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Will Mass. High Court Reconsider its Anti-SLAPP Jurisprudence?; NBCUniversal Wins Dismissal of January 6 Activist’s Defamation Complaint; From the ED: The Critical Importance of Televising the Trump Trials; Ten Questions for FIRE's Bob Corn-Revere and more.
LA Court Enforces California Shield Law in “Fight of the Century” Case; Federal Court Blocks Texas’ Book Ban; Newsday Wins Defamation Suit Over Wrong Photo; Court in Tiger King Case Cites Warhol in Dismissing Claim Against Netflix; Ten Questions to Paris Attorney Clara Steinitz; MLRC Virginia Conference Recap; and much more.
New York Times Wins Defamation Suit Over Reporting on Internet Harassment Campaigns; FOIA Lawsuit Helps NPR Report On “Barbaric” Conditions in ICE Facilities; Court Says AI Generated Art Not Copyrightable; A New Film on Floyd Abrams; 10 Questions for Mike Grygiel and more.
Maine Court Affirms Trial Win for Newspaper That Reported on Sex Abuse Allegations; Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Claims Against The Intercept Dismissed; Arizona Law Banning Video Recording of Police Ruled Unconstitutional; A Victory for Transparency in Uvalde; Ten Questions for North Carolina's Amanda Martin and more.
Court Orders Release of Jury Materials from Failed Jeffrey Epstein Prosecution; Court Dismisses Trump’s Tortious Interference Claim Against The New York Times; Anti-SLAPP Developments in Texas, New Jersey and Connecticut; Ten Questions for Paramount's Matt Schafer; Digital Conference Wrap-up and more.
Long-Run Effects of Dominion v. Fox; D.C. Court of Appeal Affirms Anti-SLAPP Fee Award in “Steele Dossier” Case; Internet Archive Slammed in Decision Rejecting Mass Distribution of Unlicensed Ebooks Under ‘Controlled Digital Lending’ Theory; and more.
Tennessee Journalists Prevail in Reverse Public Records Dispute Regarding Naomi Judd’s Death; The Court and the Press in the Murdaugh Murders Trial; Filmmakers & Netflix Win Summary Judgment in “Making a Murderer” Defamation Lawsuit; Utah Becomes First State to Regulate Social Media Use by Minors; and more.
California Appeals Court Affirms Tarantino Movie Does Not Violate Actor’s RoP; Colorado Court Affirms Dismissal of Anti-Abortion Activist’s Libel Suit; Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Defamation Complaint Based On Fair Report Privilege; Celebrating Sullivan’s 59th Anniversary; MLRC White Paper’s First; Ten Questions for Penguin Random House's Dan Novack and more.
Defamation Suit Against Daily Beast Dismissed; Statements Lampooning Restaurateur for Racist Dress Code Were Nonactionable Satire; Court Enjoins Netflix Prosecution; Ten Questions to a Media Lawyer: Jens van den Brink; and more.
Freedom of Speech Looms Large at Supreme Court; Dave Portnoy Lawsuit Dismissed; Fourth Circuit Hears First Amendment Challenge to NC Election Libel Law; Wyoming Federal Court Applies Rogers Test and “Genuine Artistic Motive” Test; Ten Questions for New Zealand Lawyer William Akel and more.