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Speaking at Podcast Movement, Evolutions!

Gordon P. Firemark

Next week, I'll be speaking at the Podcast Movement – Evolutions conference in Los Angeles. My talk is about content acquisition and compensation structures for podcasters. I'll be covering how to pay for and get paid for content as a podcaster.

SMU Law School Call for Applications: First Amendment Fellow @SMULawSchool

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Southern Methodist University School of Law has posted a call for applications for a First Amendment Fellow in its First Amendment Clinic. See here

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The Singularity is Nigh: Amazon Fake Brand Personality Follows China’s Fake News Presenter with US Right of Publicity Infringement

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Remember when China’s Xinhua News Agency debuted its first AI news presenter modeled after real Xinhua anchor Zhang Zhao (taking “fake news” to a whole new level)? Not to be outdone, Amazon has taken fake presenters to a whole new level–fake endorsers!

Ransomware Attacks Hit Three Law Firms in Last 24 Hours

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Five U.S. law firms — three in the last 24 hours — have been among the companies and organizations targeted by a new round of ransomware attacks. In two of the cases, a portion of the firms’ stolen data has already been posted online, including client information.

REGISTER NOW! Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp live and in-person in conjunction with Podfest Expo.

Gordon P. Firemark

On March 6th, I'll be holding my Podcaster’s Legal & Business Bootcamp live , and in person. The workshop, previously conducted online, will coincide with the Podfest Multimedia Expo in Orlando, Florida, where I'll also be speaking. Register Now!

Moscon and Hilty on Digital Markets, Rules of Conduct and Liability of Online Intermediaries--Analysis of Two Case Studies @maxplancklaw @GCFrosio

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Valentina Moscon and Reto Hilty, both of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, University of Trento Faculty of Law, are publishing Digital Markets, Rules of Conduct and Liability of Online Intermediaries—Analysis of Two Case Studies: Unfair Commercial Practices

@realrobcopeland: WSJ Reports Google Reveals YouTube Revenues of $15 billion of Value Gap, CEO Wants More–Where’s Ours?

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[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on ArtistRightsWatch.com]. Very insightful reporting from Rob Copeland at WSJ on Google’s revenue that culls out YouTube’s share of Google’s revenue–and boy are we getting hosed.

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Rocket Matter Acquires Payments Company LexCharge, Will Integrate with Practice Management Platform

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The practice management company Rocket Matter is announcing today that it has acquired LexCharge LLC , a payment processing company that specializes in handling payments for legal professionals.

FCC Enforcement Coming over Alleged Privacy Violations for Disclosure of Consumers’ Geolocation Data

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On January 31st, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai transmitted a letter in response to a prior inquiry from a number of House members regarding the status of the Commission’s investigation into reports that the major wireless carriers were allegedly disclosing consumers’ real time geolocation data to data aggregators. The aggregators were, in turn, were selling location-based data and services to other companies or individuals, purportedly without the mobile user’s knowledge or consent.

Senate GOP, Except for Mitt Romney, Acquits Trump in Impeachment Trial:

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Mitt Romney says he'll vote to convict Trump

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Derrick Bell, Barack Obama, and WGBH's 10 O'Clock News — The Rewind Epis.

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Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions Introduces AI-Powered Tool for Legal Bill Review #Legalweek20

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Three years ago, Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions introduced LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer , a service for in-house legal-bill review teams that combines machine learning and other advanced technologies with human expertise to help review law firm invoices and ensure that they accurately and consistently adhere to billing guidelines. Today, ELM Solutions is introducing a variation on that product, the LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer Data Service, a managed service designed to provide bill review teams with AI and data analytics technology to improve their efficiency and reduce legal spend. Jeffrey Solomon, senior director of data analytics and artificial intelligence products at ELM Solutions, told me during a briefing last week that the key difference between the two products is in whether the customer uses ELM’s expertise or its own internal expertise. The original BillAnalyzer is a fully managed expert service in which AI technologies and legal experts are used together to help customers optimize their legal bill review process. The new BillAnalyzer Data Service provides the AI and analytics technologies to support customers’ internal review teams, with the same goal of helping them optimize their bill review process. Since introducing the original product, Solomon explained, ELM heard from a number of customers with well-established in-house review teams that they wanted to take advantage of the BillAnalyzer technology but while maintaining their existing operational structure. Jonah Paransky, executive vice president and general manager of ELM Solutions, said that the amount of legal spend going through the expert service has increased by six times since 2018, and has provided legal cost savings of up to 10% and improvement in billing guideline compliance of up to 20%. “Now, we are thrilled to harness the largest repository of legal spend data in the world with AI and advanced technology to help an additional group of customers solve real problems,” Paransky said. Among the insights the data service can provide are: Timekeeper Performance Index. Historic adjustments of a timekeeper by role, to capture billing behaviors. Out of Pattern Billing. Identifies invoice lines with unusually higher dollar amount for set of combinations of Task, Activity, Role, Rate and Units compared to timekeeper benchmarks. Natural Language Processing. Eliminates uncertainty and inaccuracy around task codes by reading the narrative to interpret the work performed. Semantic Search. Similar keywords that historically resulted in adjustments are used to determine possibility of future adjustment. UTBMS Description Score. Uses line-level expense descriptions to deduce numbers of words written. Lines with detailed description have a lower likelihood of adjustment. Line Item Duration. Time between invoice submission and task completion subject to LSA. Probabilistic Stacking. Feature optimization process that brings all the important features only considering line item description and its importance to potential adjustments. Topic Based Adjustment. Segmentation of line item descriptions responsible for potential adjustments. Law Firm Risk Index. Performance indicator for a Law firm based on historical adjustment rate. If you are attending Legalweek, ELM Solutions is exhibiting in Booth 2117. Uncategorized Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions

GOP Senators Block Witnesses in Trump Impeachment Cover-Up: A Closer Look

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Watch Schiff’s warning for GOP senators at Trump’s trial: We must say en.

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AI Contract Management Company Evisort to Roll Out Pre-Signature Workflow Module #Legalweek20

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Fresh on the heels of its $15 million Series A funding round in December, the artificial intelligence contract management company Evisort is today announcing plans to release a new workflow module that will offer pre-signature contract-generation and approval workflows in combination with the company’s post-signature contract analytics. Evisort says that the new module, slated for release in the second quarter of this year, will enable companies to unify their contracting process within a single, centralized framework. . Those attending Legalweek this week can the module demonstrated at the Evisort booth, which is Booth 3008 in Americas Hall 2, or by scheduling a demo by emailing info@evisort.com. Users will be able to generate contracts based on templates and approved legal language to accelerate deals. The module will streamline the pre-signature contract creation and approval process with highly customizable contract generation and workflow capabilities, Evisort says. Using AI trained on millions of documents, the tool will help companies close contracts more quickly through a modern contract review intake process and triaging system. The new pre-signature system will integrate seamlessly with its existing contract analytics product, Evisort says. Evisort was founded in 2016 by two Harvard Law School students, Jerry Ting and Jake Sussman (who both graduated last year), and MIT student Amine Anoun. Their vision was to build a platform that used AI to help companies mine their contracts for insights and key information by turning unstructured text into structured data. Users can have visibility into where the pending contract is in the approval process and reviewers can set up workflows to optimize their tasks. In December 2018, they introduced their flagship product , Document Analyzer, a cloud-based AI and text-mining application that helps enterprises analyze and manage their contracts. Last month, they announced a Series A funding round of $15 million, led by Vertex Ventures , part of a global network of funds backed by Singapore-based Temasek , and Microsoft Corporation’s M12 Ventures , with participation by Amity and Serra Ventures. Earlier last year, they had raised $4.5 million in seed funding, on top of an initial angel round. When I spoke to Ting at the time of the investment last month, he told me that a major goal for the company is to build a true end-to-end product for managing legal documents within an enterprise. While other AI contracts products focus on signed documents, none provide a solution that manages the full document lifecycle, he said then. With the pre-signature module announced today, it appears that Evisort has taken a major step towards achieving that goal. Evisort Uncategorized

UpCounsel to Shut Down; Was Marketplace for Freelance Lawyers

Media Law

Lawyer marketplace UpCounsel is shutting down. The San Francisco based company, which has raised a total of $26 million, including a $12 million Series B in April 2018, notified customers by email this morning that it will shut down permanently on March 4.

MaxVal Releases Major Update to its IP Management Platform with New Analytics and Reporting #Legalweek20

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With Legalweek starting tomorrow, MaxVal , a Silicon Valley-based intellectual property software company, is today announcing the release of a major update of its IP management system. Symphony 3.6

The Trump Senate Trial Is this American Exceptionalism?

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What comes next after Senate voted to block witnesses in impeachment trial?

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Chris Cuomo: You should be mad as hell

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Republicans Block Impeachment Witnesses, Clearing Path for Trump Acquittal - The New York Times. As Expected The Gangster Conspiracy Is Successful.

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Republicans Block Impeachment Witnesses, Clearing Path for Trump Acquittal - The New York Times