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  • Healy on Learned Hand and the Making of a Free Speech Dissent @SetonHallLaw
    Thomas Healy, Seton Hall University School of Law, has published Anxiety and Influence: Learned Hand and the Making of a Free Speech Dissent at 50 Arizona State Law Journal 803 (2019). Here is the abstract. In this essay marking the ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-04By Media Law Prof
  • Week In Review
    By Angela Peco Edited by Elissa D. Hecker Based on reader feedback, we're flipping the script and leading with EASL-related subjects. The General News category has been moved to the end. ENTERTAINMENT Rapper 21 Savage Arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, Faces Deportation Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-02-04By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • What's Next For the Newseum?
    The Newseum opened its doors in 2008. Now it's selling its building to Johns Hopkins. It's not clear what happens next to this idea devoted to journalism and the history of the press. The Washington Post discusses options here. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-03By Media Law Prof
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 02/01/19
    Will the Supreme Court Review Oracle v. Google? Please? — Attorney Lee Gesmer takes a look at the two issues Google has asked the Supreme Court to review in its long-running lawsuit with Oracle over its copying of Java code. How the Iconic Photo ‘Migrant Mother’ Came to Be — ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-01By Terry Hart
  • Fair Pay, Fair Fight: Will the Circle Be Unbroken for Artist Airplay Royalties?
    The Music Modernization Act brought fairness to pre-72 artists who waited 20 years for the government to confirm what everyone knew—that non interactive digital music services like Pandora and Sirius should be paying them performance royalties like everyone else.  Not that they didn’t try–Liberty Media’s lobbyists tried to administer an ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-02-01By Chris Castle
  • The Sarr-Savoy Report & Restituting Colonial Artefacts
    By Clara Cassan. After his address to Sub-Saharan Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron commissioned a report, today known as the Sarr-Savoy Report. ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-31By Louise Carron
  • What is the Difference Between Venture Capital, Private Equity?
    This article first appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal on January 25, 2019 Capital comes in many forms. Generally, it can take the form of debt (personal and bank loans, credit card debt) or equity (common stock, preferred stock, etc.). Debt is based on an obligation to repay; equity is ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-31By R. Matthew Neff
  • Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 105 Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast. Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to subscribe in iTunes. audio Block Double-click here to upload or link to ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-31By Tamera H. Bennett
  • Arbel and Mungan on the Case Against Strict Defamation Laws @ProfArbel
    Yonathan A. Arbel, University of Alabama School of Law, and Murat C. Mungan, George Mason Law School, have published The Case Against Strict Defamation Laws. Here is the abstract. It is axiomatic that defamation law protects reputation. This proposition—common sensical, ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-31By Media Law Prof
  • Ramsey on Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law After Matal v. Tam @LPRamsey
    Lisa P. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, is publishing Free Speech Challenges to Trademark Law After Matal v. Tam in volume 56 of the Houston Law Review. Here is the abstract. Trademark laws and free speech are ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-31By Media Law Prof
  • The MTP Podcast: The Truth About Streaming Royalties
      Chris Castle on how the streaming royalty allocation guarantees a declining royalty for artists SHOW NOTES The Trichordist Streaming Price Bible for 2018  Arithmetic on the Internet: The Ethical Pool Solution to Streaming Royalty Allocation  @BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation  Laura Kobylecky, Making Fake ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-31By Editor Charlie
  • New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. The changing role of bundling in the ongoing digital music evolution Music bundling with mobile subscription packages is a practice that has been around for almost 10 years. Credited with ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-30By musicandcopyright
  • Michael Santucci Named “Super Lawyer” for the 6th Straight Year
    Michael I. Santucci has been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.  Mr. Santucci enjoys a ranking of 10.0 which is the highest rating Super Lawyers offers. He was named a ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-30By 500law
  • @BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation — Artist Rights Watch
    Spotify may still be running the fake artist grift.  Aren’t you glad they got that new safe harbor in the MMA and they are the songwriters new partners in the MLC? via @BBCtrending: The mystery tracks being ‘forced’ on Spotify users–another explanation — Artist Rights Watch ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-30By Chris Castle
  • Week In Review
    By Lisa Ornest Edited by Elissa D. Hecker General News Temporary End of Shut-Down The New York Times calls it a "Stinging Defeat for the President." Yay Nancy. But don't crack the champagne just yet. Or at least not for this. Let's see what happens in three weeks. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/politics/trump-shutdown.html Roger ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-01-28By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • The MTP Podcast: When is a Pledge Not a Pledge? The PledgeMusic crisis
    Chris Castle discusses the current crisis with PledgeMusic payments. PledgeMusic: Once a Crowdfunding Haven For Artists, Now Owes them Thousands of Dollars–Billboard www.billboard.com/articles/busines…ds-late-payments Digital Aggregator Deals: Is the New Boss Worse Then the Old Boss? musictechpolicy.com/2012/02/01/read…n-the-old-boss/ What is the Difference Between Dischargeable and Nondischargeable Debts in Bankruptcy?  www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia…ts-bankruptcy.html Which Debts ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-26By Editor Charlie
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 01/25/19
    Copyright Office Modernization Webinar Series Kicks Off — If you register copyrights and are interested in the US Copyright Office’s efforts to modernize its systems, you’ll want to check out the first in a series of webinars that the Office is planning on holding to provide updates on its ongoing ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-25By Terry Hart
  • Spotify Can’t Find Songwriters Performing at Spotify High Roller Party in Cancun
    Ah, Cancun, where the elite meet and the US Consulate is located next to the jail, convenient and useful for the Tech Bros.  But faster than  bros can launch Tinder for some Spanish lessons, Spotify commits another faux pas. According to Digital Music News: Spotify is currently hosting a pricey ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-25By Chris Castle
  • TVEyes Closed at Last
    The TVEyes v. Fox saga has reached its conclusion. Following the Supreme Court’s denial of TVEyes’ petition for certiorari, the video clipping service had little choice but to settle Fox News’s copyright infringement lawsuit. The parties filed a permanent injunction in the Southern District of New York under which TVEyes ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-24By Jody Simon
  • When it Comes to DC Lobbying, Google Outspends Big Tech Cohort–and the Peoples Republic of China
    As Susan Crawford tells us: I was brought up and trained in the Internet Age by people who really believed that nation states were on the verge of crumbling…and we could geek around it.  We could avoid it.  These people were irrelevant. It’s rather stark when you see it.  We ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-24By Chris Castle
  • Frivolous lawsuits for me but not for thee
    What are the odds that the New Orleans Saints season-ticket holders bringing these absurd lawsuits vote Republican and support litigation reform? ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-23By Howard Wasserman
  • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Annual Meeting Recap and More
    By Barry Skidelsky, Esq. Introduction The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) Section's 2019 Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, January 15th, as part of he New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Annual Meeting week. In my view, there were four components to our Section's day -- all but the ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-01-23By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • @GTP_Updates Demonstrates Google’s European Influence Campaign
    @artistrights tweeted in reaction to the stalled Article 13 legislation in Europe “American multinational corporations impose their commercial imperialism over their vassal states. Not the Europe we love.” There probably has never been as revealing an insight into Google’s short, loathsome and treacherous lifespan as the Article 13 legislative process ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-23By Chris Castle
  • Goldman on An Overview of the U.S.'s Section 230 Internet Immunity @ericgoldman
    Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, is publishing An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity in The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (Giancarlo Frosio, ed.) (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract. 47 U.S.C. § 230 ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-23By Media Law Prof
  • Guy Forsyth is a Good Reason to Live in Austin
    The line ain’t never busy… ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-23By Chris Castle
  • 2019 – Off to a great start!
    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/104. Here's what we talked about.. F-BOMB TO GO TO THE COURT: PRESSING SCANDALOUS TRADEMARKSSCOTUS SAYS NO TO ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-22By Firemark Law Team
  • Week In Review
    By Chantelle A. Gyamfi Edited by Elissa D. Hecker GENERAL NEWS Attorney General Nominee Vows to Not Interfere With Mueller's Russia Investigation Attorney General nominee, William P. Barr, vowed to let special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, complete the Russia investigation. Barr said that he is determined to resist any ... Read More
    Source: NYSBARPublished on 2019-01-22By Elissa D. Hecker, EASL Blog Coordinator
  • Our God Is Marching On! Oration by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    March 25, 1965 at the conclusion of three marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama from the steps of the Alabama State Capitol, near the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church from which MLK launched the Montgomery bus boycott.  The Selma marches were organized following the beating and murder of Deacon Jimmie Lee ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-21By Chris Castle
  • Must-read @GTP_updates study of Google sickos corrupting kids, competes with Joe Camel
    Artist Rights Watch Must-read @GTP_updates study of Google sickos corrupting kids, competes with Joe Camel: "Sidestepping school authorities, Google directly enlisted teachers to promote their products in the classroom, securing a valuable, lifetime supply of student data" https://t.co/QchzeN4DGq — Editor Baker (@MusicTechPolicy) January 16, 2019 Read the study here. Google’s ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-20By Chris Castle
  • Friday’s Endnotes – 01/18/19
    100% DIY: interview with cellist Zoë Keating — The composer and cellist discusses the challenges and rewards of taking the DIY route to get her music to audiences. Effect of a “No-Deal” Brexit on IP in the UK — It has been a whirlwind week in the world of UK ... Read More
    Source: Justia All BlogsPublished on 2019-01-18By Terry Hart