Media Law

Couple featured on Gronkowski ‘erotica’ book lose lawsuit

To football fans, he is the “Gronk.” To a couple unwittingly enmeshed in a less-than-literary work of fiction featuring him, it was an invasion of …

News Industry

Russian senators pass 'foreign agent' media law, send to Vladimir Putin to sign

Once signed by President Vladimir Putin, the law would require foreign-funded media in Russia to register as foreign agents. It comes in response to …

Russia

Peter Thiel Wants To Buy Gawker, New Court Filing Suggests

It would give him the power to delete the shuttered site's entire archive.<p>Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel may want to buy Gawker.com, the since-shuttered news site he drove into bankruptcy last year, a legal filing from his lawyers suggests.<p>In a motion filed Wednesday and first reported …

Media Industry

Football Association: Lawyer Rupinder Bains appointed to board

<b>The FA has changed eligibility rules to appoint a second female to its board, following governance reforms.</b><p>Lawyer Rupinder Bains joins as the third Professional Game (PG) non-executive director after being approved by the Premier League and EFL.<p>Rules stating a PG member of the board should be a …

Governance

Prison officer ‘turned over’ to police by Trinity Mirror goes to European Court to fight for right to anonymity for journalists’ sources

A prison officer whose life was ruined after his identity as a confidential source was revealed to police by publisher Trinity Mirror is taking his …

Charles Dickens

Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK?

<b>There are huge differences between UK and US media law - does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment?</b><p>On 5 October, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse and the dam broke.<p>Since then, dozens of well-known Americans have been accused of sexual misconduct of some …

Journalism

Peter Thiel May Be Looking To Buy Gawker.com

Lawyers for the Silicon Valley billionaire filed a motion in court on Wednesday to challenge a provision that prevented him from buying the assets of the now defunct Gawker.com. That moves lays the groundwork for a possible bid for the website and its archive.<p>In a federal bankruptcy court filing on …

Journalism

When the President stopped the presses

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has made it clear that when it comes to cracking down on government leaks to the media, "the tougher the better!" Yet for all of Trump's dire warnings about the dangers of leaks, there is one action that even he has not suggested -- a court order blocking the press …

Opinion

Palin appeals dismissal of suit against NY Times

Former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Tuesday filed an appeal of her lawsuit against The New York Times in the U.S. …

Republicans

Roy Moore Would Lose if He Sued the Washington Post

The <i>Washington Post</i> appears to be unbowed in the face of Roy Moore’s promise to sue it for libel, since there’s no muscle behind the threat.<p>Last week, …

Journalism

Sarah Palin appeals ruling that dismissed her defamation suit against The New York Times, adds lawyer Libby Locke, who has successfully sued Rolling Stone

5:45 PM ET, November 21, 2017<p><b>36 female SNL staffers who worked with Senator Al Franken, who was a writer for the show, released a statement of public</b> …

Journalism

The newspaper ad that changed everything

<b>(CNN) —</b> In March 1960, The New York Times published a paid ad from a group supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., setting off a chain of events that would change the role of the press in America and help shape our public discourse for decades.<p>Under the title "Heed Their Rising Voices," the ad began …

Opinion

Alabama Media Group Rejects Cease-And-Desist Order From Roy Moore — With A Warning

A lawsuit could hurt more than help.<p>The Alabama Media Group has flatly rejected a demand from Roy Moore’s attorneys to “cease and desist” reporting about accusations of sexual misconduct against the Republican Senate candidate.<p>Any court action would “also reveal other important information about …

Media Industry

Sarah Palin appeals ruling in New York Times lawsuit

Sarah Palin isn't ready to give up her legal battle against the New York Times just yet. Attorneys for the former Republican vice presidential candidate filed a motion Tuesday appealing a federal judge's ruling to dismiss her defamation lawsuit against the newspaper.<p>Palin is appealing the dismissal …

Business

Alabama news outlet responds to Roy Moore lawsuit threat: Bring it on

The publisher of an Alabama news outlet denied a cease-and-desist from Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore for making “false reports” about his …

Journalism

Russia passes 'foreign agents' media law on second reading

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a law giving Moscow the power to designate foreign media operating in Russia as "foreign agents" required to disclose where they get their funding and how they spend it.<p>The legislation is part of the …

Russia

Russia passes 'foreign agents' media law on third reading - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed on third and final reading a law that would allow the Russian authorities to designate foreign media operating in Russia as “foreign agents”, the RIA news agency reported.<p>A police officer walks along the Red Square, with St. …

Russia

Russia Warns US State Media Outlets Over New Media Law

Russia’s Justice Ministry has contacted Voice of America as well as the Russian unity of Radio Free Europe, warning them that they may be affected by …

Russia

Sudanese journalists protest against draft media law

Sudanese journalists to continue protesting until law is discarded.

Media Industry

Memo to Roy Moore: It is very difficult to win a libel suit against the media

Senate candidate Roy Moore is threatening to sue news outlets, including The Washington Post, for reporting on allegations that he groped, harassed or otherwise pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s. If he actually follows through — this could be nothing more than a scare tactic — the …

U.S. Politics

Blast of besieged blowhards: I will sue!

At a campaign appearance on Sunday in Huntsville, Ala., Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore drew applause with this resolution: “The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a …

Opinion

I am a freelance journalist. Do I need to buy liability insurance?

Image via Pixabay.<p><b>Reporter Yashar Ali</b> in August found himself in a difficult situation for any journalist, let alone a freelancer. He was hit by a …

Journalism

CNN, Deutsche Welle could be hit by Russia's 'foreign agents' media law: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Media outlets such as CNN, Radio Free Europe and Deutsche Welle could be affected by Russia's new "foreign agents" media law, Andrei Isayev, a senior lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, told RIA news agency on Monday.<p>Russia's parliament warned last week that some U.S. …

World News

Ethics Experts: Weinstein Lawyer Crossed Line by Helping Snoop on Reporters

Legal and ethics experts on Tuesday were largely critical of a once-highly respected lawyer who helped hire investigators employing questionable tactics to stop the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse allegations from coming to light.<p>The latest explosive New Yorker story by Ronan Farrow reveals how David …

David Boies

The President’s Keepers: Media law’s Muhammad Ali strips down for fight against the Zuptas

The opening bell has sounded in another important battle that will forge the steel of the young democracy.Yesterday, author Jacques Pauw’s attorney …

Muhammad Ali

Two Murder Convictions for One Fatal Shot

171113_r30888Judges have referred to inconsistent prosecutions as “unseemly” and “troubling.”Illustration by Javier Jaén<i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.Late one spring night in 1984, the doorbell rang at the home of Norman and Mary …

Crime

Richard Simmons Could Owe $200,000-Plus Over Failed National Enquirer Lawsuit

Fitness guru argued that he was libeled by reports that he had undergone a sex change<p>Richard Simmons might have good reason to sweat right now — but …

Entertainment

How Business Journalists Can Avoid Being Sued Over a Story

How Not to Be Sued for Libel<p>Business reporters typically cover people and businesses capable of launching robust law suits. Learn how to protect …

Eric Bolling

NPR retains law firm to review how Oreskes allegations were handled

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn, who is under fire for his handling of harassment allegations against NPR news chief Michael Oreskes, says he is retaining an outside law firm "to conduct a review of how we handled the matter."<p>Mohn sent an internal memo to NPR staffers on Thursday.<p>"Tomorrow I would like to talk …

Business

How We Describe Sexual Assault: Times Journalists and Lawyers Respond

<i>The Reader Center is a newsroom initiative that is helping The Times build deeper ties with our audience</i><i>.</i><p>“Nonconsensual sex” is the language of the accused, used to hijack the conversation and sugarcoat allegations of sexual assault. Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Roy Price, and others have all …

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