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  • Week In Review
    By Eric Lanter Edited By Elissa D. Hecker GENERAL NEWS America Votes in the Midterms The Democrats secured the House of Representatives and the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate, but there were nuances and there remain elections to be called. In the Senate, Democrat incumbents Claire McCaskill and ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-11-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Center for Art Law Case Law Updates
    The following case selection first appeared in this week's Center for Art Law newsletter: Pumpkin Season. The Gulbenkian family, one of the biggest names in the art market, is currently being sued before the High Court in London over the claim that it received almost $1.4 million for a Yayoi ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-11-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Save the Date: Nov. 28 Music Modernization Act at the Dallas Bar Association
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-12By Chris Castle
  • Preserving the Bond
    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.  They’re not particularly high mountains by comparison to Colorado, but they’re high enough to feel the altitude if you’re used to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-11By Chris Castle
  • Keller on Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money @daphnehk @StanfordCIS
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-08By Media Law Prof
  • Five Reasons Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan
    The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) allows each individual to exempt $11,180,000 from federal estate tax in 2018 ($11,400,000 in 2019). A married couple would need over $22,000,000 in assets before their estate would be subject to federal estate tax. With less individuals owing federal estate tax, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-07By Greg Duncan
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. The evolving relationship between record companies and music streamers The number of music companies offering opportunities for unsigned artists to distribute their works to digital retailers and access services has ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-07By musicandcopyright
  • Twice Looted, Twice Returned?
    By Shlomit Heering. Anyone familiar with art law cases today knows the importance of Nazi-era art claims and the restitution of artworks. However, while there may be a consensus regarding the moral imperative to return pieces looted during the Holocaust to survivors or their heirs, the murky provenance of such ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-06By centerforartlaw
  • Week In Review
    By Jana S. Farmer Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Supreme Court Reviews Google Class Action Settlement Over Privacy Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments whether it should allow or limit class-action settlements in which class members receive nothing, whereas their lawyers recover millions of dollars. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/us/politics/supreme-court-google-class-action-lawsuit.html?login=email&auth=login-email https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-31/high-court-justices-weigh-limits-on-settlements-in-google-case Dawn Spacecraft ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-11-06By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Rieger on Digitizing the Schoolhouse Gate @UFLaw
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-05By Media Law Prof
  • Hidy on Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination @xuwcb
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-05By Media Law Prof
  • COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/5/18)–The Progress to Production Chart for the Mechanical Licensing Collective
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-05By Editor Charlie
  • Please take the New Survey on Music Subscription Royalties
    Please spend a few minutes and take our "Artist Fans on Artist Royalties" survey. Your feedback is important! https://t.co/JWBw21PajO #irespectmusic — Editor Baker (@MusicTechPolicy) November 3, 2018 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-03By Editor Charlie
  • Packers fan finds counsel for First Amendment claim against Bears
    I have written about Beckman v. Chicago Bears, a lawsuit by a Bears season-ticket holder and Packers fan who was prevented from going onto the field in Packers gear. Proceeding pro se (although with some informal guidance for a time), Beckman survived a 12(b)(6) by a very forgiving district court. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-03By Howard Wasserman
  • Ireland-Piper and Crowe on Whistleblowing, National Security, and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication @drjoncrowe
    Danielle Ireland-Piper and Jonathan Crowe, both of Bond University School of Law, have published Whistleblowing, National Security and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication at 46 Federal Law Review 341 (2018). Here is the abstract. Whistleblowers promote the values of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-02By Media Law Prof
  • See SPOT Fall–Does the Decline of Spotify’s Stock Price Mean Anything? — Music Tech Solutions
    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? — Music Tech Solutions ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-02By Editor Charlie
  • FCC is All Ears to Small AM Stations Seeking More Power on the Air
    25760958Small low-power AM radio stations across the country may be in for a big boost.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed regulations last month to increase the power of more local stations while scaling back some of the interference protections currently enjoyed by the 57 Class A 50,000 watt stations ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-02By Conrad B. Wilton
  • Wischmeyer on The German Network Enforcement Act 2017
    Thomas Wischmeyer, Institut für Staatswissenschaft und Rechtsphilosophie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg; Faculty of Law, Bielefeld University, is publishing ‘What is Illegal Offline is Also Illegal Online’ – The German Network Enforcement Act 2017 in Fundamental Rights Protection Online: The Future Regulation of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-02By Media Law Prof
  • Tudon on Net Neutrality (A Primer)
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-02By Media Law Prof
  • Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Media Request For Access To Sealed Motions In Criminal Case Prior To Jury Selection
    The Supreme Court of Illinois has reversed a lower court ruling which would have allowed access to motions in limine sealed in a criminal case prior to jury selection. Intervenors were members of the media, who argued that the public ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-01By Media Law Prof
  • Taylor on the Sources of Free Speech in U.S. Higher Education @UTAustin
    ZW Taylor, University of Texas, Austin, has published Sources of Free Speech in U.S. Higher Education: What the Law Tells Us. Here is the abstract. This critical literature review discusses how U.S. law has addressed the issue of free speech ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-01By Media Law Prof
  • Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.
    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. the entertainment industry, in particular, goes pretty quiet at this time of the year. A ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-01By Gordon Firemark
  • The Basketball Hoops Trial: A Threat to Us All
    The Basketball Hoops Trial:  A Threat to Us AllRichard G. Johnson*A week ago, on October 24, 2018, James Gatto, Merl Code, and Christian Dawkins were convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud related to the University of Kansas, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, and North Carolina State University, all of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-01By Richard G. Johnson
  • Gordon on Atrocity Speech Law @ProfGSGordon
    Gregory S. Gordon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, has published Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition -- Introduction in Gregory S. Gordon, Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition (Oxford University Press, 2017). Hate speech is widely ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-01By Media Law Prof
  • Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney at Law Receives 2018 Los Angeles Award
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-01By Gordon Firemark
  • Balkin on The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age @jackbalkin
    Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School, is publishing The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age in the Buffalo Law Review, 2019 (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract. How do we pay for the digital public sphere? In the Second Gilded ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-10-31By Media Law Prof
  • 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
    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 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-10-31By Editor Charlie
  • Dance and Copyright: Legal “Steps” for Performers
    By Adelaide Saucier. Legal “steps” for dancers and choreographers: What are the legal basics for performing artists to protect their works? What does copyright entail? What is the legal recourse to infringement? ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-10-31By centerforartlaw
  • The Committee To Project Journalists' Global Impunity Index For 2018
    The Committee to Protect Journalists has published its Global Impunity Index for 2018, a list which indicates the countries in which governments tolerate the murder of members of the media. At the top of the list is Somalia, followed by ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-10-31By Media Law Prof
  • Mainstream Media Reports On Trump's Persisting Anti-Press Message
    The Washington Post reports on Trump's continuing anti-mainstream media rhetoric here (subscription may be required) as does CNN here. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-10-30By Media Law Prof