Internet Cooking Channel Can't Trademark 'Jaws,' Says Board

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office thinks consumers might confuse a streaming 'Jaws' cooking program with the silver-screen shark of the same name. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Kicking Copyright Pirates Off the Internet Gains Traction

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A leading ISP suffers a huge legal setback, then is hit with a lawsuit from its insurer. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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How Do You Make the Internet Forget? Here’s How Michael Lynton Did It for the Sony Hack

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

One attorney says cleaning the internet of negative content for highly influential executives is a huge business. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Flagged users will begin seeing educational notices, and repeated targets might find their bandwidth throttled. read more. The Business Music Movies THR, Esq. Tech Business

Public Knowledge Tells FCC That Comcast's Streaming Video Service Flouts Open Internet

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Comcast argues that its cable package does not go over the Internet so it's not subject to those rules. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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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.

Startup Uses ‘Internet of Things’ to Enable Contracts to Perform Themselves

Media Law

The post Startup Uses ‘Internet of Things’ to Enable Contracts to Perform Themselves appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. What if a contract could be enabled to perform itself? It would know, for example, when delivery was made and whether the conditions of the delivery were met and then automatically execute payment of the transaction. A legal startup called Clause is aiming to make contracts “come alive” using a combination of data and the […].

Looking at the Decision of the Copyright Royalty Board on Internet Radio Royalties for Commercial Webcasters – What are the Issues that the Judges Considered?

Broadcast Law Blog

The text of the Copyright Royalty Board decision on Internet Radio Royalties for 2026-2020 was released last Friday. Intellectual Property Internet Radio Music Rights On Line Media copyright royalty board decision Internet radio royalties SoundExchange webcasting royaltiesWhile it is 203 pages long, the basis for the decision is relatively simple.

Internet Brands Widens Footprint in Legal with Purchase of Total Attorneys

Media Law

Internet Brands, one of the world’s largest operators of websites that serve targeted vertical markets, this week widened its footprint in the legal industry with the purchase of the law practice management and marketing site Total Attorneys. Internet Brands already operates the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer directory; the Nolo legal self-help site; and the Lawyers.com, AllLaw and […].

FCC Regulation of Internet Video? – Dates Set for Comments on Treating Over-the-Top Video Providers like Cable and Satellite TV

Broadcast Law Blog

Who says that the Internet is not regulated? Whether to treat Internet video providers by the same rules that apply to cable and direct broadcast satellite systems is the subject of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released by the FCC just before Christmas, notice of which was published in the Federal Register today , setting the comment dates on the proposal. The FCC asks if these rules would stifle innovation on the Internet.

Appeals Court Gives Internet Service Providers Big Relief in Copyright Disputes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Barry Diller's Vimeo scores a win as the 2nd Circuit rules that safe harbor applies to pre-1972 recordings and isn't disqualified by employees who saw infringements. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Tech Business THR Online

Juror Use of the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Lacy, University of Washington School of Law, is publishing Untangling the Web: How Courts Should Respond to Juries Using the Internet for Research in Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal (forthcoming). Gareth S. Here is the abstract. During trials jurors

Now Legal: Use the Power and Reach of the Internet to find Investors. Free Report explains how.

Gordon P. Firemark

Among the provisions that have now gone into effect, is the new Rule 506(c), which permits a seller of securities to use general solicitation (such as advertising in print or on the internet), to find buyers. Now Legal: Use the Power and Reach of the Internet to find Investors.

How To Remove Your Private Information From The Internet

Gordon P. Firemark

This is a guest post from defamation & anti-SLAPP lawyer Adrianos Facchetti. You may be shocked to learn that much of your private information is online: and I’m not talking about data you voluntarily post on Facebook or Twitter after a party.

Internet Filtering in China

Media Law Prof Blog

Jyh-An Lee, National Chengchi University, and Ching-Yi Lee have published Forbidden City Enclosed by the Great Firewall: The Law and Power of Internet Filtering in China in volume 13 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology (2012).

Teenagers and Internet Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

danah boyd, Microsoft Research and New York University Department of Media, Culture and Communication, and University of New South Wales, and Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Alice E. Marwick, Microsoft Corporation, and Harvard University, Berkman Center

For Legal Professionals, the Internet Has Come a Long Way, But Still Has a Long Way to Go

Media Law

These were the paragraphs that opened my first legal.online column in March 1995, titled “ The Internet: A Revolution in Law Practice.” When I started writing it, I thought I would do it for a couple years, until we all figured out this new-fangled thing called the Internet. In 1995, much of the Internet still consisted solely of text and was navigated through an assortment of archaic and confusing commands. The power of the Internet has not disappointed.

Hate Speech and the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Discussions of hate speech on the Internet. Newman, York University Department of Political Science, Should Hate Speech Be Allowed on the Internet? Stephen L. A Reply to Raphael Cohen-Almagor, 2 Amsterdam Law Forum 119 (2010). Raphael Cohen-Almagor, University of Hull

Five simple rules for keeping your movie off the Internet

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Today we've got another attorney guest post, this time from Nancy Derwin-Weiss. Nancy is a partner in the Beverly Hills office of Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon, where she advises studio clients on marketing and content protection issues. She was.

A Guide To Internet Legal Landmarks

Media Law Prof Blog

Rustad and Diane D'Angelo, both of Suffolk University Law School, have published The Path of Internet Law: An Annotated Guide to Legal Landmarks as Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. Michael L. 11-18. Here is the abstract. In the

Regulating the Internet Marketplace

Media Law Prof Blog

Rob Friedan, Pennsylvania State University, has published Legislative and Regulatory Strategies for Providing Consumer Safeguards in a Convergent Information and Communications Marketplace in the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, volume 33. Here is the abstract. Many ventures involved in

Rakofsky v. The Internet – LINK FIXED

The Legal Satyricon

The Internet is over (at least for now). The long saga of Rakofsky v. The Order is here. Stay tuned, I’d imagine that there will be an appeal. The order is a bit soft, but the findings of fact are devastating. Filed under: misc.

Applying Existing Tort Law To Privacy Concerns On the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Diane Leenheer Zimmerman, New York University School of Law, is publishing The 'New' Privacy and the 'Old': Is Applying the Tort Law of Privacy Like Putting High-Button Shoes on the Internet? in Communication Law and Policy. Here is the abstract

Routing Internet Transmission Across the Canada-U.S. Border and U.S. Surveillance Activities

Media Law Prof Blog

Obar, University of Toronto Faculty of Information, and Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and Andrew Clement, University of Toronto Faculty of Information, have published Internet Surveillance and Boomerang Routing: A Call for Canadian Network Jonathan A.

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CROWDFUNDING FOR FILMMAKERS, RAISE A MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE INTERNET

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

In the last presidential election, he raised nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars from Internet solicitations, mostly small donations. Most promising for indie filmmakers, the JOBS Act contains provisions that for the first time will allow internet crowdfunding for the production of films. The prime restriction that hampered filmmakers from raising funds using the internet was the prohibition on public solicitation for what are called private placements.

The History of Internet Access Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

Jonathon Penney, Oxford University (Balliol College); Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law; The Citizen Lab/Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, has published Internet Access Rights: A Brief History and Intellectual Origins at 38 William Mitchell Law Review 10 (2011).

Google Wins Important Internet Advertising Case In Australian High Court

Media Law Prof Blog

Google has won an important case in Australia dealing with sponsored links. Australia's highest court has ruled that the company is not responsible for the messages carried by the links turned up by users who avail themselves of Google's search

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Egypt Leaves the Internet - Renesys Blog

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Image via Wikipedia Egypt Leaves the Internet - Renesys Blog Confirming what a few have reported this evening: in an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet.

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Justice Department Probing Internet TV Interference (Report)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Pay-TV operators like Time Warner are said to be offering incentives so that Intel doesn''t get content. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Tech Dish Network ESPN Time Warner Cable Business

Rakofsky v. The Internet ORDER

The Legal Satyricon

The Internet is over (at least for now). The long saga of Rakofsky v. The Order is here. Stay tuned, I’d imagine that there will be an appeal. ORDER UPDATED Filed under: misc.

How not to use the internet to find investors for your film or theatre project.

Gordon P. Firemark

In recent weeks, I’ve begun to see more and more independent filmmakers and theatre producers using forums, chat rooms, and other internet-services to seek out investors for their projects. Unfortunately for these producers, their use of the internet as a tool in identifying and securing the financing for their projects may actually serve as an impediment to their efforts, making the sometimes improbable chances of raising funds virtually impossible.

Zoë Keating vs YouTube: The End of an Artist’s Right to Choose Where Their Music Appears on The Internet.

Music Technology Policy

Chris Castle : David Lowery’s letter to the Federal Trade Commission about YouTube’s treatment of Zoë Keating and how to make your voice heard! Originally posted on The Trichordist : musiThis is a call to action folks. Many of you may already be aware of this blog post from Zoë Keating detailing the new terms of the Google/YouTube “Music Key” service.

Dish Network Dealing With Government Probe on Internet Hiring

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The satellite TV company is fighting a subpoena issued by the EEOC. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Dish Network Business

Monroe Price: Clinton's "Long Game" Advancing Internet Freedom

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Image via Wikipedia Monroe Price: Clinton's "Long Game" Advancing Internet Freedom While Bahrain careens and Egypt moves toward a new stasis, the debate over the shape and role of the Internet intensifies in different register and in different levels of abstraction.

Harmonizing Internet Regulation

Media Law Prof Blog

Dan Svantesson, Bond University School of Law, has published A Legal Method for Solving Issues of Internet Regulation; Applied to the Regulation of Cross-Border Privacy Issues as EUI Working Papers LAW No. 2010/18. Here is the abstract. This article presents

Broadcaster Asks Court to Declare that Internet Simulcasts of Radio Station Exempt From SoundExchange Royalties If Geo-Limited to a 150 Mile Zone

Broadcast Law Blog

This week brings news that a Virginia broadcaster has brought suit to have a court declare that broadcasters who stream their signal on the Internet, but limit the reception of the signal to within 150 miles of their transmitter site, should not have to pay royalties to SoundExchange. There was some thought that it was in the early days of Internet radio.

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Louisiana law says sex offenders must state status on Facebook | Internet & Media - CNET News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Louisiana law says sex offenders must state status on Facebook | Internet & Media - CNET News

Microsoft Announces Plans To Buy Internet Phone Provider Skype

Media Law Prof Blog

From MSNBC.com, news that Microsoft plans to acquire Skype, the service that allows individuals to communicate via phone via the Internet. Some commentators are questioning the $8.5 billion price tag

The French Internet/Creation Statute

Media Law Prof Blog

Nicolas Lucchi, Universita di Ferrar, Facolta di giuisprudenza, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, NYU School of Law, Hauser Global Program, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and Stanford Law School, Center for Internet &

Internet Speech and Advocacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Juan Carlos Upegui Mejia, Universidad Externado de Colombia, has published Freedom of Expression, Social Networks and Criminal Law - The Case Study of Nicolás Castro (Libertad De Expresión, Redes Sociales Y Derecho Penal - Estudio Del Caso Nicolás Castro) in