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Advertisers may influence the selection and integrity of content in digital media, and while the law requires notice of any material connection between the author of the content and someone seeking to influence consumers’ purchasing decisions, it may be too complicated to be effectively communicated by disclaimers.
Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment Recordings LLC, a significant victory for website operators, clarifies what kinds of conduct renders an operator “responsible” for creating, and therefore open to liability for harm caused by, content posted by website users.
Recent Supreme Court decisions holding that the warrantless search of a suspect’s cellphone data incident to arrest is unconstitutional have major implications for the freedom of the press.
The Supreme Court concluded Aereo is so similar to cable that it violates the Copyright Act by “publicly performing” broadcasters’ copyrighted works without a license, setting off a national legal and policy debate impacting distribution of television programming for years to come.
Recent student free speech rights cases make it harder than ever to determine where the “schoolhouse gate” begins and ends.
The idea that an injunction is a constitutionally sound and practically viable remedy in defamation cases has come back from the grave stronger than ever.
Letter from the Chair