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Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

DWT Media Law September 20, 2011 Comments Off on Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

By Robert Corn-Revere and Ronald G. London The Supreme Court’s June 23, 2011 decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. upheld the important First Amendment principle that the government cannot restrict commercial speech on

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Disaster or Disaster Averted?  The Second Circuit Limits the First Sale Doctrine

Disaster or Disaster Averted? The Second Circuit Limits the First Sale Doctrine

DWT Media Law September 19, 2011 Comments Off on Disaster or Disaster Averted? The Second Circuit Limits the First Sale Doctrine

By Christopher J. Robinson A recent Second Circuit decision has highlighted the difficult statutory interpretation and policy issues involved in the interplay between the first sale doctrine and restrictions on unauthorized imports into the

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First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Against Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football Video Games

First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Against Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football Video Games

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Against Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football Video Games

By Elizabeth A. McNamara, Christopher J. Robinson, and Samuel M. Bayard On Sept. 9, 2011, Judge Freda Wolfson of the United States District Court for the district of New Jersey issued a 67 page

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The Future of the Hot News Misappropriation Tort After Barclays Capital Inc. v. TheFlyontheWall.com

The Future of the Hot News Misappropriation Tort After Barclays Capital Inc. v. TheFlyontheWall.com

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on The Future of the Hot News Misappropriation Tort After Barclays Capital Inc. v. TheFlyontheWall.com

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New Internet Domains Are Coming, What You Should Do

New Internet Domains Are Coming, What You Should Do

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on New Internet Domains Are Coming, What You Should Do

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Internet Privacy Class Actions: How to Manage Risks from Increasing Attacks against Online and Social Media

Internet Privacy Class Actions: How to Manage Risks from Increasing Attacks against Online and Social Media

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on Internet Privacy Class Actions: How to Manage Risks from Increasing Attacks against Online and Social Media

By Jimmy Nguyen In today’s cyberworld, operating in online and social media can put companies in a special class. Unfortunately, that class could mean a class action lawsuit. Web sites and social media provide

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Supreme Court Affirms Invalidation of California Restrictions on Violent Video Games

Supreme Court Affirms Invalidation of California Restrictions on Violent Video Games

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on Supreme Court Affirms Invalidation of California Restrictions on Violent Video Games

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New York Court of Appeals Adopts Broad View of Section 230 Immunity

New York Court of Appeals Adopts Broad View of Section 230 Immunity

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on New York Court of Appeals Adopts Broad View of Section 230 Immunity

By James Rosenfeld In its first decision addressing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the New York Court of Appeals (New York’s highest court) has ruled that Section 230 bars tort claims against

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