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.

Online Resources For Journalism

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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 […].

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Commissioner O’Rielly Proposes to Bring Mandatory FCC EEO Recruiting Into the Modern Era by Allowing Reliance on Internet Resources

Broadcast Law Blog

In a post on the FCC’s blog , Commissioner Michael O’Rielly proposed allowing broadcasters to meet their EEO wide dissemination obligations solely through Internet sources. As we recently wrote , broadcasters need to widely disseminate information about job openings at their stations, using sources that are designed to reach all of the major groups that may exist within a station’s recruitment area.

Asked and Answered: What can I do if my co-writer bails before the script is finished?

Gordon P. Firemark

Asked & Answered Arts copyright Exclusive right Filmmaking Spec script Writers Resources WritingQ: Last year I hit it off with fellow film-maker and we decided to write a script together.

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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

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.

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

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.

U.S. Government Seeks to Keep Megaupload Money Because Kim Dotcom is a 'Fugitive'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Prosecutors argue that criminal defendants who won''t willingly give themselves up shouldn''t be allowed to use the resources of the court read more.

'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

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.

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.

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

'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

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.

The New Yorker observes obvious truth about overpopulation

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy The world’s population is about to hit a staggering seven billion people, creating still more competition for resources in an increasingly resource-depleted world. The New Yorker discusses this occasion and its brief history in an October 24, 2011 article that includes this delightful summary: For large and slow-to-reproduce mammals like humans, such [.].

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.

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.

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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.

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 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 […].

WIPO Launches Site to Simplify Access to IP Information

Media Law

The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a website designed to provide quick and easy access to international IP resources. Called WIPO Gold , the free resource provides a gateway to WIPO’s broad collection of searchable IP data and tools. Topics covered here include technology, brands, designs, statistics, WIPO standards, IP classification systems and IP laws and treaties.

Growth of Legal Blogs Remains Stagnant, ABA Tech Survey Shows

Media Law

The American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center is out with the 2015 edition of its annual Legal Technology Survey Report, and it reveals that growth in blogging among lawyers is virtually stagnant. This year, 26 percent of respondents said that their firm has a blog. That is slightly up from last year, when it […]. The post Growth of Legal Blogs Remains Stagnant, ABA Tech Survey Shows appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

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.

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 […].

Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

Media Law

Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was in search of free resources for […]. I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. The post Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Funny How that Works: @edchristman reports: Irving Azoff, Top Radio Groups Reach Temporary Licensing Agreement

Music Technology Policy

As my old law and economics professor Armen Alchien has written : A property right is the exclusive authority to determine how a resource is used…One [attribute of private property] is the exclusive right to the services of the resource. The MIC Coalition.

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota - CNN

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about 3 miles southeast of the town of Amherst, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Fastcase Remains Most Popular Legal App in ABA Tech Survey

Media Law

For the third year running, the Fastcase legal research app is the most popular legal app among lawyers, according to the 2015 edition of the annual Legal Technology Survey Report compiled by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center.

Lost In Translation

DealFatigue

So use them together as a resource and keep those emails coming so I can keep Lingua Franca timely and useful. I’ve been collecting expressions I’ve heard or used during negotiations since the start of dealfatigue; most recently updating the page, Lingua Franca last month.

Lost In Translation

DealFatigue

So use them together as a resource and keep those emails coming so I can keep Lingua Franca timely and useful. I’ve been collecting expressions I’ve heard or used during negotiations since the start of dealfatigue; most recently updating the page, Lingua Franca last month.