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The (late) May Episode – Entertainment Law Update Podcast #133

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/133. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post The (late) May Episode – Entertainment Law Update Podcast #133 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark. Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P.

The 50 Dollar Handshake Goes to Washington: Payola, Spotify and Steering Agreements

Music Technology Policy

It will be old news to MTP readers, but Spotify has yet another feature that smacks of pay to play, or what is sometimes called “payola.” ” We’ve seen all of this before in a few different manifestations over the years, but this time a couple of Congressmen sent a letter about it to billionaire Daniel Ek, Spotify’s CEO. See the Artist Rights Alliance op ed and Ashley Cullins reporting in The Hollywood Reporter.

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New Ethics Principles Call for Proficiency in Technology, Caution in Social Media, for Canadian Judges

LawSites

Two years ago, I wrote a column calling for the duty of technology — which applies to lawyers in 39 states — to be extended to judges. While that has not happened in the United States, it has now happened in Canada.

White House Correspondents' Association Announces New Scholarship at University of Tennessee @whca

Media Law Prof Blog

The White House Correspondents' Association has announced the Carter Holland Memorial Scholarship at the University of Tennessee. The scholarship honors the late Carter Holland, son of Lucie and Steven Holland. Steven Holland is a well-known journalist who has covered the

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Celebrating 15 Years of the Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

We are celebrating our birthday. Last week marked 15 years since the first short articles were published on this blog, with an official welcome being posted once we decided that we really could find something to regularly write about – that welcome posted 15 years ago Friday.

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue June 9, 2021 Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald, via Getty Images “The right to vote is everything in a democracy. Without influence over power, you are completely vulnerable to that power.

Employment 2.0: Automated Toolset Helps Employers Navigate the New Workplace

LawSites

As we emerge from the pandemic, it is clear that the workplace of 2021 and beyond is going to be drastically different than the workplace of yesteryear.

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FCC Implements Supreme Court Order Reinstating 2017 Ownership Rule Changes, and Asks for Updating of Record of 2018 Quadrennial Review

Broadcast Law Blog

The Newspaper Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule is Finally Dead – And More Ownership Rule Changes – Including for Radio – Are to be Considered.

The filibuster: why Congress needs to end the paralyzing process

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The filibuster: why Congress needs to end the paralyzing process Illustration: Rebecca Schuchat/The Guardian Rebecca Schuchat Thu 10 Jun 2021 07.00 EDT Advertisement

Flipping Bird During Zoom Hearing Costs Lawyer $3,000

LawSites

These days, the duty of technology competence requires lawyers not only to know how to use Zoom, but also to remember that it can record you. It seems a lawyer inconveniently forgot that fact when he flipped the bird during his opponent’s appellate argument on Zoom, and then denied it.

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And Now Another Legal Tech IPO: LegalZoom Files To Go Public

LawSites

I just wrote about Intapp’s filing of papers with the Securities & Exchange Commission for a proposed IPO, noting how rare IPOs are in legal tech, only to find out that LegalZoom also filed on Friday for an IPO.

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Intapp, Tech Provider to Legal and Financial Firms, Files Papers for IPO

LawSites

Palo Alto, Calif., based Intapp , a major provider of cloud-based business applications for larger law firms and financial services firms, filed papers Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

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As Companies Plan for Return to Work, These New Resources Help You Advise Them On the Law

LawSites

As companies plan for safely returning to the office, two new resources — including one that is free — are available to help legal professionals advise them with access to comparative federal and state legal requirements and case law.

Law Librarians Name Casetext Compose New Product Of The Year

LawSites

A first-of-its-kind tool introduced last year to automate the drafting of litigation briefs has been named new product of the year for 2021 by the American Association of Law Libraries.

Heidi Alexander On Why Flexible Work Should Forever Be the Norm In Law

LawSites

I reported here last week on a statement issued by a committee of Massachusetts’ highest court recommending that law firms and other legal employers permanently adopt flexible working options as their standard, rather than as the exception.

Live at 3 ET: Legaltech Journalists’ Roundtable – Here Are Some of Today’s Topics

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The Friday Legaltech Week live journalists’ roundtable is back today at 3 p.m. when a panel of journalists and bloggers discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation. We were off last week, so we have two weeks to catch up on.

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Congress Asks Spotify for Information About Promotional Royalty Rates – Is This Much Ado About the Way the Interactive Music Marketplace is Designed to Work?

Broadcast Law Blog

Which Groups Are Still Dying of Covid in the U.S.? - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

You haven’t highlighted anything yet When you select text while you’re reading, it'll appear here. Which Groups Are Still Dying of Covid in the U.S.?

Biden, Fauci urge COVID-19 vaccinations as delta variant now dominant in.

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Fed up Obama finally takes aim at Republicans in scorching appearance

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On LawNext: Founder Joshua Maley on the Theory of Theorem, A Different Kind of Legal Tech Marketplace

LawSites

?. The past year has seen the launch of several legal technology marketplaces, but Theorem LTS aims to be something more — an integrated legal technology ecosystem to power workflow-driven tech adoption by law firms and legal departments, as well as a marketplace for vendors to sell their products and connect with customers.

ALSP Factor Launches Product for Law Firms to Manage and Support Transactions

LawSites

There is no denying that some law firms view alternative legal services providers such as Factor as competitors, particularly for corporate legal work.

Manchin says he'll vote against Democratic elections bill, defends stance on the filibuster. We need to get rid of this dumb racist who is willing to sacrifice the voting rights of people of color so he can be pals with his Republican buddies. The Manchin's of the world are our most dangerous enemies. They engage in what is called "involuntary sacrifice" of the rights of people of color, the fundamental component of structural racism. This is "Critical Race Theory".

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WHY WODE MAYA HATED ME

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DNC Chair With Direct Response to Sen. Joe Manchin Bill Decision

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How Authoritarianism Spread And The U.S. Faltered As A Model For Democracy

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Kamala Harris takes on a new role as she heads on her first overseas trip | Kamala Harris | The Guardian

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The Importance Of Critical Race Theory Was Proved This Memorial Day in Ohio

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After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak Thailand went for months without a single confirmed case of local transmission, but the epidemic has now radiated from nightclubs to areas where social distancing is all but impossible. June 5, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

Chris Hayes on Congressman Ilhan Omar’s call for justice for victims of war crimes

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

C hris Hayes on Congressman Ilhan Omar’s call for justice for victims of war crimes

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Vaccination rates fall off, imperiling Biden’s July Fourth goal - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Vaccination rates fall off, imperiling Biden’s July Fourth goal "The ‘last mile’ of delivering coronavirus shots has become a marathon, with health officials showing up at stores, parks and factories to entice people who might not go to vaccination sites Health workers wait for people seeking shots at a vaccination clinic in Provo, Utah, on June 2.

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GOP repeats voter suppression history while attacking instruction of that history SHARE THIS - COPIED “They are digging in the archives for methods of voter suppression and targeted attacks on enfranchisement of Black and brown folks—while also attacking the teaching of the history that would illuminate to people why that effort is so dangerous,” says Chris Hayes.

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Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue June 9, 2021 Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald, via Getty Images “The right to vote is everything in a democracy. Without influence over power, you are completely vulnerable to that power. There is no way to access prosperity or ensure personal protection when you live in a society in which people who share your interests are inhibited in their political participation.

Opinion: The Senate can still protect voting rights from GOP assault. Here’s how.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Opinion: The Senate can still protect voting rights from GOP assault. Here’s how. Editorial Board Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (Al Al Drago/Pool/AP) “DEMOCRATS’ ANXIETY spiked this week after Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) announced his opposition to the For the People Act, also known as H.R. 1, a sprawling election reform bill that they had hoped would counter Republican efforts to restrict voting in many states.

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Opinion: The Senate can still protect voting rights from GOP assault. Here’s how.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Opinion: The Senate can still protect voting rights from GOP assault. Here’s how. Editorial Board Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (Al Al Drago/Pool/AP) “DEMOCRATS’ ANXIETY spiked this week after Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) announced his opposition to the For the People Act, also known as H.R. 1, a sprawling election reform bill that they had hoped would counter Republican efforts to restrict voting in many states.

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We may never know where the virus came from. But evidence still suggests nature. - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

We may never know where the virus came from. But evidence still suggests nature. Labs like the one in Wuhan are essential to preparing for future pandemics Security personnel keep watch outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in February, during a World Health Organization visit. Attention has focused on the possibility that the pandemic started with a lab leak, but natural origins still seem likelier.

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U.S. Finally Offers to Send Vaccines Abroad, But Lack of Global Plan Leaves Poorer Nations in Crisis | Democracy Now!

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Finally Offers to Send Vaccines Abroad, But Lack of Global Plan Leaves Poorer Nations in Crisis | Democracy Now

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