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  • Ayoubi on Deciphering the "Right to Read" Under International Human Rights Law @Lida_Ayoubi
    LIda Ayoubi, Auckland University of Technology, Law School, is publishing Deciphering the 'Right to Read' under International Human Rights Law: A Normative Framework for Equal Access in volume 36 of the Wisconsin International Law Journal (2019). Here is the abstract. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-15By Media Law Prof
  • Zeno-Zencovich on What We Mean by "Media" Today @CAPBooks
    Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, University of Rome III, Department of Law, is publishing What Do We Mean By 'Media' Today? in R.L.Weaver, A. Koltay, M.D.Cole, S.I. Friedland (eds.), Free Speech and Media Law in the 21st Century, Carolina Academic Press 2019 (Forthcoming). ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-13By Media Law Prof
  • Case Review: Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation
    By Timothy Chung. The topic of art restitution is no easy subject to broach. The objects in question frequently carry with them grim histories, often filled with heartache and tragedy in equal measure. Too often, looted objects can never be reunited with their owners or rightful heirs before the proper ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-12By centerforartlaw
  • MTP Podcast:Fix Google’s Antitrust Problem by Fixing Its Supervoting Stock
    All stockholders are equal but some stockholders are more equal than others. HOW A CAREER CON MAN LED A FEDERAL STING THAT COST GOOGLE $500 MILLION Issues that House Judiciary Should Investigate Against Google–End Supervoting Shares for Publicly Traded Companies Google Nonprosecution Agreement with Criminal Division DOJ Eric Schmidt Takes the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-12By Editor Charlie
  • Volokh on Anti-Libel Injunctions and the Criminal Libel Connection @VolokhC
    Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law, is publishing Anti-Libel Injunctions and the Criminal Libel Connection in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Here is the abstract. An injunction against libel, which carries the threat of prosecution for criminal contempt, is ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-11By Media Law Prof
  • Jim Acosta on His New Book "The Enemy of the People" and Trump's Rhetoric @Acosta
    Jim Acosta on how Trump's "fake news" charges have gotten out of hand. He discusses Trump's rhetoric here in which he also discusses the genesis of his new book The Enemy of the People. Mr. Acosta says in part, "But ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-11By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Chantelle A. Gyamfi Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below are stories from Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: ENTERTAINMENT Hollywood Big Shot to Raise Money for Battle Against Anti-Abortion Laws Hollywood producer Peter Chernin has launched a campaign to contribute to the $15 million that is needed to ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-06-11By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Governor Ivey (Alabama) Signs HB 498, To Protect Free Speech on College Campuses
    The Governor of Alabama has signed HB498 into law. HB498 "would require state two-year and four-year colleges and universities to protect and uphold free speech rights for students and faculty, and would provide a cause of action for violations." (synopsis). ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-11By Media Law Prof
  • Wobble Up (feat. © infringement?) (Kate Spade Remix)
    By Joshua Lahijani "Wobble Up" by Chris Brown never broke into the Billboard Hot 100, despite featuring popular artists Nicki Minaj and G-Easy. (https://www.billboard.com/music/Chris-Brown/chart-history) Released on April 18th, it is a hip-hop single that is to feature on Brown's upcoming album "Indigo". Despite the lukewarm response to the song, the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-06-10By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Guest Post by Stephen Hollis: South Africa Creative Sectors Petition SA President on Copyright Bill
    [MTP readers will recall that there is a fierce fight going on in South Africa over a new national copyright amendment that is backed by Big Tech but bitterly opposed by South Africa’s creative sector.  South Africa lawyer Stephen Hollis gives us the background and detail.  We’re pleased to have ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-07By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 06/07/19
    Supreme Court Agrees to Review Filmmaker’s Copyright Lawsuit Against North Carolina — The Supreme Court this week announced that it will be adding the word “abrogate” to copyright lawyers’ everyday vocabulary. The grant of cert in Allen v. Cooper adds a copyright case to the Court’s docket after several months ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-07By Terry Hart
  • Minow on The Changing Ecosystem of News and Challenges for Freedom of the Press @Harvard_Law
    Martha Minow, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Changing Ecosystem of News and Challenges for Freedom of the Press in the Loyola (New Orleans) Law Review. Here is the abstract. The ecosystem of news has changed beyond the imagination of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-06By Media Law Prof
  • Spotlight: IRS Art Advisory Panel
    By Rica Zeitoune. Determining the value of art is typically an equivocal venture. The difficulties related to the elusive nature of art have also directly affected the functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), more specifically, the Art Appraisal Service (AAS). ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-06By centerforartlaw
  • New Laws Seek Data, Collaboration from Water Utilities
    Water and wastewater utilities around Indiana should take note of several laws passed this most recent legislative session that will impact current practices or institute formal data collection and reporting requirements. Legislators emphasized and sent a clear message prioritizing the collection of key data sets and collaboration amongst Indiana utilities. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-06By David McGimpsey
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. SGAE committed to reform after CISAC suspends the society’s membership Troubled Spanish authors’ society SGAE has been suspended from CISAC over concerns about the society’s operations, discriminatory treatment of rights ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-05By musicandcopyright
  • Guest Post by @DMcGonigal: How will the creative industries fare in the new European Parliament?
    [We are thrilled to have a guest post by my friend Dominic McGonigal, Chair of the erudite C8 Associates think tank based in London and Brussels.] The EU elections attracted the biggest turnout for quarter of a century, bucking the trend of declining interest in the EU among European voters. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-04By Chris Castle
  • The Two Years War: Google’s Polish Footprint Behind Poland’s Lawfare Against Artists over EU Copyright Directive
    Poland has the distinction of being the first country to tip Google’s lawfare strategy against the Copyright Directive–sue to have the whole thing overturned by Court of Justice of the European Union, the “CJEU.”  The CJEU has, among other things, the jurisdiction to  hear an “action for annulment” filed by ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-04By Chris Castle
  • WYWH: Inaugural Business of Art Observed Conference
    By Hannah Tager. On the morning of Tuesday, May 21st, the arts and culture news outlet Observer hosted its inaugural event, the Business of Art Observed conference. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-03By centerforartlaw
  • Trevor Timm: Journalism Is Under Assault
    From Medium: Trevor Timm writes about the charges against Julian Assange and the police raid on journalist Bryan Carmody's home, arguing that we are now seeing serious attacks on freedom of the press. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-03By Media Law Prof
  • Happy Monday: The MTP SPOTify Chart
    Happy Monday–here’s the Spotify chart update.  Spotify is in it’s second downside breakout of the consensus trading range ($145-$132).  Unless it retraces back over $132, it would appear that the next downside support level is $106 where the stock closed on 12/21/18. The company just had its second “death cross” ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-06-03By Chris Castle
  • Heymann on Reasonable Appropriation and Reader Response
    Laura A. Heymann, William & Mary Law School, has published Reasonable Appropriation and Reader Response at 9 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 343 (2019). Here is the abstract. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., many ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-31By Media Law Prof
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 05/31/19
    Why Do Employers Lowball Creatives? A New Study Has Answers — Interesting research that could shed light on related discussions in the copyright realm regarding skepticism toward copyright’s incentives. Time Inc. Settles with Photographer in Case of Tweeted Tom Brady Pic — And so the “server test” is put to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-31By Terry Hart
  • Victory in Europe: The Two Years War over the Copyright Directive has Begun
    [This post originally appeared in the MusicTechPolicy Monthly Newsletter.] If you’ve heard about the new copyright law in Europe, you’ve probably heard that the new rules with either break the Internet or bring Big Tech to heel.  I’d suggest neither proposition is true but not for the reasons you might ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-30By Chris Castle
  • Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Limits of International Cultural Property Law
    By Kavita Oza. In 2003, the Baghdad Museum suffered tremendous damage due to looting during the US-led invasion of Iraq. Years before, Afghanistan’s National Museum went through a similar loss in 1989, after the end of Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-29By centerforartlaw
  • Face Force: Facebook’s Secret Foray to Boldly Go Where No Data Miner Has Been Before
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-28By Chris Castle
  • Memorial Day
    The first time I was present at a missing man ceremony was at a “dining out” hosted by Navy Command Center 106 at the Army Navy Club in Washington, DC in August of 2001 to which I was invited as a personal guest.  The guest speaker was Commander Kirk Lippold ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-27By Chris Castle
  • Week In Review
    By Angela Peco Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below are stories from Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: ENTERTAINMENT Aretha Franklin's Handwritten Wills Are Discovered at Her Home Aretha Franklin was believed to have died without a will, but three handwritten documents were recently discovered at her ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-05-27By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • 20 Questions for New Artists Part 5: Pre-Existing Contracts and Sound Recording Aggregators
    Pre-existing Contracts: Ask your band mates for copies of any music industry contracts the band, or any of you, have previously signed before you formed or joined the band. Whether it be a credit card, management agreement, publishing deal, previous band agreement or a production agreement, it is important to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-26By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 05/24/19
    Why Creators Like Me are Lining up in Support of the CASE Act — Photographer Jenna Close writes, “For more than a decade, I have been making my living as a commercial photographer and filmmaker. During that time I have witnessed my works infringed online—an exceedingly easy thing to do ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-24By Terry Hart
  • Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 109 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 "Apple" below to subscribe in iTunes. In this episode of the Entertainment Law Update Podcast, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-23By Tamera H. Bennett