Using Film Clips in Movie Reviews – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Tim wrote in with a question about his movie reviews channel on YouTube. My answer in just a sec… So here’s what Tim wrote in the comments on my YouTube channel… “A friend and I want to start a YouTube channel that reviews movies.

2016: The Year in Review – Episode 80

Gordon P. Firemark

The post 2016: The Year in Review – Episode 80 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

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Gordon P. Firemark

Tim wrote in with a question about his movie reviews channel on YouTube. My answer in just a sec… So here’s what Tim wrote in the comments on my YouTube channel… “A friend and I want to start a YouTube channel that reviews movies.

2015 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Episode 69

Gordon P. Firemark

Innocence of Muslims Ruling (and possible en banc review). The post 2015 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Episode 69 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

DiligenceEngine Aims to Streamline M&A Reviews

Media Law

Can technology streamline M&A due diligence reviews in the same way it did e-discovery reviews? Can it improve on the time-consuming and error-prone process of manually reviewing mounds of contracts in advance of a corporate acquisition? The post DiligenceEngine Aims to Streamline M&A Reviews appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

U.S. Supreme Court to Review "Disparaging" Trademarks

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a case involving the rock band, The Slants, the high court will tackle whether the government's refusal to register is facially invalid under the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

Book Review: Making the Case for Metrics in Managing Small Law Firms

Media Law

The post Book Review: Making the Case for Metrics in Managing Small Law Firms appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Ask a roomful of small-firm lawyers about KPIs, and I’d be willing to bet a good number of them would have no idea what you are talking about. Kitchen patrol in the infantry, maybe? Another group would know about KPIs, but consider them relevant only to large firms or other types of businesses. And then […].

ExhibitView’s PDF+: Revisiting My Review of this PDF Tool for Litigators

Media Law

Last July, I reviewed PDF+, a PDF tool for trial lawyers from ExhibitView Solutions, a company that has developed several products for trial preparation and presentation. The post ExhibitView’s PDF+: Revisiting My Review of this PDF Tool for Litigators appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. As I noted then, PDF+ is designed to be a more agile alternative to full-featured PDF programs such as Adobe Pro DC or Nuance Power PDF Advanced, providing just […].

AI Contract Review Platform LawGeex Raises $7M in Funding Round

Media Law

Today brings news that LawGeex, a contract review platform based on artificial intelligence, closed a $7 million Series A funding round. The post AI Contract Review Platform LawGeex Raises $7M in Funding Round appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Another day, another investment in a legal startup. Yesterday, I reported that cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory had raised over $500,000.

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!

Law Firm Sues Over Negative Online Review; Gets What It Deserves

Media Law

The post Law Firm Sues Over Negative Online Review; Gets What It Deserves appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Twenty-year-old Richmond, Tex., waitress Lan Cai was half asleep in her own bed, dressed only in her underwear, when her newly hired auto-accident lawyers from Houston’s Tuan A. Khuu & Associates came walking into her bedroom. And the relationship only went downhill from there. Cai, who’d recently been in a serious car accident, took to […].

‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word

Media Law

The post ‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Any job is made easier by having the right tools. That’s the idea behind Contract Tools, a Microsoft Word for Windows add-in designed to provide attorneys with the right tools to analyze, navigate, search, proofread and edit contracts. While it can be used with any length document, its real value is most apparent with longer documents […].

Appeals Court Reviews The Turtles' Royalties Dispute With Pandora

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Does selling a song to the public qualify as "publishing" it? read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Donald Trump Can Destroy Records Without Judicial Review, Justice Department Tells Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

judge that courts can't review compliance with preservation laws. Deleted tweets? Purges of phone records? The erasing of secretly recorded conversations? The Trump Administration tells a D.C. read more. THR, Esq. Politics Politics Tech THR Online

Experimental Law Review Note Uses Twitter As Its Research Source

Media Law

As an associate editor of the Michigan State Law Review, 3L Patrick M. To fulfill the requirement that he produce a scholarly note addressing a legal issue, he has written a paper that he researched and sourced almost entirely […] The post Experimental Law Review Note Uses Twitter As Its Research Source appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Can Twitter be a legitimate source of legal research and scholarship?

The Largest Free Collection of Law Reviews on the Web

Media Law

Launched in August 2013, Law Review Commons is the largest open-access law review portal on the web. It provides access to more than 200 law reviews containing more than 150,000 […]. The post The Largest Free Collection of Law Reviews on the Web appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I try to cover sites here soon after they launch, but every so often I miss one. In this case, I missed a big one.

A Review of CosmoLex Time and Billing (Plus Exclusive News about New Features)

Media Law

The post A Review of CosmoLex Time and Billing (Plus Exclusive News about New Features) appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Earlier this year, I included the cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform CosmoLex on my list of the Top 10 Product Announcements at ABA Techshow.

Blawg Review #295

Cyberlaw Central

Welcome to a special “Cyberlaw&# edition of the weekly carnival of legal blogging, Blawg Review ! It just wouldn’t be Blawg Review without an eclectic mix of this week’s posts. For a look back at 2010 in domain names, be sure to read Elisa Cooper’s domain name year in review post. You see, I’m hoping I haven’t borked this Blawg Review too badly. Blawg Review

Book Review: ‘Electronic Discovery for Small Cases’

Media Law

This book describes desktop and cloud platforms that can be used for collecting, processing, search, review and production of electronically stored information. Call me late to the party on this book. Electronic Discovery for Small Cases: Managing Digital Evidence and ESI , by Bruce A.

AMC's Carmike Deal: Justice Department Review Could Impact Licensing of Blockbuster Movies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

AMC chief Adam Aron tells CNBC that he'd be open to new rules on exclusivity pacts with studios. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

End of Year Brings Closing of Two Sites I’ve Previously Reviewed

Media Law

We often mark the debut of law-related websites and products here, but this post is about two sites — both previously reviewed here — that are closing down as 2014 comes to an end. The post End of Year Brings Closing of Two Sites I’ve Previously Reviewed appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Appeals Court Agrees to Review SiriusXM's Challenge Over Pre-1972 Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 2nd Circuit will take up the issue of whether New York protects the public performance of older songs — and whether that violates the U.S. Constitution. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Appeals Court Agrees to Review Sirius XM's Challenge Over Pre-1972 Music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 2nd Circuit will take up the issue of whether New York protects the public performance of older songs — and whether that violates the U.S. Constitution. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Thank you Pandora: DOJ to Review ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

Department of Justice to review the 70 year old consent decrees which haven’t been reviewed since 2001 in the case of ASCAP–a year before Napster entered bankruptcy–and 1994 for BMI, a year before the Congress recognized a performance right in sound recordings. Thankfully, the DOJ is reconsidering fundamental reform of the rate court process and has agreed to review the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees. Score one for the songwriters.

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Kim Dotcom Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The indicted leader of Megaupload wanted the high court to consider how the U.S. government had made a claim to tens of millions in his foreign assets. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online International

Review: Adobe Acrobat DC Improves On A Law Office Staple

Media Law

The post Review: Adobe Acrobat DC Improves On A Law Office Staple appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I reported here last month that Adobe had officially launched an all-new version of its Acrobat PDF software, Acrobat DC. In the weeks since, I have been able to try it out and I am impressed with what I have seen. Its usability and interface are dramatic improvements over prior versions of Acrobat. It includes new […].

New Zealand High Court Orders Urgent Review of Megaupload Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The U.S. government is fighting several procedural issues in the attempt to prosecute Kim Dotcom. One government lawyer says it might take years to complete the extradition process. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business Kim Dotcom International

Harvard Law Reviews WikiLeaks Censorship | GroundReport

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Image via Wikipedia Harvard Law Reviews WikiLeaks Censorship | GroundReport Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler is about to release a comprehensive study on the U.S. government’s own reviews have found that WikiLeaks has actually done little to nothing to compromise our national security.

Supreme Court Won't Review TV Streaming, File-Sharing Rulings

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Not under consideration: the legality of ivi's streaming or the constitutionality of a woman who was ordered to pay $222,000 for sharing 24 songs online. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

The MIC Coalition’s Revolving Door: The DOJ’s Google Lawyer Reviewing SESAC Acquisition of HFA

Music Technology Policy

The letter documents the importance of antitrust enforcement regarding the licensing of musical works and urges the Attorney General’s Office to reject calls to weaken the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees as part of their ongoing review. Remember the MIC Coalition?

U.S. Supreme Court To Review Case With Big Hollywood Implications

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The copyright of tens of thousands of works, including film and music masterpieces, in question. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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CBS, Fox: Our NFL Broadcast Deals Are Exempt from Antitrust Review

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The networks are being sued for their role in an alleged conspiracy driving up the cost of out-of-market game telecasts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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[Sponsored] Finally, an All-in-One Practice Management Tool Designed Specifically for Lawyers

Media Law

Above the Law General Sponsored Legal Practice Management Software Legal Tech practice management Product Review Small Law Firms Solo Practitioners Sponsored Content Stephanie Wilkins Technology Zola Media Zola SuiteIn the practice of law, time is money. Ask any lawyer what he or she looks for most in legal technology, and the answer will immediately be efficiency. Having everything you need in one place, without having to switch platforms, is not simply a convenience, it’s a necessity.

Anonymous Blawg Review Editor Dies

Media Law

Ed, the anonymous editor of Blawg Review, has died, according to tweets sent out over the @BlawgReview Twitter feed. Tweets posted this morning said: Dear Blawg Review Community, I am the son of Ed, writing today with a heavy heart to inform you of his passing after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. I believe […] The post Anonymous Blawg Review Editor Dies appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Will Spiderman’s bad reviews matter, or has the superhero already caught audiences in his web?

Gordon P. Firemark

Earlier this week, the New York Theatre Critics broke with long standing tradition and reviewed a show while it is still in Previews. The mostly bad reviews of “ Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark &# came out the day after one of the oft-rescheduled opening dates.

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

Review of Policy Based Academic Studies. Levine reviews some of the studies the GAO refers to the GAO “study of studies&# as well as some of the studies the GAO should have reviewed but failed to include (possibly at the direction of their shadowy “experts&# ), which should be illuminating to policy makers around the world.

Supreme Court Declines to Review Broadcast Indecency, Media Cross-Ownership

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Broadcasters win Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" dispute but won't get a further review from the high court on media-ownership restrictions.

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Website Design Implicated in Two Rulings on Enforceability of Online Terms – Highlights the Importance of Legal Review of Design Decisions

New Media and Technology Law

This past summer, we wrote about two instances in which courts refused to enforce website terms presented in browsewrap agreements. As we noted, clickthrough agreements are generally more likely to be found to be enforced.

Podcast: Supreme Court Year in Review

Media Law

Amy Howe , editor of SCOTUSblog , and Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal , ALM and Law.com review the just-concluded Supreme Court term as our guests this week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. Listen to the program at the Legal Talk Network or subscribe via iTunes. Lawyer2Lawyer

Blawg Review #213

Cyberlaw Central

Welcome to the Towel Day edition of Blawg Review! Some of you may recall that my Blawg Review #42 was also a tribute to Douglas. For prior Memorial Day editions of Blawg Review, check out #’s 8 , 59 , 110 , and 161.