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DIY Platform ‘Hello Divorce’ Raises $2M To Fuel National Expansion

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Hello Divorce , a California startup whose platform facilitates low-cost do-it-yourself and attorney-assisted divorces, has raised a seed investment of $2 million to help fuel its expansion to all 50 states.

Newly Published: Samantha Barbas, The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade (University of Chicago Press) @UBSchoolofLaw

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Samantha Barbas, University of Buffalo School of Law, has published The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade (University of Chicago Press, 2021). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents. In the 1930s

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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.

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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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

#FrozenMechanicals Crisis: @DavidPoeMusic Comment to Copyright Royalty Board

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[The great David Poe was among the first songwriters to post a comment opposing freezing the mechanical royalty rate for physical and downloads promoted by the NMPA and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. We’re going to be posting the comments, but wanted to start with David Poe’s passionate and well-reasoned comment that you can download here.]. July 12, 2021. Via Electronic Delivery. Chief Copyright Royalty Judge Jesse M. Feder. Copyright Royalty Judge David R.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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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FCC To Clarify Political Advertising Rules – No Significant Changes Proposed

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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.

Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Towns - The New York Times

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Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Towns "Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities looked past each other until violence and bloodshed forced a reckoning.

#FrozenMechanicals Crisis: Comments to CRB by Twelve International Songwriter Groups Opposing Frozen Mechanicals

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[Editor Charlie sez: This post demonstrates that no single songwriter group–including NSAI–speaks for every songwriter in the world and that songwriters around the world do not want their incomes smashed. So that’s a bit of a pickle.]. COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD (CRB). In re DOCKET NO. 21-CRB-0001-PR-(2023-2027). Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV). Notice of Proposed Rulemaking re: 37 C.F.R. Part 385 Subpart B.

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.

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.

With Expansion, Lawyer Marketplace Priori Is Now Also A Legal Tech Marketplace

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Priori Legal , a marketplace for in-house legal teams to find and hire outside counsel, is expanding to also serve as a marketplace for legal technology and alternative legal services providers.

Clio’s Acquisition of CalendarRules: I Speak with the CEOs

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Yesterday, I reported that law practice management company Clio acquired the automated court-calendaring company CalendarRules. This was Clio’s second acquisition, after its 2018 acquisition of Lexicata , which it developed into its CRM platform Clio Grow.

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.”.

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.

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.

What Lawyers Can Learn From Journalists About Writing: My WordRake Q&A

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I recently had the great honor to be interviewed by Ivy B. Grey , vice president, strategy & business development, at WordRake , about lessons learned in journalism that can be applied in law.

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.

August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: National EAS Test, License Renewals, EEO Reporting, Political Broadcasting Rules Proposals, Media Ownership Comments, Annual Regulatory Fees, and More

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While the regulatory deadlines in August may be a bit lighter than other months, there are still several important regulatory dates to keep track of, some of which are detailed below.

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.

Avoiding Cost Overruns, Surprise Invoices and Stale Data: Four Ways Corporate Counsel Can Learn From Their Private Equity Peers

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Earlier in 2021, Apperio released a report on the findings from our survey of 160 in-house lawyers in private equity: Responsibility without control? Legal spend challenges facing private equity leaders in 2021.

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 24, 2021 to July 30, 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.

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.

Florida COVID ward nurse: ‘We’re back to where we were in December’

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Joe Manchin, Gangsta Capitalism and Voting Rights

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 10, 2021 to July 16, 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.

Fulton elections takeover would make history - Jim Crow Redux

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STOP Believing You're ANONYMOUS Online (even with a VPN!)

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