Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Model Release

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer questions about Model Release. That’s why we lawyers recommend using a model release whenever possible. I’ve got a free sample model release you can download and use when you take photos to use on your blog or whatever. The post Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Model Release originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

Location Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

George writes in with a question about location releases and permissions. The post Location Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link] George writes in with a question about location releases and permissions. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

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Interview Releases – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Do they have to sign a release form? Lots of folks get leery when presented with a release form to sign… So, if you’re recording the interview (again, in most states you need consent to do that), you should record the person saying “yes” in answer to your request. So, just avoid any doubt about things… get a release. For a free downloadable version of that oral release I just did, head over to [link]. Do they have to sign a release form?

As Onit Releases InvoiceAI To General Availability, It Promises ‘It’s Not Here to Take Over the World’

LawSites

” With the release of InvoiceAI, Onit also released a clever promotional video that seems to take a subtle jab at legal professionals’ ambivalence towards AI.

@SenThomTillis Releases Discussion Draft of DMCA Revisions

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers will recall that Senator Thom Tillis has hosted many hearing on how to fix the DMCA’s broken notice and takedown process.

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LexisNexis Releases Unique ‘Crowdsourced’ Resource for Commercial Leases

Media Law

LexisNexis today launched a unique “crowdsourced” solution to a problem faced by lawyers who negotiate commercial leases, which is the lack of data on market standards and trends to aid them in lease negotiations.

Webcasting Royalties Going Up – Copyright Royalty Board Releases Rates and Terms for 2021-2025

Broadcast Law Blog

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) on Friday released the rates and terms for webcasting royalties for 2021-2025 , and the rates are going up. As we wrote here and here , this decision was supposed to be released in December, but was delayed by the pandemic.

Should you use a release with your podcast guests? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Should you use a release form with your podcast guests? The post Should you use a release with your podcast guests? AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level. And if you’ve got a question you’d like answered here, just head on over to [link]. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

CloudNine Releases Major Updates To Its Concordance E-Discovery Platform

Media Law

Calling it the most substantial update in five years to the Concordance e-discovery review platform, CloudNine today released a new version 10.24 Additionally, this release enables color productions, production preview and supporting transparent and opaque redactions.

When do I need a release from a person in the background of my shot?

Gordon P. Firemark

Do I need a release or contract with every person who appears in the background of my shot? Do you need to get each person who does so to sign some kind of release? getting releases from every single person who could possibly be seen in frame, or not bothering at all… and well, neither of those approaches is smart. If so… if the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you probably do need to get a release or waiver.

EU Releases “A European Strategy for Data”

New Media and Technology Law

On February 19, 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) released its 35-page document entitled “ A European strategy for data ,” becoming just the latest of many developments in that area.

Asked and Answered:Appearance Releases. Why you might not need one, and why you should get it anyway.

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked & Answered video, I answer a question about whether we need appearance releases when shooting documentaries or more commercially oriented stuff. Jamie is a documentary filmmaker who called to ask me about the need for appearance releases. But when I advise filmmakers, whether they’re shooting documentaries or more commercially oriented stuff, that they should always get an appearance release signed by people who appear in the piece.

Group of Democratic Senators Release Latest CDA Reform Bill

New Media and Technology Law

With the change in administrations in Washington, there has been a drive to enact or amend legislation in a variety of areas.

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Suffolk’s LIT Lab Releases Eviction Moratorium Tool to Help Tenants Exercise their Rights

Media Law

Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab today released a free tool that helps tenants exercise their rights under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s recent eviction moratorium order.

TheFormTool Releases Doxserá 2.0 Today

Media Law

Document assembly and automation company TheFormTool today released version 2.0 The post TheFormTool Releases Doxserá 2.0 of its document-assembly software Doxserá. First launched in January, Doxserá is a Microsoft Word plug-in that simplifies the creation of multiple or repetitive documents, such as when preparing a company formation or bankruptcy filing. Today’s upgrade adds the ability for documents to “create themselves” by intelligently […].

New Release of CloudNine Review Platform Enhances Self-Service Productions and Speeds Imaging

Media Law

The e-discovery company CloudNine has released updates to its cloud-based review and productions platform CloudNine Review that includes what the company is describing as the next generation in self-service productions. Highlights of today’s release include: Self-service production.

After Acquiring HighQ Last Year, Thomson Reuters Releases ‘Significant’ Upgrades

Media Law

The release also adds AI-driven contract analysis, new mobile applications, and more.

Press Release: @SoundExchange Releases 2020 Report Confirming the Company Distributed Nearly $1 Billion in Performance Royalties in Pandemic Year

Music Technology Policy

June 22, 2021. WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2021—SoundExchange today announced it distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020–a $39 million increase from 2019, marking a 4% growth year-over-year with an operating administrative rate of 5.3%. SoundExchange marks a new milestone, distributing nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the company’s establishment in 2003.

AI CLM Company LinkSquares Raises $40M, Says It Will Soon Release First-of-its-Kind Product

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LinkSquares , a Boston-based, AI-powered contract lifecycle management and analysis company founded in 2015, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total raise to date to $54.4 million.

Newly-released recording lands Giuliani in major trouble

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

New Orion Release Adds Ethical Walls, BillBlast Integration, W-9 Management, E-Payment Updates and More

Media Law

release includes hundreds of enhancements across its platform, which is a full-featured financial management, firm management and practice management system designed for mid-sized law firms. Today’s release updates Orion ePay for better performance.

Press Release: @RepTedDeutch and @RepDarrellIssa to Host Press Event to Introduce American Music Fairness Act #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: Our great allies Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa are introducing a law to guarantee the key object of the #IRespectMusic campaign–artist pay for radio play!].

Wolters Kluwer Releases Comprehensive Free Resource for Navigating Federal and State COVID-19 Laws

Media Law

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Bill Cosby officially released from Pennsylvania prison after overturned assault conviction

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Bill Cosby officially released from Pennsylvania prison after overturned assault conviction

Bill Cosby’s release after overturned conviction called ‘gut punch’ by accuser

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Bill Cosby’s release after overturned conviction called ‘gut punch’ by accuser

Is Pandora Managing By Press Release?

Music Technology Policy

It’s the press release syndrome. I don’t know that this “management by walking around press releases” is happening at Pandora, but would you be shocked if it were If you recall the Dot Bomb Bubble, you’ll remember what sometimes happens to newly-public companies.

CROWD RELEASE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

It is often not practicable to get every member of the crowd to sign a release. Alternatively, a release might be presented to persons when they purchase a ticket to an event and printed on the ticket as well. If you are using a posted crowd release, it is good practice to take a photo of all the entrances with the sign clearly posted in public view. The second edition of this book was released in 1998.

Press Release: House of Commons, Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee: New Report: Economics of music streaming

Music Technology Policy

Further evidence to support a referral to the CMA comes from ongoing concerns about the majors’ position in direct licensing negotiations with streaming services which allows them to benefit at the expense of independent labels and self-releasing artists, particularly regarding playlisting.

Clio Releases Full-Featured iPhone App

Media Law

I’ve had a few days to try out a beta version, and I have to say that Clio’s iPhone app is the most highly functional and highly intuitive practice-management app I’ve seen. […] The post Clio Releases Full-Featured iPhone App appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I am at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago today, where Clio, the cloud-based practice-management platform, is announcing the launch of its all-new app for iPhones and iPads.

Census Redistricting Data Release: What to Know - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Let the Gerrymandering (and the Legal Battles) Begin By NICK CORASANITI "The Census Bureau will release data on Thursday, kicking off a huge fight over political redistricting, with control of Congress potentially hanging in the balance.

Asked and Answered: Idea Theft and Submission Releases/Waivers.

Gordon P. Firemark

Related posts: Asked & Answered: Does a submission release affect my copyright? Asked and Answered: Do I need a release to tell a true story about a person? Q: Can a writer give a waiver not to sue to a producer to steal their property, since theft is a crime and would be prosecuted in the criminal courts? Is their any civil remedy to the writer for theft? A: Yes, a writer CAN sign a waiver promising not to sue a producer who misappropriates [.].

Erlinder Released

Media Law Prof Blog

The AP reports that a Rwandan court has granted bail to C. Peter Erlinder, the William Mitchell law professor arrested last month on charges of promoting genocide. He is apparently free to leave Rwanda but must let the court know

CROWD RELEASE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

It is often not practicable to get every member of the crowd to sign a release. Alternatively, a release might be presented to persons when they purchase a ticket to an event and printed on the ticket as well. If you are using a posted crowd release, it is good practice to take a photo of all the entrances with the sign clearly posted in public view. The second edition of this book was released in 1998.

BYU Law’s LawX Lab Releases First Project — Online Tool To Address Debt Collection Defaults

Media Law

The post BYU Law’s LawX Lab Releases First Project — Online Tool To Address Debt Collection Defaults appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Click to view slideshow. Last June, I reported on the plan by BYU Law School to launch LawX, a legal design lab in which second- and third-year law students would take on the ambitious goal of solving one access-to-justice challenge in a semester.

The Perfect Podcast for Mueller-Report Release Day: ‘Talking Feds’

Media Law

With the report due out today of the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III into Russian election interference, there is one podcast I will be watching for its next episode to come out. Called Talking Feds , the weekly podcast is a roundtable discussion among well-known former federal prosecutors who discuss and analyze high-profile criminal cases in the news — most often the juggernaut that is the Mueller probe. Host Harry Litman.

Smokeball Releases AutoTime to Automatically Track and Record Work #ABATECHSHOW

Media Law

The practice management platform Smokeball released AutoTime, a feature that the company says will revolutionize how small law firms record their time and that will allow them to gain a better understanding of their profitability on a per-matter basis. The post Smokeball Releases AutoTime to Automatically Track and Record Work #ABATECHSHOW appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.

MaxVal Releases Major Update to its IP Management Platform with New Analytics and Reporting #Legalweek20

Media Law

With Legalweek starting tomorrow, MaxVal , a Silicon Valley-based intellectual property software company, is today announcing the release of a major update of its IP management system.

SAG No News Press Release

Digital Media Law

SAG's out with a press release confirming what was first reported about 10 hours ago. The press release also gives short bios of the two new highly-qualified people stepping in to right the ship, David White as interim NED and John McGuire as Chief Negotiator. though in fairness, they've had a rough day over there in the SAG Communications department.

Bill Cosby's Attorney Vows to Investigate Deposition Release

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Was The New York Times accurate in reporting that Cosby's deposition was never sealed? read more. THR, Esq. Culture Television Culture THR Online

Lawline Releases Mobile App for CLE On the Go

Media Law

Now, Lawline has released a new mobile app, allowing lawyers to complete their CLE anywhere via an iPhone. The post Lawline Releases Mobile App for CLE On the Go appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last May, this blog covered the major redesign of its website by the CLE provider Lawline. The app enables Lawline members to download any of their audio courses to an iPhone so they can listen to courses […].

Wilson Sonsini’s Tech Subsidiary, SixFifty, Releases First Product, For Calif. Privacy Compliance

Media Law

Today, it is releasing its first product: SixFifty Privacy , a suite of tools to help businesses comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set to take effect on Jan. Under Parker’s mentorship, the LawX lab last year released SoloSuit , an online tool to help those who cannot afford legal services respond to debt collection lawsuits.

Iranians Release Famed Director

Media Law Prof Blog

The BBC reports that the Iranian government has released director Jafar Panahi ("The White Meadows," "Border Cafe") on bail. He had been detained after he expressed support for anti-government politicians in last year's elections

Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365

Media Law

This blog reported in February on the limited public preview release of ADG, which Microsoft first announced it would develop last […]. The post Microsoft Releases Advanced Data Governance Within Office 365 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.