MLRC Bulletin 2013 Issue 1: Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
Selected Issues Regarding Patent Infringement Lawsuits Brought by Non-Practicing Entities • Standing Up to Privacy Class Actions • How Clapper Fortifies the Available Defense • The Lanham Act as a Weapon Against Internet Speech • Distinctions With a Difference: Search Engines and Online News Aggregators
MediaLawLetter April 2013
Supreme Court allows first sale defense in book import case; Second Circuit affirms denial of injunction in Aereo case; BitTorrent indexing websites found liable; Jersey Boys fair use win affirmed; NJ court applies shield law to citizen journalist; Judge Kozinski says Cal. anti-SLAPP law should not apply in federal court; Ga. SCt considers Girls Gone Wild privacy case; NC federal court applies single publication rule to the Internet; Michigan court addresses protection for anonymous speech; Florida federal court vacates prior restraint, and more.
Risks and Tips for Digital Images
The Pre-Publication/Pre-Broadcast Committee's latest paper – Risks and Tips for Digital Images – explores various risks likely to be encountered with the use of digital images and summarizes cases and new issues in this area, all within the framework of a handy checklist full of tips for the expert and general practitioner alike.
In 2004, the Pre-Trial Committee, now known as the Litigation Committee, put together a "Discovery Roadmap" to help media law practitioners strategize discovery in defamation/invasion of privacy lawsuits. Since that time, the increased prevalence of electronically stored information (ESI) has transformed the discovery process in a number of ways. The Litigation Committee decided to update the Discovery Roadmap to encompass the unique issues presented by ESI.
Implications for the News Media of "Anti Leaks" Proposals in Congress
A report on the various Congressional anti-leaks measures, with analysis of their political context and implications for newsgathering.
Basic Guide to Employment Defamation and Privacy Law
This pamphlet is intended to acquaint its user with legal concepts related to the subjects of defamation and privacy in the workplace. It addresses defamation and privacy in general terms and then explains how these issues can arise at various stages of the employment relationship.