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Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award

Gordon P. Firemark

Press Release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award. Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement. LOS ANGELES October 24, 2018 — Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law has been selected for the 2018 Los Angeles Award in the Attorney category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

The First Rule of Lawfare: Is Google’s Active Measures Campaign on Article 13 a Trial Run for Election Meddling by a US Non-State Actor?

Music Technology Policy

Well, I wake up in the morning. Fold my hands and pray for rain. I got a head full of ideas. That are drivin’ me insane. It’s a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor. I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more. From Maggie’s Farm, written by Bob Dylan.

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Project Provides Access to All U.S. Case Law, Covering 360 Years

Media Law

Launching today is the capstone to a massive project executed over the last three years to digitize all U.S. case law, some 6.4 million cases dating all the way back to 1658, a span of 360 years. The Caselaw Access Project site launching today makes all published U.S.

Wischmeyer on The German Network Enforcement Act 2017

Media Law Prof Blog

Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year. the entertainment industry, in particular, goes pretty quiet at this time of the year. A few to-dos. So, before the holidays really start getting in the way, here are a few to-do items you might consider to make sure your business hits the ground running in the New Year.

See SPOT Fall–Does the Decline of Spotify’s Stock Price Mean Anything? — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

What’s happening with the Spotify stock price? Chris Castle argues that the main downward driver for SPOT is the market catching up to the Spotify inflated DPO price and its subsequent insider-heavy stock sales. via See SPOT Fall–Does the Decline of Spotify’s Stock Price Mean Anything?

Just-Launched WindTalker Offers A Unique Approach to Document Encryption and Redaction

Media Law

Two months ago, I reported on a preview I’d seen of WindTalker , describing it as a document-security product unlike anything I’d seen. This week, WindTalker makes its formal debut, launching as a cloud-based content-security platform with an initial focus on the legal sector.

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Buzzfeed News profiles Marc Randazza and explores his high-profile, controversial cases

The Legal Satyricon

Marc Randazza, the lawyer working to protect First Amendment rights of people spewing socially undesirable speech, recently opened up to Buzzfeed News about his devotion to the First Amendment and how representing neo-Nazis, trolls, and Satanists helps him uphold what he believes is one of the most important ideals this country was founded upon. The […]. ethics First Amendment free speech internet law law practice misc

Ethical Pool: More for few or fewer for more – The Results of a Comparative Study on Pro Rata and User Centric Distribution Models from Finland — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

An academic statistical analysis from Finland raises interesting questions about user-centric royalty systems. via Ethical Pool: More for few or fewer for more – The Results of a Comparative Study on Pro Rata and User Centric Distribution Models from Finland — Music Tech Solutions. Ethical Pool Music Modernization Act Dr. Jari Muikku Dr. Pradeep Durgam Finnish Musicians Union Lottaliina Pokkinen user-centric royalties

Results Are In: The Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery Challenge Survey

Media Law

Ireland-Piper and Crowe on Whistleblowing, National Security, and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication @drjoncrowe

Media Law Prof Blog

Danielle Ireland-Piper and Jonathan Crowe, both of Bond University School of Law, have published Whistleblowing, National Security and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication at 46 Federal Law Review 341 (2018). Here is the abstract. Whistleblowers promote the values of

Malcolm X : Media Manipulation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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FCC Opens Settlement Window for Mutually Exclusive LPTV and TV Translator Applications from the Special Displacement Window

Broadcast Law Blog

Breaking: 11th Circuit Rules for Fastcase in Copyright Dispute with Casemaker

Media Law

The ongoing legal battle between Fastcase and Casemaker over the latter’s claims of copyright in Georgia administrative regulations has taken a notable turn as the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the lower court erroneously granted summary judgment in favor of Casemaker. The three-judge panel remanded the case to the District Court for further proceedings.

Taylor on the Sources of Free Speech in U.S. Higher Education @UTAustin

Media Law Prof Blog

ZW Taylor, University of Texas, Austin, has published Sources of Free Speech in U.S. Higher Education: What the Law Tells Us. Here is the abstract. This critical literature review discusses how U.S. law has addressed the issue of free speech

Jon Stewart says the President is attacking journalists' ego

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Demands to Pull Attack Ads in the Closing Days of the Election – What is a Station to Do?

Broadcast Law Blog

As we approach Election Day, the political ads seem to be getting more and more frequent, and often more and more nasty. We provided this overview of what a station should do when it gets an attack ad two years ago, and the ads have not become kinder in the intervening period, so we will publish it again (with a few revisions).

Startups: Enter Now to Win A Spot on ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley

Media Law

Calling all legal technology startups. Here is your chance to compete to be featured as a presenter and exhibitor in the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW , the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, taking place in Chicago Feb. 27 to March 2, 2019.

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Media Request For Access To Sealed Motions In Criminal Case Prior To Jury Selection

Media Law Prof Blog

The Supreme Court of Illinois has reversed a lower court ruling which would have allowed access to motions in limine sealed in a criminal case prior to jury selection. Intervenors were members of the media, who argued that the public

Mike Pence and “Christian Rabbi” Loren Jacobs spark outrage after synagogue shooting - Vox - Pence is a truly evil man.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mike Pence and “Christian Rabbi” Loren Jacobs spark outrage after synagogue shooting - Vox

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November Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EAS Form Three, LPTV and FM Repacking Reimbursement Costs, and FM Translator Long-Form Applications

Broadcast Law Blog

November is perhaps the month with the lightest schedule of routine FCC regulatory filing obligations – with no requirements for EEO Public File Reports, Quarterly Issues Programs or Children’s Television Reports. Nor are there other routine obligations that come up in the course of any year, though during November of 2019, broadcasters will be preparing for next year’s December 1 Biennial Ownership Report deadline.

Gordon on Atrocity Speech Law @ProfGSGordon

Media Law Prof Blog

Gregory S. Gordon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, has published Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition -- Introduction in Gregory S. Gordon, Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition (Oxford University Press, 2017). Hate speech is widely

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Balkin on The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age @jackbalkin

Media Law Prof Blog

Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School, is publishing The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age in the Buffalo Law Review, 2019 (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract. How do we pay for the digital public sphere? In the Second Gilded

The Committee To Project Journalists' Global Impunity Index For 2018

Media Law Prof Blog

The Committee to Protect Journalists has published its Global Impunity Index for 2018, a list which indicates the countries in which governments tolerate the murder of members of the media. At the top of the list is Somalia, followed by

West on Presidential Attacks on the Press @sonjarwest @UGASchoolofLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law, is publishing Presidential Attacks on the Press in the Missouri Law Review. Here is the abstract. President Donald Trump’s habit of hurling invectives at the press is disturbing. It undermines the work

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Mainstream Media Reports On Trump's Persisting Anti-Press Message

Media Law Prof Blog

The Washington Post reports on Trump's continuing anti-mainstream media rhetoric here (subscription may be required) as does CNN here

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Magaldi and Davis on Trolling Twitter: Defamation in an Online World

Media Law Prof Blog

Jessica Magaldi, Pace University, and Wade Davis, Minnesota State University, Mankato, are publishing Trolling Twitter: Defamation in an Online World in volume 10 of the Journal of Critical Incidents. Here is the abstract. The Critical Incident stems from an extended

Republican House Majority Leader Confirmed That Trump's Threat To End Birthright Citizenship By An Executive Order Was An Obvious Lie.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Pittsburgh Protester To Trump: ‘You're The One Who Can Stop’ These Trage.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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AP Interview: Okinawa leader wants Americans to stop US base

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"TOKYO (AP) — The bicultural, newly elected governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa plans to visit the United States with a message to the American people: Stop building a disputed military base and build peace instead. Tamaki took office Oct. 4 after campaigning for a disputed U.S.

Pittsburgh Unites in Grief, Even as It Splits Over Trump’s Visit - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

But if Mr. Trump’s visit was intended to bring healing, it instead laid bare the nation’s deep divisions.

Honoring Pittsburgh synagogue victims, Mike Pence appears with ‘rabbi’ who preaches, ‘Jesus is the Messiah’ - The Washington Post This was ignorant and cruel. OMG.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Honoring Pittsburgh synagogue victims, Mike Pence appears with ‘rabbi’ who preaches, ‘Jesus is the Messiah’ - The Washington Post

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Bombs, Bullets & Bombast Trump's Violent Rhetoric has Lead To 13 Deaths

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Dear young people, "Don't Vote"

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Connecting Trump’s Rhetoric to Domestic Terrorism - Between the Scenes.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Jimmy Carter Urges Brian Kemp to Step Down as Georgia’s Secretary of State - The Daily Beast

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Former President Jimmy Carter called on gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to resign from his current role as Georgia’s secretary of state to maintain public trust in the voting process, according to an Oct. 22 letter cited Monday by the Associated Press. “I

The American Economy Is Rigged - Scientific American

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Americans are used to thinking that their nation is special. In many ways, it is: the U.S. has by far the most Nobel Prize winners, the largest defense expenditures (almost equal to the next 10 or so countries put together) and the most billionaires (twice as many as China, the closest competitor).