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First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory.. Read More

Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that.. Read More

SCOTUS Side-Steps First Amendment Issue in Long-Awaited Elonis Case

Intent matters. On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit's decision and held that online comments cannot be.. Read More

Illinois' New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

Late last year, Illinois' then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a.. Read More

Kroc Center Hosts Dayton's Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton's Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For.. Read More

#ShouldSocialMediaAffectFairUse?

One district court in New York doesn't think so, and, in light of a recent settlement agreement, the Second Circuit will not be afforded the.. Read More

The Tornado that Ripped Through Sunshine Week

Last month, my colleague posted about a pair of bipartisan bills that were introduced to provide greater access to federal agency records under the.. Read More