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  • New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. UMG fires back in US termination rights class action case Major record company UMG has hit back in a case involving termination rights claims made by two musicians in the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-22By musicandcopyright
  • Ugland on Expanding Media Law and Policy Education @ErikUgland
    Erik Ugland, Marquette University, has published Expanding Media Law and Policy Education: Confronting Power, Defining Freedom, Awakening Participation at 24 Communication Law & Policy 271 (2019). Here is the abstract. The changes brought about by the Digital Age have not ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-22By Media Law Prof
  • Widener on Wikileaks and Digital Disclosure
    Michael N. Widener, Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman, & Balint; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has published Wikileaks and Digital Disclosure: Beclouded Muckraking, Profit-Taking and Self-Promoting. Here is the abstract. However the reader approaches the study of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, there are numerous ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-22By Media Law Prof
  • Bahadur on Newsworthiness as an Internet-Era Mitigant of Implicit Bias @washburnlaw
    Rory D. Bahadur, Washburn University School of Law, is publishing Newsworthiness as an Internet-Era Mitigant of Implicit Bias in volume 88 of the University of Missouri Kansas City Law Review (2019). Here is the abstract. Current application of the newsworthiness ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-22By Media Law Prof
  • Photographer Sues Clorox and its Ad Agency For Copyright Infringement
    By Marc Jacobson A prominent photographer was engaged by the defendants to create images to use in a certain specified manner. At the conclusion of the term of the license agreement, the defendants continued to use the images beyond the scope of the license, and for purposes not contemplated in ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-05-21By 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 Conan O'Brien Settles Lawsuit Alleging Joke Theft Conan O'Brien announced that he has settled a lawsuit against a freelance comedy writer "who had accused ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-05-21By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • App Store Purchasers Entitled to Bite at the Antitrust Apple, Says Supreme Court
    The United States Supreme Court decided this week that purchasers of apps through the Apple App Store have standing under federal antitrust law to bring a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant. The Sherman Antitrust Act makes it unlawful for any person to “monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-18By Charlie Nelson Keever
  • Seibert-Fohr on the Independence of Judges and Their Freedom of Expression
    Ania Seibert-Fohr, University of Heidelberg, has published The Independence of Judges and their Freedom of Expression: An Ambivalent Relationship. Here is the abstract. Judges posting tweets on Twitter, writing columns in newspapers and pronouncing their views in public lectures - ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-17By Media Law Prof
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 05/17/19
    The CASE Act: You Have Questions. We Have the Answers. — Everything you want to know (and more) about the copyright small claims process that would be created by H.R. 2426 and S. 1273. Shifting Paradigms: the Heritage Committee study on copyright — Canadian attorney Barry Sookman takes a look ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-17By Terry Hart
  • 20 Questions for New Artists Sidebar: The Economic Reality of Streaming
    Streaming is all the rage.  But–it is cannibalizing higher margin goods, even digital goods.  Because of the industry standard revenue share method of dividing up royalties, all artists essentially get a market share allocation of streaming service revenue based on the number of streams.  Plus, with some exceptions, your royalty ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-17By Chris Castle
  • Magliocca on A Special Relationship: Winston Churchill and the American Constitution @IUMcKinney
    Gerard N. Magliocca, Indiana University, McKinney School of Law, has published A Special Relationship: Winston Churchill and the American Constitution. Here is the abstract. This Article is the first detailed treatment of Winston Churchill's views on the United States Constitution.In ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-17By Media Law Prof
  • Smith on Copyright in Culinary Presentations @Cathay Smith
    Cathay Smith, University of Montana School of Law, has published Copyright in Culinary Presentations in Non-Conventional Copyright: Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection?128-149 (Enrico Bonadio & Nicola Lucchi eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018). Here is the abstract. This chapter ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-16By Media Law Prof
  • Litman on Imaginary Bottles @UMichLaw @DukeLawTechRev
    Jessica Litman, University of Michigan Law School, is publishing Imaginary Bottles in the Duke Law & Technology Review (2019). Here is the abstract. This essay, written for a symposium commemorating John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7, 2018, revisits ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-16By Media Law Prof
  • 20 Questions for New Artists Part 4: Band Administrator, Split Sheets and Co-Writer Agreements
    For the next few weeks, we’re going to post sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. This doesn’t constitute legal advice, or any intent to form the attorney-client relationship. Chris, Amy and others will ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-15By Chris Castle
  • Kentucky Rejects Tortious Interference with Inheritance
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently ruled that Kentucky does not recognize the cause of action known as tortious interference with inheritance or gift.  This ruling confirms a previous line of several unpublished opinions which previously ruled that Kentucky does not recognize such a tort.  In this case, the daughter ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-15By Benjamin Jakubowicz
  • Comic Relief! “Stolen Joke Case” Settles Weeks Before Trial
    Image from 123RF LimitedAfter almost four years of litigation between TBS late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien and comedy writer Alex Kaseberg over five jokes Kaseberg alleged Conan and his writing team stole from Kaseberg’s Twitter feed, the clashing comics finally reached a settlement.  Though the terms of the agreement ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-14By Conrad B. Wilton
  • Franks on Fearless Speech @ma_franks
    Mary Anne Franks, University of Miami School of Law, is publishing Fearless Speech in volume 17 of the First Amendment Law Review (2019). Here is the abstract. The American conception of free speech is primarily defined as the freedom to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-14By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Lisa Ornest Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Media, and General News: Entertainment The Little Dutch Boy If you want to see Louis C.K. (LCK) perform live, besides paying the consideration of money, you are now also ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-05-13By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Where Was the Board? Some Thoughts on Potential Legal Issues in Pledge Music “Administration” Bankruptcy–Artist Rights Watch
    [This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch] We’ve had a lot of questions about what is going on with the Pledge Music crowdfunding platform which appears to be either on its way or already in a bankruptcy filing according to reports.  This post will be a few thoughts about ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-13By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 05/10/19
    CASE Act Promises Long-Overdue Access to Justice for Individuals and Small Businesses in the Arts — “For countless individual artists and small businesses, combating the unauthorized use of their creative works online is a source of enduring frustration. The frequency and ease with which photographs, sound recordings, videos, and other ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-10By Terry Hart
  • BBC Fires Host Who Tweeted "Royal Baby" Image
    The BBC has fired radio host Danny Baker for tweeting an image of a couple (presumably meant to be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) with a chimpanzee in a bowler, along with the caption, "Royal baby leaves hospital." Mr. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-09By Media Law Prof
  • Austin Panel on The Pledge Music Crowdfunding Debacle
    You may have read Iain Baker of Jesus Jones story of the band’s encounter with Pledge that we posted here and hear.  You’ve probably heard the news that PledgeMusic is bankrupt as reported in Hypebot: UK based corporate advisory FRP will be nominated to administer a court directed sale of all ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-09By Editor Charlie
  • Global recorded-music and music publishing market share results for 2018
    Music & Copyright‘s annual survey of the recorded-music and music-publishing sectors has revealed the changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. Recorded-music leader UMG maintained the top spot, with an increased share of digital sales fully offsetting a decline in the company’s ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-08By musicandcopyright
  • 20 Questions for New Artists Part 3: Insurance/Legal Names/DOB and Nationality
    For the next few weeks, we’re going to post sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. This doesn’t constitute legal advice, or any intent to form the attorney-client relationship. Chris, Amy and others will ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-08By Chris Castle
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Difficult year for SME as UMG, WMG, and the indies make recorded-music and publishing share gains Music & Copyright’s annual survey of the recorded-music and music-publishing sectors has revealed the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-08By musicandcopyright
  • Myanmar Frees Two Reuters Journalists Sentenced Under Official Secrets Act
    The government of Myanmar has released two reporters who had been convicted under the Official Secrets Act. The journalists, who work for Reuters, had been investigating a 2017 massacre of Rohingya villagers, part of what the U.N. calls a genocide ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-07By Media Law Prof
  • 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 Sundance Founder Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Sterling Van Wagenen, a founder of the Sundance Film Festival, pleaded guilty in Utah County ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-05-07By 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: Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Found., No. 05-CV-03459 (C.D. Cal. April 30, 2019). Spain's Thyssen-Bornemisza has won ownership of the long-disputed Camille Pissarro painting, "Rue St. Honoré, Après Midi, Effet de Pluie" (1882). (https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/thyssen-bornemisza-collection-can-keep-a-painting-that-the-nazis-stole-us-judge-rules?utm_source=Center+for+Art+Law+General+List&utm_campaign=59ffc2af79-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_022731d685-59ffc2af79-346773625&mc_cid=59ffc2af79&mc_eid=8a2eda70d8) The original owner, ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-05-06By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • 20 Questions for New Artists Sidebar: The Importance of Metadata
    [For the next few weeks, we’re going to post updated sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” that Amy Mitchell and I wrote a few years ago which has been posted various places.  This doesn’t constitute legal advice, or any intent to form the attorney-client relationship. (If you ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-06By Chris Castle
  • The Future of What Podcast: Article 13’s Potential Impact on the Music Industry
    Portia Sabin discusses the European Copyright Directive and the process that got the legislation passed in the European Parliament with Helen Smith of Impala, Crispin Hunt of Ivor Academy and Chris Castle. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-05-04By Editor Charlie