2020 Year in Review

Gordon P. Firemark

Cooper (Blackbeard’s Revenge) 119 Fair Use Cases we’ve talked about in 2020 2021 UPCOMING ISSUES . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post 2020 Year in Review 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. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

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2019 Year in Review

Gordon P. Firemark

19-46. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post 2019 Year in Review 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. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at w ww.entertainmentlawupdate.com/116.

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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. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here’s what we talked about… Happy Birthday and other works into P.D. DOJ/ASCAP/BMI Consent Decree. Kirtsaeng Ruling. LED Zeppelin.

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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. OK, here goes… Movie Reviews in electronic media have a long history of using clips, stills and other material from the the films they’re reviewing. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

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Journal of Free Speech Law, New Faculty-Edited, Peer-Reviewed Journal, Seeks Submissions

Media Law Prof Blog

An announcement of a new, peer-reviewed journal: Journal of Free Speech Law We are delighted to announce the founding of the Journal of Free Speech Law, a new faculty-edited law journal.

2017 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 92

Gordon P. Firemark

YEAR IN REVIEW LIST BELOW. The post 2017 year in review – Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 92 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. YEAR IN REVIEW LIST BELOW. * The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here's what we talked about. Breaking News:?

Blawg Review #322

Cyberlaw Central

CRACK… By striking my bone gavel, I call this special Blawg Review meeting of the Skull and Bones Society to order. Before we start, kudos to Brother Gulbransen for a great job with last week’s Review. We close this Review by reminding ourselves why we honor eloquence. Blawg Review has information about next week’s host, and instructions how to get your blawg posts reviewed in upcoming issues. Blawg Review

Blawg Review Year in Review

Current Trends

Once again, the Blawg Review has generated a fantastic selection of dynamic, informative and often funny law related blog posts for 2009. You can read the summary here and be sure to scroll to the bottom for directions on voting for the Blawg Review post of the year. A special shout out to Ed and the Sherpas at Blawg Review. Tags: blawg review by Tamera H. Bennett. Posted December 30, 2009.

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

Blawg Review #256

Cyberlaw Central

Desert planet… Welcome to Blawg Review #256! So, this edition of Blawg Review is in honor of the 45th anniversary of my favorite science fiction novel. My first three Blawg Reviews ( 42 , 93 , and 144 ) bore some relation to the number. I was pleased that my Blawg Review #213 was selected as Blawg Review of the Year for 2009 , but in my humble opinion it has more to do with the outstanding fellow legal bloggers who submitted their pictures with their towels.

Important Developments (Including Supreme Court Review) in the Interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

New Media and Technology Law

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Contracts Screen Scraping CFAA criminal liability CFAA liability circuit split narrow CFAA interpretation screen scraping Supreme Court review unauthorized accessWe continue to wait to see if the Supreme Court will accept LinkedIn’s petition to overturn the Ninth Circuit’s blockbuster ruling in the hiQ Labs case.

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

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. OK, here goes… Movie Reviews in electronic media have a long history of using clips, stills and other material from the the films they’re reviewing. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

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Southern Methodist Law Review Forum Open For Responses To Law Review Articles: Engage In the Dialogue! @SMULawReview

Media Law Prof Blog

The SMU Law Review Forum is inviting responses to its latest issue, The Free Speech Symposium, or to any specific article in it, from interested readers. The editors have made submission links available here. link] [link

Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker on Kickstarter

Digital Media Law

NudeAudio is the same company that offers the delightful Move S , Move M (which I reviewed last year) and Move L speakers and the Studio 5 Lightning Dock with Bluetooth (found in hotel rooms at The W). Disclosure: The companies provided product for this review. Two new Bluetooth speakers offer a great reason to jet on over to Kickstarter. The NudeAudio Super-M ($99, campaign ending on July 15) offers great sound in a package thin enough to slip in a back jeans pocket.

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Circuit Court Denies LinkedIn’s Petition for En Banc Review of hiQ Scraping Decision

New Media and Technology Law

Thus, for now, the Ninth Circuit’s decision interpreting the scope of CFAA liability in the context of scraping public websites will stand (barring Supreme Court review). Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Internet Online Content Screen Scraping Social Media CFAA data scraping en banc review hiQ case publicly available website data social media data unauthrorized accessLast month, LinkedIn Corp.

BlackBoiler Wins Two More Patents for Its AI-Assisted Contract Review Software

Media Law

Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its AI-assisted contract review software. Listen to our interview here: Broderick says Blackboiler’s technology can result in up to 70% reduction in review time compared to in-person review. BlackBoiler , the Arlington, Va.,

Submitting Articles To Law Reviews, 2015 Edition

Media Law Prof Blog

Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit, both of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, have published Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals. This document contains information about submitting articles to law reviews and journals Here is the abstract.

LinkedIn Petitions Circuit Court for En Banc Review of hiQ Scraping Decision

New Media and Technology Law

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Internet Online Content Screen Scraping Social Media CFAA data scraping en banc review hiQ case publicly available website data social media data unauthrorized accessOn October 11, 2019, LinkedIn Corp. LinkedIn”) filed a petition for rehearing en banc of the Ninth Circuit’s blockbuster decision in hiQ Labs, Inc. LinkedIn Corp. , 17-16783 (9 th Cir. Sept. 9, 2019).

Masks Are Legal, Dummy | LegalEagle’s Real Law Review

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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

2012 in review

Entertainment Law

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report

DOJ Reportedly to Review Impact of Digital Advertising on Broadcast Merger Review

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent years, particularly in its review of combinations such as last year’s proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger, the DOJ has looked only at the marketplace for over-the-air television in assessing a transaction’s likely competitive impact, refusing to look at the competition for viewers and advertisers that now comes from online sources like YouTube, Facebook and the many other digital platforms competing in today’s media marketplace.

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Rostron and Levit on Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals

Media Law Prof Blog

Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, have published Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals. This document contains information about submitting articles to law reviews and journals Here is the abstract.

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.

DOJ Starts Review of BMI and ASCAP Consent Decrees – Exploring the Background of the Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division yesterday announced that it was starting a review of the ASCAP and BMI antitrust consent decrees that govern the United States’ two largest performing rights organizations for musical compositions (referred to as the “musical work”). That review ended with the DOJ deciding that only one issue needed attention, whether the decrees permitted “ fractional licensing ” of a song.

The Review that Counts: Brit Photographers ask for Judicial Review of “Google Review”

Music Technology Policy

According to the British Journal of Photography : A consortium of news agencies that include Associated Press, Getty Images, Reuters, British Pathé, Press Association and the Federation of Commercial and Audiovisual Libraries has threatened to launch a Judicial Review into the government’s plans to change the UK’s copyright laws.

Countdown to Comments on Next Quadrennial Review of Media Ownership Begins – Part I, Local Radio Ownership

Broadcast Law Blog

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the next Quadrennial Review of the FCC’s ownership rules was adopted in December and was published today in the Federal Register , starting the 60 day period for public comments. The FCC is looking at numerous issues, including one issue, the rules setting out the limits on the number of radio stations that one company can own in a market , that has not been reviewed in depth in recent Quadrennial Reviews.

BlackBoiler Raises $3.2M To Further Develop Its Automated Contract Review Technology

Media Law

BlackBoiler’s technology is designed to address a $35 billion global market in which companies spend $26 billion reviewing and negotiating semantically similar contracts, of which some $7 billion is verbatim work.

Call for Papers: 2019 University of Massachusetts Law Review Roundtable Symposium on Law and Media

Media Law Prof Blog

From the mailbox: The UMass Law Review has issued the following call for papers. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW REVIEW CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS Download the call in PDF here, and please share it with any interested scholarly communities.

BLAWG REVIEW #212

Current Trends

BLAWG REVIEW #212. This additional verse that makes the song the perfect country and western song, also makes it o-so perfect for Blawg Review…. Until I re-read this post I thought it was the perfect Blawg Review post. Now I realize I have written the perfect Blawg Review post. Blawg Review has information about next week’s host, and instructions on how to get your blawg posts reviewed in upcoming issues. By Tamera H. Bennett.

More Time for Comments on DOJ Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees – Now Due August 9

Broadcast Law Blog

In a very important proceeding we summarized here , the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is reviewing the antitrust consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI – the decrees that require that these performing rights organizations treat similarly situated licensees (and artists) in the same way and which allow a Court to review the reasonableness of the rates that ASCAP and BMI propose.

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 […].

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. 21 - A recent Note in the Stanford Law Review suggests that legal ethics should prohibit a lawyer representing a party in the Supreme Court from publishing blog posts while the case is under consideration.

SMU Law Review's Free Speech Symposium: The 100th Anniversary of Schenck and Abrams @SMULawReview @SMULawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

The Southern Methodist University Law Review has published scholarship from its recent Free Speech Symposium in its current issue. Read the articles online here. A great line-up of authors! Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., The Lessons of 1919 Dale Carpenter, Born

French Blogger Fined For Negative Review

Media Law Prof Blog

A French judge has ordered a food blogger to pay damages of 2500 Euros for a negative review she posted about a restaurant, Il Giardino, in the trendy resort town of Cap-Ferret, after the restaurant owners sued saying the review

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!

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. Historically, when shows have opened to bad reviews, they’ve frequently closed quickly, especially where advance ticket sales have suffered as a result.

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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.

Appeals Court Reviews Lawsuit Claiming 'The Purge' Was Stolen

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Douglas Jordan-Benel scored a victory for those alleging idea theft, but can Universal reverse it? read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Wall Street Reaction to Pandora’s Chances With DOJ Review

Music Technology Policy

Here’s the best the insider could come up with in reaction to the Department of Justice announcement that it is reviewing the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees (from the LA Times ): “Any review of the consent decrees must take into account the careful balance of how to best serve songwriters while also fostering competition and innovation to the benefit of consumers,” said Dave Grimaldi, Pandora’s director of public affairs, in a statement.

Lawyer Examines Impeachment Defenses (Real Law Review)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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

DOJ Reportedly to Review Impact of Digital Advertising on Broadcast Merger Review

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent years, particularly in its review of combinations such as last year’s proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger, the DOJ has looked only at the marketplace for over-the-air television in assessing a transaction’s likely competitive impact, refusing to look at the competition for viewers and advertisers that now comes from online sources like YouTube, Facebook and the many other digital platforms competing in today’s media marketplace.

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