Sat.Mar 09, 2019 - Fri.Mar 15, 2019

Guest Post by Iain Baker of @jesusjonesband: An update on the PledgeMusic Debacle

Music Technology Policy

[We’re pleased to provide a platform for Iain Baker of Jesus Jones to update MTP readers on the slow motion train wreck called Pledge Music. This has turned into a real financial crisis for artists and their vendors as well as the fans.]. We are still no nearer a resolution, it would seem. And it feels like they’re running down the clock. Artists are told to dial back any criticism of Pledge, in order to make it easier to sell the company.

Kadri and Klonick on Facebook v. Sullivan: Building Constitutional Law For Online Speech @thomaskadri @Klonick

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Kadri, Yale Law School, and Kate Klonick, St. John's University School of Law and Yale University Information Society Project, have published Facebook v. Sullivan: Building Constitutional Law for Online Speech. Here is the abstract. In the United States, there

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Another Side to the #gagtheswag Campaign

Media Law

You may have heard about #gagtheswag, the campaign to limit or prohibit all that cheap swag given away at legal conferences. The idea is to encourage vendors and conference organizers to either ban conference swag or provide only swag that is 100 percent recyclable. Frank Ready reported on the campaign Friday at Legaltech News and Richard Tromans posted about it at Artificial Lawyer. The Time Blawg takes a dissenting view.

#SayNoToJoe The Case Against Joe Biden: How the Former VP Fueled Mass Incarceration.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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A Cautionary Tale for Congress: Big Tech Uses Fake Grassroots Interference Lobbying In Europe

Music Technology Policy

There’s a sound policymaking reason why the European Parliament should ignore the bombardment of email and social media messaging it has recently endured for copyright reform.

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Lidsky on "Whither the Fourth Estate?" @lidskylidsky

Media Law Prof Blog

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, University of Missouri School of Law, has published Symposium: Truth, Trust and the First Amendment in the Digital Age, Foreword: Whither the Fourth Estate? at 83 Missouri Law Review 907 (2018). Here is the abstract.

Legal Tech in the Heartland, Episode 4: Kim Benjamin, Kansas City, MO

Media Law

How do solo and small-firm lawyers use technology in their practices? Hoping to provide some small insight into this, I recorded a series of 18 interviews with lawyers, asking them about the technologies and products they use in their work.

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@rachelrwithers: Amazon Owes Wikipedia Big-Time — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Amazon gave $1 million to Wikipedia–and gets way more out of the deal than the charity. via @rachelrwithers: Amazon Owes Wikipedia Big-Time — Artist Rights Watch

March Madness: Nothing but Net for Trademark Infringement Claims

Broadcast Law Blog

Alternate Title: March Madness Trademarks: It’s March Spring and You Do Not Want to Make the NCAA Mad Angry at You. As we have previously reported, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is very serious about taking action against anyone who may try to trade off the goodwill in its March Madness marks — even if the NCAA’s actual marks are not used.

Casemaker Offers Its Members Access to Vincent, AI Tool from vLex

Media Law

The legal research platform Casemaker is announcing today an expansion of its partnership with the global legal research company vLex by which its members will get access to Vincent , vLex’s artificial intelligence legal research assistant. Subscribers who receive access to Casemaker through bar association affinity plans are entitled to a one-week free trial of Vincent and then 50 percent off first-year pricing.

Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Will The Pursuit Of The Money Lead You Down The Road To Happiness?

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"The Conquerers Write The History" Alex Haley

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Ocasio-Cortez may have opened door to Trump's taxes

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Why Can't Anyone Criticize Israel? Ilhan Omar Faces Backlash, Rebuke Fro.

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ASG LegalTech Adds Another Practice Management Acquisition To Its Growing Portfolio

Media Law

Three weeks after investment firm Alpine SG merged two practice-management companies it acquired, PracticePanther and Bill4Time, to create a unified legal technology business , ASG LegalTech, the firm is today announcing the acquisition of another practice management company, Merus Inc., developer of MerusCase. Founded in 2008, MerusCase is a cloud-based case management platform designed as a comprehensive and fully integrated system suitable for small- to medium-sized firms.

Legal Tool Among Winners Of Knight Foundation ‘AI and the News’ Challenge

Media Law

The Knight Foundation , an organization devoted to promoting excellence in journalism, today announced the seven winners of an open challenge to use artificial intelligence to empower journalism and reimagine news, and among them is a legal technology company. Legal Robot , a San Francisco company whose product uses machine learning to analyze contracts, won for its proposal to develop a tool that will apply machine learning to quickly extract structured data from government contracts.

Fastcase Users Get Access To Select ABA Publications

Media Law

Legal research company Fastcase continues to expand the breadth of materials available to subscribers through its platform. Less than a week after announcing the addition of public records data, the company today says a partnership with the American Bar Association will allow paid access to select book titles published by key ABA sections.

New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead - The New York Times

FCC Adopts New Rules on Satellite TV Stations, Removing Order from March Meeting Agenda

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this week, the FCC released an order adopting new rules governing the sale of TV stations serving as “satellites” of other stations in their markets – either rebroadcasting the primary station or otherwise operating in conjunction with that parent station, usually serving rural areas where an independent full-service station cannot economically operate.

The Role of Small Bar Associations in Technology Competence

Media Law

I spent last Friday with the good people of the Monroe County Bar Association in Rochester, N.Y. at their second-annual Solo and Small Firm Conference. From speaking with and listening to lawyers there, I was reminded of how far we still have to go in getting lawyers up to speed on technology. But it was also a demonstration of the important role a small bar can play in educating lawyers about tech.

FCC Sends More Warnings to Radio Stations that Are Not Compliant with Online Inspection Public File Obligations – Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists are the Biggest Target

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC has once again started sending out email notices to broadcast stations that are not in compliance with their online public file obligations. This follows a set of notices sent in early December, where the FCC first warned specific stations that there were issues with their online public inspection files (see our article here ).