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  • New From LSU Press: Eric P. Robinson, Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law @lsupress
    Newly published: Eric P. Robinson, University of South Carolina, has published Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law (LSU Press, 2018). Here, from the publisher's website, is a description of the book's contents. In the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-11By Media Law Prof
  • Time Magazine's Person of the Year: The Journalists Who Seek Out, and Speak Truth
    Time Magazine has named its person of the year: journalists, whom it has described as the guardians who speak out about truth, all around the world. Here's a link to the magazine's cover story on them, and on what Time ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-11By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Angela Peco Edited by Elissa D. Hecker GENERAL NEWS President Trump Will Nominate William Barr as Attorney General William Barr previously served as Attorney General under George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993. As head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, he advanced a strong view of ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-12-11By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Shapira on How the Legal System Facilitates Investigative Journalism
    Roy Shapira, Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Interdisciplinary Center, is publishing Law As Source: How the Legal System Facilitates Investigative Journalism in volume 37 of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Here is the abstract. Legal ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-10By Media Law Prof
  • Supremes Shut TVEyes
    The Supreme Court turned down the petition of TVEyes for reconsideration of the ruling of the Second Circuit that TVEyes infringed Fox News copyrights. TVEyes is a media monitoring service that records virtually all TV news broadcasts in a searchable database. Subscribers can search for content by keyword and download ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-08By Jody Simon
  • Boaty McBoatface Uses Fight For the Future Dialer Tool to Lobby Rand Paul on HR 1695 from…Scotland
    We’ve said for years that Google shills use a variety of dodges to create the impression of grass roots support among legislatures–when it really isn’t there.  We think this because all of the snakes in the grass roots seem to be online, so rarely offline that it may as well ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-07By Chris Castle
  • Consigning a Work to a French Gallery: An Updated Guide
    By Louise Chevrier. Despite the romantic perception of French galleries, the realities of the relationship between artists, galleries and dealers may not be so idyllic, as is proved by recent cases before the courts, thereby shaping up the law of consignment contracts, most often used to formalize these relationships. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-07By centerforartlaw
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 12/07/18
    U.S. Instrument of Accession to the Berne Convention – An Untold Story — In one sense, the U.S. joins a treaty when the President signs it and the Senate concurs. But in a strictly formal sense, joining a treaty requires depositing the accession instrument with the treaty body—in the case ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-07By Terry Hart
  • FTC Swats Public Relations Firm and Publisher for Misleading Olympic-Themed Mosquito Repellant Product Endorsements and Native Advertisements
    On November 20, 2018, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed two FTC consent orders against two Georgia-based companies, Creaxion Corporation (“Creaxion”) and Inside Publications, LLC (“Inside”) and their principals[1] concerning the promotion and advertising of Health Pro Brands, Inc.’s new FIT Organic mosquito repellant during the 2016 Zika ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-07By Ted Max
  • Google Goes After Children as Lobbyists: What is to be done?
    My 13 year old son tried to convince me that Article 13 is horrid & that I should do my best as a musician's rights advocate to make sure it doesn't pass. I didn't fall for it. YouTube Recruits Children to Lobby Against Article 13 https://t.co/iXFaphOQNr … via @musictechpolicy — ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-06By Chris Castle
  • Infield Fly Rule is in Effect
    I am thrilled to announce that Infield Fly Rule is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball's Most (In)Famous Rule has been published by McFarland Press. This brings together all the writing I have been doing on the subject since 2012, in multiple law review articles and on this blog, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-06By Howard Wasserman
  • ECHRts: Hungarian Statute Imposing Strict Liability For Linking To Defamatory Content Is Violation of ECHR, Article 10
    New ruling from the European Court of Human Rights: a Hungarian law imposing strict liability for the dissemination of defamatory material violates Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. From the press release concerning Magyar Jeti Zrt v ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-06By Media Law Prof
  • Long on Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations Into the Normative Mix
    Doris Estelle Long, John Marshall Law School, is publishing Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations into the Normative Mix in Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific: Juxtaposing Harmonisation with Flexibility (ANU Press 2018). Here is the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-06By Media Law Prof
  • Goldman and Ziccarelli on Emojis and IP Law @ericgoldman @IPwithGZ
    Eric Goldman and Gabriella Ziccarelli, both of Santa Clara University School of Law, have published Emojis and Intellectual Property Law. Here is the abstract. Everyone loves emojis, and why not? They are a fun and an increasingly ubiquitous way for ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-05By Media Law Prof
  • Cosmic
    RHP Jordan Milbrath2018 was a cosmic season for Cleveland Indians pitching prospect Jordan Milbrath.  With his unique sidearm pitching style, an upper 90’s fastball, and an unhittable slider, Milbrath produced.   In review, Milbrath’s 2018 season included:   8.8 SO9Top 7 in GB%Held batters to a .258 Ave1.88 GO/AO, and.22 GIDP%.After Milbrath ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-05By Jasper Berg
  • Case Review: Warhol v. Goldsmith
    By Clara Cassan. Since the opening of his retrospective at The Whitney Museum of AmericanArt, From A to B and Back Again, Andy Warhol is the talk of the town... again. The Warhol Foundation is currently in court to address a copyright issue related to his Prince screenprints. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-05By centerforartlaw
  • 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. Live music sector set to register another record year of growth in ticket sales The live music sector may have been overtaken by recorded music in the last couple of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-05By musicandcopyright
  • Cosmic
    RHP Jordan Milbrath2018 was a cosmic season for Cleveland Indians pitching prospect Jordan Milbrath.  With his unique sidearm pitching style, an upper 90’s fastball, and an unhittable slider, Milbrath produced.   In review, Milbrath’s 2018 season included:   8.8 SO9Top 7 in GB%Held batters to a .258 Ave1.88 GO/AO, and.22 GIDP%.After Milbrath ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-05By Jasper Berg
  • Fair Winds and Following Seas All the Way Home
    The Bonin Islands are about 500 miles due South of Tokyo, Japan and about 700 miles due East of the island of Okinawa.  The Bonins do not appear to have ever been connected to a continent and are known in some circles as the “Galapagos of the Orient” due to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-05By Chris Castle
  • Chmel, Savin, and Delli Carpini on Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure To Political Information in New Media Environment in Russia @AnnenbergPenn
    Kirill Chmel and Nikita Savin, both of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, have published Making Politics Attractive: Political Satire and Exposure to Political Information in ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-04By Media Law Prof
  • Gould on Whether the "Hate" In Hate Speech Is the "Hate" In Hate Crime @rrgould
    Rebecca Gould, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham; Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is publishing Is the ‘Hate’ in Hate Speech the ‘Hate’ in Hate Crime? Waldron and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-04By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Jana S. Farmer Edited by Elissa D. Hecker General News President George H. W. Bush Dies At 94 George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, passed away on Friday at age 94. In his later years, he took good-will trips around the globe to raise funds ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-12-04By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • A Warning About Derivative Rights and Digital Media
    By Barry Skidelsky, Esq, EASL Chair In one of the first nationally prominent lawsuits concerning podcasts, some of the world's leading record labels and music publishers recently sued the owner of pokernews.com for willful copyright infringement due to unauthorized use of music in the defendant's poker related podcasts. Additional causes ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-12-04By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • YouTube Recruits Children to Lobby Against Article 13
    No one should be surprised that Google and Facebook are now recruiting children for their lobbying campaign against copyright reform in Europe.  They’re using an old pimp’s scare tactic–get them addicted and then threaten to cut them off.  As former Facebook President Sean Parker said, “God only knows what [Facebook ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-03By Chris Castle
  • Hold Everything! New York Judge Issues TRO Blocking Arbitration Against Jay-Z
    Normally, efforts to halt arbitrations are dead on arrival if an arbitration agreement exists between the parties.  This is especially so when there is no dispute over the scope of the arbitration provision or the claims that are subject to arbitration. In Shawn C. Carter p/k/a Jay-Z, et al. v. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-03By Alan R. Friedman
  • Hudson on Justice Kennedy and the First Amendment @BelmontLaw
    David L. Hudson, Jr., has published Justice Kennedy and the First Amendment at 9 Houston Law Review Off the Record 49 (2019). Here is the abstract. This essay reviews some of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s most significant contributions to First Amendment ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-03By Media Law Prof
  • Weekly Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act (11/30) by Artist Rights Watch (The “Countdown to Modernity”)
    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 Mechanical Licensing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act.  We have called the chart the “Countdown to Modernity.”  Obviously, this chart is not intended ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-03By Editor Charlie
  • The Ethical Pool Future: Will Fans Cut the Cord to Big Streaming Services if Artists Leave?
    Everybody knows that the boat is leaking Everybody knows that the captain lied… From Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen I wrote up my take on “user-centric royalties” a few weeks ago in a post titled “Arithmetic on The Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation.”  The post has ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-12-01By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 11/30/18
    Jaco’s Legacy — Stephen Carlisle writes a life that was cut short but a legacy that still lives on, and his role in ensuring that Jaco’s family could share in that legacy. Bonus tip: register your copyrights. Jean-Michel Jarre talks creativity, tech and music’s AI future — Eamonn Forde talks ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-30By Terry Hart
  • Fox News Takes a Swing at TVEyes
    The battle of the briefs continued as Fox News urged the Supreme Court to take a pass on a petition for certiorari from TVEyes in a copyright case that has drawn considerable attention. As regular readers will recall, TVEyes records virtually everything on TV into a fully searchable database that ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-30By Jody Simon