VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

Digital Media Law

Pi Day – a multi-city international meeting of VFX artists – took place Thursday evening amid rising concern about the state of the industry. Normal. false. false. false. However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal.

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Mr. Obama, Meet Mr. Kafka

Music Technology Policy

Hers is a timeline replete with strange coincidences, secret White House meetings, and missing chunks of resume, all held together by a common thread: Whenever Hesse is around, Google seems to benefit. Mr. Obama, meet Mr. Kafka, the author.

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Rod Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday - CNNPolitics

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Washington (CNN) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with President Donald Trump Thursday amid questions about his fate in the administration after the New York Times reported he secretly suggested recording the President and weighed forcibly removing him from office.

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Meet the hosts of Entertainment Law Update

Gordon P. Firemark

Tamera Bennett will be visiting LA this weekend, so on Friday night, February 6, from 6pm-8pm, we are have a MEETUP at Caulfield’s bar in Beverly Hills (more info on the RSVP Page Here’s a short video invitation! link]. RSVP: [link]. Tamera Bennett will be visiting LA this weekend, so on Friday night, February 6, from 6pm-8pm, we are have a MEETUP at Caulfield''s bar in Beverly Hills (more info on the RSVP Page Here''s a short video invitation! link]. RSVP: [link].

SAG Board Meeting Starts

Digital Media Law

The SAG National Board meeting began this morning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting is expected to be contentious. Also strange: I saw SAG President Alan Rosenberg entering the meeting at about 10:15, i.e., about an hour after it had started. I don’t know if he had been in already and left the meeting, but it looked like he was coming from the parking lot, which suggests he had just arrived. accompanied by light informational leafleting from pro and con sources.

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'Girl Meets World' Star Sued by Ex-Music Managers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit centers on revenue from the Disney star's music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Television Music THR Online

Goodnight Glassholes: Permissionless Innovation Meets 3D Reality

Music Technology Policy

Permissionless Innovation Meets The Real World. With models like these, what could possibly go wrong?

@andreworlowski: Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

After meeting Kanye West, President-elect Trump will meet Google and other Silicon Valley leaders today. via @andreworlowski: Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript — Artist Rights Watch

Billions and Billions: Carl Sagan Meets the Music Modernization Act

Music Technology Policy

According to a post in Variety, there seems to be a rather large chunk of cash sitting at the digital music services. As Artist Rights Watch posted, Variety’s initial story read: The DSPs are holding some $1.5 billion in unmatched mechanical royalties. If the MMA passes, that money would be passed through to the MLC which would match it to the songwriters and publishers.

Not Just Me, Meet Saira Rao

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

President Xi Meets President 'Me'

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Richard Simmons' Libel Lawsuit Against National Enquirer Meets Skeptical Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The court tentatively holds that "like race, being transgender is an immutable characteristic" and while being transgender may subject a person to contempt from a portion of the population it "will not validate those prejudices by legally recognizing them." read more. THR, Esq.

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FCC Pulls Controversial Set-Top Box Proposal From Meeting Agenda

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says rules reshaping access to TV programming will remain under consideration, but that the FCC needs to resolve technical and legal issues. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

FCC Open Meeting Scheduled For June 18, 2015

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC will hold an open commission meeting on June 18, 2015. Here's a link to the agenda

Goldieblox Meets Chucky: Case Targets Songwriters and Producers

Music Technology Policy

Goldieblox–meet Chucky

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Blake Morgan’s Notes from The Music Managers Forum’s first US meeting in NYC

Music Technology Policy

The Music Managers Forum is hosting a number of meetings in the US in the coming days: Blake Morgan attended the first MMF meeting in New York so we asked him some questions about how it went and what jewels of wisdom the assembled brain trust imparted to the audience.

Report on SAG NY Town Hall Meeting

Digital Media Law

SAG held a town hall meeting in NY last night to provide information re the TV/theatrical contract. SAGWatch infers, accurately I think, that most people have already voted and would have little reason to attend an informational meeting at this point. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, tells me that the MF folks (perhaps 15-20 people) were rowdy, booing people and apparently having their cell phones call en masse to disrupt the meeting.

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Bridy on Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of Intertextuality @AnnemarieBridy

Media Law Prof Blog

Annemarie Bridy, University of Idaho College of Law; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, is publishing Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of Intertextuality in the UC Irvine Law Review (2018).

Two Distortions of the Open Meeting Law

Media Law

The same, it seems, can be said about public officials and the open meeting law, as two items in the news today illustrate. First is a story from the Worcester Telegram about the Dudley Board of Selectmen's decision to reprimand the town's fire chief for supposedly violating the open meeting law. Did he violate the law by holding a secret meeting? No, the selectmen claim he violated the law by being open about what happened at a meeting. Tags: open meetings

Meet Netflix's "Juicers": People Who Get Paid to Watch TV

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Project Beetlejuice" — about which little is known — pays people to pick the best still images and videos from thousands of titles to help users figure out what to watch. Now, two of them are suing for overtime, paid vacation, health insurance and more. read more. THR, Esq.

FCC Open Commission Meeting Agenda for May 15 Now Available

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has posted the agenda for the May 15 Open Commission Meeting here

CBS Can't Stop Shari Redstone from Interfering With Key Board Meeting

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a struggle over power, and with the possible fate of would-be merger between CBS and Viacom on the line, Redstone scores the first big win in CBS' audacious lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

Meet the Hollywood Lawyer on 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' (Q&A)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"They wanted to have someone from Arnold’s actual team in the boardroom and I was very honored when I was asked to come on board as an advisor," says attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Donald Trump Jr. Meets With Senate Staff About Russia | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Meets With Senate Staff About Russia | MSNBCDonald Trump Jr.

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting - CNNPolitics

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Michael Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting - CNNPolitics

Meet the New Boss: YouTube’s Monopoly on Video

Music Technology Policy

Take a look at this graph and ask yourself how did this come to pass? Then ask yourself what would it take for a television network to get to the same position without manipulating the market and search fixing

Report from SAG Town Hall Meeting

Digital Media Law

I visited the SAG Town Hall meeting in LA tonight. After the meeting started, people continued to trickle in slowly; no one, so far as I could tell, was turned away. The meeting lasted about 3 hours, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The next Town Hall meeting in LA will be at the Hollywood Renaissance hotel, next Wednesday, December 17. Here are some key takeaways: About 450-500 people attended, a capacity crowd at the venue (Harmony Gold theater).

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FCC Meeting Agenda, February 20, 2013

Media Law Prof Blog

Below is the meeting agenda for the FCC's February 20th meeting. Commission Meeting Agenda A Public Notice of the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission News Media Information (202) 418-0500 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Internet: [link] ftp.fcc.gov.

An Egregious Open Meeting Violation

Media Law

I constantly hear the refrain that government officials never intentionally violate the open meeting law. The article describes multiple, blatant violations, including locking the door to its meeting room to keep out a news reporter who had every legal right to be there. Tags: open meetings When they do violate the law, these people say, it is only because of an innocent mistake.

FCC Open Commission Meeting Scheduled For November 14, 2013

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC will hold an open Commission Meeting on November 14, 2013. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m.

Several Open Meeting Items Today

Media Law

A number of open meetings items in the news today: Board Cited 3rd Time on Meeting Law. For the third time in a year, the Charlton Water-Sewer Commission has been cited for violating the open meeting law. Stoughton residents vent anger over perceived open meeting law violation. Patrick for a series of closed-door meetings with local officials. Boston City Council admits open meeting law violations. Tags: open meetings

@andreworlowski: Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

After meeting Kanye West, President-elect Trump will meet Google and other Silicon Valley leaders today. via @andreworlowski: Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript — Artist Rights WatchWe’ve imagined how the conversation might go. RUSHED TRANSCRIPT TRUMP: So. Peter tells me you’re the smartest guys in America. How do you like the furniture? PAGE: Very nice Mr President Elect. TRUMP: Where’s the Russian?

@andreworlowski: Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

After meeting Kanye West, President-elect Trump will meet Google and other Silicon Valley leaders today. via @andreworlowski: Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript — Artist Rights WatchWe’ve imagined how the conversation might go. RUSHED TRANSCRIPT TRUMP: So. Peter tells me you’re the smartest guys in America. How do you like the furniture? PAGE: Very nice Mr President Elect. TRUMP: Where’s the Russian?

Widget Lets Clients Schedule and Pay for Meetings With You

Media Law

A Web-based service called vCita launched yesterday that allows you to easily add a widget to your blog or website through which clients and potential clients can schedule a meeting with you and arrange payment in advance. Meetings can be recorded to revisit later on. Hosts the meeting.

Two New Open Meeting Investigations

Media Law

In Brookfield, the Worcester district attorney is investigating allegations that the Board of Selectmen violated the open meeting law twice in as many months, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports. Two selectmen are alleged to have participated in unposted meetings on July 8 and Sept. Both allegedly involved private meetings held just prior to or immediately following public selectmen's meetings. Tags: open meetings

Crazy, meet Racists. Racists, meet Crazy.

The Legal Satyricon

Man skipped in line allegedly beats McDonald’s manager with bat | www.wftv.com. Come for the workers’ compensation story, stay for the racist commentary. Seems like some guy has been reading the Consumerist too much and decided that the executive e-mail carpet bomb was insufficient. So, he registered his complaint with management with a baseball [.]. bigots Flori-duh

FCC To Hold Open Meeting August 3

Media Law Prof Blog

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting Friday, August 3, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TWC305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. Here is a link to the agenda

DA says Rockland Selectmen Violated Open Meeting Law

Media Law

violated the open meeting law in the process of hiring a full-time accountant, The Patriot Ledger reports. Tags: open meetings The Plymouth County district attorney's office has found that selectmen in Rockland, Mass., A town accountant search committee also violated the law.

Chairman Goodlatte’s Listening Tour: Google Search Meets the Ford Pinto

Music Technology Policy

The LA meeting produced an exchange between film producer Richard Gladstein and Google’s chief copyright executioner, Fred Von Lohman. Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long Long Time , by Guy Forsyth.

SAG-AMPTP Meeting Tentatively Planned for Early Next Week

Digital Media Law

Sources close to the situation tell me that SAG and the AMPTP (studios) are planning for a meeting early next week, perhaps Tuesday. This would be the first meeting under the new SAG administration. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, caution that the logistics are still being arranged, and that it is as yet unsure whether all the necessary people can be available at that time, in which case a different date would need to be chosen.

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Implications of SJC's Open Meeting Ruling

Media Law

Reporter Kendall Hatch has a piece in The Metrowest Daily News considering the long-term implications of the Supreme Judicial Court's recent ruling in the open meeting law case, District Attorney for the Northern District v. Tags: open meetings School Committee of Wayland , which I previously blogged about here. I am among the sources Hatch interviewed for his article.

Implications of SJC's Open Meeting Ruling

Media Law

Reporter Kendall Hatch has a piece in The Metrowest Daily News considering the long-term implications of the Supreme Judicial Court's recent ruling in the open meeting law case, District Attorney for the Northern District v. Tags: open meetings School Committee of Wayland , which I previously blogged about here. I am among the sources Hatch interviewed for his article.

AG Seeks Comment on Rule for Posting Open Meeting Notices

Media Law

The new open meeting law that takes effect in Massachusetts on July 1 requires municipalities to post meeting notices "in a manner conspicuously visible to the public at all hours." But many municipalities are concerned "about their practical ability to post numerous meeting notices outdoors." Providing an audio recording of meeting notices, available to the public by telephone at all hours. Tags: open meetings