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The Real Takeaway from VIZIO’s 
Privacy FTC Settlement

The Real Takeaway from VIZIO’s 
Privacy FTC Settlement

DWT Media Law October 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Real Takeaway from VIZIO’s 
Privacy FTC Settlement

It has been widely reported that VIZIO Inc., a large television manufacturer, settled a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the attorney general of New Jersey for $2.2 million for alleged

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Court Cuts off Johnson in His Attempt to 
Assert Libel Claim

Court Cuts off Johnson in His Attempt to 
Assert Libel Claim

DWT Media Law October 4, 2017 Comments Off on Court Cuts off Johnson in His Attempt to 
Assert Libel Claim

A Delaware court rejected a Pennsylvania plaintiff’s attempt to take advantage of Delaware’s generous two-year statute of limitations for defamation and false light claims, dismissing the plaintiff’s lawsuit with prejudice and in its entirety,

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Second Circuit Denies Section 230 Immunity 
for Acts of Affiliate Marketers

Second Circuit Denies Section 230 Immunity 
for Acts of Affiliate Marketers

DWT Media Law October 3, 2017 Comments Off on Second Circuit Denies Section 230 Immunity 
for Acts of Affiliate Marketers

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the third federal appellate court to ever deny immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230, which provides broad protection for

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Protecting the Right to Complain: 
The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

Protecting the Right to Complain: 
The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

DWT Media Law October 2, 2017 Comments Off on Protecting the Right to Complain: 
The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

On Dec. 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into effect the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (“the act”), making it more difficult for businesses to bring lawsuits over negative reviews. The act, which

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Growing from Our Strengths

Growing from Our Strengths

DWT Media Law September 29, 2017 Comments Off on Growing from Our Strengths

Prominent Media and First Amendment Lawyers Join 
DWT LLP We recently had the honor of adding four exceptionally strong attorneys to our practice, joining us from Levine Sullivan Koch & Schultz, LLP (LSKS): Nathan

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Three Things You Need to Know to Keep 
Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

Three Things You Need to Know to Keep 
Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

DWT Media Law September 28, 2017 Comments Off on Three Things You Need to Know to Keep 
Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

ON Dec. 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office’s final rule governing how online service providers must designate their “agent” for infringement notifications pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 512(c),

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D.C. Circuit Reverses Order Denying 
Summary Judgment to BNA

D.C. Circuit Reverses Order Denying 
Summary Judgment to BNA

DWT Media Law September 27, 2017 Comments Off on D.C. Circuit Reverses Order Denying 
Summary Judgment to BNA

Honest Misinterpretation Did Not Constitute Sufficient 
Evidence of Actual Malice This past May 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a district court order denying the Bureau of

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The Giboney Resurrection: A Civil Practitioner Considers the “Speech Integral to Criminal Conduct” Exception

The Giboney Resurrection: A Civil Practitioner Considers the “Speech Integral to Criminal Conduct” Exception

DWT Media Law September 26, 2017 Comments Off on The Giboney Resurrection: A Civil Practitioner Considers the “Speech Integral to Criminal Conduct” Exception

Where does free speech end and crime begin? This is an old legal question in American law; it stretches back to the beginnings of the republic, and even earlier. Crown v. John Peter Zenger

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Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues 
Facing the Sharing Economy

Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues 
Facing the Sharing Economy

DWT Media Law September 25, 2017 Comments Off on Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues 
Facing the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy—often called “collaborative consumption” or “the gig economy”—allows individuals to enter markets dominated by established companies by using technology to advertise or purchase goods or services. Websites like HomeAway and Airbnb allow

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Ninth Circuit Holds Website Can Lose DMCA Safe Harbor by Using Moderators

Ninth Circuit Holds Website Can Lose DMCA Safe Harbor by Using Moderators

DWT Media Law September 21, 2017 Comments Off on Ninth Circuit Holds Website Can Lose DMCA Safe Harbor by Using Moderators

Earlier this month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that an online provider may become ineligible for the safe harbor provided by Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) if its

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New York’s Appellate Court Reaffirms Broad Scope of Shield Law Protects Niche Publication from Forced Disclosure of Confidential Sources

New York’s Appellate Court Reaffirms Broad Scope of Shield Law Protects Niche Publication from Forced Disclosure of Confidential Sources

DWT Media Law September 20, 2017 Comments Off on New York’s Appellate Court Reaffirms Broad Scope of Shield Law Protects Niche Publication from Forced Disclosure of Confidential Sources

In a victory for newsgathering, a New York appellate court struck down an order compelling Reorg Research Inc., a niche publication covering the distressed-debt and leveraged finance markets, to disclose the names of confidential

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