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Thursday, Jul. 2, 2020
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits any person from calling or text messaging someone on a wireless phone using an automatic telephone dialing system (an “autodialer”) or an artificial or prerecorded voice (a "robocall") unless the call is an emergency or the person has the...
Tuesday, May. 5, 2020
This is a story about the cold-blooded murder of a rock star, the reissue of his famous guitar without permission from the friend who customized the instrument with attention-grabbing artwork, and allegations of copyright infringement. Notify Netflix immediately! This could be the next...
Monday, Apr. 6, 2020
Notwithstanding YouTube's significant role in public discourse--with more than 1.3 billion users and more than 30 million daily visitors--it is not a "public forum" subject to First Amendment scrutiny. Nor are its content moderation policies "commercial advertising and promotion" under federal...
Monday, Mar. 30, 2020
Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin - a case about the opening licks of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven - has been wending its way through courts in the Ninth Circuit for the past six...
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020
The coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) has shaken up a host of industries, including sports, which by its very nature requires large gatherings of spectators. In the midst of so much uncertainty, properties, sponsors and event producers are weighing public safety concerns with the integrity...
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
Editor's Note: This article reposted by Jeff Greenbaum from GALA
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), which has yet to peak, has already had a significant impact in China on a macroeconomic and individual level. This article will look at how COVID-19 is affecting the...
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
After PBS received an anonymous complaint alleging that television host Tavis Smiley engaged in sexual misconduct, PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation into the allegations. Ultimately, PBS decided to suspend its nightly "Tavis Smiley" show. PBS also terminated various...