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The Monthly Daily
October media law round-up from MLRC Deputy Director Jeff Hermes. In this issue: J.S. Mill doesn’t care if he loses this round | Does Trump understand what his campaign said about privacy suits? | ICE would like you to forget everything you saw, please | Sheriff Terry Buchanan: Overcharging for public records is bush league | Беда́ никогда́ не прихо́дит одна́ | Greg Gianforte is still a jerk

MediaLawLetter October 2017
Poynter's Jim Warren interviews George Freeman; Federal Court Rejects Timber Company’s RICO and Defamation Claims Against Environmental Advocates; 3d Cir. Affirms Dismissal of Defamation Suit Arising from Wrongful Arrest; Techdirt libel suit; Court Dismisses ‘Inventor of Email’s’ Defamation Suit vs. Techdirt; White House Announces Possible Precursor to Stricter Local Regulation for Drone Journalism; 10 Questions for NPR's Ashley Messenger and more.

MLRC Bulletin: Developments in International Media Law
Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Populism; How Europe is Tackling Fake News; Could the U.S. Espionage Act Be Used to Prosecute Journalists?; An Introduction to the EU General Data Protection Regulation for US Lawyers; Privacy and the Press in the Digital Age: The Right to Know vs. the Right to Be Forgotten; Media Litigation in the High Court: Doing Justice in the Media and Communications List and more.

Challenges and Solutions for Media Companies and Their Journalist Workforces in Harnessing the Internet’s Power While Avoiding Its Pitfalls
A report from the Employment Committee addressing two very timely issues: (1) How to encourage journalist employees’ use of social media while attempting to reasonably limit that use through policies and workplace rules; and (2) How to deal with the increased frequency with which journalists are subjected to abuse and harassment due to works published online.

Model Brief on Access to the Executive Branch
Model brief setting forth arguments and legal arguments meant to form the basis for a motion seeking media access to the executive branch. The Model Brief includes multiple potential constitutional arguments that could be made to obtain access to various activities of the executive branch. 

Webinar: Criminal Law Issues Media Lawyers Need to Know
A webinar from the MLRC Next Generation Committee covering criminal law issues that media lawyers should be prepared to field, from wiretap and trespass laws to the Espionage Act and grand jury subpoenas.

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
Fake News, Yelpers, and Tweets, Oh My!: Section 230 Case Law Update; Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues Facing the Sharing Economy; MLRC Roundtable: A Discussion of Big Changes at the FCC

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