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  • Craig on Critical Copyright Law and the Politics of "IP" @CraigCarys
    Carys J. Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, is publishing Critical Copyright Law and the Politics of 'IP', in Research Handbook on Critical Legal Theory (Emilios Christodoulidis, Ruth Dukes & Marco Goldoni, eds., Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming 2019). Here is the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-29By Media Law Prof
  • New Belarusian Regulation Requires Posters To Identify Themselves
    Via Bloomberg News: a new Belarusian regulation now requires people to verify their identities before they can post comments on Internet sites. The rule takes effect December 1, 2018. More here. The country has a history of censorship regarding the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-28By Media Law Prof
  • Sheff on Philosophical Approaches To Intellectual Property Law Scholarship @jnsheff
    Jeremy N. Sheff, St. John's University School of Law, is publishing Philosophical Approaches to Intellectual Property Law Scholarship in Handbook on Intellectual Property Research (Irene Calboli & Maria Lillà Montagnani, eds., Oxford University Press) (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract. Intellectual ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-28By Media Law Prof
  • Adventurer Strives to Break World Record in Upcoming Trek to South Pole
    For winter sport enthusiasts and hikers alike, a goal only a few accomplish, involves the will, training and drive to reach the South Pole. This beautiful but strenuous 700-plus mile journey through white-out conditions, limited resources and pulling one’s own weight in supplies to survive, is a feat. This winter, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-28By Douglas Tumminello
  • Baphomet Gets Some Credit
    This post is authored by Fox Rothschild partner Christopher P. Beall: The much ballyhooed case involving copyright and trademark claims against the producers of the Netflix television series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina reportedly has ended, with news media reporting – based on a statement from counsel for the Satanic Temple ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-28By Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Call for Papers: 2019 University of Massachusetts Law Review Roundtable Symposium on Law and Media
    From the mailbox: The UMass Law Review has issued the following call for papers. Download the call in PDF here, and please share it with any interested scholarly communities. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW REVIEW CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-27By Media Law Prof
  • Welcome to the Machine: Law, Artificial Intelligence and the Visual Arts
    By Louise Carron. On October 25, 2018, Christie’s auction house sold Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, a painting made by Obvious, a collective of French artists, for $432,500, including buyer’s premium. The catch? This was the first sale of a painting generated throughArtificial Intelligence (“AI”). ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-27By centerforartlaw
  • Week In Review
    By Leslie Berman Edited by Elissa D. Hecker GENERAL NEWS Despite Evidence on Khashoggi, Trump Sticks With the Crown Prince. Why? Evidence pointing to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, de facto leader of the Saudi kingdom, implicates him in the brutal killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. However, ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-11-26By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • BOOK DEALS: THE WEEK OF APRIL 27, 1667
    MILTON’S PARADISE ROYALTIES LOST Victor Bohnam Carter's Authors by Profession, tells the sad story of John Milton, blind, deprived of his pension and suffering from financial hardships, signing a hellish publishing contract for his epic poem, Paradise Lost. "The agreement was dated April 27, 1667, and provided that Milton receive £5 for the first ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-23By Lloyd J. Jassin
  • Artist Rights Watch COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/23): Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act
    As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechanical Licensing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act.  We have called the chart the “Countdown to Modernity.” Recall that the Register of Copyrights ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-23By Editor Charlie
  • District Court Serves “Dual Survival” Star a Reality Check in Dismissing Claims for Defamation and False Light
    54427908Cody Lundin’s lawsuit against Discovery for allegedly defaming Lundin in its reality series “Dual Survival” was voted off the island earlier this month when a district court in Arizona granted Discovery’s motion for summary judgment.  Lundin’s claims arose from an episode titled “Journey’s End to a New Beginning” which depicted ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-22By Conrad B. Wilton
  • Blank on City Speech
    Yishai Blank, Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law, is publishing City Speech in volume 54 of the Harv. C.R.-C.L. Rev. Here is the abstract. Cities speak. A rich array of expressive activities, city speech, surrounds us. Cities topple confederate ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-21By Media Law Prof
  • 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. Live music aims for richer, deeper audience involvement Live music is moving beyond mere artist performances as operators look to lean on technologies that make concert- and festival-going way more ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-21By musicandcopyright
  • Green on Counterfeit Campaign Speech @WMLawSchool
    Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School, is publishing Counterfeit Campaign Speech at 70 Hastings L.J. 3 (2018). Here is the abstract. We are entering an era in which computers can produce highly-sophisticated fakes of people doing and saying things ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-20By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Nick Crudele Edited by Elissa D. Hecker General News Trump Hopes to Ease Sentencing Laws President Trump supported a substantial revision of the nation's prison and sentencing laws, potentially opening a path to enacting the most significant changes to the criminal justice system in a generation. The bipartisan legislative ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-11-19By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Artist Rights Watch COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/16): Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act
    As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechancial Licesing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act.  We have called the chart the “Countdown to Modernity.” This chart is a work ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-16By Editor Charlie
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 11/16/18
    Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95 — “I guess one person can make a difference … ’nuff said.” Walt Whitman Championed Democracy and Fought for Copyright – Part I — David Newhoff shares a wonderful and well-researched look at the American poet’s views on literary property and push ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-16By Terry Hart
  • Wendy! Wendy! Peter’s Off His Meds Again! CEO Madness Sets in At Facebook
    According to a team of long-time tech reporters in the New York Times (see Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis): [Apple CEO Tim] Cook’s criticisms [of Facebook’s well known intrusive data harvesting for its addiction machine] infuriated Mr. Zuckerberg [aka the boy who wouldn’t grow up], who ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-16By Chris Castle
  • Art in the Courtroom: Dealing with New Deal-era Murals – Part I
    By Olivia Taylor. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-16By centerforartlaw
  • Motorcycles, Satanic Sculptures, and Girl Scouts, Oh My! – Entertainment Law Update Episode 103
    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/103. Here's what we talked about.. 9th CIRC. DENIES CBS A REHEARING in Pre ‘72 Recordings Case AMERICAN ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-16By Firemark Law Team
  • Colorado 2018 General Election Recap
    The results of the  2018 general election are in the books for 318 contested races. A total of 2,578,358 Colorado voters returned ballots (813,079 Republicans, 848,493 Democrats and 877,066 Unaffiliated). We want to take a moment to give you a brief update on where things stand now, and what it ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-16By Dieter Raemdonck
  • The TAZ, Pirate Utopias and YouTube’s Obsession with Safe Harbors
    “[A]s you begin to act in harmony with nature the Law garottes & strangles you – so don’t play the blessed liberal middleclass martyr – accept the fact that you’re a criminal & be prepared to act like one.” Hakim Bey from “T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-15By Chris Castle
  • Szabados on Conflicts Between Fundamental Freedoms and Fundamental Rights in the Case Law of the CJEU @eotvox_uni
    Tamás Szabados, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Private International Law and European Economic Law, is publishing Conflicts Between Fundamental Freedoms and Fundamental Rights in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union: A Comparison With the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-15By Media Law Prof
  • The Horns of a Dilemma: Does the Fair Use Doctrine Protect “Sabrina’s” Baphomet Set
    This post is authored by Fox Rothschild partner Christopher P. Beall: Sabrina Spellman, she of the twitchy, witchy Archie Horror comic world in the Netflix reboot The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, released last month with two 10-episode seasons, already has her hands full, what with teen angst, lust, occult powers, and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-14By Fox Rothschild LLP
  • What’s the Agenda at @TheAgenda?
    Google’s European charm offensive on “Article 13” has come to Canada in search of earned media.  They got it last night on a previously-credible news show called The Agenda in the “Struggling Artists and Copyright Rules” episode.  (For readers outside of Canada, the Agenda is one of the top news ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-13By Chris Castle
  • Geiger, Frosio, and Bulayenko on The EU Commission's Proposal To Reform Copyright Limitations @GCFrosio
    Christophe Geiger, Giancarlo Frosio, and Oleksandr Bulayenko, all of the University of Strasbourg, CEIPI, have published The EU Commission’s Proposal to Reform Copyright Limitations: A Good but Far Too Timid Step in the Right Direction at 40 European Intellectual Property ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-13By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Eric Lanter Edited By Elissa D. Hecker GENERAL NEWS America Votes in the Midterms The Democrats secured the House of Representatives and the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate, but there were nuances and there remain elections to be called. In the Senate, Democrat incumbents Claire McCaskill and ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-11-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Center for Art Law Case Law Updates
    The following case selection first appeared in this week's Center for Art Law newsletter: Pumpkin Season. The Gulbenkian family, one of the biggest names in the art market, is currently being sued before the High Court in London over the claim that it received almost $1.4 million for a Yayoi ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2018-11-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Trust Grantor Fails to Exercise His Retained Power Properly
    A recent Rhode Island case illustrates the need to carefully exercise any power of appointment retained by a grantor over a trust.  Jaffe v. Pournaras, 178 A.3d 978 (2/23/18). In this case, the Grantor had created an irrevocable trust in 2003, naming his son as the Trustee.  Under the terms ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-12By Benjamin Jakubowicz
  • Court Finds No Violation of Public Policy Where Challenge to Trust Causes Minors to Forfeit Inheritance
    You might have heard before that the sins of the father shall be visited upon the sons.  This was certainly the case in a decision recently handed down by the Wyoming Supreme Court.   In E.G.W. v. First Federal Savings Bank of Wyoming, 413 P.3d 106 (3/15/18), the Court upheld and ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2018-11-12By Benjamin Jakubowicz