New Tech Tool Helps Organizations Achieve Diversity and Inclusion

Media Law

A technology platform unveiled today is designed to help organizations develop and implement plans to achieve greater diversity, equity and inclusion. SixFifty is offering the platform for free to nonprofit organizations.

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. The new rules may require that existing companies update their governing documents to ensure that their operations are not affected by these changes. New LLC Act. The most significant change is implementation of a new LLC Act.

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Remembering Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses: Organized SNCC, Miss. Freedom Summer & Algebra Project | Democracy Now!

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Remembering Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses: Organized SNCC, Miss. Freedom Summer & Algebra Project | Democracy Now

The Lawyer+Mom+Owner Summit: Interview with the Organizers on Why You Should Attend

Media Law

this week, I spoke with the two organizers of the conference, Carolyn Elefant, publisher of the blog MyShingle.com , and Jeena Belil , New York personal injury attorney, about what they have planned and why you should attend.

An Insult to the Heart: Lobbyists Organize Big Tech Rallies in Europe

Music Technology Policy

As the man who wrote the book on propaganda (literally) Bernays made a chilling observation: The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. The ghost of Edward Bernays walks the streets of the ancient capitols of Europe.

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 […].

20 Questions for New Artists: Performing Rights Organization Affiliations

Music Technology Policy

There is a bit of strategy involved with affiliating with a performing rights organization in the United States. All the societies have a creative staff. The decision to affiliate with a particular society should be made after the artist/writer has taken some meetings with the performing rights society and decided if there’s more love coming from one than another.

Proud Boys organize rally of far right protesters in Portland

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Proud Boys organize rally of far right protesters in Portland

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.

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Startup Launching Today Will Develop Software to Help Firms and Organizations Better Use Data

Media Law

Making its official launch today is Infinnium , a software company that aims to redefine how law firms, corporations and other organizations interact with data in order to improve information management, information governance, regulatory and privacy compliance, and e-discovery. ObscurePI is an IG tool designed to help organizations protect sensitive information and achieve compliance with HIPAA, GDPR and other privacy regulations, the company says.

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.

'It let white supremacists organize': the toxic legacy of Facebook's Groups | Facebook | The Guardian

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It let white supremacists organize': the toxic legacy of Facebook's Groups Kari Paul "By the time Facebook banned QAnon content in 2020, a Guardian report had exposed that groups dedicated to the dangerous conspiracy theory were spreading on the platform at a rapid pace.

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.

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Asian American Communities Organize Against Rise in Hate Crimes, Say More Policing Is Not the Answer | Democracy Now!

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Asian American Communities Organize Against Rise in Hate Crimes, Say More Policing Is Not the Answer | Democracy Now

'Stop the Steal' organizer says GOP lawmakers helped him with rally

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ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees Under Review – How Performing Rights Organizations, Antitrust Policy and Statutory Licenses Could Create a Controversy

Broadcast Law Blog

Those consent decrees, which have been in place since the 1940s, among other things require that these Performing Rights Organizations treat all songwriters alike in distributions based on how often their songs are played, and that they treat all services alike with users that provide the same kind of service all paying the same rate structure. How is a statutory license different from what is offered now by these organizations?

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.

Top Execs to Leave E-Discovery Organization ACEDS at End of October

Media Law

Mary Mack, the executive director of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), the leading membership and certification organization for e-discovery professionals, will leave the organization at the end of October, as will Kaylee Walstad, who Mack brought on in 2018 as vice president of client engagement. She joined ACEDS in September 2015, shortly after BARBRI acquired the organization.

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

@kantrowitz: As Google Backlashes Have Risen And Fallen, So Have Its Grants To News Organizations via @artistrights

Music Technology Policy

Over more than a decade, Google and foundations run by its leaders have given hundreds of millions of dollars to journalists and news organizations around the world, sponsoring drones in Nigeria and Kenya , and local news in the US. [Editor Charlie sez: Google attacks journalists with one hand, doles out the charm offensive cash with the other.].

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

WHO says vaccinated people should wear face masks, but the CDC doesn't. Here's why The World Health Organization issued an official recommendation on Friday, as a result of rising cases of the coronavirus Delta variant. Here's what's happening now.

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Here's why “The World Health Organization issued an official recommendation on Friday, as a result of rising cases of the coronavirus Delta variant. WHO says vaccinated people should wear face masks, but the CDC doesn't.

Why the US isn't following the World Health Organization's mask guidance The difference is hundreds of millions of highly effective vaccines in the U.S.

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Save the Date: @miramulholland Speaking at the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva April 5

Music Technology Policy

An industry transformed: securing sustainable growth for today’s digital music industry. Friday, 5 th April 2019. 1pm – 3pm. Geneva, Switzerland. The global music industry has transformed itself through investment and innovation over the past two decades. The recording industry has licensed hundreds of digital music services around the world, driving innovation and providing consumers with access to some 50 million tracks.

Pandemic: NIVA and NITO Join Forces with Senators Cornyn and Klobuchar for the Save Our Stages Act

Music Technology Policy

In their first at bat in Washington, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and the National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) have hit a home run. The two newly-created organizations have gotten two senior Senators to come together to co-sponsor the Save Our Stages Act. Pandemic Uncategorized National Independent Talent Organization National Independent Venue Association NITO NIVA Save Our Stages Act Senator Amy Klobuchar Senator John Cornyn

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

Trump Organization and Top Executive Are Indicted in Tax Investigation - The New York Times

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Trump Organization and Top Executive Are Indicted in Tax Investigation "The former president’s family business and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, are expected to appear in court on Thursday. A lawyer for the Trump Organization could not immediately be reached for comment.

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. Vimeo, No. 14-1048 (2d Cir.) Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation et al.,) has published

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. It called on Nissan to stop resisting union organizing efforts, and to allow a free and fair vote on whether workers can exercise their right to collectively bargain. A Nissan Victory Could Usher in a New Era of Southern Organizing

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Just so you know where you stand: Google attacks authors and photographers organizations in Google Books case

Music Technology Policy

It should not be lost on any artist that what Google really wants is to destroy the ability of individual artists to organize and fight back collectively when their life’s work is stolen. Disqualifying the authors and photographers organizations as class representatives would be an important step in fulfilling Google’s dream.

Trump Organization attorneys given Monday deadline to persuade prosecutors not to file charges against it - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

T rump Organization attorneys given Monday deadline to persuade prosecutors not to file charges against it - The Washington Post

Head of BBC Trust Tries To Protect Organization From Criticism

Media Law Prof Blog

Sir Michael Lyons, the head of the BBC Trust, is trying to save it from dissolution as he fights against criticism of the BBC and the Trust itself, in particular against its funding. Earlier this month he revealed not just

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

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

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? Data Mining K-12 Students is Big Business.

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

Investigation of Trump Organization now exploring possible criminal conduct, N.Y. attorney general’s office says

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Investigation of Trump Organization now exploring possible criminal conduct, N.Y. Octavio Jones/Reuters) “NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James's investigation into the Trump Organization is now considered a criminal matter, James's office said Tuesday night, noting that officials with the former president's company were recently apprised of the development. "We We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA.

@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. That worked out well for the emperors…until bread and circuses produced Sparticus. Our ‘Private’ Comments to DOJ Made Public On July 5 and 7, 2016, SONA members participated in conference calls with the […].

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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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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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.

Just so you know where you stand: Google attacks authors and photographers organizations in Google Books case

Music Technology Policy

Reblogged from MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY: I read today that the Durie Tangri firm took time off from defending Rojadirecta to pursue a different case supporting the proposition that creators rights should be trampled at any convenient turn.

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The NCAA: A Voluntary Organization or the Only Game in Town?

JetLawBlog

The NCAA’s ever-reliable argument when it takes unilateral action is that they are a “voluntary organization,&# and schools can choose whether or not they want to participate. At what point does the NCAA cease to be a voluntary organization and become the only game in town, such that the First Amendment concerns of schools like William & Mary can finally be raised?