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Published three times a year, the Bulletin is an in-depth journal on media law developments and trends, including regularly updated studies of U.S. media libel, privacy and related trials.

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2017

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
MLRC Bulletin 2017 Issue 1 - May 2017
Fake News, Yelpers, and Tweets, Oh My!: Section 230 Case Law Update; Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues Facing the Sharing Economy;
MLRC Roundtable: A Discussion of Big Changes at the FCC

2016

Articles and Reports on New Developments
MLRC Bulletin 2016 Issue 3 - December 2016
A roundtable with Professors Clay Calvert, Amy Gajda, and Kyu Ho Youm discussing the Gawker trial, right of publicity law, Section 230, disparaging trademarks, and publishing hacked e-mails. Also: Access in the Trump Era; Link Liability: An EU/US Comparison; and Will Trump’s Short-Listers “Open Up” Libel Law?

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
Bulletin 2016 Issue 2 - May 2016
The Test of Time: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Turns 20; The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Recent CDA Decisions; The Potentially Serious Implications of Federal Court Injunctions that Purport to Bind Non-Party Internet Service Providers in Trademark and Copyright Infringement Actions; Preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation; An Overlooked First Amendment Milestone: The Copyright Fight Over the Rodney King Beating Video

2016 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2016 Issue 1 - April 2016

MLRC's 2016 Report on Trials and Damages updates our study to include 9 new cases from 2014 and 2015. Our trial database now includes trial and appellate results in 641 cases from 1980-2015.

2015

Articles and Reports on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2015 Issue 3 - December 2015
Online Media Protection in California: The Amendment to Civil Code Section 48a; Newsgathering and Drones: A Year in Review; True Threats and the First Amendment: The Impact of Elonis v. United States; A Book’s Profits as a Remedy for Defamation? And Other Interesting Issues Raised by Ventura v. Kyle; Jordan Litigation Fouls First Amendment Defense; To Give Fees Or Not To Give Fees, That Is The Question (With A Different Answer In Every Circuit): The Circuit Split Over Attorneys’ Fees  Awards Under the Copyright Act

International Media Law Developments
Bulletin 2015 Issue 2 - September 2015
Why Reading The First Amendment Isn’t Easy; To Confront The Assassin’s  Veto, Or To Ratify It?; Hate Speech Under German Law; Canada: A Middle Ground On Hate Speech?; Speech Offences In England And Wales; Restriction Of Freedom Of Press Under Turkish Media Law; Developments In Ireland; Press Regulation In The United Kingdom: Where Things Stand At Present And The Clouds On The Horizon; Data Privacy In The United States

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
Bulletin 2015 Issue 1 - May 2015
Closing The Frontier – The FCC's "Open Internet" Order; Emerging Themes In Data Breach Litigation: What In-House Counsel Need To Know; 2015 MLRC International Roundtable; Emerging Legal Issues In The Internet Of Things; Did Police Officers Violate The First Amendment By Editing Wikipedia?

2014

Articles and Reports on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2014 Issue 3 - December 2014
2014 MLRC Copyright Roundtable; Righting The Law Of Publicity: Why the Supreme Court Should Re-Visit the Zacchini Case; Establishing the Reach and Limits Of CDA § 230: 2014 Year in Review; When Your Past Is Another's Future: Orders Compelling the Removal of Defamatory Speech As Prior Restraints; Christmas Comes Early for Newsrooms: EU Privacy Working Group Says Newspapers' Search Engines Are Not Subject to RTBF

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
Bulletin 2014 Issue 2 - May 2014
All Native Advertising is Not Equal — Why that Matters Under the First Amendment and Why it Should Matter to the FTC; The Google Books and HathiTrust Decisions: Massive Digitization, Major Public Service, Modest Access; The Authors Guild v. Google: The Future of Fair Use?; The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act – Underused? Overused? Misused?

2014 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2014 Issue 1 - January 2014
MLRC's 2014 Report on Trials and Damages updates our study to include 12 new cases from 2012 and 2013. Our trial database now includes trial and appellate results in 632 cases from 1980-2013.

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2013

Articles and Reports on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2013 Issue 3 - December 2013
Sex, Lies and Section 230; Literary License(s)? Why the First Amendment Protects Fiction, and What This Means For Video Games; Making Fair Use More Client-Friendly: The Set Of Principles In Fair Use For Journalism; Fair Use Is Foul and Foul Use Is Fair: Legal Certainty Or Witches’ Cauldron?; New Developments 2013

International Media Law Developments: Reform, Regulation and Rebalancing
Bulletin 2013 Issue 2 - September 2013
The New Defamation Act 2013: What Difference Will It Really Make?; Australian Media Law Round-Up; The Supreme Court of Canada and Free Expression 2008-13: Tidal Wave or Tidal Wash?;  Liability in Germany for Foreign Web Hosts and Content Providers: Summary of Recent German Supreme Court and European Court of Justice Decisions; Media Defence in Ireland: An Update; Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act: A Delicate Rebalancing of Interests; Consumer Attitudes Toward Relevant Online Behavioral Advertising: Crucial Evidence in the Data Privacy Debates; Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Newsgathering: The Sky’s the Limit – Or Is It?; A Guide For American Lawyers to Prepublication Review of  European-Based Publications

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
Bulletin 2013 Issue 1- May 2013
Selected Issues Regarding Patent Infringement Lawsuits Brought by Non-Practicing Entities; Standing Up to Privacy Class Actions; How Clapper Fortifies the Available Defense; The Lanham Act as a Weapon Against Internet Speech; Distinctions With a Difference: Search Engines and  Online News Aggregators

2012

Articles and Reports on Signficant Developments
Bulletin 2012 Issue 3 - December 2012
Exploring the Issue of "Strict Liability" for Defamation; Broadcasters Battle Unlicensed Internet Streaming and Commercial-Skipping DVRs; Phone Hacking and the Press: The Leveson Report; New Developments 2012

Media Law Developments: Applying the Rules to New Publishing Paradigms
Bulletin 2012 Issue 2 - September 2012
Exploring the Forest of Hot News; The Single Publication Rule and the Internet: Applying an Old Rule to New Publishing Platforms; Federal Courts' Application of State Anti-SLAPP Laws; A Compendium of State Anti-SLAPP Statutes and Key Case Law; The Wet T-Shirt Contest and the Secret Wedding: Using Copyright Law to Hide Your Past

2012 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2012 Issue 1 - February 2012
The 2012 MLRC Report on Trials and Damages continues MLRC’s tradition of reporting on the results of trials with libel, privacy and related claims against media defendants.  Our database now contains trial and appellate results in 619 cases from 1980-2011.

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2011

2011 Complaint Study and Report on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2011 Issue 3 - December 2011
Complaint Study 2011; What You Thought You Knew About Patent Law and Why That’s Changed: A Guide to Important Provisions in the America Invents Act; The Ongoing Assault on the Right to Photograph/Record in Public; New Developments in Media Libel and Privacy Law

Competing Values: Reputation, Privacy and Journalism in the Global Media Environment
Bulletin 2011 Issue 2 - August 2011
Mr Justice Eady: Competing Values; Super Injunctions, Anonymity and Privacy Law; The Public Interest Responsible Communication Defense—How Is It Working In Canada?; Search Engine Liability in Argentina: Comparative Research Findings in Argentina and Abroad; The SPEECH Act, A View From Abroad; EU Data Protection: Keeping Up With the Pace of Change?; International Protection of Confidential Sources and the Definition of “Journalist”: Strong Protection, Ambiguous Definitions; “The Assange Effect”: WikiLeaks, The Espionage Act and the Fourth Estate

The Ins and Outs of Online Business
Bulletin 2011 Issue 1 - March 2011
Patents and Media Companies; Online Contracts; Current Trends in Determining Personal Jurisdiction in Internet Defamation Cases; Online Behavioral Advertising: Its Varieties and Its Critics; Hot News: The State of the Law; Section 230: The Shield, Its Weak Points and How to Wield It

2010

Articles on New Developments
Bulletin 2010 Issue 4 - December 2010
“Hot News” & Online Aggregators, The Rise of the AGs, Righthaven and Terms of Use; The Influence of Reynolds Within the British Commonwealth; New Developments in Media Libel & Privacy Law; Developments in Anti-SLAPP Law With a Compendium of State Statutes and Key Case Law

Supreme Court Roundtable: The Roberts Court and the First Amendment
Bulletin 2010 Issue 3 - October 2010
First Amendment experts Paul Smith, Floyd Abrams and Professor Joel Gora answer questions about the Court’s notable decisions of the past year and the Court’s First Amendment docket for the new Term.

New Frontiers in Internet Law: Articles and Comments
Bulletin 2010 Issue 2 - June 2010
Enjoining the World: Does the Internet Make Prior Restraints Impossible, Or Are They Easier Than Ever?; From Print to Pixels—Legal Issues in Digital Publishing; Right of Publicity Claims Based on Brand Integration Into Editorial Content; Who (And What) Is “The Media”?; Linkers, Scrapers, Curators, Commentators, and the Theft of Eyeballs: An Investigation of the Case Law Against Aggregators, In All Their Glory

 2010 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2010 Issue 1 - March 2010
This Report examines in detail media trials that occurred in 2009, together with cumulative statistical data on damage awards.

2009

Report on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2009 Issue 4 - December 2009
Theft-of-Idea Law in New York and California; An Examination of the Role of “Substantial Similarity” in Idea Submission Cases; Industry Custom in Idea Submission Claims: The Keystone to Implied-in-Fact Contracts; Copyright Preemption and Removal Jurisdiction; California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute - Can It Strike Idea Theft Claims?; Damages Remedies in Idea Submission Cases; A Call for Legislative Reform of California’s Law of Idea Theft; Limitations on Copyright Protection for Format Ideas in Reality Television Programming; New Developments in Media Libel, Privacy and Related Law; Criminal Libel Update

International Media Law Developments
Bulletin 2009 Issue 3 - September 2009
Recent Developments in the Law of Privacy; Liability of Online Publishers for User-Generated Content: An Overview of English, German and French Law; Reportage and Neutral Reportage; The Supreme Court of Canada’s Free Expression Docket; Freedom of Expression and the Protection of Reputation: The Canadian Story; Libel Tourism and the Duke’s Manservant; A Growing Distance Between The Hague and Strasbourg?; The Emerging Free Expression Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Influence of the European Court; Search Engine Keyword Advertisements: An International Checkerboard of Rulings; New Media, Defamation and the Doctrine of Vicarious Liability; News Aggregation Issues Joined, But Not Resolved

The First Amendment Online & MLRC’s Supreme Court Report
Bulletin 2009 Issue 2 - August 2009
Public Figures and the Internet: Applying Traditional Rules in the New Media World; Fringe Publishers Test The Limits of the First Amendment; What Defending a (Formerly) Anonymous Blogger Teaches About the Standards for Protecting Anoymous Speech; Standards for Protecting Anonymous Speech on the Internet; Lawsuits Against Bloggers: MLRC’s Data on Blog Suits; Certiorari Petitions in the 2008 Term

2009 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2009 Issue 1 - February 2009
This Report examines in detail media trials that occurred in 2008, together with cumulative statistical data on damage awards.

2008

Significant Developments: Part I: Articles on Right of Publicity Law;  Part II Developments in Media Libel and Privacy Law
Bulletin 2008 Issue 4 - December 2008
Avoiding The First Amendment In Right Of Publicity Cases; Balancing The Right Of Publicity And The First Amendment; When Is It Okay To Use A Person’s Image To Advertise A Protected Use Of That Image?; Reanimating The Postmortem Right Of Publicity; Non-Human Persons And The Right Of Publicity; Section 230 Immunity And State Right Of Publicity Claims; “Publicity” Misappropriation Damages: Making Sense Of The “Hodgepodge”; Fair Use And The Right Of Publicity:A Search For A More Balanced Approach; New Developments 2008

MLRC’s Supreme Court Report
Bulletin 2008 Issue 3 - September 2008
Floyd Abrams, Professor Erwin Chemerinsky and Cliff Sloan answer questions about the direction of the Court on First Amendment issues. The second part of the Bulletin covers Certiorari Petitions in the 2007 term.

Digital Media & Comments on Frontiers in Internet Law
Bulletin 2008 Issue 2 - May 2008
The Murky Wake of Roommates.com; Targeting With Others’ Trademarks: The Uncertain Law of Keyword-Based Online Advertisements; FTC Behavioral Advertising Privacy Principles Extend Far Beyond Current Requirements; Online Syndication of User-Generated Content Under the Communications Decency Act; Mobile Content: Going the Distance

MLRC 2008 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2008 Issue 1 - February 2008
This Report examines in detail media trials that occurred in 2007, together with cumulative statistical data on damage awards.

2007

Report on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2007 Issue 4 - December 2007
Keyword Advertising Programs: To Buy Or Not To Buy?; When Is A Fictional Character Defamatory?; Reynolds Privilege: Where Are We Now?; Annual Developments In Media Libel And Privacy Law; Criminal Libel Developments: 2007 Update

MLRC 2007 Articles & Report on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2007 Issue 4 Supplement - March 2008
Invasion Of The Privacy Act: How Recent Interpretations Threaten Confidential Sources

Publishing in the Global Environment: Developments in European and American Media Law
Bulletin 2007 Issue 3 - September 2007
The Law Of Privacy In England And Wales; Policing Privacy: How U.S. Law Navigates The Boundary Between Free Speech And Private Facts; Publishing In Ireland; Can We Bridge The Trans-Atlantic Copyright Divide: Fair Use And Authors’ Rights In New Media; Online Intermediaries And Third Party Content Under EU And US Laws; Mock Trial Tales: A Comparison Of Mock Jury Trials In The United States, Canada, And England; Journalists On The Front Line: The Geneva Conventions, The Bush Administration And The Challenges Of War Coverage; A Comparative Explanation And Critique Of ECHR's Developing Case Law On Privacy And Libel

2007 Summary Judgment Study
Bulletin 2007 Issue 2 Part B - September 2007
This Study of summary judgment in media defamation and privacy law litigation adds 208 cases – 58 federal and 150 state, and primarily from 2001 through 2006 – to our database of 1,380 summary judgment cases.

MLRC Supreme Court Report: Certiorari Petition in the 2006 Term
Bulletin 2007 Issue 2 Part A - September 2007
Includes statistical analysis of certiorari petitions for the 1985-2006 terms, and a summary of actions on certiorari petitions in libel, privacy and other cases of interest in the 2006 term.

MLRC 2007 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2007 Issue 1 - February 2007
This Report examines in detail media trials that occurred in 2006, together with cumulative statistical data on damage awards.

2006

MLRC 2006 Articles & Report on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2006 Issue 3/4 Parts II & III - December 2006
New Developments in Media Libel Law, Media Privacy and Related Law and Statutes and Related Law; Criminal Libel Developments

MLRC 2006 Articles & Report on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2006 Issue 3/4 Part I - December 2006
Reporter’s Privilege Issues: Continuing Attacks In 2006; The Four Myths Surrounding The Common Law Reporter’s Privilege; The Google Library Project; The Google Library Project: Both Sides Of The Story; New Challenges And Familiar Themes In The Recent Case Law Considering Section 230

MLRC Supreme Court Report: Certiorari Petitions in the 2005 Term
Bulletin 2006 Issue 2 Part B - August 2006
Includes statistical analysis of certiorari petitions for the 1985-2005 terms, and a summary of actions on certiorari petitions in libel, privacy and other cases of interest in the 2005 term.

MLRC 2005 Complaint Study
Bulletin 2006 Issue 2 Part A - July 2006
By focusing on the very beginning of cases, when the complaint is filed, the goal of this study is to gain an understanding of the nature of lawsuits filed against media entities.

MLRC 2006 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2006 Issue 1 - February 2006
This Report examines in detail media trials that occurred in 2005, together with cumulative statistical data on damage awards.

2005

Confidential Source Litigation: Lessons from 2005
Bulletin 2005 Issue 4 Part B - January 2006
A Summary of High-Profile Cases Challenging the Reporter’s Privilege in 2005; Why Should There Be A Reporter’s Privilege When A Leak Is A Crime?; Conflict Issues in Confidential Source Cases: New Dangers From the Model Rules

When Government Shuts Out Critical Press: Government Retaliation and the First Amendment & MLRC 2005 Report on Significant Developments
Bulletin 2005 Issue 4 Part A - December 2005
Anatomy of a First Amendment Retaliation Claim; Making Sense of the Reporter Boycott Cases; Standing Issues In The Government Boycott Context; MLRC 2005 Report On Significant Developments

MLRC Supreme Court Report: Certiorari Petitions in the 2004 Term
Bulletin 2005 Issue 3 Part B - August 2005

Statistical Analysis of Certiorari Petitions for the 1985–2004 Terms; Summary of Actions on Certiorari Petitions in Libel, Privacy, and Other Cases of Interest in the 2004 Term

The Global Media: Comparative Studies on European and American Media Law
Bulletin 2005 Issue 3 Part A - August 2005
Protection of Journalists’ Sources; The U.K.’S Freedom Of Information Act: A Look at the New Law in Light of Its American Couterpart; The European FOI Landscape; Jurisdiction Over Internet Publishers; How Does the Actual Malice Principle in Sullivan Compare with the Responsible Journalism Test in Reynolds?

The Twenty-First Century Anti-Indecency Crusades: Radio, Television and Subscription Services
Bulletin 2005 Issue 2 - March 2005
Protected Speech  in the Deep Freeze – From Caution and Restraint to Regulatory Excess; Stemming the Tide: Can the FCC’s Anti-Indecency Crusade Be Extended to Cable Television and Satellite Radio?

MLRC 2005 Report on Trials and Damages
Bulletin 2005 Issue 1 - February 2005

2004

Bulletin 2004 Issue 4 Part 3 - January 2005
Media Access and Newsgathering in High Profile Cases

Bulletin 2004 Issue 4 Part 2 - December 2004
Developments in Criminal Defamation Law Since 2002

Bulletin 2004 Issue 4 Part 1 - December 2004
MLRC 2004 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 2004 Issue 3B - October 2004
2004 MLRC Motion to Dismiss Study

Bulletin 2004 Issue 3A (Sept. 2004)
MLRC Supreme Court Report: Certiorari Petitions in the 2003 Term

Bulletin 2004 Issue 2 - August 2004
White Paper on the Reporter's Privilege

Bulletin 2004 Issue 1 - February 2004
MLRC 2004 Report on Trials and Damages

2003

Bulletin 2003 Issue 4 Part 2 - January 2004
Section 43A of the Lanham Act: Uses, Abuses, and Limits

Bulletin 2003 Issue 4 Part 1 - December 2003
MLRC 2003 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 2003 Issue 3 Part B - September 2003
MLRC's Supreme Court Report: A Review of the 2002 Term

Bulletin 2003 Issue 3 Part A - September 2003
International Media Liability: Articles on International Laws and Issues

Bulletin 2003 Issue 2 - July 2003
MLRC 2003 Report on Trials and Damages

Bulletin 2003 Issue 1 - March 2003
Criminalizing Speech About Reputation: The Legacy of Criminal Libel in the U.S. After Sullivan and Garrison

2002

Bulletin 2002 Issue 4 Part II - January 2003
Post 9/11 Access: Responding to the National Security Challenge

Bulletin 2002 Issue 4 Part I - December 2002
LDRC 2002 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 2002 Issue 3 - August 2002
2001 Complaint Study; Supreme Court Report - 2001 Term

Bulletin 2002 Issue 2 - March 2002
Criminal Prosecutions of the Press: The Espionage Act, Newsgathering Post-Bartnicki, Criminal Libel, Restricting Juror Interviews

Bulletin 2002 Issue 1 - February 2002
LDRC 2002 Report on Trials and Damages

2001

Bulletin 2001 Issue 4 - December 2001
LDRC 2001 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 2001 Issue 3 - August 2001
2001 Summary Judgment Study; Supreme Court Report - 2000 Term

Bulletin 2001 Issue 2 - April 2001
Significant Developments Part II: A New Battleground in the Clash of Ownership and Free Expression: The Expanding Definition of  Commercial Speech (Right of Publicity)

Bulletin 2001 Issue 1 - February 2001
LDRC 2001 Report on Trials and Damages

2000

Bulletin 2000 Issue 4 - December 2000
LDRC 2000 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 2000 Issue 3 - August 2000
LDRC 2000 Report on Appellate Results; Supreme Court Report - 1999 Term

Bulletin 2000 Issue 2 - June 2000
Fair Use in the Media: A Delicate Balance

Bulletin 2000 Issue 1 Part II - April 2000
Media Trials at the Close of the Century: Challenge and Change

Bulletin 2000 Issue 1 - January 2000
LDRC 2000 Report on Trials and Damages

1999

Bulletin 1999 Issue 3 Part 2 - December 1999
Significant Developments Part II: The Media at the Millennium: A Collection of Articles on Significant Issues and Developments of the 1990’s

Bulletin 1999 Issue 3 Part 1 - October 1999
LDRC 1999 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 1999 Issue 2 - July 1999
The Texas Interlocutory Appeal Statute; Supreme Court Report, 1998 Term

Bulletin 1999 Issue 1 - January 1999
LDRC 1999 Report on Trials and Damages

1998

Bulletin 1998 Issue 4A - December 1998
1998 Significant Developments Part II: Legislation Aimed at “Paparazzi” Places All Journalists at Risk

Bulletin 1998 Issue 4 - October 1998
LDRC 1998 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 1998 Issue 3 - May 1998
LDRC 1998 Report on Appellate Results / Supreme Court Report - 1997 Term

Bulletin 1998 Issue 2 - April 1998
Agricultural Disparagement Laws: The Trend to Impose Statutory Liability on Speech

Bulletin 1998 Issue 1 - January 1998
LDRC 1998 Report on Trials and Damages

1997

Bulletin 1997 Issue 4 - October 1997
LDRC 1997 Report on Significant Developments

Bulletin 1997 Issue 3 Part B - August 1997
1996 Term: A Report on Petitions for Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States

Bulletin 1997 Issue 3 - July 1997
LDRC 1997 Report on Summary Judgment (includes articles and study)

Bulletin 1997 Issue 2 - April 1997
Damage Considerations When the Press is Sued for Gathering the News

Bulletin 1997 Issue 1 - January 1997
1996 LDRC Damages Study (includes Comparative Data: Results of Medical Malpractice and Products Liability Trials)

1996

Bulletin 1996 Issue 4 - October 1996
Key Findings of the 1996-97 LDRC 50-State Surveys

Bulletin 1996 Issue 3 - July 1996
LDRC Update on "Independent Appellate Review" in Defamation and Related Cases, 1984-1996

Bulletin 1996 Issue 2 - April 1996
LDRC Motion to Dismiss Study: Motions to Dismiss in Libel, Privacy, and Related Actions, 1981-1995

Bulletin 1996 Issue 1 - January 1996
LDRC Damages Survey, 1994-95: Trial Results, Damage Awards and Post Trial Dispostions

1995

Bulletin 1995 Issue 4 - October 1995
Key Findings of LDRC's 50-State Surveys

Bulletin 1995 Issue 3 - July 1995
Summary Judgment Update Part II: Summary Judgment Motions in Defamation Actions, 1986-1994

Bulletin 1995 Issue 2 - April 1995
Summary Judgment Update: Part I: Practitioners' Roundtable

Bulletin 1995 Issue 1 - January 1995
The Right of Publicity and the New Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition

1994

Bulletin 1994 Issue 4 - October 1994
Synopsis of Current Media Libel and Privacy Developments

Bulletin 1994 Issue 3 - July 1994
Supreme Court Report; Practitioners' Roundtable: Damages

Bulletin 1994 Issue 2 - April 1994
Ten Years of "Independent Appellate Review" in Defamation Cases from Bose to Connaughton to the Present

Bulletin 1994 Issue 1 - January 1994
Trial Results, Damages Awards and Appeals, 1992-93

1993

1992-93 Bulletin Issue 4 - October 1993
Arguing for the Protection of Opinion in the Aftermath of Milkovitch v. Lorain Journal

1992-93 Bulletin Issue 3 - September 1993
Current Retraction Practice: An LDRC Survey (1993)

1992-93 Bulletin Issue 2 - July 1993
Supreme Court Report (Part 2)

1992-93 Bulletin Issue 1 - May 1993
Supreme Court Report (Part 1)
An Overview of the Rehnquist Court (1992)

1992

1992 Bulletin Special Issue B - July 1992
Trial Results, Damage Awards and Appeals, 1980-89 and 1990-91: The "Chilling Effect" Writ Large . . . Then Writ Larger

1992 Bulletin Special Issue A - June 1992
The Uniform Defamation Act: An LDRC Special Report (June 1992)

The Bulletin was not published from 1989 to 1991.

1988

Bulletin Issue 24 - Winter 1988
Punitive Damages in Libel Actions: An LDRC Status Report and Roundtable Discussion; LDRC 50-State Survey 1988: Key Findings

Bulletin Issue 23 (Fall 1988)
Independent Appellate Review in Libel and Related Actions from Bose to Connaughton

Bulletin Issue 22 - Summer 1988
LDRC Juror Attitudes Study III: Private Figure (Gross Irresponsibilty) / Newspaper/Defense Win; Supreme Court Report; LDRC Annual Steering Committee Dinner (Anthony Lewis, Jack Anderson, Rowland Evans); LDRC Annual Report 1987

1987

Bulletin Issue 21 - Fall 1987
LDRC Litigation Study # 9: Defamation Trials, Damage Awards and Appeals III: Two Year Update (1984-1986); Supreme Court Consolidated Case List, 1980-1987; LDRC Law Review Library Bibliography; LDRC Brief Bank

Bulletin Issue 20 - Summer 1987
Tort Reform and Libel (1987); LDRC Tort Reform Project Update (Part II); LDRC Tort Reform Project Publications List; Supreme Court Report (End of 1986-87 Term Report, The Libel Records of President Reagan's Nominees to Replace Justice Lewis F. Powell)

Bulletin Issue 19 - Spring 1987
LDRC Study 18 -- Summary Judgment Motions in Libel Actions: Two-Year Update (1984-1986); LDRC 50-State Survey 1987: Key Findings; LDRC Annual Report 1986

1986

Bulletin Issue 18 - Fall 1986
LDRC Tort Reform Project (Part I); Supreme Court Report - New Term Opens; Supreme Court Consolidated Case List, 1985-86 Term; LDRC Law Review Library Bibliography Update; LDRC Annual Steering Committee Dinner (Judge Lawrence H . Cooke, Newton N. Minow); Amicus Curiae Brief -- Submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and The Philadelphia Inquirer in Fleming v. Moore

Bulletin Issue 17 - Spring 1986
Historical Trends in Media Libel Damage Awards; LDRC SO-State Survey 1985-86: Key Findings; Supreme Court Report: Update; Analysis of Libel (Privacy) Rulings by Pending Supreme Court Nominees; Damages Watch: Update; LDRC Annual Report 1985

Bulletin Issue 16 - Winter 1986
LDRC Study # 7: Public Official Libel Actions; LDRC Damages Watch: Update; Supreme Court Report at Mid-term; LDRC Annual Steering Committee Dinner

1985

Bulletin Issue 15 - Fall 1985
LDRC Juror Attitudes Study II: Private Figure/Broadcast; Supreme Court Report; Supreme Court Consolidated Case List 1984-1985 Term; LDRC Law Review Library Bibliography; LDRC Brief Bank

Bulletin Issue 14 - Summer 1985
LDRC Jury Attitudes Study; Supreme Court Report, 1984-85 Term

Bulletin Issue 13 - Spring 1985
LDRC 50-State Survey 1984: Key Findings; Supreme Court Report; LDRC Damages Watch: Update; LDRC Annual Report

1984

Bulletin Issue 12 - Winter 1984
LDRC Study # 6 -- Summary Judgment Motions in Libel Actions: Two-Year Update; Supreme Court Report; LDRC Annual Steering Committee Dinner

Bulletin Issue 11 - Summer/Fall 1984
LDRC Study #5 -- Defamation Trials, Damage Awards and Appeals: Two-Year Update; LDRC Jury Project -- Part 2: Jury Instructions on File at LDRC; Supreme Court Report -- Consolidated Case List for 1983-84 Term

Bulletin Issue 10 - Spring 1984
LDRC Jury Project: Preliminary LDRC Study Finds State Pattern Jury Instructions Substantially Deficient; Supreme Court Report; Private Figure Libel Standards Under Gertz -- Is the Battle Really Lost (Part III); LDRC Law Review Library Bibliography; LDRC Brief Bank; News Briefs: LDRC vs. Mobil -- Some Reflections on a Critic of Media "Bias;" Litigious Groups: An Update; LDRC Federal Circuit Survey, LDRC Annual Report

Bulletin Issue 9 - Winter 1983-1984
LDRC 50-State Survey 1983: Key Findings; Supreme Court Report: Busy Term Ahead; LDRC Damages Watch; Juries and Damages: Comparing the Media's Libel Experience to Other Civil Litigants; Private Figure Libel Standards Under Gertz-- Is the Battle Really Lost? (Part II); LDRC Brief Bank--New Briefs at LDRC; At LDRC Dinner: Gene Roberts Warns Of Chilling Effects on Journalism; LDRC 1983 Annual Report

1983

Bulletin Issue 8 - Fall 1983
LDRC Study #4 - Motions to Dismiss in Media Libel and Privacy Actions; Supreme Court Update; Recent Broadcaster Experience in Media Libel Trials and Appeals; News Briefs: LDRC Annual Dinner, LDRC Jury Project, Stanford Pilot Jury Study, LDRC Expert Witness Project, Iowa Libel Research Project, LDRC/ANPA/NAB Libel Defense Workshop; New LDRC Publications

Bulletin Issue 7 - Spring/Summer 1983
LDRC Study # 3 -- Independent Appellate Review in Libel Actions since NY Times v. Sullivan; Supreme Court Report: Final Actions in 1982-83 Term; LDRC Damages Watch; Litigious Groups; LDRC Brief Bank - New Briefs at LDRC

Bulletin Issue 6 - Winter 1983
LDRC Damages Watch; Supreme Court Report; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: New Study; LDRC/CBS Brief Bank -- 40 New Briefs at LDRC; Private Figure Fault Standards Under Gertz -- Is the Battle Really Lost?; LIBEL NEWS: Plaintiff's Libel Insurance!; LDRC 1982 Annual Report

1982

Bulletin Issue 5 - Fall 1982
LDRC 50-State Survey 1982 Key Findings; Supreme Court Returns for New Term; LDRC Damages Watch; Noted Jurist and Academic Decry Recent Libel Trends; ACLU Adopts New Libel Policy; LDRC/CBS Brief Bank -- By Case; LDRC/CBS Brief Bank -- By Area of Law and Topic

Bulletin Issue 4, Part 2 - October 1982
LDRC Sudy: Summary Judgment in Libel Litigation: Assessing the Impact of Hutchinson v. Proxmire

Bulletin Issue 4, Part 1 - Summer 1982
Defamation Trials and Damage Awards: Updating the Franklin Studies; LDRC Trial and Damages Case List; New Publication: Updated “Injury Valuation" Report, Libel and Slander, 1976-1981; Supreme Court Report: Final Actions in 1981-82 Term; At the LDRC: Mid-Summer Status Report

Bulletin Issue 3 - Winter 1982
LDRC Annual 50-State Survey; Inquiries: Defamation in Newsgathering, Conterclaims or Counteractions; New Materials in the LDRC Information Bank; Corporate Public Figures; Electronic Publishing -- Defamation and Privacy Issues; Supreme Court Non-Developments; Litigious Groups; Mega-Judgments Reversed, But New Mega-Judgments Entered; Amicus Curiae Activity; At the LDRC -- 1981 Annual Report

1981

Bulletin Issue 2 - Fall 1981
LDRC Damages Project Interim Report; Multi-Million Dollar Libel Verdict Reversed on Appeal (Guccione v. Hustler); Supreme Court Enters New Term, Takes Two Libel Cases; Litigious Groups Still Active; Jury Verdict Research: Followup Study on Verdict Expectancy Values; Expert Testimony - Interim Report; New Publication; At the LDRC; Attachment

Bulletin Issue 1 - Summer 1981
Franklin Follow-up Study; Jury Verdict Research Study; Authors Guild Libel Survey; U.S. Supreme Court Hears No Libel; N.J. Supreme Court to Consider Reporters Privilege in Libel Action; Inquiries: Liability of a Mere Printer or Distributor, Use of Expert Witnesses, Briefs Sought on Gertz Standards; Amici Curiae; New Publications; At the LDRC; New Supporters; Publicity; Attachments

AVOIDING THE FIRST AMENDMENT IN RIGHT OF PUBLICITY CASES : THE USUAL SUSPECTS
By Lincoln D. Bandlow

BALANCING THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
By Timothy L. Alger and Justin Brownstone

BETWEEN CHER AND JOE MONTANA – WHEN IS IT OKAY TO USE A PERSON’S IMAGE TO ADVERTISE A PROTECTED USE OF THAT IMAGE?
By Benjamin R. Mulcahy

REANIMATING THE POSTMORTEM RIGHT OF PUBLICITY
By A. J. Thomas

NON-HUMAN PERSONS AND THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY
By Stacy Allen, Emilio B. Nicolas and Megan Honey

SECTION 230 IMMUNITY AND STATE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY CLAIMS
By Bruce E.H. Johnson

“PUBLICITY” MISAPPROPRIATION DAMAGES: MAKING SENSE OF THE “HODGEPODGE”
By Joel M. Smith

FAIR USE AND THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY:A SEARCH FOR A MORE BALANCED APPROACH
By Kent R. Raygor and Valerie E. Alter
PART II NEW DEVELOPMENTS

NEW DEVELOPMENTS 2008
 
 
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