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Fair and Balanced Reporting Pays Off: Newspapers Avoid Defamation Suits by Sticking to the Truth

USA - September 9 2019 Two federal courts recently dismissed defamation claims brought against The New York Times and the Kansas City Star, finding the subject articles...

Lee S. Brenner.

Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al

USA - March 29 2017 While useful articles are not protected under the Copyright Act, 17 U. S. C. 101, pictorial, graphic, or sculptural features of...

Briana C. Rizzo, Meaghan H. Kent.

Hashtag with Caution - Or You May Get Sued

USA, Global - January 26 2017 Hashtags are more popular than ever on social media sites. They frequently are used on Instagram and Twitter as part of marketing campaigns...

Tamany Vinson Bentz, Schuyler B. Sorosky.

VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Madonna Louise Ciccone, et al.: Why a Bright Line Infringement Rule for Sound Recordings is no Longer in Vogue

USA - June 28 2016 In Bridgeport Music v. Dimension Films, the Sixth Circuit eliminated the "de minimis" use exception, which excused a trivial amount of copying, as...

Tamany Vinson Bentz.

Hashtag with Caution - Or You May Get Sued

USA - April 28 2016 Hashtags are more popular than ever on social media sites. They frequently are used on Instagram and Twitter to identify or facilitate a search for a...

Tamany Vinson Bentz, Schuyler B. Sorosky.