Corbin on Government Speech and First Amendment Capture @CarolineMCorbin @VirginiaLawRev

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Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law, is publishing Government Speech and First Amendment Capture in the Virginia Law Review Online (2021). Alarm regarding government speech is not new.

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DirecTV Wants Out of Government's Fight With AT&T, Time Warner

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"The government offered no testimony or other evidence even hinting, much less demonstrating, that as a result of the merger DIRECTV’s incentives or behavior will change for the worse, or that it will be capable of harming competition." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Schragger on Unconstitutional Government Speech @UVALaw

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Richard Schragger, University of Virginia School of Law, has published Unconstitutional Government Speech as Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. This Article uses recent controversies over government-sponsored religious symbols and Confederate iconography 2019-56. Here is the abstract.

Governing the Dark Web

Media Law Prof Blog

Eric Jardine, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has published The Dark Web Dilemma: Tor, Anonymity and Online Policing as Global Commission on Internet Governance Paper Series, No. Here is the abstract. Online anonymity-granting systems such as The Onion

What Is the Intention of Justice? Notice and Stay Down Is the Government’s Responsibility

Music Technology Policy

The deal essentially was that if you didn’t know or have a reason to know there was bad behavior going on with your users, or knowledge waiving like a red flag, then the government would provide a little latitude to reasonable people acting reasonably. What once was a reasonable exception was almost immediately tainted as a massive loophole that the government has done little to nothing to correct much less enforce. The safe harbor is the government’s law. ARTHUR.

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Government Secrets Under Law, and Government Secrets About Laws

Media Law Prof Blog

Recent disclosures of the secret legal rules governing a variety of government programs — from electronic surveillance to targeted killing — have demonstrated that secret law Jonathan M. Manes, Yale Law School, has published Secret Law. Here is the abstract.

Washington Governor Signs Bill Addressing Government Use of Facial Recognition Technology

New Media and Technology Law

The Washington law defines a “facial recognition service” as “technology that analyzes facial features and is used by a state or local government agency for the identification, verification, or persistent tracking of individuals in still or video images.”

Verify U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

Media Law

Ever wonder whether a Twitter feed is really from the government body or official it claims to be? government has a web page that lets you verify whether a social media account is really managed by the U.S. government. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov. There is certainly reason to doubt sometimes, given the frequency of fake and spoof social-media accounts. To help clear up any doubt, the U.S.

Government and Videogaming

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Daithi MacSithigh, Newcastle University Law School, has published Multiplayer Games: Tax, Copyright, Consumers and the Video Game Industries in volume 5 of the European Journal of Law and Technology (2014). Here is the abstract. The successes of the games industry

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Government Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, and Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland School of Law, have published Government Speech 2.0, Helen L. in volume 88 of the Denver University Law Review (2010). Here is the abstract. New expressive

Governments, Technology, and Privacy

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Eric Lichtblau writes about increasing government requests to cell phone carriers for subscriber information in the past year. Two interesting pieces in the New York Times today. Cell phone providers say that law enforcement agencies made 1.3 million such requests

ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Websites

Media Law Prof Blog

The UK''s Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used URLS that closely resembled official government

'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Challenges U.S. Government's 1MDB Seizures

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz says through court documents he's an "innocent owner" of assets allegedly derived from embezzlement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online International

The Government Speech Doctrine

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Mark Strasser, Capital University Law School, has published Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain: On the Government Speech Doctrine and What it Licenses, at 21 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 85 (2011). Here is the abstract. While federal and

Government Speech and Public Schools

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Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law, has published The Government Speech Doctrine and Speech in Schools in volume 48 of the Wake Forest Law Review (2013). Kristi L. Here is the abstract. According to the Supreme Court, when the

U.S. Supreme Court Wants Government's Take on Copyright Takedown Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The high court is considering whether to grant review of a dispute triggered when Universal Music ordered the takedown of YouTube video showing a cute baby dancing to Prince's song. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

AT&T Spars With U.S. Government Over Evidence at Merger Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

DC federal judge Richard Leon oversees the first day of "trial" concerning AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Federal government's support ends for Coronavirus testing: report

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Federal government's support ends for Coronavirus testing: report

Mark Boal Settles With U.S. Government in Bergdahl Tapes Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Oscar winner's confidential material will remain confidential. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Serial

AT&T, Fox Square Off Over Document Confidentiality in Government's Merger Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Fox wants the ability to withhold anything it deems not necessary or relevant to the government's challenge. AT&T says that would prejudice the fight. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Upholds U.S. Government's Seizure of Megaupload's Mega-Millions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 4th Circuit rejects the contention that a federal statute disentitling fugitives from defending property claims against government forfeiture actions is a violation of due process rights. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

NPR Accepting Applications For New Transparency in Government Legal Fellow Position @NPR

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NPR is accepting applications for its new Transparency in Government Legal Fellow. Under the guidance of NPR staff lawyers, the fellow will work with journalists at NPR to obtain access to public records that shed light on the operations of

Government Rights in Government Marks

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Malla Pollack has published "Governmental Marks: What Souvenirs Say About Speech and Sovereignty." Here is the abstract. Governmental marks” are words or phrases which involve the identity of a social group that is partly defined in terms of its citizenship

Lance Armstrong Headed to $100 Million Trial Over U.S. Government Sponsorship

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The cyclist who was busted for using PEDs contends the government got more than enough benefits from the relationship, but a judge will allow a jury to decide. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Enhanced Governance, ShareSpaces, Binders and More on NetDocuments’ 2019 Roadmap

Media Law

Among the features planned for release later this year is a governance module that effectively embeds governance policies in the document at the platform level, circumventing the Achilles’ Heel of end users whose carelessness or naivete can expose documents. I provide full details in my column this week at Above the Law: On NetDocuments Roadmap: Embedding Governance Policies Within Documents.

Government Limitations On Scientific Speech

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Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, have published The Limits of Government Regulation of Science, at Science 1047 (March 2012). John Kraemer, Georgetown University Law Center, and Lawrence O. Here is the abstract

Bernie Sanders: The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government May 14, 2021 Khalil Hamra/Associated Press By Bernie Sanders Mr. Sanders is a senator from Vermont. No one is arguing that Israel, or any government, does not have the right to self-defense or to protect its people.

Transparency and Privacy in Canadian Government Practices

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Conroy, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, are publishing Promoting Transparency While Protecting Privacy in Open Government in Canada, in the Alberta Law Review. Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, and Amy M. Here is the abstract.

Megaupload Takes U.S. Government's Asset Seizures to Appeals Court

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A brief to the 4th Circuit argues the judge erred in asserting jurisdiction and interpreting whether Kim Dotcom was a fugitive. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

@theblakemorgan Looking For #irespectmusic Results from Government

Music Technology Policy

Blake Morgan took the #irespectmusic campaign to Capitol Hill again last week, this time in support of the Songwriter Equity Act (bill numbers HR 1283 and S662 ) with staff in the U.S. Senate. His meetings included his own New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gellibrand. One of the cornerstone principles of the #irespectmusic campaign is to support the ideal of fair treatment for all creators and is not limited to specific legislation. Here’s an example.

Norton on Remedies and the Government's Constitutionally Harmful Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Remedies and the Government's Constitutionally Harmful Speech in ConLawNOW (2018). Although governments have engaged in expression from their inception, only recently have we begun to Helen L. Here is the abstract.

Where To Find Files The Government and Corporations Don’t Want You To See

Media Law

In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the memory hole was where government officials deposited politically inconvenient documents for destruction. From 2002 to 2009, the website The Memory Hole served the opposite purpose, rescuing government and corporate files from disappearance or obscurity. The post Where To Find Files The Government and Corporations Don’t Want You To See appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

The Paradox of Government Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Joseph Blocher, Duke Law School, has published Government Viewpoint and Government Speech. Government speech creates a paradox at the heart of the First Amendment. In order to satisfy traditional First Amendment tests, the government must show Here is the abstract.

Government can't keep TV 'snake oil salesman' quiet

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Voxgov Aggregates and Analyzes Government News and Media

Media Law

government can be daunting. The government is gargantuan, with thousands of entities publishing a constant flow of news and information across many thousands of websites and social media platforms. To track everything concerning food […] The post Voxgov Aggregates and Analyzes Government News and Media appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Keeping track of an issue within the U.S.

Pandora Runs to the Government to Screw Songwriters Again

Music Technology Policy

The government granted them an effective monopoly on webcasting and Pandora intends to keep it that way. The artists can’t say no because the government forces artists to accept the compulsory license for sound recordings, so there’s no way to block recordings. Good news: Pandora is scheduled to come to the stock market with a “secondary offering”, meaning the company is essentially having a second IPO.

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Ocasio-Cortez insists Green New Deal won't restructure government

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Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365

Media Law

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Advanced Data Governance within Office 365, a tool that uses machine learning to help organizations find and retain important data while eliminating redundant, obsolete and trivial data. The post Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Government Funding and Free Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Charles W. Rocky) Rhodes IV, has published Speech, Subsidies, and Traditions: AID v. AOSI and the First Amendment in the 2013 Cato Supreme Court Review 363. Here is the abstract. In a victory for free speech and individual liberty, Agency

FCC Shuts Down Because of Government Funding Impasse – What Does It Mean for Broadcasters?

Broadcast Law Blog

With that database not working, public file updates (including the Quarterly Issues Programs lists that are due to be added to the files by January 10, cannot be uploaded unless the government reopens. Depending on the length of the shutdown, the FCC may reexamine other deadlines that fall within the period that routine operations of the government are closed. Do you have a deal to buy a new station or a planned technical modification that needs FCC approval?

Chinese Government Delays Writer's Trial

Media Law Prof Blog

The National Campaign reports that the Chinese government is putting off the trial of writer Tragyal; the writer has criticized the government's policies toward Tibet. Via Jurist

Norton on Government Speech and the War on Terror @ColoLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Government Speech and the War on Terror in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017). The government is unique among speakers because of its Helen L. Here is the abstract.