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Ten Years and Going Strong!

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. EMAIL FROM PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTOR Jessica Leano: PINKERTONS DROP SUIT ARTICLE 11 AND 13 GET APPROVED IN THE EU ARIANA AND GIGI WHO OWNS A PICTURE OF THEMSELVES?

Tushnet on the First Amendment and Trademark Registration @rtushnet

Media Law Prof Blog

Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center, has published The First Amendment Walks Into a Bar: Trademark Registration and Free Speech, at 92 Notre Dame L. 381 (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article analyzes the First Amendment arguments against

New Site Is Comprehensive Resource for Federal and State Jury Instructions

Media Law

A new website, Trialdex , is a comprehensive resource for finding and comparing federal and state jury instructions.

Mueller Report Shows President Donald Trump’s Repeated Efforts To Obstru.

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CFAA Claim Dismissed in Scraping Suit, While Contract Claim Survives

New Media and Technology Law

This month, an Illinois district court considered another in the series of web scraping disputes that have been working their way through our courts. In this dispute, CouponCabin, Inc. PriceTrace, LLC , No. 18-7525 (N.D. 11, 2019), CouponCabin alleged that a competitor, PriceTrace, scraped coupon codes from CouponCabin’s website without authorization and displayed them on its own website.

Trudeau on "The Simpsons"? Oh, Canada! @meyer_lucas @TheSimpsons

Media Law Prof Blog

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be a guest character on Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons," but he won't be the voice for his own character. That duty will fall to Lucas Meyer, a reporter for NEWSTALK1010 in Toronto.

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Michigan Could Be Next to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

The roster of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers is at 36, but now Michigan is on track to possibly make it 37. Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court posted a notice that it is considering adopting the duty and requesting public comment. The proposal would amend a paragraph of the comments to Rule 1.1 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct to read as follows: Maintaining Competence. To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should.

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May Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – License Renewal Activities and Lots of Comment Dates

Broadcast Law Blog

With the June 3 filing deadline fast approaching for license renewals for radio stations in Maryland, DC, Virginia and West Virginia , stations (including FM translators and LPFMs) licensed to any community in any of those states should be beginning to prepare their applications. As we wrote here , the FCC forms should be available next week, so once May 1 rolls around, early birds in those states can start to file their renewal applications and the accompanying EEO program report.

Rosenblatt on Who Speaks For Slender Man

Media Law Prof Blog

Elizabeth Rosenblatt, University of California, Davis, has published Who Will Speak For The Slender Man?: Dialogism and Dilemmas in Character Copyright in volume 70 of the Florida Law Forum (2018). Here is the abstract. This Essay responds to Professor Cathay

LawNext Episode 36: Atrium Cofounder Augie Rakow on the Alternative Firm’s Successes and Challenges

Media Law

Silicon Valley-backed Atrium is a different kind of law firm — a dual entity that is part law practice and part legal technology company. The goal is to provide corporate clients with a more efficient and transparent alternative to traditional large firms, with Atrium’s lawyers focusing exclusively on practicing law, while a second entity, Atrium LTS, handles all operations for the firm, even including marketing, and develops and operates software to streamline the firm’s workflows.

Bernie Sanders booed after name-dropping MLK Jr.

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FCC Makes Available TV Incentive Auction Information for Non-Winning Bidders

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC this week released a Public Notice announcing that it was making available information about all bidders in the TV incentive auction – including information about TV stations who had bid to surrender their licenses in the auction and were unsuccessful in those bids. The FCC had promised to keep that information confidential for two years after the conclusion of the auction.

Moreham and Tinsley on the Impact of Grief Journalism on Its Subjects @VicUniWgtn

Media Law Prof Blog

Moreham and Yvette Tinsley, both of the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, have published The Impact of Grief Journalism on Its Subjects: Lessons From the Pike River Mining Disaster in the Journal of Media Law (2019

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Augie Rakow Steps Down as Managing Partner of Alternative Firm Atrium

Media Law

Earlier this week, I posted my LawNext interview with Augie Rakow, cofounder and managing partner of alternative law firm Atrium. Now comes news that Rakow is leaving the firm. Atrium today posted the announcement , saying that Rakow is stepping down as managing partner. No explanation was given for his departure. “Building Atrium with Justin and the team has been a fantastic growth experience,” Rakow says in the announcement.

Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

C Band Earth Station Registration Updates Due May 28

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this month, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that companies that are licensees, or have otherwise registered their fixed C Band satellite earth stations in the 3.7 GHz band, must certify the accuracy of the information on file with the FCC by May 28, 2019.

Silbey on Control over Contemporary Photography: A Tangle of Copyright, Right of Publicity, and the First Amendment @JSilbey

Media Law Prof Blog

Jessica M. Silbey, Northeastern University School of Law, has published Control over Contemporary Photography: A Tangle of Copyright, Right of Publicity, and the First Amendment at 42 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 351 (2019). Here is the abstract

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Thomson Reuters Warns Firm Central Customers of Security Vulnerability

Media Law

Thomson Reuters has notified customers of its Firm Central practice management product of a security vulnerability in its optional desktop software. Because of an “obscure security vulnerability” in its desktop software for PCs, the notice says, customers should uninstall the software. This applies to anyone who has the software installed, even if they are no longer Firm Central users.

Impeach Trump"The Sooner The Better" - Chuck Schumer

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FCC Releases Proposed Revised Rules for Resolving FM Translator Complaints – Order to be Considered at May 9 Commission Meeting

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC last week released a draft order (available here) in its proceeding looking at revising the procedures to resolve complaints of interference by translators (and certain LPFM stations) to existing FM stations. The draft order proposes many changes to the current process.

Beebe and Fromer on Immoral or Scandalous Marks: An Empirical Analysis @Jeanne Fromer

Media Law Prof Blog

Barton Beebe and Jeanne C. Fromer, both of New York University School of Law, have published Immoral or Scandalous Marks: An Empirical Analysis. Here is the abstract. This article reports the results of a systematic empirical study of how the

New Study Highlights the Role of Law Librarians in Legal Tech

Media Law

For my column this week at Above the Law , I do some ruminating on the evolving role of law librarians, particularly with regard to legal technology. The news hook for my column was a just-published study from the American Association of Law Libraries, the inaugural AALL State of the Profession report, an in-depth look at what information professionals do and how they do it.

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Busted: Mueller Report Shows Trump AG Barr Did Not Tell The Truth | The.

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President Donald Trump Trying To Obstruct Congressional Investigations |.

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Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — President Trump has been consulting the Constitution. In a Twitter post on Monday, he recited part of Article II, Section 4, the provision that allows Congress to remove federal officials who commit “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Opinion | Impeach Donald Trump? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"April 21st, 2019 Chaeles Blow President Trump at a White House event on Thursday. Photo by: Erin Schaff/The New York Times The Mueller report has been released, with redactions of course, and it is a damning document.

Lawrence's Last Word: Robert Mueller Exposes Sarah Sanders' Lies | The L.

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Rep. Ted Lieu: If Trump Obstructed Justice, Impeachment Should Be On The.

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Robert Mueller Report: Outline For Prosecution | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Joy & Happiness

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Opinion | Mr. Mueller’s Indictment - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

“We determined not to apply an approach that could potentially result in a judgment that the president committed crimes,” the report explains, because “fairness concerns counseled against potentially reaching that judgment when no charges can be brought.”

Mueller report lays out ten counts of obstruction of justice committed by Trump but some people believe in a dual system of justice. The4y believe in King Trump the First. I am not one of them.

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Opinion | The Mueller Report and the Danger Facing American Democracy - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A perceived victory for Russian interference poses a serious risk for the United States.

Bernie Sanders booed after name-dropping MLK Jr.

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Bernie Sanders booed after name-dropping MLK Jr.

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Bernie Sanders booed after name-dropping MLK Jr.

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Fastcase and AILA Publish Inaugural Issue of Immigration Law Journal

Media Law

Last November, I reported on a partnership between the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Fastcase to produce a twice-yearly law journal, published by the Fastcase publishing imprint Full Court Press. Today, AILA and Fastcase released the inaugural issue of the AILA Law Journal. It includes seven articles on current issues in immigration law, including pieces on the renunciation of U.S.