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Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year.

Goodman and Whittington on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the Future of Online Speech @ellgood

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Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers Law School, and Ryan Whittington, German Marshall Fund of the United States, has published Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the Future of Online Speech, a Rutgers Law School Research Paper. Here is the

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Why Worry About Political Ad Pinocchios With @Jack Dorsey’s Twitter BotNet Apps?

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Cancelling political ads that tread on (or even trample…or even incinerate) someone’s truth are all the rage. Having skimmed the cream from political ad revenue, Twitter has announced it is banning political ads to great fanfare–after the cow escaped from the barn.

Cuomo fact checks GOP lawmaker's impeachment claims in real time

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Vote Now: Help Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW 2020

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We need your vote! Help pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the fourth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2020.

Circuit Court Denies LinkedIn’s Petition for En Banc Review of hiQ Scraping Decision

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Last month, LinkedIn Corp. LinkedIn”) filed a petition for rehearing en banc of the Ninth Circuit’s blockbuster decision in hiQ Labs, Inc. LinkedIn Corp. , 17-16783 (9 th Cir. Sept. 9, 2019). The crucial question before the original panel concerned the scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) liability to unwanted web scraping of publicly available social media profile data and whether once hiQ Labs, Inc. (“hiQ”),

Wilson on The Digital Ethnography of Law: Studying Online Hate Speech Online and Offline @richardawilson7 @UConnLaw

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Richard Ashby Wilson, University of Connecticut School of Law, has published The Digital Ethnography of Law: Studying Online Hate Speech Online and Offline at 3 Journal of Legal Anthropology 1 (October 2019). Here is the abstract. The ethnography of social

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The Census: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Join Me Tomorrow at the Milwaukee Bar Law & Technology Conference

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If you are in the Milwaukee area, the Milwaukee Bar Association’s annual Law & Technology Conference is tomorrow. I will be there, presenting the keynote on the ethical duty of technology competence and also moderating a panel on legal analytics that features views from the bench and bar.

Teeni-Harari and Yadin on Regulatory Literacy: Rethinking Television Rating in the New Media Age @Sharon_Yadin

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Tali Teeni-Harari and Sharon Yadin, both of the Peres Academic Center, are publishing Regulatory Literacy: Rethinking Television Rating in the New Media Age in volume 88 of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review (2019). Here is the abstract. Rating

Social Media, Traditional Media, and the Naming of the Whistleblower

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From CNN: Both Facebook and YouTube announced on Friday that they are removing mentions of the whistleblower's name from their platforms, citing concerns that such content could could lead to harm and pointing to their policy prohibiting "outing of witness

Marzen on A Constitutional Right to Public Information @floridastate

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Chad G. Marzen, Florida State University, has published A Constitutional Right to Public Information. Here is the abstract. In the wake of the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision of McBurney v. Young (569 U.S. 221), this Article calls for

CBS Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Fairfax Defamation Suit

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CBS is asking a federal district court to dismiss Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax's defamation suit against the network, saying that Mr. Fairfax's claim that an in-house attorney who knew both Mr. Fairfax and one of the women who accused

RIP Jay Rosenthal

Music Technology Policy

When I started MusicTechPolicy in 2006, Jay Rosenthal was one of the first people in Washington policy circles who embraced me. This says much more about him than it does about me. He didn’t need to be particularly courteous to me or even acknowledge I existed.

@cloudflare CEO Calls for a Decider–When That Decider Is Cloudflare Employees

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Diogenes searched the world for an honest man, and Cloudflare is searching the world for a decider in chief to tell them what to do.

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A Sad State of Affairs: Senator Wyden’s Secret Hold on CASE Act Comes to Light

Music Technology Policy

Karl Herchenroeder reports in Communications Daily that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has placed a “hold” on the CASE Act (the legislation creating a copyright small claims court), which essentially stops it from moving forward. We had heard this hold was in place long ago, and Rep.

Must Read: @realrobcopeland: Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

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Wall Street Journal reporter Rob Copeland has unearthed another Google data scraping scandal, this time your private health information. As usual, Google doesn’t want you to focus on how they use this data in the background for data profiling in ways that you don’t know is happening and that you were never asked to consent to. The scandal isn’t that it’s illegal, the scandal is that it isn’t illegal.

Save the Date: Alissa McCain to Receive Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award from TESLAW

Music Technology Policy

Alissa McCain will receive the 2019 Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award from the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section (TESLAW) of the State Bar of Texas on November 20 at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. Alissa has twenty years of dedicated and groundbreaking artist advocacy work that has had a substantial impact on the lives of thousands of artists across Texas.

Donald Trump, Bribery & Extortion

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'I Was Wrong': Bloomberg Apologizes For Controversial Stop-And-Frisk Policy. LOL, a desperate and politically dead Bloomberg admits he was wrong on “Stop and Frisk”. What a jerk. He attacked the Courts when a judge told him he was violating the Constitution. I can’t stand phony hypocrites like Bloomberg. He is lying. He made a political decision to sacrifice the rights of Blacks and Hispanics back then to appease is more conservatove White supporters and he now wants our support for his ill advised presidential run. He really thinks we are fools. Go back to hanging out with your golfing buddy Donald Trump.

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Lawyer Responds: John Oliver SLAPPs Back? (Real Law Review)

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20 Questions for New Artists Part 7: Sound Recording Aggregators

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[From 20 Questions for New Artists by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell]. An independent artist is practically required to sign up with an aggregator in order to have your works serviced to many online outlets–some aggregators service hundreds of different retailers. (So So one example of a pre-existing contract under Question #10 may be a band member’s contract with a sound recording aggregator.).

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Should the Copyright Office’s Best Practices Shine Sunlight on the Unmatched?

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[This post first appeared in the MusicTechPolicy Monthly newsletter. Become an email follower of this blog to get your copy.]. The Music Modernization Act is a litigation magnet because of its failure to mandate a wholistic solution to the controversial black box. There are two commercially available systems that can address the problem.

Witness reveals what President Trump said on Ukraine phone call

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Key Moments From the Trump Impeachment Hearing, Day 2 | NYT News

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Elephant In The Impeachment Hearing: Trump Hands Russia Big Wins | Rache.

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Inside the Founding Fathers’ Debate Over What Constituted an Impeachable Offense | History | Smithsonian

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"The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia was winding down, the draft of the United States’ supreme law almost finished, and George Mason, the author of Virginia’s Declaration of Rights, was becoming alarmed.

Adam Schiff impeachment hearing full opening remarks

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Which Legal Research Service Do Law Students Prefer? The Answer May Surprise You

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If you had to guess which legal research service law students prefer, you’d probably answer Westlaw. After all, back in the early days of legal research, West pioneered the idea of giving law students free access in the hope of creating career-long customers.

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Is It a Crime to Encourage Unauthorized Immigration? The Supreme Court Will Decide by Adam Liptak , nytimes.com November 11, 2019 06:25 AM An appeals court struck down a broad 1986 law under the First Amendment, saying it covers conversations between family members and legal advice.

How Does A Lawyer Get Competent in Tech? I Asked Twitter and Got 100+ Answers

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When I give presentations on lawyers’ ethical duty to be competent in technology, audience members often come up to me afterwards and ask something to the effect of, “Ok, I get it, but how do I become competent in technology?”

Supreme Court to tackle Trump's DACA termination

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'Explicit Impeachable Offenses': See Harvard Impeachment Expert Nail Tru.

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How Trump's Ukraine Conspiracy Backfired In The Impeachment Probe | The.

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Dems' Point Person For Impeaching Trump Won The Last Senate Impeachment.

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Trump's Stonewalling Adds To Impeachment Evidence | The Beat With Ari Me.

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