2018

Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award

Gordon P. Firemark

Press Release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award. Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement. LOS ANGELES October 24, 2018 — Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law has been selected for the 2018 Los Angeles Award in the Attorney category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

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. As former Facebook President Sean Parker said , “”God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

Fox Shareholder Sues to Stop Disney Acquisition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The absence of financial projections for Hulu in SEC filings are among the ommissions alleged to violate securities rules. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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@eriqgardner: Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs [Music Modernization Act Fallout]

Green Car Congress

In a curious twist, Eriq Gardner reports that the controversial Music Modernization Act has already prompted the inevitible litigation from a publisher seeking to beat the bill’s new safe harbor deadline applicable to lawsuits filed after January 1, 2018. Wixen Pubilshing filed the new lawsuit on December 29, 2017, two years to the day after David Lowery filed the first class action against Spotify, but before the Music Modernization Act legislation is even available on thomas.gov.

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HTC Teases Vive with Improved Resolution, Debut at CES Next Week

Road to VR

HTC today shared a teaser image which appears to indicate a forthcoming new model of the HTC Vive with improved resolution. The image, which was shared on the official Vive twitter account, shows the words “New Year’s Resolution;” the first two words are very blurry, while the word “Resolution” is very sharp. Below the words is the date January 8th, 2018, and a photo of the iconic HTC Vive. newyearsresolution #HTCVIVE pic.twitter.com/s29FcX8BPe.

Note for the Legal Satyricon Blog: Marc Randazza on Alex Jones’s defamation case

The Legal Satyricon

Marc Randazza is protecting the rights of Alex Jones, a host on InfoWars and a journalist. Alex Jones faces several defamation lawsuits in different states filed by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Alex Jones at one point questioned the official narrative of the story, but now believes the shooting […]. censorship defamation First Amendment free speech misc freedom of expression

Keller on Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money @daphnehk @StanfordCIS

Media Law Prof Blog

Daphne Keller, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, has published Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money as Hoover Institution's Aegis Paper Series; 1807 (2018). Here is the abstract. Policymakers increasingly ask Internet platforms like Facebook to

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How to make Business Analytics intervention a Success

Imarticus Learning

The era of top-down information flow or Intuition Driven decision making is a thing of the past. Business leaders and professionals, on the whole, are beginning to favour the data-driven or analytics-driven decision-making techniques. People from across the organisation are making business intelligence and business analytics a part of their daily lives. Of course, their expectations with an analytics-driven approach is that the solution will be quick and will work on any kind of data.

More Podcast Legal Issues – Remembering Sponsorship Identification

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent weeks, we’ve written about a number of legal issues that need to be considered in connection with podcasting – getting releases from guests , making sure that ownership of the podcast is clear , and considering music royalties. Another issue that I discussed in my presentation on legal issues for broadcasters entering the podcast industry at Podcast Movement in late July was one of sponsorship identification.

Gordon Firemark named among Best Lawyers in America for third year in a row.

Gordon P. Firemark

For the third year in a row, I have been selected by my peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2019 edition) for my work in the field of Entertainment Law – Theatre. Obviously, I'm honored, and grateful that I've earned the respect of my fellow attorneys. More information can be found at [link]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Gordon Firemark named among Best Lawyers in America for third year in a row.

What are the Rules for Using Music Even Your Own Music in a Podcast – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. What are the rules for using music (even your own music) in a podcast.

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The Ethical Pool Future: Will Fans Cut the Cord to Big Streaming Services if Artists Leave?

Music Technology Policy

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking. Everybody knows that the captain lied… From Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen. I wrote up my take on “user-centric royalties” a few weeks ago in a post titled “ Arithmetic on The Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation.

Stan Lee Drops $1B Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment for "Stealing" His Name and Likeness

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Stan Lee has dismissed his $1 billion lawsuit against POW! Entertainment for fraud and conversion, two months after he filed it. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision Movies Movies THR Online Stan Lee

Do I Need to Blur Faces in my Videos – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. Miranda wrote to me with this question: When filming content for my YouTube videos, when do I need to blur out faces? We mainly film our hikes and some passerby people.

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Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year. the entertainment industry, in particular, goes pretty quiet at this time of the year. A few to-dos. So, before the holidays really start getting in the way, here are a few to-do items you might consider to make sure your business hits the ground running in the New Year.

Buzzfeed News profiles Marc Randazza and explores his high-profile, controversial cases

The Legal Satyricon

Marc Randazza, the lawyer working to protect First Amendment rights of people spewing socially undesirable speech, recently opened up to Buzzfeed News about his devotion to the First Amendment and how representing neo-Nazis, trolls, and Satanists helps him uphold what he believes is one of the most important ideals this country was founded upon. The […]. ethics First Amendment free speech internet law law practice misc

Fourth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Finding In Favor of Defendants in "Under the Gun" Defamation Lawsuit

Media Law Prof Blog

The Fourth Circuit affirmed the lower court in Virginia Citizens Defense League et al., Katie Couric et al., a defamation case involving the documentary "Under the Gun." In that case, the plaintiffs alleged that the creators of the film

ROSS Unveils EVA, A Free AI Tool To Analyze Briefs, Check Cites and Find Similar Cases

Media Law

The folks at ROSS Intelligence are sometimes secretive about their artificial intelligence-based legal research platform, limiting access to and even demonstrations of the platform to paying customers. The rest of us have been left to wonder what all the buzz is about, and we’ve been wondering all the more since October, when ROSS announced an […].

Using Quotes from a Book in your Film – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Emily wants to know how you get permission to use a quote from a book. Hi I'm entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered where I answer common Entertainment Law questions to help you take your career and business to the next level. So Emily's full question was this: “Would you know how to get permission if you used a quote from a book or have a copy righted in your film?” ” Using a single short quote may not require permission.

Do you need to clear music rights for your social media advertising campaigns? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Do you need to clear music rights for your social-media advertising campaigns? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Happy Holidays!

Gordon P. Firemark

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2018 – That’s a Wrap! – Entertainment Law Update Episode 104

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. FOLLOW UPS AA GETS ITS COPYRIGHT PROTECTION SATANIC TEMPLE AND NETFLIX SETTLE NIANTIC’S POKEMON GO SETTLES RE-DIGI: APPEALS COURT SAYS NO TO DIGITAL RE-SALES.

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.

'Star Trek'/Dr. Seuss Mashup Creator Beats Trademark Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Titles of works including 'Oh, the Places You'll Boldly Go!' don't get any less First Amendment protection. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Can you use a series of audio clips of famous quotes in your show intro? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: Can you use a series of audio clips of famous quotes in your show intro? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. A podcaster reached out with this question… Hi, I am an amateur podcaster and I'm hoping to launch my podcast very soon.

Using Film Clips – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: ?. link]. TRANSCRIPT: Using film clips in your lecture slides and presentations. Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. A web visitor wrote in with this question. She asks: Hello.

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Marc Randazza at Alex Jones Show: The most intriguing moments of the latest interviews

The Legal Satyricon

Over the past few weeks, Marc Randazza has been appearing on Info Wars. You can take a look at the video interviews on the Randazza Legal Group YouTube channel. Marc Randazza discussed various issues related to the First Amendment and freedom of speech and expression. In the interview (titled) Marc Randazza at Infowars: freedom of […]. First Amendment free speech misc internet interview

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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Wondering How Blockchain Can Be Used in Legal? Here’s One: Service of Process

Media Law

In 2008, a scandal rocked New York’s process-serving industry. An investigation by New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs of the high default rate in consumer credit cases found that disreputable process-serving companies were never actually serving process, but instead effectively tossing the papers in the sewer and filing false affidavits of service. The “sewer […]. The post Wondering How Blockchain Can Be Used in Legal?

Greatest Hits from 100 episodes – Entertainment Law Update Episode 100

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. PART I-CURRENT NEWS: COPYRIGHT OVER LAWS, IT’S STILL AN ISSUE: CONSENT DECREES COMMENT PERIOD: EMPIRE LAWSUIT GETS REVIVED: Greatest Hits – Important Cases. The Slants. Kirtsaeng (I&II). Raging Bull. Aereo. Utah Joins the Case History.

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Should you trademark your podcast’s title?

Gordon P. Firemark

Last week, I spoke at the Podcast Movement Conference in Philadelphia. It was a blast and if you're at all interested in podcasting, I encourage you to check this out next year, when it'll be in Orlando. One of the questions I hear most frequently from podcasters is whether they can and should get a registered trademark for their show title.

How do you Persuade Your Competitors and Colleagues to Comply with Copyrights and Contract Provisions? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: How do you persuade your competitors and colleagues to comply with copyrights and contract provisions? Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. I got this inquiry from a gentleman who serves on the board of directors for a non-profit theatre company.

The Weird Decisions Episode – Entertainment Law Update Episode 99

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. Rapid Fire: DISNEY’S CAUTIONARY CASE MOVES FORWARD: IN OTHER NEWS… REN VENTURES HAS SUFFERED A DEFEAT (follow-up summary judgement). BLURRED LINES: THE APPEALS SAID NO.

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Don’t Come Crying to Me: Streaming Royalty Comparison

Music Technology Policy

As we watch Daniel Ek gorge himself on stock market riches, who is either a royalty deadbeat or the savior of the music business depending on who you believe, here’s some numbers from the Washington Post to comfort you if you didn’t trade royalties for stock. The chart is based on The Trichordist’s “Streaming Price Bible”

Alan Dershowitz Hired as Harvey Weinstein Consultant

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Harvard Law professor is helping the embattled movie mogul get "exclupatory" emails from The Weinstein Co. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company Representation

Pimpin?, Puppets, and ?The Rant? ? Entertainment Law Update Episode 98

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. FOLLOW UP: COPPERFIELD NOT LIABLE (Just 3 sentences should do). KRUSTY KRAB FOLLOW UP, YES, IT IS PROTECTED (SORRY SABBAC). TO BOLDLY GO GOES ON TO WIN (FOLLOW UP). DANCING BABY CASE ENDS (FOLLOW UP).

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Music Modernization, Magic Tricks and More – Entertainment Law Update Episode 97

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. The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act. COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION (UPDATE). COPPERFIELD SECRET EXPOSED IN LAWSUIT. COACHELLA, BEYCHELLA, WHY “-CHELLA” CONTINUES TO BE A TRADEMARK ISSUE.

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