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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. 

MediaLawLetter May 2016
Reporting developments through May 25th.

MLRC 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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