Sat.Feb 16, 2019 - Fri.Feb 22, 2019

Guest Post by Iain Baker of @jesusjonesband on the PledgeMusic Situation

Music Technology Policy

[Used by permission of the artist. This post is from a series of tweets by Iain Baker of Jesus Jones regarding both their experience being cut off by PledgeMusic and also the implications for the larger music business.]. The music business is fond of winning battles, and losing wars. The best example I can think of is squashing Napster – that victory was anything but – it didn’t hold back the tide of downloads, it merely hastened the rise of streaming.

For ALT, It’s Second Conference Was A Reckoning

Media Law

In 2017, a group of longtime and prominent members of the International Legal Technology Association , unhappy with the association’s direction, broke off and formed an alternative, the Association of Legal Technologists.

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The Conversation On CNN's Hire of Sarah Isgur Flores @ConversationUS

Media Law Prof Blog

Sarah Isgur Flores moves to CNN. The Conversation examines similar media hires and analyzes this one

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YouTube removes ads from anti-vaccination video channels - CNET Thank goodness, an entity standing up for science against superstition and ignorance, a rare commodity in 2019.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

YouTube removes ads from anti-vaccination video channels - CNET

It’s Time to Tell Them #IRespectMusic: Big Radio Starts the Anti-Artist Drumbeat with the Fake Local Radio Freedom Act Take 2

Music Technology Policy

Remember the Local Radio Freedom Act from last year? Well, they’re back with a new LRFA (pronounced “screw you”). This Congress can’t agree about much, but they can agree they want to keep screwing artists. Here’s the deal. LRFA is the Alinsky-style straw man–demonize your opponent as something you want people to believe your opponent to be (a “tax” for example), then perpetuate that mischaracterization no matter what. (In

Alternative Legal Service Company Axiom Prepares for IPO; Spins Off Two Companies

Media Law

Major news today regarding the alternative legal services provider Axiom : the company has taken steps to prepare for an initial public offering and, separately, has spun off two companies as separate entities. Axiom said today that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

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"Magic Hour," Series Featuring Young Journalist, Now Filming

Media Law Prof Blog

Currently filming in Vancouver, BC: Magic Hour (Apple/Paramount), a ten-episode series based on the life and stories of young journalist Hilde Lysiak. More here from Deadline Hollywood. and here, from Inside Vancouver

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A Call to Regulate E-Cig Advertising – What is the FCC’s Role in Regulating Advertising For the Vices?

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent months, there have been many calls to regulate e-cigs , and potentially to regulate the marketing of all sorts of vaping products , including a call last week by an FCC Commissioner in an op-ed article in USA Today. As we wrote several months ago , these suggestions have been based in the fear that increased promotion of vaping products have led to an increase in tobacco use among children.

Lawyers’ E-Discovery Competence Improving, Judges in Survey Say

Media Law

The majority of federal judges believe that the lawyers who appear before them show an adequate level of knowledge and expertise in e-discovery matters, according to a recently published survey.

Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him - The New York Times

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"WASHINGTON — As federal prosecutors in Manhattan gathered evidence late last year about President Trump’s role in silencing women with hush payments during the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump called Matthew G. Whitaker, his newly installed attorney general, with a question.

Lucy McBath On Gun Control Bill HR 8: “I Refuse To Let Anyone In This Ro.

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Democratic party elites silence Ilhan Omar at their peril | Trita Parsi and Stephen Wertheim | Opinion | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"This week Democrats plunged into two controversies that portend danger for the party as the 2020 election season begins.

Kaepernick Beat The NFL

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David Gergen: There's no border emergency, it's a fake

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Lucy McBath On Gun Control Bill HR 8: “I Refuse To Let Anyone In This Ro.

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PracticePanther and Bill4Time Merge Into Single Legal Technology Company

Media Law

Over the past two years, the company Alpine SG (ASG) has acquired two legal technology companies, the practice-management platform PracticePanther in 2018 (which I covered here ) and the time, billing and practice-management platform Bill4Time in 2017. Now, ASG is merging the two companies to create a unified legal technology business, ASG LegalTech. Soumya Nettimi , who was named CEO of PracticePanther last October, will now become CEO of ASG LegalTech.

Freelance Lawyer Company LAWCLERK Adds Service for Corporate Counsel

Media Law

LAWCLERK , a legal services marketplace where solo and small-firm attorneys can hire freelance lawyers for short-term projects, has launched a new service targeted at corporate counsel, LAWCLERK for General Counsel. Like the company’s standard service, LAWCLERK for General Counsel allows corporate counsel to post one-off projects to the LAWCLERK marketplace for short-term help from freelance lawyers.

Heresy: Electronic Research Company Fastcase Publishes Book — In Print

Media Law

Yes, my title is meant to be tongue-in-cheek. But it is notable nevertheless that Fastcase , a company that has helped pioneer the field of affordable electronic legal research, today announced the release of a new book, its first in print. It was two years ago that Fastcase launched a legal publishing arm , called Full Court Press, with the mission to produce law journals, legal treatises, deskbooks, and other legal resources.

Where You’ll Find Me At ABA TECHSHOW (As Well As Beer and Food)

Media Law

ABA TECHSHOW is just a week away. Here are some of the events I’ll be attending there: Wednesday, Feb. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Women of Legal Tech Summit , a symposium on closing the gender gap in legal tech, at Chicago-Kent College of Law. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: TECHSHOW kicks off with our third-annual startup pitch competition , hosted by me and generously sponsored by Clio. In the exhibit hall. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Catching Up: Three Notable News Items from Last Week: Smart Contracts, AI Referrals and Women of Legal Tech

Media Law

Because I was traveling last week to attend the ctrl ALT del conference of the Association of Legal Technologists (which I wrote about here), I fell behind on some notable news stories from the world of legal technology. Here are three: Monax Launches Blockchain Smart Contracts Platform. Last year, I wrote here about the launch of the Agreements Network , a blockchain-based platform developed by the company Monax and a consortium of allied law firms and legal technology companies.

Breaking: ILTA Names Joy Heath Rush as CEO

Media Law

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) said today that Joy Heath Rush, who has been serving as its interim chief executive officer since October 2018, has been formally named as CEO effective immediately. “When we brought Joy on as interim CEO, it was with the hope that ILTA would become her new home,” Angela Down, president of ILTA’s board of directors, said in a statement.

FCC To Consider Rule for Repacking Expense Reimbursement for Radio and LPTV, and New Rules for Sale of Satellite Television Stations, at March Meeting

Broadcast Law Blog

At its March 15 meeting, the FCC is scheduled to consider two items dealing with broadcasters, according to a blog post authored by Chairman Pai published yesterday. The first item to be considered deals with LPTV stations and TV translators , as well FM broadcasters – setting out the rules for reimbursement to be paid to these stations for costs they incurred due to the repacking of the television spectrum following the TV incentive auction.

People Power Action Event | PeoplePower.org LOCATION: Outside Federal Immigration Court 180 Ted Turner Dr SW Atlanta, GA 30303 DATE AND TIME: Monday, February 18, noon

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LOCATION: Outside Federal Immigration Court 180 Ted Turner Dr SW Atlanta, GA 30303 DATE AND TIME: Monday, February 18, noon HOST: Stephanie Ali ATTENDEE COUNT: 11 attendees EVENT CATEGORIES: Other SIGN UP Email address* First name* Last name* ZIP Code* Mobile phone* SIGN UP FOR EVENT By submitting this form, you are agreeing to receive periodic updates from People Power and other ACLU channels.

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FCC Starts First EEO Audit of Radio and TV Stations for 2019 – And Announces Upcoming Review of its EEO Audit and Enforcement Program

Broadcast Law Blog

On Friday, the FCC issued its first EEO audit of almost 300 radio and TV stations across the country (see the model audit letter and list of stations affected here ), the day after announcing its intent to abolish the Form 397 EEO Mid-Term Report (see our articles here and here ).