More Illicit Supreme Court Video

Jan 24, 2015
Still and video cameras are still officially not allowed in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court, but for the second time in as many years a video has surfaced that was taken while the court was in session.

Jury Awards Damages for Communist Label

Jan 22, 2015
A California jury has awarded $4.5 million in libel damages to a Vietnamese-language newspaper whose CEO was called a communist and an agent of the Vietnamese government in a column in the competing Little Saigon News.

My Book Chapter on U.S. Social Media Law

Jan 15, 2015
My latest work, a chapter outlining American law regarding social media, has been published in the International Handbook of Social Media Laws (Bloomsbury 2014).

Yes, Bloggers Can Be Covered by Oregon's Shield Law

Jan 8, 2015
Back in late 2011, there was much hand-wringing over a decision by a federal judge in Oregon that a blogger could not invoke the state's reporters' shield law in a libel case against her because, in that particular situation, the blogger was not acting as a journalist.

NY Judge Allows Service By Online Post, But Then Goes Off the Grid

Dec 23, 2014
A New York state trial judge has allowed service of process via a posting to a web site where anonymous posters placed allegedly defamatory statements. This ruling comports with other New York courts' decisions allowing service of a class notice via e-mail and via a posting on Facebook.

E.U. Seeks to Take Over the Internet

Dec 16, 2014
For a while now I and others have written and spoke about the court decision (summary) earlier this year applying the European Union's conception of the right to privacy, including "the right to be forgotten," to internet search engine results. Now, the European Union is seeking to export the concept worldwide.

The Impact of "The Right to Be Forgotten"

Nov 11, 2014
I've written before on the European Union's "right to be forgotten," and the dangers that a European Court of Justice ruling earlier this year applying the right to search engine results poses to the internet.

Today, I was pleased to give a presentation on the origins of the "right to be forgotten" and the court decision, and the implications for the internet both in Europe and here in the United States to the Sports, Entertainment, and Media Law Society at the LSU Law Center.

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