New York’s Automatic Renewal Law Coming in February 2021: New Compliance Issues to Follow

New Media and Technology Law

New York has enacted a new law , effective February 9, 2021, regulating automatic renewal and some “free trial” type agreements. The New York law is, in many ways, modelled after California’s comprehensive auto-renewal law.

The High-Risk Group Left Out of New York’s Vaccine Rollout - The New York Times

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The High-Risk Group Left Out of New York’s Vaccine Rollout This is a violation of the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution. Some, like New York, do not address those behind bars at all. “We New York officials said the state was preparing a plan.

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Cuomo-gate: a Nixonian scandal is engulfing New York

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EST T he biggest political scandal in America right now is playing out in New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo is in a lot of trouble – and rightly so. The healthcare industry group also funneled more than $450,000 to members of the New York legislature in 2020.

New York City Considers Facial Recognition Bill — Will New York Be the Next Forum for Biometric Privacy Litigation?

New Media and Technology Law

25, 2019) , it is worth remembering that late last year, New York City Council members Ritchie Torres (and additional co-sponsors) introduced a bill for the city council to consider that would regulate the use of biometric technology in New York City. If enacted, this bill could lead to a deluge of individual and class action suits in New York based on biometric activity. In light of the recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court in Rosenbach v.

U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

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Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

Opinion | Black and Armed - The New York Times

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20, 2020 "Credit.Damon Winter/The New York Times Growing up in rural northern Louisiana, everyone I knew, at least every household, seemed to have guns. When I moved north, first to Detroit and then to New York, I moved into a mental space of more stringent gun control.

His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752. - The New York Times

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By IVAN PENN The New York Times "After a public outcry from people like Scott Willoughby, whose exorbitant electric bill is soon due, Gov. Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Natural gas producers were not prepared for the freeze either, and many people’s homes were cut off from heat.

New York Attorney General Unveils Latest Ticket Bot Enforcement Actions against Ticket Vendors and Software Developer

New Media and Technology Law

On May 11, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took the most recent step in dealing with this problem, and announced seven settlements in “ticket bot” enforcement actions, calling for settlement payments totaling $4.19 This development represents the latest step in Schneiderman’s longstanding and highly publicized efforts to combat unfair ticket resale practices occurring in New York.

#irespectmusic Turtles Win in New York pre-72 Case Against SiriusXM

Music Technology Policy

More to follow, but the Turtles win another one for all pre-72 artists in federal court in New York applying New York state copyright law. Brown shoes don’t make it, baby. Turtles NY Memorandum and Order Denying Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgement

Biden and the Fed Leave 1970s Inflation Fears Behind - The New York Times

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Pete Marovich for The New York Times “I have spent many years studying inflation and worrying about inflation,” Ms. He recalls hearing worried murmurs about runaway inflation during meetings from London to New York.

Covid-Linked Syndrome in Children Is Growing and Cases Are More Severe - The New York Times

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Kathryn Gamble for The New York Times Hospitals say most patients test positive for Covid antibodies that indicate previous infection, but some patients also test positive for active coronavirus infection. Symptoms started New Year’s Eve, when he began vomiting and spiking a fever.

Covid-Linked Syndrome in Children Is Growing and Cases Are More Severe - The New York Times

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Kathryn Gamble for The New York Times Hospitals say most patients test positive for Covid antibodies that indicate previous infection, but some patients also test positive for active coronavirus infection. Symptoms started New Year’s Eve, when he began vomiting and spiking a fever.

Voters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why. - The New York Times

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The New York TimesVoters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why. -

Former New York Mets Dwight Gooden Arrested for DUI

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Dwight Gooden, a former baseball player for the New York Mets, was arrested driving under the influence in Franklin Lakes NJ where he lives. Tags: DUI Under Arrest dwi dwight gooden new york mets The 45-year old, who was driving with a child in his car at the time, was arrested after a crash that involved two vehicles Tuesday morning. A statement released by the police stated that Gooden faces charges including. endangering the welfare of a child.

Why Artists Should Care About @AGSNYT: How The Times Thinks About Privacy

Music Technology Policy

The New York Times has started “The Privacy Project” and kicks off the story correctly with an introspective opinion piece from the boss, A.G. Over the past few years, The New York Times has reported aggressively on the erosion of digital privacy, bringing information to light about the exploitation of personal data that Facebook amassed on its users , about companies buying and selling children’s data , and about phone apps secretly tracking users’ every movement.

Opinion | Ancient Rome Has an Urgent Warning for Us - The New York Times

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Opinion | Ancient Rome Has an Urgent Warning for Us - The New York TimesI Actually Like Teaching on Zoom "There may be less human warmth. But there can be more human connection.

Sixth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Dismissing Defamation Suit Against New York Times

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The Sixth Circuit affirms a lower court ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. An Ohio State University professor sued over a NYT article, but the lower court held, and the 6th circuit agreed, that a reasonable

Stimulus Update: Democrats Press Ahead as Biden Signals Openness to Changes - The New York Times

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Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration barreled ahead on Wednesday with a $1.9 Stimulus Update: Democrats Press Ahead as Biden Signals Openness to Changes - The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 - The New York Times

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 - The New York Times

New York Times Beats Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

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A judge says that mistakes will be made in the exercise of press freedoms, but lawsuits from public figures must be limited. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

New Media and Technology Law

Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency ( “Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses,” No. New York is the first state to actually propose such a licensing requirement for virtual currency businesses.

Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals - The New York Times

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But before the new appraiser could arrive, Ms. The new appraiser gave their home a value of $465,000 — a more than 40 percent increase from the first appraisal. The bank ordered a new appraisal, which came back $160,000 higher, and Mr. Hughley went on to sell the home for $770,000.

Opinion | What America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Like Abroad - The New York Times

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Opinion | What America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Like Abroad - The New York Times

Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head - The New York Times

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Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head - The New York Times

New York City settles Eric Garner case for $5.9 million | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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New York City settles Eric Garner case for $5.9 million | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

New Music 6-3-10: The Day He Quit, We're Only Afraid of New York City, Tiefschwarz, Cobra Skulls, The Big Pink

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Staff picksThe Day He QuitWe're Only Afraid of New York CityTiefschwarzCobra SkullsThe Big Pink. Tags: tiefschwarz the day he quit cobra skulls we're only afraid of new york city the big pink

Nearly 2,000 Dead as Coronavirus Ravages Nursing Homes in N.Y. Region - The New York Times

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Region - The New York TimesNearly 2,000 Dead as Coronavirus Ravages Nursing Homes in N.Y.

New York Mag's Tweet Guide

Thompson On Hollywood

Here's New York Mag's guide to the best tweets. Tags: hashtag New York tweets Twitter My Twitter-feed is now essential to how I do business every day. I prefer to scroll through my feed as opposed to getting tweets on my BlackBerry. That list is very small, just people who may actually be sharing breaking news. I missed Twitter when my account was suspended for a few days.

Re-Evaluating New York Times v. Sullivan

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Cass, Center for the Rule of Law, Cass & Associates, PC; Boston University School of Law, is publishing Weighing Constitutional Anchors: New York Times Co. Ronald A. Sullivan and the Misdirection of First Amendment Doctrine in volume 12 of

Opinion | 60 Black Health Experts Urge Black Americans to Get the Covid Vaccine - The New York Times

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Benjamin The New York Times Disinformation has pervaded social media and is an assault on our people. Opinion | 60 Black Health Experts Urge Black Americans to Get the Covid Vaccine - The New York Times

Opinion | How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts - The New York Times

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Opinion | How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts - The New York Times

Happy 50th Birthday, New York Times v. Sullivan

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Today rings in the 50th anniversary of the SCOTUS decision in New York Times v. By Reed Lee, Esq. Sullivan. In my view, this was the single most important free speech case the United States Supreme Court has ever decided. Alexander Mieklejohn described the Sullivan decision as “an occasion for dancing in the streets.” ” I […]. defamation First Amendment

Covid-19 Live Updates: C.D.C. Warns Against Holiday Travel - The New York Times

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Warns Against Holiday Travel - The New York Times" The Centers for Disease Control head warned that this winter may be the “most difficult time” in U.S. public health history. The U.K. became the first country to approve Pfizer’s vaccine, paving the way for mass inoculations." Covid-19 Live Updates: C.D.C.

Judge Rejects New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy- The New York Times

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Kirsten Luce for The New York Times A federal judge ruled on Monday that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in the city, repudiating a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy. The use of police stops has been widely cited by city officials as a linchpin of New York’s success story in seeing murders and major crimes fall to historic lows.

FanDuel Faults New York AG for "Flawed" Analysis of Website's Legality

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As the daily fantasy sports operator is told to stop operations in New York, media companies have a direct stake in the outcome. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Panel Approves Impeachment Articles and Sends Charges for a House Vote - The New York Times

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Panel Approves Impeachment Articles and Sends Charges for a House Vote - The New York Times

SiriusXM Wins New York Case Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

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The 2nd Circuit rules that the satcaster deserves summary judgment and the lawsuit from Flo & Eddie should be dismissed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Ken Davenport visits LA: Producers Perspective Social January 29th.

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Theatre law Broadway theatre Ken Davenport New York Theatre Theatrical producerOne of the blogs I read religiously is Broadway Producer Ken Davenport ‘s “Producer’s Perspective&#. Ken’s insights and predictions about the business (and art) of theatre are always interesting and thought-provoking. Ken is coming to L.A. later this month, and he’s holding a social meetup on Saturday January 29th, at the Pig N’ Whistle 6714 Hollywood Blvd.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

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In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service’s “Like&# and “Friend Finder&# features. Contracts New York Civil Rights Law § 50 minor right of publicity

New York’s finest Islamophobes - Salon.com

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New York’s finest Islamophobes - Salon.com

Wrongly Convicted Man Receives $18.6 Million in Lawsuit Against NYC - BV Black Spin

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million yesterday by a New York City federal jury. He was convicted in 1985, according to a New York Post report, for rape but never gave up on proving his innocence. In 1994, he made his first request to test the victim's rape kit, but the New York Police Department couldn't find it. He now works for the City University of New York and says he'll use part of the money to pay for law school to help people in need in the justice system.

New York Publishing Headquarters Dazzle

Thompson On Hollywood

Last week as I rushed from meeting to meeting in New York City, I kept entering the magnificent portals of architecturally significant headquarters of publishing giants with fabulously designed commissaries full of anxious employees trying to hang on to their gigs. How many jobs at Hearst, Conde Nast and The New York Times could have been saved with the billions spend on changing the Manhattan skyline?