3-D Printed Guns May Be Headed to the Supreme Court: An Update – Lawfare

0 Commentsby   |  01.06.18  |  Free Speech

The Supreme Court is considering a cert petition on the constitutional implications of 3-D printed guns. More »

Top-selling German newspaper says new online hate speech law must be scrapped

0 Commentsby   |  01.04.18  |  Europe, Free Speech, Internet speech

BERLIN (Reuters) – A new law meant to curtail hate speech on social media in Germany is stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted, the top-selling Bild newspaper said on Thursday. More »

Spotify files to go public as it faces a $1.6-billion copyright infringement suit – LA Times

0 Commentsby   |  01.03.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

Spotify has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter said. Meanwhile, Wixen is suing Spotify for at least $1.6 billion, alleging that the digital music streaming service violated the L.A.-area music publisher’s copyright on over 10,000 songs.

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FCC Fines Sinclair Broadcast Group $13.4 Million for Sponsor Violation – Variety

0 Commentsby   |  12.21.17  |  FCC

The FCC is slapping Sinclair Broadcast Group with a $13.4 million fine for running news stories on a cancer foundation but failing to disclose that the foundation was paying for them to air. More »

D.C. Allowed to Exclude Religious Ads from Buses – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com

0 Commentsby   |  12.20.17  |  Free Speech

[1.] When the government opens up its own property to certain kinds of private speech or speakers, the law treats this program as a so-called “limited public forum,” or sometimes a “nonpublic forum.” One classic example is when a university provides funds to a wide range of student newspapers, see Rosenberger v. Rector (1995). Another is when a city sells advertising on city buses, see Lehman v. City of Shaker Heights (1974). In either a limited public forum or a nonpublic forum, the government may restrict the cont More »

Can Repeated Speech Be Criminalized Just Because It’s Intended to “Seriously Annoy”? – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com

0 Commentsby   |  12.20.17  |  Free Speech

No, says the New Jersey Supreme Court in an opinion that sharply limits the state criminal harassment statute. More »

Bruno Mars Sued by Photographer for Sharing Childhood Photo

0 Commentsby   |  12.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Singer Bruno Mars is being sued by a photographer after he posted a childhood photo of himself on social media More »

House Bill Introduced for Copyright Small Claims

0 Commentsby   |  12.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Photographers in the United States are now one step closer toward seeing a copyright small claims system for pursuing infringements on a smaller scale. A new bipartisan House bill has introduced the CASE Act, which stands for the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017.” More »

Netflix Stole My VHS Cassette Photos for Its Stranger Things Boxed Set

0 Commentsby   |  12.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

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MSU professor sues Wal-Mart over fishing license that says he cleans toilets | Crime and Courts | bozemandailychronicle.com

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A Montana State University professor is suing the world’s largest retailer for libel after, he says, an employee at the Bozeman store listed the occupation on the professor’s fishing license More »