Faruki Blog

Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015),.. Read More

Doe v. Gangland: Why Breaking a Confidentiality Agreement with a Former Gang-Member is a Bad Idea

For those of you into true-crime documentaries, have you ever wondered how producers get criminals and accused criminals to talk on the record?  In.. Read More

Can Florida Ban Attorneys from Advertising Past Results?

In an era when toddler birthday parties are inspired by commercials for personal injury lawyers, it can be easy to forget that just a few decades.. Read More

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

Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protections

Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke,.. Read More

As Police Begin to Wear Body Cameras, Can They Deny Access to Footage?

Last summer a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The incident sparked a nationwide debate.. 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

Piracy of the Century?

The May 2, 2015 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was billed as the "Fight of the Century."[1] It broke many records,.. 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