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MediaLawLetter June 2018
Technology Opinions at the Supreme Court; Federal Court Applies New York Fair Report Privilege to BuzzFeed’s Publication of Trump Dossier; Fourth Circuit Affirms Directed Verdict for TV Station; Judge Tosses Libel Suit Based on Environmental Activists’ Facebook Post; MLRC's European Media Law Conference; 10 Questions for Dale Cohen; and more.

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
An Overview of FOSTA and Its Potential Effects on Communication Platforms; Platforms after Packingham: Are There Rights of Access to the “Modern Public Square”?; The Scourge of Fake Lawsuits: How Reputation Management Gone Awry Leads to Criminal Activity that Can be Hard to Redress; Inline Linking Put to the Test: District Court Questions Server Test and Creates Potential Circuit Split in Goldman v. Breitbart News Network, LLC; Navigating the Stored Communications Act: A Primer and Recent Developments; A Brief Update on Network Neutrality

2018 Report on Trials and Damages
Our latest report includes nine new cases from 2016 and 2017. Our trial database now includes trial and appellate results in 650 cases from 1980-2017.

Practically Pocket-Sized Guide to Internet Law
A collection of concise articles on a range of Internet law questions that come up in day-to-day media law practice. Topics include: Section 230; Online Retractions and Corrections, Single Publication Rule; Enforceability of Electronic Contracts; Behavioral Advertising; Mobile Data Collection; The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; Text Messages and The Fourth Amendment; E-Discovery; and more.

Drones: Regulation and Practices
A report compiling and summarizing the FAA’s rules, known as Part 107. Part 107 governs any use of a drone “for non-hobby and non-recreational purposes,” which includes the use of drones by members of the media. In addition, the report covers other applicable federal regulations, best practices, criminal statutes that might be implicated with drone use, and potential developments in 2018, along with links to helpful portals, policies and other resources.

Articles and Reports on New Developments
Can the Government Compel Speech to Avoid Discriminatory Behavior?; “Disintermediation,” Blocking, and the First Amendment: Knight Institute Sues President Trump for Blocking Critical Twitter Followers; Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Biometric Data After 2017; The Neutral Reportage Doctrine: MIA. Doesn’t Good Journalism Demand It?

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