LexisNexis and Lex Machina Launch Silicon Valley Legal Tech Accelerator

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The post LexisNexis and Lex Machina Launch Silicon Valley Legal Tech Accelerator appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Aiming to help give legal tech startups a leg up, LexisNexis today announced the launch of a legal tech accelerator. It will be located in the Menlo Park, Calif., offices of its legal analytics unit, Lex Machina, and will be led by Lex Machina’s CEO Josh Becker. Josh Becker “The accelerator will leverage the vast […].

Silicon Valley Billionaire Has Been Funding Hulk Hogan's Gawker Lawsuits (Report)

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Peter Thiel is the investor behind the lawsuits, according to Forbes. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Hulk Hogan

WME's Ari Emanuel Calls for Hollywood, Silicon Valley to Come Together Over Piracy

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The superagent is urging Northern and Southern California players to "get in a room with all parties to figure" out the issue of content theft. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business Ari Emanuel Piracy

Silicon Valley Law Firm Ramps Up Hollywood Presence

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With a portfolio boasting the biggest names in tech -- including Google and Facebook -- Cooley LLP moves south and is looking to hire. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business

Gawker Looking Into Lawsuit Against Peter Thiel

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The bankrupt news company wants permission to investigate the Silicon Valley billionaire's motives in funding litigation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

Shut Up and Sing: Goldiblox Shows Silicon Valley’s Latest Strategy to Intimidate Songwriters

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As MTP readers will know, part of Silicon Valley’s legal strategy for over a decade has been to twist the defense of “fair use” into an unrecognizable mass that has the same end result as all of the Valley Boys attacks on copyright–artists get nothing and Googlers can buy a $15 million soundproof love palace in Manhattan. ” So it’s important that things go well for the Valley Boys with the fair use hearings before the IP subcommittee.

Silicon Valley’s Ambivalence Toward Trump Turns to Anger - The New York Times

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"SAN FRANCISCO — On Friday morning, Silicon Valley was largely ambivalent about President Trump. The directives struck at the heart of Silicon Valley’s cherished values, its fabled history and, not least, its embrace-the-world approach to customers.

Girls of Silicon Valley With Spoiler Alert

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This is a pretty funny spoof of both “Girls” and “Silicon Valley” Spoiler alert–the part at the end where the ensemble encourages you to subscribe so they can get to 10,000 subscribers and get the YouTube studios for free?

New Legal Tech Accelerator Names First Five Startup Participants

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A new Silicon Valley legal technology accelerator launched by LexisNexis today named five startups selected to be its first participants. As I wrote here in December, LexisNexis launched the accelerator to help give legal tech startups a leg up. It is based in the Menlo Park offices of Lex Machina. The five participants were chosen […]. The post New Legal Tech Accelerator Names First Five Startup Participants appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Fox's Jim Gianopulos Talks SOPA Debacle, Steve Jobs, 3D at USC Law Institute

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The studio chairman spoke about his efforts to bring together Hollywood and Silicon Valley at USC's annual gathering of entertainment lawyers. read more. Jim Gianopulos Movies THR, Esq. Prometheus 20th Century Fox Film

Coming Soon To Your City: Uber and Lyft Bring Silicon Valley Style Hardball Politics to Austin

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Neither should it come as a surprise that Uber’s $17 billion valuation tactics in Austin are becoming a model for the tech industry, a ccording to the leading Silicon Valley news site TechCrunch. Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. from Long Long Time by Guy Forsyth.

Silicon Valley “Nonprofits” are Back at the Class Action Trough

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Silicon Valley watchers will immediately look for the “cy pres” award, which is cash money paid out of the class action settlement to certain “nonprofits” approved by the court. The Facebook “Sponsored Stories” class action settlement has been finalized.

And Now, Yet Another Startup From Some of the Former QuickLegal Crew

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Now, some of the same people have launched another startup and it is already drawing interest from Silicon Valley investors. Earlier this month, I told you about a new legal startup that has many ties to another legal startup that shut down amid fraud allegations. To recap: In a series of posts here during 2016, I […]. The post And Now, Yet Another Startup From Some of the Former QuickLegal Crew appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General LawTova QuickLegal

Venture Capitalists Speak Out Against the PROTECT IP Act

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Jonathan Handel A rift widens between Hollywood and Silicon Valley on the broad legislation, and even prescription drug consumers weigh in against the bill. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business

Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown: Why Content’s Kingdom is Slipping Away

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Sleeping Through A Revolution–reclaiming the creative class

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” Taplin gives a clear eyed history of the Silicon Valley unifying ideology that rationalizes events like 350 million take down notices as a product feature of Google search and selling advertising against ISIS videos in YouTubeistan.

The Pure Unadulterated Stuff: YouTube Turns 5

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The Flaw Behind Zuckerberg’s Universal Basic Income Scam

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Now that’s a shakedown Silicon Valley Style. Mark Zuckerberg supports universal basic income. BasicIncome pic.twitter.com/Z72rMJtP82. — Basic Income Images (@BasicIncomeIMG) September 15, 2017. I’m from Facebook and I’m here to help… Royalty deadbeat Mark Zuckerberg has a new scam that goes way, way beyond “Russian” propaganda.

Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

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And while Jean-Michel didn’t call out Google or Facebook by name, the Leviathans of Silicon Valley were lurking behind every word. Jean-Michel Jarre.

Former Tesla GC Launches ZipCourt, an ‘Online Courtroom Service’

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Serving as advisors are Larry Kramer , dean of Stanford Law School, and Gary Benton , founder of Silicon Valley Arbitration Center. Can a lawyer who helped bring zip to electric cars do the same for online dispute resolution?

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

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But however much Pandora has galvanized the creative community in a united response against greedy, entitled Silicon Valley overreach, the first step in correcting this festering wrong is for the PROs to convince the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Pandora and the monied interests in Silicon Valley that have enriched themselves at the expense of songwriters and artists will be on top of this in a big way. Score one for the songwriters.

When you have them by the bucks, their hearts and minds will follow

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Do not underestimate the influence of the interlocking boards, portfolio companies, underwriters, equity funds and venture investors in Silicon Valley. In the popular cant, Silicon Valley represents some of the best in American innovation. But Silicon Valley also is filled with rich people who want to get richer.

From the Valley to the Ocean

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Silicon Valley powerhouse Cooley LLP sets up shop in Santa Monica. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business

Tim Westergren Steps Down at Pandora

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The core idea behind Pandora, then Savage Beast, was a very cool idea which I was impressed by when he demoed it for me when I worked in Silicon Valley. In a reshuffle of Pandora’s executive team, founder Tim Westergren is stepping down as Pandora’s CEO along with other senior executives. This follows a series of missteps that have gotten significant amounts of ink, including from my own pen over the years.

Enter the DC Lobbyists as Austin Gets More Fleas from Uber

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Uber’s attempt to enter the Austin market is becoming the proverbial cautionary tale for what can happen to an otherwise cool, live and let live city’s way of life when Silicon Valley’s tech bully boys descend on the town.

How Google Took Over the Justice Department Antitrust Division: Renata Hesse’s Timeline

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As MTP readers will recall, a Silicon Valley lawyer named Renata B. November 16, 2012 : Google’s former Google Deputy General Counsel for Patents & Patent Strategy from 2003-2012, Michelle Lee is announced as the Director of the new satellite Silicon Valley office of the U.S.

Dear Tech Industry, it’s not nice to sell your customers (or their kids)

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The Internet can be great for creators and their community, but Silicon Valley’s own leadership refuses to recognize and take advantage of its promise.

Amazon Showroom Operators (aka Retailers) Continue to Decline as Income Transfer Accelerates

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Remember the smugness from Silicon Valley as Tower Records and other music retailers shut down? Turns out it may not have just been the income transfer from ad supported piracy that did it.

When you have them by the bucks, their hearts and minds will follow

Music Technology Policy

Do not underestimate the influence of the interlocking boards, portfolio companies, underwriters, equity funds and venture investors in Silicon Valley. In the popular cant, Silicon Valley represents some of the best in American innovation. But Silicon Valley also is filled with rich people who want to get richer. The House is expected to introduce their version of the PROTECT IP Act in the next few weeks.

Tim Westergren’s Mask Is Slipping: Pandora’s Scorched Earth Attack on Songwriters

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Send in the Silicon Valley lawyers with the IPO checkbook to screw the songwriters whatever the cost. In yet another disastrous act of misguided desperation, Pandora announced that they purchased a radio station in Rapid City, South Dakota. That’s not South San Francisco, it’s South Dakota–1500 miles away. Why did they buy that station? To somehow try to bootstrap themselves into the most important thing in their miserable lives–paying songwriters less. (And

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Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

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Deciding which songs are right for “address unknown” NOIs requires some Silicon Valley style hocus pocus.

The Immigration/Copyright Connection

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However you feel about the pending immigration legislation, understand this: Silicon Valley firms are spreading a lot of gold around Washington to get their way. And their way is to support essentially an open border policy and open visa policy.

DOJ Engages Completely Juvenile Argument Against Copyright Office in Defense of Corrupt 100% Licensing Rule — The Trichordist — Artist Rights Watch

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It’s Silicon Valley meets The Paper Chase” but on a “House of Cards” level…. Can’t you hear the pitch for the new DOJ reality show “Decrees of Consent”? “It’s

Mastering Talent Agility: 4 Steps Every Business Must Take to Build the Workforce of the Future

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Be sure to examine not just traditional competitors, but the startups and so-called unicorns in Silicon Valley as well. Talent agility is the single most important factor that determines whether your business will succeed or get wiped out by competition in the future.

@andreworlowski: Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript — Artist Rights Watch

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After meeting Kanye West, President-elect Trump will meet Google and other Silicon Valley leaders today. We’ve imagined how the conversation might go. RUSHED TRANSCRIPT TRUMP: So. Peter tells me you’re the smartest guys in America. How do you like the furniture?

Sheryl Sandberg is shocked, shocked that there is bad behavior on Facebook

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As Google (referred to as “the Company”) expressly acknowledged in the non prosecution agreement ( which you can read here ): So–Sheryl Sandberg has a very great deal of experience going back well over a decade with big rich Silicon Valley companies profiting from debased behavior.

Daniel Kreps: Jack White, Pearl Jam, U2, Trent Reznor Sign DMCA Petition — Artist Rights Watch

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It’s actually a big deal that U2 signed the petition given their connections to Google through the Silicon Valley venture capital networks. Don’t worry, the Department of Justice will protect Google from these cranky artists, democracy is safe. via Daniel Kreps: Jack White, Pearl Jam, U2, Trent Reznor Sign DMCA Petition — Artist Rights Watch

Google’s Racketeering Challenge

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” Or whose collars are white, have Ivy League diplomas and live in Silicon Valley. Eric Schmidt confers with some confused witnesses. According to a recent civil lawsuit, a plaintiff is suing Google for violating the racketeering laws (aka “RICO”). ( Attia et al v.

Progressive Candidates Fail Artists: Zephyr Teachout (NY-19) vs Woodstock NY — The Trichordist

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“Progressive” Democratic congressional candidate for Woodstock NY Zephyr Teachout is director of an astroturf organization that takes regressive copyright positions that harm artists and favor major Silicon Valley corporations like Google.

@johntory: What About Über Don’t You Understand? — Artist Rights Watch

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This is the real purpose of Silicon Valley bullying and a good example of the “sharing economy”. Aside from what Über did to the people of Austin–Toronto Mayor John Tory seems to have gotten that message loud and clear.