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MediaLawLetter June 2016
A Textbook Claim of Libel by Implication Fails in Texas; Defamation Claim Against “American Hustle” Producers Dismissed on Appeal; Eighth Circuit Reverses American Sniper Verdict; Fired Columnist’s Suit Against Kansas City Star Dismissed; Kirtsaeng Episode II: The Revenge of the Factors; North Carolina Supreme Court Invalidates State Cyber-Bullying Statute; FAA Releases Final Rule, Opens Skies for Drone Journalism; Court Finds Raw, Unpublished Footage Not Necessary in Capital Murder Case; and more.

Legal Considerations for U.S. Media Companies Who Send Employees Into "Harm's Way"
An updated outline containing practical tips and guidance to help keep media employees safe whether working in the U.S. or abroad.

Using Trademarks in Expressive Works
An in-depth discussion of the main legal defenses that may enable content creators to avoid the time and expense of establishing that consumer confusion is unlikely under the applicable multi-factor test.

LRC Bulletin 2016 Issue 2: Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
The Test of Time: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Turns 20; The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Recent CDA Decisions; The Potentially Serious Implications of Federal Court Injunctions that Purport to Bind Non-Party Internet Service Providers in Trademark and Copyright Infringement Actions; Preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation; An Overlooked First Amendment Milestone: The Copyright Fight Over the Rodney King Beating Video

MediaLawLetter April 2016
MLRC Institute Freelancers Workshop a Smashing Success; The Monthly Daily; Libel Suit vs In Touch  Survives Anti-SLAPP Motion; Court Tosses Case Against ESPN; Criminal Conduct Never Irrelevant to Fitness for Office; Sheldon Adlelson Suing in Hong Kong for Being Called "Foul-Mouthed"; Across the Pond - Celebrity Threesome Injunction; Court Unseals Court Records in Hulk Hogan v Gawker; Paid Contributors Are ‘Users’ Under DMCA Safe Harbor; and more

MLRC Bulletin 2016 Issue 1: Report on Trials and Damages
MLRC's 2016 Report on Trials and Damages updates our study to include 9 new cases from 2014 and 2015. Our trial database now includes trial and appellate results in 641 cases from 1980-2015.

MediaLawLetter March 2016
The Donald Hogan: One Person, Multiple Personas; The Monthly Daily; Claims Against Backpage Dismissed Under Section 230; Major Victory for Kentucky Newspapers in Access to Records Case;  NJ Open Records Law Does Not Extend to Out-of-State Requesters; MLRC Miami Conference; Canadian Court Recognizes Private Facts Tort; Texas Has Personal Jurisdiction Over Mexican Broadcasters; “Dancing Baby” Fair Use Decision and Creates More Confusion; and more

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