Public Resource Loses Copyright Fight to Publish Georgia Code

Media Law

A federal judge in Georgia has ordered Public Resource to remove Georgia’s official statutes from its website, finding that the state of Georgia holds a valid copyright in them and that Public Resource’s publication was not fair use. This is the second loss this year for Public Resource in its efforts to make primary legal […]. The post Public Resource Loses Copyright Fight to Publish Georgia Code appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Cyberspace Resources and International Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Duncan B. Hollis, Temple University School of Law, has published Stewardship versus Sovereignty? International Law and the Apportionment of Cyberspace in Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Cyberdialogue 2012: What is Stewardship in Cyberspace? Here is the abstract. The 2012

Online Resources For Journalism

Media Law Prof Blog

A nice page of online resources for journalism, from the University Libraries, University of Arizona

Entertainment Law Resources Blog: Copyright Registration Checklist Scripts or compl.

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Entertainment Law Resources Blog: Copyright Registration Checklist Scripts or compl. : "You can now register your scripts and films over the internet with the electronic copyright office, the ECO system.

Universal Wants MGM's James Bond Lawsuit Rejected As 'Patent Waste of Resources'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Aaron Berg spy drama script, "Section 6," is the target of a major studio fight. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Judge Halts Aretha Franklin Doc Release But Negotiations Continue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The injunction is not intended to kill the documentary, but to save time, money and court resources while Franklin and 'Amazing Grace' producer Alan Elliot come to terms on a deal.

ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators

Media Law

The ad was for Smart Litigator, a product launched in 2010 by ALM as a multi-faceted resource for litigators. The post ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Among my dubious claims to fame was having had my over-sized visage plastered on a full-page ad that ran in the New York Law Journal in 2011. The reason I was in the ad was that I […].

Three More Resources Relating to Judge Profiling

Media Law

The post Three More Resources Relating to Judge Profiling appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. In a post yesterday, In Litigation and Legal Research, Judge Analytics is the New Black, I wrote about three websites that provide data and analytics about judges. Thanks to sharp-eyed readers, I have learned of three other sites with similar missions. Two of the sites were just this week awarded start-up funding through the Knight News […].

Bloomberg Law Adds New Labor and Employment Tools and Analytics

Media Law

This week, it is announcing expansion of its labor and employment resources and content. The new resources — all of which are available within Bloomberg Law’s Labor […]. The folks at Bloomberg Law are keeping busy. Last week, I wrote about the legal research platform’s rollout of a major redesign of its user interface and search experience.

Bill Cosby Tells Judge That Insurer Is Threatening His Defense Against Accusers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The entertainer's lawyers say an AIG lawsuit "drains his resources" and will "bolster" the women who claim being his victims. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Bill Cosby

'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Sheridan's Lawyer Presses ABC Conspiracy Theory

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Alex Ben Block Former "Housewives" writer Jeff Greenstein and former head of human resources at Touchstone studio Lynn Volk testified Friday. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Nicollette Sheridan Desperate Housewives Trial

A Smart Resource for Smart Litigators

Media Law

Legal media company ALM has rather quietly launched a new Web resource for litigators, Smart Litigator. All of it falls under one of three umbrella categories: Research, Draft & Prepare and Additional Resources. Under Additional Resources, you will find: News.

Entertainment Law Resources Blog: Copyright Registration Checklist Scripts or compl.

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Entertainment Law Resources Blog: Copyright Registration Checklist Scripts or compl. : "You can now register your scripts and films over the internet with the electronic copyright office, the ECO system.

Matthew Bender Seeks to Become Amicus in Georgia Copyright Suit Against Public Resource

Media Law

The post Matthew Bender Seeks to Become Amicus in Georgia Copyright Suit Against Public Resource appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. There was a flurry of activity this week in the copyright lawsuit by the state of Georgia against Public.Resource.Org over publication of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Both the plaintiff, the state of Georgia’s Code Revision Commission, and Public.Resource.Org filed motions for summary judgment.

States May Pool Resources to Investigate Google’s Data Collection

JetLawBlog

A number of other states are also concerned, and both states that participated in the call and those that did not are discussing whether to pool their resources for an investigation.

Cloud Ethics Opinions: A Full List (Maybe)

Media Law

The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center has a useful collection of cloud ethics opinions from around the U.S. For anyone researching the topic, however, you should note that the list is incomplete.

Fewer Lawyers Have Blogs, ABA Survey Suggests

Media Law

The number of lawyers with legal blogs is dwindling, according to the latest Legal Technology Survey Report from the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center.

Has Lawyer Blogging Plateaued? ABA Tech Survey Suggests So

Media Law

The number of law firms with blogs has plateaued, neither growing nor dropping for four years straight, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report recently published by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center.

Fewer Than Four Out of 10 Lawyers Use the Cloud, Says New ABA Tech Survey

Media Law

Just 38 percent of lawyers use cloud computing for law-related tasks, according to the just-released 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. That is only slightly more lawyers using the cloud than in the three prior years, when the percentage stayed at about 31 percent. Fifty-three percent of lawyers […].

'300' Producer Ordered to Pay $14 Million to Italian Film Mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Matthew Belloni A judge rules that Gianna Nunnari usurped company resources to benefit his own producing career. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Great resource for IP fans

Music Technology Policy

We're very fortunate to have Professor Doug Lichtman at the UCLA School of Law, and you can experience just how lucky lucky is at Professor Lichtman's podcast site [link]. I highly commend the podcasts to anyone who is serious about intellectual property. Professor Lichtman has a great sense of humor--you can always tell when someone has mastered a subject as they can inject wit into the material. In the words of Gust Avrakotos, there's no reason why this can't be fun

What the ABA Tech Survey Reveals About E-Discovery Trends

Media Law

I’ve published a couple of posts so far on the recently released Legal Technology Survey Report from the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center — one post about cloud computing and another about mobile apps and devices. Now I’ve gone through the survey to find what it reveals about trends in e-discovery. I’ve published that post […]. The post What the ABA Tech Survey Reveals About E-Discovery Trends appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Lawsuit: Film School Misrepresents Hollywood Connections, Underserves Educational Needs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A former student of the New York Film Academy alleges the school knows that it couldn''t provide him the resources needed to graduate read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Business

DOJ Criminal Resource Manual: Bedside reading for YouTube Fans

Music Technology Policy

We will get into this in more detail, but YouTube fans may enjoy reading the handy Criminal Resource Manual published by the United States Departement of Justice (of Google Books fame, among other things). In particular, Chapter 1847 "Criminal Copyright Infringement":"There are four essential elements to a charge of criminal copyright infringement. In order to sustain a conviction under section

Learn the secrets to successful crowdfunding!

Gordon P. Firemark

Marshall the needed resources. If you've got a project you're thinking about crowdfunding, you're in luck. Crowdfunding works… if you know how to do it right.

How Technology is Helping Deliver Legal Services to the Poor

Media Law

It is estimated that all the programs and resources devoted to ensuring access to justice address only 20 percent of the civil legal needs of low-income people in the United States.

Does an indemnification clause really protect you?

Gordon P. Firemark

How will the indemnitor come up with the resources needed to resolve the case? In this scenario, the indemnification clause is basically worthless because it’s not backed with any real resources. Require a guarantee from a person or company that has the necessary resources.

Bloomberg BNA Unveils Online Bankruptcy Treatise with Real-time Updates

Media Law

Now you can add to the list Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise, launched today by Bloomberg BNA as an online-only resource. Think “bankruptcy treatise” and the first name that comes to mind is probably either Collier on Bankruptcy from LexisNexis or Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice from Thomson Reuters. Besides the ambitious scope of its content, the […].

Italian film mogul wins $14M tentative decision in battle with '300' producer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni Italian film producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori has won a tentative award of almost $14 million from a former executive at his company who was accused of usurping resources to benefit his own producing career. Here's the full.

News From the Courts: Oral Argument Recordings, Historical Archives and New Websites

Media Law

There has been a flurry of recent activity related to court information on the web, with the launches of two resources for oral argument recordings, two historical archives of court documents, and two court websites, including one designed specifically for self-help litigants. […]. A portion of a 1734 court record from Rhode Island’s new digital archive.

Is Copyright Registration Required Before Licensing – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

If you still can’t find who owns the piece, you can try searching Google, YouTube, SoundCloud, and any other online resources, but the results aren’t going to be quite as reliable. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

LawSauce App Helps You Locate Legal Materials Worldwide

Media Law

Two experts in legal research have developed an app for iOS and Android devices that they describe as like an international GPS for lawyers, helping you quickly locate the right web resource for a variety of legal research tasks. After trying it out over several days, I am impressed by how much it covers. The post LawSauce App Helps You Locate Legal Materials Worldwide appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General apps

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Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Do I Need a Release from My Podcast Guest

Gordon P. Firemark

Stick around and I’ll explain… And at the end of this video, I’m going to provide you access to a great free resource you can use to deal with just this situation. Now… At the beginning of this video, I promised you a free resource… And here it is.

‘Justice Index’ Scores States on Access to Justice

Media Law

A new website, The Justice Index, provides a state-by-state scorecard of resources and initiatives designed to ensure that everyone has equal access to the legal system. How does your state rate in supporting access to justice for those who face economic, language or physical barriers? The site was built by the National Center for Access […] The post ‘Justice Index’ Scores States on Access to Justice appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

The Real Recipe for Building a Culture of Learning

Pathgather

In my experience working closely with top L&D departments from around the country and across industries, I’ve observed three key drivers of this culture - true, honest buy-in at all levels of the organization, the right resources, and the ability to share your expertise.

Users' Rights In Copyright Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Copyright law allocates entitlements in intangible cultural resources Guy Pessach, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law & Yale University Law School, Affiliate Fellow, Information Society Project, has published Reverse Exclusion In Copyright Law--Reconfiguring Users' Rights. Here is the abstract.

Friday Round-Up: Catching Up on the Week’s News

Media Law

Catching up on some of the week’s news in legal technology and information: Banking law resource. On Wednesday, Bloomberg BNA announced the launch of Bloomberg Law: Banking, an all-in-one resource on legal and regulatory issues that integrates banking news, analysis, primary and secondary sources and practical tools.

Website Offers Legal Help for Military and Veterans

Media Law

It features a “Self Help” section where users can browse a library of legal resources related to common types of legal problems. and more quickly zero in on applicable information and resources.

How will US respond to kids at the border? As President Obama meets with Central American leaders, some see the children seeking safety at the U.S. border as a drain on resources. Cristina Jimenez, Yolanda Pierce and Sonia Nazario join to discuss.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Actor Liability for Content – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

So Gary wrote in with an interesting question, here’s what he says: Recently found your YouTube channel and it’s such a great resource. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. Can an actor or voice artist be liable for performing scenes or quotes from existing plays, movies and TV shows?

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