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All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition
by Donald S. Passman

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

November 10, 2015

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“The industry bible” (Los Angeles Times), now updated, essential for anyone in the music business—musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.<br /><br />For more than twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its ninth edition, this latest edition leads novices and experts alike through the crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry’s major changes in response to today’s rapid technological advances and uncertain economy.<br /><br />Whether you are—or aspire to be—a performer, writer, or executive, veteran music lawyer Donald Passman’s comprehensive guide is an indispensable tool. He 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; understand the digital streaming services; and how to take a comprehensive look at the rapidly transforming landscape of the music business as a whole.<br /><br />The music industry is in the eye of the storm, when everyone in the business is scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen to the major labels and what it will mean for the careers of artists and business professionals. No musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, or record company executive—anyone who makes their living from music—can afford to be without All You Need to Know About the Music Business. As Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5, says, “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book.”<br />
Handbook of Social Media and the Law
by Laura Scaife

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

November 20, 2014

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<P>Billions of minutes a month are spent globally on social media. This raises not only serious legal issues, but also has a clear impact on everyday commercial activity.</P><br /><P>This book considers the significant legal developments that have arisen due to social media. It provides an expert explanation of the issues that practitioners and businesses need to consider, as well as the special measures that are required in order to minimise their exposure to risk. The content is highly practical, and not only explores the law related to social media, but also includes useful aids for the reader, such as flow charts, checklists and case studies. </P><br /><P>Various categories and channels of social media are covered in this book, alongside the legal classification of different social networks. Social media is also considered in the context of human rights law by evaluating the implications this has had upon the development of civil and criminal law when pursuing a civil remedy or criminal prosecution in relation to online speech. As part of these discussions the book deals specifically with the Defamation Act 2013, the Communications Act 2003, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the Contempt of Court Act 1988 among other key issues such as seeking Injunctions and the resulting privacy implications. </P><br /><P>Finally, the author also pays careful consideration to the commercial aspects raised by social media. The reader will find reference to key cases and regulatory guidance notes and statutes including, the Data Protection Act 1998 (including the draft Data Protection Regulation), user privacy, human rights, trading and advertising standards, special rules for FCA regulated bodies and social media insurance. </P><br /><P>This book is an invaluable guide for private practice and in-house practitioners, business professionals, academics and post-graduate students involved in the law surrounding social media.</P>
The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication
by , Amy L. Reynolds

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

October 25, 2017

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<strong>The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sixth Edition</strong>, by Robert Trager, Susan Dente Ross, and Amy Reynolds offers a clear and engaging introduction to media law with comprehensive coverage and analysis of key cases for future journalists and media professionals. You are introduced to key legal issues at the start of each chapter, building your critical thinking skills before progressing to real-world landmark cases that demonstrate how media law is applied today. Contemporary examples, emerging legal topics, international issues, and cutting-edge research all help you to retain and apply principles of media law in practice.  <br /><br /><br /><br />The thoroughly revised <strong>Sixth Edition </strong>has been reorganized and shortened to 12 chapters, streamlining the content and offering instructors more opportunities for classroom activities. This edition also goes beyond the judiciary—including discussions of tweets and public protests, alcohol ads in university newspapers, global data privacy and cybersecurity, libel on the internet, and free speech on college campuses—to show how the law affects the ways mass communication works and how people perceive and receive that work.<br />
Inside the Broken California Prison System
by Boston Woodard

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

October 25, 2011

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A veteran jailhouse journalist provides the ultimate insider's view of California's dysfunctional prison industrial complex. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the state is in violation of the Eighth Amendment banning cruel and unusual punishment due to massive overcrowding and must release or find new accommodations for 30,000 prisoners within two years.<br /><br />This collection of articles written for a Fresno, California, monthly community newspaper, details the inner workings of the United States' biggest, most expensive, and worst-run prison system. Woodard reveals the consequences of the country's harshest sentencing laws and toughest parole policy in a system ruled by politically motivated administrators and parole boards, and the state's most powerful union, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. The articles cover subjects such as restricted media access to prisoners, the brutal impact of overcrowding, medical and mental health treatment failures, rogue prison staff, religious and racial discrimination, an omnipotent prison guard union, and shipping prisoners out of state to private prisons. At the same time he offers solutions to the problems that don't include shipping prisoners to out-of-state private prisons or releasing dangerous criminals on the streets.<br /><br />Boston Woodard is a jailhouse journalist, musician, literacy tutor, event organizer, and prisoner rights activist who has been writing about the system's failures and abuses for two decades in both free world and prisoner publications. His writing has embarrassed and angered prison officials used to operating without public oversight. For exercising his First Amendment right to define his surroundings he has been put in the Hole, had his mail tampered with, subjected to verbal threats, had his personal property destroyed or stolen, and been illegally and adversely transferred from prison to prison, all while maintaining a flawless disciplinary record.<br /><br />
Commander (Politics of Love Book 3)
by Sienna Snow

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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<br /><b><i>Secrets, Bargains, and Ambition...Love was never part of the plan.</i></b><br /><br />I am Tara Zain. Human rights attorney, Commander to my colleagues in international affairs, and fiancee to the most powerful man in the country. I've learned love is a useless distraction. Money and status are the true motivators, and powerful alliances are much more important than romantic entanglements. My passion is my work, and nothing, not even the promise of happily-ever-after, will keep me from accomplishing my mission. This is why I've made a bargain with the one man who shattered my heart years ago. He's proposed that I stand by his side and foster the beginning of a new political dynasty.<br /><br /><i>But I have secrets.</i><br /><br />Secrets that could destroy not only this man and the passion we've rekindled but the very laws of the nation he has sworn to uphold.<br /><br />I am Tara Zain. Future First Lady of the United States of America and COMMANDER.
Un-Making a Murderer: The Framing of Steven Avery and Brendan Das...
by Shaun Attwood

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 22, 2017

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<b>"Finally, an amazingly honest book that details exactly how my brother was set up"<i> - Brad Dassey</i></b><br /><br />Innocent people do go to jail. Sometimes mistakes are made. But even more terrifying is when the authorities conspire to frame them. That's what happened to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, who were convicted of murder and are serving life sentences.<br /><br /><b>Un-Making a Murderer</b> is an explosive book which uncovers the illegal, devious and covert tactics used by Wisconsin officials, including: <br /><ul><li><b>Concealing Other Suspects</b></li><li><b>Paying Expert Witnesses to Lie</b></li><li><b>Planting Evidence</b></li><li><b>Jury Tampering</b></li></ul>The art of framing innocent people has been in practice for centuries and will continue until the perpetrators are held accountable; turning conventional assumptions and beliefs in the justice system upside down, <b>Un-Making a Murderer</b> takes you on that journey.<br /><br />The profits from this book are going to Steven and Brendan and to donate free books to schools and prisons. In the last two years, Shaun Attwood has donated 15,000 books.
The Ultimate Guide to Social Media For Business Owners, Professio...
by Mitch Jackson

Language

English

Pages

307

Publication Date

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 />_____
Senator
by Sienna Snow

Language

English

Pages

262

Publication Date

August 02, 2018

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<br /><b><i>What happens when you have to choose between what you want and the love of your life?</i></b><br /><br />My name is Jacinta Camden. I'm a US Senator, a fourth generation politician, and the future of the conservative party. I've known from the time I could walk that I'd run for office. I've played the game, battled my colleagues, and come out on top. <br /><br /><i>Everything I've ever wanted is within my grasp. </i><br /><br />Then why did I fall for a man whose touch consumed me to the point of forgetting my goals? Why did he have to be my political opponent for the highest office in the Nation?  Now, I must decide between a road that is clear and could lead to the White House and another that is unknown and has the potential to leave me in shambles. <br /><br />I am Jacinta Camden. Presidential hopeful and United States SENATOR.
Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture
by , Michelle Brown

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

September 01, 2011

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<P>From a look at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to recent films like Traffic and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film. Criminology Goes to the Movies connects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown’s book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and analytical tools of criminology to uncover previously unnoticed meanings in film, ultimately making the study of criminological theory more engaging and effective for students while simultaneously demonstrating how theories of crime circulate in our mass-mediated worlds. The result is an illuminating new way of seeing movies and a delightful way of learning about criminology.  <BR></P>
Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Am...
by Anthony Lewis

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

March 03, 2008

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<div><b>From one of the most influential journalists of the last half century, an essential explanation and defense of a foundational American idea: free speech</b></div><div><br /></div><div><div>More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America's culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free expression clauses of the First Amendment.</div><div><br /></div><div>In <i>Freedom for the Thought That We Hate</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis describes how our free-speech rights were created in five distinct areas: political speech, artistic expression, libel, commercial speech, and unusual forms of expression such as T-shirts and campaign spending. It is a story of hard choices, heroic judges, and the fascinating and eccentric defendants who forced the legal system to come face to face with one of America's great founding ideas.</div></div>

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