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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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 Questions Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit Against ROSS Intelligence

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

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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

Judge Dismisses Nunes Attempt To Sue Twitter Over Bovine Account

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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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 in Murder Case Sues 'Gosnell' Filmmakers Over Depiction

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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 Refuses To Grant TRO in Bolton Case

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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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Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Endangered by Judge's Ruling

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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 Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Age Censorship Law

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Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

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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 Allows 'Columbo' Fraud Lawsuit Against Universal

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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

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

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

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

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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

Judge Allows Brett Ratner to Pursue Defamation Claim Against Rape Accuser

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

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

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

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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

Seibert-Fohr on the Independence of Judges and Their Freedom of Expression

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Ania Seibert-Fohr, University of Heidelberg, has published The Independence of Judges and their Freedom of Expression: An Ambivalent Relationship. Judges posting tweets on Twitter, writing columns in newspapers and pronouncing their views in public lectures Here is the abstract.

Judge Grants Summary Judgment In Defamation Case Against Buzzfeed

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court Judge Victor Marrero has granted Buzzfeed's request for summary judgment in Leidig v. Buzzfeed, agreeing with the defendant that the plaintiffs could not demonstrate that the statements they complained of were false or that they could

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. But the CRJs go on: However, the Judges, in their discretion, may reject a proposed settlement for good cause shown. c)(4) of the Judges’ rules establishes a process for non-settling participants to comment on a proposed settlement and for the settling participants to respond.

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

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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. But when courthouses in Jefferson Parish closed last month, it presented an even-greater challenge for the programs Judge Schlegel oversees, which focus on treatment and rehabilitation of drug and alcohol offenders.

Judging the Judges

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Margaret Tarkington, Brigham Young University Law School, has published "A Free Speech Right to Impugn Judicial Integrity in Court Proceedings," forthcoming in Boston College Law Review. Here is the abstract. Throughout the United States, state and federal courts discipline and

Judge Judy's $47M Salary Isn't Reasonable, Says Talent Agency

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New court papers in an accounting lawsuit showcase financials for the courtroom drama and point to the salaries of other TV stars. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online Judy Sheindlin Representation

Judge Asked to Freeze Weinstein Co. Assets

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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 Upholds Hulk Hogan's $140 Million Trial Victory Against Gawker

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The judge hears from the wrestler's attorney, who emphasized the importance of privacy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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

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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

Ravel Law Adds Judges, Features to its Judge Analytics Tool

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Judge analytics is the new black. Or at least that’s what I wrote in a post last summer that discussed several products that could do things such as help you predict how a particular judge might rule on an issue or which cases that judge was likely to find most persuasive. The post Ravel Law Adds Judges, Features to its Judge Analytics Tool appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Judge Rules Milwaukee Flouted U.S. Constitution in Response to 'Pokemon Go' Craze

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Judge Allows $900 Million 'Conjuring' Lawsuit Against Warner Bros.

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After nearly a decade in court, a Nevada judge decides that producers, writers and the director of the hit musical fairly used an unpublished biography. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

LawNext Episode 12: Judging Judges – How Gavelytics’ Judicial Analytics are Reshaping Litigation

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What if a lawyer could know how a judge is likely to rule in a case or how heavy is a judge’s workload? Rick Merrill was a litigator at a large law firm who became frustrated over his inability to get meaningful information about the judges before whom he appeared.

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

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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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Judge Rules "We Shall Overcome" Verse Not Under Valid Copyright

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The win goes to the legal team that prevailed over "Happy Birthday to You." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Judge Won't Let FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Stop Lawsuit Alleging Charter Throttled Netflix

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Rejecting a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New York's attorney general, a judge notes how the FCC said that states "continue to play their vital role in protecting consumers from fraud." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Judge unsticks 'Bruno' Velcro lawsuit

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A federal judge today dismissed a copyright claim brought by a writer who claimed that a scene in last year's "Bruno" was too similar to one in his original. By Matthew Belloni Sacha Baron Cohen has escaped yet another lawsuit.

Judge Rakoff’s Excellent Decision in Kinder Guides case

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Read Judge Rakoff’s excellent decision ruling against the infringing Kinder Guides on the infringer’s fair use defense. fair use Kinder Guides

Judge Clears Path for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Trial in June

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The Harper Lee Estate and Scott Rudin are set to do battle in New York over Aaron Sorkin's version after an Alabama judge transfers the venue of the case. read more. THR, Esq. Business Culture Business THR Online Aaron Sorkin Scott Rudin Broadway Theater

Ethics Panel Says OK for Judge to Tweet — Within Limits

Media Law

A judicial ethics panel of the Massachusetts court system has determined that a judge may ethically maintain a Twitter account, but only within certain boundaries, and that a judge must be particularly cautious about selecting accounts to follow on Twitter. The opinion from the Massachusetts Committee on Judicial Ethics does not identify the judge, but […].