Archive for October, 2006

A Billie Sol Estes sighting

by   |  10.31.06  |  Current Events

We discussed Billie Sol Estes’ fraud trial today and the subsequent reversal by the U.S. Supreme Court of his conviction. Former Comm Law student Matt Maxwell and friend Katie Riggs bumped into Mr. Estes at the dinner last week to honor Bob Hunter.

MySpace to Block Copyright Music

by   |  10.31.06  |  Current Events

Check your space! More »

NFL player to mom: Stop using my pic!

by   |  10.31.06  |  Current Events

Sometimes appropriation is a family affair. More »

College dean’s libel suit against school paper dismissed

by   |  10.29.06  |  Current Events

This is a reminder that bad journalism isn’t necessarily actionable. More »

Cheney visitor logs subject to FOIA

by   |  10.25.06  |  Current Events

Newsgathering: S.F. Chron joins in contempt case

by   |  10.25.06  |  Current Events

$18M Verdict Against Fla. Paper Reversed

by   |  10.22.06  |  Current Events

A decision like this seems to me to undermine the potential for false light claims. If the tort is rejected in cases where libel is not an option (such as Texas), then there seems very little use for it. More »

Famous trademarks get new protection

by   |  10.17.06  |  Current Events

Here’s a dilution example. FYI, this van does not have a search engine under the hood.

Universal sues video-sharing websites

by   |  10.17.06  |  Current Events

More on copyright litigation. More »

Libel: U.K.’s ‘Sullivan’ gives press more leeway to report

by   |  10.17.06  |  Current Events

The First Amendment Center has more on the U.K. court decision on libel. More »