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To foster a free and independent press, most states protect the confidentiality of a journalist’s sources through “shield” laws. When these statutes were drafted decades ago, they had “journalists” of traditional media outlets in mind. But in the information age, is a blogger a “journalist”?Continue Reading →
On February 15, 2011 By Jesse Bland
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is angry. No, not about the fact that the Redskins have a losing record under his ownership. No, not about the Donovan McNabb deal that went south. Not even about the Albert Haynesworth fiasco. What’s really got Snyder up in arms is a local [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
The King’s Speech involved with American Humane Society over impermissible use of their trademarked phrase “No animals were harmed” during the film’s credits.
The Future of Music Coalition kicks off new study to determine all the ways musicians can generate revenue in today’s music [...]Continue Reading →
Amid growing protests of President Mubarak’s thirty-year autocratic rule, the Egyptian government has shut down the nation’s Internet and wireless networks, as well as stripped Al Jazeera of its broadcasting license and press cards. The President’s presumed goal is to abate protest organizations’ recruitment and assembly efforts via social websites and to [...]Continue Reading →
A new California law has gone into effect, which imposes criminal liability on:
any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person.
Any person [...]Continue Reading →
On December 2, 2010 By Andrew Farrell
Several days ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to approve the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), a bill that would allow the Justice Department to use an expedited process to shut down websites that primarily provide access to counterfeit goods or copyrighted [...]Continue Reading →
The Justice League of America enjoyed some American Justice on November 17, 2010, when District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson issued a preliminary injunction preventing the City of Los Angeles from selectively removing costumed superheroes from the street in contravention of their First Amendment Rights.
The street performers in question regularly dress [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
LiveNation sues former CEO for $5 million over dispute involving contract and use of 360 Deals.
Famous Hollywood Boulevard Superheros back on the street after federal judge rules First Amendment protects their activity.
Senate approves legislation that allows domain-name seizure for websites pirating Continue Reading →
On November 11, 2010 By Kat Kubis
As the world is realizing, and as a top-grossing movie recently highlighted, Facebook is an Internet giant. With over half a billion users and advertising revenue figures that reach the billions, it is a powerhouse that other sites want to emulate. . .or at least mock. In response to Facebook’s growing popularity, [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday the Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger v. The Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association, a case that could decide the legal status of video games.
The California law at issue would levy fines against retailers who rent or sell video games depicting “especially heinous, cruel, or depraved violence, such [...]Continue Reading →