Smith on Political Fair Use @CathaySmith

Media Law Prof Blog

Cathay Smith, University of Montana School of Law, is publishing Political Fair Use in volume 62 of the William & Mary Law Review (2020). During election season, politicians and political campaigns often use pop culture or

The Politics of Librarians

Music Technology Policy

In fact, while libertarians may politically identify as candidates of the Republican Party in certain cases, there are a boatload of libertarians who do not like copyright much at all (the “statutory monopoly” crowd). It’s quite unclear to me that political party affiliation has anything to do with it. The lopsided vote this week on HR 1695 (the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act ) this week invites an explanation (378-48).

Back To the Past: The First Political TV Ads @openculture

Media Law Prof Blog

From Open Culture: Eisenhower Answers America: The First Political Advertisements on American TV (1952

Eminem's Legal Battle Against New Zealand Political Party Spills Into U.S. Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A track known as "Eminem esque," used in political ads, allegedly sources to a California company. Music Music Politics Business THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Fagan on Two-Sided Social Media and Bad Faith Political Speech @EDHEC_BSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Two-Sided Social Media and Bad Faith Political Speech in volume 29 of Research in Law and Economics (2021). The First Amendment affords protection to political speech on the basis

The Political Depravity of Unjust Pardons

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Entertainment Law Update 028 – Politics, helicopters & Batmobiles

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Episode: Political campaigns raise the ire of copyright holders and newscasters. Beyond that, an artist does not have the ability to restrict the use of their song at a political event. In this episode, we discuss political campaign uses of music, tv news clips, etc., Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231. A Canadian Lawyer’s perspectives. MegaUpload. Golan v. Holder ruling. Helicopters in video games… need a license? and more.

Ninth Circuit: Montana Statute Prohibiting Political Robocalls Violates First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

Fox, the 9th Circuit has ruled that a Montana statute prohibiting political robocalls runs afoul of the First Amendment, holding while the government may regulate the time, place, and manner of such calls, it may not In Victory Processing v.

Why Worry About Political Ad Pinocchios With @Jack Dorsey’s Twitter BotNet Apps?

Music Technology Policy

Cancelling political ads that tread on (or even trample…or even incinerate) someone’s truth are all the rage. Having skimmed the cream from political ad revenue, Twitter has announced it is banning political ads to great fanfare–after the cow escaped from the barn. We’re way past political ads now. Twitter Meltdown Gary Shapiro Jack Dorsey Phone2Action Twitter political ads

Political divide contributed to 500K deaths, says Fauci

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotypes

Media Law Prof Blog

He explains its history and meaning and discusses its links to current UK politics. The Irish Times's Seamas O'Reilly discusses some racist imagery involving the Irish that has popped up in cartooning in UK media recently. More here

Preparing for the 2020 Elections – Our Updated Political Broadcasting Guide

Broadcast Law Blog

2020 will no doubt be a very active year for political advertising. To help broadcasters sort out the confusing rules they need to follow in connection with such advertising, we have updated our Political Broadcasting Guide for Broadcasters (note that the URL for the updated version has not changed from prior versions, so your bookmarks should continue to work). We trust that our Guide will assist broadcasters in spotting issues in this very active political year.

Beware of the Political File Obligations in this Hot Political Advertising Year

Broadcast Law Blog

In this “political” year with Congressional mid-term elections in November, including many hotly contested races for seats in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as many state and local elections, I receive many questions from broadcasters across the country. Perhaps the area in which most questions are received deals with the “political file,” particularly because these files are now available online.

Chmel, Savin, and Delli Carpini on Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure To Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia @AnnenbergPenn

Media Law Prof Blog

Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, have published Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in Kirill Chmel and Nikita Savin, both of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and Michael X.

Behind political curtain, immigration policy changes

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Behind political curtain, immigration policy changes

Why 10 Republicans Voted For Impeachment l FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Georgia takes focus of the political universe as runoff looms

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FEC Seeks Comment on Proposal for Change in TV Political Disclosures

Broadcast Law Blog

We usually think of the FCC as the agency that sets the details of the broadcast disclosure obligations for political candidate’s TV ads. But the Federal Election Commission has its own rules for political advertising that are binding on the candidates, rather than on the stations. Right now, the written disclosures of the sponsor of political ads need to run at 4% of vertical picture height for not less than 4 seconds – the same requirement reflected in both the FEC and FCC rules.

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What A Survey Of Georgia Voters Says About The Current Political Moment.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Yablon on Political Advertising, Digital Platforms, and the Democratic Deficiencies of Self-Regulation @UWMadison @WisconsinLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Robert Yablon, University of Wisconsin Law School, has published Political Advertising, Digital Platforms, and the Democratic Deficiencies of Self-Regulation at 104 Minn.

Kahn on Free Speech, Official History, and National Politics

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Free Speech, Official History and Nationalist Politics: Toward a Typology of Objections to Memory Laws as U of St. Robert Kahn, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-25.

July political cartoons from the USA TODAY network

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

July political cartoons from the USA TODAY network

Political Correctness has jumped the Shark

The Legal Satyricon

Mount Holyoke College cancels “The Vagina Monologues” because women who don’t have vaginas got their feels hurt. source) No. F **g seriously. “At At its core, the show offers an extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman…Gender is a wide and varied experience, one that cannot simply be reduced to biological or anatomical […].

Opinion - Mass Shootings and Our Depraved Political Stagnation I want more gun regulation, the kind that scares the gun cult.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Mass Shootings and Our Depraved Political Stagnation I want more gun regulation, the kind that scares the gun cult. America is awash in blood and bullets and its leaders, Republicans for the most part, are bereft of the political courage and moral clarity to help.

FEC Seeks Comment on Proposal for Change in TV Political Disclosures

Broadcast Law Blog

We usually think of the FCC as the agency that sets the details of the broadcast disclosure obligations for political candidate’s TV ads. But the Federal Election Commission has its own rules for political advertising that are binding on the candidates, rather than on the stations. Right now, the written disclosures of the sponsor of political ads need to run at 4% of vertical picture height for not less than 4 seconds – the same requirement reflected in both the FEC and FCC rules.

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Updated Political Broadcasting Guide – Questions and Answers about Broadcasters’ Obligations During this Election Season

Broadcast Law Blog

To help broadcasters sort out the confusing rules about political advertising , we have updated our Political Broadcasting Guide for Broadcasters (note that the URL for the updated version has not changed from prior versions, so your bookmarks should continue to work). The revised guide is much the same as the one that we published two years ago, formatted as Questions and Answers to cover many of the issues that come up for broadcasters in a political season.

Examining Fox News's Political Influence

Media Law Prof Blog

Joshua David Clinton, Vanderbilt University Department of Political Science, and Ted Enamorado have published The Fox News Factor: How the Spread of Fox News Affects Position Taking in Congress. Here is the abstract. Scholars have argued that the media can

Obama on FBI, Politics - NBC News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Obama on FBI, Politics - NBC News

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The Politics of Digital Piracy

Music Technology Policy

Reblogged from The Trichordist: by Chris Whitten (copyright in the author). It has been thirteen years since the free music service Napster burst into our consciences and anti-copyright activist Larry Lessig began campaigning for the free culture movement. Today however, we find that the free culture movement has lost the war for hearts and minds within the creative community and also increasingly with consumers. Read more… 2,927 more words

Coronavirus updates: CDC director says masks not political issue - ABC News

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Coronavirus updates: CDC director says masks not political issue - ABC News

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Kavanaugh vote will drive political backlash if history is guide

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Kavanaugh vote will drive political backlash if history is guide

Political Broadcasting Issues to Consider Now for the 2020 Election Campaign

Broadcast Law Blog

With the first debate among these candidates scheduled for late June, it seems like we have a real election already underway – and it is time for broadcasters to start thinking about their political broadcasting obligations under FCC rules and the Communications Act , and beginning to make plans for compliance with those rules. We have written about some of the issues that broadcasters should already be considering in our Political Broadcasting Guide (which we plan to update shortly).

Gender and Political Ads

Media Law Prof Blog

Tina Ruggeiro has published The Gender Gap and its Effect on Presidential Campaigns and Political Ads. Here is the abstract. In America women not only vote differently than men but they also vote in larger numbers (Poggione). In 2000, 56

The politics of SC and race | MSNBC

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The politics of SC and race | MSNBC

Framing rioting as political protest | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Framing rioting as political protest | MSNBC

Nevada debate a disaster for Bloomberg, CNN political experts say

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Kahn on Mask Bans as Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Mask Bans As Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States. Robert Kahn, University of St. Here is the abstract. Mask laws have a lengthy history in the United States, one primarily, but

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Charles Payne, Fox News Sued by Political Commentator Who Says She Was Raped

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Scottie Hughes says she was raped, retaliated against and defamed. Fox News says her lawsuit is a "shameful" publicity stunt. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Fox News Channel

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DACA immigrants face anxious future amid political debate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

DACA immigrants face anxious future amid political debate

Anonymity Online and Political Specch

Media Law Prof Blog

Margot E. Kaminski, Yale University, Yale Information Society Project; Yale University Law School, has published Real Masks and Real Name Policies: Applying Anti-Mask Case Law to Anonymous Online Speech, in volume 23 of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment

Republican Congressman Sues TV Stations Over 'Defamatory' Political Ad (Video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Television Politics BusinessRep Jeff Denham claims he advised TV stations about the falsity of an attack ad about his voting record, but the commercials ran anyway. read more. THR, Esq.

Three Last Minute Political Issues for Consideration by Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

We’re down to the last week and a half before the election, but broadcasters can’t let up quite yet, as the last week is almost always the busiest for political advertising. The FCC has said that if a station has, in the year prior to the election, made its employees available to a commercial advertiser for new orders or changes in copy, they need to make employees available for those activities to political candidates.

FCC Political Broadcasting Rules for Write-In Candidates

Broadcast Law Blog

Once the local election authority receives the papers (and does whatever evaluation may be required to determine if the filer is qualified for a place on the ballot), a person is legally qualified and entitled to all the FCC political broadcasting rights of a candidate: equal opportunities, no censorship, reasonable access if they are Federal candidates, and lowest unit rates during the limited LUC windows (45 days before a primary and 60 days before a general election).