EU Releases “A European Strategy for Data”

New Media and Technology Law

On February 19, 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) released its 35-page document entitled “ A European strategy for data ,” becoming just the latest of many developments in that area. The strategy document lays out a number of concerns, problems and obstacles to achieving its vision. Generally speaking, the Commission’s data strategy includes a number of elements: A cross-sectoral governance framework for data access and use.

Disney's Non-Strategy Strategy to Combat Unauthorized Disneyland Horror Movie

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Sundance breakout "Escape From Tomorrow," which depicts Disney princesses as prostitutes and was filmed without permission inside Disney''s parks, fails to provoke a legal response from a studio unwilling to dole out free press. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Business

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How to get the best deal possible: Negotiation strategies I learned from my 5 five-year-old.

Gordon P. Firemark

How to get the best deal possible: Negotiation strategies I learned from my 5 five-year-old. Kindergartens must have upped their game. It seems they're teaching negotiating skills. At least, that's what you'd conclude from talking to my five-year-old. He has an uncanny knack for getting what he wants. Here are a few tips I've picked up from observing my kids in the wild. I think they apply equally well to the art of negotiating deals in show business. Ask for what you want.

Learning & Development Strategies Are Turning Social

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While many pundits contend that Learning Management Systems are dying, we believe the LMS is simply maturing the same way as other business technology. Just as Applicant Tracking Systems are an important component of HR’s tech stack, the LMS remains a foundational piece of a company’s learning environment. However, it’s no longer the complete solution. A true learning culture, meaning one that goes beyond learning only what regulations require employees to know.

Pandora’s 2013 Strategy: Change for Congress

Music Technology Policy

So much for “Change Congress”–it’s now become “Change for Congress” The Internet Radio Fairness Coalition lead by Pandora has revealed that no only will the Internet Radio Fairness Act be back in the new Congress, according to Politico’s Morning Tech , “this year is going to bring the fight of Pandora’s political life” to protect Joe Kennedy’s $700,000 a year salary and Tim Westergren’s million a month in stock sales.

Ellie Goulding’s New YouTube Strategy Finally Puts Google in its Place

Music Technology Policy

Ellie Goulding is now extending the strategy in rather a brilliant way. We all know that YouTube pays the lowest royalty rate and has the least transparent royalty statements of any digital service. Due to really bad advice, artists and labels have been driving traffic to YouTube essentially for free and marketers misread the direction of this traffic in forming the belief that hits need YouTube. Actually, it’s the other way around. YouTube needs hits.

Midterms Winning Formula: Excitement vs. Real Strategy

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Haley Altman Named Litera’s Global Director of Business Development and Strategy

Media Law

Haley Altman, who joined the document technology company Litera in August 2019 when it acquired the transactions management company she founded, Doxly, has today been named Litera’s global director of business development and strategy.

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

Music Technology Policy

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.

O'Sullivan on Industry Strategy For the Enforcement of Copyright Online: A Spectre of Private Regulation For the EU? @LawUCC

Media Law Prof Blog

Kevin O'Sullivan, University College Cork, School of Law, is publishing Industry Strategy for the Enforcement of Copyright Online: A Spectre of Private Regulation for the EU? in the European Intellectual Property Review. Here is the abstract. This article will argue

Democrat shaming strategy beginning already

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy In addition to last month’s anemic job growth, other numbers are mounting up against Barack Obama. In particular, the youth who handed him his 2008 victory, are slowly deserting him. With 85% of the class of 2011 moving back into their parents’ basements, it’s easy to understand why. Yes, the president doesn’t [.]. political correctness politics

MPAA Slams Google's Efforts to Learn About Its Anti-Piracy Strategies

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The studio trade association says Google is abusing the litigation process by trying to unfairly use Sony hack documents in a public relations war. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Superman attorney lawsuit: smear campaign or savvy strategy?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Matthew Belloni The emails kept coming all day Friday: "What's going on at Warner Bros?" asked a copyright lawyer. Man, you think Warners hates Toberoff?" joked another. "So, So, you win a case against a studio these days and they'll.

Evangelical Racism Is Not a Growth Strategy - NYTimes.com

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Evangelical Racism Is Not a Growth Strategy - NYTimes.com "A recent open letter to the Christian evangelical church, signed by a wide array of Asian-American scholars and Christian practitioners, complained of numerous racially offensive incidents in evangelical circles. In yet another sign of callousness, Asian-Americans were initially told, in effect, to ‘get over it.’ Instead, it is U.S.

LawNext Episode 26: Mark Cohen’s Strategies for the Global Legal Marketplace

Media Law

Mark A. Cohen has long been ahead of the curve. After 25 years as an accomplished trial lawyer, he founded one of the first legal process outsourcing companies and then cofounded Clearspire, the groundbreaking two-company law firm and service provider that became the blueprint for a new generation of innovative legal services providers.

Strategies They Don't Want You To Use

Media Law Prof Blog

Federal judge Robert Gettleman has held infomercial king Kevin Trudeau in contempt for inducing his fans to send the judge so many emails that they crashed his computer. Mr. Trudeau was scheduled for a hearing on March 9 and posted

Woman Claiming Bill Cosby Assault at Playboy Mansion Tries New Strategy

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Chloe Goins acknowledges that she's not sure when the alleged assault occurred, but says Cosby is to blame and should suffer consequences. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Television Culture Business THR Online

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The company attempts to pay statutory license fees as a cable operator. The broadcasters respond that the new defense to copyright infringement is "astonishing." read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

Making Money In A Digital Age: Bootcamp On Digital Royalty Strategies

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Making Money in a Digital Age: Maximizing your client’s film and music revenues with various digital options available at our fingertips. Join the Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association for a Boot Camp all about digital distribution for film, music, & television. Learn how to maximize you or your client’s film, music, or tv revenues with various digital options available at our fingertips. When: Friday, 18 OCT 2013 at 1:00pm.

MPAA Chief Chris Dodd 'Hurt,' Defends His Piracy Strategy, Slams Obama and Google (Q&A)

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Alex Ben Block As the SOPA legislation hangs by a thread, Hollywood's top lobbyist says he's not to blame for the backlash. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Chris Dodd MPAA Piracy Politics

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'Modern Family' Cast Reps Hold Strategy Session at ICM to Determine Next Steps

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With a rescheduled table read set for Thursday, representatives for the actors suing studio 20th TV strategize in a meeting at the agency. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Julie Bowen Sofia Vergara Ty Burrell Modern Family

Next Week: GP/Solo Symposium on Strategies for Success

Media Law

On Thursday, March 31, the Massachusetts Bar Association is presenting a special symposium for solo and small firm lawyers, Strategies for Success: 2011. I am among the line-up of presenters for this program. The symposium will feature a unique format — a series of seven, 20-minute sessions, “Pointers by the Pros,&# on various aspects of marketing and managing a law practice. My session will cover the use of social media to promote a practice.

Exclusive: Lee Atwater's Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy

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Why The RIAA Has Changed Its Strategy

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Tracy Mitrano explains why she thinks the RIAA has dropped all those piracy lawsuits against college students. It's not just because the association is nice

PoliticsNation: Video reveals Walker’s ‘divide and conquer’ strategy

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Rachel Maddow: Obamas exit strategies for Bushs wars

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Blame Bing Strategy Crumbles: Eric Schmidt takes the 5th under questioning from Senator John Cornyn

Music Technology Policy

Google’s Blame Bing Strategy Crumbles with Senator Franken. She also invoked the “Skippy” strategy a bit too often for Senator Franken–meaning that she tried to excuse Google’s behavior by spreading the blame around to Bing and Yahoo!, In fact, the theme that ran though the entire day was that somehow all Google had to do was prove they were different than Microsoft and they won–the Blame Bing strategy.

Trump running a base-only strategy - but will it work?

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Trump running a base-only strategy - but will it work? " (Via.)

Wired: New Jammie Thomas attorneys will attack labels' 'strategy'

Copyrights & Campaigns

The young attorneys think the key to victory is to attack the RIAA’s litigation strategy, which ha[s] spawned 30,000 lawsuits over five years, most of which have settled out of court for a few thousand dollars. “We We think the jury is going to reject this strategy,” Camara said. The RIAA strategy here is not to try any of these cases.”

All In : In North Carolina, a strategy to disenfranchise voters - Enough is enough. We must raise the decision costs for America. This turning back of the clock must be stopped

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy All In : In North Carolina, a strategy to disenfranchise voters

Cory Booker- incarceration for drug crime up, drug use has not drooped. This is a failed strategy.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

US drug related incarceration are up, and drug use is NOT down. We will not arrest our way out of this problem. ReformNow. Mayor Cory Booker

Trump’s Simplistic Strategy on Jihadism - The New Yorker

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Trump’s strategy differed most strikingly from Bush’s and Obama’s in its largely military approach to extremism. Trump’s Simplistic Strategy on Jihadism - The New Yorker "Trump’s main message was that Muslims must do more—much more—to fight militants who have proliferated from North Africa to South Asia since 9/11. The nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them,’ he said.

Donald Trump Digs In On Racially Divisive Attacks As 2020 Strategy | Dea.

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Hatchet Job

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Start-ups acquisition exit strategy founders management merger A friend of mine was fired last week. Nothing unusual, given the current economic climate unless you consider that he was terminated from his own company. “B” started the business several years ago. As time passed, his company prospered and he was able to open a second office and then a third.

Hatchet Job

DealFatigue

Start-ups acquisition exit strategy founders management mergerA friend of mine was fired last week. Nothing unusual, given the current economic climate unless you consider that he was terminated from his own company. “B” started the business several years ago. As time passed, his company prospered and he was able to open a second office and then a third.

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Trump?s Cynical Immigration Strategy Might Work for Him?Again. Trump?s ability to stoke fear about illegal immigration, more than perhaps any other issue, won him the White House. | The New Yorker

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Trump’s Cynical Immigration Strategy Might Work for Him—Again | The New Yorker : "" (Via

Inequality, the defining issue our time Both Democratic and Republican leaders are seeking to craft a messaging strategy to appeal to those most concerned with poverty and inequality. Matt Miller, Christina Bellantoni, Joe Watkins and David Cay Johnston discuss.

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Harry Belafonte on using artists to fight unjust systems | MSNBC

I have a new podcast for showbiz professionals!

Gordon P. Firemark

Success Strategies for Show Business Professionals. A few weeks ago, I quietly began releasing episodes of a new podcast, called More, Better, Faster!

RIAA to Cease Filing Mass Copyright Infringement Lawsuits, But Will Continue Monitoring Private Online Music File Transfers

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Dr. Luke Continues to Gain Ground in Legal Battle Against Kesha

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge leans towards making Kesha disclose PR documents, including one strategy document where the goal of winning contractual freedom would be accomplished by "inciting a deluge of negative media attention." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

The right conditions: Part 2

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Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment - The New York Times - The right's strategy to limit LBGT rights.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Only after an outcry over such secrecy — and the anti-gay rights positions of its sponsor — did a transcript of Mr. Sessions’s remarks emerge on a conservative website. Many Americans have felt that their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack,” he told the gathering in Orange County, Calif. The challenges our nation faces today concerning our historic First Amendment right to the ‘free exercise’ of our faith have become acute.” Mr. Sessions’s focus was not an accident.