New Organization Aims to Kickstart Innovation in Legal Industry

Media Law

A for-profit membership organization aimed at driving technology innovation and adoption in the legal industry made its formal launch yesterday. The post New Organization Aims to Kickstart Innovation in Legal Industry appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Called Evolve Law, its primary focus will be on promoting collaboration among a “community” of lawyers, law firms and innovative legal technology companies in order to speed adoption of new technology.

CLIENT ALERT! – California Business Organizations – Changes in the Law

Gordon P. Firemark

– California Business Organizations – Changes in the Law is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P. Did you know? On January 1, 2014, California corporate and LLC laws are changing.

Trump Organization: Cease-and-Desist Letter Over Cat Website Is Fake

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"The letter did not come from us," says a top attorney for the president's company as significant doubts are raised about the authenticity of the communication. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

How News Organizations Are Generating Revenue From Social Media

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The bible of rock culture was sued for unfairly competing with its exclusive licensing deals with musicians. read more. Music Music Business

Global Songwriter and Composer Organizations Send Open Letter to RIAA Proposing Solution to Massive Failures to Accord Credit and Respect International Laws of Moral Rights

Music Technology Policy

[ For more information go to BASCA website.]. An Open Letter. 15 th August 2017. Mr. Cary Sherman. Mr. Mitch Glazier. Via email. Dear Messrs. Sherman and Glazier, It was with great disappointment that we read the recent RIAA comments to the Copyright Office in connection with moral rights; in particular, with regard to the right of attribution.

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Blackout? What Blackout? “The SOPA blackout was about as organic as the masses of North Koreans crying in the streets upon hearing of Kim Jong Il’s death”

Music Technology Policy

Net Coalition circulated the union busting flyers at meetings of conservative organizations in Washington and seems to be leading Google’s dirty tricks campaign against organized labor who opposed the company’s management on rogue sites, second only to usual suspect, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Who do you suppose funds all these overlapping Lessig organizations? [Editor Charles says: A version of this post originally appeared in MTP Monthly].

A Nissan Victory Could Usher in a New Era of Southern Organizing

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"The United Automobile Workers union and its allies in the labor and civil-rights movements have been organizing for years to get a union at the sprawling Nissan Motor Company vehicle assembly facility in Canton, Mississippi. A Nissan Victory Could Usher in a New Era of Southern Organizing

BMI Rate Court Judge Rules Against Dept. of Justice's '100 Percent' Licensing Decision

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

With the new ruling, fractional licensing is allowed under the consent decree the performing-rights organization operates under. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business Billboard

ASCAP Pays $1.75 Million to Settle Justice Department Probe

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The deal resolves a government investigation into whether the performance rights organization violated a consent decree. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

When YouTube is Not Enough: Google’s Uncle Sugar Wants to Organize the Data From Your Schools

Music Technology Policy

We all know that the real value of YouTube is the data: the music, movies and television is just the honeypot for the data. Particularly for underage users that Google has trouble getting any other way. But if YouTube isn’t enough, where does Google go to get data on kids?

WGA in Organizing Struggle with Comcast

Digital Media Law

Style, and G4 writers seek immediate guild representation; Comcast refuses, and is forcing a government-supervised secret ballot election. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

AFTRA Endorses IATSE 'Biggest Loser' Organizing Campaign

Digital Media Law

The union issued an unequivocal statement of support. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email. Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Forbes.com or Huffington Post articles.

Judge Allows Bid to Free "We Shall Overcome" From Copyright

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Arguments of originality and registration aren't enough to save the Richmond Organization and Ludlow Music from having to face a lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Donald Trump Sues Univision for $500 Million Following Miss Universe Cancellation

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Hispanic media organization cut ties with Trump due to his remarks about Mexican immigrants. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Lexbox Organizes and Monitors Canadian Legal Research

Media Law

The post Lexbox Organizes and Monitors Canadian Legal Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I know what you’re thinking: Just because Ambrogi won a Canadian law blog award last week, now he’s gratuitously writing about Canadian stuff. But the fact of the matter is that I started playing around with Lexbox even before then. I am speaking later this month at the mid-winter conference of the Manitoba Bar Association […].

A Bibliographic Literature Survey of IP Standard-Setting Organizations

Media Law Prof Blog

Contreras, University of Utah College of Law, is publishing Patents, Technical Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations: A Survey of the Empirical, Legal and Economics Literature in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Peter Menell and Jorge L.

EFF’s Wendy Seltzer on organizing ORG: Ears that touch music will never touch mine

Music Technology Policy

The former EFF staff attorney, Wendy Selzer (although her interviewer seems to have dropped that affiliation from her bio) tells us of how the future is circumventing the nation state, ending copyright and that artists need to tour (forever, apparently). She looks forward to the destruction of the “megastar” in favor of “local acts” (who presumably would be prevented from becoming “megastars” in some way?). (Of

Google Sued for Suggesting Rupert Murdoch and Other Celebrities Are Jewish

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner French organization says Google search engine's auto-complete is anti-Semitic. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business Jon Hamm Rupert Murdoch International

FCC Proposes to Adopt Rules Allowing Fundraising for Third-Party Nonprofit Organizations By Non-CPB Noncommercial Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

Two deal with noncommercial broadcasters ( undoing the requirement for noncommercial broadcasters to get Social Security Numbers from its board members so that they can acquire an FCC Registration Number for them – see our articles here and here on that issue – and one allowing noncommercial broadcasters to interrupt programming to raise funds for unrelated non-profit organizations ). Such fundraising is limited to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

What New News Organizations Need

Media Law Prof Blog

The New York Times discusses the dangers that face reporters who work for start-up organizations such as Current TV, the network that employs Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two journalists facing 12 years in prison in North Korea. These

Blackout? What Blackout? “The SOPA blackout was about as organic as the masses of North Koreans crying in the streets upon hearing of Kim Jong Il’s death”

Music Technology Policy

Net Coalition circulated the union busting flyers at meetings of conservative organizations in Washington and seems to be leading Google’s dirty tricks campaign against organized labor who opposed the company’s management on rogue sites, second only to usual suspect, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Who do you suppose funds all these overlapping Lessig organizations? [Editor Charles says: A version of this post originally appeared in MTP Monthly].

Brief of Amici Curiae EFF, Organization for Transformative Works and Others in Capitol Records v. Vimeo Now Available

Media Law Prof Blog

Brief of Amici Curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation, Organization for Transformative Works, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Public Knowledge, and New Media Rights in Capitol v.

Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Macy’s Protester for $25 Million (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

“Dump Trump” organizer Angelo Carusone tells THR a cease and desist letter he received shows the "Apprentice" star engages in "bullying and intimidation."

YouTube Suspends Account of Prominent Skeptics Organization

Media Law Prof Blog

YouTube has suspended the account of skeptical organization JREF, headed up by astronomer Phil Plait, but it's unclear why. Dr. Plait indicates that he's trying to "work things out," but JREF supporters are miffed

Organizers of ‘Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run' Bow to MGM's Trademark Threat

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Rocky Balboa did what?!! read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. MGM) Business

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Second Circuit Holds Marketing Campaign Organizer Liable Under FTC Act for Deceptive Representations of Its Marketing “Affiliates”

Broadcast Law Blog

There is nothing new about the FTC bringing enforcement actions based on deceptive advertising practices. Those cases are the FTC’s bread and butter. But in recent years the FTC has been pushing forward with cases that address the increasingly complex network of entities involved in marketing, including companies that collect , buy , and sell consumer information and play other behind-the-scenes roles in marketing campaigns.

Jasiri X 4 Haiti

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Last year, the Hip-Hop community stepped up tremendously organizing fundraisers all over the country, but this year it seems we’ve moved on. Organizations Haiti Caribbean Hip-Hop Wyclef Jean 2010 Haiti earthquake Port-au-Prince Business and Economy

Wade Robson Asks Court to Add Negligence Claims to Graphic Michael Jackson Abuse Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Robson claims Jackson and his inner circle "designed, developed and operated what is likely the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organization the world has known."

National Organization for Marriage rejects claim by Miss Universe organization; asserts fair use of short clip

Copyrights & Campaigns

The National Organization for Marriage has already rejected a copyright claim from blogger Mario Lavandeira (aka Perez Hilton), and now it's standing up to the Miss Universe organization as well. On May 4, MUO sent a cease and desist letter to NOM, demanding that the anti-gay-marriage group stop using a brief (approximately 7 second) clip from this year's Miss Universe pageant in a TV ad.

The World Trade Organization and Online Games

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas Steiner, Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research, has published "Online Games Under WTO Law: Unresolved Classification Issues," as NCCR Trade Regulation Working Paper No. 2009/3. Here is the abstract.This paper explores the views of state and non-state actors

@wearesonala: Songwriters Organization of North America Letter to Renata Hesse at Dept. of Justice [sic] on 100% Licensing — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

via @wearesonala: Songwriters Organization of North America Letter to Renata Hesse at Dept. In ancient Rome, emperors gave free entertainment to the masses called “bread and circuses” to keep the attention of the people diverted.

The Summer of Copyright and Music Licensing Part 1 – Songwriters Demand A Bigger Share

Broadcast Law Blog

The public performance royalties paid to songwriters (and to the publishing companies that are usually assigned the copyrights to the compositions) are usually paid to the Performing Rights Organizations – ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. Broadcast Performance Royalty Intellectual Property Internet Radio Music Rights On Line Media Copyright office house judiciary committee music royalties performing rights organizations Songwriters Equity Act

Russian Copyright Law and Rights Licensing Organizations

Media Law Prof Blog

Sergey Budylin, Roche and Duffay, and Yulia Osipova have published "Is AllofMP3 Legal? Non-Contractual Licensing Under Russian Copyright Law," at 7 Suffolk University Journal of High Technology Law 1 (2007). Here is the abstract. Lately, Russian copyright law has attracted

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Filming the Audience?

Gordon P. Firemark

A local videographer has approached the organization offering to film these events at no charge to the organization if he can then upload the programs to his business website. If enough folks object, the organization might revoke permission.

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Microsoft Launches Preview Version of Machine-Learning Data Governance Tool for Office 365

Media Law

With increasing numbers of organizations adopting its Office 365 cloud platform, Microsoft has been hard at work on enhancing security and compliance features.

Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365

Media Law

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Advanced Data Governance within Office 365, a tool that uses machine learning to help organizations find and retain important data while eliminating redundant, obsolete and trivial data.

Appeals Court: News Orgs Don't Have to Remove Stories When Criminal Records Are Expunged

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A woman sued media organizations for libel, but there''s no "right to be forgotten" in the United States. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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Notable AI News: iManage Acquires UK AI Company RAVN Systems

Media Law

” RAVN has an AI platform that can organize, discover and summarize relevant information […]. Notable news on the AI front today: the document management company iManage has acquired RAVN Systems, a UK company specializing in artificial intelligence. iManage says the acquisition “will revolutionize the way companies find, extract and act on key information from documents and emails.”

Wall Street Journal Shuts Down Its Law Blog

Media Law

The closing came as part of the news organization’s shut down of eight blogs on Monday covering a range of topics, according to […]. Sad news in the legal blogging world, as the Wall Street Journal on Monday shut down its Law Blog, which has regularly covered and broke legal news since its launch in 2006. The post Wall Street Journal Shuts Down Its Law Blog appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Looking at Music Royalty Issues for Radio and TV Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

These are the organizations that represent most commercial broadcasters in their negotiations with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC for public performance licenses for “musical works” or “musical compositions” – the underlying words and music to any song. Radio has also had to deal with a new performing rights organization, Global Music Rights (GMR), principally representing songwriters who have withdrawn from ASCAP and BMI.