Volume 29, Number 2
Viacom v. YouTube and the Future of Service Provider Liability for User Infringements of Copyright
Viacom v. YouTube spotlights the most important recent clash between a piracy-embattled entertainment industry and new models of user-driven content sharing on the Internet. Although the decision is mostly a defeat to entertainment content owners, it leaves certain questions unanswered and opens narrow avenues of attack for future litigation.
By Nick Morgan
I Know You’re Incredibly Busy . . . But Please Read This
The Forum’s chair shares his goals for his tenure as chair and issues a call to action for Forum members to become actively involved in the Forum and encourage colleagues to join as members.
By Steven D. Zansberg
The Role of Character in Libel Litigation
As the Tiger Woods saga has shown, once one’s persona begins to crack, a total break can occur at a dizzying speed—and the speed with which true character may affect a reputation will be equally as swift. The issue of what evidence to admit regarding a plaintiff’s character or reputation is a fertile battleground in libel cases.
By Robert P. Latham and Amanda Thompson
Cyberprivacy and Digital Privacy Risks
Digital media and mobile marketing are continuing to grow at an astounding rate and scrutiny of their privacy practices has increased as well. Attorneys for all players in the industry must understand how new technology might implicate consumer privacy.
By Blaine Kimrey and Bryan Clark
The column addresses the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court opinions in Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., Knox v. SEIU, and United States v. Alvarez.
By Paul M. Smith, Julie Carpenter, and Katherine Fallow
“Speaking Freely” with Floyd Abrams
Floyd Abrams talks to the Communications Lawyer about his love for his career and the important First Amendment cases that he worked on.
By Rachel F. Strom
Selling the First Amendment to a Jury
Practice pointers are offered for educating jurors about the fundamental First Amendment principles that undergird many of the issues in media cases.By Michael D. Sullivan