MediaLawLetter August 2011
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.
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