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Why Is TikTok Getting Banned? China’s National Intelligence Law

Music Technology Policy

There’s an easy answer to why TikTok has been banned in so many places and may well yet get banned in the US: China’s “ National Intelligence Law. ” China’s National Intelligence Law was enacted on June 27, 2017 and came into effect in July 2017.

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Michael Cohen Sent Back To Prison Over Refusal To Agree Not To Speak To Press Without Approval

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The New York Times reports that federal law enforcement returned Michael Cohen to prison after he refused to agree not to publish a book or to speak to the press without prior approval from the Bureau of Prisons while serving

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Can (and should) producers use COVID-19 waivers from cast and crew to limit their liability?

Gordon P. Firemark

The scenario. An actor client today told me that she’s been asked to sign a document before coming to work on a new project.

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The Royal Scam: Content ID and Google’s Massive Profits From Piracy and Crime

Music Technology Policy

Google and YouTube have managed to create a scam that has gone largely undetected and largely unpunished for a decade–illicit activity that is both seen through the sale of advertising and unseen through data scraping in the background.

LexisNexis Launches An All-New Premium Legal Research Service

Media Law

LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , that it says takes a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass

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hiQ Files Opposition Brief with Supreme Court in LinkedIn CFAA Data Scraping Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Last week, hiQ Labs, Inc. (“hiQ”) hiQ”) filed its brief urging the Supreme Court to deny LinkedIn Corp.’s s (“LinkedIn”) petition for a writ of certiorari in the Ninth Circuit’s blockbuster ruling in hiQ Labs, Inc. LinkedIn Corp. , 938 F.3d 985 (9th Cir. 2019).

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Tomorrow Our Blogging Series Continues with Jim Walker of Cruise Law News

Media Law

Last week Carolyn Elefant joined me as we kicked off a new series on behalf of LexBlog of live conversations with leading legal bloggers.

Judge Dismisses Nunes Attempt To Sue Twitter Over Bovine Account

Media Law Prof Blog

A judge has dismissed Representative Devin Nunes's lawsuit against Twitter over the content of the Twitter account @DevinCow because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act doesn't allow courts to treat social media platforms as publishers of the content of

Fauci opens up about why he's not being allowed on TV

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“Literally” Libel… Proof

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/122.

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Follow the Money: YouTube’s Failure to Pay Retroactively Gives “Conversion Rate” a Whole New Meaning

Music Technology Policy

One of the metrics one hears from the digerati is the term “conversion rate” which usually means the rate at which users of an ad-supported free service are “converted” to paying users, usually because they are so fed up with the advertising they are willing to pay.

For First Time in Decade, PACER Website Gets Major Update

Media Law

A new design rolled out yesterday for the website of the U.S. Courts Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) program, the site’s first major update in a decade.

Fagan on Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities in the European Journal of Law and Economics. Here is the abstract. This Article presents a model of the lawmakers' choice between implementing a new

Watching Fox News Coincides with Higher COVID-19 Death Rates | NowThis

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I Say It Here: As Predicted, EFF and Durie Tangri to Defend Internet Archive To Keep the Massive Infringement Flowing

Music Technology Policy

According to Silicon Valley mouthpiece Torrentfreak , guess who is going to be defending the Internet Archive and the eponymous Mr. Kahle in their massive copyright infringement suit from publishers?

2016 Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

Music Technology Policy

[I’m very happy to report that Maria Schneider is leading a class action against YouTube filed July 2. If they’d just listened to her in this 2016 post on MTP. Maybe next time.

Stop Senator @RonWyden and Big Tech from Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273 the CASE Act

Music Technology Policy

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is up to his old secret trickery, this time on Senate Bill 1273 the CASE Act. We need to do something about it. The CASE Act is the bipartisan copyright small claims legislation that is inches from becoming the law of the land.

New Legal Research Tool Taps Into Caselaw Access Project’s 6.7M Cases

Media Law

It is rare that I get to report on a new legal research tool. Even so-called startups in legal research, such as Casetext and ROSS, have been in business since 2014 or earlier. But today I have news of a new entrant in the field, BuzzyCite.

Tomorrow: A Live Conversation About Blogging with MyShingle’s Carolyn Elefant

Media Law

Join me tomorrow as I kick off a new series on behalf of LexBlog , This Week in Legal Blogging , starting with a conversation with one of the leading bloggers in the legal profession, Carolyn Elefant, founder of MyShingle.com.

ABA Forum on Communications Law Seeking Participants For Annual Moot Court Competition

Media Law Prof Blog

The ABA's Forum on Communications Law is seeking your help in recruiting talented law students to compete in the Forum's annual moot court competition, which is designed to provide a career advancement opportunity for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in

Tilley on (Re)Categorizing Defamation @CristinaTilley

Media Law Prof Blog

Cristina Tilley, University of Iowa College of Law, is publishing (Re)Categorizing Defamation in volume 94 of the Tulane Law Review (2020). Here is the abstract. This Article makes a tort-based argument for reassessing modern defamation law. It opens by considering

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Tilley on (Re)Categorizing Defamation @CristinaTilley

Media Law Prof Blog

Cristina Tilley, University of Iowa College of Law, is publishing (Re)Categorizing Defamation in volume 94 of the Tulane Law Review (2020). Here is the abstract. This Article makes a tort-based argument for reassessing modern defamation law. It opens by considering

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The Importance of Fact Checking

Media Law Prof Blog

On a recent episode of the Pen Pod: a discussion with SNOPES journalist Alex Kasprak about the importance of fact-checking

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During Briefing, State Department Avoids Question About Bolton's New Book

Media Law Prof Blog

During a recent interview, a State Department employee cut off a Reuters reporter's question about John Bolton's new book in order to allow Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to move on to other questions. More here from USA Today.

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Another State Moves Closer to Mandating Tech CLE, But Limited to Cybersecurity

Media Law

A third state could soon join the two that require technology training as part of a lawyer’s obligation to undergo continuing legal education. Two states currently require mandatory tech CLE.

6/25: A Special ‘Ask Us Anything’ Edition Of Our Legaltech Journalists’ Roundtable

Media Law

For our weekly, live legaltech journalists’ roundtable tomorrow, we’re going to do something slightly different — make it an AMA (ask me anything) episode.

LawNext: Court Buddy Founder James Jones Jr. on Being A Black Entrepreneur in Legal Tech

Media Law

In 2015, the husband-and-wife team of James Jones Jr. and Kristina Jones founded Court Buddy , a service that matches consumers with vetted lawyers at affordable prices. Last November, the couple stepped aside from the business to pursue other interests.

On the latest LawNext: Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur on Enhancing Access to Justice

Media Law

Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur is one of the world’s leading scholars on access to justice.

New Global Legal Tech Report Charts State of Legal Tech Across Asia-Pacific Region

Media Law

In April I reported on the release by the Global Legal Tech Report of its report on Australia, the first in a planned series of regional reports on legal tech worldwide, which will culminate in a global report in November. Now, the GLTR has released reports covering Asia and New Zealand.

Latest SixFifty Product Helps Churches Assess Readiness To Resume Services

Media Law

Last month, I wrote about the launch by SixFifty , the technology subsidiary of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati , of the Return-to-Work Toolset , a tool to help U.S. businesses safely transition their employees back to work as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders expire.

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The Fight Over Police Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

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Covid-19 has revealed a pre-existing pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich | Global development | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

P overty is suddenly all over the front page. As coronavirus ravages the globe, its wholly disproportionate impact on poor people and marginalised communities is inescapable.

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Litera TV Marks 300th Show With New Lineup Of Legal Tech Experts As Hosts

Media Law

In a year of so many challenges and difficulties, an unexpected highlight for me has been the opportunity to participate as a host on Litera TV , a daily live stream of interviews, educational programs, and tips around legal tech and legal practice produced by the document technology company Litera.

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The MAGA Church

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Legal Tech Companies Offer Free Products In Civil Rights Cases

Media Law

Two legal technology companies said this week that they are offering free access to their products to attorneys involved in civil rights matters. Legal research company Casetext is offering free access to its Compose brief automation for Title VII motions through the remainder of the summer.