Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

Music Technology Policy

If you read the New York Times Sunday Magazine (which probably means you’re over 40 or live inside of the Acela corridor), you may have noticed a story last week titled “ The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t “ This piece is another of these “Sky is Rising” type things bankrolled by the Computer & Communications Industry Association, aka Google. The real question is what is the New York Times up to.

James Comey Cometh - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

James Comey Cometh - The New York Times"It is hard to calculate the grievousness of the wounds that James Comey’s testimony will inflict on Donald Trump.

What’s Up With Music Rights for Broadcasters and Webcasters? – A Presentation on Pending Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

I addressed some of those issues in a presentation earlier this month at the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention. I did my presentation in conjunction with a representative of SoundExchange, where he covered the nuts and bolts of the obligations of broadcasters and webcasters to file royalties for the noninteractive digital performance of sound recordings (e.g. The slides from my presentation are available here.

Blood in the Water - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

How can that be when, as The New York Times reported last week, Flynn “told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.”

President Trump, Melting Under Criticism - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Brzezinski, which were capped by the claim that he refused to spend New Year’s Eve at Mar-a-Lago with Ms. Mr. Trump’s advocates are trying, implausibly, to present his online demonstrations of self-pity as feats of macho toughness. The big question for all of us is whether with his foot-stamping and his vulgarity Mr. Trump, in defiance of all his predecessors, is creating a new model for future presidential behavior.

1973 | Meet Donald Trump - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Donald Trump’s first quoted words in The New York Times expressed his view of the charges: “They are absolutely ridiculous.” “We

The Times's Dealings With Julian Assange - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The Guardian suggested — to increase the impact as well as to share the labor of handling such a trove — that The New York Times be invited to share this exclusive bounty. This time, Assange imposed a new condition: The Guardian was not to share the material with The New York Times.

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets | Politics | Vanity Fair

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

What followed was a clash of civilizations—and ambitions—as Guardian editors and their colleagues at The New York Times and other media outlets struggled to corral a whistle-blowing stampede amid growing distrust and anger.

Mr. Trump, Meet the Constitution - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Who said, at the Republican convention: “I will present the facts plainly and honestly. Mr. Trump, Meet the Constitution - The New York Times". When Donald Trump, hand on the Bible on Jan. 20, swears to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, we the people will have good reason to doubt he knows what he’s talking about.

Proposals Sought for TED-Style Talks on Innovation at ABA Annual Meeting

Media Law

The ABA Center for Innovation is seeking proposals for talks on legal innovation to be presented during a special Spotlight event at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City on Aug. If you’ve always imagined yourself on stage at a TED-style event, this could be your chance. 12, 2017. The center will select 10 speakers, each […]. The post Proposals Sought for TED-Style Talks on Innovation at ABA Annual Meeting appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Trump’s Racial Time Machine - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The laws of the universe are experienced without friction for white Americans because a willful denial of the past leaves them with no sense that their present is insecure or that their future is in question. But for us there is nothing new in this. Trump’s Racial Time Machine - The New York Times"James Baldwin, for example, argued relentlessly that whites believe they are white because they consistently forget their history.

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New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mr. Trump had some of those relatives address his rallies in the campaign, and several were present when he signed an executive order on immigration last month at the Department of Homeland Security. New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions - The New York Times

Was Trump’s Syria Strike Illegal? Explaining Presidential War Powers - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The interests invoked — protecting regional security and in upholding or enforcing important treaty norms — will always be present when the president is considering military intervention,” he wrote. Explaining Presidential War Powers - The New York Times

New York High Court Splits on Applicability of Communications Decency Act Section 230 to Online Forum Operator

New Media and Technology Law

A divided New York Court of Appeals ruled on June 14, 2011, that an online forum administrator’s additions to an allegedly defamatory post by a user are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The Real Estate Group of New York, Inc. , This is the first ruling by New York’s highest court on the scope of CDA Section 230, it was noted in both the majority opinion and the dissent.

Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction - The New York Times" "Although Americans are already looking ahead to the next presidential administration, President Obama retains the power to shape his legacy and our nation in his remaining weeks in office.

It’s Not Whack A Mole if You Own the Mole: New York Times Coverage of Brand Sponsored Piracy

Music Technology Policy

Those present at a Beverly Hills Bar Association lunch in 2006 will remember the despicably memorable quote from Google’s Zahava Levine–do you want to play whack a mole with DMCA notices on YouTube or make some money?

Black Men, Violence and ‘Fierce Urgency’ - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

One exacerbating factor of community violence is the present and historical factors that helped form the communities and created the conditions for violence. Black Men, Violence and ‘Fierce Urgency’ - The New York Times"In the wake of the incredible level of attention garnered last year by citizens who were rightly outraged by state violence — often at the hands of law enforcement, directed disproportionately at black citizens — the issue of community violence receded.

At User Conference, Thomson Reuters Elite Shows Off New Products

Media Law

At its international Vantage 2014 user conference last week in New York City, Thomson Reuters Elite showed off several new products. Full disclosure: Thomson Reuters paid my travel to New […].

Mothers of Black Victims Emerge as a Force for Hillary Clinton - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The gathering, held without aides or journalists present, stretched into a nearly three-hour dinner over pork chops and gravy, fried okra and rice. Mothers of Black Victims Emerge as a Force for Hillary Clinton - The New York Times

How to Close Guantánamo - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The White House and the Pentagon will soon present to Congress a detailed plan for closing the prison. How to Close Guantánamo - The New York TimesFor almost 14 years, the United States’ military prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has sat festering on the edge of the Caribbean and the Constitution. Opened by President George W. Bush in the panicky months after the Sept.

The King of Crash and Burn - The New York Times. Charles Blow

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

When the Republicans actually had their opening to present and pass their own idea, America found it severely deficient, because it was severely deficient. "In the movie ‘Iron Man 2’ (yes, superhero films are my guilty pleasure, so just bear with me) the villain, a rogue Russian scientist, informs the hero, Iron Man, of his theory on how easily he could be brought down: ‘If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him.

Did Blacks Really Endorse the 1994 Crime Bill? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This presented black lawmakers with a dilemma: Defeating the bill might pave the way for something even more draconian down the line, and lose critical prevention funding still in the bill. The New York Times"Yet the historical record reveals a different story.

Mothers of Black Victims Emerge as a Force for Hillary Clinton - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The gathering, held without aides or journalists present, stretched into a nearly three-hour dinner over pork chops and gravy, fried okra and rice. Mothers of Black Victims Emerge as a Force for Hillary Clinton - The New York Times

It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

Digital Media Law

‘The Noir Series’ harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unions Bad Medicine,'' a segment from ''The Noir Series,'' features a chain-smoking doctor and two disconcerting nurses.

Self Defense Seminar in New York May 21, 2013

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Tuesday May 21st from 9:30AM - 4:30PM Mark will be returning to New York City on May 21st to present his Seminar Self Defense for Writers and Filmmakers under the auspices of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Writers and filmmakers need to understand their legal rights and how to defend themselves from those who may seek to exploit them. Where: Proskauer Rose LLP 11 Times Square, New York, NY Space is Limited.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

“This kind of arrangement has now become standard, though with less generous terms, for people involved in workshops that lead to Broadway productions,” wrote Campbell Robertson for The New York Times.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

“This kind of arrangement has now become standard, though with less generous terms, for people involved in workshops that lead to Broadway productions,” wrote Campbell Robertson for The New York Times.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

“This kind of arrangement has now become standard, though with less generous terms, for people involved in workshops that lead to Broadway productions,&# wrote Campbell Robertson for The New York Times. The revival presented the dancers with a unique opportunity to renegotiate.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

MGM is already struggling to service its existing debt and like the banks and other financial businesses, may be unrecognizable from its present form down the road. No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

MGM is already struggling to service its existing debt and like the banks and other financial businesses, may be unrecognizable from its present form down the road. No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

The Bail Out

DealFatigue

MGM is already struggling to service its existing debt and like the banks and other financial businesses, may be unrecognizable from its present form down the road. No matter our behavior, the economy fluctuates from boom to bust on a fairly predicable basis.

No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Awards shows present a high profile opportunity to make an adverse and very public impact on the quality of these telecasts. Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today.

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No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Awards shows present a high profile opportunity to make an adverse and very public impact on the quality of these telecasts. Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today.

WGA 2

No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Awards shows present a high profile opportunity to make an adverse and very public impact on the quality of these telecasts. Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today.

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The Supreme Court Database Behind Today’s New York Times Analysis

Media Law

The New York Times today has a fascinating article documenting The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move Leftward. Reporters Alicia Parlapiano, Adam Liptak and Jeremy Bowers analyze the court’s decisions from 1946 to the present to conclude that this term could be among the court’s most liberal since 1969. The post The Supreme Court Database Behind Today’s New York Times Analysis appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

“Purse”onal Jurisdiction

JetLawBlog

The court held that “Ubaldelli’s single act of shipping an item into New York combined with the substantial business activity of Queen Bee … involving New York, give rise to personal jurisdiction,&# under the Due Process Clause and the New York long-arm statute.

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Thompson On Hollywood

With more pressure on newspapers to figure out how to survive the transition from print to digital, editors are starting to deal--often awkwardly--with new realities: The Wall Street Journal alerts its writers that breaking news is good news.

Blawgers Get Free Passes to LegalTech New York

Media Law

LegalTech New York , one of the top legal technology events of the year, is just around the corner. Again this year, ALM , the company that presents the conference, is offering complimentary passes to legal bloggers. 2, 2011, at the New York Hilton. These are full-show passes, allowing access to all programs and exhibits. LegalTech takes place Jan. 31 to Feb.

"The Kennedys": A Present Day Debate Over History

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times, coverage on the debate over the History Channel's new miniseries on the Kennedy family. Longtime Kennedy friends and intimates, like Theodore (Ted) Sorensons, say the scripts have serious factual errors. In particular, one scene suggests

Apple Announces New Rules for App Makers

JetLawBlog

The new rules include provisions that severely restrict app developers creative choices, disallowing the use of software and services provided by other companies. Apple says the company will refuse to distribute any apps in the iTunes Store that do not conform to the new rules.