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MediaLawLetter

The MediaLawLetter is the leading professional news source for developments in media law and policy, with reports on decisions and statutory developments.

2022
Jun 2022

MediaLawLetter June 2022

Circuit Courts Weigh in on First Amendment Rights of Online Platforms; How Virginia Law Paved The Way for Depp v. Heard; Roy Moore Defamation Claim Over Political Ad Headed to Trial; Ten Questions for Bloomberg's Randy Shapiro and more.

Jun 2022

MediaLawLetter May 2022

Jury Sides with Kardashian/Jenner Family in Blac Chyna Lawsuit; Trump’s Use of Phrases Like “Kung Flu” to Describe CovidnNot Defamatory; Washington Court SLAPPs Project Veritas Lawsuit; Parody Play “Vape” Gets Positive Review from SDNY; Supreme Court Clarifies What It Takes to Be Content Based; MLRC ED Reflects on Leaks and Lakers; and more.

May 2022

MediaLawLetter April 2022

Anti-SLAPP Legislation Introduced in Kentucky; Fight for the Videos of the Landmark Prop 8 Trial Again Moves to the Supreme Court; Ninth Circuit Reaffirms CFAA Does Not Prohibit Web Scraping in hiQ v. LinkedIn; MLRC Conferences in the Covid-Era; 10 Questions for Tenaya Rodewald and more

Mar 2022

MediaLawLetter March 2022

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of The Most Bizarre Lawsuit Involving The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge; Ninth Circuit’s Dark Horse Opinion Clarifies What Music Is Not Protected by Copyright; Court Affirms Ruling That Twitter’s Lawsuit Over Alleged Retaliation By Texas AG Is Unripe; In Praise of the Neutral Report Privilege; 10 Questions for Adolfo Jimenez…

Feb 2022

MediaLawLetter February 2022

Palin v. New York Times Tests the Actual Malice Standard; Roy Moore #MeToo Libel Suit Results in a “Dogfall”; Nevada Court SLAPPs False Light and Right of Publicity Claims Against ‘Confronting: O.J.’ Podcast; FCC Stymied Its Own Ability to Block State Net Neutrality Rules; and more.

Jan 2022

MediaLawLetter January 2022

Court Upholds Dismissal of Libel Suit by Trump Campaign Adviser Against Yahoo and HuffPost; Reuters Gets Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Personal Trainer’s Lawsuit Dismissed; N.Y. Supreme SLAPPs The Epoch Times’ Suit Against Politico; Media Law Highlights of 2021 and Predictions for 2022; 10 Questions for First Look's Kay Murray; and much more.

2021
Dec 2021

MediaLawLetter November-December 2021

Losing ground on access to juror information ... and what we can do about it; Court enjoins Texas social media “censorship” law; SCT asked to review prepub rules for govt. memoirs; ProPublica gets billionaire’s search warrant materials; Privacy and the criminal process in England; Holiday greetings from MLRC and more.

Oct 2021

MediaLawLetter October 2021

Jury returns verdict for broadcaster in public figure libel trial; winning under the negligence standard; defamation case vs. podcaster dismissed; Barbara Wall honored with William J. Brennan, Jr. Award; and more.

Sep 2021

MediaLawLetter September 2021

8th Circuit ruling in Devin Nunes defamation suit v. Ryan Lizza; Illinois Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Favor of Crain’s Chicago Business Against Attention-Seeking Tech CEO; Landmark Defamation Decision in Australia Says You Are Liable for the Content Section; VA Conference Wrap-Up and Tributes to Kurt Wimmer and Lee Levine; and more.

Aug 2021

MediaLawLetter August 2021

Ninth Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protection for Rachel Maddow; The Most Bizarre Lawsuit(s) Involving ‘The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge’ Gets Dismissed; The ‘Embed’ Saga Continues: Another Court Rejects ‘Server Test’ With More Decisions Looming; Ten Questions for Harry Melkonian and much more.