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Jake Wunsch

For many victims inspired to come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, the relief and liberation of telling their stories is followed by a retaliatory defamation suit.

May 2021

#TimesUp On #MeToo Defamation Suits—Defendants Need Our Help!

For many victims inspired to come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, the relief and liberation of telling their stories is followed by a retaliatory defamation suit.

May 2021

Things that Keep a Conference Organizer Awake at Night

Guest column from staff attorney Mike Norwick on the inner workings of the recent Legal Frontiers in Digital Media conference.

May 2021

Ten Questions to a Media Lawyer: Steve Zansberg

Colorado attorney Steve Zansberg on career, law school, quarantine life, karaoke and more.

May 2021

Law Banning Audio Recording of Bail Proceedings in Philadelphia Is Unconstitutional

This ruling appears to be the first federal court decision to recognize a First Amendment right to record judicial proceedings in any circumstance.

May 2021

Talk to the Hand: Michigan Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit Over Similar Hand Gesture Images Clapped Back

This lawsuit vindicates the maxim that “no good deed goes unpunished,” but the outcome provides some encouragement for those using advertising images that are minor variations on common themes.

May 2021

Second Circuit Affirms Fair Use Dismissal of “Fish Sticks” Copyright Suit

The Second Circuit affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a copyright infringement lawsuit on fair use grounds

May 2021

Oracle v. Google: It’s Not Over

The Court’s decision may have ended the decade-long fight between Google and Oracle, but sets the stage for decades of future copyright litigation.

May 2021

Prometheus IV: Supreme Court OKs FCC Updates to Local Media Ownership Rules

The Opinion, authored by Justice Kavanaugh, upheld the FCC’s 2017 Order as “reasonable and reasonably explained” under the statutory standard governing agency decision-making set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act.

May 2021

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Digs Into Section 230 for the First Time

The decision, which involves the question of whether peer-to-peer vehicle marketplace Turo is immunized by § 230 from liability for users’ unauthorized activity at Boston’s Logan Airport, is the first significant ruling from Massachusetts’ high court on the scope of § 230’s protection.

May 2021