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March 2016

MediaLawLetter February 2016


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A Roundup of Media Law Developments from the MediaLawDaily

MLRC’s Next Gen Webinar On Reporting On Hacked Materials


9th Cir.: Court Confirms The Hurt Locker Is Fully Protected By The First Amendment In Long-Awaited Decision
Army Sergeant’s Right of Publicity Claim Was Properly Dismissed
Sarver v. Chartier

Ohio App.: Court Affirms Directed Verdict for Television Station
“Child Porn Found on Laptop” Banner Capable of Innocent Construction
Sabino v. WOIO

D.C. Cir.: Court Dismisses Defamation Suit:“We Didn’t Start the Fire”
Forras v. Rauf

D.N.J.:  Defamation Suit Against The Nazi Next Door Dismissed
Book Did Not Defame Son of Suspected War Criminal
Soobzokov v. Lichtblau

E.D. Tex.: Court District of Texas Dismisses Claims Against Media Defendants
Court Applies Texas’s Anti-SLAPP Statute
Walker v. Beaumont Independent School District

Md. App.:  Court: “Preponderance of the Evidence” Overcomes Privilege in Private Figure Defamation Lawsuits
Private Figure vs Public Figure / Publc Concern Distinction
Hosmane v. Seley-Radtke


ECHR: Court Clarifies Its Test for Intermediary Liability in Judgment Involving Hungarian News Portal
Decision Distinguishes Delfi Case Result
Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete v. Hungary


Wash. App.: State Shield Law Protects Against Subpoena Targeted At Kazakhstan Dissident Online Publication
The Republic of Kazakhstan v. Does 1 through 100


E.D. Pa.: Questioning a First Amendment Right
Judge Finds No First Amendment Right to Record Police
Fields v. City of Philadelphia

FAA News Drones Updates: Micro UAS and Privacy


Legislative Update: Privacy; Drones; FOIA and More