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.

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.

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Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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.

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?

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.

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).

Common Software Licensing Language at Issue in IP Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Licensors of software typically utilize software license agreements providing for their ownership of the licensed software and related IP, as well as restrictions barring licensees from reverse engineering the code at issue. 7, 2018), tackled some of these issues. . Ultimately issues of fact precluded many of the grants of summary judgment that both parties sought, but the case offers interesting insights with respect to software licensing practices on at least those two issues.

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.

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

FCC Chair Pai on the False Alert Issued In Hawaii

Media Law Prof Blog

Federal Communications Chair Ajit Pai has issued a statement concerning the false alert announcing a missile attack on Hawaii. It says in part: “The FCC’s investigation into this incident is well underway. We have been in close contact with federal

ABA Issues Major Ruling on Ethics of Email and Electronic Communications

Media Law

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has issued a major new opinion providing guidance on the steps lawyers should take to protect client confidentiality in electronic communications. The new opinion, Formal Opinion 477 (embedded copy below), updates Formal Opinion 99-413, issued in 1999, to reflect changes in the digital landscape as […].

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.

A 'Supernatural' Profits Fight, and the AT&T-TW Merger Issue That Few Are Discussing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Warner Bros. has been battling the creator of one of the longest-running television shows in an arbitration that addresses the fairness of media consolidation and the very mechanism to resolve disputes with those who feel shortchanged. read more. THR, Esq.

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

Legal Issues in Digital and Social Media – Identifying the Landmines for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies – A Video Webinar

Broadcast Law Blog

Almost every week, we write about some legal issue that arises in digital and social media – many times talking about the traditional media company that did something that they shouldn’t have done in the online world, and ended up with some legal issues as a result.

Legal Companies Offer Free Access to Lawyers Fighting Civil Rights and Immigration Issues

Media Law

As lawyers across the country mobilize to respond to an onslaught of immigration and civil rights issues, some legal vendors are stepping up and offering those lawyers free access to their products and services. The post Legal Companies Offer Free Access to Lawyers Fighting Civil Rights and Immigration Issues appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Morgan Spurlock Says #MeToo Confession Didn't Breach Deal for TNT Docuseries on Women's Issues

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Turner is looking for recovery of funds, but Spurlock and his company say they've identified the wrong bank account, and there was no morals clause. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump

Media Law

Stanford Law School’s Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has published a special issue, A Lawyer’s Guide to Activism, Resistance, and Change Under Trump. The post Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

Donald Trump, 'Access Hollywood' and 'The Apprentice': The Legal Issues Behind the Tapes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Bill Pruitt, a producer on the first few seasons of the show, tweeted Saturday about the 'Access Hollywood' tapes: "I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse. justthebeginning." Reached on Saturday, Pruitt declined to elaborate. read more. THR, Esq.

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Latest Issue of ‘Law Practice’ Focuses on Legal Technology

Media Law

Hot off the presses is the Techshow issue of Law Practice, the magazine of the ABA’s Law Practice Division. The issue is devoted to legal technology, with a particular emphasis on becoming technologically competent. I’m proud to say that I served as “team leader” for this issue, along with the stellar team of Mary Vandenack, […].

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The merging of Book, Lyrics and Music in theatrical collaborations: A complex and frequently mishandled issue.

Gordon P. Firemark

An important, and frequently mishandled point in theatrical collaboration agreements is the clause declaring when, precisely, “ merger &# of the collaborators’ respective contributions to the play or musical occurs.

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!

The Weinstein Co.'s "Precarious" Financial State Becomes Issue in Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Fighting for money promised for the animated TV series 'David the Gnome,' the plaintiffs want the Weinsteins to put millions into an escrow account. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

Spotify’s “Fake Artist” Issue and Other Problems at Scale — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

Spotify of course has issued a denial that I find to be Nixonian in its parsing. via Spotify’s “Fake Artist” Issue and Other Problems at Scale — Music Tech Solutions. Spotify just can’t seem to catch a break in the artist community.

Global Legal Hackathon Issues Call for Legal Tech Companies to Participate

Media Law

The post Global Legal Hackathon Issues Call for Legal Tech Companies to Participate appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The Global Legal Hackathon, which takes place Feb. 23-25 in more than 40 cities around the world, has put out a call for legal technology companies to participate.

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

FCC Issues NPRM On Broadband Privacy Guidelines For ISPs

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would establish privacy guidelines for ISPs offering broadband services. The new rules would ensure that consumers understand and consent to the purchase of ISP broadband services, and that ISPs providing

More Podcast Legal Issues – Getting Releases From Interview Subjects

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent weeks, I’ve written about my presentation at the Podcast Movement Convention on legal issues for broadcasters who are thinking about podcasting, and followed up with an article warning any company with employees or contractors creating podcasts or other digital media projects to be sure to clarify who owns the content that is created. I’ll be discussing legal issues for podcasters in a webinar sponsored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters on September 20.

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.

New Podcast from Michigan Bar Covers Wide Range of Practice and Wellness Issues

Media Law

A new podcast from the State Bar of Michigan, On Balance, covers a wide range of practice-management and wellness issues, all with a focus on how lawyers can effectively balance their personal and professional lives. The post New Podcast from Michigan Bar Covers Wide Range of Practice and Wellness Issues appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

FCC Chair Issues Statement On Individual Who Threatened Representative Katko Regarding Vote On Net Neutrality

Media Law Prof Blog

FCC Chair Ajit Pai issued a statement on November 30, 2017 regarding criminal charges that federal prosecutors have issued against an individual who has allegedly made threats against John Katko (R-NY), who represents New York's 24th District.

SAG's David White to Speak on Digital Issues

Digital Media Law

The Feb. 17 talk is hosted by Town Hall Los Angeles. Details: Hollywood Reporter. Note: tix are $49-$65. _. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out this month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Forbes.com or Huffington Post articles.

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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

FCC Issues NPRM To Open Up Set-Top Box Market

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that begins the process of allowing third party entities to develop alternatives to the set-top boxes through which consumers receive subscription video programming.

Unanticipated Mobile Data Leaks Remain an Ongoing Issue

New Media and Technology Law

There has been a lot of attention in the media lately with respect to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica issue and its fall-out (including today’s coverage of the announcement that Facebook suspended almost 200 apps pending a more complete investigation in whether any user data was misused). This latest episode highlights that instances of consumer data accessed by third parties in the mobile context is an issue that may be broader than first thought.

New Issue of Journal of Media Law Now Available

Media Law Prof Blog

The new issue (volume 6, issue 1) of the Journal of Media Law is out. Here is the table of contents. CONTENTS COMMENT AND ANALYSIS Observations on the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Report on Plurality Alison Harcourt

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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Two Issues with the FBI & Apple

The Legal Satyricon

by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US By now, practically everyone who cares has heard that Magistrate Pym has ordered Apple to help the FBI crack open an iPhone related to the San Bernadino shooting. The order is pursuant to the All Writs Act, codified at 28 U.S.C. 1651. In short, it is a catch-all that lets […]. First Amendment misc compelled speech cyber security privacy

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January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, Ownership and EEO Comments, Copyright Issues and More

Broadcast Law Blog

By the 10 th of the month , all broadcast stations need to have placed in their public inspection files (online for TV and for those radio stations that have already converted to the online public file, and paper for the remaining radio stations), their Quarterly Issues Programs lists , documenting the issues of importance to their communities and the programs broadcast in the last quarter addressing those issues.

Latest Issue of ‘Law Practice Today’ Focuses on Legal Technology

Media Law

The latest issue is out Law Practice Today, the monthly digital magazine of the ABA’s Law Practice Division, and the focus is on legal technology. I had the privilege of serving as issue editor for this issue, so I hope you’ll take a look. The post Latest Issue of ‘Law Practice Today’ Focuses on Legal Technology appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Keeping Our Campaigns Honest Act Proposes that FCC Require Disclosure of Significant Donors to Entities That Sponsor Issue Ads

Broadcast Law Blog

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives last week proposes that the FCC be required to amend its sponsorship identification rules to require not just the name of the sponsor of an ad addressing “ a controversial issue of public importance ,” but also the names of any “ significant donors ” to the sponsor. This issue came up at Congressional hearings on FCC reform with Chairman Wheeler yesterday. So watch where the FCC goes on this issue in the coming months.