Sat.Jul 06, 2019 - Fri.Jul 12, 2019

What, Me Worry: The Decline of MAD Magazine and David Simon’s Dire Prediction

Music Technology Policy

The cover of the first magazine issue of MAD in 1955 bore these prophetic words: This magazine is vital for you to read and inside you will find an extremely important message from the editors.

AI-Driven Brief Analysis Comes to Westlaw, But Does It Differ From Competitors?

Media Law

In 2016, Casetext , the legal research startup, introduced CARA , a tool that uses artificial intelligence to analyze users’ uploaded briefs and memoranda and find relevant cases the document missed.

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The Chicago Defender Ends Its Print Edition Run, Goes Digital Only, Today

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: The Chicago Defender ceases print publication today. It will continue its digital edition. Notes the Times, "Decade by decade, the newspaper told the story of black life in America. It took note of births and

FCC Highlights State EAS Plans – Is Your Station Doing What It is Supposed to Be Doing?

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC earlier last week posted on its Blog an article from the Chief of its Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau about state EAS plans , stressing how important these plans are to making sure that any emergency message conveyed through an EAS alert is properly transmitted to all who are supposed to receive it, so that it ultimately reaches the members of the public who should be aware of the emergency situation which triggered the alert.

The Countdown to Modernity: Copyright Royalty Board Posts Notices and Rules for MLC Assessment Proceeding — Artist Rights Watch

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LexBlog Upgrades Publishing Platform to Enhance Mobile Performance and Ranking of Blogs

Media Law

LexBlog today is rolling out a major enhancement of its publishing platform that should mean its customers’ blogs will load significantly faster on mobile devices, rank higher in search results, and display better on certain social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.

Reposted: CFP: Program of the Section on Communication, Media & Information Law, AALS 2020 Annual Meeting @LiliLevi_UMLaw @TheAALS

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE PROGRAM OF THE SECTION ON COMMUNICATION, MEDIA & INFORMATION LAW AALS 2020 ANNUAL MEETING The Section on Communication, Media & Information Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from which an additional presenter

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Web Scraping Decisions Consider Contract Cause of Action

New Media and Technology Law

Two recent web scraping disputes highlight some important issues regarding whether a website owner may successfully allege a breach of contract action against a commercial party that has scraped website content contrary to “ clickwrap ” and “ browsewrap ” website terms of use. In Southwest Airlines Co. Roundpipe, LLC , No. 18-0033 (N.D. 22, 2019), a Texas district court declined to dismiss Southwest Airlines Co.’s

Michigan Seeks Input On Adopting Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

Thirty-six states have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, and now Michigan is considering joining the list with proposed changes to its Rules of Professional Conduct.

More Time for Comments on DOJ Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees – Now Due August 9

Broadcast Law Blog

In a very important proceeding we summarized here , the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is reviewing the antitrust consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI – the decrees that require that these performing rights organizations treat similarly situated licensees (and artists) in the same way and which allow a Court to review the reasonableness of the rates that ASCAP and BMI propose.

Tensions Between Pelosi and Progressive Democrats of ‘the Squad’ Burst Into Flame - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Litera Microsystems Acquires Workshare, Extending Document Capabilities

Media Law

The document technology company Litera Microsystems said today that it has acquired Workshare , a London company that provides products used by legal professionals for document comparison, protection and sharing.

DoNotPay Raises $4.6M from Silicon Valley Venture Firms

Media Law

DoNotPay , the company founded in 2015 by a London teenager who developed a “robot lawyer” to help people automatically appeal parking tickets, said last week that it had raised $4.6 million in a funding round backed by a number of big-name Silicon Valley investors.

Attending AALL? Watch for our Litigation Analytics Super Session

Media Law

If you are attending the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries starting Saturday in Washington, D.C., then consider attending Monday’s “super session” on the use of litigation analytics in federal and state courts. The 2.5

Annual ‘Fastcase 50’ Named, Honoring Law’s Innovators and Visionaries

Media Law

Annually since 2011, legal research company Fastcase has named the Fastcase 50 , an award that honors “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.” ” Today, Fastcase named its 2019 honorees, a list that includes practicing lawyers, legal academics, law librarians, corporate counsel, journalists, company executives, bar leaders, and government officials. Full disclosure: I was included on the inaugural 2011 list.].

Casetext Adds Public Records Search through Partnership with Tracers

Media Law

Subscribers to the legal research company Casetext can now get access to public and business records at a reduced cost, as the result of a new partnership between the company and Tracers , a provider of public records data to law firms, software integrators, technology partners and others.

Opinion | What Is Nancy Pelosi Thinking?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"And can “woke capitalism” be trusted? June 10, 2019 Is consumer activism an effective political strategy? Has corporate America become a force for social liberalism? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists talk “woke capitalism.”

AOC calls for dismantling Homeland Security. Will other Democrats follow? John Armwood Just now · YouTube · AOC calls out Pelosi for her calling out of four freshmen congresswomen of color. Watch this video, especially if you think Pelosi is on the side of people of color.

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Jeffrey Epstein Embodies Elite Impunity

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The sheer scale of the crimes Jeffrey Epstein has allegedly committed staggers the imagination. Yet Epstein, who was arrested in New York on Sunday on charges of sexual trafficking of minors, was not an individual miscreant, a lone Humbert Humbert who transgressed against widely shared social norms.

Migrant Children Describe Sex Assault, Retaliation By Border Agents | Ra.

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Chris Cuomo SHOCKED By Bill Maher Drops A BIGB00M To END Trump's Career

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Opinion | The Bro-iness of Joe Biden - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

By Charles M. Blow July 7, 2019 Joe Biden has a 1960s T.V. dad quality that can sometimes be charming and nostalgia-provoking but is just as often problematic and cringe-inducing. He is a man of a particular time whose evolution seems to be slowing.

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James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door. - The New York Times

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"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — So many Monroes in rural Albemarle County remember the moment they asked a parent or grandparent if they were somehow connected to the nation’s fifth president, James Monroe.

Jonathan Kozol: Joe Biden Didn’t Just Praise Segregationists. He Also Sp.

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Phoenix Cops’ Extreme Response to Shoplifting Caught on Tape | The Daily.

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Roland Martin Deconstructs Joe Biden's Problem With Segregation, 'Bussin.

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Japanese-American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids.

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Powerful Democrat seeks probe of CBP leaders after secret Facebook groups revealed

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Why I love a country that once betrayed me | George Takei

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Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Loomi.

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Joe Biden Supported A Constitutional Amendment To End Busing In 1975 : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Joe Biden Supported A Constitutional Amendment To End Busing In 1975 : NPR