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April 2016

MediaLawLetter March 2016


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From the Executive Director’s Desk
The Donald Hogan: One Person, Multiple Personas

The Monthly Daily
A Roundup of Media Law Developments


1st Cir.: Claims Against Backpage Dismissed Under Section 230
Court Rejects Artful Attempt to End Run Immunity
Doe v.


Ky. App.: Court Affirms a Major Victory for Newspapers in Access to Records Case
State Agency Fined $765,000
Courier-Journal v. Cabinet for Health & Family Services

N.J. Super.: Court Says Open Records Law Does Not Extend to Out-of-State Requesters
Judge Stresses Economic Burden of Complying With Requests
Scheeler v. City of Cape May


MLRC Miami Conference on Hispanic and Latin American Media

Ideology, Power and Freedom of the Press in Latin America

Canada: Court Recognizes Publication of Embarrassing Private Facts Tort


Tex.: Texas Has Personal Jurisdiction to Hear Libel Suit vs. Mexican Broadcasters
Signal Bleed Plus Sales of Ads in South Texas Sufficient to Exert Jurisdiction
TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. v. Trevino Ruiz

Tex. Dist.: Court Dismisses Defamation Suit and Awards Attorneys’ Fees Under Anti-SLAPP Law
Weems v. Waco Police Department


9th Cir.: Circuit Retcons Its “Dancing Baby” Fair Use Decision and Creates More Confusion
Lenz v. Universal Music Group

S.D.N.Y.: Parody Tote Bag Maker Wins Summary Judgment vs. Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. My Other Bag, Inc