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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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