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  • Oldies and Goodies
    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/113 California Governor signs two controversial bills affecting entertainment and sportsBILLIONS LAWSUIT BEATEN BY SHOWTIME ORAL ARGUMENTS HELD in ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-18By Firemark Law Team
  • Law Enforcement Training Company Seeks To Interrogate Netflix After “When They See Us” Series Blames Company For Encouraging False Confessions
    Neflix’s original series “When They See Us” was released in May of this year and portrayed the prosecution of five teenagers of color who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in Manhattan’s Central Park in 1989.  The series depicts the detectives and police abusing the teens, isolating them ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-18By Conrad B. Wilton
  • @ericdharvey Misses Music Twitter’s Defining Feature: Refuse Licenses and Pay Zero Royalties via @ArtistRights Watch
    Eric Harvey has a great must-read article in Pitchfork about what he describes as “Music Twitter” (“How Twitter Changed Music“).  Mr. Harvey makes that case that Twitter was designed with both music and the music business in mind.  That is certainly true.  Twitter couldn’t be a more perfect way for ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-17By Chris Castle
  • Book Review: “Artist, Authorship & Legacy: A Reader” (2018)
    By Jana S. Farmer. Artist, Authorship & Legacy is a collection of twenty-two interdisciplinary essays edited by Daniel McClean, art attorney in California and the United Kingdom, author and independent curator, who also contributed an introduction and his own essay on artists’ estates to this volume. Other contributors include artists, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-15By centerforartlaw
  • Southern Methodist Law Review Forum Open For Responses To Law Review Articles: Engage In the Dialogue! @SMULawReview
    The SMU Law Review Forum is inviting responses to its latest issue, The Free Speech Symposium, or to any specific article in it, from interested readers. The editors have made submission links available here. https://smulawjournals.org/smulr/ https://smulawjournals.org/smulrforum/submissions/response-submissions/ ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-15By Media Law Prof
  • Loophole Competition: Is Google’s News’ Richard Gingras the Counterpart of YouTube’s Lyor Cohen? via ArtistRightsWatch
    We’re all well aware of how Google uses self-manufactured loopholes in the DMCA safe harbor to enrich itself at the expense of artists, and run their loophole traps while appearing to “help” artists deal with the Google manufactured whackamole on YouTube with “tools” like Content ID.  (See Ellen Seidler’s teaching ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-14By Editor Charlie
  • 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 Tina Tchen, Ex-Obama Aide, Will Take Over Time's Up The advocacy organization Time's Up announced this week that Tina Tchen, former chief of ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-10-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • @kantrowitz: As Google Backlashes Have Risen And Fallen, So Have Its Grants To News Organizations via @artistrights
    [Editor Charlie sez: Google attacks journalists with one hand, doles out the charm offensive cash with the other.] Over more than a decade, Google and foundations run by its leaders have given hundreds of millions of dollars to journalists and news organizations around the world, sponsoring drones in Nigeria and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-11By Editor Charlie
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 10/11/19
    Copyright in State Legal Materials – Looking Back to 1888 — Zvi Rosen takes a closer look at the three 19th century decisions that Public Resource is relying on in a case the Supreme Court will hear this term. The question involves the scope of the “edicts of law” doctrine, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-11By Terry Hart
  • University of Illinois Claims NPR Reporters Are U Employees For Purposes of Title IX Reporting; ProPublica Rejects Claim
    ProPublica has responded to a claim from the University of Illinois (Springfield) that NPR Illinois reporters who also report for ProPublica are considered mandatory reporters under a relevant Illinois statute and must turn over information they uncover during sexual harassment ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-11By Media Law Prof
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Rollout of 5G networks offers a whole new dimension of music collaboration and connection With the distribution of recorded music now an access-dominated business, the means by which music fans ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-09By musicandcopyright
  • Two for the Price of One: Recent US Legal Developments in Nazi-Looted Art
    By Timothy Chung. “Time is lost, which never will renew.” Vergil, The Georgics, Book 3. [1] As those who bring claims under the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 (the “HEAR Act”) know,[2] time is making it hard for the heirs of Jewish art collectors to reclaim what was ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-08By centerforartlaw
  • @artistrights: As Predicted, Google Refuses to Comply with EU Copyright Directive #ThisIsWhatMonopolyLooksLike
    Journalist enemy #1 The first time I met with the French Minister of Culture, we met at their offices at the historic Palais-Royal complex which is also home to the Comédie-Française, the oldest active theater group in the world (founded in 1630).  The French take their culture very seriously.  One ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-08By Chris Castle
  • I'm quoted in Fortune: Twitter Took a Trump Tweet Down, but Should It Have? And is Nickelback to Blame?   In Jeff John Roberts' column in Fortune I talk about Fair Use, and the expanding scope of transformative use in the context of political discussion.     Add caption ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-08By Copylaw
  • SMU Law Review's Free Speech Symposium: The 100th Anniversary of Schenck and Abrams @SMULawReview @SMULawSchool
    The Southern Methodist University Law Review has published scholarship from its recent Free Speech Symposium in its current issue. Read the articles online here. A great line-up of authors! Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., The Lessons of 1919 Dale Carpenter, Born ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-07By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Angela Peco Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below for your convenience are topics from Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News Entertainment Copyright Suit Against Jerry Seinfeld is Dismissed U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan ruled that the lawsuit against Jerry Seinfeld was barred under the 3-year statute of ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-10-07By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • You Don’t Need Permission to Sample Music?! Hip-hop, Copyright, and Transformative Use
    By Naomi Owolabi Transformative art (often defensed under fair use), is the newest court-created exception to the use of copyrighted works. Transformation allows someone to use someone else's work without authorization. The concept is based on the idea that if the 'purpose and character' is transformed by the use, then ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-10-05By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • California’s Fair Pay to Play Act: This is Only The First Quarter
    We previously wrote about California Senate Bill 206, the “Fair Pay to Play Act,” back in April, and now Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed that bill into law.[1] The law becomes effective on January 1, 2023. After numerous revisions to the bill since our last post, here is a quick ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-05By Jason Mueller and Robert Hough
  • Day on Monopolizing Free Speech
    Gregory Day, University of Georgia, C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, is publishing Monopolizing Free Speech in the Fordham Law Review. Here is the abstract. The First Amendment prevents the government from suppressing speech, though individuals can ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-04By Media Law Prof
  • Guest Post by @cagoldberglaw:  Scared as Hell: Section 230 Denies Access to Justice, Not Free Speech Protection
    By Carrie A. Goldberg [We are honored to be able to post this article by one of the great lawyers of our time, Carrie Goldberg author of the new book Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls and victim rights lawyer extraordinaire.  Carrie is going after Grindr for putting a product ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-04By Chris Castle
  • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Fall Meeting
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Program (3.5 hours of CLE credit, professional practice) 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking Reception co-sponsored by and to take place at UBS, 200 Park Avenue (Met Life Building at Grand Central), 18th floor To Register: http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=EASLFA19 ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE Money In, ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-10-04By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Strasser on Pickering, Garcetti, and Academic Freedom @CapitalLaw
    Mark Strasser, Capital University Law School, has published Pickering, Garcetti, and Academic Freedom at 83 Brooklyn Law Review 579 (2018). Here is the abstract. While the United States Supreme Court long ago recognized that individuals do not lose their free ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-10-02By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Lisa Ornest Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News Entertainment Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow? This case was filed in 2014, but an en banc retrial was set to go before the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-10-01By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • The DMCA Still is Not An Alibi: How is Google Search Like the Ford Pinto?
    Music Technology Policy YouTube and Google are both fit for purpose, it’s just that the purpose is unfit. The Pinto Gap Google frequently defends what I would call the “Pinto Gap”–Google’s business practice named after the notorious Ford Pinto model with the exploding gas tank.  Why the “Pinto Gap”?  Because ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-30By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 09/27/19
    The Future of What | Episode #165 : Unpacking The C.A.S.E. Act — The latest episode of the podcast from Music Business Association president Portia Sabin features Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple and Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid to talk about the copyright small claims bill and other recent developments ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-27By Terry Hart
  • Book Review: “The Bouvier Affair: A True Story” (2019)
    By Jacqueline Crispino. “Beauty will save the world” Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot. Is there a saving grace in the Bouvier Affair? Or is it nothing but scandals and drama? The ownership saga of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is a salacious and rather unattractive spectacle. As with many spectacles, this ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-25By centerforartlaw
  • @musictechsolve: Is Spotify Stock Quietly Tanking?
    UPDATE:  This post originally appeared on 9/24 in MusicTech.Solutions before reading that on 9/23 Wells Fargo initiated coverage of Spotify at “Underperform” with a $115 price target.  (The stock touched $115 during the trading day on 9/24).  As of this writing, the consensus price target is $159 according to NASDAQ’s ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-25By Chris Castle
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. US leading global recorded-music sales to fifth consecutive year of growth With all the world’s major recorded-music markets and several smaller ones having published midyear trade figures, Music & Copyright’s ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-25By musicandcopyright
  • Week In Review
    By Chantelle A. Gyamfi Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: ENTERTAINMENT Shane Gillis Dropped From 'S.N.L.' Cast Amid Criticism of Racist Slurs Newly hired comedian Shane Gillis, along with 2 other new castmates, was ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-09-25By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Cetina Presuel and Martinez Sierra on Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors @RodrigoCetina
    Rodrigo Cetina Presuel and J. Martinez Sierra have published Algorithms and the News: Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors at 18 Revista De Comunicación 261-285 (2019). Here is the abstract. With billons of users, social media platforms (e.g. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-24By Media Law Prof