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."

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.

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

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.

'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

@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.

Government and Videogaming

Media Law Prof Blog

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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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

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.

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

Norton on Government Lies and the Press Clause @ColoLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Government Lies and the Press Clause in volume 89 of the Colorado Law Review. Helen L. Here is the abstract. This essay considers a particular universe of potentially dangerous governmental falsehoods

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Bangkok Post's Editor Resigns Over Criticism of Thai Government, Citing Pressure From Paper's Board of Editors

Media Law Prof Blog

Via the Guardian: Umesh Pandey, who has been the editor of the Bangkok Post since 2016, says he has stepped down from that position under pressure from the Board of Editors because he will not "tone down" his criticism of

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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.

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.

Government Workers Stand Up To Trump

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Fox May Be Subject of Government Investigation Over Ailes Sexual Harassment Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An attorney for a former Fox host says he received a subpoena from federal prosecutors in the midst of a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Transparency and Privacy in Canadian Government Practices

Media Law Prof Blog

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.

U.S. Government's Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier's Family

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jho Low's relatives want a chance to challenge the Justice Department's biggest kleptocracy case. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

The Government’s Music Database: What Would Monk Do?

Music Technology Policy

There is a fundamental difference between people with experience in the vagaries of copyright chain of title research and those who want their data served up in nice neat–very, very neat–packages.

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

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.

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.

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@ascap #StandWithSongwriters to Capitol Hill to Demand Congress Roll Back Government Regulation of Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: Remember when the government set the price of mechanical royalties at $0.02 And then–in 1978– started giving songwriters increases based on inflation (Consumer Price Index) with no compensation for the government’s past mistakes? Gee, thanks government.

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

'Snowden' Exec Producer Tapped to Oversee Red Granite During Government Probe

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

government stemming from a Malaysian embezzlement investigation. Douglas Hansen will keep business running at the company for 30 days to start while it continues settlement talks with the U.S. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Alleged 'Hamilton' Ponzi Schemer Gets Plea Deal After Accusing Government of Misconduct

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Joseph Meli says a confidential witness lured him outside the presence of his attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Yes, the same Marc Kasowitz who represents Donald Trump. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Politics Business THR Online

What a Federal Government Shut-Down Would Mean for Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

The buzz in Washington this week is about whether the FCC and the rest of the Federal government will be open come next Tuesday, October 1. Even if Tuesday’s deadline is averted, the government faces another potential shut-down of some of its functions in the middle of the month (apparently by October 17 ) unless there is a vote to raise the Federal debt ceiling.

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman - CNNPolitics

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman - CNNPolitics"Washington (CNN)US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

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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

Government Speech and Public Schools

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Movie Theatre Association Doubts Government Claim That People Sit When Watching Films

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Should the Food and Drug Administration have conducted a study of moviegoer habits before proposing calorie counts for menu items like popcorn? read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

PBS Wants the Government to Reexamine Hard Stance on Indecency

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Together with NPR, the public stations also suggest the time might be right to ditch a rule prohibiting the broadcast of lottery drawings. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Microsoft Launches Preview Version of Machine-Learning Data Governance Tool for Office 365

Media Law

Last September, it announced that it would be developing an advanced data governance tool for Office 365, and on Friday, it released that tool in a limited public preview, with general availability […].

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression: Governments Attempting To Suppress Information, Ideas

Media Law Prof Blog

David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, says that some governments are attempting to silence reporters, and From the United Nations News Centre: a UN human rights experts says that freedom of expression is under attack.

Sunstein and Randall on Political Control Over Public Communications By Government Scientists @CassSunstein @lirarandall ?

Media Law Prof Blog

Sunstein, Harvard Law School, and Lisa Randall, Harvard University, Department of Physics, have published Political Control Over Public Communications by Government Scientists. Cass R.

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If Trump doesn’t deal on DACA, some Democrats threaten a government shutdown - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

In recent years, near-unanimous support from Democrats has been needed to pass government spending bills and legislation to raise the government’s borrowing limit amid opposition from dozens of fiscal conservatives who are against increased spending without subsequent budget cuts." ".

Government by white nationalism is upon us. By Jamelle Bouie

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Government by white nationalism is upon us "Before the election, when Donald Trump was still just an unlikely presidential nominee, a conservative under the pseudonym “Publius Decius Mus,” wrote a remarkable essay in support of Trump.

Governments, Technology, and Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Hurt Locker Oscar Winner Challenges Government Subpoena Over Bergdahl Interviews

Media Law Prof Blog

government has brought against Bowe Bergdahl (Hollywood Reporter). Mark Boal, who won an Oscar for the film The Hurt Locker (Best Original Screenplay), has challenged an Army-issued subpoena in the case the U. Mr. Boal interviewed Sergeant Bergdahl in

'Wolf of Wall Street' Producer Red Granite Settles Forfeiture Case With U.S. Government

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Prosecutors previously told the court civil discovery would have an adverse effect on the related criminal investigation. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online