Opening Statements Could Lead to "Stairway to Heaven" Mistrial

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There's a dispute over whether a video played was properly submitted as evidence. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Harvard’s Statement on Ravel Law’s Acquisition By LexisNexis Confirms Continued Public Access to Cases

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The post Harvard’s Statement on Ravel Law’s Acquisition By LexisNexis Confirms Continued Public Access to Cases appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. As I reported yesterday, LexisNexis has acquired legal-research start-up Ravel Law. One of Ravel’s most significant projects over the past two years has been its collaboration with Harvard Law School to digitize Harvard’s entire collection of U.S.

Hulk Hogan, Gawker Make Opening Statements in Sex Tape Trial

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A Florida jury gets to decide whether a Gawker post crossed the line between free speech and an unfair privacy intrusion. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Tech Business THR Online Hulk Hogan

A Statement From The Hollywood Reporter

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (THR staff) read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Fox News Battles Lindsay Lohan in Court Over Statement Her Mom Is An "Enabler"

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Lohan worries that Fox News audiences got the overall impression she "might become the next celebrity to join the obituary list." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Standard of Review in Defamation and False Statements Cases

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Tung Yin, Lewis & Clark Law School, has published Independent Appellate Review of Knowledge of Falsity in Defamation and False Statements Cases, at 15 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law 330 (2011). Here is the abstract. Although we are used to

Daily Kos: Was Police Report changed to fit Zimmerman's statement?

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Daily Kos: Was Police Report changed to fit Zimmerman's statement

Does Jared Kushner’s statement offer clarity? | MSNBC

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Does Jared Kushner’s statement offer clarity? MSNBC

Drake Beats Lawsuit Over Sampling With Winning "Fair Use" Argument

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A federal judge decides the hip-hop artist transformed a statement about the primacy of jazz over all other forms of popular music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Time Warner Beats Lawsuit Claiming a Pattern of Racial Discrimination at CNN

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A putative class action is dismissed by a judge who sees "conclusory assertions, rank speculation, confusing statements, and generalized allegations."

'Home Improvement' Profits Lawsuit Against Disney Revived by Appeals Court

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The 1990s TV show starring Tim Allen made more than a billion dollars, and now producers will get a chance to fight over Disney's conduct related to participation statements.

Statements of FCC Commissioners Regarding Expansion of the Spectrum

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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's statement regarding the expansion of the spectrum through incentive auctions. Commissioner Clyburn's statement. Commissioner Pai's statement. Commissioner O'Rielly's statement. Statement of the FCC regarding decision to promote competition

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Donald Trump Jr.’s stunningly incriminating statement to the New York Times - The Washington Post

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Smoking gun number 2 analysis "In a statement on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. s statement is an attempt to minimize the value of what the lawyer actually told him.

FCC Commissioner Statements On Lifting of "Blackout" Rule

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Statement of FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Statement of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Statement of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworczel Statement of Commissioner Ajit Pai Statement of Commissioner Michael O''Rielly

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FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement on Native Advertising in New Media

New Media and Technology Law

Following up on its findings, in December 2015, the agency released its Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements , which lays out the general principles the Commission considers in determining whether any particular ad format is deceptive and violates the FTC Act. According to the Policy Statement, under FTC principles, advertisers cannot use “deceptive door openers” to induce consumers to view advertising content.

Why Songwriters Can’t Audit Under the Statutory Mechanical Royalty License, or Shall We Rely on the Kindness of Strangers?

Music Technology Policy

The statutory license comes with regulations that require a monthly statement of account be sent to the songwriter (technically, the copyright owner) that is certified by the retailer. This means that an officer of the company has to swear that the statement is correct: Oath and signature. Each Monthly Statement of Account shall include the handwritten signature of the compulsory licensee. I’m not aware of any digital retailer that has provided these monthly statements.

NAACP | NAACP STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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"Baltimore, MD – NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement regarding the results of the 2016 presidential election: “Even as we extend our congratulations to President-Elect Donald J. NAACP | NAACP STATEMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Website Marketing Statements: The Achilles’Heel to CDA Protection?

New Media and Technology Law

July 24, 2014), the plaintiff brought state law claims for unfair competition and false advertising alleging that Yelp engaged in false advertising based upon marketing statements stating that user reviews passed through a filter that gave consumers “the most trusted reviews” and only “suppresse[d] a small portion of reviews.”. Online Commerce Online Content CDA immunity CDA Section 230 consumer review websites marketing statements

Sony Music Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Rdio Executives Over Pandora Deal

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The major label claims that Rdio executives induced content licensing extensions with misrepresentations, false statements and concealment of an impending bankruptcy.

Blogger Retracts "Escort" Statements About Melania Trump, Settles Suit

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Variety reports that Melania Trump has come to a settlement with Maryland blogger Webster Tarpley who alleged that she had worked as an escort. Mr. Tarpley acknowledged that his writing was defamatory, according to the Variety article, saying that "I

Colorado Newspaper Mulls Defamation Lawsuit Against State Legislator Over "Fake News" Twitter Statement @Samantha Barbas @DailySentinelGJ

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Via @Samantha Barbas The Washington Post reports that the (Grand Junction, Colorado) GJ Sentinel is ready to take Colorado State Senator Ray Scott to court over his statement that it prints "fake news."

FCC Chair's Statement On the Release of the Final Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Rules

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From FCC Chair Julius Genachowski on the Release of the Final Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Rules (unofficial annoucement of agency action) “Releasing the Final Plan for Retrospective Reform is a result of the hard work of our staff

A Tribe Called Quest showed the Grammys how political statements are done (VIDEO).

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A Tribe Called Quest showed the Grammys how political statements are done (VIDEO).

Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos reads her statement

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Releases Statement On Broadband Deployment

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has released a statement concerning deployment of broadband throughout the U.S. It begins: The American government needs to embrace the IP transition. Consumers and private enterprise already have done so, recognizing that next-generation technologies such as

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Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against Disney for Replacing U.S. Workers With Immigrants

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According to an order to dismiss, plaintiffs have not plausibly made the case of false statements submitted to the Labor Department. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Netflix Moves to Kill Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit

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The streaming giant asserts that Relativity can't sue over statements made in connection with the Ryan Kavanaugh studio's bankruptcy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Paramount Says 'Star Trek' Fan Film Lawsuit Lives On

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In the lawsuit over "Axanar," the studio acknowleges statements about a settlement, but tell a judge that claims remain pending. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer - The Washington Post

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Does Comey's statement give grounds to impeach Trump? The experts' view. Legal experts say written testimony presents evidence of obstruction of justice, but there are mixed opinions on whether it would be enough for impeachment | US news | The Guardian

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Does Comey's statement give grounds to impeach Trump? The experts' view | US news | The Guardian

Bill Cosby's Legal Win Points to Rupture in Judicial Reading of Defamation Law

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Two entirely different conclusions about the same exact statement. Two judges. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Business THR Online

Procuring Leaked 'Apprentice' Footage Raises Tricky Legal Questions for Media Outlets

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With pressure mounting on Mark Burnett, the 'Apprentice' producer released a statement Monday afternoon. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online Donald Trump Mark Burnett Mark Burnett Productions Apprentice

Arts+Labs Coalition Statement on Introduction of Stop Online Piracy Act

Music Technology Policy

Arts+Labs released this statement on rogue sites legislation: The introduction in the House of Representatives of legislation to combat the theft of U.S. An example of optimistic cooperation between technology companies and creators, Arts+Labs is a coalition comprised of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, AT&T, Broadcast Music, Inc., Cisco, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Songwriters Guild of America, Verizon and Viacom.

Is a Broadcast Television Network Liable When it Broadcasts an Alleged False Story about Someone Without Verifying the Validity of the Statements?

Film and Television Law Blog

Kelley posted similar statements on different websites and ABC made the show continuously available to the public online at the network. Williams also claimed that he did not offer a statement to ABC because he did not have enough time to consult with his attorney before the show aired.

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Pennsylvania D.A. Candidate Says He'd Open Bill Cosby Perjury Investigation

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According to a former prosecutor, unsealed records means that discovery of untruthful statements only begins now. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

ACLU Statement on President's Guantánamo Comments

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We couldn''t agree more with President Obama''s statement that the ''idea that we would still maintain forever a group of individuals who have not been tried – that is contrary to who we are, it is contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop.''" ACLU Statement on President''s Guantánamo Comments NEW YORK – At a press briefing today, President Obama restated his belief that the prison at Guantánamo should be closed. Anthony D.

Appeals Court Upholds Verdict Against Vivendi for Misleading Shareholders

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The case began in 2003 and dealt with statements about the conglomerate's liquidity after a $77 billion buying spree. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

FCC Chair Wheeler's Statement on Oversight of the Commission, Delivered to House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

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Link to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's statement on Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission, delivered to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S.

PayPal Statement on New York Times Investigation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Statement on New York Times Investigation PayPal describes how it was pressures by the U.S. government Department of State to withhold payments to the New York Times as a result of it publishing articles supplied by Wikileaks. This governmental action is in direct violation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Pentagon Papers case. John H. Armwood

FCC Chair's Statement On Broadband Consumers and Internet Congestion

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From the FCC news release: “For some time now we have been talking about protecting Internet consumers. At the heart of this is whether Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that provide connectivity in the final mile to the home can advantage