Justia Adds Lawyer Ratings and Reviews To Its Lawyer Lawyer Directory

Media Law

The legal research and information site Justia this week added peer-based lawyer ratings and reviews as part of the Justia Lawyer Directory. The new Justia Lawyer Rating and Reviews is based solely on attorney-to-attorney reviews and is intended to provide clients with valuable insights from peers and colleagues personally familiar with the lawyers’ work, Justia […].

Nielsen Looks for Injunction Against ComScore Over TV Ratings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A service that just targets the television market and uses proprietary technology and data is alleged to violate a contract. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Movie Ratings Are Not Protected By First Amendment, Court Told

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Plaintiffs defend a lawsuit seeking an injunction where no films featuring tobacco imagery can be given "G," "PG" or "PG-13" ratings. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Justice Toolbox Lets People Pick Lawyers Based On Win Rates

Media Law

A recently launched company helps consumers find lawyers based on their win rates for particular types of cases. Called Justice Toolbox, the startup uses data mined from official state court records to compute and display how many cases a lawyer has won and lost and the lawyer’s approximate win rate. The post Justice Toolbox Lets People Pick Lawyers Based On Win Rates appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Studios Focus on Opinionated Nature of Movie Ratings in Smoking-in-Films Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

MPAA members tell a judge that "PG," "PG-13" and other ratings don't represent seals of approval. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Culture Business THR Online

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NMPA Claims Victory: CRB Raises Payout Rate From Music Subscription Services

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Songwriters and music publishers will get a higher payout from on-demand subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music for the next five-year period. read more. THR, Esq. Music Business Billboard

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WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Reviews

The Legal Satyricon

Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. Avvo Reviews Avvo Star Rating Filed under: misc. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look!

Hollywood Studios Defend Freedom to Have Smoking in Movies Rated Suitable for Children

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In response to a class-action lawsuit, MPAA members raise the First Amendment flag and warn of forced R ratings for movies with soda and fatty foods.

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Is ‘Dunwello’ the Next Big Lawyer-Rating Site?

Media Law

When the lawyer-rating site Avvo was launched in 2007, some lawyers were so incensed at the idea of being rated that they filed a federal lawsuit to shut it down. A judge dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that Avvo’s ratings were protected by the First Amendment, but even he called the idea of rating […]. The post Is ‘Dunwello’ the Next Big Lawyer-Rating Site?

The MTP Interview: David Lowery on the CRB Webcasting Rates

Music Technology Policy

MTP: How do you feel about the CRB decision in general as far as rates go? . The rates went up marginally for Pandora, and that seems to be the lead in the press. But it looks like rates went down for other webcasters. How can an illegal contract be the basis for CRB rates? Does the CRB go back and reset rates? Multinational corporations contracting to bribe executives to get a lower per stream rate?

New Site Calculates and Compares Law School Hiring Rates

Media Law

Whereas once there was a dearth of information about graduates’ employment rates, now there are any number of sources of rankings and other data. The post New Site Calculates and Compares Law School Hiring Rates appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Hollywood's Rating System Blamed in Class Action Lawsuit for Smoking-Related Deaths

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The lawsuit seeks an injunction where no films featuring tobacco imagery can be given "G," "PG" or "PG-13" ratings. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Lawyer billing rates

The Legal Satyricon

Law.com conducted a survey of lawyers’ billing rates. source) I gotta raise my rates… Filed under: law practice. Nationwide, partners averaged $661 per hour, returning to their 2009 average after a dip to $639 per hour in 2010. Average for associates last year was $445 per hour, up six bucks from the year before. law practice

Rate Court is Over: Pandora Caves, Signs Licenses with ASCAP and BMI, Drops Appeal

Music Technology Policy

According to StreetInsider , MIC Coalition member Pandora has returned to Planet Earth and closed licenses with ASCAP and BMI, ending years of rate court litigation by the highly litigious Pandora under the controversial Department of Justice consent decrees.

Nielsen Sued for Billions Over Allegedly Manipulated TV Ratings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a huge new lawsuit, the business of TV ratings is fingered for rampant corruption by India's largest TV news network. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business Nielsen Company International

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Including Reg Fees, Nationwide EAS Test, Must-Carry Letters, Lowest Unit Rate, Translator and Repack Deadlines and GMR License Extension

Broadcast Law Blog

For those stations serving states with off-year elections on November 7 (including governor’s races in New Jersey and Virginia and a host of state and local elections in other states), lowest unit rates go into effect on September 8. But if a station makes time available to one candidate in a race, it must treat all candidates for the same race equally by making time available to them, and starting on September 8, that time must be sold at lowest unit rates.

Appeals Court Rules in Pandora's Favor in Royalty Rate Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The streaming outlet holds the line on what it pays for song performance rights. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Startup Plans to Rate Lawyers Based on Court Records and Win-Loss Stats

Media Law

Two Harvard University undergraduates are preparing to launch a website that will rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. The post Startup Plans to Rate Lawyers Based on Court Records and Win-Loss Stats appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The site, called Legalist, will mine and analyze court records in order to match clients with lawyers who win similar cases based on details and location. It will also profile litigators’ win-loss records.

@thetrichordist: Updated! Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc. — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

The problem with a pro-rata share of advertising revenue is that the fraction may well always trend downward and is dependent on the growth rate of the service involved. Not a lot of surprises but as we predicted when streaming numbers grow, the per stream rate will drop.

Regulating the Ratings Industry

Media Law Prof Blog

Deats has published Talk that Isn't Cheap: Does the First Amendment Protect Credit Rating Agencies' Faulty Methodologies from Regulation?, Caleb M. forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review. Here is the abstract. This Note argues that courts should reject the Southern

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

Rating Cable News

Media Law Prof Blog

Selbst has published The Journalism Ratings Board: An Incentive-Based Approach to Cable News Accountability at 44 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 467 (2011). Andrew D. Here is the abstract. The American establishment media is in crisis. With newsmakers

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Comments Sought by FCC on Political Broadcasting Lowest Unit Rate Implications of Last In First Out Pricing

Broadcast Law Blog

Different classes of time have different lowest unit rates. That means that, in that same morning drive program, there might be a lowest rate for these fixed position adverting spots that are guaranteed to run at the time that they are scheduled, but a lower price for spots that can be preempted by higher priced spots. See more about lowest unit rate here and here. .

CRB Announces Webcasting Royalty Rates for 2016-2020 – Lower Rates for Broadcasters Who Stream, Minimal Change for Pureplay Webcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

The Copyright Royalty Board yesterday announced on its website the royalty rates that webcasters will pay to SoundExchange for the use of sound recordings in their digital transmissions over the Internet and to mobile devices in the period from 2016-2020. the rate paid per song, per listener) rate for nonsubscription streaming, and $.0022 The rates and terms adopted by the CRB for this statutory license can be found here. 0025 rate that they had been paying.

The MTP Interview: Blake Morgan and David Lowery on the CRB Rates

Music Technology Policy

MTP had a chance to catch up to Blake Morgan and David Lowery for an interview about the CRB rates announced yesterday. MTP: How do you feel about the CRB decision in general as far as rates go? While I’m happy the Copyright Royalty Board raised Pandora’s non-subscription royalty rate by 21%, I can’t celebrate fully. The fact that webcasting rates were cut by 25% makes this mostly a wash, and flies in the face of basic respect for music makers.

Dr. Strange-rating or: How I Learned that the Motion Picture Association of America’s Film Rating System Constitutes False Advertising

JetLawBlog

Below is the Note abstract for Dr. Strange-rating or: How I Learned that the Motion Picture Association of America’s Film Rating System Constitutes False Advertising , coming to you soon in Volume 12, No.

Kantar Media, WPP Attempt to Escape Billion Dollar Lawsuit Over Manipulated TV Ratings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The defendants in a huge lawsuit concerning rampant corruption in the TV ratings business say the case belongs in India, not New York. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

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Kantar Media, WPP Attempt to Escape Billion Dollar Lawsuit Over Manipulated TV Ratings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The defendants in a huge lawsuit concerning rampant corruption in the TV ratings business say the case belongs in India, not New York. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Business

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Will Senator Lee Challenge the Rate Court–an intellectual elite in a far away Eastern city?

Music Technology Policy

The Rate Courts Are Being Manipulated. If the government must insert itself into the songwriter’s business yet again, surely it need not do so through the current rate court system. Rate courts were intended to be a tribunal of last resort if the parties cannot reach a negotiated conclusion to a license. Indeed, that is how the rate courts operated most of the time until the Gang of Four came on the scene. The Rate Courts are Destroying Collective Licensing.

Copyright Royalty Board Reissues Decision on Internet Radio Royalties for 2011-2015 – Same Rates But New Analysis

Broadcast Law Blog

Indeed we did – the original decision setting the rates was reached in December 2010 (which we wrote about here and here ). While the new decision did not change the rates for webcasters, it did contain some new analysis that presents some interesting insights into the Judge’s thought processes that may be relevant to webcasters who will be affected by the recently started proceeding to determine rates for 2016-2020.

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Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance

Media Law

Back in April, I reported here that the site’s founders, both Harvard undergraduates, were preparing to launch a website that would rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. The post Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Has Legalist finally found its niche?

Breaking: Super Lawyers Wins Patent on Lawyer Rating System

Media Law

The lawyer-rating service Super Lawyers today won a U.S. patent on its system for rating excellence within the legal profession. The patent, which is number 8,412,564, makes Super Lawyers the first lawyer-rating service to receive this unique distinction. Super Lawyers is owned by Thomson Reuters. The abstract for the patent describes it as follows: The present invention provides for a system and method of identifying excellence within a profession.

ESPN Asks Court to Determine the Fair Rate for Licensing Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The sports network asserts BMI isn't being reasonable. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

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Report Finds That Gun Violence Much Higher In PG Rated Films Since 1985

Media Law Prof Blog

Researchers have published a study in Pediatrics suggesting that gun violence in MPAA films rated PG now exceeds that in films rated R, and has done so for some time.

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D.C. Sets New Webcasting Rates: Free Streams Up, Paid Streams Down (With an Asterisk)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Pandora and other webcasters will have to pay more for free streams, while webcasters with a paid offering (including Pandora) will get some relief. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business Billboard

The Impact of the Proposed DISCLOSE Campaign Reform Act on Broadcasters and Cable Operators - Lowest Unit Rates and Reasonable Access for Political Parties, On Line Political File, FCC Audits and More

Broadcast Law Blog

While the announced goal of the legislation is aimed at disclosure of the individuals and companies who are trying to impact the political process, the draft legislation, if adopted would have significant impact on broadcasters and cable companies , including potentially extending lowest unit rates and reasonable access to Federal political party's campaign committees (and not just the candidates themselves). 3 of the markets rates 101-150.

NEW MUSIC ROYALTY RATES

The Digital Lowdown

This week had some very important rate decisions by the Copyright Rate Board. For over a year, they have been hearing testimony about the statutory mechanical rate as well as the rate that subscription services should pay for publishing royalties. Both rate structures were announced this past week. Since 1909, there has been a set royalty rate the record companies had to pay publishers whenever a reproduction occurs (i.e., the same rate of 9.1¢.

January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters and Webcasters – Children’s Television Reports, Quarterly Issues Programs List, Webcaster Elections and Minimum Fees, the Return of Lowest Unit Rates and More!

Broadcast Law Blog

For webcasters, by the end of this month, under many of the Webcaster Settlement Act agreements, elections need to be filed with SoundExchange determining which rate structure will be claimed by the webcaster in the coming year. The upfront minimum fees which, under most royalty rate structures is $500 per channel, also needs to be submitted to SoundExchange before the end of the month. More information about Lowest Unit Rates can be found in our article here.

That "R" Rating: Wanted and Desired

Media Law Prof Blog

The Weinstein Company is getting that much desired "R" rating for its film "Blue Valentine." The MPAA Appeals Board has overturned the movie's intial NC-17 classification, ruling that its content (particularly one scene) was sexually graphic but not graphic enough

Copyright Royalty Board Begins Hearings on Webcasting Royalty Rates for 201-2020 – When Will We See a Decision?

Broadcast Law Blog

After those petitions, parties had time to engage in settlement discussions before filing “written direct cases” last October – written witness statements setting out the rates proposed by each party and the justifications for those rates (see our summary of the parties initial proposals here ). The WSA rates (and the CRB rates for 2011-2015) are summarized here.

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