Media

  • EXTREMISM BILL

    Senate Intelligence Committee to revive counter-terror social media bill

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D.California) of the Senate Intelligence Committee is now pushing for a renewed raft of legislation that would tighten scrutiny of social media platforms to alert law enforcement to online extremist activity.

  • LAWSUITS

    Forbes Media family sues Hong Kong investors

    The family behind Forbes Media is suing Hong Kong investors Integrated Whale Media Investments over an alleged breach of payment for a controlling stake that was purchased by IWMI last year.

  • DRAMATICS

    Law firm appears at Edinburgh Fringe to discuss fake online reviews

    Paul Motion, partner in Glasgow and Edinburgh firm bto, is making two appearances in his own show, 'Phoney or False Reviews Online - What Can I Do?', at the Edinburgh Fringe theatre festival.

  • BOARD ROOM POWER

    Music giant was run by its lawyers, according to leaked tape

    Executives at Universal Music Group have been recorded saying that 'the business has been controlled by lawyers for a long time' in a call released by entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, with whom the Group had been in litigation.

  • LAWYERS IN FICTION

    Harper Lee's lawyer tells story of discovery of Mockingbird prequel

    The manuscript of 'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee - a sequel to 'How to kill a mockingbird' - lay in a bank safe deposit in Alabama for three years until Ms Lee's lawyer went through the box and realised its significance.

  • IMAGE

    Lurid Rihanna video targets professionals

    The pop music critic at the Financial Times has identified a possible turning point in the portrayal of the professions by Rihanna's seven-minute video 'Bitch Better Have My Money', which features an accountant figure living like a rock star.

  • RESIGNATION

    Ex-Cravath Swaine associate defended from public attacks by Reddit

    Ellen Pao, who lost her employment discrimination claim against venture capital company Kleiner Perkins, has continued to have a difficult year - resigning from her next employer, Reddit, after 200,000 people signed a petition seeking her removal.

  • ATTITUDES TO LAWYERS

    Media billionaire describes lawyers as Satan

    Mark Cuban, the sports-to-media billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, has said that he hates dealing with lawyers and that they are 'a huge drain on productivity' - but he calls his own lawyer 'my Satan...a good friend'.

  • LAWYER SPOKESMAN

    Nemtsov's lawyer explains death of murdered politician

    Vadim Prokhorov, lawyer to the family of assassinated Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, has revealed that the opposition leader received threats 'several months ago' and says his death might be connected to events in Ukraine.

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Vice Media parties on $300k dinner as Paul Weiss M&A lawyer arrives

    Some 30 employees and business contacts were taken out for a meal, at an average of US$10,000 a head, after its co-founder won $1m at Las Vegas and just as Paul Weiss M&A and media lawyer James Schwab left the firm to join Vice Media as co-president.

  • PUBLISHING

    Harper Lee's lawyer defends herself against exploitation accusations

    Tonja Carter, the lawyer who found Harper Lee's 50-year old sequel to 'To Kill a Mockingbird' has been replying to suggestions that she exploited the 88-year old author by getting the new discovery published against the real wishes of Ms Lee.

  • MEDIA BATTLE

    Father and son legal team sue Australian politician

    Chris Hannay and his son Daniel have been accused of contempt of court by the man they are suing for defamation in a A$1.2m suit - Campbell Newman, the premier of Queensland.

  • BLASPHEMY

    Dershowitz predicts blasphemy hostilities will reduce

    Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, an expert in civil liberties and blasphemy laws, has predicted that a widespread hostility to depiction of the prophet among Muslims will reduce despite the concerns expressed over French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA

    Californian Bar cautions blogging lawyers

    Californian lawyer bloggers will come under scrutiny from the Bar if they use their blogs to advertise their wares.

  • BLASPHEMY

    Charlie Hedbo lawyer announces more Muhammad cartoons

    The lawyer who has acted for the Charlie Hebdo magazine for 23 years is continuing to take a prominent role in announcing the plans of the surviving journalists for the satirical weekly.


 

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