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June 2012

MediaLawLetter Associate Edition 2012 Issue 2


Published June 2012


UK: English Libel Changes: The Defamation Bill 2012
Changes to English Libel Law Likely to Be Enacted Into Law By Next Year

UK: Newspaper Wins Privacy / Harassment Trial
Court Gives Leeway to Report on Lives of Public Figures
Trimingham v. Associated Newspapers Ltd

Canada: Supreme Court of Canada Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Libel Tourists
Defamation “Occurs” When and Where Defamatory Statement Is Published to Third Party
Breeden v. Black; Éditions Écosociété Inc. v. Banro Corp.

UK: Other Side of the Pond: Developments in UK Media Law
Scandalizing the Court; Access to Extradition Docs; Twiter Libel; ISP Liability and More
In R (Guardian News and Media Limited) v the City of Westminster Magistrates Court;  Cairns v Modi; Tamiz v Google Inc.

Australia: Shield Laws Down Under
Decision That Newspaper Divulge Sources Now on Appeal
Liu v The Age Company Limited


Second Circuit Reverses a Troubling Federal District Court Decision Affecting The Rights Of Copyright Owners To Combat Online Piracy
Court Addresses Issue of Red Flags and Willful Blindness Under DMCA
Viacom v. YouTube

Fourth Circuit Decision Sets Up Keyword Trademark Cases for Trial
Trial Required to Decide Trademark Infringement Evidence
Rosetta Stone. Ltd. v. Google

US Supreme Court to Hear First Sale Copyright Doctrine Case
Does Doctrine Apply to Works Produced Abroad and Resold in the U.S.?
Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

2d Cir.: Appropriation Artist Tests the Scope of ‘Fair Use’ with the Second Circuit
Volley of Questions For Both Sides In Oral Arguments Leaves Outcome Murky
Cariou v. Prince


U.S. Mil.: Press Asserts Constitutional Right of Access to Guantanamo Commissions
First Time Media Permitted To Make Access Motion
U.S.  v. Abd al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al Nashiri

D.D.C.: Federal Court Rejects FOIA Request for Bin Laden Photos
Photos Were Properly Classified in Interest of National Security
Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense


9th Cir.: The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Meets the Ninth Circuit
Act Does Not Criminalize Mere Misuse of Data or Infractions Against Terms Of Use
United States v. Nosal


Digital Media In Focus At Fifth Annual “Legal Frontiers” Conference
Conference Explored New Developments, and Forecasts for the Future, in Digital Media