more of a nuisance. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics Business THR Online

John Kelly, Deacon of Deportation - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"People correctly direct their ire about Donald Trump’s hostile, racist, anti-immigrant policies at Trump himself because, after all, this starts at the top.

Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday afternoon in the U.S.

How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse | The New Yorker

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Republicans, do you want a race-based immigration system, too? - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"President Trump’s intent could not be more explicit: He wants immigration policies that admit white people and shut the door to black and brown people. That is pure racism — and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to the Abraham Lincoln era, must decide whether to go along. Silly me.

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CNN Anchor Can't Hold Back Her Tears Reacting To Trump's S hole Statem.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Trump Is a Racist. Period. - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"I find nothing more useless than debating the existence of racism, particularly when you are surrounded by evidence of its existence. It feels to me like a way to keep you fighting against the water until you drown.

STASI: Trump's W.H. is real s--thole after racist remarks - NY Daily News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"What a s#!thole thole the White House has become with a f#!%ing ing moron in charge. You think the language is rough and disrespectful?

STASI: Trump's W.H. is real s--thole after racist remarks - NY Daily News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"What a s#!thole thole the White House has become with a f#!%ing ing moron in charge. You think the language is rough and disrespectful?