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Goldenziel and Cheema on How U.S. Law Hampers the Fight Against Information Warfare @JillGoldenziel

Media Law Prof Blog

Jill I. Goldenziel, Marine Corps University-Command and Staff College; University of Pennsylvania; Harvard University, and Manal Cheema University of Virginia - School of Law, Alumnus or Degree Candidate Author, have published The New Fighting Words?: How U.S. Law Hampers the

New ‘LawZam Consults’ Allows Lawyers to Sell Text or Video Legal Consultations

Media Law

A new service launching today, LawZam Consults , allows lawyers to provide 15-60 minute text and video client consultations for a fee via a mobile-friendly online platform.

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@richardjburgess: The So-Called ‘Local Radio Freedom Act’ Is Actually an Anti-Creator, Anti-Property-Rights Bill — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and its army of highly paid lobbyists are asking Members of Congress to cosponsor a bill that they have the nerve to call the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA). In past Congresses, many lawmakers have been deceived into cosponsoring this legislation, being told that it is a non-controversial sense-of-Congress resolution aimed at protecting local radio stations. In fact, it is an anti-creator, anti-property-rights bill.

Trump Is Against America! #ResistanceIsNotFutile

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Trimble on Copyright and Geoblocking @unlvlaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Marketa Trimble, UNLV School of Law, is publishing Copyright and Geoblocking: The Consequences of Eliminating Geoblocking in volume 25 of Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law (2019). Here is the abstract. Geoblocking has become a common companion of

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LawNext Episode 30: ABA TECHSHOW’s Startup Pitch Competition

Media Law

Last week, ABA TECHSHOW presented the third annual Startup Pitch Competition , which I was thrilled to moderate and help organize. Fifteen legal technology startups presented three-minute pitches before a live audience of TECHSHOW attendees, who then voted for their favorite. In this special edition of LawNext, we partner with the Legal Talk Network to present a recording of the live event.

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@crispinhunt: Critics of Article 13 are Weaving a Narrative with No Relationship to Fact — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[An excellent post by songwriter and BASCA chair Crispin Hunt on the remarkable disinformation campaign being waged by legacy tech companies against safe harbor reform in Europe.] A recent article by Rhett Jones, which appeared in Gizmodo, perfectly encapsulated the feverish disinformation campaign around Article 13 being undertaken by US tech companies and their minions. […]. via @crispinhunt: Critics of Article 13 are Weaving a Narrative with No Relationship to Fact — Artist Rights Watch

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EPIC Obtains FBI Media Guidelines for NSLs

Media Law Prof Blog

Back in 2017, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a FOIA request to obtain the FBI's rules for using National Security Letters (NSLs) when it interacts with the press. The FBI has now released those rules. More here from

As Neota Logic Rolls Out Platform Upgrade, New CEO Targets Growth

Media Law

Artificial intelligence company Neota Logic today rolled out version 9.2

FTC Obtains Record $5.7 Million Fine for Children’s Privacy Protection Act Violation

Broadcast Law Blog

When is your website or app covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule ? Although there are gray areas under COPPA, one clear way to fall under this law is to know that you’re collecting information from children under the age of 13 online. That’s part of what landed Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, in trouble with the FTC – including a record-setting COPPA fine of $5.7 million.

Sexism in the media continues to be a problem as "The Hill" engages in one of the oldest tropes known to womankind in American culture.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Registrations, not Applications: Supreme Court Says Copyright Owners Must Wait to Sue

New Media and Technology Law

This Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. Wall-Street.com, LLC , 586 U.S. _ (Mar. 4, 2019), that a copyright owner may commence an infringement suit only when the Copyright Office determines whether or not to register a copyright, as opposed to when the owner submits an application and fee for registration. The widely-followed case resolves a simple question, but has far-reaching practical implications for U.S. copyright litigation.

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Texas Is Latest State To Adopt Duty Of Technology Competence

Media Law

A big space just got filled in on my map of the states that have adopted the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers, as Texas becomes the 36th state to do so. On Feb. 26, 2019, the Supreme Court of Texas entered an order amending Paragraph 8 of Rule 1.01 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. The amended comment now reads (emphasis added): Maintaining Competence.

PIRATE Act Passes House of Representatives Imposing Fines of $100,000 a Day on Unlicensed Radio Operators – Now on to the Senate

Broadcast Law Blog

The PIRATE Act , imposing Federal penalties on pirate radio station operators, was passed last week by the US House of Representatives and referred to the US Senate for consideration. We wrote about versions of this bill introduced in prior Congressional sessions here and here. This bill, among other things, would impose penalties of up to $100,000 a day for violations of the Act, up to a total maximum fine of $2 million.

Opinion | What if the Mueller Report Demands Bold Action? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

By J.T. Smith II Mr. Smith served as executive assistant to Attorney General Elliot Richardson in 1973. "If If Mueller’s findings compel legal action, the attorney general should reconsider the policy against indictment of a sitting president.

In the Middle of His Official Business, Trump Took the Time to Send Checks to Michael Cohen - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" WASHINGTON — On a busy day at the White House, President Trump hosted senators to talk about tax cuts, accused a Democratic congresswoman of distorting his condolence call to a soldier’s widow and suffered another court defeat for his travel ban targeting Muslim countries.

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Trump Dismisses 81 House Document Requests. Here’s Where They Went. - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — President Trump dismissed on Tuesday an expansive document request by House Democrats scrutinizing whether he obstructed justice or abused power as nothing more than a political sideshow — and he suggested the White House might not cooperate.

Open Wounds, Head Injuries, Fever: Ailing Migrants Suffer at the Border - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Open Wounds, Head Injuries, Fever: Ailing Migrants Suffer at the Border - The New York Times

ICE releases 12 infants after complaints about detention center conditions

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump’s Grip Shows Signs of Slipping as Senate Prepares to Block Wall Emergency - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

House Democrats open sweeping corruption probe into Trump’s world - POLITICO

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

House Democrats open sweeping corruption probe into Trump’s world - POLITICO

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Opinion | How Giuliani Might Take Down Trump - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The parallels between the Mafia and the Trump Organization are striking, and Giuliani perfected the template for prosecuting organized crime. Mr. Graff is the author of “The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s F.B.I. and the War on Global Terror.”

Opinion | Why White People Need Blackface - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By George Yancy, www.nytimes.comView OriginalMarch 4th, 2019 To understand this degrading practice, we must examine the white face that refuses to see itself in its own monstrous creations. Mr. Yancy is a philosophy professor and author.

Pressed by Climate Activists, Senate Democrats to ‘Go on Offense’ - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

WASHINGTON — Facing a showdown vote as early as this month over the embattled “Green New Deal,” Senate Democrats are preparing a counteroffensive to make combating climate change a central issue of their 2020 campaigns — a striking shift on an issue they have shied away from for the past decade.

Why I Got Deported From Uganda?

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Fmr Prosecutor: Cohen Opened A 'Pandora's Box' Of Trump 'Crimes' | The B.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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"Michael Cohen OutsGangsta President"

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Building Bridges Between Africans & African Diaspora

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Fastcase Partners With TransUnion To Offer Public Records Search And Analytics

Media Law

Legal research service Fastcase is announcing today a partnership with TransUnion that will give its subscribers access to public records information and analytics for individuals and businesses via TransUnion’s TLOxp platform. The partnership will provide Fastcase subscribers with single sign-on access to information such as addresses, phones, places of employment, professional licenses, criminal records, bankruptcies, liens, assets, relatives, associations, and more.

For My ATL Column This Week: A Review of ABA TECHSHOW

Media Law

I spent most of last week in Chicago for ABA TECHSHOW. After 33 years, this conference — among the leading legal technology and practice management conferences in the country — remains relevant and essential. For my column this week at Above the Law, I offer my TECHSHOW post-mortem: After 33 Years, The ABA TECHSHOW Remains Relevant And Essential

Paul Manafort Is Sentenced to Less Than 4 Years in 1 of 2 Cases Against Him - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Paul Manafort got off with far to easy a sentence given the scope of his wrongdoing and his unrepentant attitude. Young kids of color have are regularly sentenced for longer for swelling and ounce of marijuana. This is a disgrace but sadly not surprising. This is a central case of how color and economic privilege work together in America. Paul Manafort Is Sentenced to Less Than 4 Years in 1 of 2 Cases Against Him - The New York Times

Opinion | Ilhan Omar’s Microaggression - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Even some of her critics have to admit that the attacks on her are ridiculous and no one is saying what she is saying is not true. The identity politics fiasco surrounding Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been excruciating. Half of me is angry at her. The other half is furious for her.

ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees Under Review – How Performing Rights Organizations, Antitrust Policy and Statutory Licenses Could Create a Controversy

Broadcast Law Blog

In the last few weeks, the press has been buzzing with speculation that the Department of Justice is moving toward suggesting changes in the antitrust consent decrees that govern the operations of ASCAP and BMI.

March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Preparing for License Renewal Tops the List

Broadcast Law Blog

March is one of those unusual months in the broadcast regulatory cycle, where there are no routine EEO public file obligations, and no quarterly filing obligations or other regularly scheduled regulatory deadlines. That means that my tardiness in publishing this article before the start of the month did not miss anything important.