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Jason Tashea, Former ABA Journal Tech Writer, Joins A2J Tech Startup

Media Law

Jason Tashea , the lawyer and former technology reporter for the ABA Journal , has joined an early-stage technology startup devoted to empowering pro se litigants in small claims cases.

Stopping Google’s End Run: No Safe Harbor Privilege in Trade Agreements

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Many welcome the passing of the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Less discussed is the part of USMCA that incorporates concepts of the failed DMCA from US law. The chances of doing something to lessen the blow are dwindling now that the USMCA has passed the House of Representatives and moved on to the Senate. We still have a chance to have an impact in the Senate, but time is going by. Google’s USMCA Back Door.

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Cronin on Damsels in Distress: Copyright Woes of Perry and Polly @gwlaw

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Charles Cronin, George Washington University Law School, has published Damsels in Distress: Copyright Woes of Perry and Polly. Here is the abstract. On July 29, 2019 a jury in Los Angeles awarded Marcus Gray damages of nearly three million dollars

Iranian-Americans Questioned at the Border: ‘My Kids Shouldn’t Experience Such Things’

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Iranian-Americans Questioned at the Border: ‘My Kids Shouldn’t Experience Such Things’ By Mike Baker and Caitlin Dickerson Updated Jan. 7, 2020, 3:04 a.m. ET Up to 200 people were held by border agents, with some of them reportedly asked to share their opinions about the situation in Iran and Iraq.

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Documate’s New Guerilla Marketing Campaign Takes A Page from Salesforce – and A Jab At HotDocs

Media Law

In 2002, three years after its founding, when Salesforce was still an upstart startup seeking to make its mark in the enterprise CRM space, founder Mark Benioff and his team conceived of a brash guerilla advertising campaign to take on the company that was then the incumbent industry leader, Siebel Systems.

White House Releases Proposed Guidance for the Regulation of AI

New Media and Technology Law

On January 7, 2019, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a draft of a memorandum setting forth guidance to assist federal agencies in developing regulatory and non-regulatory approaches regarding artificial intelligence (AI). This draft guidance will be available for public comment for sixty days, after which it will be finalized and issued to federal agencies.

Mueller on Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency @miltonmueller

Media Law Prof Blog

Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology, is publishing Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency in Cato Institute Policy Analysis (no. 876) (2019). Here is the abstract. Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 876, 2019 Social media

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With Backing from U.S. Venture Firm, UK-based Juro Looks to U.S. Market

Media Law

As was reported here yesterday , the London-based contract-management company Juro announced a $5 million Series A investment round led by the U.S. investment banking firm Union Square Ventures. What does the investment mean for the company’s expansion in the U.S. market?

Skorup and Huddleston on The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law, Section 230, and the Future of Online Curation @bskorup @jrhuddles @Mercatus

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Brent Skorup, George Mason University Mercatus Center, and Jennifer Huddleston, Mercatus Center, are publishing The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law, Section 230, and the Future of Online Curation in the Oklahoma Law Review. Here is the abstract.

Moon on Whether Freedom of Expression Has a Future @richard_moon

Media Law Prof Blog

Richard Moon, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, has published Does Freedom of Expression Have a Future? Here is the abstract. A commitment to free speech means protecting speech for reasons that are independent of the truth or merit of

NPR Accepting Applications For New Transparency in Government Legal Fellow Position @NPR

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NPR is accepting applications for its new Transparency in Government Legal Fellow. Under the guidance of NPR staff lawyers, the fellow will work with journalists at NPR to obtain access to public records that shed light on the operations of

Silbey, Subotnik, and DiCola on Existential Copyright and Professional Photography @JSilbey

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Jessica M. Silbey, Northeastern University School of Law, Eva E. Subotnik, St. John's University School of Law, and Peter C. DiCola, Northwestern University School of Law, have published Existential Copyright and Professional Photography at 95 Notre Dame L.

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Legility, Provider of Legal Operations Services, Acquires E-Discovery Company Inventus

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Legility , a Nashville-based provider of legal operations services for legal departments and law firms, has acquired Inventus , a Chicago- and London-based, international provider of e-discovery services, with locations across Europe, Asia and North America.

As It Readies to Emerge from Beta, Reynen Court Raises Another $3M Financing

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Reynen Court , a company that is often described as the app store of law, today said it has raised an additional $3 million of financing as it prepares to come out of beta in the first quarter of this year.

UK Contract Management Company Raises $5M from Major U.S. Investor

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Brian Kuhn, Cofounder of IBM Watson’s Legal Business, Moves to ALSP Elevate

Media Law

Building on its 2018 acquisition of the AI technology and consulting firm LexPredict , the global law company Elevate has launched a Digital Strategy and Solutions business unit and hired a big name in legal AI to run it — Brian Kuhn , formerly global managing leader of the IBM Watson Legal business.

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Senate staffer portrayed in ‘The Report’ responds to Pompeo

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Senate staffer portrayed in ‘The Report’ responds to Pompeo

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John Kerry Fact Checks Trump's Lies About The Iran Deal | The Last Word.

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Trump Threatens War Crimes Against Iran: A Closer Look

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Deceased GOP Strategist's Daughter Makes Files Public That Republicans Wanted Sealed

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Deceased GOP Strategist's Daughter Makes Files Public That Republicans Wanted Sealed Hansi Lo Wang January 5, 2020 1:51 PM ET Stephanie Hofeller stands with her father, Thomas, for a family photo in California during the 1970s. Republicans fought to stop computer files found on the redistricting expert's hard drives from going public — now Stephanie is sharing them online.