Sat.Dec 29, 2018 - Fri.Jan 04, 2019

Predictions: Spotify To Incubate the No Records Label Group

Music Technology Policy

Streaming services like Spotify are faced with a squeeze–how can they be more like Facebook? That means how can they get really get into that Web 2.0 game by getting more people to work for them for free while retaining 100% of the revenue for selling their work product? Or better yet, get people to pay them real money in return for promo bucks? (Or Or in the Lefsetz world, Bitbob.).

Call For Applications: Investigative Fellowship at Leonard C. Goodman Institute For Investigative Reporting @inthesetimesmag

Media Law Prof Blog

From the mailbox: In These Times' Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting is accepting applications for our 2019-2020 investigative fellowship. We are looking for established investigative reporters and rising stars who require support and resources to report on issues

City Attorney of Los Angeles Sues Popular Weather App Claiming Deceptive Collection and Sharing of Geolocation Data

New Media and Technology Law

Legal Tech in the Heartland, Episode 2: John Walker, Walker Law PC, Houston, Texas

Media Law

In October 2018, I recorded a series of 18 interviews with solo and small firm lawyers about how they use technology in their practices. For an introduction to the series, see this post.

Postdicting the Present: Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 2: Update the Compulsory License for Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

In 2013, I wrote 5 articles on Huffington Post titled “5 Things Congress Could Do That Wouldn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime”. After the MMA, how did I do? via Postdicting the Present: Five Things Congress Could Do for Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 2: Update the Compulsory License for Songwriters — Artist Rights Watch. Post-Dicting Uncategorized

Why did John Roberts intervene in Mueller probe?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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FCC Shuts Down Because of Government Funding Impasse – What Does It Mean for Broadcasters?

Broadcast Law Blog

Do you have a deal to buy a new station or a planned technical modification that needs FCC approval? Well, it looks like those plans may have to wait as the budget controversy in Washington has shut down the FCC. But what does the shut-down really mean for broadcasters? The FCC clarified some of the questions broadcasters have in a Public Notice released Wednesday.

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Postdicting the Present: Five Things Congress Could Do For Music Creators That Wouldn’t Cost the Taxpayer a Dime Part 1: Pre-72 Sound Recordings — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

Originally posted on Artist Rights Watch: [In 2013, I wrote 5 articles on Huffington Post titled “5 Things Congress Could Do That Wouldn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime”. After the MMA, how did I do?]. In this and future posts, I will be addressing five things the Congress could do for music creators that are easy to do and that wouldn’t cost taxpayers a dime.

Opinion | None of Us Deserve Citizenship - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"On what moral grounds can we deny others rights, privileges and opportunities that we did not earn ourselves?

Two New Podcasts to Start the New Year: One on Trials, Another on Ethics

Media Law

Earlier this year, in my column at Above the Law, I rounded up a passel of new legal podcasts. No sooner had I published that column than I started hearing from other new legal podcasts that I missed, so I published a supplement a week later. This week, on New Year’s Day, another legal podcast made its debut, featuring in-depth interviews with top trial lawyers. And I recently became aware of another, launched last June, that covers issues of legal ethics. Great Trials Podcast.

Va. 6th District Rep. Goodlatte Blocking Bill Aimed at Helping A - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FARGO, N.D. (AP) AP) - A departing Republican congressman from Virginia who's blocking a bill by a departing senator from North Dakota intended to help abused Native American women says the measure is unfair to law enforcement. Virginia Rep.

Opinion | Portraits From a Caravan - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Has any other word in 2018 been as responsible for so much as “caravan”? By definition, a caravan is a company of people traveling through a hostile region. You travel in a caravan for protection. When you feel powerless, traveling in a group gives you some sense of power.

"Hotel Earl": Employees who called cops on black guest put on leave

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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What you may not know about Robert Mueller

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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One More State Adopts Duty of Technology Competence (Sort Of)

Media Law

I’m adding another to my list of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, although this state has done it in a somewhat different way. Louisiana has amended its Code of Professionalism for lawyers to add two provisions related to lawyers’ use of social media. The two provisions related to technology provide: “I will use technology, including social media, responsibly.

Author Alice Walker: Trump has 'inferiority complex', envied Obama

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip — A young medic in a head scarf runs into danger, her only protection a white lab coat. Through a haze of tear gas and black smoke, she tries to reach a man sprawled on the ground along the Gaza border. Israeli soldiers, their weapons leveled, watch warily from the other side. Minutes later, a rifle shot rips through the din, and the Israeli-Palestinian drama has its newest tragic figure.

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Trump's New Jersey golf club accused of giving fake green cards, Social Security numbers to undocumented employees

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" New Jersey’s attorney general allegedly has evidence that President Donald Trump’s Garden State golf club may have committed immigration crimes by handing out fraudulent green cards and Social Security numbers to undocumented employees. Anibal Romero, counsel to several undocumented immigrants who worked at the Trump National Golf Club, told the New York Daily News about the evidence in a report published on Saturday.

Trump's New Jersey golf club accused of giving fake green cards, Social Security numbers to undocumented employees

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" New Jersey’s attorney general allegedly has evidence that President Donald Trump’s Garden State golf club may have committed immigration crimes by handing out fraudulent green cards and Social Security numbers to undocumented employees. Anibal Romero, counsel to several undocumented immigrants who worked at the Trump National Golf Club, told the New York Daily News about the evidence in a report published on Saturday.