Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defends herself on the House floor.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

McConnell Congratulates President-Elect Biden On Senate Floor | Hallie J.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Raphael Warnock gives FIRST speech from the Senate floor. A great, first, US, Senate speech.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Protesters walk around on Senate floor after breaking into Capitol building. Law enforcement allowed this to happen without arrests.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Protesters walk around on Senate floor after breaking into Capitol building

‘This Is Jim Crow in New Clothes’ Senator Raphael Warnock’s first speech on the Senate floor brought the past into the present.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

‘This Is Jim Crow in New Clothes’ “Senator Raphael Warnock’s first speech on the Senate floor brought the past into the present. March 19, 2021 Senator Raphael Warnock after he delivered his first floor speech at the Capitol on Wednesday.

AOC Slams Rep. Yoho In House Floor Speech, Says ‘Having A Daughter Does.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Hole in the sea floor

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy BP confirms that there’s a hole in the sea floor, spewing oil and deadly methane gas into the Gulf of Mexico. While some reports indicate that this fissure has existed since the crisis’ beginning, details remain hard to find. The high volume of methane gas found in this fissure is worth noting, [.].

Trump calls on Ukraine and China to investigate the Bidens. Bring articles of impeachment to the floor of The House of Representatives as soon as is practicable. This behavior cannot be normalized by delaying to act. Congress has the evidence to impeach.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump calls on Ukraine and China to investigate the Bidens

Shiver me Timbers

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/115.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., delivered a speech from the Senate floor Wednesday denouncing President Donald Trump's attacks on the media and comparing his inflammatory rhetoric to phrases used by Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator. Read Senator Jeff Flake's full speech on Trump's media attacks - NBC News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

User Centric As Competitive Advantage: The Arc of the Moral Universe is Bending

Music Technology Policy

” Although for once a streaming service is not saying look at me I have floors and floors of the most expensive office space on the planet while I pay artists a fraction of a penny, or look at me I’m a billionaire, or look at me I saved the music industry. How long?

Candy Spelling Sues Building in Condo Dispute (Report)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Aaron Spelling's widow, who purchased two floors in the Century tower, claims the building has not delivered promised amenities. read more. Candy Spelling Real Estate THR, Esq. Television Style Business

Event: An unvarnished look at 21st Century Solo Entertainment Law Practice

Gordon P. Firemark

3rd Floor City Center. On May 13th, I’ll be in Minneapolis, to speak at the Minnesota Bar Association’s 2011 Art, Entertainment & Sports Law Institute. My presentation will look at how and why there’s never been a better time to be a Solo Entertainment Lawyer.

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TSA Agent Dumps Grandpa’s Ashes – Laughs

The Legal Satyricon

Amy Alkon, ever vigilant in the struggle against the TSA, brings us this horrifying story about a TSAsshole who decided to open a container of human remains, stir them with her finger, and then who dropped them all over the floor and laughed about it.

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Candy Spelling Sues for $47 Million in Condo Dispute (Report)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Aaron Spelling's widow, who purchased two floors in the Century tower, claims the building has not delivered promised amenities. read more. Candy Spelling Real Estate THR, Esq. Television Style Business

The CASE Act Passes Congress

Music Technology Policy

Special thanks go to the photographers on this one who were in the vanguard, especially with their #justone campaign that called out Senator Ron Wyden as the only Senator who was stopping the hugely popular CASE Act from getting a floor vote in the Senate.

Scientists discover new BP oil spill doomsday scenario

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Buried below the Gulf of Mexico’s floor with millions of barrels of oil is a 15-20 mile large lake of explosive methane gas – and it’s being agitated by efforts to plug the ongoing oil spill. The gas is estimated to be stored at an astounding 100,000 psi, a pressure that [.].

A Sad State of Affairs: Senator Wyden’s Secret Hold on CASE Act Comes to Light

Music Technology Policy

According to the Congressional Research Service (in extraordinarily kind language, no shock): The Senate “hold” is an informal practice whereby Senators communicate to Senate leaders, often in the form of a letter, their policy views and scheduling preferences regarding measures and matters available for floor consideration.

David Lowery’s Panel at Future of Music Policy Conference

Music Technology Policy

By the way, the first question to the panel from the floor comes from Pandora’s lobbyist Elizabeth W. Frazee of Twin Logic Systems–also lobbyist for the Computer & Communications Industry Association, the Consumer Electronics Association, Net Coalition, Yahoo!–all –all of which MTP readers will recognize. ( Nearly $1.5 million in lobbying money so far this year.) Frazee’s revolving door profile is interesting as well

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One For Mr. Berlusconi, By the Skin of His Teeth

Media Law Prof Blog

High drama on the Italian legislative floor this week as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi escaped disaster, surviving a confidence vote by three yeas. Three pregnant women arrived to vote against him. Votes shifted one way, then the other. Accusations of

Trump Jr. meeting takes Russia scandal in an alarming direction | MSNBC - This article confirms my analysis of yesterday when the story broke. I called it "Smoking Gun 2 Collusion, 1 I had called obstruction when Trump gave the Russian investigation as a reason for firing Comey. There is now a legal case to be made for two counts of impeachment against Trump. The issue is whether the Republican controlled House of Representatives will do their Constitutional duty bring articles of impeachment to the floor.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

“In a statement, Trump Jr. acknowledged that the meeting took place, and was arranged at the request of an acquaintance he did not name. After pleasantries were exchanged,’ he said, ‘the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered.

Are you going to be at BlogWorld? I am!

Gordon P. Firemark

The conference has over 300 speaker sessions, and a huge trade-show floor packed with good stuff for content creators and consumers alike. If you’re a blogger, podcaster, YouTube Video producer or social media enthusiast, you shouldn’t miss the BlogWorld & New Media Expo this weekend at the L.A. Convention Center.

It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

Digital Media Law

Somewhat like Shimmer, Saturday Night Live ’s mysterious concoction that was both a floor wax and a dessert topping , a production called The Noir Series that runs this weekend in Los Angeles manages to be both a stage play and live Internet TV. ‘The Noir Series’ harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unions Bad Medicine,'' a segment from ''The Noir Series,'' features a chain-smoking doctor and two disconcerting nurses.

ATD Conference Shows Learning and Development Has Become ‘Business-Critical’

Pathgather

From what the Pathgather team saw and experienced while running a prominent exhibition on the showroom floor, the message appeared to resonate. “ For professionals in the corporate learning industry, a massive conference last month in Atlanta wasn’t just an opportunity to get together, exchange ideas and showcase new tools. It was a chance for power players from all over the globe to steer business at large in a new direction.

Streaming and the Embarrassment of COVID Riches

Music Technology Policy

headquarters to Syracuse, Cedar Rapids or even Austin rather than multiple floors of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. We’re starting to see a narrative emerging from the digital music services in reaction to artists chafing under the misery of streaming royalties.

View from the Top of Thomson Reuters NYC Offices

Media Law

The top floor looks down on the world-famous New Years Eve ball. Just back from LegalTech New York, where I had an opportunity to visit the Thomson Reuters offices at 3 Times Square. My mobile phone picture doesn’t do it justice, but it’s a very nice view. General

TSA Agent Dumps Grandpa’s Ashes – Laughs

The Legal Satyricon

Amy Alkon, ever vigilant in the struggle against the TSA, brings us this horrifying story about a TSAsshole who decided to open a container of human remains, stir them with her finger, and then who dropped them all over the floor and laughed about it.

Even More Bad Faith from @RonWyden on Copyright Small Claims Legislation

Music Technology Policy

The legislation is now in the Senate which is the land of legislative secret holds and the kind of faux collegiality based on unanimous consent voting outside of the procedures we normally think of, especially floor votes. It does not require scheduling floor time and gets things done.

Read the Congressional Record on Your iPad

Media Law

Identify the latest bills and resolutions considered daily on the floor of the U.S. Identify the latest bills, resolutions, treaties and nominations considered daily on the floor of the U.S. The Library of Congress unveiled a new app yesterday designed to let you read the Congressional Record on an iPad.

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LITIGATION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS ASSERT TRADEMARK RIGHTS AGAINST CLIPPER DARRELL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Clipper Darrell appears in the stands and on the floor at Clipper basketball games wearing a (ridiculous/infamous) red, white and blue Clipper suit as shown in this picture. NBA TEAM SEEKS TO STIFLE SUPERFAN AND STOP USE OF “CLIPPER” MARK. With the arrival of new star players Chris Paul and deAndre Jordan, coinciding with the continued rise of mega-star Blake Griffin, the once hapless Los Angeles Clippers have a new identity (“Lob City”) and a rekindled fan base.

Why the distinction between “new” media and “traditional” media is pointless, and a little dangerous.

Gordon P. Firemark

The trade-show floor is likewise a must-attend. Since the development of the Internet and the World-Wide-Web, there’s been this peculiar distinction between “old”, or “traditional” or “mainstream” media and the “new” forms such as blogs, podcasts, Internet radio, and video sharing, such as seen on services like YouTube. It’s time we all stopped thinking this way.

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says ‘Trust Us’

Digital Media Law

All were in connection with unintended acceleration : ultimately, in two separate recalls in 2009 and 2010 totaling nearly 8 million vehicles Toyota acknowledged that its gas pedals could get trapped under floor mats or that the pedals themselves could simply stick, leading to out of control vehicles. million vehicles , for defects including loss of power steering and (as with Toyota) floor mats that can interfere with the accelerator.

Comic-Con: Photo Gallery

Thompson On Hollywood

And I haven't even visited the exhibition floor where all the action is. Here's a taste of Comic-Con. I'm still behind on posting all the material I'm collecting. Stay tuned. Photo gallery on the jump: Tags: ComicCon Comic-Con photo gallery

20 Questions for New Artists Sidebar: The Economic Reality of Streaming

Music Technology Policy

Negotiating leverage allows big stakeholders to tweak the basic calculation with royalty floors, advances (aka breakage), nonrecoupable payments that help cover accounting costs, and other twists and turns to avoid a pure revenue share. Streaming is all the rage. But–it is cannibalizing higher margin goods, even digital goods.

Fastcase Acquires Technology and Staff of Innovative Legal Research Platform Judicata

Media Law

We’ve focused on building a search engine that returns the best results the fastest, and at this point it mops the floor with Westlaw and Lexis,” Gurari told me in 2017.

Opinion | Bonnie Watson Coleman: I got covid-19 because my Republican colleagues dismiss masks and facts - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

I had a list of things to accomplish, including getting my picture taken for the card I use when voting on the House floor. To isolate as much as possible, I planned to spend much of my day in my apartment, shuttling to the House floor to vote. Watson Coleman: I’m 75. I had cancer.

David Lowery’s Panel at Future of Music Policy Conference Brings Out the Spinners

Music Technology Policy

Originally posted on MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY : By the way, the first question to the panel from the floor comes from Pandora’s lobbyist Elizabeth W. Chris Castle : Let’s revisit David Lowery’s panel at the height of IRFA madness–it’s very likely we will see a new bill introduced soon as Son of IRFA.

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ILTA Invites Applications for StartUp Hub at ILTACON 2019

Media Law

Companies accepted to participate will receive: Turn-key exhibit pod area on the ILTACON exhibit floor. The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) today invited companies to apply for spots in the StartUp Hub at its annual ILTACON conference, which takes place Aug. 18-22 in Orlando, Fla. The StartUp Hub is a special area of the exhibition hall designed to showcase legal IT and tech startups, disruptors and visionaries.

Must Read Post by @rhettmiller: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rocker

Music Technology Policy

We all knew that there was a cutthroat cabal of music industry execs waiting on the top floor of a tower in Rockefeller Center to offer us a lopsided contract, but we also knew that we were the good guys, the proletariat to their bourgeoisie, the Rebel Alliance to their Empire. You’ve still got the execs in the tower in Rockefeller Center—only now all the lower floors that used to house the junior execs and the young A&R kids are crammed with barbed wire and land mines.

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

It’s a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor. Once again scrubbing the floor for the House of Google. 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. 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.

Opinion | One Old Way of Keeping Black People From Voting Still Works - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The bill, he explained on the House floor , would make public “all the facts relating to elections, to protect the voters and to render easy the punishment of fraud.” When, later that month, the Lodge bill finally reached the floor of the Senate, it was met by a Democratic filibuster.

St. John's Law School synmposium explores music downloading cases

Copyrights & Campaigns

The panel looks a bit heavy on the "anti" side, but it should be an interesting event nonetheless: Reaching Acc[h]ord: Resolving Disputes Over Music Downloading October 29, 2010 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Law School | Belson Moot Court Room | 2nd Floor The Hugh L. Those readers in the New York area may be interested in attending a symposium this Friday, Oct. 29 at St. John's University School of Law in Queens about the record labels' litigation against individual peer-to-peer infringers.

Negotiation Culture Redux: Lying Makes Sammy Run

DealFatigue

These precedents greatly influence, if not become the floor to subsequent negotiations, taking into account the project’s budget and vintage of the quote. There’s nothing new about lying during negotiations. Almost sixty years ago, Budd Schulberg wrote What Makes Sammy Run, a novel about an agent who lies to get ahead in the movie business. There have been a number of other works published or produced on the subject as well. More recently, I wrote about it here.

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