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November 2015

MediaLawLetter October 2015


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From the Executive Director’s Desk
Preparing for a Busy November


Second Circuit Affirms Fair Use Win for Google Books 
Judge Leval’s Restatement of the Law of Fair Use
Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.


First Circuit Allows Defamation Action by Railway Against Rail Industry Trade Publication to Continue
The Train Rolls On
Pan Am Systems, Inc. et al. v. Hardenbergh

Del.: Court Holds That Hyperlink Can Restart Statute of Limitations for Libel
Getting Hyper Over the Single Publication Rule
Perlman, et al. v. Vox Media, Inc.

E.D.N.Y.: In Wolf of Wall Street Claim, EDNY Dismisses Statutory Privacy, Common Law Privacy, and Private Figure Defamation Claims
Greene v. Paramount Pictures Corp.


CJEU: The EU-US “Safe Harbor” for Personal Data: No Longer Safe
Agreement Is Invalid, With Immediate Effect 
Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner

ECHR: Criminal Conviction for Denying The Armenian Genocide in Breach with Freedom of Expression
Fierce Controversy Within Court on How to Apply the Convention
Perinçek V. Switzerland


D.D.C.: New York Times Moves Forward With Suit Seeking Torture Memos
Why Was No One Charged?
The New York Times Company v. U.S. Dept. of Justice

Utah Supreme Court Orders Disclosure of Criminal Investigation Documents
Citizen Activist Wins Public Records Fight
Schroeder v. Utah Att’y General’s Office

Cal. App.: California Newspaper Reports on New Evidence of Priest Abuse and Diocese Inaction
Appeals Court Affirms Modification of Protective Order to Allow “Access” to Unfiled Discovery
John RJ Doe v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Monterey