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Breaking: ABA Annual Meeting Will Be Virtual

Media Law

The annual meeting of the American Bar Association, which had been scheduled to take place July 29 to Aug. “While we will not meet in person this summer in Chicago, I am pleased that we will nonetheless gather together to continue our important work,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said in the statement. The virtual meeting will be free to ABA members. Read more about the meeting at the ABA’s website

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. Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested… ”And why am I under arrest?” ” he then asked.

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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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. VFX vet Scott Ross and others outlined a plan that involves the formation of a VFX union for VFX artists and of a trade association for visual effects facilities, all aimed at addressing the troubled VFX business model.

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FCC May Hold January Open Meeting By Conference Call, Without the “Meat”

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC by law is required to hold a monthly public meeting but, when the bulk of its employees are furloughed, it is difficult to meaningfully adhere to that obligation. The FCC announced earlier this week that it would go ahead with its January 30 meeting but, if the lapse in appropriations continues through January 29, it will conduct that meeting by conference call, rather than live as is routine. If the shutdown resolves before January 29, a live meeting will be held.

Facebook boycott leaders slam Zuckerberg after meeting

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Amid Pandemic, Legaler Offers Its Video Meeting Service Free to Solo/Small Firms

Media Law

Legaler’s platform allows lawyers to schedule, host and archive secure video meetings with multiple participants and screen sharing. It includes: Personal meeting room with link sharing. To help solo and small-firm lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australia-based company Legaler is offering its secure online video chat platform free to firms of 10 lawyers or fewer.

'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

SAG, AFTRA Meet About Merger

Digital Media Law

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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.

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.

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

ILTA Says Meetings Will Continue As Planned, Despite Coronavirus Threat

Media Law

With regard to the many local meetings, roadshows, and social events ILTA sponsors in cities throughout the world, ILTA said it will make decisions on those closer to each activity’s date and based on guidance from local authorities. The International Legal Technology Association said yesterday that its international legal technology events will go forward as planned, even as the association closely monitors developments concerning COVID-19.

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

Goldieblox Meets Chucky: Case Targets Songwriters and Producers

Music Technology Policy

Goldieblox–meet Chucky Producers and songwriters should be aware that in the Temporary Autonomous Zone of Northern California (home of the class action award payoffs to the EFF, Berkman Center and other places where copyright haters thrive), the new new thing appears to be suing record producers and songwriters. Rick Rubin in particular.

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

Meet Roman Polanski's new lawyer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Roman Polanski has hired a new lawyer, Herve Temine. Contrary to some news reports, he's not Swiss. He's French. In fact, the private practice attorney is former president of the Association des Avocats Penalistes, the French equivalent.

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 Meeting November 30, 2012: Meeting Time Changed To 10 a.m.

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC's November 30th meeting will begin at 10 a.m. instead of 10:30. More here

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. What was the purpose of the MMF meeting? Seriously, there was a repeated notion put forward at the meeting which was, “if only artists would ever step up.” Were artists invited to the meeting?

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. Culture Home THR Online

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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

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. Television Television THR Weekly Magazine

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 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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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

Reposted: CFP: Program of the Section on Communication, Media & Information Law, AALS 2020 Annual Meeting @LiliLevi_UMLaw @TheAALS

Media Law Prof Blog

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE PROGRAM OF THE SECTION ON COMMUNICATION, MEDIA & INFORMATION LAW AALS 2020 ANNUAL MEETING The Section on Communication, Media & Information Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from which an additional presenter

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.

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

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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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Not Just Me, Meet Saira Rao

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FCC Schedules Open Meeting For April 21st

Media Law Prof Blog

The Federal Communications Commission is holding an Open Commission meeting April 21st in Washington D.C.

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 To Hold Open Meeting June 9th

Media Law Prof Blog

The meeting will include a From the FCC The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting.on Thursday, June 9, 2011, which is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

Meet the lawyers negotiating Disney's Miramax sale

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: As the Walt Disney Co.'s s dumping sale of its Miramax specialty division slogs along as slowly as.well, as slowly as the average Miramax movie, we've been asked repeatedly which lawyers are repping the deal. Nobody's commenting, Tags: Corporate

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

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). Here is the abstract

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.

Meet the man arrested for pirating 'Wolverine'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We're starting to get to know the man arrested yesterday for allegedly uploading an unfinished copy of Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" to the web more than a month before its May 1 release. Accused pirate Gilberto Sanchez.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For February 20th Meeting

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has announced a tentative agenda for its meeting on February 20. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 20

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