In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist – The Atlantic

0 Commentsby   |  09.02.14  |  Censorship and Prior Restraint, Violence

This is analysis, so it contains opinion. But it raises important questions. Do teachers give up the rights to write about certain topics when they sign on to teach? (Plus, this story was written before the teacher was even hired.) Can he no longer write about sexual topics or types of violence other than school shootings? Can he no longer glorify alcohol, drug use or or tobacco use because of his position? More »

Leaks of nude celebrity photos raise concerns about security of the cloud – The Washington Post

0 Commentsby   |  09.02.14  |  Privacy

Leaks of nude celebrity photos raise concerns about security of the cloud – The Washington Post. More »

Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna among celebrity victims of hacked nude photos | World news | The Guardian

0 Commentsby   |  09.01.14  |  private facts

Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna among celebrity victims of hacked nude photos | World news | The Guardian. More »

Rocker Sammy Hagar must face ex-Playboy bunny’s lawsuit

0 Commentsby   |  08.29.14  |  Libel, privacy: false light

Rocker Sammy Hagar must face ex-Playboy bunny’s lawsuit. More »

Video Game Makers Strike Out in College Athlete Cases

0 Commentsby   |  08.29.14  |  privacy: appropriation

Jackson Walker, a Dallas law firm, has a great essay on the use of college athlete likenesses in video games. It would be a good topic for a Comm Law research paper. More »

Burbage v. Burbage at the Texas Supreme Court

0 Commentsby   |  08.29.14  |  Libel

I want to direct your attention to a decision that came out of the Texas Supreme Court today. Burbage v.┬áBurbage is a libel case involving two brothers, and the decision has several interesting facets. But the most important aspect to me relates to a discussion we had in class but one we have not studied thoroughly. More »

Why The Obama Administration Wants This Journalist In Jail – Yahoo Finance

0 Commentsby   |  08.28.14  |  Newsgathering

My thanks to Craig Churchill in the ACU library for reminding me about this ongoing challenge to press freedom. More »

Lindsay Lohan’s `Grand Theft Auto’ Suit Must Overcome Tough New York Law

0 Commentsby   |  08.28.14  |  Video Games, privacy: appropriation

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Lacey Jonas (not Lindsey Lohan, apparently)

Lindsay Lohan’s `Grand Theft Auto’ Suit Must Overcome Tough New York Law. More »

Lawsuit challenges limits on what employees can say on social media – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  08.28.14  |  Internet speech

Lawsuit challenges limits on what employees can say on social media – Houston Chronicle. More »

Social media posts question application of First Amendment – Opinion/Columns – Tri Cities

0 Commentsby   |  08.25.14  |  Censorship and Prior Restraint

Social media posts question application of First Amendment – Opinion/Columns – Tri Cities. More »