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The Next Generation of Fake News

On March 2, 2018 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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Butt-Chugging Lawsuit?

On October 10, 2012 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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Gossip Blogger Must Pay Heavy Fine For Spreading Rumors

On August 31, 2010 By

Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones was victorious this week against blog in her lawsuit for libel and defamation. 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 […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 4, 2010 By

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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This Just In: Tiger Woods, Still Better at Golf Than You

On December 9, 2009 By

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 […]

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Twitter Now Ruining Reputations?

On August 18, 2009 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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On April 30, 2008, the “Libel Terrorism Reform Actbecame 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 […]

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