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  • Moral of the Story – Terminating Talent For Bad Behavior Remains Risky Business
    The nearly two-year legal saga between television host Tavis Smiley and PBS appears headed for its final chapter next month when the parties face off in trial.  Central to the dispute is the meaning and scope of the morals clause in Smiley’s contract with PBS.  PBS terminated its 14-year partnership ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-25By Conrad B. Wilton
  • Call For Applications: Visiting Professor, LSU Law Center, 2020-2021 Academic Year
    LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a visiting professor for the 2020-21 academic year or for Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 in the following areas: federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, and evidence. Applicants should ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-24By Media Law Prof
  • Garon on Dysregulating the Media: The Unintentional Deregulation of American Media @NSULawCollege @GaronJon
    Jon Garon, Shepard Broad College of Law, has published Dysregulating the Media: The Unintentional Deregulation of American Media. Here is the abstract. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Apple have been joined by Disney+, Twitch, Facebook and others to supplant the broadcast ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-22By Media Law Prof
  • MTP Podcast: The CASE Act and Senator Ron Wyden’s Google Connection
    Shownotes for the Podcast: Even More Bad Faith From Ron Wyden on Copyright Small Claims Legislation musictechpolicy.com/2020/01/16/even…ms-legislation/ CASE Act Materials (Flow Chart, Explanation of Holds) artistrightswatchdotcom.files.wordpress.com/202…pdf Senator Ben Sasse’s Data Center Influences–What’s Up With Senator Ben Sasse’s Vicious Little Amendment on Pre-72? musictechpolicy.com/2018/06/28/what…ment-on-pre-72/ Are Data Centers The New Cornhusker Kickback ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-21By Chris Castle
  • Book Review: “Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime” (2019)
    By Yuchen Xie. “I know of no notable female forgers in the history of forgery.” Noah Charney, The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of Master Forgers (2015) “There is no doubting that women have been actively involved in art crime.” Penelope Jackson, Females in the Frame: Women, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-21By centerforartlaw
  • Week In Review
    By La-Vaughnda A. Taylor Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below are last week's topics of interest broken down into Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News Entertainment New Arena for #MeToo Cases: Defamation Suits There are new cases stemming from the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault cases. Those accusers whose allegations ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2020-01-21By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • The Trumpet that Shall Never Call Retreat
    Not as famous as some of his other speeches but one of the great ones.  He gave the speech on March 25, 1965 after leading a march of 25,000 from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.  Of his many life lessons, it must also be said that students of rhetoric would do ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-20By Chris Castle
  • So Much For the Public Interest: Sonos CEO @Patrick_Spence Reveals the Harsh Retaliation of Google and Amazon
    If you’ve ever been to the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco’s toney Nob Hill, you can’t miss the hotel’s famous restaurant called The Big Four.  The eponymous paean to 19th Century monopolists, “The Big Four” are railroad men: C. P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins and of course Leland Stanford, for ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-20By Chris Castle
  • Ninth Circuit: Press Has Qualified Right of Access To Newly Filed Civil Complaints That Attaches When Complaints Are Filed
    The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the press has a "qualified right of timely access to newly filed civil nonconfidential complaints that attaches when the complaint is filed. However this right does not entitle the press to immediate access to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-17By Media Law Prof
  • The Dopamine Delivery Device: The Android/Fair Use Connection
    If you’ve ever seen The Insider starring Russell Crowe, you know the story of Dr. Jeffrey Wygant, the whistleblower’s whistleblower.  Dr. Wygant worked for one of the Big Tobacco companies (Brown and Williamson) to help them perfect nicotine addiction.  He eventually couldn’t take it anymore and went public with his ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-17By Chris Castle
  • A Billion Dollars
    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/117 WIPO opens consultation on the copyright questions raised by creative AI | Complete Music UpdateLabels & Publishers ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-17By Firemark Law Team
  • Even More Bad Faith from @RonWyden on Copyright Small Claims Legislation
    [This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch] Cap on stat. damages in the Copyright Act is $150K. Cap in the #CASEAct is $15K. Cap in Oregon small claims ct is $10K. @RonWyden proposes reducing CASEAct stat damages to $750–a 95% reduction. That barely covers fees for bringing the case. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-17By Chris Castle
  • From the Fourth Estate: Translations Now Available of the Journalism Code of Practice
    From the Fourth Estate: Translations available of the Journalism Code of Practice Arabic https://www.fourthestate.org/media/files/files/2c5b3d09/fourthestate-code-of-practice-arabic.pdf Chinese https://www.fourthestate.org/media/files/files/066d3c10/fourthestate-code-of-practice-chinese_1zNDwci.pdf French https://www.fourthestate.org/media/files/files/aeac4ffa/fourthestate-code-of-practice-french.pdf German https://www.fourthestate.org/media/files/files/fc995c31/fourthestate-code-of-practice-german.pdf Hindi https://www.fourthestate.org/media/files/files/3c922136/fourthestate-code-of-practice-hindi_Y7YWzAw.pdf Spanish https://www.fourthestate.org/media/files/files/b5a473e7/fourthestate-code-of-practice-spanish.pdf ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-16By Media Law Prof
  • Iowa Legislature Refuses To Grant Blogger Press Credentials
    The Iowa Legislature has refused press credentials to Laura Belin, who criticizes its policies on her blog, Bleeding Heartland. The AP notes that both Houses of the Legislature, which is controlled by the Republicans, justified the refusal by saying either ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-16By Media Law Prof
  • Tushnet on Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes @rtushnet
    Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School, is publishing Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes in Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet (volume 10, 2019). Here is the abstract. Where everything, including bad behavior, can be found ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-15By Media Law Prof
  • New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Streaming hits new milestone as US recorded-music consumption rises again US recorded-music consumption has registered a very positive year, with streaming again boosting consumption levels to record highs, according to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-15By musicandcopyright
  • Avoiding A Trip to A U.S. Consulate
    Depending on the consulate and a person’s nationality, a “renewal by mail” option is “sometimes” available for artists who are applying for the same visa (O, P, F, etc) within 1 year of the last one. For example, a famous conductor who comes to the U.S. each year on O-1 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-14By ggartslaw
  • Pedrioli on Whether Incitement Is Easier To Punish on the Internet Than It Is On Television
    Carlo Pedrioli, Liverpool Hope University, has published Is Incitement on the Internet Easier to Punish than Incitement on Television? A Case Study of the Koran-Burning of Florida Pastor Terry Jones at Free Speech, Privacy and Media: Comparative Perspectives 49 (Russell ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-14By Media Law Prof
  • Samples on Why the Government Should Not Regulate Content Moderation of Social Media @JohnSamplesCato
    John Samples, Cato Institute, has published Why the Government Should Not Regulate Content Moderation of Social Media as Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 865. Here is the abstract. President Trump recently complained that Google searches are biased against Republicans and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-14By Media Law Prof
  • Art and Restorative Justice: Transformative Healing Through Expression
    By Madhulika Murali. As of 2019, 5% of the world’s population resides on the territory of the United States.[1] However, the US prison population makes up 25% of the world’s prison population, with the country assuming the leader position in global incarceration rates.[2] Since the 1970s, incarceration in America has ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-14By centerforartlaw
  • Guest Post: Mr. Muzzey Goes to China: How One Composer is Using Detection Services to Get Paid on Unlicensed Music Uses
    By Kerry Muzzey [We’re honored to have Kerry Muzzey back again to tell his story of how one composer is working with music detection services and his US PRO to catch thousands of unlicensed uses in China and elsewhere.  Really incredible tale well told.  This post was created from a ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-14By Chris Castle
  • Week In Review
    By Eric Lanter Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News Entertainment ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. Files SDNY Action Against Coda Publishing, Inc. This week, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. filed a suit in the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2020-01-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Cronin on Damsels in Distress: Copyright Woes of Perry and Polly @gwlaw
    Charles Cronin, George Washington University Law School, has published Damsels in Distress: Copyright Woes of Perry and Polly. Here is the abstract. On July 29, 2019 a jury in Los Angeles awarded Marcus Gray damages of nearly three million dollars ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-10By Media Law Prof
  • Libel in Fiction Q: My main character is loosely based on a real person. I mean, that's who inspired me. I never identify him by name (he's my ex-friend) and I've made up 90% of the events that happen in the book. I'm worried after the book becomes successful, that ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-10By Copylaw
  • Moon on Whether Freedom of Expression Has a Future @richard_moon
    Richard Moon, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, has published Does Freedom of Expression Have a Future? Here is the abstract. A commitment to free speech means protecting speech for reasons that are independent of the truth or merit of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-09By Media Law Prof
  • Skorup and Huddleston on The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law, Section 230, and the Future of Online Curation @bskorup @jrhuddles @Mercatus
    Brent Skorup, George Mason University Mercatus Center, and Jennifer Huddleston, Mercatus Center, are publishing The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law, Section 230, and the Future of Online Curation in the Oklahoma Law Review. Here is the abstract. As ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-09By Media Law Prof
  • Mueller on Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency @miltonmueller
    Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology, is publishing Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency in Cato Institute Policy Analysis (no. 876) (2019). Here is the abstract. Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 876, 2019 Social media ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-09By Media Law Prof
  • NPR Accepting Applications For New Transparency in Government Legal Fellow Position @NPR
    NPR is accepting applications for its new Transparency in Government Legal Fellow. Under the guidance of NPR staff lawyers, the fellow will work with journalists at NPR to obtain access to public records that shed light on the operations of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-08By Media Law Prof
  • Silbey, Subotnik, and DiCola on Existential Copyright and Professional Photography @JSilbey
    Jessica M. Silbey, Northeastern University School of Law, Eva E. Subotnik, St. John's University School of Law, and Peter C. DiCola, Northwestern University School of Law, have published Existential Copyright and Professional Photography at 95 Notre Dame L. Rev. 263 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-07By Media Law Prof
  • Book Review: “Art Law and the Business of Art” (2019)
    By Angela Dimery. Having practiced in multinational law firms in London, before crossing over into the art business as General Counsel at Christie’s London for two decades, Martin Wilson, the now Chief General Counsel at Phillips auction house in London, saw art law go from an unknown concept to a ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2020-01-07By centerforartlaw