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Schafer on Whether Houchins Matters @MatthewSchafer

Media Law Prof Blog

Matthew Schafer, ViacomCBS; Fordham University School of Law, has published Does Houchins Matter? Here is the abstract. Houchins v. KQED, Inc. is an enigma. The issue presented by the case was whether the press had a special right of access

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Onit Unveils InvoiceAI, Artificial Intelligence for Legal Invoice Review

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Onit , the Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for corporations and corporate legal departments, is today introducing InvoiceAI, an artificial intelligence product for first-pass invoice review.

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@thetrichordist: Coalition of Songwriter Groups Call on Copyright Royalty Board for Fairness and Transparency on Frozen Mechanicals

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on The Trichordist. It is a letter from a coalition of US and international songwriter groups to the Copyright Royalty Board about the frozen mechanical issue. If you want to write your own comment to the Copyright Royalty Board about frozen mechanicals, send your comment to crb@loc.gov. For background, we have this frozen mechanicals explainer as a 20 Questions Sidebar. ]. MUSIC CREATORS NORTH AMERICA. May 17, 2021. Via Electronic Delivery.

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Senate's Capitol commission vote highlights Manchin's filibuster ignorance

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Senate's Capitol commission vote highlights Manchin's filibuster ignorance May 28, 2021 UPDATE (May 28, 2021, 12:30 p.m.): On Friday, 35 Senate Republicans voted against opening debate on an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S.

First Amendment Watch Panel Discussion: Reclaiming the Narrative Video Now Available @FirstAmendWatch @LidskyLidsky @sjquinney @UGASchoolofLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

From First Amendment Watch: Video of the May 19th FAW panel discussion, Reclaiming the Narrative: Defamation Lawsuits and the 2020 Election, featuring Lyrissa Lidsky, Jonathan Peters, and RonNell Anderson Jones. Link here

Private Equity Firm Acquires NetDocuments

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The private equity firm Warburg Pincus has acquired NetDocuments , one of the leading cloud-based document management systems used by law firms and corporate legal departments, according to a report this morning by Legal IT Insider.

International Federation of Musicians @fim_musicians Statement on Online Music, the Big Pool and User Centric

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: It should be obvious at this point that artists and session players and vocalists are getting reamed in the streaming economy. The international musicians unions are trying to do something about it. This is an important statement from the International Federation of Musicians with their manifesto on streaming compensation.

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Donohue on New Media, Free Expression, and the Offences Against the State Acts @Laura_K_Donohue @GeorgetownLaw @hartpublishing

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Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center, has published New Media, Free Expression, and the Offences Against the State Acts in The Offences Against the State Act 1939 at 80: A Model Counter-Terrorism Act? 163 (Mark Coen ed., Oxford: Hart Publishing

Survey Reveals The New Face of Law Firm Marketing: Zoom Meetings and Digital Content

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COVID was not kind to law firm marketing and business development, with two-thirds of firms reporting that business development was more difficult in 2020, and the overwhelming majority of firms pivoting their marketing strategies, turning from live conferences and face-to-face meetings to social media, email alerts and Zoom.

June Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: License Renewal and EEO Filings, Comments and Replies, Auction Upfront Payments, Streaming Rates Announcement, and More

Broadcast Law Blog

As the calendar flips to June, pandemic restrictions across the country continue to loosen, and we inch closer to summer. Broadcasters could be forgiven for not having regulatory dates and deadlines on the top of their minds. There are, however, many important dates and deadlines to keep track of during June – we provide details of some of them below. As always, be sure to stay in touch with your FCC counsel for the dates and deadlines applicable to your operations.

McConnell pressures senators to vote against Capitol riot commission

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ICYMI: Here is Legaltech Week for 5.21.21

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If you missed Friday’s Legaltech Week review of the top stories in legal technology and innovation, here are the video and audio recordings.

Trying Out My Trial Skills In A New Virtual Reality Courtroom

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“Ok, we are on the record. Please proceed. Counsel?”. The balding, stern-faced judge stares down at me from his bench, framed by flags to either side of him, a judicial seal on the wall behind him.

NetDocuments CEO Josh Baxter Discusses Warburg Pincus Investment

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Yesterday, NetDocuments , the leading cloud-based document management systems used by law firms and corporate legal departments, announced that global private equity firm Warburg Pincus had acquired the stake in the company previously owned by PE firm Clearlake Capital Group.

Discovery Company Relativity Acquires Text IQ, Whose AI IDs Sensitive Data

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At a time when corporations face increasing risk for the sensitive data they collect and control, their ability to identify and protect that data is critical. Enabling that is the focus of Text IQ, which uses AI to find and protect sensitive enterprise data for privacy, legal and compliance purposes.

LawNext: How One Company Aims to Change the Paradigm for Law Practice Management

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One of the most dynamic areas of legal tech right now is practice management, which has seen a surge of investments and acquisitions over the past year.

How It Works: LINK App from Mobile Helix, for Working from Anywhere, Securely

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In today’s episode of How It Works , we look at the LINK app from Mobile Helix, enabling attorneys to work from anywhere, securely, on their documents, Outlook email, and firm intranet, from a tablet or smartphone.

CNN confronts woman behind bogus Arizona election audit

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Kimberlé Crenshaw, "Race, Gender, Inequality and Intersectionality"

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Alleged Capitol Rioter Tries The 'Tourist' Defense

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Covid-19 Live Updates: C.D.C. Chief Urges Caution for Unvaccinated Ahead of Memorial Day Despite gains against the virus, the C.D.C. director said the large segment of Americans who aren’t vaccinated must remain careful. Moderna announced that its Covid-19 vaccine was powerfully effective in 12- to 17-year-olds. It plans to apply for F.D.A. authorization

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Covid-19 Live Updates: C.D.C. Chief Urges Caution for Unvaccinated Ahead of Memorial Day Despite gains against the virus, the C.D.C. director said the large segment of Americans who aren’t vaccinated must remain careful.

What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed

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What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed “By Yuliya Parshina-Kottas , Anjali Singhvi , Audra D.S.

Covid-19 News: Live Updates - Covid-19 Live Updates: Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is Highly Effective in Adolescents The New York Times

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" Covid-19 Live Updates: Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is Highly Effective in Adolescents The drugmaker announced that its Covid-19 vaccine was powerfully effective in 12- to 17-year-olds. It plans to apply for F.D.A. authorization. Updated May 25, 2021, 8:00 a.m.

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From Court Reporting to Video to Exhibits, An All-in-One Virtual Deposition Solution Launches

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Will remote depositions disappear as legal professionals emerge from the pandemic?

A New Study Shows Us the Single Biggest Motivation for the Jan. 6 Rioter.

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‘Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle’: Joy Reid On Marjorie Taylor Greene Comment

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These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating, and Preventable, Strokes - The New York Times

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New Doc Shows ‘Dangerous, Delusional Beliefs’ On Capitol Attack

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‘I Said Nothing Wrong’: Greene Stands By Comparing Masks to Holocaust

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Exposing the World’s Biggest Crime Syndicate: Chevron | The Daily Show

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An Overview of Critical Race Theory

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What is Critical Race Theory Or Critical Race Studies?

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Confederate monuments at Stone Mountain Park: Proposed changes considered Monday

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What ‘telling the truth’ about Stone Mountain might look like Tyler Estep Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC Local News | May 21, 2021 Proposals that contextualize Confederate carving considered Monday "Late last month, on the state holiday formerly known as Confederate Memorial Day, Bill Stephens stood behind a podium in a crowded ballroom.

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GOP Pushing Bill To Ban Teaching History Of Slavery. What about the “First Amendment” or “academic freedom”? This is fascism

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Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict

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Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict May 22, 2021 Israeli soldiers firing tear gas towards Palestinian protesters in the town of Kfar Qaddum. Samar Hazboun for The New York Times Israeli soldiers firing tear gas towards Palestinian protesters in the town of Kfar Qaddum.

Copyright Royalty Board Decision on Webcasting Royalties Expected by June 14 – What Will the Streaming Rates for 2021-2025 Be?

Broadcast Law Blog

The Copyright Royalty Board decision on the rates to be paid in the next 5 years by webcasters , including broadcasters who simulcast their programming on the internet, to SoundExchange for the digital public performance of sound recordings is supposed to be released by June 14.

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: May 15, 2021 to May 21, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The FCC asked for public comment on a proposal to increase from 100 to 250 watts the maximum power allowed for Low Power FM stations. This proposal has previously been raised by LPFM advocates many times, and thus far it has been rejected by the FCC (see our article here on a prior attempt).