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Virginia radio stations seek judgment to avoid internet streaming royalties

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2014

Radio stations streamed over the Internet that restrict their audience to a 150-mile radius through geo-fencing should not have to pay copyright

D.C. District Court disagrees with Second Circuit Aereo decision and issues near-nationwide injunction over FilmOn X Internet Television Service

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2013

The U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, last week preliminarily enjoined FilmOn X, a service that uses the Internet to give consumers the ability

U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider Cablevision challenge to must-carry

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2010

On May 17, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States denied Cablevision's petition for a writ of certiorari asking the Court to consider whether carriage of broadcast station WRNN violates the must-carry statute and the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Shield law update

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2009

The Obama Administration and Congress appear to be moving toward agreement on a federal shield law that would, in some cases, allow judges to quash subpoenas asking reporters for information pertaining to confidential sources

In victory for news aggregators, federal appellate court erodes 'hot news' misappropriation doctrine

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 6 2011

In a decision that could hamper the ability of news organizations to protect their content from aggregators, a federal appellate court has rejected a claim of “hot news” misappropriation against an aggregator of financial news in Barclays Capital Inc. v. Theflyonthewall.com

“Negligent publication” does not include false advertising or negligent misrepresentation

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2008

The United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying California law, has held that a professional liability policy including coverage for "negligent publication" did not include coverage for class action lawsuits alleging negligent misrepresentation, false advertising and related counts

The POM Wonderful saga: FTC final order bars POM’s health claims

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

On January 10, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its long-awaited final ruling in the Agency's administrative case against POM

Crist campaign's copyright violation leads to public apology

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

Last month, former Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist issued a public apology for his campaign's unauthorized use of the quirky 1980s tune Road to Nowhere in a television commercial

Federal judge sharply limits scope of West Virginia campaign ad restrictions

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 8 2008

On April 22, 2008, a federal district judge in West Virginia granted a preliminary injunction sought by Wiley Rein attorneys on behalf of the Center for Individual Freedom

Public interest group calls for additional disclosure for political advertisements

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2011

On March 22, 2011, the Media Access Project (MAP) filed a Petition for Rulemaking seeking to amend the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC or Commission) rules to require additional disclosure for political advertisements