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DISCLOSE Act would impact campaign ad spending, LUC
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2010

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has introduced legislation in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, which held generally that corporations have a constitutional right to make expenditures for advertising supporting or opposing the election of political candidates


Unmasking anonymous posters
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2009

Media outlets increasingly are faced with a "new" kind of subpoenaone that seeks the identity of persons who have posted information anonymously to the media company’s website, blog or chat room


Fair use update: just because it’s newsworthy doesn’t mean you can put it on the air
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2012

A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit strengthens the copyright protection available for previously unpublished materials at the potential expense of the media industry


Unpaid interns can be costly
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2012

Recently, media companies have been the targets of lawsuits filed by unpaid interns alleging that the company violated federal law by failing to pay them wages


“Violation of statutes” exclusion bars coverage of video privacy suit
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

A federal district court applying Washington law recently found that there was no coverage for violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA


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


Professional services exclusion does not bar coverage for deceptive advertising claim
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2014

Applying Rhode Island law, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island has held that a professional services exclusion does not


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds public television ban for issue and political advertisements unconstitutional
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2012

On April 12, 2012, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Minority Television Project v. FCC that the Communications Act’s ban on noncommercial broadcast stations airing political and issue advertising violated the First Amendment


Supreme Court issues narrow decision in favor of broadcasters on broadcast indecency
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2012

On June 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. (Fox II). In a decision written by Justice Kennedy, the Court without dissent (Justice Ginsburg concurred in the judgment and Justice Sotomayor did not participate) set aside the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) orders citing Fox and ABC for indecency violations, finding that the agency failed to give the networks prior, fair notice that fleeting expletives and momentary nudity could be found actionably indecent


Court ruling increases difficulty of protecting copyrighted material online
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2012

It is not uncommon for television stations and other media organizations to find their copyrighted content on third-party websites, without authorizationposted not by the site operator, but by a user