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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 />
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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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 />
Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Mu...
by Robert F. Kennedy

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

July 12, 2016

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<div><B>A <I>New York Times</I> Bestseller!</B><BR><BR>On Halloween 1975, Martha Moxley 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. At Michael’s criminal trial, the State offered no physical or forensic evidence, no fingerprints or DNA, no eyewitness linking Michael to the killing. The trial ignited a media firestorm that transfixed the nation.<BR><BR>Now, Skakel’s cousin, acclaimed attorney and award-winning writer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. solves the baffling whodunit and clears his cousin’s name.<br /><BR>Kennedy, with meticulous research and reporting, proves that Michael Skakel did not and could not have murdered Martha Moxley. He chronicles how Skakel was, nevertheless, railroaded amidst a media frenzy by the devious actions of a crooked cop, a trio of mendacious writers, a treacherous family lawyer nursing a secret grudge, a narcissistic defense attorney obsessed by the spotlight, a craven prosecutor gone rogue, and a parade of perjuring witnesses. These colorful characters leap off the pages like seedy villains in a dime-store crime novel…But it’s all true.<BR><BR>Kennedy also shows how he tracked down the likely killers, a pair of ghosts who moved in and out of Greenwich and whose presence was detected by neither police nor press during 30 years of costly yet shoddy investigation. Today, those men walk free.<BR><BR>This startling expose—an explosive exploration of murder and fame—is the tragic true story of Skakel’s conviction that the public has never heard. It is the product of hundreds of interviews with Skakel and those who knew both him and Martha Moxley. Kennedy gives us a real-life thriller with twists and turns, and finally answers the 40-year-old question, “Who killed Martha Moxley?”<BR><BR>The book is at once a riveting drama and an impassioned critique of the American media and legal system.<BR></div>
Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech: A First Amendment Guide for...
by , Brooke Goldstein

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

December 23, 2011

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The free speech rights of authors, researchers and journalists writing on issues of public security and national concern are increasingly under attack through both violent and non-violent means. An important non-violent challenge to free speech has emerged in the form of “Islamist lawfare,” the use of the law as a weapon of war to silence and punish free speech about militant Islam, terrorism and its sources of financing.<br /><br />The strategic end of Islamist lawfare is to further the goals of the Islamist movement, one of which is to abolish public discourse critical of Islam and punish anything deemed blasphemous to its prophet, Mohammad. Another goal of Islamist lawfare is to impede the free flow of public information about the threat of Islamist terrorism, thereby limiting our ability to understand it and destroy it. In this way, Islamist lawfare takes the form of a complementary legal campaign to terrorism and asymmetric warfare.<br /><br />Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech– written by two of America’s experts in this field– describes this phenomenon and gives practical guidance about navigating this new terrain to journalists who wish to speak truthfully about the national security threats we face
Virginia Hill - Mafia Molls - Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls:...
by Joe Bruno

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

September 05, 2014

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<h3>And as a BONUS, you'll get absolutely FREE: "MOBSTERS, GANGS, CROOKS AND OTHER CREEPS - VOLUME 1," making it TWO books for the price of ONE!</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>"Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps-Volume 1 - New York City" was the runner up in the eFestival of Words 2013 Book of the Year in the category "Nonfiction."</h3><h3><br /></h3><h2>Kindle Unlimited (KU) members get this gangster/murder and mayhem book for FREE!</h2><h2><br /></h2><h3>"Mafia Molls - Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls - Volume 3 - Virginia Hill" has been ranked:</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #1 FREE BEST SELLER IN "Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3> AMAZON/USA #1 FREE BEST SELLER IN "Hoaxes & Deceptions."</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #1 FREE BEST SELLER IN "Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3> AMAZON/UK #1 FREE BEST SELLER IN "Hoaxes & Deceptions."</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #1 BEST SELLER IN "Hot New Releases in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #2 IN "PERSPECTIVES ON LAW"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA TOP 3 BEST SELLER IN "Hot New Releases in Two-Hour Biography & Memoir Short Reads"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3> AMAZON/USA TOP 3 BEST SELLER IN "Hot New Releases in Hoaxes & Deceptions."</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #3 IN "LEGAL HISTORY"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #4 BEST SELLER IN "True accounts - Hoaxes & Deceptions"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA # 8 BEST SELLER IN "CRIMINAL PROCEDURE"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA TOP 10 BEST SELLER IN "Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #14 BEST SELLER IN "Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK TOP 15 BEST SELLER IN "Police Biographies"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #16 BEST SELLER in "Hoaxes & Deceptions"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/DENMARK TOP 20 BEST SELLER IN "True Stories"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK TOP 20 BEST SELLER IN "Forensic Science"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #29 BEST SELLER IN "PERSPECTIVES ON LAW"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA TOP 30 BEST SELLER in "Two-Hour Biography & Memoir Short Reads."</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK TOP 35 BEST SELLER IN "Gang Violence"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK TOP 50 BEST SELLER IN "Law"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA TOP 80 MOST WISHED FOR IN "Hoaxes & Deceptions"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>*****</h3><h3><br /><br /></h3><h3>Virginia Hill was a knock-around broad who bedded down the biggest gangsters of her time. It was said Hill spent more time on her back than Michaelangelo did painting the Sistine Chapel. The word on the Las Vegas streets was that she was the exclusive property of mobster Bugsy Siegel, and it was plain to everyone in the know that Bugsy was just crazy about Hill. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>But was Virginia Hill really a Trojan horse in Siegel’s camp; put there by the Mafia to make sure Bugsy was giving them an honest count on their Las Vegas ventures?</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>The answer is not that cut and dried.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h2>To purchase "Virginia Hill - "Mafia Molls - Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls Volume 3," scroll to the top of this page and GRAB your copy now!</h2><h2></h2>
Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture
by , Michelle Brown

Language

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>
Digital Media Law
by Ashley Packard

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

June 25, 2012

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Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of <i>Digital Media Law</i> presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law. <ul> <li>Provides a solid foundation in media law</li> <li>Illustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscape</li> <li>Utilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key concepts</li> <li>Revised section on legal research covers how and where to find the law</li> <li>Updated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many others</li> <li>An accompanying website is regularly updated with new rulings, access to slip opinions and other supplementary material. </li> </ul>
MOB RATS - JIMMY "THE WEASEL" FRATIANNO
by Joe Bruno

Language

English

Pages

382

Publication Date

October 16, 2014

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<h3>And as a BONUS, you'll get absolutely FREE: "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps-Volume 1 - New York City," making it TWO books for the price of ONE!</h3><h3><br /><br /></h3><h3>*****</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>"Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps-Volume 1 - New York City" was the runner up in the eFestival of Words 2013 Book of the Year in the category "Nonfiction."</h3><h3><br /><br /></h3><h2>Kindle Unlimited (KU) members get this gangster/murder and mayhem book for FREE!</h2><h2><br /></h2><h3>"Mob Rats - Jimmy 'The Weasel' Fratianno" has been ranked:</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #1 BEST SELLER IN "PERSPECTIVES ON LAW"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #1 BEST SELLER IN "HOT NEW RELEASES - LAW ENFORCEMENT BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA & AMAZON/UK #1 BEST SELLER IN FREE "LAW ENFORCEMENT BIOGRAPHIES," AND FREE "TRUE CRIME - HOAXES & DECEPTIONS." </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK # 1 BEST SELLER IN "TRUE ACCOUNTS OF HOAXES & DECEPTIONS"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #2 BEST SELLER IN "LAW ENFORCEMENT BIOGRAPHIES"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #3 BEST SELLER IN "HOT NEW RELEASES HOAXES & DECEPTIONS"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #4 BEST SELLER IN "LAW ENFORCEMENT BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/UK #4 BEST SELLER IN "POLICE BIOGRAPHIES"</h3><br /><h3>AMAZON/USA #4 BEST SELLER IN "CRIMINAL PROCEDURE"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #4 IN "LEGAL HISTORY"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>AMAZON/USA #9 BEST SELLER IN "HOAXES & DECEPTIONS"</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>*****</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Jimmy “The Weasel” Fratianno got his nickname from his days as a petty pushcart thief in Cleveland, when he ran as “quick as a weasel” with an armful of fruit and vegetables while the cops chased him.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Rising quickly up the organized crime ladder in Cleveland, Fratianno, after doing a stint in the can for robbery and extortion, migrated west to Los Angeles where he hooked up with West Coast Mob boss, Jack Dragna. After doing a few “pieces of work” or murders for Dragna, Fratianno got his button and became a made man in the Mafia. Dragna soon appointed Fratianno as one of his captains, bypassing several irate mobsters who had served under Dragna for decades. Without even trying, Fratianno had made himself several serious enemies, and this would come back to haunt him. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Things began falling apart for Fratianno when, while he was in prison doing another bit for extortion, Jack Dragna died. After much infighting, Dominick Brooklier was anointed Dragna’s replacement, and one of his first acts was to bust Fratianno from captain back to a mere Mafia soldier. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Incredibly, after Brooklier got hit with a 20-month prison term for racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, he named Fratianno as the acting boss of his LA crime family. Fratianno, his proud chest bursting the buttons on his silk shirt because of his sudden promotion, didn’t realize he was being set up for the fall. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>As soon as Brooklier hit the streets again, Fratianno discovered he was as good as dead. He ran to the Feds, and he offered to sing his finest tunes in return for the luxury of the Witness Protection Program. Over the next 10 years (he got only five years in jail after admitting he participated in six murders), Fratianno scammed the Feds for almost $1 million, in return for his testimony at several mob trials.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>The Weasel had become a Rat, but the Federal Government was his patsy. Regrettably, it was our taxpayers’ dollars that compensated Fratianno handsomely, exhibiting once again the folly of our hard-earned tax dollars at work. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h2>To GRAB YOUR COPY OF “MOB RATS – JIMMY 'THE WEASEL' FRATIANNO, SCROLL TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND HIT THE "BUY" BUTTON."</h2><h2><br /></h2>
The Mysterious Murder of Martha Moxley: Did the Political and Fin...
by Joe Bruno

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

August 06, 2016

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<h3>And 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

Language

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>

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