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Ninth Circuit Retcons Its “Dancing Baby” Fair-Use Decision and Creates More Confusion

Ninth Circuit Retcons Its “Dancing Baby” Fair-Use Decision and Creates More Confusion

DWT Media Law August 18, 2016 Comments Off on Ninth Circuit Retcons Its “Dancing Baby” Fair-Use Decision and Creates More Confusion

By Lance Koonce Retcon /retkän/: Abbreviation of “retroactive continuity”; “Revise (an aspect of a fictional work) retrospectively, typically by introducing a piece of new information that imposes a different interpretation on previously described events.”

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Streaming Video of Oral Arguments: Now Live in California… and Then Everywhere Else?

Streaming Video of Oral Arguments: Now Live in California… and Then Everywhere Else?

DWT Media Law August 17, 2016 Comments Off on Streaming Video of Oral Arguments: Now Live in California… and Then Everywhere Else?

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The Test of Time: 
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Turns 20

The Test of Time: 
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Turns 20

DWT Media Law August 9, 2016 Comments Off on The Test of Time: 
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Turns 20

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The Wild, Distributed World: 
Get Ready for Radical Infrastructure Changes, from Blockchains to the Interplanetary File System to the Internet of Things

The Wild, Distributed World: 
Get Ready for Radical Infrastructure Changes, from Blockchains to the Interplanetary File System to the Internet of Things

DWT Media Law August 3, 2016 Comments Off on The Wild, Distributed World: 
Get Ready for Radical Infrastructure Changes, from Blockchains to the Interplanetary File System to the Internet of Things

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Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”

Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”

DWT Media Law July 29, 2016 Comments Off on Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”

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Documentary Interviewee Hit with Sanctions for Making False Allegations Against Center for Investigative Reporting

Documentary Interviewee Hit with Sanctions for Making False Allegations Against Center for Investigative Reporting

DWT Media Law July 26, 2016 Comments Off on Documentary Interviewee Hit with Sanctions for Making False Allegations Against Center for Investigative Reporting

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Fair Use, Viral Videos, and Correcting the Record About the Jukin Case

Fair Use, Viral Videos, and Correcting the Record About the Jukin Case

DWT Media Law July 14, 2016 Comments Off on Fair Use, Viral Videos, and Correcting the Record About the Jukin Case

By Jason Harrow While fair use has recently evolved in a way that has been, for the most part, increasingly hospitable to commentators, critics and appropriation artists, it remains an area in which there

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In-House Insider: 
Medium

In-House Insider: 
Medium

DWT Media Law July 5, 2016 Comments Off on In-House Insider: 
Medium

By Jaya Kasibhatla Medium was launched in August 2012 by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams as a way for social media users to publish ideas and stories. Over the past few years, Medium has quickly

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Internet Service Providers and Oldies Fans Rejoice: 
Second Circuit Holds the DMCA Safe Harbor Covers Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Internet Service Providers and Oldies Fans Rejoice: 
Second Circuit Holds the DMCA Safe Harbor Covers Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

DWT Media Law June 28, 2016 Comments Off on Internet Service Providers and Oldies Fans Rejoice: 
Second Circuit Holds the DMCA Safe Harbor Covers Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

By Jim Rosenfeld and George Wukoson The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s June 16, 2016, decision in Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC was a victory for internet service providers who

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