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November 2014

MediaLawLetter November 2014


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MLRC Annual Dinner 2014
Privacy and the Press: Hugh Grant and Katie Couric

From the Executive Director’s Desk
MLRC Dinners in Years Past (and a response to last month’s column)

MLRC 2014 Annual Meeting


NTSB Rules for FAA in Huerta v. Pirker
What’s Next for News Drones?


Ohio Comm. Pleas: Directed Verdict for Television Station and Reporter on Libel and False Light Claims
News Investigation Into Child Pornography on Teacher’s Computer
Sabino v. WOIO, LLC

Cal. Super.: Use of Likeness of Manuel Noriega in Video Game Transformative
Court Applies Prior California Case Law and Rejects Keller as Inconsistent
Manuel Noriega v. Activision Blizzard, Inc.

N.Y.: Court Reinstates Libel Claim Against Coach Jim Boeheim
Statements About Sex Abuse Allegations Not Pure Opinion as a Matter of Law
Davis v. Boeheim

Ga. Super.: Successful Anti-SLAPP Defense Prompts Voluntary Libel Dismissal
Judge Rules Whistleblower’s Emails Protected
Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, LLC v. Christopher G. Herman

N.M. Dist.: Albuquerque Journal Wins Summary Judgment on Libel and False Light Claims
Plaintiff Failed to Show Actual Malice
Young v. Wilham and Journal Publishing Co.


Forum Panel Examines Right to Be Forgotten
Controlling Data, Forgetting Data: What U.S. Lawyers Need to Know About the Right to Be Forgotten
Cal. Super.: Court Dismisses Complaint Over Google Search Rankings

Antitrust and Unfair Business Claims Against Google Dismissed
Martin v. Google, Inc.

9th Cir.: Court to Decide Artist Royalty Case En Banc (and Possibly the Future of the Internet)
Sam Francis Foundation v. Christie’s, Inc.


9th Cir.: Court Grants Rehearing En Banc in Controversial “Innocence of Muslims” Copyright Case
Panel Ordered Takedown of Video
Garcia v. Google

7th Cir.: Writing On A ‘Clean Slate’: Court Sketches Legal Framework Governing Trademark Claims Based On Fictional Products In Expressive Works
Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entm’t Inc.


Ga. Super.: Judge Apologizes in Court, Admits He Had No Basis for Prior Restraint Ruling
News Report Revealed Threat Against Trial Witness
State of Georgia v. Beverly Hall


Australia: New Australian Law May Have a Profound Impact on Newsgathering and Reporting
Journalists May Face Penalties for Reporting on National Security
National Security Amendment Bill (No 1) 2014

Argentina: Supreme Court of Argentina Rules Google Not Liable for Search Results
Valuable Precedent for Freedom of Expression on the Internet
María Belén Rodriguez c. Google s/daños y perjuicios