September, 2020

Asserted Truths

Gordon P. Firemark

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 www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/125. AMC TO TAKE OVER SHUTTERED THEATERS FALL OUT FROM CONSENT DECREES CONTINUES IN APPELLATE RULINGCentury Theater Owner’s Negotiation Tactics Approved.

This is the Only Question for the Next Head of the Copyright Office

Music Technology Policy

At some point in the coming days, there will be an announcement for the new head of the U.S. Copyright Office. I fully expect that everyone will have their litmus test for whether the new person (called the “Register” for historical reasons that have probably outlived their usefulness).

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SAG-AFTRA Engages Jonathan Handel as Outside Special Counsel

Digital Media Law

Leaves The Hollywood Reporter; will continue to practice entertainment/tech law; writes at jhandel.news LOS ANGELES (September 8, 2020) – SAG-AFTRA has engaged entertainment/technology attorney and journalist Jonathan Handel as an outside Special Counsel to the union, effective Sept.

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Goldman on How Section 230 Enhances the First Amendment @ericgoldman

Media Law Prof Blog

Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, has published How Section 230 Enhances the First Amendment in the American Constitutional Society Issue Brief (2020). Here is the abstract. This Issue Brief explores how Section 230 interacts with the First

Fastcase Acquires Technology and Staff of Innovative Legal Research Platform Judicata

Media Law

In a move that could dramatically reshape the legal research market going forward, legal research and publishing company Fastcase has acquired the technology and employees of the California legal research platform Judicata , promising to take its unique technology to all 50 states.

Thoughtful Presentations of Terms of Use Crucial for Enforceability

New Media and Technology Law

Many online services feature comprehensive terms of use intended to protect their business from various types of risks.

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Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press Hiring For Legal Fellow, Other Positions @rcfp

Media Law Prof Blog

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is hiring immediately for a new legal fellow position that will expand its capacity to better identify, support, and address the legal needs of journalists of color, newsrooms led by people of

From the Law Commission of Ontario: Defamation Law in the Internet Age: Final Report (2020) @LCO_CDO

Media Law Prof Blog

The Law Commission of Ontario has published Defamation Law in the Internet Age: Final Report (March 2020). This is the Final Report of the Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO’s) Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. The LCO’s project examined

Suffolk’s LIT Lab Releases Eviction Moratorium Tool to Help Tenants Exercise their Rights

Media Law

Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab today released a free tool that helps tenants exercise their rights under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s recent eviction moratorium order.

Hands On with Lexis+, New Premium Research Service from LexisNexis That Officially Launches Today

Media Law

Two months ago, LexisNexis announcing its planned launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , which it said would take a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

Guest Post: Different Approaches with a Common Takeaway Across Legal Tech Incubators/Accelerators

Media Law

The former founder and CEO of litigation platform Allegory Law, Alma Asay is now an evangelist at Litera , where she serves as a legal technology expert and advisor to Litera clients, helping them to bring innovative ways of thinking and practice to life.

Exclusive: Small Firms Face Significant Challenges, But Fail To Act On Them, Thomson Reuters Survey Finds

Media Law

It is fitting that Thomson Reuters’ annual survey report on the state of small U.S. law firms, which is being released today, opens with the French phrase, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Goodyear on Copyright Liability as a Model for Restricting Fake News

Media Law Prof Blog

Michael Goodyear, University of Michigan Law School, is publishing Is There No Way to the Truth? Copyright Liability as a Model for Restricting Fake News in volume 34 of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Here is the abstract

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E-Discovery Platform RelativityOne Gets Its Next-Generation Interface, Aero UI

Media Law

A year ago at its annual Relativity Fest user conference, the e-discovery company Relativity announced that this year’s Relativity Fest would feature the introduction of a next-generation user interface for its cloud discovery platform RelativityOne.

SoloSuit, Utah Startup to Help Debtors, Goes National

Media Law

SoloSuit , the Utah-based legal startup that helps consumers respond to debt collection lawsuits, and that originally emerged from LawX , the legal design lab at BYU Law School , is going national.

Cheah and Barros Sierra Cordera on Section 230 and the Twitter Presidency

Media Law Prof Blog

Michael Cheah, Vimeo, Inc.; University of Miami School of Law, and Erika Barros Sierra Cordera, Vimeo, Inc., have published Section 230 and the Twitter Presidency in Northwestern University Law Review Online, 2020. Here is the abstract. In response to Twitter’s

With $3.5M Raise, Steno Aims To Disrupt Depositions

Media Law

Pair an accomplished civil litigator looking to rethink depositions with a successful technology entrepreneur who just sold his startup to a larger company, add in $3.5 million in seed funding, and you have a recipe for potentially disrupting how lawyers litigate big cases.

Former White House Staffer Helms New Cybersecurity, Discovery and Info Gov Services Company

Media Law

Launching today is a company formed to provide cybersecurity, e-discovery, managed review and information governance services to commercial and government organizations, and leading it is the lawyer who formerly served as director of information governance at the White House.

New Cloud Deposition Platform Offers Real-Time Transcription, HD Video, and Tagging

Media Law

One area of legal practice that may forever be changed by the coronavirus crisis is depositions, as attorneys who long resisted conducting depositions remotely have been forced to adapt. As more depositions go virtual, more technologies emerge to facilitate remote testimony.

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Five Startups Named Finalists for Clio’s $100K Launch//Code Contest

Media Law

The law practice technology company Clio this week announced the five finalists that will compete for the title of “Best New Integration” and a $100,000 grand prize in the 2020 Launch//Code developer contest.

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Casetext Brings AI-Driven Brief Drafting to Employment Law

Media Law

Last February, the legal research company Casetext launched Compose , a first-of-its-kind product that uses artificial intelligence to help create the first draft of a litigation brief in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

Breaking: Practice Management Platform MyCase Sold to Private Equity Group

Media Law

The practice management platform MyCase has been sold to a private equity firm, it was announced this morning.

Surge in Global Regulations Burdens Corporations and Challenges their Law Firms, Survey Finds

Media Law

As global compliance regulations have surged over the past decade, corporations in both the U.S. and U.K.

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The Legaltech Week Live Journalists’ Roundtable Returns Tomorrow

Media Law

We were off last week, but the Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable returns tomorrow to discuss and dissect the top news stories of the last two weeks. Join us tomorrow, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. It’s on Zoom and all free, but registration is required.

@SGAWrites and Society of Composers & Lyricists Proposal for Secret Deals — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: Here’s an excerpt from the important joint comment by the Songwriters Guild and the Society of Composers & Lyricists to the Copyright Office about how to address the previously secret deals between digital music services and publishers (called the “Negotiated Agreements”. Read the full comment here. ].].

Post-ILTA>ON Round-up: Tons of Legal Tech News – Acquisitions, Launches, Updates and More

Media Law

Last week may have been the first-ever virtual annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association , but just like past years’ face-to-face ILTACONs, this year’s ILTA>ON was the occasion for a flood of major news announcements from legal technology companies.

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Our land was taken. But we still hold the knowledge of how to stop mega-fires | Bill Tripp | Opinion | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Our land was taken. But we still hold the knowledge of how to stop mega-fires The solution to the devastating west coast wildfires is to burn like our Indigenous ancestors have for millennia Bill TrippWed 16 Sep 2020 06.00

Well-Known E-Discovery Professional George Socha Joins Reveal

Media Law

George Socha , cofounder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), the framework that has guided e-discovery since 2005, and who The American Lawyer named an “ E-Discovery Trailblazer ” in 2013, has joined the global e-discovery company Reveal as senior vice president of brand awareness.

"You're Expected to Apologize For Your Blackness." (Black in London).

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In 48 Hours, Colorado's Wild Weather Sets Records For Both Heat And Snow : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" Some Colorado residents woke up to something that felt crazy after sweltering through the Labor Day weekend: snow. This roller coaster forecast was "truly something that I've never seen," says assistant state climatologist Becky Bolinger.

Samuel L. Jackson - Finding His Ancestral Tribe in Gabon | The Daily Soc.

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Former officers charged in George Floyd killing turn blame on each other - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" MINNEAPOLIS — The four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing appear to be turning on each other, with each offering significantly different versions of the infamous arrest that acknowledge Floyd should not have been allowed to die that day but also deflect the blame to others.

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Catching Up On The American Legal Technology Awards: Interview with Founders and Update on Winners

Media Law

All this week, the inaugural American Legal Technology Awards has been announcing the winners in eight categories, all designed to honor companies and individuals who are making a difference in law through technology innovation.

‘Greatest presidential felony’: Watergate journalist sounds off on new T.

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