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On Eve of Trial, Gizmodo Wins Dismissal of Ex-Trump Staffer’s Libel Suit – Fair-Report Privilege Bars Claims

On Eve of Trial, Gizmodo Wins Dismissal of Ex-Trump Staffer’s Libel Suit – Fair-Report Privilege Bars Claims

DWT Media Law February 28, 2020 Comments Off on On Eve of Trial, Gizmodo Wins Dismissal of Ex-Trump Staffer’s Libel Suit – Fair-Report Privilege Bars Claims

BY ABIGAIL B. EVERDELL In the fall of 2018, former communications head for President Donald Trump’s campaign, Jason Miller, filed a defamation claim in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

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Two New California Laws Tackle Deepfake Videos in Politics and Porn

Two New California Laws Tackle Deepfake Videos in Politics and Porn

DWT Media Law February 28, 2020 Comments Off on Two New California Laws Tackle Deepfake Videos in Politics and Porn

By K.C. HALM, AMBIKA KUMAR DORAN, JONATHAN SEGAL, and CAESAR KALINOWSKI IV Effective this year, two new California laws are regulating the distribution of so-called “deepfakes”—manipulated images,  audio, or visual depictions of someone that

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Court Dismisses Author’s Claim that TV Series “Billions” Copied Her Work – No Substantial Similarity Under Any Applicable Test

Court Dismisses Author’s Claim that TV Series “Billions” Copied Her Work – No Substantial Similarity Under Any Applicable Test

DWT Media Law February 28, 2020 Comments Off on Court Dismisses Author’s Claim that TV Series “Billions” Copied Her Work – No Substantial Similarity Under Any Applicable Test

BY JAIME RAGHU On Dec. 31, 2018, professional performance coach and author of the book “Market Mind Games,” Denise Shull, filed suit against the creators of the hit premium television series “Billions” and the

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Bobby Brown’s Claims for the Use of His Name and Likeness Not His Prerogative

Bobby Brown’s Claims for the Use of His Name and Likeness Not His Prerogative

DWT Media Law February 28, 2020 Comments Off on Bobby Brown’s Claims for the Use of His Name and Likeness Not His Prerogative

BY DIANA PALACIOS AND ALONZO WICKERS IV In a detailed order that strongly affirmed the First Amendment rights of documentarians, on Aug. 2, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New

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California Consumer Privacy Act Update: The Draft Regulations Are Here!

California Consumer Privacy Act Update: The Draft Regulations Are Here!

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BY EMILY BRUEMMER On Oct. 10, 2019, privacy law watchers eagerly signed on to view a live press conference announcing the highly anticipated draft regulations interpreting the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The attorney

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The Annual Roundup of California Anti-SLAPP Appellate Decisions

The Annual Roundup of California Anti-SLAPP Appellate Decisions

DWT Media Law February 28, 2020 Comments Off on The Annual Roundup of California Anti-SLAPP Appellate Decisions

BY THOMAS R. BURKE1 In 2019, California’s appellate courts issued 42 published opinions interpreting the state’s anti-SLAPP statute. Cal. Civ. Proc. § 425.16 et. seq. Litigants filed at least 435 anti-SLAPP motions in California’s

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