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  • “Another One”: Celebrity ICO Endorsement Failures
    By Joshua Lahijani In the past decade, with the rise of social media, celebrity social media endorsements and promotions have become a significant source of supplemental or primary income. Celebrities that engage in this business on social media are commonly referred to as influencers. Compensation per post may range from ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-02-19By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • 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 21 Savage to Be Released From Immigration and Customs Enforcement Custody British-born rapper 21 Savage's attorney announced that the artist is being released on ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-02-19By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Guest Post by Iain Baker of @jesusjonesband on the PledgeMusic Situation
    [Used by permission of the artist.  This post is from a series of tweets by Iain Baker of Jesus Jones regarding both their experience being cut off by PledgeMusic and also the implications for the larger music business.] The music business is fond of winning battles, and losing wars. The ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-19By Chris Castle
  • "Magic Hour," Series Featuring Young Journalist, Now Filming
    Currently filming in Vancouver, BC: Magic Hour (Apple/Paramount), a ten-episode series based on the life and stories of young journalist Hilde Lysiak. More here from Deadline Hollywood. and here, from Inside Vancouver. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-17By Media Law Prof
  • How to Think About the NFL’s Settlement with Kaepernick & Reid?
    How to Think About the NFL’s Settlement with Kaepernick & Reid?Richard G. Johnson*Any political movement requires goals, leadership, money, organization, public relations, and so many other moving parts.  A political protest does not—it just requires enough “self-immolation” that the power structure is embarrassed enough to change whatever.When CK decided to kneel ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-17By Richard G. Johnson
  • Center For Journalism Ethics, UW-Madison, Announces Finalists For Anthony Shadid Award @UWJournEthics
    The Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, has announced the five finalists for the 2019 Anthony Shadid Award in Journalism Ethics. Here from the Center's announcement, is the list. Read more about the award here. Julie K. Brown ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-16By Media Law Prof
  • Ben-Natan on The Legal Challenge to the Playboy Challenge @TelAvivUni
    Smadar Ben-Natan, Buchmann Faculty of Law; UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies, has published Controversy and Consensus, Pornography and Hate Speech: The Legal Challenge to the Playboy Channel in ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-15By Media Law Prof
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 02/15/19
    Appeal from the victims of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) — This week, a group of 38 organizations published the following appeal: “As working writers, translators, photographers, and graphic artists; as unions, organizations, and federations representing the creators of works included in published books; as book publishers; and as reproduction rights ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-15By Terry Hart
  • Pinkerton Duels with Wild West Video Game Maker in Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
    In an unlikely matchup, a new trademark infringement lawsuit pits a 165-year-old brand against the maker of one of the hottest video games on the market. The case shines a spotlight on two key issues: the duration of trademark rights and the notion that infringement claims require “trademark use.” In ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-15By Benjamin West Janke
  • Article 13: Let the Investigations Begin
    It remains to be seen how the legislative process on Article 13 will play out but it’s very clear what the European Parliament’s next step is–investigate how American multinational corporations attacked a duly elected government. Bear in mind that these techniques have been used by Big Tech for many years ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-14By Chris Castle
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music streaming faces longer-term questions over falling ARPU and rising prices Recorded music is a growth sector, with record company financials and trade sales results all indicating a very bright ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-13By musicandcopyright
  • Sports Wagering in New York: What Can New York Learn from the 2018 New Jersey Experience?
    Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence, Government Law Center, Albany Law School When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget for the New York State 2019-2020 fiscal year was announced last month, it was accompanied by the news that the state's four upstate private casinos would be authorized to take ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-02-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • PACER Fees – Class Action Update
    By Barry Skidelsky, Esq. Chair, NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section bskidelsky@mindspring.com or 212-832-4800 You might be interested to know (if you don't already) that in National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is currently considering whether the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-02-12By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • 11th Circuit Affirms Lower Court Order Unsealing Grand Jury Transcripts In Moore's Ford Lynching Case
    The 11th Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling unsealing the grand jury transcripts in the Moore's Ford lynching case. A mob murdered two African-American couples at Moore's Ford, Walton County, Georgia, 1946. In 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-12By Media Law Prof
  • De Gregorio on Secret Filming and the Right To Inform Under A European Constitutional Perspective @unimib
    Giovanni De Gregorio, University of Milano-Bicocca, has published Secret Filming and the Right to Inform under an European Constitutional Perspective. The Case of Alpha Doryforiki v. Greece at 2 Rivista di diritto dei media 410 (2018). Here is the abstract. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-11By Media Law Prof
  • 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 Rapper 21 Savage Arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents On Sunday,agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 21 Savage, a rapper from England. ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-02-11By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • You Furnish Alexa, and He’ll Furnish the War
    When Hearst Artist Frederic Remington, cabled from Cuba in 1897 that “there will be no war,” William Randolph Hearst cabled back: “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” Time Magazine Many artists I speak to have a serious moral problem driving their fans to YouTube knowing that the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-10By Chris Castle
  • Rihanna Sues Her Father for Using Their Last Name in His Entertainment Company
    William Shakespeare’s character Juliet famously asked Romeo “What’s in a name?” The question still rings true today, and the answer may be, well, a lot. The Power of a Name The value in Grammy-award winning singer Rihanna’s name, her surname specifically, is at the center of a legal dispute between ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-10By Mikella P. Wickham
  • Trending Topics / Law of Podcasting – Entertainment Law Update Episode 106
    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 http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/106. Here's what we talked about.. SHORT DISCUSSION AT THE START LAWSUITS OVER CALL AT RAMS/SAINTS GAME: (Icebreaker-Can ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-09By Firemark Law Team
  • District Court Finds Massachusetts Statute Prohibiting Secret Recording of Government Officials Violates First Amendment @M_Lambert4612
    A federal district court has ruled that the Massachusetts statute criminalizing secret recordings of non-consenting persons as it applies to public officials violates the First Amendment. "Consistent with the language of Glik, the Court holds that Section 99 may not ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-09By Media Law Prof
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 02/08/19
    Stolen Artwork Is All Over Amazon — And Creators Want The Company To Do Something About It — BuzzFeedNews reports, quoting one creator as saying, “The laws are there. They should be benefiting people exactly like me — people who make their own work. … But instead, these companies don’t ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-08By Terry Hart
  • The MTP Podcast: Revenue? What Revenue? Don’t be fooled on royalty audits vs. financial audits
      BLANCHE Whoever you are…I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. From A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams From Highlights of Managing Change under the Music Modernization Act’s Mechanical Licensing Collective (footnotes omitted.  A version of this article appears as How Will the Music Modernization Act’s Mechanical Licensing ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-08By Editor Charlie
  • Monti on Automated Journalism and Freedom of Information
    Matteo Monti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, is publishing Automated Journalism and Freedom of Information: Ethical and Juridical Problems Related to AI in the Press Field in volume 1, issue 1 of Opinio Juris in Comparatione (2019). Here is the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-08By Media Law Prof
  • Not All Bots Are Created Equal
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-06By Chris Castle
  • @SusanWojcicki Thanks YouTube “Creators” for Making Her Rich
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    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-06By Chris Castle
  • #WholeLottaBots: Tracking the Meme Factory Against Article 13
    If you check these accounts, you may find that only a couple look real (including Doctorow).  Who knows, but looks weird. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-06By Chris Castle
  • O’Brien Roasts Plaintiff in Copyright Dispute Alleging Jokes Too Stale to be Stolen
    Image from 123RF LimitedThe drama is building in the comic clash between TBS late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien and comedy writer Alex Kaseberg over jokes Kaseberg claims O’Brien and his writing team stole from him.  As previously reported, O’Brien was able to knock out two of the five jokes ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-06By Conrad B. Wilton
  • Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy
    Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy The Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) seeks nominations for the 2018 Harry W. Stonecipher Award ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-06By Media Law Prof
  • Gotta Whole Lotta Likes: Social Media Oppo to Article 13 Continues
    Here’s a few examples of what the Twitter campaign against Article 13 looks like, draw your own conclusions: ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-05By Chris Castle
  • Center for Art Law Case Law Updates
    The following case selection first appeared in this week's Center for Art Law newsletter: Schmitt v. Artforum Int'l Magazine, Inc., 2018 Slip Op 33345(U) (N.Y. Sup. Dec. 20, 2018). The New York Supreme Court has dismissed Amanda Schmitt's retaliation claim (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://itsartlaw.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3D78692bfa901c588ea1fe5e801%26id%3D5b9147accf%26e%3D8a2eda70d8&source=gmail&ust=1549377238751000&usg=AFQjCNGbFmbVpMIT_XQGYofsZw1mWDCxSw) against her former employer and publisher of Artforum Magazine, ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-02-05By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator