Using Photos on Your Website – Court Decision Highlights Problems with a Creative Commons License and Other Copyright Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

To avoid issues, many website owners look for ways to get permission to use photos, signing up for subscriptions from stock photo services or, often when trying to save money, relying on photos made available through some “creative commons” license.

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Reminder: Issue Ads Require Public File Disclosures Even Outside Political Windows

Broadcast Law Blog

But in that article, we did not focus on political issue ads , which also raise their own FCC obligations, particularly with respect to the public file and sponsorship identification. Unlike candidate ads, or ads dealing with federal issues, ads from non-candidate groups dealing with state and local elections and issues generally do not require price and schedule information to be uploaded to the online political file (unless those ads also mention a federal issue ).

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Missing Music On Streamed TV Programs Highlights Rights Issues for Podcasters and Video Producers

Broadcast Law Blog

That series took forever to get to digital outlets, and still does not appear to be on any subscription streaming service, reportedly because of music rights issues. The same issues apply to any video production using music. Advertising Issues Intellectual Property Internet Video Music Rights On Line Media Podcasting music in podcasts music video rights musical composition musical work sound recording sync right using music in commercials

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Congressional Letter to FCC on CALM Act Violations Puts Focus on FCC Enforcement Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

As we highlighted yesterday in our weekly summary of regulatory issues for broadcasters, last week saw a letter from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo to the FCC asking for the FCC to review the enforcement of the rules established by the CALM Act , which prohibits loud commercials on TV stations. We have obviously seen some more attention being paid to enforcement issues in recent months. Maybe it is just a perception, but enforcement issues seem to be a priority for the FCC.

July Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists, The End of Analog TV, EAS Test Registration Requirement, Radio and TV Rulemakings, and More

Broadcast Law Blog

You need to first list the significant issues facing the station’s community in the second quarter. Then, for each issue identified, you should list several programs that addressed the issue in some serious way.

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue June 9, 2021 Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald, via Getty Images “The right to vote is everything in a democracy.

ABA Issues Cautionary Ethics Guidance On Virtual Law Practices

Media Law

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility today issued a formal ethics opinion providing guidance on virtual law practices.

FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: One-Ring Scam Calls

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the matter of one-ring scam calls. One-ring scams are annoying and pernicious, waking up many Americans with confusing calls in the middle of the night and tricking them out of

A Presentation on Legal Issues for Podcasters – Who Owns What?

Broadcast Law Blog

My presentation, Legal Issues In Podcasting – What Broadcasters Need to Know , was part of the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters Track. In the presentation, I discussed copyright issues, including some of the music rights issues discussed in my articles here and here , making clear that broadcaster’s current music licenses from ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and even SoundExchange don’t provide them the rights to use music in podcasts. I also touched on privacy and security issues.

New ‘Legal Tune Up’ App Helps People Check Public Records for Legal Issues and Resolve Them

Media Law

It enables them to access public data to identify legal issuesissues they might not even be aware of — and then resolve those issues on their own.

More Podcast Legal Issues – Remembering Sponsorship Identification

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent weeks, we’ve written about a number of legal issues that need to be considered in connection with podcasting – getting releases from guests , making sure that ownership of the podcast is clear , and considering music royalties. Another issue that I discussed in my presentation on legal issues for broadcasters entering the podcast industry at Podcast Movement in late July was one of sponsorship identification.

Washington Legal Issues for TV Broadcasters – Where Things Stand

Broadcast Law Blog

Where do all the Washington DC legal issues facing TV broadcasters stand? While we try on this Blog to write about many of those issues, we can’t always address everything that is happening. Every few months, my partner David O’Connor and I update a list of the legal and regulatory issues facing TV broadcasters. That list of issues is published by TVNewsCheck and the latest version, published today, is available on their website, here.

Comments Due August 2, 2021 on Media Ownership Issues Including Local Radio Ownership Limits

Broadcast Law Blog

The 2018 proceeding was stalled while issues about the FCC’s prior review of the broadcast ownership rules – issues that challenged the weight and analysis that the FCC gave to the effect of changes to ownership rules on ownership diversity – were litigated through the courts. If you have something to say on the issues, file your comments on the Quadrennial Review by the now-established August 2 deadline. .

Fifty Ways To Litigate Star Trek Issues @dkluft

Media Law Prof Blog

Fifty ways to litigate Star Trek issues! This post, originally published at the Trademark & Copyright Law Blog.by David Kluft, is a little dated, but it's entertaining. Maybe he'd be willing to update? There's a Star Trek: Discovery plagiarism lawsuit

Reddit Ireland Limiting Online Hours To Address Hate Speech Issue

Media Law Prof Blog

Reddit Ireland is going offline in the early morning (Irish time) in order to try to prevent postings from the United States that encourage hate speech. These postings appear during daytime in the U.S. More here from the BBC News

Spotify’s Got Another Artist Relations Issue: Joe Rogan

Music Technology Policy

Remember when Spotify bought Joe Rogan’s podcast and signed him to deliver futures? Big money, big press release. Big chuckles in some quarters, why? Welcome to the world of artist relations, Mr. Ek. Here’s a suggestion. When you sign an artist who you know is controversial going in, expect…you know…controversy. Is that really so hard to figure out? And understand that whatever that artist does, their brand is potentially going to be wrapped around your brand.

Copyright Alliance CEO Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Google v. Oracle

Music Technology Policy

In a statement issued today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 5 decision in the Google v. Oracle case , in which the Court ruled 6–2 that Google’s copying of Oracle’s Java code was permissible under the fair use doctrine, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid stated the following: . Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Google in the decade long Google v.

Complaints Filed Against TV Stations for Public File Violations on Political Issue Ads

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political “watchdog” organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Georgia TV stations, alleging violations of the rules that govern the documents that need to be placed into a station’s public inspection file regarding political “issue advertising” (see their press release here , with links to the complaints at the bottom of the release).

Washington Legal Issues for TV Broadcasters – Where Things Stand

Broadcast Law Blog

Where do all the Washington DC legal issues facing TV broadcasters stand? While we try on this Blog to write about many of those issues, we can’t always address everything that is happening. Every few months, my partner David O’Connor and I update a list of the legal and regulatory issues facing TV broadcasters. That list of issues is published by TVNewsCheck and the latest version, published today, is available on their website, here.

Force Majeure: an issue in the SAG/AMPTP negotiations

Gordon P. Firemark

One of the issues in the impasse between the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers is the Force Majeure Clause. The article explains the current Force majeure clause, the issue between the parties and the consquences of its application and enforcement. Backstage magazine has A good piece by Armin Shimerman on Force Majeure.

Jake Tapper issues warning to GOP about Capitol riot

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New LinkSquares Features Include Help Honing In On GDPR, HIPAA and Other Key Issues

Media Law

They are based on LinkSquares more than 50 Smart Values, which are key pieces of data that LinkSquares’ AI extracts from every contract, but they incorporate 73 new Strategic Values tailored to specific business issues.

USPS Issues Stamp In Honor of Gwen Ifill

Media Law Prof Blog

Via Judy Woodruff and Kevin Madden, the United States Postal Service announces that it is issuing a new Forever Stamp honoring the late journalist Gwen Ifill. More here from the USPS website

Political Broadcasting Issues to Consider Now for the 2020 Election Campaign

Broadcast Law Blog

We have written about some of the issues that broadcasters should already be considering in our Political Broadcasting Guide (which we plan to update shortly). Obviously, one of the primary issues is lowest unit rates – as those rates become effective 45 days before the primaries (or before any caucus which is open to members of the general public). There are issues to consider about free time for candidates.

Washington Issues for TV Broadcasters – Where Things Stand at the FCC

Broadcast Law Blog

There is never a shortage of Washington issues for broadcasters to consider, and the rapid pace of change since the new administration took over in January has made it even more difficult to track where all the issues stand. While we try on this Blog to write about many of the DC issues for broadcasters, we can’t always address everything that is happening. It provides a summary of the status of legal and regulatory issues ranging from the adoption of the ATSC 3.0

Legal Issues for Broadcasters – Updates on Pending Matters

Broadcast Law Blog

There are so many legal issues that facing broadcasters that it is sometimes difficult to keep up with them all. Each quarter, my partner David O’Connor and I update a list of the legal and regulatory issues facing TV broadcasters. That list of issues is published by TVNewsCheck and is available on their website, here. Our latest update was published last week, and provides a summary of the status of legal and regulatory issues ranging from the adoption of the ATSC 3.0

State Bar Issues Ethics Guidance on Working from Home During COVID-19 Pandemic

Media Law

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many attorneys and their staffs to work from home for the first time, the Pennsylvania Bar Association has issued an ethics opinion intended to provide guidance now and into the future on working from home and other remote locations.

Leveson Commission Issues Report

Media Law Prof Blog

The Leveson Inquiry has concluded with the issuance of its report, An Inquiry Into the Culture, Practices, and Ethics of the Press: A Report. It's four volumes, and it begins with a bang. Mr. Justice Leveson calls for new legislation

Tomorrow: Twitter Chat on Ethics Issues in Client Communications

Media Law

Do you have attachment issues? Eastern, Above the Law (@atlblog) and I (@bobambrogi) are hosting a Twitter chat, sponsored by Citrix (@sharefile), called “Attachment Issues: Ethics of Client Communications for Lawyers.” The post Tomorrow: Twitter Chat on Ethics Issues in Client Communications appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Email attachments, that is. Or questions about encryption, client portals and other forms of client communications?

Law Practice Magazine’s Techshow Issue Is Out

Media Law

Now online is the TECHSHOW issue of Law Practice magazine, the publication of the ABA’s Law Practice Division. I was co-editor of this issue, along with Mary E. Among the articles featured in this issue: Practical Magic: Law’s Hands-on AI Revolution, by James A. The post Law Practice Magazine’s Techshow Issue Is Out appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Video Looking at the Basics of the Online Public Inspection File and Quarterly Issues Programs Lists

Broadcast Law Blog

Looking for a brief explanation of the online public inspection file and Quarterly Issues Programs List , and how they will be viewed in connection with the upcoming license renewal cycle – including the potential fines for violations of the rules? The Indiana Broadcasters has just released this video of me discussing those issues available here. So if you have questions about these issues, check out these resources, and contact your own legal advisor for more information.

Podcast: The Legal Issues Surrounding Pokémon Go

Media Law

Unfortunately, the popular app has also raised a host of legal issues, from trespassing to muggings to accidents on foot and on the road. The post Podcast: The Legal Issues Surrounding Pokémon Go appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Pokémon Go is the latest craze sweeping the world. The location-based augmented reality mobile game/app produced 15 million downloads in just its first week.

FCC To Clarify Political Advertising Rules – No Significant Changes Proposed

Broadcast Law Blog

federal issue ads). Advertising Issues Political Broadcasting bipartisan campaign reform act Federal issue ads legally qualified candidate online political file political matter of national importance substantial showing of candidacy write-in candidate

What’s Up With Music Rights for Broadcasters and Webcasters? – A Presentation on Pending Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

While this summer has perhaps not brought the big headlines in trade press about copyright issues involving broadcasters – particularly in the area of music rights – there still are many issues that are active. I addressed some of those issues in a presentation earlier this month at the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention. So keep paying attention to these issues!

New York’s Automatic Renewal Law Coming in February 2021: New Compliance Issues to Follow

New Media and Technology Law

New York has enacted a new law , effective February 9, 2021, regulating automatic renewal and some “free trial” type agreements.

Our Quarterly Review of the Legal and Regulatory Issues Facing TV Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

Each quarter, my partner David O’Connor and I update a list of the legal and regulatory issues facing TV broadcasters. That list of issues is published by TVNewsCheck and is available on their website, here. Our latest update was published today, and provides a summary of the status of legal and regulatory issues ranging from the adoption of the ATSC 3.0

Looking at “Legal” Marijuana and CBD Advertising – A Presentation on the Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

With all these issues outstanding, I was recently asked to talk about the advertising issues surrounding these products before a continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. These ads are particularly of concern during the license renewal cycle that begins next month, as objections from anti-marijuana activists could put this issue directly before the FCC.

Legal Issues for Digital Audio Companies – A Presentation

Broadcast Law Blog

This week, I was given 15 minutes at the RAIN (Radio and Internet Newsletter) Summit in Nashville to summarize all of the legal issues that are important to digital audio companies including webcasters and podcasters. While getting everything into a presentation that short entailed some speed talking and the briefest description of many very complicated issues, I hope that I was able to at least outline issues about which companies should be cognizant.

Looking at Music Royalty Issues for Radio and TV Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

In our discussion, there was a general summary of the licenses needed for the use of music by broadcasters, a summary of the status of some of the current royalty negotiations, and questions about other issues in music licensing. As this discussion raised a number of issues that I have covered in articles posted on this blog, I thought that it might be worth highlighting some of that past coverage so that those interested in any topic can read a bit more on these subjects.

Kickstarter tax issues redux

Music Technology Policy

Thanks to Dean Kay on ASCAP Daily Brief and Glenn Peoples at Billboard.biz for shout outs on the Kickstarter taxable income post

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More Podcast Legal Issues – Remembering Sponsorship Identification

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent weeks, we’ve written about a number of legal issues that need to be considered in connection with podcasting – getting releases from guests , making sure that ownership of the podcast is clear , and considering music royalties. Another issue that I discussed in my presentation on legal issues for broadcasters entering the podcast industry at Podcast Movement in late July was one of sponsorship identification.

Regulation of Online Platforms and the Effect on Advertising – Including Section 230 Reforms

Broadcast Law Blog

Next week, I will be discussing regulatory issues for media companies with Eriq Gardner of the Hollywood Reporter (who covers legal issues on their must-read THR, Esq site ) in a “Candid Conversation” hosted by Matrix Solutions (more information here , including a registration link).

Prosecutor Glenn Kirschner issues GRIM news for Matt Gaetz (interview wi.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog