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MediaLawLetter June 2020
Reporting developments through June 25

MediaLawLetter April 2020
New York Times Wins Dismissal of Attorney's "Groping" Libel Suit; Sovereign Pirates: Copyright Owners Lose Their Remedies Against State Governments; Ninth Circuit Holds First Amendment Tolerates Whiskey-Inspired Parody Dog Toys; Activision and the First Amendment Triumph in Humvee Trademark Dispute; Top Law, Journalism and Sports Movies and more

MediaLawLetter February 2020
From the Executive Director: First Amendment Under Attack, but Great Journalism Persists;  Fair Report Privilege Applied to Reverse $250,000 Libel Verdict;  City Teacher Sues Media for Defamation, Learns About Fair Report Privilege; Fast Company Gets Denial of  Motion to Compel Disclosure of Journalist’s Confidential Source; career advice from Deanna Shullman and more

MediaLawLetter January 2020
Court Holds Government Officials Are Not Immune Under Fair Report Privilege; Defamation Claim Over “Above the Law” Article Dismissed; Third Circuit Confuses Statutes and Court Orders in Prior Restraint Analysis; NYT Wins FOIA Suit; Remembering Rick Ovelmen and John Borger; Career Advice from Barbara Wall; and more

MediaLawLetter December 2019
Supreme Court Allows Defamation Suit by Climate Professor to Proceed, Over Alito’s Dissent; Florida Court Dismisses Pastor’s, Mega-Church’s Defamation Suit Against Univision; Bada Bing: Insufficient Actual Malice Allegations Doom Defamation and False Light Claims Against Daily News; Why We Are Suing California Over A ‘Labor’ Law; Santa's Gift List for Media Players Naughty and Nice; and more

Interesting Times in Glass Houses: Internal Investigations for the Media Employer
A collaborative effort of several authors, all attorneys who represent media companies, to address both the basic steps and guidelines for internal employment issue investigations but with the goal to do so with an eye to the special issues faced by a media industry employer

MLRC Digital Review
A landmark revenge porn ruling in Illinois | A pile of federal privacy bills | The Supreme Court delves into copyright | Microtargeting in election advertising | Crackdowns on selling likes and followers | Maneuvering in antitrust investigations | Border searches of digital devices | and more

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