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Trending Topics / Law of Podcasting – Entertainment Law Update Episode 106

Gordon P. Firemark

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. SHORT DISCUSSION AT THE START LAWSUITS OVER CALL AT RAMS/SAINTS GAME: (Icebreaker-Can we all agree the halftime show needed more Spongebob?)

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Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy

Media Law Prof Blog

Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy The Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) seeks nominations for the 2018 Harry W. Stonecipher Award

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Gotta Whole Lotta Likes: Social Media Oppo to Article 13 Continues

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a few examples of what the Twitter campaign against Article 13 looks like, draw your own conclusions: Article 13 Fake News

Chatbots are Coming to Lexis Advance, to Help Guide Your Legal Research

Media Law

“What if legal research was more human, more like a conversation, the kinds we have among ourselves?”

Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effective

Broadcast Law Blog

As we wrote here , at the FCC’s December meeting, the FCC was scheduled to adopt an order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites. In fact, the Commission adopted that order before the meeting, and it today published the order in the Federal Register , meaning that it is effective as of today.

Healy on Learned Hand and the Making of a Free Speech Dissent @SetonHallLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Healy, Seton Hall University School of Law, has published Anxiety and Influence: Learned Hand and the Making of a Free Speech Dissent at 50 Arizona State Law Journal 803 (2019). Here is the abstract. In this essay marking the

#WholeLottaBots: Tracking the Meme Factory Against Article 13

Music Technology Policy

If you check these accounts, you may find that only a couple look real (including Doctorow). Who knows, but looks weird. Article 13 Uncategorized Arctic pirate party

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez On The Democratic Party, Green New Deal, 2020 Candida.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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District Court Finds Massachusetts Statute Prohibiting Secret Recording of Government Officials Violates First Amendment @M_Lambert4612

Media Law Prof Blog

A federal district court has ruled that the Massachusetts statute criminalizing secret recordings of non-consenting persons as it applies to public officials violates the First Amendment. Consistent with the language of Glik, the Court holds that Section 99 may not

@SusanWojcicki Thanks YouTube “Creators” for Making Her Rich

Music Technology Policy

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Law Firm Wilson Sonsini Launches Subsidiary to Develop Consumer-Facing Tech Products

Media Law

The law firm Wilson Sonsini today announced the launch of SixFifty , a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging companies.

Three Trump officials were warned about family separation.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" White testified about exactly which Trump appointees he warned and that those warnings came in the form of in-person conversations but also multiple emails and memos. Those appointees were HHS officials: Scott Lloyd, Steven Wagner, and Maggie Wynne.

Monti on Automated Journalism and Freedom of Information

Media Law Prof Blog

Matteo Monti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, is publishing Automated Journalism and Freedom of Information: Ethical and Juridical Problems Related to AI in the Press Field in volume 1, issue 1 of Opinio Juris in Comparatione (2019). Here is the

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Not All Bots Are Created Equal

Music Technology Policy

Article 13 Uncategorized Useful idiots

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LawNext Episode 27: Founder Eric Elfman On Onit’s $200M Investment

Media Law

We thought 2018 was a banner year for investment in legal technology companies. But then, less than two weeks into 2019, the year got off to a roaring start with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit , a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation. To discuss one of the largest investments ever in a legal technology company, cofounder and CEO Eric M.

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SCOTUS let a Muslim prisoner die without access to his imam.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

SCOTUS let a Muslim prisoner die without access to his imam

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What's Next For the Newseum?

Media Law Prof Blog

The Newseum opened its doors in 2008. Now it's selling its building to Johns Hopkins. It's not clear what happens next to this idea devoted to journalism and the history of the press. The Washington Post discusses options here

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The MTP Podcast: Revenue? What Revenue? Don’t be fooled on royalty audits vs. financial audits

Music Technology Policy

BLANCHE. Whoever you are…I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. From A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. From Highlights of Managing Change under the Music Modernization Act’s Mechanical Licensing Collective (footnotes omitted. A version of this article appears as How Will the Music Modernization Act’s Mechanical Licensing Collective Work? in 34 Entertainment Law & Finance 1 (No. 9, Dec. 2018.). Audits: Only the MLC may audit the blanket licensees.

Important Dates for Broadcasters in 2019 – A Broadcaster’s Calendar

Broadcast Law Blog

While the shutdown of the Federal government delayed FCC activities in January, with the government back in business (hopefully for the long term), we have put together a Calendar of Important Dates for Broadcasters for 2019 , available here.

Year Before Killing, Saudi Prince Told Aide He Would Use' a Bullet on Jamal Khashoggi

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Five Days, Two Conferences, One Echo Chamber

Media Law

I spent last week at two conferences in New York City. First up was Legalweek , the rebranded version of the venerable Legaltech conference, an annual affair since 1982. Friday brought me to Inspire.Legal , a new “unconference” devoted to “inspiring creative new solutions” to “the most pressing problems facing our industry.”.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Discovers No Ethics Laws Apply to the President

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Word for Word: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Voting Rights (C-SPAN)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Ralph Northam Can't Moonwalk His Way Out Of This

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Super Bowl Ratings Hit Decade Low

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Opinion | Calamity at a Brooklyn Jail - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A vivid display of the Trump administration’s callousness toward vulnerable people. The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

The Governor Who Partied Like It’s 1884 - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Let’s say you’re on your way to a dance contest in the early-to-mid 1980s in Texas, and you’re young, like mid-20s young, and you know you’ve got what it takes to win. You know this because you’re basically going to dance like Michael Jackson.

Sorry, Republicans. You can’t call out Northam for racism and give Trump a pass. - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By Tom Nichols, www.washingtonpost.com February 2nd, 2019 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Photo by: R-Calif. Finally, the GOP is calling out a chief executive for his appalling insensitivity on an issue of race: Saturday, via Twitter, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)

Long Live Colin Kaepernick!

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Trump Won’t Commit to Making Mueller Report Public - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. President Trump would not commit in an interview aired Sunday to making public the results of the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s ties to his campaign, adding that it was time to “get rid” of the inquiry.

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Boycott Super Bowl 2019!

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Kamala Harris' Record On Criminal Justice Heavily Scrutinized

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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FCC Sets Up Re-Scan Help Desk for Consumers Dealing With TV Repacking

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday announced that it is setting up a consumer help desk , where operators will be standing by to answer questions about rescanning the TV spectrum to find TV stations that have changed channels due to the repacking of the TV band.

FCC Seeks Comments on Video Description Marketplace for Report to Congress

Broadcast Law Blog

Commercial television broadcast stations that are affiliated with one of the top four commercial television broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) and are located in the top 60 television markets are required to provide 50 hours per calendar quarter of video-described prime time or children’s programming , and to provide an additional 37.5 hours of video-described programming per calendar quarter at any time between 6 a.m. and midnight.

Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effective

Broadcast Law Blog

As we wrote here , at the FCC’s December meeting, the FCC was scheduled to adopt an order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites. In fact, the Commission adopted that order before the meeting, and it today published the order in the Federal Register , meaning that it is effective as of today.

Important Dates for Broadcasters in 2019 – A Broadcaster’s Calendar

Broadcast Law Blog

While the shutdown of the Federal government delayed FCC activities in January, with the government back in business (hopefully for the long term), we have put together a Calendar of Important Dates for Broadcasters for 2019 , available here.

FCC Sets Up Re-Scan Help Desk for Consumers Dealing With TV Repacking

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday announced that it is setting up a consumer help desk , where operators will be standing by to answer questions about rescanning the TV spectrum to find TV stations that have changed channels due to the repacking of the TV band.