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Prior Restraint Battles in L.A.

Prior Restraint Battles in L.A.

DWT Media Law December 17, 2013 Comments Off on Prior Restraint Battles in L.A.

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What’s in Your Privacy Policy?—Google’s Insufficient to Dismiss Class Action Claims

What’s in Your Privacy Policy?—Google’s Insufficient to Dismiss Class Action Claims

DWT Media Law December 16, 2013 Comments Off on What’s in Your Privacy Policy?—Google’s Insufficient to Dismiss Class Action Claims

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HOPE, Don Henley, Abortion, and the Politics of Fair Use

HOPE, Don Henley, Abortion, and the Politics of Fair Use

DWT Media Law December 13, 2013 Comments Off on HOPE, Don Henley, Abortion, and the Politics of Fair Use

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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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COPPA Update: FTC Provides Further Guidance 
With FAQ Additions

COPPA Update: FTC Provides Further Guidance 
With FAQ Additions

DWT Media Law August 29, 2013 Comments Off on COPPA Update: FTC Provides Further Guidance 
With FAQ Additions

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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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Lawsuits for Allegedly Improper Takedown Notices Continue to Face Uphill Battle

Lawsuits for Allegedly Improper Takedown Notices Continue to Face Uphill Battle

DWT Media Law August 27, 2013 Comments Off on Lawsuits for Allegedly Improper Takedown Notices Continue to Face Uphill Battle

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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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Court Lifts Injunction That for Over 30 Years Barred Release of Physician-Identifying Medicare Records

Court Lifts Injunction That for Over 30 Years Barred Release of Physician-Identifying Medicare Records

DWT Media Law June 20, 2013 Comments Off on Court Lifts Injunction That for Over 30 Years Barred Release of Physician-Identifying Medicare Records

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2nd Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Internet Streaming Case

2nd Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Internet Streaming Case

DWT Media Law June 19, 2013 Comments Off on 2nd Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Internet Streaming Case

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Cloud Computing: U.S. Export Controls Reach for the Sky

Cloud Computing: U.S. Export Controls Reach for the Sky

DWT Media Law May 20, 2013 Comments Off on Cloud Computing: U.S. Export Controls Reach for the Sky

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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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The 2nd Circuit Weighs in on Transformativeness in the Visual Arts

The 2nd Circuit Weighs in on Transformativeness in the Visual Arts

DWT Media Law April 30, 2013 Comments Off on The 2nd Circuit Weighs in on Transformativeness in the Visual Arts

By Christopher J. Robinson A year after hearing oral argument, the 2nd Circuit has issued its much anticipated decision in Cariou v. Prince, 714 F.3d 694 (2nd Cir. 2013), on copyright fair use in the visual arts. As

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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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Commercial Distribution of News Content on the Internet by Media Monitoring Service Not a Fair Use

Commercial Distribution of News Content on the Internet by Media Monitoring Service Not a Fair Use

DWT Media Law April 17, 2013 Comments Off on Commercial Distribution of News Content on the Internet by Media Monitoring Service Not a Fair Use

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FTC Announces COPPA Rule Changes to Catch Up With Social Networks, Smartphones, and Other Developments

FTC Announces COPPA Rule Changes to Catch Up With Social Networks, Smartphones, and Other Developments

DWT Media Law April 16, 2013 Comments Off on FTC Announces COPPA Rule Changes to Catch Up With Social Networks, Smartphones, and Other Developments

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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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Holy Copyrightability Batman! The Batmobile Is A Superhero…

Holy Copyrightability Batman! The Batmobile Is A Superhero…

DWT Media Law April 9, 2013 Comments Off on Holy Copyrightability Batman! The Batmobile Is A Superhero…

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New Washington Supreme Court Opinion Makes Pre-Decisional Case Records Easier to Seal

New Washington Supreme Court Opinion Makes Pre-Decisional Case Records Easier to Seal

DWT Media Law March 15, 2013 Comments Off on New Washington Supreme Court Opinion Makes Pre-Decisional Case Records Easier to Seal

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President Obama Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment

President Obama Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment

DWT Media Law February 26, 2013 Comments Off on President Obama Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment

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Can We Publish This Photo?

Can We Publish This Photo?

DWT Media Law November 22, 2012 Comments Off on Can We Publish This Photo?

Analyzing Fair Use When the Well-Known Subject of an Image Owns the Copyright

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Federal Court Finds Albert Einstein’s Postmortem Publicity Rights Have Expired Under New Jersey Common Law, Dismisses Lawsuit Against General Motors

Federal Court Finds Albert Einstein’s Postmortem Publicity Rights Have Expired Under New Jersey Common Law, Dismisses Lawsuit Against General Motors

DWT Media Law November 21, 2012 Comments Off on Federal Court Finds Albert Einstein’s Postmortem Publicity Rights Have Expired Under New Jersey Common Law, Dismisses Lawsuit Against General Motors

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California Centers for Developmentally Disabled Must Release Citation Records

California Centers for Developmentally Disabled Must Release Citation Records

DWT Media Law November 19, 2012 Comments Off on California Centers for Developmentally Disabled Must Release Citation Records

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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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Government-Funded Body Policing The Press A Threat To Democracy

Government-Funded Body Policing The Press A Threat To Democracy

DWT Media Law November 4, 2012 Comments Off on Government-Funded Body Policing The Press A Threat To Democracy

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Stricter FCC Prerecorded Telemarketing Rules Coming Soon—Compliance Deadlines Set

Stricter FCC Prerecorded Telemarketing Rules Coming Soon—Compliance Deadlines Set

DWT Media Law October 16, 2012 Comments Off on Stricter FCC Prerecorded Telemarketing Rules Coming Soon—Compliance Deadlines Set

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When Journalists Tweet: Social Media Guidelines for News Organizations

When Journalists Tweet: Social Media Guidelines for News Organizations

DWT Media Law September 6, 2012 Comments Off on When Journalists Tweet: Social Media Guidelines for News Organizations

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Patent Infringement Issues Affecting Media Companies

Patent Infringement Issues Affecting Media Companies

DWT Media Law September 6, 2012 Comments Off on Patent Infringement Issues Affecting Media Companies

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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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Hulu Privacy Litigation Marks First Application of Video Privacy Protection Act to Solely Streamed Video

Hulu Privacy Litigation Marks First Application of Video Privacy Protection Act to Solely Streamed Video

DWT Media Law September 6, 2012 Comments Off on Hulu Privacy Litigation Marks First Application of Video Privacy Protection Act to Solely Streamed Video

By Bradley W. Guyton Internet video streaming site Hulu.com is subject to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), 18 U.S.C. § 2710, according to a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the

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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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Unanimous Supreme Court Invalidates FCC’s “Fleeting Expletives” Indecency Decisions and Denies Review of Invalidated Super Bowl Fine

Unanimous Supreme Court Invalidates FCC’s “Fleeting Expletives” Indecency Decisions and Denies Review of Invalidated Super Bowl Fine

DWT Media Law June 20, 2012 Comments Off on Unanimous Supreme Court Invalidates FCC’s “Fleeting Expletives” Indecency Decisions and Denies Review of Invalidated Super Bowl Fine

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Trademark Issues to Consider When Covering the Upcoming 2012 Olympic Games

Trademark Issues to Consider When Covering the Upcoming 2012 Olympic Games

DWT Media Law June 18, 2012 Comments Off on Trademark Issues to Consider When Covering the Upcoming 2012 Olympic Games

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Some PACs Stop Running “Electioneering Communication” Ads to Avoid Reporting Requirements

Some PACs Stop Running “Electioneering Communication” Ads to Avoid Reporting Requirements

DWT Media Law May 15, 2012 Comments Off on Some PACs Stop Running “Electioneering Communication” Ads to Avoid Reporting Requirements

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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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Bet on it: Department of Justice’s legal opinion may open door to more internet gambling

Bet on it: Department of Justice’s legal opinion may open door to more internet gambling

DWT Media Law April 2, 2012 Comments Off on Bet on it: Department of Justice’s legal opinion may open door to more internet gambling

By Jimmy Nguyen Last December, the U.S. Department of Justice raised both eyebrows and excitement by abruptly changing its legal stance about some forms of internet gambling.  Previously, the DOJ interpreted the Interstate Wire

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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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Judge Rules California State Assembly Must Open Records

Judge Rules California State Assembly Must Open Records

DWT Media Law February 19, 2012 Comments Off on Judge Rules California State Assembly Must Open Records

By Jonathan Segal, Kelli Sager and Rochelle Wilcox In a resounding victory for public access to state government documents, a Sacramento judge has rejected efforts by the California State Assembly to keep secret records

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Ninth Circuit Holds that DMCA Requires Specific Knowledge of Copyright Violation for Service Provider Liability

Ninth Circuit Holds that DMCA Requires Specific Knowledge of Copyright Violation for Service Provider Liability

DWT Media Law January 23, 2012 Comments Off on Ninth Circuit Holds that DMCA Requires Specific Knowledge of Copyright Violation for Service Provider Liability

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FCC Adopts Closed Captioning Rules for Online Video Programming

FCC Adopts Closed Captioning Rules for Online Video Programming

DWT Media Law January 21, 2012 Comments Off on FCC Adopts Closed Captioning Rules for Online Video Programming

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Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha:  New York’s Long Arm Statute Grows Longer for Internet Piracy

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha: New York’s Long Arm Statute Grows Longer for Internet Piracy

DWT Media Law December 7, 2011 Comments Off on Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. American Buddha: New York’s Long Arm Statute Grows Longer for Internet Piracy

By Elizabeth McNamara and Chris Robinson Earlier this year, the New York Court of Appeals issued an important decision which should help New York publishers combat online piracy of their copyrighted works and will

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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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3rd Circuit Reaffirms Rejection of FCC’s “Fleeting Images” Policy, Reverses Super Bowl Fine

3rd Circuit Reaffirms Rejection of FCC’s “Fleeting Images” Policy, Reverses Super Bowl Fine

DWT Media Law December 1, 2011 Comments Off on 3rd Circuit Reaffirms Rejection of FCC’s “Fleeting Images” Policy, Reverses Super Bowl Fine

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DMCA Update: Copyright Office Proposes Changes to Agent Registration System

DMCA Update: Copyright Office Proposes Changes to Agent Registration System

DWT Media Law November 29, 2011 Comments Off on DMCA Update: Copyright Office Proposes Changes to Agent Registration System

Goal is to Qualify for Copyright Safe Harbor for User Generated Content By Adam Shoemaker, David D. Oxenford, and John D. Seiver On Sept. 28, 2011, the Federal Register published the Copyright Office’s Notice

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