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All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth 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 />
Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Te...
by Woodrow Hartzog

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 09, 2018

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Every day, Internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. Social media apps, surveillance technologies, and the Internet of Things are all built in ways that make it hard to guard personal information. And the law says this is okay because it is up to users to protect themselves—even when the odds are deliberately stacked against them.<br /><br />In <i>Privacy’s Blueprint,</i> Woodrow Hartzog pushes back against this state of affairs, arguing that the law should require software and hardware makers to respect privacy in the design of their products. Current legal doctrine treats technology as though it were value-neutral: only the user decides whether it functions for good or ill. But this is not so. As Hartzog explains, popular digital tools are designed to expose people and manipulate users into disclosing personal information.<br /><br />Against the often self-serving optimism of Silicon Valley and the inertia of tech evangelism, Hartzog contends that privacy gains will come from better rules for products, not users. The current model of regulating use fosters exploitation. <i>Privacy’s Blueprint</i> aims to correct this by developing the theoretical underpinnings of a new kind of privacy law responsive to the way people actually perceive and use digital technologies. The law can demand encryption. It can prohibit malicious interfaces that deceive users and leave them vulnerable. It can require safeguards against abuses of biometric surveillance. It can, in short, make the technology itself worthy of our trust.
Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison for a Mu...
by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

July 12, 2016

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<DIV><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller – now in paperback, with a new afterword</b><p>“A must-read for those who care about justice and integrity in our public institutions.” —Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq.<br /><br /><br /><br /><DIV><STRONG>The Definitive Story of One of the Most Infamous Murders of the Twentieth Century and the Heartbreaking Miscarriage of Justice That Followed</STRONG></DIV><br /><br /><br />On Halloween, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley’s body was found brutally murdered outside her home in swanky Greenwich, Connecticut. Twenty-seven years after her death, the State of Connecticut spent some $25 million to convict her friend and neighbor, Michael Skakel, of the murder. The trial ignited a media firestorm that transfixed the nation. Now Skakel’s cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., solves the baffling whodunit and clears Michael Skakel’s name.<p><br /><br />In this revised edition, which includes developments following the Connecticut Supreme Court decision, Kennedy chronicles how Skakel was railroaded amidst a media frenzy and a colorful cast of characters—from a crooked cop and a narcissistic defense attorney to a parade of perjuring witnesses.
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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"Finally, an amazingly honest book that details exactly how my brother was set up" - Brad Dassey<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 />Un-Making a Murderer is an explosive book which uncovers the illegal, devious and covert tactics used by Wisconsin officials, including:<br /> <br />- Concealing Other Suspects<br />- Paying Expert Witnesses to Lie<br />- Planting Evidence<br />- Jury Tampering<br /> <br />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, Un-Making a Murderer 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.<br /><br />
War On Drugs Box Set
by Shaun Attwood

Language

English

Pages

688

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

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Three fast-paced true-crime stories packed into a blistering exposé of the War on Drugs.<br /><br />With 688 pages featuring deadly Colombian drug lords and the CIA, these three books have hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.<br /><br />PABLO ESCOBAR: BEYOND NARCOS<br /><br />The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix.<br /><br />Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies – some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America’s insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo.<br /><br />PABLO ESCOBAR: BEYOND NARCOS demolishes the standard good versus evil telling of Pablo’s story. The authorities were not hunting Pablo down to stop his cocaine business. They were taking over it.<br /><br />THE CALI CARTEL: BEYOND NARCOS<br /><br />From the ashes of Pablo Escobar’s empire rose an even bigger and more malevolent cartel. A new breed of sophisticated mobsters became the kings of cocaine. Their leader was Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela – known as the Chess Player due to his foresight and calculated cunning.<br /><br />Gilberto and his terrifying brother, Miguel, ran a multi-billion-dollar drug empire like a corporation. They employed a politically astute brand of thuggery and spent $10 million to put a president in power. Although the godfathers from Cali preferred bribery over violence, their many loyal torturers and hit men were never idle.<br /><br />AMERICAN MADE: WHO KILLED BARRY SEAL? PABLO ESCOBAR OR GEORGE HW BUSH<br /><br />Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise was afraid to tell.<br /><br />Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush.<br /><br />AMERICAN MADE rips the roof off Bush and Clinton’s complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.<br /><br />“AMERICAN MADE really captures the big picture of my dad’s story” - Aaron Seal, Barry Seal’s son<br /><br />
Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Et...
by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Language

English

Pages

396

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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<P></P><br /><P>In the second edition of <I>Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics</I>, Jeremy Harris Lipschultz presents a wide-scale, interdisciplinary analysis and guide to social media. Examining platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest, this book explores and analyzes journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising and marketing. Lipschultz focuses on key concepts, best practices, data analyses, law and ethics—all promoting the critical thinking professionals and students need to use new networking tools effectively and to navigate social and mobile media spaces. Featuring historical markers and contemporary case studies, essays from some of the industry’s leading social media innovators and a comprehensive glossary, this practical, multipurpose textbook gives readers the resources they’ll need to both evaluate and utilize current and future forms of social media.</P><br /><P>For more information about the book, supplementary updates and teaching materials, follow the <I>Social Media Communication </I>Facebook page, @JeremyHL on Twitter and the UNO Social Media Lab on SlideShare.</P><B><br /><P></P><br /><P>Facebook:</P></B><br /><P>www.facebook.com/SocialMediaCommunication</P><B><br /><P></P><br /><P>Twitter:</P></B><br /><P>@JeremyHL #UNOSML #SMC2018 #SMProfs </P><B><br /><P></P><br /><P>SlideShare:</P></B><br /><P>www.slideshare.net/jeremylipschultz</P>
Straight Outta Maximum Security (Stories from the Inside)
by Mac Tatum

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English

Pages

89

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<p>The true story of one man's dangerous, 29-year journey through some of California's most deadly maximum-security prisons.</p>
The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Fin...
by Joe Bruno

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English

Pages

319

Publication Date

August 06, 2016

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<h3>And in the Kindle version, as a BONUS, you'll get absolutely FREE: "JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG - SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS?" </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Making it 2 books for the price of 1!"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>*****</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Ranked #1 on Amazon/USA in Hot New Releases in "Law Witnesses," "Law Enforcement" and "True Crime-Hoaxes & Deceptions"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Ranked #1 on Amazon/USA in "Law Witnesses" and "Media & the Law"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>*****</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>At around 9:30 pm on October 30, 1975, blond and beautiful 15-year-old Martha Moxley had just left the Skakel residence and was walking to her home on the other side of Walsh Lane, in the swank Belle Haven section of Greenwich, Connecticut.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Suddenly, someone rushed up behind her and bashed in her head with a 6-iron that belonged to a set of clubs that was later found in the Skakel residence. The killer then dragged Martha’s body down a deep slope and deposited her, face-down, under a huge pine tree. He then stabbed her in the neck with a splintered shaft of the golf club, and pulled her jeans down to her knees, exposing her buttocks. The killer had either been unwilling, or was physically unable to sexually assault the half-naked girl. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>The Greenwich police had not investigated a murder case in over 30 years. They bungled the crucial initial investigation and the subsequent follow-ups. It wasn’t until 2002, 27 years after Martha's murder, that Michael Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, the wife of former Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, was tried and convicted of Martha's murder. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Was the Greenwich PD totally incompetent in their initial and ongoing investigation of Martha's murder? </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Did the state's Attorney General look the other way because he was afraid of whom he might offend? </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Did the Skakel/Kennedy cabal intimidate both the Greenwich PD and the state's AG from doing their jobs? </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3> This book will try to answer those questions.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>To order, SCROLL to the top of this page and hit the "BUY" button. </h3><h3><br /><br /></h3>*****<h3><br /><br /></h3><h3>Author's note: I started this project with no preconceived notions. With 40 years of journalistic experience and more than 45 published books in the bank, I did my research by reading more than 20 books on either the Moxley murder, or the Kennedy family’s connection to the Skakels; in particular those concerning Ethel Skakel Kennedy, Michael Skakel's blood aunt, and the wife of the late US Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy. I also pored over more than 200 magazine and newspaper articles; especially those in the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Times, and the New York Times. I also read the entire Sutton Report, commissioned by Rushton Skakel, Michael's father; a report that was instrumental in convicting his son.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book is my honest opinion of what transpired in the Martha Moxley murder case. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Of course, opinions are like noses; everybody has one. But I back mine up with facts, not other people’s opinions. I have no horses in this race, and I have no axes to grind. My facts are verifiable in numerous court documents, and police and newspaper reports. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Most importantly, I don’t, to shield a blood relative, snatch two new suspects out of my butt, with no proof they were ever in Greenwich on the night of the murder 41 years ago. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Skakel relatives and friends, who have ulterior motives, are entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>I feel great compassion for the Moxley family. They, along with Martha, are the real victims of this tragedy; no matter what anyone with a vested interest in the final outcome of this case may say. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>R.I.P. Martha Moxley (1960-1975)</h3><h3></h3>
Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Cultu...
by , Joshua Green

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

January 21, 2013

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<div><em>Spreadable Media</em> maps fundamental changes taking place in our contemporary media environment, a space where corporations no longer tightly control media distribution and many of us are directly involved in the circulation of content. It contrasts “stickiness”—aggregating attention in centralized places—with “spreadability”—dispersing content widely through both formal and informal networks, some approved, many unauthorized. Stickiness has been the measure of success in the broadcast era (and has been carried over to the online world), but “spreadability” describes the ways content travels through social media.</div><br /><div> </div><br /><div>Following up on the hugely influential <em>Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide</em>, this book challenges some of the prevailing metaphors and frameworks used to describe contemporary media, from biological metaphors like “memes” and “viral” to the concept of “Web 2.0” and the popular notion of “influencers.”<em> Spreadable Media</em> examines the nature of audience engagement,the environment of participation, the way appraisal creates value, and the transnational flows at the heart of these phenomena. It delineates the elements that make content more spreadable and highlights emerging media business models built for a world of participatory circulation. The book also explores the internal tensions companies face as they adapt to the new communication reality and argues for the need to shift from “hearing” to “listening” in corporate culture.</div><br /><div> </div><br /><div>Drawing on examples from film, music, games, comics, television, transmedia storytelling, advertising, and public relations industries, among others—from both the U.S. and around the world—the authors illustrate the contours of our current media environment. They highlight the vexing questions content creators must tackle and the responsibilities we all face as citizens in a world where many of us regularly circulate media content. Written for any and all of us who actively create and share media content,<em> Spreadable Media</em> provides a clear understanding of how people are spreading ideas and the implications these activities have for business, politics, and everyday life.</div>
Mass Media Law
by Don Pember

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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In its twentieth edition Mass Media Law comprehensively examines the principles of media law First Amendment freedoms of speech and press and assembly. This timely revised edition is extremely pertinent in this era of both “fake news” and open hostility by some politicians toward the press. Students are offered an updated look at the ever-changing landscape of media law. Led by a team of preeminent scholars in the field of mass media law: Clay Calvert Dan Kozlowski and Derigan Silver this new edition is engaging readable and entertaining.Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.Access to your instructor’s homework assignments quizzes syllabus notes reminders and other important files for the course.Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

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