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September 2011

MediaLawLetter August 2011


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Ga. App.: Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Richard Jewell Libel Suit
Reporting Ruled Accurate and Not Actionable; Confidential Source Protection Reaffirmed
Estate of Richard Jewell v. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, et al.

10th Cir.: Tenth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment to A&E in Federal Prisoner’s Defamation Suit
Allegation of Gang Membership Is Substantially True   
Bustos v. A&E Television Network

M.D. Tenn.: Tennessee Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Libel and Privacy Claims Over Prison Reality Show
Jury Could Find Program Implied Plaintiff Was a Drug Smuggler
Battle v. A&E Television Networks, LLC

Tex. App.: Texas Court of Appeals Grants Summary Judgment to Book Author
Authors and Publishers Entitled to Use Interlocutory Appeal Statute
Main v. Royall

N.Y. Sup.: New York Times Wins Libel Suit Over Coverage of Labor Dispute
Competing Accounts of Dispute Constituted Protected Opinion
Gorilla Coffee, Inc. v. New York Times Co.


The Ongoing Assault on the Right to Photograph/Record in Public


E.D. Wis.: Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Copyright Claims Targeting South Park’s Parody of Inane Viral Music Video
Brownmark Films v. Comedy Partners, et al.


UK: The Other Side of the Pond
Phone Hacking; Libel and Privacy Decisions; Open Justice and IP Developments

UK: Scraping and Aggregation: The Legal Issues Explored
The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and Others v. Meltwater Holding BV and Others


N.D. Cal.: Facebook User’s ADA Lawsuit Dismissed
Plaintiff Failed to State a Claim for Federal or State Law Relief
Young v. Facebook, Inc.

9th Cir.: Divided Ninth Circuit Finds Anti-Obama Postings Constitutionally Protected
Statements Not “True Threats”
United States v. Bagdasarian


Congressional Update: The Opening Months of the 112th Congress