Call Congress to Support Copyright Office Legislation

Music Technology Policy

I don’t often ask MTP readers for their vote, but I am asking you to call your member of Congress and ask them to support bipartisan legislation introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, H.R. The legislation has now passed to the House floor where the entire House of Representatives will eventually vote on it, perhaps as early as Tuesday, April 4th.

Canadian Whistle-Blowing Legislation

Media Law Prof Blog

Frederic St-Martin has published Measuring the Effectiveness of Canadian Whistleblowing Law as his master's thesis (International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)). Here is the abstract. Due to the increasing complexity of modern organizations, one of the most powerful ways to address corruption

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Federal Anti-SLAPP Legislation Proposed!

The Legal Satyricon

There is federal legislation pending that would enact a nationwide Anti-SLAPP law! I’m so glad that I can finally talk about this! I had the privilege of having some input into its content. The final version is pretty damn good. HERE IT IS! Filed under: misc.

Mörä on The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation @helsinkiuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Tuomo Mörä, University of Helsinki, has published The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation: The Four Dimensions of Reporter's Privilege.

Bygrave on Data Protection By Design and By Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements

Media Law Prof Blog

Bygrave, University of Oslo, is publishing Data Protection by Design and by Default: Deciphering the EU's Legislative Requirements in volume 4 of the Oslo Law Review (2017). Lee A.

Hate Crime Legislation

The Legal Satyricon

The Moderate Voice has a thoughtful post on why Hate Crime legislation is wrong-headed. Posted in First Amendment, political correctness.

New LexisNexis Legislative Tool Predicts the Probability of a Bill’s Passage

Media Law

LexisNexis today introduced a new legislative tracking tool, Legislative Outlook, that uses predictive analytics and data visualization to indicate the probability of a bill’s passage. The post New LexisNexis Legislative Tool Predicts the Probability of a Bill’s Passage appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Anti-Stalking Legislation In the UK

Media Law Prof Blog

Anti-stalking legislation Robin Callender Smith, University of London, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law, has published Protection of Harassment Act 1997: From Anti-Stalking Crimes to Celebrity Privacy Remedies, at 5 Queen Mary Law Journal 23 (Spring 2014). Here is the abstract.

Colorado Newspaper Mulls Defamation Lawsuit Against State Legislator Over "Fake News" Twitter Statement @Samantha Barbas @DailySentinelGJ

Media Law Prof Blog

Via @Samantha Barbas The Washington Post reports that the (Grand Junction, Colorado) GJ Sentinel is ready to take Colorado State Senator Ray Scott to court over his statement that it prints "fake news." The Sentinel's publisher, Jay Seaton, said that

Examining Copyright Term Legislation

Media Law Prof Blog

Karjala, Arizona State University College of Law, has published "Judicial Review of Copyright Term Extension Legislation," at 36 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 199 (2002). Dennis S. Here is the abstract. In Eldred v. Ashcroft, the Supreme Court has

'STELA': Hollywood's Next Big Legislative Fight?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An analyst suggests that the renewal of an obscure satellite TV law could command the attention of the major broadcasters, big pay-TV distributors and giant tech companies. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

Using Legislative Action To Protect Intellectual Property

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration; Business Law & Legal Studies, and Cassandra Aceves, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, have published Vanquish Copyright Pirates, Patent Trolls, and Content Counterfeiters: Protecting Intellectual Property Through Legislative Change Robert E.

Congress Launches Legislative Site to Succeed Thomas

Media Law

legislative information that will eventually replace the 17-year-old Thomas.gov. The beta site contains legislation from the 107th Congress (2001) to the present, profiles of members of Congress from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and selected member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to 1972). Using this feature, you can refine a search to a particular Congress, legislation type, subject, committee or various other categories.

Behind Legislative Collapse: An Angry Vow Fizzles for Lack of a Viable Plan

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Behind Legislative Collapse: An Angry Vow Fizzles for Lack of a Viable Plan [link

Discriminating Technology? New Legislation to Make Technology More Accessible

JetLawBlog

Recently, legislation was introduced in Congress to address this problem. With the changes sought by this legislation, such consumers would be able to choose from a wider selection of products and tools, such as video captioning.

Legislation banning “crush” videos signed into law

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Ever the free speech patriot, president Obama signed the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 (ACVPA) into law earlier this month. The bill, which labels crush videos as “obscene,&# contains a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment for violating its provisions. full text here.) Here’s the relevant portion of the new [.]. censorship Civil Liberties obscenity

Is Hate Speech Legislation Needed In Kenya?

Media Law Prof Blog

Stephen Thuku Mbaaro has published "Freedom of Expression and Public Order: Exploring the Need for Hate Speech Legislation in Kenya". Here is the abstract. Freedom of speech and expression is one of the most fundamental rights and freedoms and is

U2 dragged into performance rights legislation debate

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Has U2's reign as the most popular band in the world come to an end — or is there some conspiracy at hand? The musicFIRST Coalition has filed a formal request that the FCC investigate and take.

GOP Unveils Obamacare Replacement Legislation | #LiarInChief #ResistanceIsFutile #ManchurianPresident This is pure evil. Insurance will be unaffordable for those who need it most. We must resist this by any means necessary.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

GOP Unveils Obamacare Replacement Legislation | MSNBC : "" (Via

History of Orphan Works Legislation: Corporate Theft Video

Music Technology Policy

This is a great video that was made at the time of Google’s last big effort to jam through an orphan works regime. All artists should be aware of these issues and the way that companies like Google intends to twist the law to their benefit.

Google Behind the Numbers Explains Opposition to Rogue Sites Legislation

Music Technology Policy

Notice that in one year Google uses 1/2 the power generated by the Hoover Dam–I wonder how much comes from its sweetheart deal on power from the Columbia River to power its data center in The Dalles, Oregon –represented by Senator Ron Wyden in the U.S. Senate.

Legislators in Connecticut Agree on Broad New Gun Laws - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

state legislative leaders announced on Monday that they had agreed on what they called the most far-reaching gun-legislation package in the country. Legislators in Connecticut Agree on Broad New Gun Laws - NYTimes.comHARTFORD — More than three months after the massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,

EU Plans To Move On New Privacy Legislation

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: The European Union's Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding announced that the Commissioner plans to introduce new legislation that will "take into account" the impact of the Internet and other new technology. More here

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Google Behind the Numbers Explains Opposition to Rogue Sites Legislation

Music Technology Policy

Notice that in one year Google uses 1/2 the power generated by the Hoover Dam–I wonder how much comes from its sweetheart deal on power from the Columbia River to power its data center in The Dalles, Oregon –represented by Senator Ron Wyden in the U.S. Senate.

"SACRAMENTO: ABOLISH THE SHU TODAY!" (CA legislative hearings Oct. 2013)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Unapologetic Kansas Air Patrol Officer To Legislator: "This B h Needs To Swing From A Tree" Gun nuts are nuts, plain and simple.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Jonathan Holder, commander of a squadron based at a Kansas National Guard Armory in Emporia, said he was offended that the Overland Park Republican proposed legislation that would undermine his constitutional rights. “The Kansas man who recommended Rep.

Unapologetic Kansas Air Patrol Officer To Legislator: "This B h Needs To Swing From A Tree" Gun nuts are nuts, plain and simple.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Jonathan Holder, commander of a squadron based at a Kansas National Guard Armory in Emporia, said he was offended that the Overland Park Republican proposed legislation that would undermine his constitutional rights. “The Kansas man who recommended Rep.

U2 dragged into performance rights legislation debate

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Has U2's reign as the most popular band in the world come to an end — or is there some conspiracy at hand? The musicFIRST Coalition has filed a formal request that the FCC investigate and take.

"Do Not Track" Legislation and Data Collection in Advertising

Media Law Prof Blog

Omer Tene, College of Management, School of Law, Israel, and Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum, have published To Track or 'Do Not Track': Advancing Transparency and Individual Control in Online Behavioral Advertising. Here is the abstract. The past decade

Legislators Bury Bills That Would Expose them to Sunshine

Media Law

Both have been ordered to be sent to study committees, which generally means the bills will see no further action for the remainder of the legislative session. Many in Massachusetts do not realize that the legislature has exempted itself from the open meeting law. While most state and local boards and committees are required by law to conduct their business in public, the legislature has no such requirement. Two bills that would have changed that have effectively been killed.

New York City's Film Tax Credit Legislation May Be Revamped

Media Law Prof Blog

New York City is rethinking and re-introducing its film tax credit legislation. Maximum tax credits would drop from five to four percent, run through 2011, and cap at a quarter of a million dollars. Television shows could get the four

The Ups and Downs of Legislating Video Poker

Media Law Prof Blog

North Carolina legislators are taking another stab at outlawing video poker--at least, they're trying. But their efforts might interfere with an ongoing case, so they've backed off, at least for the moment. Read more here in an article from the

Scotland's First Minister Offers Bill To Halt Religious Hatred, But Proposed Legislation May Go Too Far

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Guardian: Critics are accusing Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, of trying to push through legislation that would, among other things, criminalize the use of social media to foster religious hatred. A new bill being consider would classify as

"SACRAMENTO: ABOLISH THE SHU TODAY!" (CA legislative hearings Oct. 2013)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Andrew Keen and Unions on Leahy/Hatch Legislation

Music Technology Policy

I always get a good laugh out of Googlers who whine on about "shared responsibility" to deal with piracy and deny a "catch me if you can" business model for the company. This because if you catch them and send them a notice, they will (sometimes) take down that one instance of the infringing link. Unless of course you make a free contribution to their blocking and filtering database so you can

Andrew Keen and Unions on Leahy/Hatch Legislation

Music Technology Policy

I always get a good laugh out of Googlers who whine on about "shared responsibility" to deal with piracy and deny a "catch me if you can" business model for the company. This because if you catch them and send them a notice, they will (sometimes) take down that one instance of the infringing link. Unless of course you make a free contribution to their blocking and filtering database so you can

Legislation Would Help Save the Paper Boy (and Girl)

Media Law

Legislation to address this issue is badly needed. Massachusetts state Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg of Northampton said today he would file a bill to help save the jobs of newspaper carriers. His statement followed the announcement earlier in the day that Northampton's newspaper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and its sibling paper, the Greenfield Recorder, would end their long-standing custom of having boys and girls deliver the newspaper to neighborhood homes.

UK Government May Re-Draft Child Actor Legislation

Media Law Prof Blog

The UK is re-examining child actor laws as reality shows gain in popularity. More here

Rogue Sites Legislation: Enter the Amendments for the 1% (Part 1)

Music Technology Policy

We are now entering the amendment phase of the rogue sites legislation–which means that those who oppose protecting the public health and American artists and the jobs they create have finally decided they can’t just say no. There has been quite a bit of discussion about “rogue sites” legislation in the Congress. Winning the Web and the Rogue Sites Legislation. There has quite a bit of coverage about lobbying against the rogue sites legislation in the Congress.

Federal Anti-SLAPP Legislation Introduced — Hail Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

The Legal Satyricon

Congressman Steve Cohen, D-TN is our First Amendment Bad Ass of the week. Mr. Cohen introduced The Citizen Participation Act, a federal anti-slapp bill. The bill describes its purpose as follows: To protect first amendment rights of petition and free speech by preventing States and the United States from allowing meritless lawsuits arising from acts [.].