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As the year nears a close, do these things to save money, time, hassle and risk.

Gordon P. Firemark

First off, if you celebrate, let me wish you a Happy Hannukkah! ? ? It's getting to be that time of year when we all sort of wrap up our work activities, and things start to slow down. That makes this a really good time to think about a few tasks that are best done before 2021 begins.

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“Million a Month” Tim is Back with New Improved Profiteering–But #irespectmusic @theblakemorgan Fights Back–Again

Music Technology Policy

You may have received an email from something called “Sessions” like this one above received by our friend Blake Morgan, and Blake wanted us to alert MTP readers.

Legal Research Company ROSS to Shut Down Under Pressure of Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit

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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 2020 Harry W. Stonecipher Award

“It’s really an amazing feeling”: Man serving 90-year sentence for selli.

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Strange Loose Ends with Apple Music and The MLC

Music Technology Policy

Here’s an update on the bizarre saga of Apple Music and The MLC.

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XIRA’s Free ‘GAVEL’ Aims to Disrupt the Subscription Model for Practice Management Software

Media Law

Last month, I wrote here about XIRA , a new lawyer-matching website whose goal is not only to make it easier for clients to find lawyers, but also to make legal services more affordable by providing attorneys with free practice management software.

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Supreme Court rejects 9-0 Republican traitorous attempt to overturn the November 3, 2020 election.

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What is Apple Music Up to with the MLC?

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20 Legal Tech Executives Write Speaker Pelosi In Favor Of Open Courts Act

Media Law

Twenty executives of legal technology companies and organizations signed on to a letter delivered this morning to Speaker Nancy Pelosi in favor of legislation that would eliminate the PACER paywall and modernize access to federal court records.

LexisNexis Releases Unique ‘Crowdsourced’ Resource for Commercial Leases

Media Law

LexisNexis today launched a unique “crowdsourced” solution to a problem faced by lawyers who negotiate commercial leases, which is the lack of data on market standards and trends to aid them in lease negotiations.

In the Attacks on Raphael Warnock’s Preaching, One Old American Tradition Meets Another

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In the Attacks on Raphael Warnock’s Preaching, One Old American Tradition Meets Another Julia Craven Dec 11, 2020 5:19 PM Raphael Warnock speaks at a campaign event on Tuesday in Atlanta. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Back in January, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s s birthday, Sen.

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Today at 3 ET: The Legaltech Week Journalists’ Roundtable Discusses the Week’s Top News

Media Law

You can be sure that the closing-down of ROSS Intelligence will be on the agenda today, as our weekly Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable reconvenes today at 3 p.m. ET to dissect and discuss the top news stories of the week. It’s on Zoom and all free, but registration is required.

Slutty Vegan Owner Speaks Out After Perdue Camp Mocks Ossoff For Eating.

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GA Runoff Crossed A Line: Loeffler Refers To Warnock As ‘It’, Ebenezer A.

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This Staten Island Bar Owner Who Hit a Cop Is So Lucky He’s White | The.

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Traitors! Traitors! Governor Kemp and insider trading Senators Purdue and Loeffler support this illegal effort which violated the 15th Amendment and the 1965 Civil Rights Acts. Georgia Republican legislators are now openly trying to change state law to make it harder for Black, Brown, and Yellow voters to vote. Cobb County has closed 6 of 11 early voting sites in Cobb County and is trying to eliminate, no reason early voting, and make absentee voting, monitored dropboxes illegal.

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AI-Driven Spend-Management Platform Brightflag Raises $28M

Media Law

Brightflag , an Ireland company whose platform uses artificial intelligence to help corporate legal departments better manage their legal spend and legal matters, said today that it has raised $28 million in a growth equity investment.

African American Moved To Ghana After Feeling Miserable In America

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Seattle Police Ruled In Contempt For Firing Less Lethal Weapons At BLM Protesters

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Viola Davis: The 60 Minutes Interview

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12,000 More White Children Return to N.Y.C. Schools Than Black Children. I feel this way everyday due to the willful ignorance of Georgians.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

12,000 More White Children Return to N.Y.C. Schools Than Black Children

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Cofounders Of Legal Tech Startup Make Forbes ’30 Under 30? List for 2021

Media Law

Two University of Chicago computer science graduates who launched a software company to help public defenders analyze crucial data ahead of trial have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2021.

ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Application Deadline Is Dec. 18

Media Law

A reminder to legal technology startups: The deadline for applications to compete in the fifth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW is Dec. TECHSHOW is the American Bar Association’s premier legal technology conference, to be held virtually March 8-12, 2021.

Former Alabama senator dies of Covid at age 78, and in his last words warns, 'We messed up'

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Former Alabama senator dies of Covid at age 78, and in his last words warns, 'We messed up' “We let our guards down. Please tell everybody to be careful. This is real, and if you get diagnosed, get help immediately,” former Sen. Larry Dixon said.

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BlackBoiler Wins Two More Patents for Its AI-Assisted Contract Review Software

Media Law

BlackBoiler , the Arlington, Va., company whose AI-based technology automatically marks up draft contract language, has been issued two additional patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its AI-assisted contract review software. That brings to seven the number of U.S.

LawNext: BlackBoiler Founder Dan Broderick On Automating Contract Markup

Media Law

?. Dan Broderick believes businesses waste billions in repetitive work reviewing and negotiating semantically similar contracts. As a former lawyer, he saw the problem first-hand.

Opinion | How Black People Learned Not to Trust

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How Black People Learned Not to Trust "Concerns about vaccination are unfortunate, but they have historical roots. 6, 2020 Jerome Delay/Associated Press It would appear that the people in American hit hardest by Covid-19 — Black people — are also the group most leery about the prospects of a vaccine.

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WOW! Bill Barr has had enough - Rumours swirl Washington AG Barr to Dump.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: People Are Suffering ‘In A Way We Have Not Seen Sin.

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Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I.

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"Timnit Gebru, one of the few Black women in her field, had voiced exasperation over the company’s response to efforts to increase minority hiring. Timnit Gebru, a respected researcher at Google, questioned biases built into artificial intelligence systems. Credit.

The Virus Is Devastating the U.S., and Leaving an Uneven Toll

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The Virus Is Devastating the U.S., and Leaving an Uneven Toll "The United States saw the most new coronavirus cases of the pandemic on Friday, with deaths and hospitalizations also rising. Underlying conditions largely determine who survives. Published Dec. 4, 2020 Updated Dec. 5, 2020, 12:44 a.m.

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Chris Hayes: GOP held a ‘loaded gun to American democracy’ with Texas lawsuit

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Chris Hayes: GOP held a ‘loaded gun to American democracy’ with Texas lawsuit

Rep. Clyburn threatens to subpoena CDC director, Secy. Azar for hiding Covid information

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Clyburn threatens to subpoena CDC director, Secy. Azar for hiding Covid information

Chris Hayes: I'm enraged over America's 'depraved' Covid indifference

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Chris Hayes: I'm enraged over America's 'depraved' Covid indifference

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Opinion | Incarcerated people are suffering from covid-19 more than most. They should be among the first vaccinated.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Incarcerated people are suffering from covid-19 more than most. They should be among the first vaccinated. Danielle Allen (iStock) "My friend’s second email ended, “Please send your prayers.” Her cousin, a Black man in his 50s, had just tested positive inside California State Prison-Corcoran. Her first email had shared his impending sense of doom. That day had started with news of a covid-19 death in his facility. Next, first one roommate and then another were removed after testing positive.

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