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  • CFP: AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy The AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy invites submissions for papers for a session titled “Social Media Content Moderation and the Future of Free Speech,” which will take place in January ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-20By Media Law Prof
  • Rothman on The Right of Publicity's Intellectual Property Turn @profrothman
    Jennifer E. Rothman, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), is publishing The Right of Publicity's Intellectual Property Turn in in volume 42 of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts. Here is the abstract. The Article is adapted from a ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-19By Media Law Prof
  • Texas Bar Section Announces Nominations are Open for the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award — Artist Rights Watch
    We’re pleased to help get out the word that nominations are open for the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award for “heroes and heroines” involved with artist advocacy in all Texas communities.  For Texas readers, there’s info below about how to nominate.  If you’re not in Texas you may want to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-17By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 08/16/19
    A small claims program for copyright violations? It’s an idea the ABA supports — “The ABA supports legislation that would create a new copyright small claims program within the U.S. Copyright Office to adjudicate copyright small claims more efficiently and economically than federal courts, according to a resolution passed overwhelmingly ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-16By Terry Hart
  • FCC Issues Fines For Misuse of Emergency Alert Tones
    The FCC has fined three different networks for misusing the emergency alert tones in conjunction with broadcast. It hit ABC with a $395,000 penalty for use of the tones on the Jimmy Kimmel show during an October 2018 comedy sketch, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-16By Media Law Prof
  • Phillie Phanatic Could Become a “Free Agent” in 2020
    20150401_130237 by arctic_whirlwind licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0Currently standing nine games back of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East and vying for a National League Wild Card spot, the last thing the Phillies need is to have to fight to keep its most valuable player on the team.  ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-16By Conrad B. Wilton
  • Gordon Firemark named among the Best Lawyers in America
    Entertainment Attorney Gordon Firemark For the fourth year in a row, Gordon Firemark has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Entertainment Law – Theater. “I'm grateful for this recognition. It really validates what I've been doing” says Gordon who describes his mission ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-15By Gordon Firemark
  • District Court Dismisses Arpaio Defamation Suit Against New York Times
    The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed Joe Arpaio's defamation suit against the New York Times. In a short ruling, Judge Amit P. Mehta held that the plaintiff failed to allege sufficient facts "that plausbily establish ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-15By Media Law Prof
  • Shikhiashvili on Online Copyright Infringement and Intermediaries' Liability Under the US and the EU Law @ChicagoKentLaw
    Lia Shikhiashvili, Chicago-Kent College of Law-Illinois Institute of Technology, has published The Same Problem, Different Outcome: Online Copyright Infringement and Intermediaries’ Liability Under the US and the EU Law. Here is the abstract. The protection of copyright owners’ rights online ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-15By Media Law Prof
  • Deconstructing “Orphan Works”
    By Jacqueline Crispino. When Cornell University Library attempted to digitize 343 “in-copyright but out-of-print monographs” in 2005, the project staff reported that they were able to locate only half of the rightsholders.[1] Unfortunately, it is quite common in the United States and Europe to find that many works of art, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-14By Louise Carron
  • Must Read Guest Post by @kerrymuzzey: YouTube’s Latest Deceptive Tactic
    [We’re thrilled to have a chance to publish an important Twitter thread by composer Kerry Muzzey that crystalizes a number of phenomena:  How Kerry caught YouTube using Content ID as a tool to extend the period of time that they can profit from infringement (or the “piracy profit window”), how ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-14By Chris Castle
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Algorithms may have rhythm, but questions remain over who gets the credit Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to make waves in the music industry. Algorithms are already composing music – ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-14By musicandcopyright
  • Sunstein on Falsehoods and the First Amendment @CassSunstein
    Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School, has published Falsehoods and the First Amendment. Here is the abstract. What is the constitutional status of falsehoods? From the standpoint of the First Amendment, does truth or falsity matter? These questions have become ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-14By Media Law Prof
  • CBS and Viacom Plan Merger Under Shari Redstone's Leadership
    Via the New York Times: CBS and Viacom have announced that they will merge, bringing the two media conglomerates back into a massive corporation that hasn't existed for years. Shari Redstone, who is in charge of both companies, has been ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-13By Media Law Prof
  • The Trouble with Tunes – approaches to using music in podcasts (Podcast Movement 2019)
    Thursday afternoon, I'll be presenting my talk at Podcast Movement in Orlando. I'll be outlining the various ways in which music can be used by podcasters, where the music may come from, and the complex web of copyright and licensing issues that have historically made using commercial music both difficult ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-13By Gordon Firemark
  • Theater Critics as State Bar Association Presidents
    By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center, Albany Law School In the Broadway musical "Curtains", composers Fred Ebb and John Kander say of theater critics, in the song "What Kind of Man?": "Who could be mean enough, Base and obscene enough, To take a job like that? ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-08-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Fifty Ways To Litigate Star Trek Issues @dkluft
    This post, originally published at the Trademark & Copyright Law Blog.by David Kluft, is a little dated, but it's entertaining. Fifty ways to litigate Star Trek issues! Maybe he'd be willing to update? There's a Star Trek: Discovery plagiarism lawsuit, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-13By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By La-Vaughnda A. Taylor Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below is the previous week's news in the categories of Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: Entertainment R. Kelly Faces Two New Counts of Sex Crimes in Minnesota Following an alleged incident involving the prostitution and solicitation of an underage ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-08-12By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Indiana Opportunity Zone Summit
    The Opportunity Zones (OZ) Program was established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 as a way to transform economically distressed rural and urban communities through renewed investment. Specific areas are designated (using the same standards as those for New Market Tax Credits) as certified census tracts by ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-12By Justin Hage
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 08/09/19
    Fake News: Senate Moves Bill With NO $15,000 Fines For Sharing Memes Online — Lead Stories, a site dedicated to debunking online hoaxes, takes aim at criticism of the CASE Act, which would establish a copyright small claims process in the US Copyright Office. “Did the U.S. Senate move on ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-09By Terry Hart
  • @musictechsolve: Vote for Creator and Startup Licensing Education at SXSW
    Click Here to Vote on Panel Picker I have a class in the SXSW.edu track titled “TEACHING ARTIST ROYALTIES TO CREATORS AND STARTUPS.”  It follows my philosophy that we need smart artists and smart startups to work together if we all are to succeed. The class has three purposes: –A ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-07By Chris Castle
  • NAD Recommends Improvements to Baby Monitor Performance Disclosures
    Owlet Baby Care, Inc. advertised its “Smart Sock” baby monitor with prominent claims that the monitor offers parents “peace of mind,” and promises that babies will “be ok.” The ad message is qualified by disclaimers that the monitors are not medical devices and cannot be used to prevent or treat ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-07By Robert Hough and Sarah Williamson
  • Emancipating Artists From Your Roster
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Hi everyone! The issue of artists leaving a roster and re-booking themselves at a venue their manager/agent originally found for them is always an ongoing problem. I’ve been asked to re-post a blog we did on this several years ago. Here it is….. Dear Law ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-07By ggartslaw
  • Second Circuit: Palin Defamation Suit Against NYT May Move Ahead
    The Second Circuit has reversed a lower court and is allowing Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times to move forward. More here from the National Law Journal. Here is a link to the ruling. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-06By Media Law Prof
  • PledgeMusic Disclosures Would Bring Sunlight to Fans and Artists and @InsolvencyGovUK
    There appears to be some unusual statements regarding the unusual PledgeMusic liquidation bankruptcy currently underway in the UK involving at least one of the Pledge companies, PledgeMusic.com Limited. In a nutshell, Mr. Benji Rogers (who is very quick to haul out the implied, ostensible or actual invisibility cloak of working ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-06By Chris Castle
  • Week In Review
    By, Angela Peco Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below are sections divided into Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: Entertainment Katy Perry Loses Copyright Battle over "Dark Horse" Katy Perry and her collaborators owe $2.78 million following a ruling that her song "Dark Horse" copied elements of "Joyful Noise," ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-08-05By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Rostron and Levit on Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals
    Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, have published Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals. Here is the abstract. This document contains information about submitting articles to law reviews and journals, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-05By Media Law Prof
  • Three Issues @HawleyMO Should Address in his Anti-Social Media Addiction Bill
    Senator Josh Hawley recently introduced the The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act which is legislation to go after social media addiction.  His main line of attack is through addressing and limiting functionality (you can just hear the handwringing now from the EFF, Public Knowledge, Engine and R Street about censorship, innovation, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-05By Chris Castle
  • How to Contact the Court in PledgeMusic Case–The Trichordist
    PledgeMusic had posted this information on their website when we checked today: As a result of the making of the order, the Official Receiver becomes liquidator of the company. Any enquiries should be forwarded to LondonB.OR@insolvency.gov.uk, quoting reference LQD5671373. We gather that what that means is that if you are ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-04By Editor Charlie
  • Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 111 Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast. Click the arrow below to listen or click the "iTunes Store" box below to subscribe for free in iTunes. In this episode of the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-08-02By Tamera H. Bennett