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YouTube Recruits Children to Lobby Against Article 13

Music Technology Policy

No one should be surprised that Google and Facebook are now recruiting children for their lobbying campaign against copyright reform in Europe. They’re using an old pimp’s scare tactic–get them addicted and then threaten to cut them off.

Gould on Whether the "Hate" In Hate Speech Is the "Hate" In Hate Crime @rrgould

Media Law Prof Blog

Rebecca Gould, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham; Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is publishing Is the ‘Hate’ in Hate Speech the ‘Hate’ in Hate Crime? Waldron and

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North Carolina Becomes Second State to Mandate Technology Training for Lawyers

Media Law

North Carolina has become the second state to mandate continuing education for lawyers in technology. Beginning in 2019, all lawyers will be required to complete one hour per year of CLE devoted to technology training. In 2016, Florida became the first state to mandate technology training for lawyers, when it adopted a rule requiring lawyers to complete three hours of CLE every three years “in approved technology programs.”. Until now, no other stage had followed suit.

Will Anger About Voter Suppression Drive Turnout in the Georgia Runoff for Secretary of State? | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"During the high-profile race for governor of Georgia—which the Republican Brian Kemp won, beating the Democrat Stacey Abrams by around fifty-five thousand votes—another political office came under an unusual amount of scrutiny: secretary of state.

Boaty McBoatface Uses Fight For the Future Dialer Tool to Lobby Rand Paul on HR 1695 from…Scotland

Music Technology Policy

We’ve said for years that Google shills use a variety of dodges to create the impression of grass roots support among legislatures–when it really isn’t there.

Goldman and Ziccarelli on Emojis and IP Law @ericgoldman @IPwithGZ

Media Law Prof Blog

Eric Goldman and Gabriella Ziccarelli, both of Santa Clara University School of Law, have published Emojis and Intellectual Property Law. Here is the abstract. Everyone loves emojis, and why not? They are a fun and an increasingly ubiquitous way for

LawNext Episode 21: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and the Future of Law, with Casey Kuhlman of Monax

Media Law

Is the traditional form of contracting broken? Are static legal agreements irrelevant in a fast-moving global economy? Casey Kuhlman , CEO of the blockchain and smart contracts company Monax, believes we’re on the brink of a paradigm shift in how we form and execute legal agreements. Kuhlman and Monax are the principal forces behind the launch of the Agreements Network , which he describes as the “legal layer for a networked world.”

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Google Goes After Children as Lobbyists: What is to be done?

Music Technology Policy

My 13 year old son tried to convince me that Article 13 is horrid & that I should do my best as a musician's rights advocate to make sure it doesn't pass. I didn't fall for it. YouTube Recruits Children to Lobby Against Article 13 [link] … via @musictechpolicy. — Karoline Kramer (@RadioCleveKKG) December 3, 2018.

Hudson on Justice Kennedy and the First Amendment @BelmontLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

David L. Hudson, Jr., has published Justice Kennedy and the First Amendment at 9 Houston Law Review Off the Record 49 (2019). Here is the abstract. This essay reviews some of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s most significant contributions to First Amendment

Two More States Have Adopted Duty of Tech Competence; Total Now 34

Media Law

In my continuing quest to track the states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, I have learned of two more that should be on the list, bringing the total to 34. The new additions to the list are Alaska and Montana. Both adopted the rule some time ago, but I somehow managed to miss them. Thanks to an alert reader for pointing them out. Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court adopted the duty in an order dated March 20, 2017, with an effective date of Oct. 15, 2017.

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe. As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no return.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

Fair Winds and Following Seas All the Way Home

Music Technology Policy

The Bonin Islands are about 500 miles due South of Tokyo, Japan and about 700 miles due East of the island of Okinawa.

Long on Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations Into the Normative Mix

Media Law Prof Blog

Doris Estelle Long, John Marshall Law School, is publishing Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations into the Normative Mix in Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific: Juxtaposing Harmonisation with Flexibility (ANU Press 2018). Here is the

FCC Approves Rule That Would Permit Cable Providers to Send More Notices via Email

New Media and Technology Law

In an effort to modernize communications, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) decided to allow cable operators to deliver general subscriber notices required under so-called Subpart T rules (47 CFR §§ 76.1601 et seq.) to verified customer email addresses. This decision was announced through a Report and Order on November 15, 2018.

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The Integration of the NYC Schools, A Personal Narrative, Part I

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Weekly Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act (11/30) by Artist Rights Watch (The “Countdown to Modernity”)

Music Technology Policy

As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechanical Licensing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act. We have called the chart the “Countdown to Modernity.” ” Obviously, this chart is not intended as legal advice, and you should consult your own attorney about any of these dates or events.

ECHRts: Hungarian Statute Imposing Strict Liability For Linking To Defamatory Content Is Violation of ECHR, Article 10

Media Law Prof Blog

New ruling from the European Court of Human Rights: a Hungarian law imposing strict liability for the dissemination of defamatory material violates Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. From the press release concerning Magyar Jeti Zrt v

FCC Starts Warning Stations of Noncompliance with Online Public Inspection File Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

This morning, the FCC has started to email out notices to numerous radio stations throughout the country, notifying them that there are issues with their online public inspection files. The email notices do not reveal what the specific problem is – but instead simply say that there are issues and ask for notice of corrective actions to the FCC.

Opinion | America Didn’t Always Lock Up Immigrants - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Last Sunday, as Border Patrol agents were tear-gassing Central American asylum seekers, including parents with their toddlers, more than 40,000 other migrants were being held in detention facilities across the United States.

Chmel, Savin, and Delli Carpini on Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure To Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia @AnnenbergPenn

Media Law Prof Blog

Kirill Chmel and Nikita Savin, both of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, have published Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in

Don Lemon: Trump seems rattled by Cohen's reveal

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Lawyer For Donald Trump Jr. Is Confident His Client Won’t Be Indicted |.

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When I think of George HW Bush,I think of this racist campaign had made on his behalf which he refused to condemn. Trump is not alone. Willie Horton 1988 Attack Ad

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America Media Stop Lying. George Bush Opposed Civil Rights His Whole Career

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

I can't watch TV news. It is disgusting to see these reporters lie about George HW Bush who openly and repeatedly opposed racial integration from the 1964 Civil Rights Acts which ended legal segregation in accommodations in America, the 1990 Civil Rights Act and aid for people with aids. This was a low down evil man. We always hear that we should not talk badly about the dead. OK, George HW Bush is dead, good. George Bush Sr. on Civil Rights President of the U.S.,

Lifting Russian sanctions key to Trump deal exposed by Cohen

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Lifting Russian sanctions key to Trump deal exposed by Cohen

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BUSH VETOES CIVIL RIGHTS BILL - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"As the American myth machine begins let's look at the truth. HW Bush was anti-Black, period. "By By Ann Devroy October 23, 1990 President Bush yesterday vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, prompting the sharpest criticism he has endured from women, unions, blacks and other minorities since taking office.

A supporter of racism and segregation. The Nation; When the Subject Is Civil Rights, There Are Two George Bushes - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" But as a candidate for the Senate from Texas in 1964, Mr. Bush came out against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark law that ended segregated lunch counters, restrooms, movie theaters and other public accommodations, and made employment discrimination illegal. In the campaign, Mr. Bush said the law was "politically inspired and is bad legislation in that it transcends the Constitution."