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On February 16, 2018, the Justice Department issued an indictment charging the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization employing hundreds of individuals and having a budget over a million dollars, and thirteen individuals with trying to influence the 2016 election. The organization allegedly studied audience engagement with social media posts and then posed as [...]Continue Reading →
On August 21, 2015 By Christopher Borns August 18, 2015
On July 29, 2015, actor James Woods, care of his attorney Michael Weinsten (Lavely & Singer), filed a complaint in the Superior Court of California for Los Angeles County for defamation and false light invasion privacy against Twitter user “Abe List” and multiple other Doe defendants who, the complaint alleges, “may be held [...]Continue Reading →
By now, many of you young readers have heard about the incident at the University of Tennessee where a member of the University’s Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) chapter was accused of “butt-chugging.” And for those of you who don’t know, you probably already have a suspicion of what this is. If you’re squeamish, you may [...]Continue Reading →
On February 15, 2011 By Jesse Bland February 15, 2011
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 paper’s criticisms [...]Continue Reading →
On August 31, 2010 By Anne Goodwyn January 26, 2014
Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones was victorious this week against blog TheDirty.com in her lawsuit for libel and defamation.
TheDirty.com touts itself as the “world’s first ever reality blogger” who is “all about gossip and satire.” The site’s posts primarily criticize and disparage pictures of girls wearing provocative clothing. Along with [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.
As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.
Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit to soft-core porno.
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On December 9, 2009 By JETLaw December 9, 2009
In case you have been living under a rock (or in the library like my classmates and myself), Tiger Woods has been caught having an extramarital affair with another woman. Since the story broke a few days ago by National Enquirer, there has been a media storm of coverage. Here’s a link to [...]Continue Reading →
Twitter’s clean, good-guy image is under attack and its team must be gearing up for overtime work. The social networking and microblogging service has been named in several lawsuits recently. One set of suits relates to libel and reputational damage claims. Courtney Love was sued for libel over a tweet. St. Louis Cardinals manager [...]Continue Reading →
On December 7, 2008 By JETLaw December 7, 2008
It’s no surprise that the media make mistakes, but sometimes irresponsible reporting runs afoul of the law. The “facts” reported during the coverage of the Duke lacrosse rape case turned out to be less than factual and, from a legal perspective, this case poses interesting issues.
Don’t miss the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment [...]Continue Reading →
On June 10, 2008 By JETLaw June 10, 2008
On April 30, 2008, the “Libel Terrorism Reform Act” became law in New York. The new law prohibits New York courts from enforcing foreign libel judgments unless the country where the judgment was entered provides speech protection that is equal to or greater than the protection provided by the U.S. and New York [...]Continue Reading →
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