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Motorcycles, Satanic Sculptures, and Girl Scouts, Oh My! – Entertainment Law Update Episode 103

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 [link]. Here's what we talked about. 9th CIRC. DENIES CBS A REHEARING in Pre ‘72 Recordings Case. AMERICAN AIRLINES LOGO DENIED COPYRIGHT PROTECTION. PSA: MISCHIEF IN THE TRADEMARK SERVERS. STURGIS MOTORCYCLES V RUSHMORE PHOTO & GIFTS.

Wendy! Wendy! Peter’s Off His Meds Again! CEO Madness Sets in At Facebook

Music Technology Policy

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New Leader at Needles Signals New Direction for this Case Management Company

Media Law

In a move that signals a new strategy for Needles, a company that provides case-management software for plaintiff-focused law firms, its owners have named a new leader to take charge of the brand and oversee the launch of its cloud version.

Geiger, Frosio, and Bulayenko on The EU Commission's Proposal To Reform Copyright Limitations @GCFrosio

Media Law Prof Blog

Christophe Geiger, Giancarlo Frosio, and Oleksandr Bulayenko, all of the University of Strasbourg, CEIPI, have published The EU Commission’s Proposal to Reform Copyright Limitations: A Good but Far Too Timid Step in the Right Direction at 40 European Intellectual Property

Donald Trump Lashes Out As His Lawyers Prepared Answers For Robert Muell.

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Save the Date: Nov. 28 Music Modernization Act at the Dallas Bar Association

Music Technology Policy

If you’ll be in Dallas, Texas on November 28, I will be discussing the Music Modernization Act at a luncheon sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Law Section. The meeting is scheduled for noon at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue in Dallas. The talk will focus mostly on the Music Licensing Collective and Digital Licensee Coordinator in Title I, but will also cover the Wyden Loophole in Title II for pre-72 recordings.

Lex Machina Expands Its Employment Litigation Analytics with an ERISA Module

Media Law

I’ve noted in a number of posts here Lex Machina’s continuing expansion of its legal analytics into new practice areas, particularly since its acquisition by LexisNexis in 2015. Today Lex Machina is announcing a new module that adds ERISA litigation cases.

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Conservatives Lawyers Concerned With President Donald Trump, Rule Of Law.

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The TAZ, Pirate Utopias and YouTube’s Obsession with Safe Harbors

Music Technology Policy

“[A]s you begin to act in harmony with nature the Law garottes & strangles you – so don’t play the blessed liberal middleclass martyr – accept the fact that you’re a criminal & be prepared to act like one.” ” Hakim Bey from “ T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism”.

LawNext Episode 18: Adam Ziegler on How Harvard Put 360 Years of Caselaw Online

Media Law

The recently launched Caselaw Access Project is the capstone to a massive undertaking executed over three years to digitize all U.S. case law, some 6.4 million cases dating back to 1658. Leading the project was Adam Ziegler , director of the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School, which partnered with Ravel Law to digitize the school’s entire library of U.S. cases.

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Hey Alexa – Remind Me How Much You Are Increasing My SoundExchange Music Royalties

Broadcast Law Blog

At almost every broadcast conference, there is a discussion of using Alexa, Google Home and other smart speakers and digital assistants to increase the reach of broadcast radio stations. Discussions of how to get listeners to tune in and how to monetize the listeners on these new platforms are regularly included. But rarely is there a discussion of the music royalty impact of transitioning radio listeners to these digital platforms.

Opinion | How to Find Out What Facebook Knew - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By The Editorial Board, www.nytimes.com November 15th, 2018 Only Congressional hearings can answer what the company knew about Russian meddling — and when. The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

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What’s the Agenda at @TheAgenda?

Music Technology Policy

Google’s European charm offensive on “Article 13” has come to Canada in search of earned media. They got it last night on a previously-credible news show called The Agenda in the “ Struggling Artists and Copyright Rules ” episode. (For readers outside of Canada, the Agenda is one of the top news magazine television programs in Canada, hosted by the erudite Steve Paikin.).

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Enterprise Collaboration Platform Workstorm Expands into Corporate Legal

Media Law

A company that earlier this year launched a platform to provide law firms with enterprise-grade workplace collaboration technology is today announcing its expansion of that technology to service corporate legal departments. When it launched its platform last June, Workstorm initially focused on providing its technology to law firms.

Preserving the Bond

Music Technology Policy

France can be deceptively cold and really rather miserable in the late fall. This can be particularly true of the French mountains and the Vosges Mountains are no exception.

Artist Rights Watch COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/16): Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act

Music Technology Policy

As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechancial Licesing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act. We have called the chart the “Countdown to Modernity.” ” This chart is a work in progress, and if anyone sees anything wrong in it or something that should be clarified or corrected, please let us know.

This Could Be a Huge Lifeline for Access to Justice and Low-Income Legal Tech

Media Law

Major news this week regarding the use of legal technology to enhance access to justice. The Pew Charitable Trusts , an independent nonprofit with over $6 billion in assets, announced that it is launching an initiative to focus on the use of technology to modernize the civil legal justice system, meet unmet legal needs, and make courts more efficient.

See You in Moscow at Skolkovo LegalTech?

Media Law

I am thrilled to be heading to Moscow this week to speak at Skolkovo LegalTech , said to be the largest conference in Russia that is focused on legal technology and the transformations taking place in legal practice. I will be participating in a plenary session on the digital practice of law with a panel of academics and entrepreneurs, and then giving a presentation on innovation in the delivery of legal services.

Plans Announced for Second Global Legal Hackathon Starting in February

Media Law

The Global Legal Hackathon held earlier this year was the largest coordinated legal hackathon ever, drawing 5,000 participants from six continents, 40 cities and 22 countries. Now, organizers have announced plans for a return of the event in 2019. The 2019 Global Legal Hackathon (#GLH2019) will begin the weekend of Feb. 22-24 in dozens of cities around the world.

Absentee ballots missing birth dates must be counted, judge orders

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" A federal judge has ruled that Georgia counties must count absentee ballots even if the voter’s date of birth is incorrect or missing, and he is preventing the state from finalizing election results until that happens. Although U.S.

The Vote Counts in Florida and Georgia Bring a Touch of Fairness to a Dysfunctional Election Day | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"A week past the midterms—as citizens in Georgia and Florida fight to have every vote tallied—is a good time to remember that there is no explicit right of universal suffrage in the U.S. Constitution. From the start, the franchise was defined by who could not, rather than who could, vote.

FBI finds increase in number of hate crimes reported

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Tonight's Winner: Congresswoman-Elect Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) | "Midterm exit polls show that health care was the number one issue for voters. And now that Democrats have won the House, they are promising to protect Obamacare. Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton joins Lawrence with a voter who helped her win: mom and “health care voter” Tasha Nelson" The Last Word

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Report: Trump played key role in payments to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal

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