'Star Trek' Lawsuit: The Debate Over Klingon Language Heats Up

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A federal judge gets an earful of Klingon proverbs from a language society intent on making sure that Paramount Pictures can't claim ownership. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

#NewMusic Weekend: Body Language, Speedy Ortiz, EULA, Ava Luna, Tamaryn

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Body Language (Brooklyn) “Social Studies” @body__language. New Music Weekend Ava Luna Body Language EULA Speedy Ortiz TamarynThis weeks staff picks from Semaphore Music (and the ultimate arbiter of taste!) Digging Brooklyn in post-CMJ haze. Speedy Ortiz (Northampton) “Basketball” @killquilty. EULA (Brooklyn) “Maurice Narcisse” @eulamusic. Ava Luna (Brooklyn) “Wrenning Day” @avalunaband.

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Is “throughout the universe” contract language broad enough?

Gordon P. Firemark

This kind of language [.]. Eriq Gardner at the Hollywood Reporter, Esq. blog has got me thinking. In his post today he discusses a Wall Street Journal article that pokes fun at entertainment lawyers’ use of “throughout the universe, in perpetuity&# to define the territorial scope and the term of rights being granted by a contract. Related posts: Copyright and Contract in conflict? Legal pitfalls for reality and documentary producers.

Russian-Language Video Service eTVnet Sued for Allegedly Streaming Stolen Content

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The suit claims the service is harming competitors, customers and copyright owners. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Former Cuomo Aide Drafted Language for Inflammatory Anti-Semitism Flier - The New York Times

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And it was another former aide to the governor who crafted the mailer’s language, according to an email obtained by The New York Times. Mr. Lobl suggested the language for the mailer in an email to two campaign aides, who helped create the flier. Andrew M.

AMC Argues Hispanics in Houston Are Served by English-Language Films

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The film exhibition giant fights an antitrust lawsuit claiming it improperly put a theater serving Spanish-language films out of business. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Comcast Beats Spanish-Language Broadcaster's Discrimination Complaint

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The FCC says that Liberman Broadcasting, owner of Estrella TV, isn't a “video programming vendor” and thus can't make its case. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Trump’s Degradation of the Language - The New York Times

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“.One of the more pernicious and insidious effects of the Donald Trump regime may well be the damage he does to language itself. Trumpian language is a thing unto itself: some manner of sophistry peppered with superlatives. Trump’s Degradation of the Language - The New York Times

Brinton on Racist Language and Censorship in the Media

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Hal Brinton, University of Leeds, is publishing Racist Language and Censorship in the Media in the Westlaw Insight Encyclopedia (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015). Here is the abstract. This article explores the varied regulation across different media which might apply in

Senator Insists Trump Used ‘Vile and Racist’ Language - The New York Times

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Senator Insists Trump Used ‘Vile and Racist’ Language - The New York Times

Comcast Accused of Discriminating Against Spanish-Language Network

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In a complaint with the FCC, Liberman Broadcasting says Comcast aims to bolster Telemundo and NBC Universo at the expense of Estrella TV. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Lets Mexican Prisoner Sue Over Denial of Spanish-Language Entertainment

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A Tennessee assistant prison wardon must face a lawsuit saying she denied equal protection under the law. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Paramount Claims Crowdfunded 'Star Trek' Film Infringes Copyright to Klingon Language

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The film studio details what in the "Star Trek" universe is protected by law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

An iOS Law Dictionary for English as a Second Language

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Here is an interesting iteration of the standard law dictionary — one designed specifically to help legal professionals who are not native speakers of English.

Manias-Muñoz on The Impact of a Legal Framework on National Film Industry: An Approach to Basque-Language Cinema @UofGlasgow

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Miren Manias-Muñoz, University of Glasgow, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, has published The Impact of a Legal Framework on National Film Industry: An Approach to Basque-Language Cinema, in volume 6, number 5, of Oñati Socio-Legal Series (2016).

China Expels Al Jazeera English-Language Channel - NYTimes.com

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China Expels Al Jazeera English-Language Channel - NYTimes.com

‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language - NYTimes.com

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"For instance, according to the Maryland Historical Society Library : “Mary Denston, the elderly wife of a Somerset County farmer, was returning to her home in Princess Anne on the morning of October 17, 1933 when she was attacked by an assailant. A manhunt quickly began for the alleged perpetrator, 22-year-old African-American George Armwood. He was soon arrested and charged with felonious assault.

On Techdirt and 'derogatory' language

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But please don't upset the patent trolls non-practicing entities with any "derogatory" language.). Techdirt's editor on the term " patent trolls ": I tend to avoid it unless it absolutely fits. Since, by it's [sic] very nature, it's derogatory, it tends to shut off conversation rather than encourage it. Fair enough. Derogatory" is bad. Conversation" is good, and should be "encourage[d]." So let's see what non-derogatory words Techdirt uses to encourage conversation: Clueless. Clueless.

New TV pilot deal language putting a squeeze on residuals

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By Matthew Belloni and Nellie Andreeva “Test deals” are making a lot of people, well, testy this pilot season. TV studios and broadcast networks are insisting on new talent concessions to shave off-the-top costs like residuals. The test deals, which.

University of Delaware Tells Students To Stop Selling T-Shirts With Vulgar Language

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From the Chronicle of Higher Education: The University of Delaware has served a cease-and-desist letter on two of its students who want to sell t-shirts emblazoned with colorful language. It may not the colorful language that precipitated the letter.

Supreme Court Rules FCC's Indecency Policy 'Vague,' But Allows Agency to Further Police Nudity and Language on TV

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Despite First Amendment concerns from broadcasters, the high court rules unanimously that the government still has a role in policing the airwaves. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

European Court of Justice Rules on Copyright Status of Computer Programming Languages and Functionality

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have been toiling over complicated issues related to the copyrightability of the Java computer programming language, and they may well return a verdict before the ink is dry on this post. Google have been lapped by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which ruled on May 2 that, under the law of the European Union, the functionality of a computer program and computer programming language are not protected by copyright. In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc.

Pat Tillman Documentary Will Keep "R" Rating Because of Language

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The MPAA has refused to re-rate The Tillman Story, a documentary about the late Pat Tillman, from R to PG-13. The producers had wanted the more child-friendly rating to make the film accessible to young people but the MPAA kept

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FCC Reminder About January 1, 2010 Obligation to Close Caption Spanish Language Programming, and To Deliver Emergency Information So that it is Accessible to the Hearing Impaired

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The first notice made clear that stations must caption 100% of their "new, non-exempt" Spanish language programming as of January 1, 2010. Tags: Emergency Communications FCC emergency Television captioning exceptions captioning exemptions closed captioning emergency communication emergency information spanish language captioning The FCC recently issued two reminders about television programmer's obligations to members of their audience who are hearing impaired.

We must call him a terrorist: Dylann Roof, Fox News and the truth about why language matters

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Language can obscure as much as it reveals. "How we talk about the truth matters. What happened in Charleston, S.C. was a lot of things – a crime, a tragedy, a massacre, a butchery, and, above all, an act of terror. President Obama referred to the South Carolina shootings as “senseless murders.” ” That was a terrible mistake; it’s not just wrong – it’s dangerous and misleading.

European Court of Justice Rules on Copyright Status of Computer Programming Languages and Functionality

New Media and Technology Law

have been toiling over complicated issues related to the copyrightability of the Java computer programming language, and they may well return a verdict before the ink is dry on this post. Google have been lapped by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which ruled on May 2 that, under the law of the European Union, the functionality of a computer program and computer programming language are not protected by copyright. In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc.

European Court of Justice Rules on Copyright Status of Computer Programming Languages and Functionality

New Media and Technology Law

have been toiling over complicated issues related to the copyrightability of the Java computer programming language, and they may well return a verdict before the ink is dry on this post. Google have been lapped by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which ruled on May 2 that, under the law of the European Union, the functionality of a computer program and computer programming language are not protected by copyright. In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc.

"A riot is the language of the unheard" - Martin Luther King

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New Rule: What Would a Dick Do? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) Be forewarned, the language is very crude but the message is dead on.

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German Appellate Court Reverses Lower Court Decision on English Language Nazi Slogan

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The Federal Court of Justice (Germany) has ruled that the German law against printing Nazi slogans applies only to printing them in German. It overturned a lower court ruling against a defendant who was convicted of importing t-shirts with the

Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel

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VidAngel gives users the ability to filter language, nudity and violence from films and television shows. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

The interview that could hurt Michael Flynn Michael Isikoff asked Michael Flynn last year who paid him to speak to Russia's English language propaganda TV channel. His answer could be crucial in the new investigation into contacts with Russia. Isikoff joins Lawrence O'Donnell with Tim Mak and Mieke Eoyang. | MSNBC

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The interview that could hurt Michael Flynn | MSNBC

Citing Plain Language of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ninth Circuit Rules Employee's Disloyal Act Does Not Terminate Authorization to Access Employer's Computer

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In LVRC Holdings, LLC v Brekka, the Ninth Circuit ruled to the contrary, finding that under the plain meaning of the language of the CFAA, acts of disloyalty on the part of an employee do not render the employee's access to the employer's computer unauthorized within the meaning of the statute. The court found that there is no statutory language to support the contention that authorization terminates when an employee determines to act contrary to the interest of an employer.

The Weinstein Co. Hit With Class Action Suit From Six Women

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"If money is the language they speak, then so be it," say the women. Let them learn the hard way: wallet first." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

Big Brother Tightens Grip in China | World | Epoch Times

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Listen to Justice Scalia's Comments on Race Based Admissions - NBC News - I would have loved to have had racist Scalia in one of my law school jurisprudence classes. I would have kicked his ass, excuse my language. Yes my law school university was and is ranked considerably higher than the University of Texas.

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Listen to Justice Scalia's Comments on Race Based Admissions - NBC News

Bill Cosby Accusers Allowed to Amend Defamation Lawsuit

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Judge permits new language to be inserted into the complaint over Cosby''s objection that the additions would be "futile." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

'Happy Birthday' Copyright Case Hears Charity's Plea: Think of the Children

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Co-founded by "Happy Birthday" author Patty Hill, the Association for Childhood Education says it may be the real owner of the English language's most popular song.

Dish Claims Univision Breached Contract by Streaming Soccer Matches on Facebook

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A court is asked to prohibit the Spanish-language broadcaster from putting its programming online. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Charter Gets Restraining Order Temporarily Restoring Univision Programming

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A blackout of the Spanish-language ends, but maybe not for long. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Wants to Know If 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Was Abandoned

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An order today might give Warner/Chappell reason to be optimistic in defending the validity of its copyright to the English language's most popular song.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Crowdfunded 'Star Trek' Film

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The use of Klingon — a language allegedly not copyrightable — in a not-yet-produced feature film can't doom this lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

'Star Trek' Lawsuit Now Explores What Vulcans and Vampires Have in Common

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Plus, the 19th-century Supreme Court case that is being called upon to knock the contention that the language of Klingon is copyrighted. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online