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Keller on Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money @daphnehk @StanfordCIS

Media Law Prof Blog

Daphne Keller, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, has published Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money as Hoover Institution's Aegis Paper Series; 1807 (2018). Here is the abstract. Policymakers increasingly ask Internet platforms like Facebook to

Offering Flat-Fee, Limited-Scope Legal Help, New Site Sounds Like Avvo Legal Services, But with Key Differences

Media Law

In July, six months after acquiring Avvo , Internet Brands said it was shutting down Avvo Legal Services , the controversial program that provided fixed-fee, limited-scope legal services through a network of attorneys and that had raised the ire of many an ethics regulator.

Please take the New Survey on Music Subscription Royalties

Music Technology Policy

Please spend a few minutes and take our "Artist Fans on Artist Royalties" survey. Your feedback is important! link] #irespectmusic. — Editor Baker (@MusicTechPolicy) November 3, 2018. Ethical Pool Surveys Fan Awareness Subscription Royalties

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Newly Elected Native Congresswomen Deb Haaland on Climate Change and Sup.

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Rieger on Digitizing the Schoolhouse Gate @UFLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Joshua Rieger, University of Florida College of Law, has published Digitizing the Schoolhouse Gate: Protecting Students' Off-Campus Cyberspeech by Switching the Safety on Tinker's Trigger at 70 Florida Law Review 695 (2018). Here is the abstract. Secondary-school students regularly engage

Legal Tech Entrepreneur and Blogger Ivy Grey Joins WordRake

Media Law

Ivy B. Grey , a well-known legal technology entrepreneur and blogger, has joined legal-editing software company WordRake as director of business strategy, the company is announcing today. Grey will be responsible for helping to accelerate WordRake’s growth and further develop the software.

COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/5/18)–The Progress to Production Chart for the Mechanical Licensing Collective

Music Technology Policy

As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechancial Licesing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act–the “Countdown to Modernity.” ” This chart is a work in progress, and if anyone sees anything wrong in it or something that should be clarified or corrected, please let us know. It should be considered a draft, but we hope that it will solidify over the next few weeks.

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Hidy on Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination @xuwcb

Media Law Prof Blog

Kathleen Hidy, Xavier University College of Business, is publishing Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination: A First Amendment Judicial Tightrope Walk With Rights and Risks Hanging in the Balance in the Marquette Law Review. Here is the abstract. This Article

Farrah Pepper, Innovation Counsel for Marsh & McLennan, Wins Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award

Media Law

Farrah Pepper, chief legal innovation counsel for Marsh & McLennan Companies , has been named the winner of the fourth annual Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award, given in honor of my friend and former colleague Monica Bay , the longtime editor-in-chief of the the former ALM publication Law Technology News.

WSJ Article on Geolocation Data Highlights Risks for Fund Managers

New Media and Technology Law

Last week the WSJ published an article detailing how companies are monetizing smartphone location data by selling it to hedge fund clients. The data vendor featured in the WSJ article obtains geolocation data from about 1,000 apps that fund managers use to predict trends involving public companies. However, as we’ve noted , the use of alternative data collection for investment research purposes may give rise to a host of potential issues under relevant laws.

36 Million in U.S. Cast Early Votes, Shattering Records for Young People.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FCC Reminder About Activation of the Online Public Inspection File – Potential Impact of Noncompliance at License Renewal Time

Broadcast Law Blog

By March 1 of 2018, all radio stations were to have activated their online public file. We wrote about how that activation should be done here , and answered other questions about the online public file for radio here. Yet, from my own review, and from what I have heard from engineers who conduct reviews of broadcaster’s FCC compliance for the Alternate Broadcast Inspection Programs sponsored by state broadcast associations, there remain stations that have not yet complied with the requirement.

Latest Round of LSC TIG Grants Show How Tech Can Help Expand Access to Justice

Media Law

If you want to know how technology can be used to increase access to justice, you need look no farther than the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Initiative Grants program. Since 2000, when Congress first appropriated special funds for the TIG program, it has been the most significant and consistent source of funds aimed at innovation in the delivery of legal assistance to low-income individuals, having put more than $60 million into more than 700 technology projects.

Family Separation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Court Rejects Brian Kemp's Attempt To Block New Citizen Voters | Rachel.

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House and Senate Latest, Obama Asks a Question, Beto Video: 3 Days to Go - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Obama poses a question about anger By the fourth or fifth heckler, former President Barack Obama had an observation. Why is it,” he began, at a campaign rally Friday in Miami, “that the folks who won the last election are so mad all the time?”

LawNext Episode 17: Headnote Founder Sarah Schaaf on Simplifying How Lawyers Get Paid

Media Law

Sarah Schaaf wanted to revolutionize how lawyers get paid. After growing up with lawyer parents and then becoming a lawyer herself, including a stint in Google’s legal department, she saw the problems lawyers had in collecting from clients. She envisioned a platform as easy to use as PayPal or Venmo, but made specifically for the legal field and fully compliant with lawyers’ professional responsibilities.

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Fastcase Adds Entire James Publishing Library of Treatises, Books and Practice Guides

Media Law

Fastcase today is announcing a partnership with legal publisher James Publishing to add its entire collection of some 90 legal treatises, books and practice guides to the Fastcase library, where they can be searched along with other legal materials and accessed in digital form. The James publications are available to all Fastcase subscribers, including those who receive Fastcase through bar association plans, but require additional fees.

Association of Legal Technologists Sets Date for 2019 ‘ctrl ALT del’ Conference

Media Law

One conference I regretted missing last year was ctrl ALT del, the inaugural conference of the Association of Legal Technologists. Judging by what I read about it both during the conference and afterwards, those who were there considered it a success — not an easy feat for a first-time conference. Now, ALT has announced the dates and agenda for its 2019 conference. It will be held Feb. 9-12 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

NetDocuments Acquires Deal Room Application Developed By Financial Services Firm Chapman and Cutler

Media Law

At its ndElevate partner and customer conference taking place this week in Park City, Utah, NetDocuments today announced that it has acquired Closing Room, a deal-management application developed by the Am Law 200 financial services law firm Chapman and Cutler.