Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

LawNext Episode 45: As Fastcase Turns 20, Founders Recount Its History and Predict Its Future

Media Law

It was 20 years ago that two Covington & Burling associates, Ed Walters and Phil Rosenthal , made the audacious move of quitting their jobs and launching the legal research company Fastcase. Their goal was to democratize the law through affordable pricing and smarter technology.

Federal District Judge Dismisses Russian Free-Speech Challenge To Facebook's Shutdown of Its Account

Media Law Prof Blog

Federal District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Agency of News (FAN) against Facebook for shutting down its account. FAN argued that Facebook was interfering with its free-speech rights. Judge Koh ruled that Facebook is

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What’s the Current Status of PledgeMusic Case?

Music Technology Policy

What are the chances that PledgeMusic will just disappear into the night, never file bankruptcy and never pay back the artists, fans and vendors? The less you talk about Pledge’s misdeeds, the more likely they simply are never pursued by anyone. PledgeMusic

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New York Court Finds Warhol Series to be Fair Use of Prince Photograph

New Media and Technology Law

Earlier this month, in The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Goldsmith , No. 17-cv-2532 (S.D.N.Y.

With New Products from Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg Law, Brief Analysis Goes Mainstream

Media Law

Within the last 10 days, two major legal research companies have launched brief-analysis tools. On July 12, Thomson Reuters unveiled its Quick Check , a feature that will be available starting July 24 to all subscribers to Westlaw Edge, as I reported in this post.

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Worthy on Freedom of Information in Europe: Creation, Context, and Conflict

Media Law Prof Blog

Ben Worthy, University of London, Birkbeck College, is publishing Freedom of Information in Europe: Creation, Context and Conflict in Contested Trade-Offs: Transparency and Secrecy in European Democracies (forthcoming) This paper takes an overview of the development and implementation of Access

Behind the Scenes of the House Democrats’ Twitter War

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Behind the Scenes of the House Democrats’ Twitter War In an exclusive interview, Progressive Caucus co-chair Pramila Jayapal explains how she helped broker a truce among the warring factions of the party.

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Our Squad Is Big”: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump’s Racist Attack. Nancy Pelosi's ignorant stupidity open the door for Trump's racist attack.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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"The Squad" interview: Gayle King's full conversation with AOC, Omar, Pr.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Kamala Harris Thinks Donald Trump is a Coward

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Opinion | Denying Racism Supports It

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By Charles M. Blow July 21, 2019 When did we arrive at the point where applying the words racist and racism were more radioactive than actually doing and saying racist things and demonstrating oneself to be a racist?

Robot Wars Round 2: Faux Face Off of the AI-Driven Brief-Analysis Tools

Media Law

In this corner: CARA, the original AI-powered brief-analysis tool introduced in 2016 by the legal research company Casetext. In the other corner: Well, no one really, except empty seats behind name cards bearing the names of other brief-analysis products and an audience of curious onlookers.

Behind the Scenes of the House Democrats’ Twitter War

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Behind the Scenes of the House Democrats’ Twitter War In an exclusive interview, Progressive Caucus co-chair Pramila Jayapal explains how she helped broker a truce among the warring factions of the party.

Behind the Scenes of the House Democrats’ Twitter War

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Behind the Scenes of the House Democrats’ Twitter War In an exclusive interview, Progressive Caucus co-chair Pramila Jayapal explains how she helped broker a truce among the warring factions of the party.

Exclusive: ICE Has Kept Tabs on ‘Anti-Trump’ Protesters in New York City

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Exclusive: ICE Has Kept Tabs on ‘Anti-Trump’ Protesters in New York City