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  • Is your Podcast subject to COPPA?
    Recently, many YouTube creators have struggled with/complained loudly about the platform’s new rules for designating content directed at children. This, of course has led podcasters, too to become concerned and to wonder whether COPPA applies to them. COPPA, which stands for Child Online Privacy Protection Act, was enacted by the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-12-06By Gordon Firemark
  • DOJ Annouces Move to Terminate Paramount Consent Decrees, Let Studios Back Into Exhibition
    In a move that could upend the US theatrical exhibition landscape, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has announced that it will seek court approval to terminate the Paramount Consent Decrees. The Paramount Consent Decrees went into effect in 1948 following the decision of the Supreme Court in ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-12-06By Jody Simon
  • Lobbying on Sports Wagering in New York State in 2019
    By Bennett Liebman 2019 was a remarkable year for sports wagering in New York State - not so much for what was actually accomplished - but for the amount of lobbying work done on behalf of sports wagering interests. Rarely, if ever have more organizations been involved in lobbying the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-12-05By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • 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 How Taylor Swift Dragged Private Equity into Her Fight Over Music Rights In an open letter posted to social media, the pop megastar ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-12-04By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Repost: The American Law Institute’s Restatement Scandal: The Futility of False “Unity”
    [Editor Charlie sez:  This is a post from 2/6/18 with an update from this week as noted.  MTP readers also might want to re-read this post about Spotify lawyer’s gratuitous attack on David Lowery.] UPDATE: Senator Thom Tillis and Representatives Ben Cline, Martha Roby, Ted Deutch and Harley Rouda have ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-12-04By Editor Charlie
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Subscription services face the challenge of maintaining user growth Music company revenue from music subscriptions is set to rise this year, as take-up of the likes of Apple Music, Deezer, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-12-04By musicandcopyright
  • Scottish Parliament To Consider Draft Bill On Defamation
    The Scottish Parliament is set to consider a draft Defamation bill, the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. The drafters intend to codify the treatment of defamation, which is now "spread across several statutes and areas of common law," according ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-12-03By Media Law Prof
  • Shaping History: Monument-Toppling, Racial Justice and the Law
    By Madhulika Murali. Two years after the 2017 “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, including the terror killing of counter-protestor Heather Heyer, the culprit confederate statues of Robert E. Lee (Henry Shrady and Leo Lentelli, 1924) and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson (Charles Keck, 1921) (the “Statues”) have been allowed ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-12-02By centerforartlaw
  • Why Creators Should Care About Google v. Oracle in the Supreme Court–@artistrights Watch
    There’s a case shaping up in the U.S. Supreme Court that I haven’t paid too much attention to–but suddenly realized it’s something we should all care about because it could set precedent for fair use cases for decades to come:  Google v. Oracle. [MTP readers will remember the Oracle case ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-27By Chris Castle
  • Aswad on Protecting Freedom of Expression @EvelynAswad
    Evelyn Aswad, University of Oklahoma College of Law, is publishing To Protect Freedom of Expression, Why Not Steal Victory from the Jaws of Defeat? in volume 77 of the Washington & Lee Law Review (2020). Here is the abstract. Global ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-26By Media Law Prof
  • WYWH: Fall 2019 Art Law Events
    By Angela Dimery and Louise Carron. New York is the reigning capital of art law, and this Fall confirmed that there are many places to be and much art to see. The three events below, which have become regular fixtures on the calendars of legal practitioners, reflect the richness of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-26By centerforartlaw
  • Sedler on Speech: The Constitution, Impeachment, and the Trump Presidency @_WayneLaw
    Robert A. Sedler, Wayne State University Law School, has published Speech: The Constitution, Impeachment, and the Trump Presidency. Here is the abstract. Our Eighteenth Century Constitution was supposed to operate without political parties, but today we have a very strong ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-25By Media Law Prof
  • Don’t Shortchange Your Heirs: Have an Estate Plan for Your Cryptocurrency
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-25
  • Week In Review
    By La-Vaughnda Taylor Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: Entertainment Amid Tech Advances, U.S. Moves to End Rules on Movie Distribution The U.S. Justice Department has moved to end the longstanding consent decrees, known ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-11-25By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 11/22/19
    Barbara Ringer: Beyond the © — Tuesday marked the anniversary of the appointment of Barbara Ringer as the first female US Register of Copyrights. The Copyright Office notes the occasion with some anecdotes about the remarkable Ringer. 2 Copyright Profs’ SCOTUS Wishlists for ‘Oracle v. Google’ — Last Friday, the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-22By Terry Hart
  • Reddit Warms Subreddit Forum About Language Used Regarding Whistleblower
    CNN reports that Reddit has "warned" those who use the Reddit "The Donald" subreddit forum not to harass or try to "out" the whistleblower who filed a formal complaint that has led to the impeachment inquiry currently going on in ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-22By Media Law Prof
  • The Return of 100% Licensing and the Expansion of the Blanket License
    Who can forget the nightmare of the Justice Department’s counterproductive flirtation with 100% licensing the last time the DOJ reviewed the consent decrees.  (We covered the 100% licensing head fake in a podcast and a guide to 100% licensing.) Since then, the Congress passed the Music Modernization Act, which includes a ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-21By Chris Castle
  • Shiver me Timbers
    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/115 CONSENT DECREES SET TO EXPIRECASE ACT PASSES HOUSE FLOORFOLLOW-UP LIGHTNING ROUNDJOHNNY DEPP SETTLES-A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR LAWYERSTAYLOR ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-21By Firemark Law Team
  • @musictechsolve: Defiance or Collaboration? The Role of the Presidential Signing Statement in MLC Board Appointments
    [This post first appeared on MusicTech.Solutions] Even though they have a long history, Presidential Signing Statements are not exactly front and center in every civics class or constitutional public law class in America.  You may be hearing about them for the first time now.  But that doesn’t mean they have ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-20By Chris Castle
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. China set to enter the top five as recorded music sales are forecast to continue rising Ovum has updated its forecasts for retail sales of recorded music. In line with ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-20By musicandcopyright
  • I have a new podcast for showbiz professionals!
    A few weeks ago, I quietly began releasing episodes of a new podcast, called More, Better, Faster! Success Strategies for Show Business Professionals.Today, I released the 11th episode, featuring conversation with Financial expert, Cortlon Cofield, in which we discussed some common financial mistakes creative folks make, and some tips to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-20By Gordon Firemark
  • Fractionalized Art Ownership and Securities Law
    By Sophie Chung. In 2018, investors who put money into art saw an average gain of 10.6% according to the Wall Street Journal based on Art Market Research’s Art 100 Index.[1] While the numbers are attractive, entering the art market that is less volatile and speculative may be infeasible. Buying ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-19By centerforartlaw
  • SCOTUS Accepts Cert. in Long-Running Oracle v. Google Battle Over JAVA APIs
    By Barry Werbin On Friday, November 15th, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the long-running Oracle v. Google case, which addresses whether software application program interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protection and if Google was otherwise entitled to a fair use defense for copying portions of Oracle's JAVA declaring ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-11-19By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Private Equity Ventures Used to Boost Athlete Image and Likeness Revenues
    By Michael A. Scott, Esq. The National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA), Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and RedBird Capital Partners (RedBird) have teamed up on a unique venture, titled OneTeam Partners LLC (OneTeam), to help boost image and likeness revenues for athletes through private equity. The NFLPA and ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-11-19By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Week In Review
    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 Taylor Swift Escalates Battle With Scooter Braun and Big Machine Taylor Swift has called on her "fervent army of fans" to speak out about her ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-11-18By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Wilson on The Digital Ethnography of Law: Studying Online Hate Speech Online and Offline @richardawilson7 @UConnLaw
    Richard Ashby Wilson, University of Connecticut School of Law, has published The Digital Ethnography of Law: Studying Online Hate Speech Online and Offline at 3 Journal of Legal Anthropology 1 (October 2019). Here is the abstract. The ethnography of social ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-15By Media Law Prof
  • Goodman and Whittington on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the Future of Online Speech @ellgood
    Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers Law School, and Ryan Whittington, German Marshall Fund of the United States, has published Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the Future of Online Speech, a Rutgers Law School Research Paper. Here is the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-15By Media Law Prof
  • Why Worry About Political Ad Pinocchios With @Jack Dorsey’s Twitter BotNet Apps?
    Cancelling political ads that tread on (or even trample…or even incinerate) someone’s truth are all the rage.  Having skimmed the cream from political ad revenue, Twitter has announced it is banning political ads to great fanfare–after the cow escaped from the barn.  (What this “ban” actually means in practice remains ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-15By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 11/15/19
    MLC, Digital Services Strike Deal to Fund Music Modernization Act-Mandated Database — The MLC, which must begin offering and administering blanket licenses under Section 115 of the Copyright Act, would get $33.5m in startup costs and $28.5m in annual operating costs from the digital music services if the settlement is ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-15By Terry Hart
  • Do this for your business before the holidays get in the way.
    Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner. Once they arrive, most non-retail businesses can expect things to go into a sort of “standby” mode until after the new year. the entertainment industry, in particular, goes pretty quiet at this time of the year. A ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-11-15By Gordon Firemark