July, 2021

What actually IS a podcast network, anyway?

Gordon P. Firemark

This week, I've been head-down on a couple of projects for start-up podcast networks. Every network is a little bit different, but they all have a few common hallmarks. Here are some examples: Overall character of the relationship. Is the host a gun-for-hire, or an owner of the show?

Fastcase Names Its 11th Annual Class of Fastcase 50 Innovation Honorees

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If you are wondering where the innovators are in law, look no farther than the Fastcase 50, the annual award doled out by the legal intelligence company Fastcase that honors 50 of the law’s “smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.”.

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Using Photos on Your Website – Court Decision Highlights Problems with a Creative Commons License and Other Copyright Issues

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We’ve written many times about the perils of posting a photo on your website without getting permission from the photo’s owner (see, for instance, our articles here and here ). Copyright protects photos, even when they are shared on the Internet.

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FCC Grants Conditional Waiver To NFL For "Coach to Coach" Communications In Event of Internet Outage

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The FCC has conditionally granted the National Football League's request for a waiver of Section 96.39(C) C) of the Commission's rules "to allow it to continue to operate its coach-to-coach communications system in the limited circumstance of an Internet outage in

@ashleyjanamusic’s Video Tells You All You Need to Know About Spotify’s Attitude Toward Artists

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[This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch ]. Mansplaining, anyone?

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Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done? | Tayo Bero | The Guardian

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You haven’t highlighted anything yet When you select text while you’re reading, it'll appear here.""" Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done?

Defending against knockoff-artists and copycats? The struggle is real!

Gordon P. Firemark

I'm working on something new… Recently, I've had conversations with several information product and online-course creators who've faced copycats and knockoff artists who steal their programs and content. It's a frustrating problem… and it's growing! Registering your copyrights and trademarks provides a degree of protection, but unless the owner of the material is prepared to pursue costly legal action, there's not much of a remedy available.

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 17, 2021 to July 23, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

U.S. Attorney General's Office: New Memo "Restrict[s] the Use of Compulsory Process to Obtain Information From or Records of Members of the News Media"

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Just released, from the U.S. Attorney General's Office: a memo "to restrict the use of compulsory process to obtain information from or records of members of the news media." It reads in part: The Department of Justice will no longer

Press Release: House of Commons, Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee: New Report: Economics of music streaming

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MPs call for a ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to fairly reward performers and creators . Successful artists see ‘pitiful returns’ from streaming while some performers are frozen out of payments altogether.

Capitol Police officer shares emotional testimony

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The Invisible Episode

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/135.

LawNext: With $40M Series B, LinkSquares CEO Sets Sights On The Impossible In Contracts Tech

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With his contract-management company having just raised $40 million in Series B funding, Linksquares cofounder and CEO Vishal Sunak is aiming for some big goals, including “to build legal tech solutions that simply weren’t possible before.”.

Could a Supreme Court Decision Affect Disclosure Obligations on Political Advertising?

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, we wrote about two dissenting opinions in a Supreme Court decision that highlight the debate that is underway on the principles that govern defamation liability in the United States.

How the spice of life saved my bacon!

Gordon P. Firemark

This past 16 months have been hard for everyone… with the pandemic-related shutdowns and restrictions, so many business have been hit hard. When it all began, I was fearful. I knew that film, television and theatre production ( my most significant law practice areas) would basically be dormant… and that meant my practice could well be stagnant (or worse) for who knows how long? They say that Variety is the spice of life! Well, I'm a believer!

Former Head Of LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law Named to Integreon’s Board

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Lou Andreozzi , the former chairman of Bloomberg Law and CEO of LexisNexis North American Legal Markets, has been appointed to the board of directors of global managed services provider Integreon , the company said today.

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Litera Acquires UK Goal-Setting Software Company Objective Manager

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The Chicago-based legal technology company Litera has acquired Objective Manager , a UK company that provides a SaaS platform for law firms to use in strategic planning, performance measurement and talent engagement.

Tabs3 and CosmoLex Launch Their Own E-Payments Services

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The practice management platforms Tabs3 and CosmoLex, both of which share a common owner, have each launched their own payment processing services to allow their customers to accept credit card and electronic check payments, Tabs3Pay and CosmoLexPay.

Another ‘Stealth’ Practice Management Acquisition, This Time Of Tabs3

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Earlier this week, I reported on the unannounced acquisitions by MyCase of two legal technology companies, CASEpeer and Woodpecker.

New ‘Legal News Hub’ Adds Breaking News In 76 Practice Areas To Lexis+

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Subscribers to Lexis+. the premium legal research platform that LexisNexis launched last year , will now have access to breaking legal news headlines across 76 practice areas with the introduction today of the Legal News Hub.

On LawNext Podcast: The Legal Fellows Tackling Systemic Racism in Law

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The past year has laid bare, in shockingly explicit detail, the racial inequities of the justice system.

MyCase Quietly Makes Two Key Acquisitions Of Legal Tech Companies

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The law practice management company MyCase has quietly acquired two legal technology companies in recent months, without announcing the acquisitions to the public. On March 31, MyCase acquired CASEpeer , a case management platform for plaintiffs’ attorneys.

LawGeex Gets An Evangelist; Names Sameena Kluck To New Role

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The AI-driven contract review technology company LawGeex has named legal industry veteran Sameena Kluck to the newly created position of director of brand evangelism. Kluck, who has been with LawGeex since April 2020 as a strategic account executive, said that her new position is her dream job.

MerusCase Adds Rules-Based Calendaring Through Integration With CalendarRules

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The cloud-based practice management platform MerusCase is today launching an integration with CalendarRules to provide rules-based calendaring of court deadlines.

Cheetah for Corporate Counsel Now Allows Access to Lawgood For Contract Drafting

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Subscribers to Cheetah for Corporate Counsel, a legal research platform from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. , now have direct access to Lawgood , a practice tool for drafting contracts and clauses using market standards.

Clio Grow Grows: Now Available In Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Clio Grow is growing its global market. Legal practice management company Clio last week said that Clio Grow , its client intake and client relationship management product, previously available only to customers in the United States and Canada, is now available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

FCC To Clarify Political Advertising Rules – No Significant Changes Proposed

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, it was announced that the FCC would be considering some changes to its political broadcasting rules at its monthly open meeting in August.

Guest Post: How Santa Clara Law Graduates Students with a ‘Tech Edge’

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Editor’s note: The first cohort just graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law’s innovative Tech Edge J.D.

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 3, 2021 to July 9, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. This week all but ends analog television operations in the US.

Exclusive: As UpCounsel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, the Phoenix-like Story Of Its Rise from Near Shutdown

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[Note: This is the first of an exclusive two-part series on lawyer marketplace UpCounsel, which – 16 months after new owners rescued it from shutting down – is now launching a crowdfunding campaign.

'Is This America?': Officer Dunn Recalls Racist Abuse He Faced During Ca.

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Watch: Officer Fanone Condemns 'Disgraceful' Indifference For Victims Of.

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As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

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As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger “Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn. July 27, 2021 Updated 6:19 a.m. ET Josh Perldeiner, of Wallingford, Conn.,

FCC Publishes Annual Reminder on Accessibility Obligations for Broadcast of Emergency Information

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The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice reminding TV stations and other video programming providers including cable and satellite television providers of their obligations on making emergency information accessible for all viewers.

CDC considers revising mask guidance as delta variant spreads

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Housing Discrimination: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Exclusive on LawNext Podcast: How UpCounsel Avoided Shutdown and Why It Is Launching A Crowdfunding Campaign

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[Note: This is the second of an exclusive two-part series on lawyer marketplace UpCounsel, which – 16 months after new owners rescued it from shutting down – is now launching a crowdfunding campaign.