Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

Actor’s Equity On Strike: What’s it all about?

Gordon P. Firemark

If you've been planning to develop your plays and musicals using professional actors in a “developmental” production environment, you may have to put your plans on hold.

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MTP Podcast: Spotify’s Direct Public Offering

Music Technology Policy

Chris Castle explains Spotify’s direct public offering (compared to a traditional IPO) and commentary on how the stock is performing (NOT investment advice). Spotify Case Study: Structuring and Executing a Direct Listing . MusicTech Solutions: Why Will Spotify’s Price Tank?

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Hudson on Anti-Profanity Laws and the First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

David L. Hudson, Jr., has published Anti-Profanity Laws and the First Amendment at 42 T. Marshall L. 203 (2017). Here is the abstract. The essay first examines several current state laws that prohibit profanity under certain circumstances. It then

LawNext Episode 24: Making Legal Research Better, with Judicata Founder Itai Gurari

Media Law

With Judicata , Itai Gurari believes he has built a better legal research platform. A lawyer and computer scientist, his approach to designing a legal research engine was to first “map the legal genome” — that is, map the law with extreme accuracy and granularity.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rips Trump For Systematic Attack On Immigrants.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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ALI’s Restatement of Copyright Scandal

Music Technology Policy

Shownotes for Restatement Scandal: ALI Restatement of Copyright Progress Status (note no chapters have been approved). American Law Institute, Restatement of Copyright project. Restatement of Copyright Participants. Samuelson Letter to ALI Requesting Restatement of Copyright.

Call For Presentation Proposals: Institute For Teaching and Learning Summer Conference

Media Law Prof Blog

From the mailbox: The Institute for Teaching and Learning Summer Conference, "Teaching Today's Law Students," will be held at Washburn University School of Law, June 3-5, 2019. Here's a link to the Call for Presentation Proposals. Proposals for 60 minute

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Botched Redactions Expose New Details Of Mueller's Paul Manafort Case |.

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Postdicting the Future: Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 4: Fixing Unmatched Songwriter Royalties

Music Technology Policy

[In 2013, I wrote 5 articles on Huffington Post titled “5 Things Congress Could Do That Wouldn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime”. The series foreshadowed policies that were addressed in the Music Modernization Act five years later. This is a repost of Part 4 of that series. After the MMA, how did I do?]. The US is alone in the world in maintaining a compulsory license for songs.

Newman on Interpreting Freedom of Thought in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms @UsaskLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Dwight G. Newman, University of Saskatchewan College of Law, is publishing Interpreting Freedom of Thought in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in volume 85 of the Supreme Court Law Review. Here is the abstract. The fundamental freedoms set

New Year Kicks Off With Huge $200M Investment In Legal Tech Company

Media Law

Just a few weeks ago, in my 2018 year-end round-up of the most important legal technology developments , I noted that it had been a banner year for investments in legal technology companies, with the total hitting $1 billion. Now, 2019 is off to a roaring start, with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit , a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation.

Opinion | Borderline Insanity. "President Trump rained cruelties on immigrants and asylum seekers and now wants hundreds of millions of dollars to address the humanitarian crisis he caused.- The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Jan. 7, 2019 The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

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Postdicting the Future: Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime from The Hill

Music Technology Policy

[This is a July 30, 2013 summary from The Hill of my series that first appeared in the Huffington Post on July 26, 2013–let’s see how I did after the Music Modernization Act.]. Create an Audit Right for Songwriters for Compulsory Licenses : One of the oldest compulsory licenses in the Copyright Act is the “mechanical license”, the statutory mandate forcing songwriters to license songs that dates from 1909.

Bârg?oanu and Radu on Some Insights Into Romanians' Digital Behaviour @BargaoanuAlina

Media Law Prof Blog

Alina Bârg?oanu, oanu, National School for Political and Administrative Studies, and Loredana Radu, SNSPA, are publishing Fake News or Disinformation 2.0? Some Insights Into Romanians’ Digital Behaviour, in volume 18 of the Romanian Journal of European Affairs (2018). Here is the

Global Legal Hackathon Launches Initiative To Support Women In Legal Tech; Names Former Wolters Kluwer Exec To Lead It

Media Law

As plans get underway for the second Global Legal Hackathon Feb. 22-24, its organizers today announced it will include an initiative to support up-and-coming women leaders in legal innovation around the world.

This is the legal provision which prohibits Trump from legally using the military to build a wall. I don't believe that conservative judges will support the President in this legal violation.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

343 U.S. 579 (1952) YOUNGSTOWN SHEET & TUBE CO. ET AL. SAWYER. Supreme Court of United States. Argued May 12-13, 1952. Decided June 2, 1952. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT.[*] ".The

Postdicting the Present: Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 3: Create an Audit Right for Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

In 2013, I wrote 5 articles on Huffington Post titled “5 Things Congress Could Do That Wouldn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime”. After the MMA, how did I do? via Postdicting the Present: Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 3: Create an Audit Right for Songwriters — Artist Rights Watch. Post-Dicting Uncategorized Music Modernization Act

FCC to Examine the Process for Awarding Construction Permits for New NCE and LPFM Stations – And Some of the Rules that Apply Once a New Noncommercial CP is Awarded

Broadcast Law Blog

As we wrote on Friday , the government shutdown affects many aspects of FCC operations – and could affect the ability of the FCC to hold its regular monthly meeting, now scheduled for January 30. With the FCC likely shut down for most of this week, just before closing, the FCC released its agenda for the January 30 meeting (which would normally have been released this week – 3 weeks before the meeting).

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Live at 6 ET Today: The Last ‘This Week in Law’

Media Law

After 448 episodes, Denise Howell is calling it a wrap on her vide0 and audio podcast This Week in Law , which she currently cohosts with Stefan Szpajda , an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle. I’ll be the guest as they broadcast the show live today at 6 p.m. Eastern time. (To To watch, go to the show website at 6 and click Live at the top of the page.) You’ll also be able to watch or listen to the recording afterwards.

Sarah Sanders wilts as Fox's Chris Wallace grills her for lying about terrorists on the border. There has never been a documented case of any terrorist crossing the southern US border. Even Fox News is acknowledging this reality.

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Robert De Niro: ‘Trump is a real racist, a white supremacist’ | Film | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Robert De Niro: ‘Trump is a real racist, a white supremacist’ | Film | The Guardian

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'Congresswomen dance too': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back with new v.

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Conference Preview: AI in the Spotlight when Legalweek Convenes Jan. 28

Media Law

With Legaltech , one of the world’s largest and most-important legal technology conferences, just two weeks away, we are at a time when it has never been more obvious how tech is transforming the practice of law. With the proliferation of legal tech startups and new apps on the market seemingly every day, lawyers are in a prime position to take advantage of innovations that offer the possibility to achieve what once seemed unachievable – doing more with less.

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Copyright Royalty Board Final Decision on Rates for Business Establishment Services

Broadcast Law Blog

In one of those year-end decisions that got lost in the holiday rush, in late November, the Copyright Royalty Board issued its final ruling on the rates to be paid to SoundExchange by “business establishment services” for the ephemeral copies of sound recordings when these music services transmit programming to their customers. We wrote about the CRB’s proposal to adopt these rules in May of last year, and our comments on the decision remain relevant to explaining this order.

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Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Years before President Trump forced a government shutdown over a border wall, triggering a momentous test of wills in Washington, Representative Steve King of Iowa took to the House floor to show off a model of a 12-foot border wall he had designed.

FCC Releases Draft Order to Abolish FCC Form 397 Mid-Term EEO Report

Broadcast Law Blog

Along with the draft NPRM we wrote about yesterday to consider changes to the FCC’s rules for granting new construction permits for noncommercial stations and LPFMs, the FCC last week issued another draft order to be considered at its January 30 meeting, assuming that the partial government shutdown has been resolved and the FCC has returned to normal operations.

January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – The Shutdown Does Not Put Everything on Hold

Broadcast Law Blog

We typically publish our article about upcoming regulatory dates before the beginning of each month, but this month, the looming FCC shutdown and determining its effect on filing deadlines pushed back our schedule.

Ruby Receptionists Acquires ProfessionalChats, Expanding Its Offerings Into Online Chat

Media Law

The Portland, Ore., virtual receptionist company Ruby Receptionists is today announcing its acquisition of the online chat service ProfessionalChats , a three-year-old company based in Kansas City, Mo. This is the first acquisition by Ruby, which was founded in 2003, and it will allow it to offer its customers managed chat services through their websites, Google listings and Facebook.

Rep. Lieu: Trump’s national emergency is ‘made up’

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Lieu: Trump’s national emergency is ‘made up

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