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.

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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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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.

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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

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

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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.

Hulk Hogan's Lead Lawyer Explains How His Team Beat "Arrogant," "Defiant" Gawker (Guest Column)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Fresh from a $140 million verdict, the wrestler’s lead attorney Charles Harder reveals his winning strategy, the mistakes Nick Denton made and the crazy backstory behind a surreal (and influential) trial.

Judge Won't Allow 'Mass-Suing' of Movie Pirates

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Hundreds of thousands of people have been sued for copyright infringement in the past three years using a controversial litigation strategy. read more. The Business Puncture Movies THR, Esq. Tech Piracy Business

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

'Bachelor' Spoiler Alert! How Reality Steve Still Gets Away With Ruining the Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The blogger, sued twice by producers and once busted for offering a contestant $2,500 to spill secrets, tells how he still manages to reveal winners thanks to his own winning strategy.

Former Legaltech News Editor Erin Harrison Joins PR Firm

Media Law

Harrison will lead a new legal technology practice for the agency and focus on the development of the firm’s digital content strategies for existing and future clients. Erin Harrison, the former editor-in-chief of Legaltech News and InsideCounsel, has joined the corporate communications agency Baretz+Brunelle, the agency announced today.

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

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

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At Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial, Gawker Rips Into Expert's "Cheerios Test"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The news defendant showcases its trial strategy in the interrogation of a journalism professor testifying on behalf of Hogan. read more. THR, Esq. Culture Television Culture Tech Business THR Online Hulk Hogan

Poison Responds to Song Theft Allegations (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner An attorney for the band members reveals strategy in fighting charges that Bret Michaels-led Poison stole hit songs in the 1980s. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 61 – Blurred Lines and Directors doing time

Gordon P. Firemark

2 Click here to access our free video series that reveals a simple, cost-effective approach to modern law firm marketing that leverages new media strategies. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

Strategies They Don't Want You To Use

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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

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

Current Trends

Making Money in a Digital Age: Maximizing your client’s film and music revenues with various digital options available at our fingertips.

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Why The RIAA Has Changed Its Strategy

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

But as always, it’s important to consult with your tax and legal advisers before embarking on any legal strategy for your career or business. A carefully considered fiscal year strategy can also help stabilize the distribution of income and expenses.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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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When Gamification Goes Wrong (And It Often Does)

Pathgather

These can range from the high level ("What is your gamification strategy?") Strategy vs Implementation Details When assessing the gamification capabilities of products, it seems many buyers like to focus on the details, or features, employed by the product.

Legal, Economic and Cultural Aspects of File Sharing

Media Law Prof Blog

Van Eijk Nico, University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law, Joost Poort, SEO Economic Research, and Paul Rutten, Leiden University, have published Legal, Economic and Cultural Aspects of File Sharing, in Communications and Strategies, No.

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Court details long, strange road to 'Easy Rider' sequel

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Considering the lack of courtroom success that Hollywood studios have had lately, perhaps the best legal strategy is to hide. Consider Polestar Entertainment, a film production company that has just escaped a $700,000 default judgment for allegedly.

Hatchet Job

DealFatigue

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.

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.

Hatchet Job

DealFatigue

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Takedown 'victims' must wait for YouTube decision

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We've written about the legal strategy dismissively known as "Send takedown request first, ask questions about the merits later." The tactic has been irksome to many who have uploaded content onto YouTube only to see it taken.

Gordon Firemark presenting podcast law workshop

Gordon P. Firemark

So, in my session, I’ll share the fundamental legal principles that apply to content owners, creators and consumers, so you can learn how to stay out of trouble, keep your show legal, and pave the way toward profitable monetization strategies. I’m speaking at Podcast Movement 2015!

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.

Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

It’s a good idea to have a lawyer do a full, script-clearance review to alert you to any potential trouble spots, and provide you with the strategies and documents you need to reduce or eliminate the risks. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

Regulating the Internet Marketplace

Media Law Prof Blog

Rob Friedan, Pennsylvania State University, has published Legislative and Regulatory Strategies for Providing Consumer Safeguards in a Convergent Information and Communications Marketplace in the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, volume 33.

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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