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May 2018

MediaLawLetter April 2018


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From the Executive Director: Setting the Record Straight on “The Post” at Home and Abroad

10 Questions to a Media Lawyer: Pia Sarma


Tex. Dist.: Texas Court Grants Summary Judgment to Real Crime Show Producer in Negligent Publication Case
Plaintiff Alleged Show Almost Got Him Killed
The First 48. Jones v. Kirkstall Road Enterprises, Inc.

Ohio Com. Pleas: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction (And It’s A Nice Defense)
Court Grants Summary Judgment in Libel in Fiction Case
Dudee v. Philpot

N.Y. Sup.: Court Dismisses Defamation Claim on Fair Report Grounds
Patriarch Partners v. Mergermarket

Tex. App.: Texas “Revenge Porn” Law Violates First Amendment
Law Does Not Require Intent to Cause Harm to Depicted Person
Ex parte Jones


N.C. App.: North Carolina University Must Disclose Student Misconduct Records Release Not Barred by FERPA
DTH Media v. Folt


S.D.N.Y.: Court Dismisses Copyright Claim Over Chelsea Clinton Children’s Book
Plaintiff’s Use of Historical Figures and Quotations Not Protectable
Kimberley v. Penguin Random House

2d Cir.: TVEyes Blinded By Second Circuit
Fox News Network, LLC v. TVEyes, Inc.


The Other Side of the Pond: Updates on UK Media Law Developments
Access to Parole Hearings, Serious Harm Standard, Right to Be Forgotten, and More

Canada: Equustek Again: BC Supreme Court Upholds Injunction Despite US Refusal to Enforce
Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack

UK: From the Next Gen Committee Across the Pond: Martinez v Prick Me Baby One More Time: A “Prick” By Any Other Name…
Martinez (t/a Prick) & Anor v Prick Me Baby One More Time Ltd (t/a Prick) & Anor