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

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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.

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

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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 | Impeach Donald Trump? - The New York Times

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Photo by: Erin Schaff/The New York Times The Mueller report has been released, with redactions of course, and it is a damning document. There would likely be untold new outrages even after an impeachment. The New York Times

Opinion | Mr. Mueller’s Indictment - The New York Times

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Opinion | Mr. Mueller’s Indictment - 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

Opinion | Demonizing Minority Women - The New York Times

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As The New York Times pointed out, “The Council on American-Islamic Relations was actually founded in 1994.) It is expressed not only in the attacks on, and in elevation of, Omar, but also on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. "By Charles M.

Opinion | Mr. Mueller’s Indictment - The New York Times

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Opinion | Mr. Mueller’s Indictment - The New York Times"By The Editorial Board, www.nytimes.com April 18th, 2019 The special counsel’s report reveals a pattern of deceit and dysfunction. What comes next is up to Congress.

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

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

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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.

Mueller Report Is Released: Live Updates - The New York Times

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Erin Schaff/The New York Times Attorney General William P. The New York Times and EPA, via Shutterstock Robert S. The New York Times and EPA, via Shutterstock Barr said Mueller ‘found no collusion.’ It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings,” Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Twitter. “We

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

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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

Opinion | Who Should Be Embarrassed? - The New York Times

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The New York Times"By Charles M. Blow, March 31st, 2019 If Jussie Smollett’s racists were imaginary, then conservatives can argue the racists we all see are imaginary. Jussie Smollett leaving court on Tuesday after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago.

Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General - The New York Times

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Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General - The New York Times

New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead - The New York Times

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead - The New York Times

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.

The Eviction Machine Churning Through New York City - The New York Times

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Carranza and the others shows how New York City’s housing court system, created in part to shelter tenants from dangerous conditions, has instead become a tool for landlords to push them out and wrest a most precious civic commodity — affordable housing — out of regulation and into the free market."

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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

The New York Times Exposes Google’s Values Gap

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The New York Times has caught YouTube up to their old tricks , none of which will come as a surprise to team MTP or anyone else in the music business. Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long, Long Time by Guy Forsyth.

New York Mag's Tweet Guide

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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.

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

The Jamal Khashoggi Case: Suspects Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince - The New York Times

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The Jamal Khashoggi Case: Suspects Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince - The New York Times

Opinion | Why White People Need Blackface - The New York Times

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Similarly, Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini, while a sophomore in high school, donned blackface, replete with a do-rag, gold chains, sunglasses and a New York Yankees cap. Opinion | Why White People Need Blackface - The New York Times

Rothman on The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined in New York? @profrothman

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Jennifer Rothman, Loyola (Los Angeles) Law School; Yale Information Society Project; Yale Law School, is publishing The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for New York?

New York SAG Election Becoming a Tinderbox

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Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin endorse USAN, while OSU issues a bill of particulars and personal attacks fly in all directions. With both factions pro-merger, members wonder why they’re fighting. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _. available on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition). Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too.

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New York Magazine Takes a Look at Egypt's Prohibitions on "Fake News"

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In New York magazine, a discussion of Egyptian laws that forbid "fake news," and how the government uses them to tamp down dissent and criticism.

Opinion | Calamity at a Brooklyn Jail - The New York Times

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Photo by: Stephen Speranza for The New York Times Locked away in dark and freezing cells with little heat for days, left to languish alone in the dead of winter — this is how the federal government of the United States thinks that it can treat the people in its care.

Opinion | The Mueller Report and the Danger Facing American Democracy - The New York Times

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Opinion | The Mueller Report and the Danger Facing American Democracy - The New York Times"A perceived victory for Russian interference poses a serious risk for the United States.

In Attacking Ilhan Omar, Trump Revives His Familiar Refrain Against Muslims - The New York Times

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He claimed to have seen “thousands” of Muslims cheering on rooftops in New Jersey after Sept. 11.Tom Brenner for The New York Times Mr. Trump, who once said, “Islam hates us,” tweeted a video on Friday that interspersed remarks made by Ms.

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White House Withholds 100,000 Pages of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Records - The New York Times

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White House Withholds 100,000 Pages of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Records - The New York Times

Opinion | Andrew Cuomo: A Moral Outrage New York Will Not Tolerate - The New York Times

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To make matters worse, the federal government is prohibiting New York from providing health and mental health services to the hundreds of children who have already been placed by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in centers around the state — even though the state regulates those centers.

Opinion | The Presidency or Prison - The New York Times

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On Friday, federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York filed a sentencing memorandum for Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, who is definitely a criminal. Opinion | The Presidency or Prison - The New York Times

"The Fourth Estate": A Documentary Series About the New York Times @nytimes @Showtime @lizgarbus

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The new series The Fourth Estate is now streaming on Showtime. This documentary series about The New York Times in the Trump era illuminates critical issues facing journalism today. Here's a description of the show from the network's website.

Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

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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.

Opinion | Surviving a Criminal Presidency - The New York Times

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Photo by: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times It is very possible that the president of the United States is a criminal. As The New York Times pointed out on Saturday, prosecutors have “effectively accused the president of defrauding voters, questioning the legitimacy of his victory.”

Opinion | It’s Time to Integrate New York’s Best Schools - The New York Times

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Nowhere is that work more important than New York City, where the school system is not only the nation’s largest but also its most segregated. Of all elite public high schools in the country, only New York’s use a single exam for admission.

Trump Assails Ilhan Omar With Video of Sept. 11 Attacks - The New York Times

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Omar’s closest ally in the House, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, used Twitter to defend her colleague and urged others to do the same. 11 Attacks - The New York Times

Opinion | The Racism Inside Fire Departments - The New York Times

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Complaints come from liberal bastions including New York City, where just last year seven African-American employees of the Fire Department filed a lawsuit over “a broad pattern of racial discrimination.”

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 York Publishing Headquarters Dazzle

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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.

Confronting Segregation in New York City Schools - The New York Times

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"Despite its polychromatic diversity, New York City has one of most deeply segregated school systems in the nation. Confronting Segregation in New York City Schools - The New York Times

Opinion | Portraits From a Caravan - The New York Times

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Photographs by Russell Monk for The New York Times Marina and Kenny are from Honduras. Photographs by Russell Monk for The New York Times." Opinion | Portraits From a Caravan - The New York Times

Opinion | ‘Someone Is Always Trying to Kill You’ - The New York Times

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According to official statistics, 380 Honduran women were murdered last year (slightly fewer than in recent years), in a country with roughly the population of New York City. New York Times