@thetrichordist: Will the Copyright Royalty Board Leave Songwriters In the Deep Freeze?

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The CRB then announces that “the parties” having agreed, the judges will adopt the rate without hearing any evidence. standwithsongwriters Copyright mechanical royalty Songwriter News Songwriters Guild of America Copyright Royalty Board Copyright Royalty Judges Frozen Mechanicals

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New Ethics Principles Call for Proficiency in Technology, Caution in Social Media, for Canadian Judges

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Two years ago, I wrote a column calling for the duty of technology — which applies to lawyers in 39 states — to be extended to judges. says: “Judges should develop and maintain proficiency with technology relevant to the nature and performance of their judicial duties.”

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Copyright Royalty Board Announces Changes in Judges

Broadcast Law Blog

With the Copyright Royalty Board now in the early stages of the next proceeding to consider webcasting royalties (see our article here ) as well as other proceedings including the distribution of cable and satellite television royalties to TV programmers (see these CRB notices ), the Chief Judge of the CRB, Suzanne Barnett, announced her retirement earlier this month. His position is temporary, so it is possible that a new Judge could be appointed for this slot at some point in the future.

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Folie à deux: Will the Copyright Royalty Board Share the Madness of Pretending That Songwriters Aren’t Affected by Economic Inflation?

Music Technology Policy

Yet, the recommendation before the Copyright Royalty Judges brought by the major labels and publishers is that the 2006 rate be continued at 9.1¢ Copyright Copyright Royalty Board Frozen Mechanicals Copyright Royalty Judges Inflation indexed mechanicals

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A $20 million Arena Ticket for Frozen Mechanicals: The 1% Rumor vs. the Crucible of Cross Examination

Music Technology Policy

Judging by the reaction of the lawyers who were at the CRB on the day, they looked at me like I was either a ghost or strapped. A Questionnaire for the Copyright Royalty Judges. Copyright Office Copyright Royalty Board Frozen Mechanicals register of copyright Copyright Royalty Judges Nashville Songwriters Association International

Copyright Royalty Board Announces Changes in Judges

Broadcast Law Blog

With the Copyright Royalty Board now in the early stages of the next proceeding to consider webcasting royalties (see our article here ) as well as other proceedings including the distribution of cable and satellite television royalties to TV programmers (see these CRB notices ), the Chief Judge of the CRB, Suzanne Barnett, announced her retirement earlier this month. His position is temporary, so it is possible that a new Judge could be appointed for this slot at some point in the future.

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Judge Judy's $47 Million Salary Isn't Too Much, Rules Real Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

CBS scores a big win as a Los Angeles judge dismisses a talent agency's claim that Judy Sheindlin's compensation was purposely structured to wipe out profits on the syndicated hit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

CDC Says Lawyers and Judges A Priority for Coronavirus Vaccine

Media Law

On that list are legal workers, defined as, “Workers supporting the operations of the judicial system, including judges, lawyers, and others providing legal assistance.”

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Judge Dismisses Nunes Attempt To Sue Twitter Over Bovine Account

Media Law Prof Blog

A judge has dismissed Representative Devin Nunes's lawsuit against Twitter over the content of the Twitter account @DevinCow because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act doesn't allow courts to treat social media platforms as publishers of the content of

District Court Judge Dismisses OAN Defamation Suit Against Maddow, MSNBC

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit that Herring Networks, owner of One America News Network, brought against Rachel Maddow and other defendants, based on a statement Ms. A U.S.

Judge and Korhani on A Moderate Proposal for a Digital Right of Reply for Election-Related Digital Replicas

Media Law Prof Blog

Judge and Amir M. Elizabeth F. Korhani, both of the University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, have published A Moderate Proposal for a Digital Right of Reply for Election-Related Digital Replicas: Deepfakes, Disinformation, and Elections in Cyber-Threats to Canadian Democracy

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Disney Misused 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen' Copyrights, Says Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An injunction bid against Redbox fails as the judge determines Disney is leveraging its copyright monopoly beyond the scope of its rights. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Judge Refuses To Grant TRO in Bolton Case

Media Law Prof Blog

Here's a link to Judge Lamberth's ruling in U. Bolton. The "horse is out of the barn" but Ambassador Bolton might not get to keep the winnings from the horse race

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AT&T-Time Warner Merger Gains Judge's Approval

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The blockbuster ruling comes in a historic antitrust case that will impact the future of the entertainment and media landscape. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Artem Vaulin, awaiting extradition from Poland, can't convince the judge he's being charged with something — secondary copyright infringement — that's not a crime. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

Judge Questions Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit Against ROSS Intelligence

Media Law

During a hearing last Friday in the copyright lawsuit filed by legal research giant Thomson Reuters against legal research startup ROSS Intelligence , the judge presiding over the case questioned whether TR’s allegations in its complaint were complete speculation. Judge Stark asked.

Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Age Censorship Law

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"It's difficult to imagine how AB 1687 could not violate the First Amendment," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online SAG-AFTRA Labor

Judge in Murder Case Sues 'Gosnell' Filmmakers Over Depiction

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Judge Jeffrey Minehart says filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have portrayed him "as a villain in their story of the righteous versus the wicked." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Politics Business THR Online Politics

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Judge Denies ROSS’s Motion to Dismiss Thomson Reuters’ Copyright Lawsuit

Media Law

The judge in the copyright lawsuit brought by Thomson Reuters against ROSS Intelligence has denied ROSS’s motion to dismiss the case, finding that TR’s allegations are sufficient to allow the case to proceed to discovery. District Chief Judge Leonard P.

Judge Cites Election Fraud Rhetoric To Lock Up Capitol Rioters

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Endangered by Judge's Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The family of two members killed by the 1977 plane crash have won an injunction against 'Street Survivor.' read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Judge Allows 'Columbo' Fraud Lawsuit Against Universal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

If Your Judge Is Using this New AI Tool, Should You Be Using It Too?

Media Law

Thomson Reuters is today introducing an artificial intelligence brief-checking tool designed to help judges understand and validate the briefs submitted in their courts. A judge can see relevant cases that both sides omitted. Which judges will be using this?

Judge Dismisses Sumner Redstone Health Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejects Manuela Herzer's petition in LA Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Judge Allows Copyright Claims Over Technology Used on Disney's 'Avengers'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The judge looks at past piracy cases and finds this situation more comparable to Napster than Google. Disney, Paramount and Fox must contend with a lawsuit over "stolen" technology. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Ravid on Judging By the Cover: On the Relationship Between Media Coverage on Crime and Harshness in Sentencing @ItayRavid @Villanova_Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Itay Ravid, Villanova University School of Law; Stanford University School of Law, has published Judging by the Cover: On the Relationship Between Media Coverage on Crime and Harshness in Sentencing at 93 S.

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Score One for the Serfs: Copyright Royalty Judges Mandate MLC/DLC “Settlement”…With a “But”

Music Technology Policy

The drafters of Title I of the MMA (which is where the MLC-DLC rule reside) put it on the Copyright Royalty Judges to decide if the “administrative assessment” was fair and reasonable. Always read the footnotes.

Judge Won't Pause VidAngel Injunction

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The site will seek emergency relief from the 9th Circuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Judge Allows Brett Ratner to Pursue Defamation Claim Against Rape Accuser

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A Hawaii judge also ruled that California's anti-SLAPP law will apply. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Brett Ratner nsfs

Olivia de Havilland Gets Judge's Green Light in 'Feud' Lawsuit Against FX

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge denies the network's bid to strike on First Amendment grounds. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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More Judges Who Blog

Media Law

Yesterday, Law Technology News featured my article, Blogging from the Bench, a survey of present and former judges who write blogs. Since the story appeared yesterday, I have learned of three more judges who blog regularly. The post More Judges Who Blog appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. It grew out of an earlier post here. They are: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Lanzinger writes Justice Judy, [.]

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Judge Won't Let Ex-Fox News Star Keep Secret Her Feminism Book Was Ghostwritten By Man

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rejects Andrea Tantaros' argument that professional jeopardy overcomes a presumption of access to judicial documents. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing 'Masterminds,' 'The Disappointments Room,' 'Before I Wake,' 'Kidnap,' 'Strangers 2' and other films. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Relativity Media

Kesha's Amended Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Rejected by Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge rules it's too speculative what Sony might do and also denies her attempt at imposing California's seven-year limit on personal service contracts. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

On the Latest LawNext: How One Tech-Savvy Judge Jury-Rigged An Online Court

Media Law

Judge Scott U. Even before the coronavirus crisis caused courts to shut down, Judge Schlegel was conducting hearings via Zoom, scheduling sessions via Calendly, and communicating with staff and counsel via Slack. As chair of the Specialty Treatment Courts in Jefferson Parish, La.,

Philippe Dauman Settlement to Get Judge's Approval

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

UPDATED: Redstone's attorney tells the judge he's convinced the 93-year-old mogul to meet his granddaughter. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Comic-Con: This Year's Convention Comes With a Judge's Gag Order

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With a trial looming, a judge expresses concern about what's being discussed on social media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online Comic-Con 2017

Read Judge Leon's A.T.T.-Time Warner Decision

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court Judge Richard Leon's (lengthy) A.T.& Read U. Time Warner merger decision, courtesy of a CNBC link. Discussion here (CBS), Variety, CNBC

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Sony Hack Settlement Gets Judge's Preliminary Approval

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A federal judge has also conditionally certified the class action alleging Sony was negligent in its handling of personal information. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Read the Judge's Ruling

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"The Government here has taken its best shot to block the merger based on the law and facts," writes the judge. The defendants did their best to oppose it. The Court has spoken." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Judge Throws Out 'New Girl' Idea Theft Claims

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Two writers suing over the Zooey Deschanel show told the judge that they were once represented by a law firm representing the show's executive producer. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Asked to Freeze Weinstein Co. Assets

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The request comes from the trustee overseeing Steve Bannon's bankrupt company, who in court papers describes being "almost certainly the largest unsecured creditor of TWC." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online autoplay

Judge Rules Surveillance Lawsuit Against Fox News Doesn't Warrant Sanctions

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The judge won't characterize Andrea Tantaros' claims as "clearly frivolous" and says sanctions against attorney Judd Burstein "may lead to unintended and problematic consequences." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Culture Business THR Online

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