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Federal Court Nixes City’s Attempt to Use Copyright Law to Curtail Critic’s Speech on YouTube

Federal Court Nixes City’s Attempt to Use Copyright Law to Curtail Critic’s Speech on YouTube

DWT Media Law September 21, 2015 Comments Off on Federal Court Nixes City’s Attempt to Use Copyright Law to Curtail Critic’s Speech on YouTube

By Thomas R. Burke, Dan Laidman, and Diana Palacios A California city cannot hold one of its citizens liable for copyright infringement for using clips of city council meetings in his critical YouTube videos,

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Game Over: Judge Finds for CBS in $800 Million Right of Publicity Lawsuit by College Athletes

Game Over: Judge Finds for CBS in $800 Million Right of Publicity Lawsuit by College Athletes

DWT Media Law September 18, 2015 Comments Off on Game Over: Judge Finds for CBS in $800 Million Right of Publicity Lawsuit by College Athletes

By Bruce Isaacs A federal judge called foul on a right of publicity lawsuit filed against CBS by a former college football player who sought to form a class action seeking approximately $800 million

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Re-hitching the Horse: Oregon Court of Appeals Adjusts the Anti-SLAPP Cart

Re-hitching the Horse: Oregon Court of Appeals Adjusts the Anti-SLAPP Cart

DWT Media Law August 31, 2015 Comments Off on Re-hitching the Horse: Oregon Court of Appeals Adjusts the Anti-SLAPP Cart

By Derek Green and Duane Bosworth Although Oregon is in its 15th year of anti-SLAPP litigation under a decidedly robust statute, no Oregon appellate court had ruled on how to decide when Oregon’s anti-SLAPP

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Censorship by Fire

Censorship by Fire

DWT Media Law August 28, 2015 Comments Off on Censorship by Fire

By Robert Corn-Revere One recent outrage perpetrated by members of ISIS, the Islamic terrorist movement, is that they don’t just burn people, they burn books, too. Last February, ISIS members burned the Mosul public

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New York’s Proposed Right of Publicity  Statute for Dead Celebrities is Apparently Dead Itself

New York’s Proposed Right of Publicity Statute for Dead Celebrities is Apparently Dead Itself

DWT Media Law August 26, 2015 Comments Off on New York’s Proposed Right of Publicity Statute for Dead Celebrities is Apparently Dead Itself

By Elizabeth McNamara and Camille Calman As New York’s legislature struggled to reach the end of its extended 2015 session, a bill proposing a statutory right of publicity for the deceased languished in committee,

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FTC Considers Facial Recognition Parental Consent Method Under COPPA Rule

FTC Considers Facial Recognition Parental Consent Method Under COPPA Rule

DWT Media Law August 24, 2015 Comments Off on FTC Considers Facial Recognition Parental Consent Method Under COPPA Rule

By Ronald G. London and Bryan Thompson The Federal Trade Commission announced on July 31 that it is seeking public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method set forth in an application submitted

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Industry Players Weigh In on Spokeo

Industry Players Weigh In on Spokeo

DWT Media Law August 21, 2015 Comments Off on Industry Players Weigh In on Spokeo

By Christin McMeley and Elizabeth Drogula A few months ago, we reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 135 S. Ct. 323 (2014), and the implications that

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The Fingerprint File Doesn’t Have to Bring You Down: NAI Offers Advertisers Guidance on Digital Fingerprinting & Location Tracking

The Fingerprint File Doesn’t Have to Bring You Down: NAI Offers Advertisers Guidance on Digital Fingerprinting & Location Tracking

DWT Media Law August 17, 2015 Comments Off on The Fingerprint File Doesn’t Have to Bring You Down: NAI Offers Advertisers Guidance on Digital Fingerprinting & Location Tracking

By Christin McMeley and Bryan Thompson Advertisers who use tools such as location data and newer non-cookie technologies to deliver interest-based advertising must carefully balance the use of those tools with consumer privacy. To

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For Funny Or Die’s Peter Morris, Cutting-Edge Legal Issues Are No Laughing Matter

For Funny Or Die’s Peter Morris, Cutting-Edge Legal Issues Are No Laughing Matter

DWT Media Law August 1, 2015 Comments Off on For Funny Or Die’s Peter Morris, Cutting-Edge Legal Issues Are No Laughing Matter

By Jonathan Segal Funny Or Die was founded in 2007 by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as a production company to create comedy shorts on the Internet. Its first video, “The Landlord,” netted 82

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