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Notes and Materials on TikTok from MusicBiz Conference

Music Technology Policy

I was pleased to moderate a panel on TikTok’s situation for the Music Business Association with an all-star panel of experts. You can access our voluminous panel materials here including the panelists biographies. The following is my opening statement followed by the panel outline with some page number cross references to the panel materials. Opening Statement. TikTok has become a major marketing tool for artists in the music business.

Launching Today: LexFusion Aims to Turbocharge Tech Adoption by Changing the Sales Paradigm

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Two legal industry veterans are today launching a company that they believe will change the paradigm for how law firms and legal departments purchase technology — and thereby turbocharge the adoption and use of innovative technologies throughout law practice and operations.

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Martin Johnson, LSU Journalism Dean, Passes Away

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Louisiana State University has let us know of the sudden death of Martin Johnson, dean and professor at the university's Manship School. The dean passed away in his sleep last night. His wife Sherri, a professor in the History Department

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Black residents nearly four times as likely to be cited by Los Angeles police, report finds | US news | The Guardian

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Police officers arrest a man in Los Angeles.

Spotify’s Got Another Artist Relations Issue: Joe Rogan

Music Technology Policy

Remember when Spotify bought Joe Rogan’s podcast and signed him to deliver futures? Big money, big press release. Big chuckles in some quarters, why? Welcome to the world of artist relations, Mr. Ek. Here’s a suggestion. When you sign an artist who you know is controversial going in, expect…you know…controversy. Is that really so hard to figure out? And understand that whatever that artist does, their brand is potentially going to be wrapped around your brand.

New LawClerk Feature Allows In-Platform Voice and Video Calls between Lawyers and Freelancers

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LAWCLERK , an online marketplace where solos and small firms can hire freelance lawyers to assist them with specific projects, is today introducing a feature that allows hiring lawyers and freelancers to instantly meet for voice and video calls.

Wilson and Land on Hate Speech on Social Media @richardawilson7

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Richard Ashby Wilson and Molly K. Land, both of University of Connecticut School of Law, are publishing Hate Speech on Social Media: Towards a Context-Specific Content Moderation Policy in the Connecticut Law Review. Here is the abstract. For all practical

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DOJ Submits CDA Reform Proposal to Congress to Curtail Protections for Online Platforms

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Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act , 47 U.S.C. 230 (“Section 230” or the “CDA”), enacted in 1996, is generally viewed as the most important statute supporting the growth of Internet commerce.

Legalweek Makes It Official: It’s Going Virtual – Not to Mention Free and Extended

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In news that will be a surprise to no one, Legalweek New York , one of the largest and most-anticipated annual legal technology and legal industry conferences, will go virtual this year.

Craig and Tarantino on An Hundred Stories in Ten Days': COVID-19 Lessons For Culture, Learning, and Copyright Law @CraigCarys @bobtarantino

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Carys J. Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Bob Tarantino, Dentons Canada LLP, are publishing 'An Hundred Stories in Ten Days': COVID-19 Lessons for Culture, Learning, and Copyright Law in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Here is the abstract.

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Four Winners Named in The Changing Lawyer Awards 2020

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Two legal professionals, a law firm and a legal technology company were named yesterday as winners of the third annual The Changing Lawyer Awards , presented by the legal technology company Litera to recognize those in the legal industry who drive change through new technology, service models or behavior.

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On LawNext: Joe Borstein and Basha Rubin on the Launch of LexFusion

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In this exclusive interview recorded in advance of the Oct.

Join Us Tomorrow As Legaltech Journalists Discuss the Week’s Top Stories

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We are back tomorrow, Oct. 2, for our regular Friday Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable, where we discuss and dissect the top news stories of the last week in legal tech and innovation. Join us Friday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. It’s on Zoom and all free, but registration is required.

Census Update: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Global coronavirus deaths pass 1m with no sign rate is slowing | World news | The Guardian

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Global coronavirus deaths pass 1m with no sign rate is slowing | World news | The Guardian

The Supreme Court: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO).

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Le Creimos

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Opinion | Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised. "While Black Americans have been disproportionately contracting covid-19 and dying, Africa’s performance shows, as I quoted a Kenyan anthropologist saying in May, “being a black person in this world doesn’t kill you, but being a black person in America clearly can.”

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"While Black Americans have been disproportionately contracting covid-19 and dying, Africa’s performance shows, as I quoted a Kenyan anthropologist saying in May, “being a black person in this world doesn’t kill you, but being a black person in America clearly can.”

Opinion | Why Chadwick Boseman’s fight for African accents in ‘Black Panther’ was so important

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" In an emotional tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away on Friday at the age of 43, director Ryan Coogler revealed the moment that he knew he wanted to make “Black Panther.”

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The White House struggles ‘with what should be a simple denunciation’ of white supremacy, says Yamiche Alcindor

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The White House struggles ‘with what should be a simple denunciation’ of white supremacy, says Yamiche Alcindor

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The Supreme Court: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO).

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Proud Boys celebrate Trump’s ‘stand by’ remark about them at the debate. - The New York Times

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" Members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group that has endorsed violence, celebrated on Tuesday night after President Trump mentioned them during the first presidential debate.

2 days before his coronavirus diagnosis, Trump mocked Biden for wearing a face mask.

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2 days before his coronavirus diagnosis, Trump mocked Biden for wearing a face mask Ashley Collman 9 hours ago A composite image of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a face mask, and President Donald Trump at the presidential debate.

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Trump’s Jab on Hunter Biden’s Drug Addiction Horrifies Treatment Advocates

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" Even by the historically low standards of decorum and decency set by President Donald Trump’s pugilistic performance in his first presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, the president’s attack on his opponent’s son for his past struggles with substance use was singular in its ugliness. Are you talking about Hunter?”

Trump Interrupts To Point Of Chaos In First Debate | FiveThirtyEight Pol.

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In His Own Words, Trump on the Coronavirus and Masks

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"In His Own Words, Trump on the Coronavirus and Masks During the pandemic, the president has expressed confidence that the virus would quickly go away and skepticism over the effectiveness of face coverings. By Daniel Victor, Lew Serviss and Azi Paybarah Oct. 2, 2020Updated 6:22 a.m.

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How Trump Could Spark A Full-Blown Election Crisis | FiveThirtyEight,

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Stephen Colbert's LIVE Monologue After The First Trump-Biden Presidentia.

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Trump on Biden's late son: "I don't know Beau"

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Biden campaign slams Facebook for ‘regression’ on false Trump claims

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Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

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"Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus The president’s result came after he spent months playing down the severity of the outbreak that has killed more than 207,000 in the United States and hours after insisting that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.” By Peter Baker and Maggie HabermanOct.

'Fox & Friends' hosts and guests offer President Trump debate advice - The Washington Post

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Fox & Friends' hosts and guests offer President Trump debate advice - The Washington Post

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NYT obtains two decades of Trump’s tax returns revealing years of tax avoidance

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NYT obtains two decades of Trump’s tax returns revealing years of tax avoidance

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Outrage as Texas governor orders closure of multiple ballot drop-off sites | US news | The Guardian

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"Outrage as Texas governor orders closure of multiple ballot drop-off sites Erum Salam Last modified on Thu 1 Oct 2020 19.01 EDT Greg Abbott in Austin in September. The Republican governor’s order quickly drew outcry and accusations of voter suppression.

What to Know About Amy Coney Barrett's Views - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" As an appeals court judge, Judge Barrett has issued opinions that have reflected those of her mentor, Justice Antonin Scalia, but with few of his occasional liberal rulings.

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