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June 2021

New York Appeals Court Dismisses Porco v. Lifetime

By Elizabeth Seidlin-Bernstein
PUBLISHED IN: MediaLawLetter June 2021
The unanimous decision provides much-needed guidance to creators of content about real people and events, making clear that a docudrama about a newsworthy subject cannot give rise to a Section 51 claim unless it misleads viewers into believing that it is entirely accurate.