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American Association Of Independent Music Turns 10

It's a great time to be indie; and its primary U.S. advocate, the American Association Of Independent Music, turns 10 tomorrow. A2IM can take more than a little credit for bringing indies together to force Apple Music to pay royalties during free trials. But over the years, A2IM has done...

‘Inside Out’ Takes The Lead Over ‘Terminator Genisys’, ‘Magic Mike XXL’ On Thursday

Many distribution executives were predicting that at some point the two mega summer holdovers Disney Pixar’s  Inside Out and Universal’s Jurassic World would make a comeback during the Independence Day frame and peg out the holiday’s...Show More Summary

Happy Independence Day

An ode to shopping at indies on the Fourth of July.

Happy Independence Day

To our US readers, we hope you enjoy the July 4th holiday. To all our readers, have a great summer weekend. Daily News Brief returns on Monday, July 6. Thank you for following TRN.

Day Off

It’s Independence Day weekend in the US; today’s the legal holiday. Roger’s off lighting fireworks. I’m engaged in that favorite American 4th of July past-time … watching Wimbledon. Our US fundraising colleagues have a nice three-day window in which to plan the rest of their summer vacations. And to reflect over a beer, wine or gin […]

No Innovator Liability: National Drug Code Saves the Day

This is a quick-hit post as we head into the Independence Day holiday weekend. The Southern District of West Virginia’s order this week in McNair v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 2:14-17463, 2015 WL 3935787 (S.D. W. Va. June 26, 2015), dismissed...Show More Summary

Have a great Fourth of July!

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, FierceTelecom will not be publishing on Friday, July 3. We will be back in your inbox on Monday, July 6.

Trump's Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home

NBC's loss is another channel's gain, apparently: Independent network Reelz has acquired the rights to the Miss USA pageant, which CEO Stan Hubbard hails as "an integral part of American tradition." He made no mention of the anti-Mexico comments that caused NBC, Univision, and a host of others to back...

Reelz Will Air Miss USA After NBC Dropped It

You're going to be hearing a lot about Reelz today, probably for the first time in four years. That's because the independent cable channel has landed rights to televise the 2015 Miss USA Pageant July 12 at 8 p.m, after NBC dropped plans to air it earlier this week. Show More Summary

Why July 2 is really America’s independence day

Everybody (presumably) knows that July 4th is America’s Independence Day. But John Adams, who had a lot to do with the American colonies’ break from Great Britain, had other ideas. He thought July 2nd was the date that would be celebrated “as the great anniversary festival.” Why? Here’s a post I published three years ago, […]

Can't Copyright Just Part of a Collaborative Work, 2nd Cir. Rules

Contributors to a creative work, whose contributions are inseparable from that work, cannot copyright their contribution alone, the Second Circuit ruled on Monday. The decision came from a dispute between an independent film's producer and its director, after the director attempted to copyright the raw footage of the film......

Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws. Their argument:...

Announcing Our First Fundraising Drive

For over 8 years, Seattle Transit Blog has been an independent, award-winning resource for helping tens of thousands of people in our region understand and take action on local transportation issues. In addition to providing a top-notch community for enthusiasts, we’ve helped push real policy changes around the region, including ST2, expanding ORCA access, transit-oriented […]

AZ: Sun Tran to Run Sunday Schedule on Independence Day

June 30--According to a media release from the City of Tucson, Sun Tran buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Independence Day, while Sun Link will operate a regular Saturday schedule Saturday, July 4, 2015. The following details...Show More Summary

Biggest Hot Dog Holiday to Kick Off Hot Dog Month

Americans are expected to eat more than 150 million hotdogs over the July 4th weekend, appropriately kicking off July as National Hog Dog month.  Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks and more hot dogs than any other time of the year– enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times. “There’s no better way to celebrate America’s... Read More

The Two Absolute Requirements for #GivingTuesday Success

When I’m not wearing heels, I’m all of 5’1” tall. I like to think of myself as “small but mighty” and I have developed a bit of an independent streak. (This might also be due to the fact that I was born on the 4th of July.) I feel this urge to prove to myself and the world that I am capable of tackling even the most herculean tasks … all by myself. Show More Summary

No drones in Washington for July 4 holiday

Washington: Drones will not be flying over Washington under strict security measures for the US Independence Day holiday weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. Following terror strikes in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, authorities issued an alert ahead of the […]

Expect Crowded Transit & Unusual Schedules July 3-4

Don’t be caught off guard by the significant transit service reductions on Friday, July 3, the day the federal government is observing as the Independence Day holiday. Very few transit agencies will be running a regular weekday schedule. Some will even shut down completely. Others will be shut down Saturday and open for business Friday. […]

Fox Network Group Finishes Upfront Sales With Flat Revenues And Pricing Increases

Fox Network Group’s ad sales team should be able to relax over the Independence Day weekend now that they’re mostly done with their upfront sales negotiations. Word has it that revenues were flat, although pricing was up, for a portfolio...Show More Summary

Who Can Draw Legislative Districts? The People, SCOTUS Says

The Supreme Court has upheld Arizona's use of independent commissions in drawing legislative districts. In order to prevent gerrymandering, the state elected, through public referendum, to establish an independent commission to draw congressional districts. The state legislature challenged this practice, arguing that it violated the constitution's Elections Clause, which......

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