LexisNexis Firm Manager Introduces New Pricing Tiers and New Features

Media Law

Firm Manager, the cloud-based practice management platform from LexisNexis, today introduced a new two-tiered subscription model and new features to go along with the new pricing. The post LexisNexis Firm Manager Introduces New Pricing Tiers and New Features appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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Practice-Management Platform Clio Converts to Three-Tiered Pricing

Media Law

With the change, Clio is moving to a three-tiered pricing structure, offering different packages of features at different […]. The post Practice-Management Platform Clio Converts to Three-Tiered Pricing appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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Tennis Channel Files Complaint With FCC Over Comcast Tier Pricing

Media Law Prof Blog

The Tennis Channel has complained to the FCC about treatment it says it is getting from Comcast. It alleges that Comcast is offering it on a different basis to its customers from other sports networks such as the Golf Channel

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Game Show Network Tests FCC's Definition of a Fair Competition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Cablevision is defending a decision to relegate GSN from a wide tier of "female-oriented" channels to a premium tier of "male-oriented" ones. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Judge Rules Cablevision Discriminated Against Game Show Network

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Altice-owned cable operator is found to have moved GSN from a basic tier to a premium sports tier based on non-affiliation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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ESPN Claims Verizon Is Breaching Carriage Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The sports network believes that Verizon can't put its channels on separately priced tiers in the new personalized FiOS service. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

@stuartdredge: Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

You don’t need a free tier to get people to pay. The number one thing we learned from Apple Music’s first 12 months? via @stuartdredge: Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music — Artist Rights Watch

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Shootout At the Fantasy Factory Part 2: What Should Streams Mean for Royalty Escalations?

Music Technology Policy

Here’s what Spotify says about itself : Free tiers: Spotify has two tiers which are free to use: one for desktop and tablet computers and one for mobile. Users on our mobile (smartphone) free tier can only play music in “Shuffle mode”. This tier costs $9.99

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Rape – now provable by the lowest burden of proof available.

The Legal Satyricon

That letter’s consequences are now being seen at the University of North Carolina, which has enacted a two-tiered disciplinary system. [.]. DeVoy Last year, the Education Department’s Office of Civl rights issued a now-infamous “Dear Colleague” letter to universities across the country, reminding them of their Title IX obligations to students in disciplinary proceedings.

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Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

While individuals pay taxes on a tiered, or progressive basis, with tax rates increasing to higher percentages for higher earners, corporations are taxed at a flat rate which is often lower than the rate for an individual earning the same gross income.

Clarence Thomas and Richard Posner hand victories to the internet

The Legal Satyricon

Thomas kind of botched the acronym, saying “third tier trash,&# instead of the more commonly accepted third tier [.]. DeVoy In his remarks at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law earlier this week, Clarence Thomas used a term those who read legal blogs and message boards know well: TTT. Beginning at the 40:00 mark.)

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New ‘LawZam Consults’ Allows Lawyers to Sell Text or Video Legal Consultations

Media Law

If you decide to sign up, LawZam has three tiers of membership: Basic, for $49 a month, which includes up to five paid consultations per month. Enterprise, for $125 a month, with unlimited consultations and receipt of leads before lower-tier members.

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State Department Report Cites Psychological Risks of Separating Children From Families - Bloomberg

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

in the highest-possible tier, the report said the country needs to increase equitable access and resources to victim services. Bahrain attained Tier 1 status in the report, becoming the only other country besides Israel in the Near East to do so.

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New Casetext Feature Finds Relevant Cases For You, But Along With It Will Come New Pricing

Media Law

With this unveiling, Casetext, which has been free to use ever since its 2013 launch, is also preparing to roll out its first paid subscription tiers for premium services, while keeping basic […]. The legal research service Casetext is unveiling a new service today that automatically finds cases that are relevant to legal memoranda and briefs.

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Baby You Can Drive My Car: Hollywood Health Plans May Have to Pay “Cadillac Plan” Tax

Digital Media Law

Those health benefits, which are available to middle-class members as well as wealthy stars, would be the envy of most of the country if people elsewhere knew of them: the DGA’s top-tier plan reportedly features 10% in-network co-pays and a deductible of $325 per person in a world where 30% copays and $1,000 deductibles are more common.

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With New Agreement, is Dispute Between Comcast and NFL Finally Resolved?

JetLawBlog

The conflict between the two parties began when Comcast placed the NFL Network on a sports programming tier, which required an extra fee and had limited viewership. It is unknown whether the Digital Classic tier will satisfy the NFL long-term.

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So Much for Conversion: Apple Set to Pass Spotify in Subscribers

Music Technology Policy

Spotify was saving us all from piracy by giving the music for free in its ad supported tier. Apple Music has three to four times the number of such trial users as Spotify, according to this person, in part because it doesn’t offer a free tier. Remember this one?

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Rape – now provable by the lowest burden of proof available.

The Legal Satyricon

That letter’s consequences are now being seen at the University of North Carolina, which has enacted a two-tiered disciplinary system. [.]. DeVoy Last year, the Education Department’s Office of Civl rights issued a now-infamous “Dear Colleague” letter to universities across the country, reminding them of their Title IX obligations to students in disciplinary proceedings.

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The Reality of Touring Revenue From Someone Who Has Done It For 32 Years

Music Technology Policy

But for most middle tier bands this is not a reality. The Trichordist. (I I posted this on my facebook page 6 months ago. It continues to get shared so I’m updating and posting it here.). It amuses me to no end when people suggest that artists can make up for recorded music revenues with live music revenues. These are people who obviously know little about the live music business. I’m sure the top 1% of touring artists can.

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Talent Agent’s chilling “State of the Industry” message sends shivers through entertainment industry

Gordon P. Firemark

The message paints a bleak picture for an industry following two major labor disturbances in the past two years, and suggests that work for actors is less plentiful than ever before, with film actors taking the few television starring jobs available, and top-tier TV actors taking co-star, guest star and less prestigious roles. Talent agent James J.

New Clio Feature Opens Documents In Your Desktop Editor With A Click

Media Law

It requires either a Boutique or Elite subscription to Clio and thus is not available to those on Clio’s lowest-tier Starter plan. The practice management platform Clio yesterday rolled out a feature called Clio Launcher that opens documents for editing on your desktop computer with one click and then saves them back to the appropriate folder in Clio.

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Ruby Receptionists Introduces Plan Tailored (And Priced) For Solos

Media Law

Although Ruby offers integrations with Clio, Lexicata and Rocket Matter, those integrations are not available to Ruby Solo customers; the next tier or higher is required.

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Weekend Boxoffice: Coraline Fresher than Expected

Thompson On Hollywood

Yes, it's that time of year when studios release second-tier pictures, ones for which nobody has high expectations. Some are mediocre ( Pink Panther 2 ), others are terrific but not overtly commercial, like Henry Selick's stop-motion ( Coraline ).

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FCC Approves Rule That Would Permit Cable Providers to Send More Notices via Email

New Media and Technology Law

The updated rules would cover additional notices, such as information about privacy, channel deletions, service change notices, notice of service changes, and information about the basic service tier, among other things. In an effort to modernize communications, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) decided to allow cable operators to deliver general subscriber notices required under so-called Subpart T rules (47 CFR §§ 76.1601 et seq.) to verified customer email addresses.

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Attention Mr. Ek: Here’s how you get it done, son.

Music Technology Policy

Then came Apple Music, emphasizing an artist-oriented music ecosystem that omits the free tier that has failed so miserably with Spotify. MTP readers will recall that I said of Spotify’s Taylor Swift debacle that it was unfathomable how Spotify CEO Daniel Ek could allow there to be a Taylor Swift reality that did not involve Spotify.

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FBI head contradicts White House over Rob Porter background check | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The contradictory and changing explanations from White House officials, especially Kelly, have raised questions about furthered shake-ups in the top tiers of the government. "FBI director Chris Wray contradicted the White House on Tuesday about when the bureau had completed a background investigation of former Donald Trump aide Rob Porter, who resigned last week following allegations of domestic violence.

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Communications And Entertainment Law Blog - Untitled Article

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This two-tiered system of justice—one for civilians, the other for law enforcement—must end Why Ferguson Burns | The Nation "To begin with, let''s talk about the near impunity with which law-enforcement agents in this country shoot, choke and beat unarmed civilians.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast #46 – Top Ten Stories of 2013 – Forecast 2014

Gordon P. Firemark

Lake of Tiers Inc.), In this episode of Entertainment Law Update, Entertainment lawyers Gordon Firemark Tamera Bennett and Peter Kaufman review the ten most significant cases and controversies in the entertainment industry for 2013, and forecast what we’ll be seeing in 2014.

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Tim Quirk’s Selective Facts or How to Fetishize the Elephant in the Room

Music Technology Policy

For example, in his Future of Music speech he tells us: Imposing order on chaos is particularly important at the bottom of the pyramid, [which] [sic] I’ve labeled that the free tier. The free tier of Spotify lives here, as does YouTube, sites like Last.fm, Pandora, broadcast radio, NPR’s music website and numerous other music discovery blogs. “ Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” ” The Bhagavad-Gita.

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Careful What You Wish For: Are TIDAL, Beyoncé and Kanye getting smeared?

Music Technology Policy

Because in addition to its evil exclusives, TIDAL also rejected Spotify’s beloved free tier in favor of a subscriber-only model. I know it’s shocking that anyone in the music business would try to juice the charts. But sometimes there actually is a more innocent explanation for apparent conspiracy.

Solidifying the Defensive Line: The NFL Network’s Current Position Under Antitrust Law and How it Can Be Improved

JetLawBlog

As seen recently, however, presenting tiered broadcasting options such as these to viewers has the potential to create conflict with regular programming. Comcast offers the NFL Network on a separate sports programming tier instead of on its basic cable package.

The Free Speech Rights of Advertisers (h/t to @LaurieSegallCNN)

Music Technology Policy

These are best summarized by Professor Ben Edelman of the Harvard Business School in his “ bill of rights for advertisers ” which offers a robust multi-tiered approach easily adopted in regulation and against which one can imagine little principled objection.

Bit Torrent Logic: How Spotify Brought on Their Own @TaylorSwift13 Problems

Music Technology Policy

Spotify has both free and paid tiers, and Ms. Swift’s catalog, because they agreed to keep her music out of free tiers, or offer only paid versions. Is he mad? Anyway, there’s something on his mind, as sure as there must be something on a deck when it cracks. Moby Dick , by Herman Melville.

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Vote Now: Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW

Media Law

Pricing: We have five tiers based on firm size, number of clients using the app, and features selected. These tiers range from $5,000 to $35,000 annually (custom enterprise pricing also available if no tier matches firm requirements). Vote now. Help us pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW.

How Much Do Artists Earn Online?

Music Technology Policy

Rumor has it (to coin a phrase) that some labels (guess who) also get a third tier in the greater of formula which is a per-play minimum. Excellent graph from Information is Beautiful: [link].

Just Say No: Will Spotify Still Be Seeking Forgiveness During Its IPO?     

Music Technology Policy

If YouTube had the same level of commitment, their subscription service would be more than a head fake—and they’d be working hard, like Spotify does, to convert users to the paid tier for unlimited music. [A version of this post appeared in last month’s MusicTechPolicy Monthly.].

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Google Has Millions for Shillery but “Not One Red Cent” for Transparency

Music Technology Policy

Google scored in the second-lowest tier of companies. I’ll be a big noise with all the big boys, so much stuff I will own. And I will pray to a big god, as I kneel in the big church. Big time, I’m on my way I’m making it… Big Time , by Peter Gabriel.

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Credit scores in America perpetuate racial injustice. Here's how

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This firmly-entrenched two-tiered financial system has had devastating consequences for entire neighborhoods of color. Credit scores in America perpetuate racial injustice.

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FCC Regulatory Fees Due By September 26

Broadcast Law Blog

It reduces the regulatory fees in the two lowest population tiers for AM and FM broadcasters from the amounts proposed. The FCC late yesterday released an Order setting the amount of FY2017 Annual Regulatory fees, along with a public notice setting September 26 as the deadline for those fees. Reg fees may be paid now through September 26. If not paid by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on that date, penalties of 25% will be assessed.

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A New Meaning for Real Time Bidding: An artist’s guide to how the brands and ad agencies are in on advertising supported piracy

Music Technology Policy

As is typical with Google, the technology stack is the most sophisticated of the top tier exchanges. From Advertising Perspectives: “Are Ad Exchanges and Real Time Bidding the Next Big Thing” ([link].

The MTP Interview: David Lowery on the CRB Webcasting Rates

Music Technology Policy

Well this doesn’t directly effect the on demand rates, but I’ve always maintained that the artificially low rates paid by services like Pandora, has allowed them to offer music free, which in turn allows the on-demand services to argue for free tiers. MTP: How do you feel about the CRB decision in general as far as rates go? . Well it’s a mixed bag. Leans bad. The rates went up marginally for Pandora, and that seems to be the lead in the press.

“Out of Balance”: @beggarsgroup Martin Mills’ Rallying Cry on DMCA Abuse at Canadian Music Week

Music Technology Policy

Whereas that might have been true ten years ago, today, in an era with myriad licensed services (and Australia has more than most ), and with streaming services with free tiers, I think that’s, frankly, rubbish. Martin Mills is Chairman of the Beggars Group, home to some of the best known brands in the music business–4AD, XL, Matador, and Rough Trade, as well as the Beggars Banquet catalog.

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Thanks to Trump, will South Asians help flip the Georgia 6th? | The Huffington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The 6th Congressional District has seen a huge influx of wealthy Asian Americans moving into the district for safe neighborhoods and top-tier schools. "There is no doubt that Donald Trump changed the political landscape.

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