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.”

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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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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

Putting Justice Gorsuch to the Test of Three Legal Editing Programs

Media Law

The jury of popular opinion is divided on the writing style of the newest justice on the Supreme Court. Slate pronounced Neil M. Gorsuch a terrible writer. But a forthcoming quantitative study of his published opinions concludes that he “does exceedingly well according to the standards of good writing that legal writing authorities espouse.” ” His […].

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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.

FOSTA Signed into Law, Amends CDA Section 230 to Allow Enforcement against Online Providers for Knowingly Facilitating Sex Trafficking

New Media and Technology Law

Today, the President signed H.R. 1865 , the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017” (commonly known as “FOSTA”). The law is intended to limit the immunity provided under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA Section 230”) for online services that knowingly host third-party content that promotes or facilitates sex trafficking. As drafted, the law has retroactive effect and applies even with respect to activities occurring prior to its enactment.

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.

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

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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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 […].

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.

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.

Bill Cosby Convicted of Sexual Assault by Jury

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

After 14 hours of deliberation, the second jury to hear the comedian's case has found him guilty. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Bill Cosby nsfs

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.

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?

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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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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The First Rule of Lawfare: Is Google’s Active Measures Campaign on Article 13 a Trial Run for Election Meddling by a US Non-State Actor?

Music Technology Policy

Well, I wake up in the morning. Fold my hands and pray for rain. I got a head full of ideas. That are drivin’ me insane. It’s a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor. I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more. From Maggie’s Farm, written by Bob Dylan. Google on the Back Foot with the Copyright Directive. Google and Facebook recently suffered a lobbying debacle in Europe over the European Copyright Directive.

Music Publishers Win Major Copyright Fight Over Streaming of Legendary Rock Concerts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge concludes that Wolfgang's Vault lacked requisite license to stream hundreds of iconic songs. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Tech Business THR Online

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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Marc Randazza on the Nazi-salute dog video and hate speech in Europe and the US

The Legal Satyricon

In his recent CNN article, Marc Randazza shared his opinion regarding a Scottish comedian, who made a horrible joke that could now have criminal consequences. A Scottish comedian named Mark Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire taught a pug named Buddha to raise his paw any time he said “Sieg Heil.” ” Meechan posted a video of the […]. First Amendment free speech misc hate speech internet pug

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