UK Official Investigating PledgeMusic Directors, Asks the Public for Information

Music Technology Policy

It’s unclear from the Official Receiver’s report ( which is available here ) whether Pledge had any cash on hand when it filed for liquidation. The Official Receiver appears to value the company’s intellectual property at £20,000 as its only asset. However, the really important part of the Official ReceiverReceiver’s report relates to the officers and directors. PledgeMusic PledgeMusic Debacle Uncategorized PledgeMusic Official Receiver

Sen. Kamala Harris officially accepts nomination for vice president

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Kamala Harris officially accepts nomination for vice president

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Biden Transition Live Updates: Michigan Certifies Election Results, Making Biden’s Win There Official

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Michigan Certifies Election Results, Making Biden’s Win There Official "President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce his choices for key roles in his cabinet and administration. Biden Transition Live Updates: Michigan Certifies Election Results, Making Biden’s Win There OfficialSome would make history, including the first women to serve as Treasury secretary and director of national intelligence and the first Latino to serve as secretary of homeland security."

Myanmar Frees Two Reuters Journalists Sentenced Under Official Secrets Act

Media Law Prof Blog

The government of Myanmar has released two reporters who had been convicted under the Official Secrets Act. The journalists, who work for Reuters, had been investigating a 2017 massacre of Rohingya villagers, part of what the U.N. calls a genocide

Legalweek Makes It Official: It’s Going Virtual – Not to Mention Free and Extended

Media Law

In news that will be a surprise to no one, Legalweek New York , one of the largest and most-anticipated annual legal technology and legal industry conferences, will go virtual this year.

Hands On with Lexis+, New Premium Research Service from LexisNexis That Officially Launches Today

Media Law

Today marks the official commercial launch of Lexis+, and LexisNexis allowed me an opportunity to test it in advance.

What We Want - Ras Baraka (Official Video)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

RBG And Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over Abortion

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

RBG And Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over Abortion

LexisNexis Named Publisher of Official Mass. Reports

Media Law

LexisNexis today announced that it has been named official publisher of the Massachusetts Reports, the official publication containing decisions of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. Previously, Thomson Reuters (West) was the official publisher. The post LexisNexis Named Publisher of Official Mass. This is interesting.

WGA STRIKE OFFICIALLY OVER

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Writers on both coasts officially ratified the WGA's new pact with the major studios. The agreement, accepted by the WGA's ruling board over two weeks ago on February 10, provides writers with concessions on issues that fueled their strike. These concessions include provisions governing writing for "new media" and a compensation structure for content re-used in new media. The three year deal runs through 2011. The writers ratified this new deal with over 90% in favor of the new agreement.

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Trump administration officially authorizes Biden transition

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

With the backing of President Donald Trump, the head of the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the official governmental transition process has been approved. Trump administration officially authorizes Biden transition

Business Owners: Don’t be fooled by official-looking solicitations

Gordon P. Firemark

These official-looking notices from organizations with names like “corporate compliance center&# request a fee and completion of a form to ensure the company’s continued compliance with California Law. At best, these ‘notices’ [.]. California business owners have recently been plagued by phony notices suggesting that they’re in danger of losing their corporate status, or being subjected to fines.

Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing 'Masterminds,' 'The Disappointments Room,' 'Before I Wake,' 'Kidnap,' 'Strangers 2' and other films. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Relativity Media

Price: White House used taxpayer dollars to tweet from official account and smear a patriot

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Price: White House used taxpayer dollars to tweet from official account and smear a patriot

CDC muzzled by White House, agency officials say

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

District Court Finds Massachusetts Statute Prohibiting Secret Recording of Government Officials Violates First Amendment @M_Lambert4612

Media Law Prof Blog

A federal district court has ruled that the Massachusetts statute criminalizing secret recordings of non-consenting persons as it applies to public officials violates the First Amendment. Consistent with the language of Glik, the Court holds that Section 99 may not

Pompeo says State Dept. officials won't testify, House chairs tell him to stop obstructing

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

officials won't testify, House chairs tell him to stop obstructingPompeo says State Dept.

Embattled Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Good for Hollywood, Says Official

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Senior trade official Michael Froman makes the case for the TPP but acknowledges political headwinds. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Australia Chile Japan Mexico New Zealand USA Business THR Online International

OFFICIALS PUSH TO BOLSTER LAW ON WIRETAPPING - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

OFFICIALS PUSH TO BOLSTER LAW ON WIRETAPPING - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials , citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say. An Obama administration task force that includes officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the F.B.I.

Lisa Bloom Calls Fox News "A Cesspool of Sexual Harassment" in Letter to N.Y. Officials

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The letter - which lambasts ex-CEO Roger Ailes - follows a press conference with Wendy Walsh, who claims she faced retaliation after rejecting Bill O'Reilly. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

How to Contact the Court in PledgeMusic Case–The Trichordist

Music Technology Policy

PledgeMusic had posted this information on their website when we checked today: As a result of the making of the order, the Official Receiver becomes liquidator of the company. And be sure to tell the Official Receiver if you think Pledge breached its obligations to you or otherwise did you wrong, threatened you, or any other bad stuff. The Official Receiver probably frequently deals with people who are owed money and have no lawyer so don’t be shy about it.

13TH | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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Fastcase Officially Launches Its AI Sandbox and Firms that Will Participate

Media Law

The post Fastcase Officially Launches Its AI Sandbox and Firms that Will Participate appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Nearly a year ago, this blog first reported that legal research service Fastcase would launch an artificial intelligence sandbox for law firms — a testing environment where firms would have access to various AI platforms and data sets, as well as be able to bring in their own data.

Official: CBS 'Glass House' Restraining Order Denied

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Read the judge's final ruling allowing ABC to air the reality series despite CBS' claim that it is too similar to Big Brother. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television ABC CBS Big Brother The Glass House

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Kormych on The Information Law of Ukraine @nuoua_official

Media Law Prof Blog

Borys Kormych, Odessa Law Academy, has published The Information Law of Ukraine. The paper provides a general overview of the legal regulation of information relations in Ukraine. It focuses on the basic principles and structure of Ukrainian legislation in the

It’s Official: LinkedIn is Shutting Down CardMunch

Media Law

Well, now it’s official. The post It’s Official: LinkedIn is Shutting Down CardMunch appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Back in December, I wrote a post questioning whether LinkedIn had abandoned CardMunch, its business card scanning app that used actual humans to transcribe the cards you scan and then connected the contact information to LinkedIn. This week, LinkedIn announced that CardMunch will be shut down on July 11, 2014. In […].

@LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING

Music Technology Policy

via @LThomasMiller: DOJ RELEASES OFFICIAL WRITTEN RULING REGARDING 100% LICENSING — Artist Rights WatchNSAI Board President and Songwriter Lee Thomas Miller: “I cannot emphasize strongly enough how ludicrous this DOJ ruling is. The government is wrong on this and I think they know it. I promise you we will be proclaiming it from every podium we can find. We will fight today and we will fight tomorrow because we have nothing to lose.”.

Usman on Defamation and Redefining the Public Official

Media Law Prof Blog

Jeffrey Omar Usman, Belmont University College of Law, is publishing Defamation and the Government Employee: Redefining Who Constitutes a Public Official in volume 47 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2015). Here is the abstract. This Article embraces neither

Watch Roots First Official Trailer Clip - Roots | HISTORY

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Watch Roots First Official Trailer Clip - Roots | HISTORY

Election Officials Directly Contradict Trump on Voting System Fraud

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Election Officials Directly Contradict Trump on Voting System Fraud A group of federal, state and local officials working with a Department of Homeland Security agency declared flatly that the election was the most secure in the nation’s history.

Now It’s Official: LexisNexis Acquires Lex Machina

Media Law

The post Now It’s Official: LexisNexis Acquires Lex Machina appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Following up on my earlier post today, Rumor Mill: Is LexisNexis About to Buy Lex Machina?, I have received confirmation from LexisNexis that the acquisition has taken place.

UK Cop Shuts Down Social Media Accounts, Citing Official Pressure

Media Law Prof Blog

A British policeman who, as "Inspector Gadget," has routinely blogged and tweeted his personal opinions concerning official actions has shut down his social media accounts. Others who do the same say they are considering following his lead after their superiors

Australian official calls for end to 'Hobbit' spat

Digital Media Law

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ACLU challenges Nevada’s marriage officiant requirements

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy The ACLU is suing the State of Nevada and Clark County – where Las Vegas is located – over laws that require non-governmental marriage officiants to have a religious affiliation. While anyone can perform a marriage in Nevada, he or she must obtain a certificate to solemnize the marriage based on the [.]. church and state First Amendment religion

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It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A new lawsuit against Roberto Cavalli continues a recent march by street artists to the courthouse read more. The Business Culture Fashion THR Online THR, Esq. Style Roberto Cavalli Business

Top U.N. Rights Official Denounces Iraqi Executions

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Rights Official Denounces Iraqi Executions BAGHDAD — With increasing regularity, Iraq ’s condemned prisoners are rounded from their cells in groups. One by one, they are led down a hallway to an execution chamber where they are hanged, the sound of the trapdoor reverberating through the cells. There is no advance notice, no last meal, no goodbyes. Top U.N.

It's Official: Aaron McGruder out at Boondocks - The Root

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

It''s Official: Aaron McGruder out at Boondocks - The Root This is terrible. Gangsta capitalism at play again.

Adobe Officially Launches its All-New Version of Acrobat

Media Law

Yesterday, the new products officially launched. The post Adobe Officially Launches its All-New Version of Acrobat appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I wrote last week about Adobe’s impending release of an all new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC, and of the broader Adobe Document Cloud with which Acrobat DC will be tightly integrated.

Canadian IP Law and Official Versions of Musical Works

Media Law Prof Blog

Guillaume Laroche, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School; McGill University; Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, has published Settling the Score: Copyright in Modern Editions of Public Domain Musical Works at 26 Intellectual Property Journal 83 (2013). Modern sheet music

Dept. of Justice Makes a Dramatic Change for Music Licensing Official

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Songwriters and music publishers, as well as the U.S. Copyright Office, have voiced vehement opposition to the mandate. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business Billboard

Ed O'Neill Officially Joins 'Modern Family' Cast Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor claims his contract violates California's prohibition on personal services contracts that last longer than seven years. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Ed O'Neil Modern Family

Official: Charlie Sheen Settles Lawsuit With Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Matthew Belloni) The resolution of the $100 million case was reported by THR last week. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Charlie Sheen Chuck Lorre Warner Bros. Television Two and a Half Men

Ed O'Neill Officially Joins 'Modern Family' Cast Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The actor claims his contract violates California's prohibition on personal services contracts that last longer than seven years. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Ed O'Neil Modern Family