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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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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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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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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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The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Changing the Way Civil Litigants Operate in Federal Court

The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Changing the Way Civil Litigants Operate in Federal Court

DWT Media Law October 26, 2015 Comments Off on The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Changing the Way Civil Litigants Operate in Federal Court

By Karen A. Henry and Diana Palacios The recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are the most significant overhaul of the rules governing civil litigation in federal court that we’ve seen

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Transformative Use of Notorious Dictator’s Name and Likeness in Video Game is Protected Speech

Transformative Use of Notorious Dictator’s Name and Likeness in Video Game is Protected Speech

DWT Media Law November 24, 2014 Comments Off on Transformative Use of Notorious Dictator’s Name and Likeness in Video Game is Protected Speech

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The Right to be Forgotten or Not Exposed

The Right to be Forgotten or Not Exposed

DWT Media Law November 23, 2014 Comments Off on The Right to be Forgotten or Not Exposed

  By Elizabeth McNamara and Samuel M. Bayard The ubiquitous and permanent availability of damning information on the Internet has been the source of countless news articles.  Stories in the press commonly relate cautionary

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California Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers in Police Shootings Should Be Disclosed

California Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers in Police Shootings Should Be Disclosed

DWT Media Law June 26, 2014 Comments Off on California Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers in Police Shootings Should Be Disclosed

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New York Decision Protects Author’s Speculation on Paternity as  Opinion Based on Disclosed Facts — Oleniak v. Slaton

New York Decision Protects Author’s Speculation on Paternity as Opinion Based on Disclosed Facts — Oleniak v. Slaton

DWT Media Law June 25, 2014 Comments Off on New York Decision Protects Author’s Speculation on Paternity as Opinion Based on Disclosed Facts — Oleniak v. Slaton

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Drone Journalism: It’s in the Air.  
But Will the Media and FAA Be Ready for Take-Off in 2015?

Drone Journalism: It’s in the Air. 
But Will the Media and FAA Be Ready for Take-Off in 2015?

DWT Media Law May 6, 2014 Comments Off on Drone Journalism: It’s in the Air. 
But Will the Media and FAA Be Ready for Take-Off in 2015?

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Blurred Lines: 9th Circuit Applies Same First Amendment Protections to Bloggers as Traditional Media

Blurred Lines: 9th Circuit Applies Same First Amendment Protections to Bloggers as Traditional Media

DWT Media Law April 30, 2014 Comments Off on Blurred Lines: 9th Circuit Applies Same First Amendment Protections to Bloggers as Traditional Media

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Supreme Court Reiterates that New York Times Actual Malice Standard Requires Materially False Statements

Supreme Court Reiterates that New York Times Actual Malice Standard Requires Materially False Statements

DWT Media Law April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Supreme Court Reiterates that New York Times Actual Malice Standard Requires Materially False Statements

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9th Circuit Declines to Reconsider Applicability of Anti-SLAPP Statute in Federal Court

9th Circuit Declines to Reconsider Applicability of Anti-SLAPP Statute in Federal Court

DWT Media Law December 30, 2013 Comments Off on 9th Circuit Declines to Reconsider Applicability of Anti-SLAPP Statute in Federal Court

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New York’s Shield Law Follows New York Reporters Wherever They May Roam

New York’s Shield Law Follows New York Reporters Wherever They May Roam

DWT Media Law December 30, 2013 Comments Off on New York’s Shield Law Follows New York Reporters Wherever They May Roam

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New California Law Protects Journalists’ Records Held By Third Parties

New California Law Protects Journalists’ Records Held By Third Parties

DWT Media Law December 9, 2013 Comments Off on New California Law Protects Journalists’ Records Held By Third Parties

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6th Circuit Rules That TripAdvisor’s Ranking of “Dirtiest Hotels” Is Protected Opinion

6th Circuit Rules That TripAdvisor’s Ranking of “Dirtiest Hotels” Is Protected Opinion

DWT Media Law December 3, 2013 Comments Off on 6th Circuit Rules That TripAdvisor’s Ranking of “Dirtiest Hotels” Is Protected Opinion

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2nd Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Scientific Debate

2nd Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Scientific Debate

DWT Media Law August 28, 2013 Comments Off on 2nd Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Scientific Debate

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State Attorneys General Propose 
Dramatic Amendment to Section 230

State Attorneys General Propose 
Dramatic Amendment to Section 230

DWT Media Law August 26, 2013 Comments Off on State Attorneys General Propose 
Dramatic Amendment to Section 230

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The D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act at Two Years Old: Erie Issues and Interlocutory Appeal Take Center Stage

The D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act at Two Years Old: Erie Issues and Interlocutory Appeal Take Center Stage

DWT Media Law June 22, 2013 Comments Off on The D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act at Two Years Old: Erie Issues and Interlocutory Appeal Take Center Stage

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Court Rules Pentagon Cannot Withhold Names of U.S. Army School of the Americas Graduates

Court Rules Pentagon Cannot Withhold Names of U.S. Army School of the Americas Graduates

DWT Media Law June 21, 2013 Comments Off on Court Rules Pentagon Cannot Withhold Names of U.S. Army School of the Americas Graduates

By Duffy Carolan and Jeff Glasser On April 22, 2013, the United States District Court, Northern District of California (Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton) granted summary judgment against the Pentagon in an important Freedom of Information

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Washington State Enacts Uniform Correction and Clarification Law

Washington State Enacts Uniform Correction and Clarification Law

DWT Media Law May 8, 2013 Comments Off on Washington State Enacts Uniform Correction and Clarification Law

Photo: Rachel La Corte, Associated Press  By Bruce E. H. Johnson, Ambika Doran, and Sarah K. Duran On May 20, 2013, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law ESB 5236, a version of the

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Lawsuit Helps End Speech Restrictions Outside California Library

Lawsuit Helps End Speech Restrictions Outside California Library

DWT Media Law April 28, 2013 Comments Off on Lawsuit Helps End Speech Restrictions Outside California Library

By Mark Fefer As a result of a lawsuit pursued by DWT on behalf of the ACLU of Northern California, the city council of Redding, Calif., agreed to withdraw speech limitations it had imposed

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Media Companies Successfully Fight for Access to Information About Church Officials’ Role in Priest Sex Scandal

Media Companies Successfully Fight for Access to Information About Church Officials’ Role in Priest Sex Scandal

DWT Media Law April 12, 2013 Comments Off on Media Companies Successfully Fight for Access to Information About Church Officials’ Role in Priest Sex Scandal

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9th Circuit Issues Divergent Commercial Speech Decisions

9th Circuit Issues Divergent Commercial Speech Decisions

DWT Media Law November 5, 2012 Comments Off on 9th Circuit Issues Divergent Commercial Speech Decisions

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Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of Washington State Law Targeting Adult-Oriented Advertisements

Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of Washington State Law Targeting Adult-Oriented Advertisements

DWT Media Law September 6, 2012 Comments Off on Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of Washington State Law Targeting Adult-Oriented Advertisements

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Convictions Overturned in Oregon Pro Bono Speech Case

Convictions Overturned in Oregon Pro Bono Speech Case

DWT Media Law September 6, 2012 Comments Off on Convictions Overturned in Oregon Pro Bono Speech Case

By Mark Fefer In a victory at the State Court of Appeals, a DWT team from Portland succeeded in overturning the conviction of several anti-war protestors who had been arrested for trespassing on the

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7th Circuit Affirms Early Dismissal Based on Fair Use in “South Park” Parody Case

7th Circuit Affirms Early Dismissal Based on Fair Use in “South Park” Parody Case

DWT Media Law July 2, 2012 Comments Off on 7th Circuit Affirms Early Dismissal Based on Fair Use in “South Park” Parody Case

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Stolen Valor Act Ruled as Violation of First Amendment

Stolen Valor Act Ruled as Violation of First Amendment

DWT Media Law July 1, 2012 Comments Off on Stolen Valor Act Ruled as Violation of First Amendment

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Court of Appeals Strikes Down Communications Act Ban on Political and Issue Advertising on Noncommercial Broadcasting Stations

Court of Appeals Strikes Down Communications Act Ban on Political and Issue Advertising on Noncommercial Broadcasting Stations

DWT Media Law April 13, 2012 Comments Off on Court of Appeals Strikes Down Communications Act Ban on Political and Issue Advertising on Noncommercial Broadcasting Stations

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Oregon Blogger Moves for New Trial to Reverse $2.5 Million Verdict

Oregon Blogger Moves for New Trial to Reverse $2.5 Million Verdict

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Emphasizing Interactivity, Court Rules that First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Targeting EA’s NCAA Football Video Games

Emphasizing Interactivity, Court Rules that First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Targeting EA’s NCAA Football Video Games

DWT Media Law December 7, 2011 Comments Off on Emphasizing Interactivity, Court Rules that First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Targeting EA’s NCAA Football Video Games

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Moral Panics, the First Amendment, and the Limits of Social Science

Moral Panics, the First Amendment, and the Limits of Social Science

DWT Media Law December 7, 2011 Comments Off on Moral Panics, the First Amendment, and the Limits of Social Science

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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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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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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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Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims

Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims

The reality is that producers do not assume that they have entered into a contract with every person that pitches an idea to them or sends them unsolicited material.

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Protecting Access to Information: An Interview with Duffy Carolan

Protecting Access to Information: An Interview with Duffy Carolan

DWT Media Law June 8, 2011 Comments Off on Protecting Access to Information: An Interview with Duffy Carolan

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