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  • Silbey and Hartzog on the Upside of Deep Fakes @JSilbey @hartzog
    Jessica M. Silbey and Woodrow Hartzog, both of Northeastern University School of Law, have published The Upside of Deep Fakes at 78 Maryland Law Review 960 (2019). Here is the abstract. It’s bad. We know. The dawn of “deep fakes” ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-24By Media Law Prof
  • University of Georgia School of Law Seeks Full-Time Director for New First Amendment Clinic @UGASchool of Law
    The University of Georgia School of Law is accepting applications for a full-time director for its new First Amendment Clinic. The position will begin in January 2020. Information about the posting is available here: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/122930. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-24By Media Law Prof
  • Norton on The Government's Speech and the Constitution
    Helen L. Norton, University of Colorado Law School, has published Introduction (Excerpt), The Government's Speech and the Constitution, from The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Here is the abstract. When we discuss constitutional law, we usually ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-24By Media Law Prof
  • Dirty Data: Google’s Embarrassing #ClimateStrike Charm Offensive is a Lesson in Propaganda
    As any journalist can tell you (probably off the record), Google’s press police hammers the message of the day very aggressively.  We have a perfect example of those Googlely antics with their latest charm offensive on new data centers in Europe. Here’s the headline from The Street, which is very ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-23By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 09/20/19
    Steal this book? There’s a price — This op-ed from the New York Times details the costs of book piracy, not just in economic terms, but in cultural terms. “We have surrendered our lives to technocrat billionaires who once upon a time set out to do no harm & have ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-20By Terry Hart
  • FCC Establishes First Two Innovation Zones
    From an FCC press release: FCC ESTABLISHES FIRST TWO INNOVATION ZONES New York City & Salt Lake City Projects Empower Advanced Wireless Technology and 5G-Ready Network Experimentation -- WASHINGTON, September 16, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today announced the creation of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-19By Media Law Prof
  • Justice Department Sues Edward Snowden Over His Failure To Submit Manuscript of New Book for Pre-Publication Review
    The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Edward Snowden, claiming that the publication violates the non-disclosure agreement he signed as an employee of a company that contracted with the NSA and was also an employee with the CIA. Under these ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-19By Media Law Prof
  • It’s Criminal, I Tell Ya!
    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/113 Yamashita v. Scholastic Inc., No. 17-1957 (2d Cir. 2019)Illegal Streaming Services Prompt Multiple Indictments (Conspiracy -– Criminal Copyright) Barack Obama’s ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-19By Firemark Law Team
  • Kahn on Mask Bans as Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States
    Robert Kahn, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Mask Bans As Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States. Here is the abstract. Mask laws have a lengthy history in the United States, one primarily, but ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-18By Media Law Prof
  • Alexander on the Legacy of Schenck and Abrams in Free Speech Jurisprudence
    Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law, is publishing Inciting, Requesting, Provoking, or Persuading Others to Commit Crimes: The Legacy of Schenck and Abrams in Free Speech Jurisprudence in the SMU Law Review. Here is the abstract. In ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-18By Media Law Prof
  • Art Donations 101: a Guide for Artists, Collectors, and Nonprofits
    By Hannah Tager. In the Summer 2019, the Center for Art Law hosted its first charitable auction, during which it considered: how can artists and donors receive tax benefits for donating artworks to a non-profit organization? As it turns out, the answer is a bit lengthier than one might expect. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-18By centerforartlaw
  • The Coming Crisis: #SayNoToZoe on CASE Act Threats
    The new copyright small claims court legislation (The CASE Act) passed the House Judiciary Committee, but not without thuggery from Rep. Zoe Lofgren and the Internet Association. Chris Castle narrates the issues and proposes a solution for Big Tech’s “Senate strategy” that inevitably includes Senator Ron Wyden, the grifter from ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-17By Editor Charlie
  • 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 The Obamas Want What She Won't Let Go The Obama's new production company, Higher Ground Productions, wants to trademark "Higher Ground", but computer training ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-09-16By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • We are Not Blind to the Harsh Economic Realities of Streaming: An Interview with an Indie Publisher
    [Following is an interview with a reader who is an independent publisher about how they view the future for songwriters and independent publishers in the streaming upside down world to the right of the decimal place.  The publisher requested to remain anonymous.] Chris Castle/MTP:  I want to ask you about ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-15By Chris Castle
  • Ninth Circuit: Montana Statute Prohibiting Political Robocalls Violates First Amendment
    In Victory Processing v. Fox, the 9th Circuit has ruled that a Montana statute prohibiting political robocalls runs afoul of the First Amendment, holding while the government may regulate the time, place, and manner of such calls, it may not ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-15By Media Law Prof
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 09/13/19
    CASE Act Ready for Full Vote in Congress; Law Would Ease Financial Burden of Fighting Copyright Theft — The big news this week is that HR 2426, which would create a copyright small claims tribunal to help creators settle disputes easily and cheaply, sailed through the House Judiciary Committee. Earlier ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-13By Terry Hart
  • Someone Sends the EFF a Takedown Notice Regarding Its Own Graphic
    The EFF responds to an amusing copyright takedown request. Patiently. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-12By Media Law Prof
  • Sandeen and Mylly on Trade Secrets and the Right to Information @SharonSandeen @UniTurku
    Sharon K. Sandeen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Hanken School of Economics, and Ulla-Maija Mylly, University of Turku, Faculty of Law, are publishing Trade Secrets and the Right to Information: A Comparative Analysis of EU and US Approaches to Freedom ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-12By Media Law Prof
  • Rut Roh: @LibraryCongress Hoster Cloudflare Discloses “Incorrect” Submissions to Treasury Dept. Office of Foreign Assets Control For Blacklist Payments by Narcotraficante
    Cloudflare’s drip drip drip:  If we’re caught dealing with criminals it could have a material adverse effect on our business. As reported by Mengqi Sun in the Wall Street Journal, 8Chan and Library of Congress hosting provider Cloudflare amends IPO documents on September 10 to disclose to the Treasury Department’s ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-12By Chris Castle
  • @jameshanley5: ‘It’s a better way’: Deezer unveils User Centric Payment System ambitions #irespectmusic
    [Deezer is getting out ahead of the growing backlash against streaming service royalties with a blog post on the company’s site entitled “Deezer wants artists to be paid fairly.”  Deezer  becomes the first platform to commit to implementing a User Centric system (can we please not start calling it “UCPS”). ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-12By Chris Castle
  • All Gave Some But Some Gave All
    Everyone remembers where they were on 9/11.  FDNY Firefighter Gary Box was in the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with his brothers from Squad 1 in Park Slope.  They were stuck in traffic.  They got off their truck and started humping it to the WTC.  He was never found.  11 others from ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-11By Chris Castle
  • New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Retail sales of recorded music in the US set to break the $10bn mark US trade group the RIAA has reported another positive half year performance for retail sales of ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-11By musicandcopyright
  • Mills and Harclerode on Privacy, Mass Intrusion and the Modern Data Breach @UFLaw
    Jon L. Mills and Kelsey Harclerode, both of the University of Florida College of Law, have published Privacy, Mass Intrusion and the Modern Data Breach at 69 Fla. L. Rev. 771 (2018). Here is the abstract. Massive data breaches have ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-10By Media Law Prof
  • Voss on Obstacles to Transatlantic Harmonization of Data Privacy Law in Context @wgvoss
    W. Gregory Voss, Toulouse Business School, is publishing Obstacles to Transatlantic Harmonization of Data Privacy Law in Context in volume 2019 of the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy. Here is the abstract. Globalization seems to call for the harmonization ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-10By Media Law Prof
  • Fading Elephant in the Room: Extinguishing the Market for “White Gold”
    By Lukiana Pilyugin. The earth’s largest land mammals are irreplaceable, and so are their ivory tusks. The demand for ivory in international markets serves as the driving force behind poaching in African nations. Up to 33,000 elephants are killed for their tusks every year and certain subspecies are at the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-10By centerforartlaw
  • 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 Blackbeard's Ship Heads to Supreme Court in Battle of Images of Wreckage The Supreme Court is set to hear a case arising from the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-09-09By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 09/06/19
    Video Post: Irwin Karp on Drafting the 1976 Copyright Act — The storied copyright attorney and author advocate speaks in this video about the process that led to the current US copyright law, as well as his role in it. A fantastic narrative that puts context and color on the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-06By Terry Hart
  • Patrick File, How Journalists Make the Meaning of the 1st Amendment @JHistoryJournal @PatrickCFile
    From the site Journalism History, an essay by Patrick File, University of Nevada, Reno, How Journalists Make the Meaning of the First Amendment. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-04By Media Law Prof
  • Google and YouTube Agree To Pay $170M To FTC, New York, For Collecting Children's Data, Selling Ads
    Google and Youtube is paying $170 million in penalties, $136M to the Federal Trade Commission and $34M to the state of New York, to settle accusations against the companies that YouTube knowingly collected information about children who visited the platform. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-04By Media Law Prof
  • YouTube’s Animal Abuse Videos
    If you’ve been following Rep. Ted Deutch’s “Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture” bill co-sponsored with Rep. Vern Buchanan, it may come as a surprise that there is actually such a thing as “animal crush” videos.  It’s just too sad to really discuss in any detail–other than to commend Reps Deutch ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-09-04By Chris Castle