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Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

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November 19, 2019

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“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—<i>Politico</i><br /><br /><b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s most respected legal scholars, proves—with incontrovertible evidence—that he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should truly be handled in a just society.  </b><br /><br />Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by <i>Politico </i>and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed “shoe‑on‑the‑other‑foot test,” to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in‑depth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz’s plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition
by Donald S. Passman

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English

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528

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December 03, 2019

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<b><i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i></b><b> by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming.</b><br /><br />For more than twenty-five years, <i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i> has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail.<br /> <br /> Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world.<br /> <br /> “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of <i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i> is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.
Attacking Judges: How Campaign Advertising Influences State Supre...
by Melinda Gann Hall

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English

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263

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October 29, 2014

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Nasty, below-the-belt campaigns, mudslinging, and character attacks. These tactics have become part and parcel of today's election politics in America, and judicial elections are no exception. <i>Attacking Judges</i> takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann Hall investigates whether these divisive elections have damaging consequences for representative democracy. To do this, Hall focuses on two key aspects of those elections: the vote shares of justices seeking reelection and the propensity of state electorates to vote. In doing so, <i>Attacking Judges </i> explores vital dimensions of the conventional wisdom that campaign politics has deleterious consequences for judges, voters, and state judiciaries. <br />Countering the prevailing wisdom with empirically based conclusions, Hall uncovers surprising and important insights, including new revelations on how attack ads influence public engagement with judicial elections and their relative effectiveness in various types of state elections. <i>Attacking Judges </i>is a testament to the power of institutions in American politics and the value of empirical political science research in helping to inform some of the most significant debates on the public agenda. This book's results smartly contest and eradicate many of the fears judicial reformers have about the damaging effects of campaign negativity in modern state supreme court elections.
Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age...
by David E. McCraw

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English

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294

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March 12, 2019

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<p><b>David E. McCraw recounts his experiences as the top newsroom lawyer for the <i>New York Times</i> during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations.</b><br /><b></b><br />In October 2016, when Donald Trump's lawyer demanded that <i>The New York Times</i> retract an article focused on two women that accused Trump of touching them inappropriately, David McCraw's scathing letter of refusal went viral and he became a hero of press freedom everywhere. But as you'll see in <i>Truth in Our Times</i>, for the top newsroom lawyer at the paper of record, it was just another day at the office.</p><p>McCraw has worked at the <i>Times </i>since 2002, leading the paper's fight for freedom of information, defending it against libel suits, and providing legal counsel to the reporters breaking the biggest stories of the year. In short: if you've read a controversial story in the paper since the Bush administration, it went across his desk first. From Chelsea Manning's leaks to Trump's tax returns, McCraw is at the center of the paper's decisions about what news is fit to print.</p><p>In <i>Truth in Our Times, </i>McCraw recounts the hard legal decisions behind the most impactful stories of the last decade with candor and style. The book is simultaneously a rare peek behind the curtain of the celebrated organization, a love letter to freedom of the press, and a decisive rebuttal of Trump's fake news slur through a series of hard cases. It is an absolute must-have for any dedicated reader of <i>The New York Times</i>.</p>
The Central Park Five
by Sarah Burns

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English

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256

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May 17, 2011

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<p><b>A must-read after watching Ava DuVernay's <i>When They See Us</i><br /><br />In this spellbinding account of the real facts of the Central Park jogger case, Sarah Burns powerfully reexamines one of New York City's most notorious crimes and its aftermath.</b><br /> <br />On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. She'd been raped and severely beaten. Within days five black and Latino teenagers were apprehended, all five confessing to the crime. The staggering torrent of media coverage that ensued, coupled with fierce public outcry, exposed the deep-seated race and class divisions in New York City at the time. The minors were tried and convicted as adults despite no evidence linking them to the victim. Over a decade later, when DNA tests connected serial rapist Matias Reyes to the crime, the government, law enforcement, social institutions and media of New York were exposed as having undermined the individuals they were designed to protect. <br /><br />Here, Sarah Burns recounts this historic case for the first time since the young men's convictions were overturned, telling, at last, the full story of one of New York’s most legendary crimes.</p>
Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Cultu...
by , Joshua Green

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English

Pages

370

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January 21, 2013

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<p><b>How sharing, linking, and liking have transformed the media and marketing industries </b><br /><b></b><br />Spreadable Media is a rare inside look at today’s ever-changing media landscape. The days of corporate control over media content and its distribution have been replaced by the age of what the digital media industries have called “user-generated content.” Spreadable Media maps these fundamental changes, and gives readers a comprehensive look into the rise of participatory culture, from internet memes to presidential tweets. </p><p>The authors challenge our notions of what goes “viral” and how by examining factors such as the nature of audience engagement and the environment of participation, and by contrasting the concepts of “stickiness”—aggregating attention in centralized places—with “spreadability”—dispersing content widely through both formal and informal networks. The former has often been the measure of media success in the online world, but the latter describes the actual ways content travels through social media. The book explores the internal tensions businesses face as they adapt to this new, spreadable, communication reality and argues for the need to shift from “hearing” to “listening” in corporate culture. </p><p>Now with a new afterword addressing changes in the media industry, audience participation, and political reporting, and drawing on modern examples from online activism campaigns, film, music, television, advertising, and social media—from both the U.S. and around the world—the authors illustrate the contours of our current media environment. For all of us who actively create and share content, Spreadable Media provides a clear understanding of how people are spreading ideas and the implications these activities have for business, politics, and everyday life, both on- and offline.</p>
Greentown: Murder and Mystery in Greenwich, America's Wealthiest ...
by Timothy Dumas

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English

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352

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March 20, 2013

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<b>The “authentic and definitive” story of Martha Moxley’s murder case, including the conviction of her killer, Michael Skakel—includes photos! (<i>Greenwich Time</i>)</b><br />  <br /> On the night before Halloween, 1975, the wealthy community of Greenwich, Connecticut, was rocked by the murder of fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley, who was discovered in her backyard, bludgeoned and stabbed with a women’s golf club. Yet despite the horror of the crime, the well-to-do neighborhood stymied the investigation, which had drawn nationwide attention due to one suspect’s ties to the Kennedy family.<br />  <br /> For twenty-three years, the killing went unsolved and the killer unpunished, until the first edition of this book was published, outlining the chilling murder and the community’s response. When a special grand jury was finally convened, it took two more years for the police to bring the Moxley’s next-door neighbor, Michael Skakel, to trial and convict him of the gruesome homicide.<br />  <br /> Determined to share the eventual conclusion to the crime that shattered families and haunted Greenwich for almost a quarter century, the author has updated the book called by <i>Greenwich Time</i>, the “literary authority on the Martha Moxley murder.”
The Ultimate Guide to Social Media For Business Owners, Professio...
by Mitch Jackson

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English

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307

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December 14, 2018

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<div><b>GAME-CHANGING APPROACHES TO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, SALES, AND ADVERTISING VIA 47 GLOBAL SOCIAL MEDIA, BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION EXPERTS.</b></div><div><b></b></div><b><i>#1 Best Seller and "New Release" in Multiple Categories (in first week)!</i></b><br /><br />You'll learn:<div></div><div><br /><br />1. The Right Social Media "Success" Mindset (10 chapters)<br /><br />2. How to Use the Platforms and Understand Their Personalities (23 chapters)<br /><br />3. How to Effectively Communicate and Persuade on Social Media (19 chapters)<br /><br />Expand your digital brand in 2019 from local to global. Get the book and start taking action!</div><div></div><div>_____</div><br />But don't just take my word for it. Here are several kind words from some of the top experts in marketing, social media, digital and communications, about how I've used the very same social media approaches shared in this book, to build relationships and expand my brand from local to global.<br />_____<br /><br />"Mitch is a master connector. He's humanized his law practice with online content and through social networking. In fact, he does such a great job that I've written about him in my books and discuss his ideas in my many speaking engagements around the world."-David Meerman Scott, international bestselling author of "The New Rules of Sales and Service" and nine other books.<br />_____<br /><br />"Mitch Jackson is the real deal. Rarely have I seen anyone combine high tech with high touch in such a powerful, effective and uplifting way. He's as authentic as they come and is absolutely focused on providing exceptional value to the lives of everyone he touches!" -Bob Burg, Hall of Fame speaker and coauthor of the "The Go-Giver" and "Go-Giver" book series.<br />_____<br /><br />"Mitch is a rare breed of early adopters who can bring what's next from the edge back to the center to help everyone understand what's coming and what to do about it." -Brian Solis, digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist.<br />_____<br /><br />"Mitch Jackson leverages online channels like video and social networks to reach out and connect with people both on a personal level as well as a professional level. His efforts have taken him from being successful in his offline world to finding a whole new level of influence online, as well. In a very short time, Mitch has been able to reach out and connect with a lot of successful online influencers and has been able to translate this into mutual value. Beyond all this, he's a great guy and doing yeoman work. I recommend him without hesitation." -Chris Brogan, New York Times bestselling author of ten books.<br />_____<br /><br />"Many leaders know how to talk. Mitch shows us how to actually share a message. His insight, knowledge, and incomparable touch make him the consummate communicator." -Sally Hogshead- Hall of Fame speaker and best-selling author.<br />_____<br /><br />"I first met Mitch in Orange County at a LinkedOC event. Since then we've stayed connected on Twitter, Spreecasts and enjoyed a few podcasts together. I've watched Mitch's use of social and he does a great job of connecting and engaging others at a very human level on the various digital platforms." -Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia.<br />_____
All Judges Are Political-Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hyp...
by Keith Bybee

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English

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192

Publication Date

August 25, 2010

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We live in an age where one person's judicial "activist" legislating from the bench is another's impartial arbiter fairly interpreting the law. After the Supreme Court ended the 2000 Presidential election with its decision in <I>Bush v. Gore<I>, many critics claimed that the justices had simply voted their political preferences. But Justice Clarence Thomas, among many others, disagreed and insisted that the Court had acted according to legal principle, stating: "I plead with you, that, whatever you do, don't try to apply the rules of the political world to this institution; they do not apply." The legitimacy of our courts rests on their capacity to give broadly acceptable answers to controversial questions. Yet Americans are divided in their beliefs about whether our courts operate on unbiased legal principle or political interest. Comparing law to the practice of common courtesy, Keith Bybee explains how our courts not only survive under these suspicions of hypocrisy, but actually depend on them. Law, like courtesy, furnishes a means of getting along. It frames disputes in collectively acceptable ways, and it is a habitual practice, drummed into the minds of citizens by popular culture and formal institutions. The rule of law, thus, is neither particularly fair nor free of paradoxical tensions, but it endures. Although pervasive public skepticism raises fears of judicial crisis and institutional collapse, such skepticism is also an expression of how our legal system ordinarily functions.
Promises to Keep: Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainmen...
by William Fisher III

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English

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352

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August 12, 2004

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During the past fifteen years, changes in technology have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit enormously from the new systems. Sadly, we have failed thus far to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Instead, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against the threats posed by the new technologies. These efforts to plug the multiplying holes in the legal dikes are failing and the entertainment industry has fallen into crisis. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposals―each involving a combination of legal reforms and new business models―for how we could get out of it.

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