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

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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.

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.

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Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award

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Press Release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award. Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement. LOS ANGELES October 24, 2018 — Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law has been selected for the 2018 Los Angeles Award in the Attorney category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

The First Rule of Lawfare: Is Google’s Active Measures Campaign on Article 13 a Trial Run for Election Meddling by a US Non-State Actor?

Music Technology Policy

Well, I wake up in the morning. Fold my hands and pray for rain. I got a head full of ideas. That are drivin’ me insane. It’s a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor. I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more. From Maggie’s Farm, written by Bob Dylan.

Offering Flat-Fee, Limited-Scope Legal Help, New Site Sounds Like Avvo Legal Services, But with Key Differences

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In July, six months after acquiring Avvo , Internet Brands said it was shutting down Avvo Legal Services , the controversial program that provided fixed-fee, limited-scope legal services through a network of attorneys and that had raised the ire of many an ethics regulator.

Keller on Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money @daphnehk @StanfordCIS

Media Law Prof Blog

Daphne Keller, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, has published Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money as Hoover Institution's Aegis Paper Series; 1807 (2018). Here is the abstract. Policymakers increasingly ask Internet platforms like Facebook to

Buzzfeed News profiles Marc Randazza and explores his high-profile, controversial cases

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Marc Randazza, the lawyer working to protect First Amendment rights of people spewing socially undesirable speech, recently opened up to Buzzfeed News about his devotion to the First Amendment and how representing neo-Nazis, trolls, and Satanists helps him uphold what he believes is one of the most important ideals this country was founded upon. The […]. ethics First Amendment free speech internet law law practice misc

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Project Provides Access to All U.S. Case Law, Covering 360 Years

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Launching today is the capstone to a massive project executed over the last three years to digitize all U.S. case law, some 6.4 million cases dating all the way back to 1658, a span of 360 years. The Caselaw Access Project site launching today makes all published U.S.

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

FBI finds increase in number of hate crimes reported

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WSJ Article on Geolocation Data Highlights Risks for Fund Managers

New Media and Technology Law

Last week the WSJ published an article detailing how companies are monetizing smartphone location data by selling it to hedge fund clients. The data vendor featured in the WSJ article obtains geolocation data from about 1,000 apps that fund managers use to predict trends involving public companies. However, as we’ve noted , the use of alternative data collection for investment research purposes may give rise to a host of potential issues under relevant laws.

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.

Rieger on Digitizing the Schoolhouse Gate @UFLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Joshua Rieger, University of Florida College of Law, has published Digitizing the Schoolhouse Gate: Protecting Students' Off-Campus Cyberspeech by Switching the Safety on Tinker's Trigger at 70 Florida Law Review 695 (2018). Here is the abstract. Secondary-school students regularly engage

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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FCC Reminder About Activation of the Online Public Inspection File – Potential Impact of Noncompliance at License Renewal Time

Broadcast Law Blog

By March 1 of 2018, all radio stations were to have activated their online public file. We wrote about how that activation should be done here , and answered other questions about the online public file for radio here. Yet, from my own review, and from what I have heard from engineers who conduct reviews of broadcaster’s FCC compliance for the Alternate Broadcast Inspection Programs sponsored by state broadcast associations, there remain stations that have not yet complied with the requirement.

See SPOT Fall–Does the Decline of Spotify’s Stock Price Mean Anything? — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

What’s happening with the Spotify stock price? Chris Castle argues that the main downward driver for SPOT is the market catching up to the Spotify inflated DPO price and its subsequent insider-heavy stock sales. via See SPOT Fall–Does the Decline of Spotify’s Stock Price Mean Anything?

Just-Launched WindTalker Offers A Unique Approach to Document Encryption and Redaction

Media Law

Two months ago, I reported on a preview I’d seen of WindTalker , describing it as a document-security product unlike anything I’d seen. This week, WindTalker makes its formal debut, launching as a cloud-based content-security platform with an initial focus on the legal sector.

Wischmeyer on The German Network Enforcement Act 2017

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

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FCC Opens Settlement Window for Mutually Exclusive LPTV and TV Translator Applications from the Special Displacement Window

Broadcast Law Blog

Please take the New Survey on Music Subscription Royalties

Music Technology Policy

Please spend a few minutes and take our "Artist Fans on Artist Royalties" survey. Your feedback is important! link] #irespectmusic. — Editor Baker (@MusicTechPolicy) November 3, 2018. Ethical Pool Surveys Fan Awareness Subscription Royalties

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Legal Tech Entrepreneur and Blogger Ivy Grey Joins WordRake

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Ivy B. Grey , a well-known legal technology entrepreneur and blogger, has joined legal-editing software company WordRake as director of business strategy, the company is announcing today. Grey will be responsible for helping to accelerate WordRake’s growth and further develop the software.

Clarke and Piper on A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants @Carleton_U

Media Law Prof Blog

Amanda Clarke, Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration, and Benjamin Pipe, National Judicial Institute, have published A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants at 21 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 1 (2018).

Newly Elected Native Congresswomen Deb Haaland on Climate Change and Sup.

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Demands to Pull Attack Ads in the Closing Days of the Election – What is a Station to Do?

Broadcast Law Blog

As we approach Election Day, the political ads seem to be getting more and more frequent, and often more and more nasty. We provided this overview of what a station should do when it gets an attack ad two years ago, and the ads have not become kinder in the intervening period, so we will publish it again (with a few revisions).

Save the Date! NYC Music Business & Law Conference November 16

Music Technology Policy

I’m honored to be included in a panel at the New York State Bar Association’s annual Music Business & Law Conference on November 16 with truly awesome panelists. 11:50am-12:50 pm Music Modernization Act (US) / International Developments. The Music Modernization Act could be the most consequential copyright legislation in a generation.

Results Are In: The Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery Challenge Survey

Media Law

Hidy on Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination @xuwcb

Media Law Prof Blog

Kathleen Hidy, Xavier University College of Business, is publishing Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination: A First Amendment Judicial Tightrope Walk With Rights and Risks Hanging in the Balance in the Marquette Law Review. Here is the abstract. This Article

Trump clashes with Jim Acosta in testy exchange

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November Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EAS Form Three, LPTV and FM Repacking Reimbursement Costs, and FM Translator Long-Form Applications

Broadcast Law Blog

November is perhaps the month with the lightest schedule of routine FCC regulatory filing obligations – with no requirements for EEO Public File Reports, Quarterly Issues Programs or Children’s Television Reports. Nor are there other routine obligations that come up in the course of any year, though during November of 2019, broadcasters will be preparing for next year’s December 1 Biennial Ownership Report deadline.

COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/5/18)–The Progress to Production Chart for the Mechanical Licensing Collective

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–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. It should be considered a draft, but we hope that it will solidify over the next few weeks.

Fastcase CEO Explains Why He Acquired A Dormant Legal News Site

Media Law

On the surface, the Fastcase acquisition of legal news site Law Street , reported here yesterday , may seem puzzling, given that the site has been dormant for more than a year. But Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO, says there were good reasons for the acquisition. Speaking by phone last night, Walters said that expanding into legal news is consistent with Fastcase’s ongoing mission to become as robust a legal research platform as LexisNexis and Westlaw.

Tudon on Net Neutrality (A Primer)

Media Law Prof Blog

Jose Tudon M., ITAM Business School, has published A Primer on Net Neutrality. Here is the abstract. The Economist puts it best: “The details around network neutrality, the principle that internet-service providers (ISPs) must treat all sorts of web traffic

36 Million in U.S. Cast Early Votes, Shattering Records for Young People.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FCC Adopts Change in Rules Eliminating Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Certain Contracts

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday adopted an Order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters file with the Commission copies of certain contracts, agreements and other documents relating to ownership and control – instead relying on the obligations to either upload the documents to a station’s online public file, or to place a list of the documents in the public file (with information listing the parties involved, and the dates of execution and of expiration).

Ethical Pool: More for few or fewer for more – The Results of a Comparative Study on Pro Rata and User Centric Distribution Models from Finland — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

An academic statistical analysis from Finland raises interesting questions about user-centric royalty systems. via Ethical Pool: More for few or fewer for more – The Results of a Comparative Study on Pro Rata and User Centric Distribution Models from Finland — Music Tech Solutions. Ethical Pool Music Modernization Act Dr. Jari Muikku Dr. Pradeep Durgam Finnish Musicians Union Lottaliina Pokkinen user-centric royalties

Farrah Pepper, Innovation Counsel for Marsh & McLennan, Wins Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award

Media Law

Farrah Pepper, chief legal innovation counsel for Marsh & McLennan Companies , has been named the winner of the fourth annual Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award, given in honor of my friend and former colleague Monica Bay , the longtime editor-in-chief of the the former ALM publication Law Technology News.