'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

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Lawsuit says Showtime, HBO swapped ex-legislator's film for soft-core porn (video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: A filmmaker and former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives is suing HBO and Showtime after he tuned in to see his movie played on the pay cablers and instead was treated to soft-core.

Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

New Media and Technology Law

In fact, we anticipate increased state legislative activity over the coming year on blockchain. Will a newly formed Congressional Blockchain Caucus step in to attempt to enact clarifying legislation? Blockchain Legislation Technology Arizona legislation blockchain electronic signatures smart contracts state blockchain laws

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.

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.

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

Rogue Sites Legislation: Enter the Amendments for the 1% (Part 2)

Music Technology Policy

So how will these profiteers delay that day of reckoning again with the rogue sites legislation? Enter the amendments to the rogue sites legislation—because what causes more delay than federal copyright litigation? If Google is For It, You Know Professional Artists Are Being Robbed. One of Google’s prime tactics in selling advertising is delay.

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

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.

Rogue Sites Legislation: Enter the amendments for the 1% (Part 3)

Music Technology Policy

The move is now afoot to amend the rogue sites legislation to death–the latest red herring is the have–of all things–the International Trade Commission get into the act. See Also Part 1, Enter the Amendments for the 1% and Part 2, If Google is For It Professional Artists are Getting Robbed. Would You Rather Just be Waterboarded Now, or Did Kafka Appear Before the ITC?

Support Legislators Who Supported You

The Legal Satyricon

If proponents of Anti-SLAPP legislation can’t make a strong showing in a small […]. Today is an important deadline in the Nevada senate race, where Justin Jones, is in a tight contest. Jones sponsored the strongest Anti-SLAPP law in the country. We need to show candidates in other states that doing that gets you national support.

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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.

Washington Enacts a Biometric Privacy Statute in a Departure from the Existing Standard

New Media and Technology Law

As we have seen in other biometric privacy legislation, the Washington Statute has notice and consent requirements for the enrollment of a “biometric identifier” in a database for a commercial purpose. Companies that offer online or mobile services that involve the collection of covered biometric information should examine the Washington Statute closely (as well as the other proposed biometric privacy legislation being debated in other statehouses ).

A Host of Biometric Privacy/Facial Recognition Bills Currently Circulating in State Legislatures

New Media and Technology Law

It should be noted that the same legislator had introduced a bill in 2016 that failed to achieve passage and would have prohibited capture and use of a biometric identifier for commercial purposes without notice and consent. While it is still early in the legislative process, companies that offer online or mobile services that involve the collection of covered biometric information should be aware of the proposed biometric privacy legislation being debated in a handful of statehouses.

Illegal Downloading and Legislative Responses

Media Law Prof Blog

Anne_Catherine Lorrain, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, University Paris-Sud 11, has published Delineating and Promoting an Online ''Legal Offer'': A Proper Task for Copyright Legislation? in volume 3(2) of the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology

Drones and Dead Rockers. Special guest: Enrico Schaefer – Episode 74

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7 Congress Passes Sweeping New Legislation To Protect Trade Secrets. 8 Mayor Butts Returns: California Passes New Copyright Legislation. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.

Secretary of State Clinton Rejects Foreign Policy Critics of Rogue Sites Legislation

Music Technology Policy

” She further addressed the argument that the rogue sites legislation “will undermine United States foreign policy and strong support of freeexpression on the Internet around the world.”. law and policy… [Rogue sites legislation] will also ensure that our international partners understand they must meet their own commitments to Internet freedom and intellectual property protection online, just as they do offline.”

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.

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.

Secretary of State Clinton Rejects Foreign Policy Critics of Rogue Sites Legislation

Music Technology Policy

” She further addressed the argument that the rogue sites legislation “will undermine United States foreign policy and strong support of freeexpression on the Internet around the world.”. law and policy… [Rogue sites legislation] will also ensure that our international partners understand they must meet their own commitments to Internet freedom and intellectual property protection online, just as they do offline.”

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.

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

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

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

U.S. Government Supporting TV Broadcasters in Aereo Fight at Supreme Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The executive and legislative branches rally behind the TV broadcasters in their big copyright dispute. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

MPAA Chief Chris Dodd 'Hurt,' Defends His Piracy Strategy, Slams Obama and Google (Q&A)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Alex Ben Block As the SOPA legislation hangs by a thread, Hollywood's top lobbyist says he's not to blame for the backlash. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Chris Dodd MPAA Piracy Politics

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

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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.,

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.

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.

U.K. Judge Orders Accused Copyright Pirate Extradited to U.S.

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The unprecedented move comes as the debate heats up over legislation that might increase the responsibility for U.S. websites to do something about foreign websites hosting pirated content. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business International

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

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Yet Another Post On SOPA (Redux/Reposted)

DealFatigue

However, the SOPA/ PIPA legislation , which pitted new tech against old media, requires a response. However, the legislation as drafted is bad law. This legislation can be redrafted to stem piracy without sacrificing our core values. After I blogged about it, my friend posted a link on Facebook to a blog post in favor of the legislation. Blogs Digital Downloads Internet Streaming UGC acta eriq evan brown facebook hollywood internet cases legislation mpaa pipa sopa

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.

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.

An Open Letter to Journalists

The Legal Satyricon

ethics imbeciles law practice misc secondary effects journalism legislative lawyering Dear Members of the Media, I sincerely appreciate all of your hard work in bringing us the news of the day. In this day and age, there is a lot of burgeoning information and it is cumbersome to sift through all of it to provide summaries to the masses. However, there is one thing you […].

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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

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