How Tech Is Narrowing the Justice Gap: Real-World Examples

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The post How Tech Is Narrowing the Justice Gap: Real-World Examples appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. For the past 16 years, the Legal Services Corporation has run a special grant program devoted to leveraging technology to more effectively meet the civil legal needs of low-income individuals. Over that time, these so-called Technology Initiative Grants have awarded $53.2 million to more than 640 projects. Now, the LSC has announced its latest round […].

Public Citizen’s List of Examples of “Third Party” Groups to Which Google Provides Support

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A casual example of how Google profits from lyric piracy and screws songwriters

Music Technology Policy

I just happened to get a call from a songwriter about an illegal use of the lyrics from his songs. Thus we found www.lyrics007.com registered in–wait for it… China. After a little poking I found that Lyrics007 has just about any song you would want and–I know this will come as a shock–plenty of advertising. Served by? Google, of course. In fact, we saw plenty of ads for Google Play itself as well as YouTube partner promotions.

Public Citizen’s List of Examples of “Third Party” Groups to Which Google Provides Support

Music Technology Policy

Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY : As we know, Google spends hundreds of millions every year to extend its influence through government, academia and the media. Although sometimes with the media it extends its influence through theft wrapped in a bunch of excuses).

Presidential election is another example of ‘involuntary sacrifice’ of black people   

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Presidential election is another example of ‘involuntary sacrifice’ of black people"Compromise, inherently, begets sacrifice. I believe these sacrifices, throughout this country’s history, have caused nonwhites the most suffering. Law professor Derrick A. Bell termed this phenomenon involuntary sacrifice, meaning a sacrifice against one’s will.

A casual example of how Google profits from lyric piracy and screws songwriters

Music Technology Policy

Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY : I just happened to get a call from a songwriter about an illegal use of the lyrics from his songs. Thus we found [link] for it….China. China. . Statshow estimates. the monthly revenue is $41,000.00, 112,000,000 annual visitors and Google indexes over 600,000 pages. After a little poking I found that Lyrics007 has just about any song you would want and–I know this will come as a shock–plenty of advertising. Served by? Google, of course.

Podszun on Theater Directors in Conflict with German Copyright Law: The Example of Frank Castorf's "Baal"

Media Law Prof Blog

Rupprecht Podszun, University of Bayreuth, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, has published Frank Castorf's 'Baal' – Director's Theater on Trial: Theater Directors in Conflict with Copyright Law in Germany. Here is the abstract. In 2015, the Munich District

And a straw child shall lead them: Fan Fiction as an Example of Web 2.0 Double Rip Off

Music Technology Policy

” A couple examples: Virtually every remix video artist I know (including myself) has had their videos taken down from multiple platforms by automated systems that look for even minute fragments of copyrighted work.

Another example of the whiny nanny-state in action

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy In 1990, the world was a different place. Gas was cheap, mini-vans were coming into vogue, and Iraq was a country where our dealings were mostly sub rosa arrangements between Donald Rumsfeld, the CIA and Saddam, rather than another costly foothold in the American empire. Additionally, Aghanistan was more of the soon-to-be-defunct [.].

Anti-Copyright-Bias Example of the Day

Copyrights & Campaigns

From the LA Times tech blog 's daily "Around the Web" feature: -- The Recording Industry Assn. of America has broken up with MediaSentry , the company it hired to dig up dirt on file-sharers for lawsuits. WSJ Not "hired to collect evidence" or "hired to help prepare legal cases against" -- but "hired to dig up dirt." Keep in mind that this "dig[ging] up dirt" consisted of nothing more than documenting publicly available information that those using p2p software willingly expose to the world.

Cuomo: Congress "simply failed to address" states' economic needs from coronavirus. The most articulate and knowledgeable example of political leadership to emerge during the coronavirus. I have differed with him on policy issues in the past but the New York Governor, like his father, is a true leader in a time when leadership is desperately needed.

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Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times

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Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times October 19, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Leading by (Bad) Example By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN. WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (Iraq News Agency) - A delegation of Iraqi judges and journalists abruptly left the U.S. today, cutting short its visit to study the workings of American democracy. A delegation spokesman said the Iraqis were "bewildered" by some of the behavior of the Bush administration and felt it was best to limit their exposure to the U.S.

Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times

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Leading by (Bad) Example - New York Times October 19, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Leading by (Bad) Example By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN. WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (Iraq News Agency) - A delegation of Iraqi judges and journalists abruptly left the U.S. today, cutting short its visit to study the workings of American democracy. A delegation spokesman said the Iraqis were "bewildered" by some of the behavior of the Bush administration and felt it was best to limit their exposure to the U.S.

Hearing with Trump's Treasury Secretary goes off the rails.A central case example of White privilege at work.

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Opinion | How a Lone Republican Set an Example for Democrats on the Mueller Report - The New York Times

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In fact,” he added in a 13-tweet explanation of his conclusions, “Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.” Opinion | How a Lone Republican Set an Example for Democrats on the Mueller Report - The New York Times"The benefits of actually reading.

What actually IS a podcast network, anyway?

Gordon P. Firemark

Here are some examples: Overall character of the relationship. This week, I've been head-down on a couple of projects for start-up podcast networks. Every network is a little bit different, but they all have a few common hallmarks. Is the host a gun-for-hire, or an owner of the show?

Women confront Flake on Kavanaugh support. John Armwood This video and Senator Flakes's reversal show the naive of those who constantly call for civility by political activists. These people lack the real world experience that has always demonstrated that confrontation is a necessary prerequisite for fruitful negotiations. We had a discussion here on Facebook a few months ago when Trump administration officials were confronted at dinner. They were wrong then. I hope they learn something from this example. This video and Senator Flakes's reversal show the naive of those who constantly call for civility by political activists. These people lack the real world experience that has always demonstrated that confrontation is a necessary prerequisite for fruitful negotiations. We had a discussion here on Facebook a few months ago when Trump administration officials were confronted at dinner. They were wrong then. I hope they learn something from this example.

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Women confront Flake on Kavanaugh support

Movie Sequels Can Get Complicated When the Producer Has Been Married Multiple Times

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Take, for example, 'Blade Runner 2049,' which has Bud Yorkin's first and second wife fighting in court. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Culture Business THR Online

Gotta Whole Lotta Likes: Social Media Oppo to Article 13 Continues

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a few examples of what the Twitter campaign against Article 13 looks like, draw your own conclusions: Article 13 Fake News

Johnny Depp Lives $2 Million-a-Month Lifestyle, Claim Ex-Managers in Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Among the examples of excess listed by TMG is $75 million spent on 14 residences, $18 million spent on a luxury yacht and $30,000 per month spent on wine. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

A Beginner's Guide To Relay Mutations

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A Real Example: EndorseCatalogItemMutation If you're like me, you hate reading about Todo apps. For this post, we're going to use a "real-world" example by talking about using Relay at Pathgather. I should preface this by saying that we haven’t shipped any of this code to production yet, so there’s still lots of learning for us to do, but at least this isn’t a toy example! Here are a couple examples to prove my point.

MALCOLM X: “Martin Luther King Jr. is a TRAITOR” - This is an example of Malcolm's intelligence. You may not agree with his attack on MLK but it it hard to argue with the logic and common sense found in his argument. Malcolm X represented equal personhood. For men especially it meant that Black men did not have to grovel before White men. I love him for that. Growing up he was much more appealing to me than King. His incite was far ahead of King's in my mind. King got there though in his famous April 4, 1967 speech "Beyond Vietnam at Riverside Church NYC. He never however was to untangle his confusion involving non violence as a tactic vs a philosophy. As a tactic non violence may be an other option but you cannot use non violence when someone is trying to kill you. You must fight back and kill them first. This was the practical side of Malcolm while MLK was lost in his idealistic but misguided non violent philosophy. As my best friend Charlie has always said "you have to speak in a language they understand".

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Not all animal testing is cruel

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Can (and should) producers use COVID-19 waivers from cast and crew to limit their liability?

Gordon P. Firemark

For example: Bad Publicity for your production if word gets out that you're one of “those” employers. The scenario. An actor client today told me that she’s been asked to sign a document before coming to work on a new project.

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Has AB5 affected you yet?

Gordon P. Firemark

For example, a solo musician can't be hired to play as the 4th member of a combo for a simple compensation rate of, say, $100 per performance. Earlier today, I had a call from the HR director at one of the colleges where I teach one night a week.

Hollywood Studios Sued for Recycling Film Soundtracks Too Much

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A new lawsuit from the American Federation of Musicians counts dozens of examples from "Bridesmaids" to "Argo" where music wasn't totally original. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Using short clips in educational video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

I wanted to create a series on English Law on YouTube and use clips from different movies for some of my examples. I would only use the video as I would transform the video with legal examples. I wanted to create a series on English Law on YouTube and use clips from different movies for some of my examples. I would only use the video as I would transform the video with legal examples. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

Trump: 'I'd love to see a shutdown' over immigration - CNNPolitics -This is what Schumer and liberal Democrats refused to see during the first shutdown. This is how they always have been. This refusal to accept reality is what spurred MLK to write his letter from a Birmingham Jail. They took the pressure off of the President and sold out the DACA students out of fear that conservative Democrats might be in jeopardy during the Fall election cycle. This is a clear example of what the late Harvard Law School Professor Derrick Bell called "involuntary sacrifice". Why do they stubbornly keep blinders on their eyes. They refused to listen to the DACA students who wanted to continue the shutdown. These liberals always think they know better when it comes to other people's lives.

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Trump: 'I'd love to see a shutdown' over immigration - CNNPolitics

Formal vs. Informal Content: The Aha Moment

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For example, if you have engineering content, identify the groups of individuals who would most benefit from each skill addressed and proactively market this material to them. We’ve been operating on a hypothesis for a long time now as a company - that people learn in their free time, outside of the traditional structure that L&D provides. This is something we say to our customers and prospects, and it’s a message our competitors share as well.

The Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

New Media and Technology Law

For example, since early February, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade has issued force majeure certificates to help China-based companies support a position that “the epidemic is unforeseeable, unavoidable and insurmountable force majeure.”

A Useful Database from @musically

Music Technology Policy

Another example of a private industry solution to information on the digital music market. MusicAlly demonstrates their directory of online music services

Beyonce Asks Court to Toss 'Lemonade' Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The star's lawyer argues her visual album and the short film it's accused of mimicking are "a textbook example" of what does not constitute copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Lemonade

Asked and Ansswered: International Copyright Protection

Gordon P. Firemark

For example, French copyright law applies to anything published or performed in France, regardless of where it was originally created. Q: Vince asks: Does having an IP [screenplay] copyrighted in one country make it binding in another country? In other words, If I copyrighted a script in the US… does that copyright also hold legal status in Ireland?

Promoting your show with sweepstakes, contests and lotteries

Gordon P. Firemark

For example: Tobacco related promotions are not permitted in the States of Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia. Running a contest or a giveaway is a brilliant, and cost-effective way to get your audience engaged and get fresh leads, drive lots of meaningful actions, Attract people to your content, get them to share it, and more. . But it's important to exercise caution and make sure that you're complying with the relevant laws.

Smashgather: Automating A Smash Bros Leaderboard With Computer Vision

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Some example win screens from the original Super Smash Bros. I started by collecting an example screenshot for every character's win screen. Three weeks ago, I was comparing startup stories with a friend of mine, and we realized our respective companies were missing quite possibly the most stereotypical icon of startup "culture": the ping pong table.

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The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

Gordon P. Firemark

So, for example, when selling rights for a screen adaptation of a novel, the author of the book might wish to reserve rights for audiobooks, an author-written sequel, or a stage adaptation. So, in the aforementioned example, the book author might decide she’d like to see a stage play of her novel. The unreasonable expansion of the Right of First Refusal Clause in entertainment contracts.

Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

For example, if a person was, 66 years ago, a notorious figure in the community, but has since led a quiet, respectable life. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Tom has a terrific question about recounting a true-crime story from long ago… 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.

When is a Parody a Parody? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

For example– let’s say I write a musical production about a day in my life, to be performed on stage. For example-- let's say I write a musical production about a day in my life, to be performed on stage. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com. When is a parody a parody? Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your burning entertainment law questions, so you can take your career and business to the next level.

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The Real Recipe for Building a Culture of Learning

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It means that the head of your sales department requires all salespeople to take one afternoon a month to drop everything and learn, and leads by example. For example, let’s say your retail company is mostly made up of marketing professionals. There is a theme in the HR industry that has received a lot of attention in recent years - building a “culture of learning.”

Why L&D Goes Hand in Hand with M&A

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Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr offers one such example: Barely two years after the deal, one source with knowledge of the company’s internal turmoil told Business Insider that close to half of Tumblr’s sales team had quit. Furthermore, Dunbar explained, effective L&D programs can detect potential problems in an M&A’s early stages: They can be used as “early warning systems” to determine areas of potential discord — a poor skills-fit for an employee moved to a new team, for example.

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

For example, the trial in "A Few Good Men" provided good examples on how to simplify a message for a jury -- like Kevin Bacon's opening statement ("These are the facts of the case, and they are undisputed."). TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films.

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Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

The basic rule is that anyone who is identifiable in a shot should sign a release, unless you’ve done some kind of “poster-release” [find an example of a poster release in use]. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link]. What are the legal risks when you film in places and at events where people will inevitably wind up in the background of your shots?

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The ‘Trainer’s Trainer’ Has a Message for the Industry: Here’s Where We’re Failing and What to Do About It

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For example, science shows that “we lose information rapidly after we hear it. For example, a 2010 study predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of the U.S. When 10,000 corporate learning professionals from 78 countries converged in Atlanta for the ATD International Conference and Exposition, organizers picked the “trainer’s trainer” to meet first with the media.

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