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Game Over: Multiplayer Gaming Patent Found To Be An Abstract Idea
Judge Maryellen Noreika (D. Delaware) has been very active since receiving her judicial commission less than a year ago, including already issuing a handful of Section 101 opinions.
United States
25 Jul 2019
Colorado Open Records Act Amendments Take Effect This Month
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17-040 into law on June 1, 2017, marking the first major update to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) in more than 20 years.
United States
16 Aug 2017
What Should FBI's Comey Do Now?
Attorney Dan Small is featured on Sue O'Connell's The Take for his experience as a former federal prosecutor.
United States
9 Nov 2016
How To Avoid The "Front Page"
Over the past several years, being on the "front page" has taken on a new meaning. It used to signify being the next Wall Street pundit and foodie darling – the up-and-coming food rage or a successful IPO.
United States
12 Aug 2016
DC Circuit Clarifies Public-Interest And News-Media Fee Waivers Under FOIA
To qualify for a public-interest fee waiver under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), requesters need not show ability to widely disseminate the information obtained.
United States
27 Aug 2015
Florida Appellate Court: Open Meetings Law Applies To Collective Bargaining
In a crucial victory for transparency, a Florida state appeals court ruled that the state's open meetings law will not "condone hiding behind federal mediation" when municipal governments try "to thwart the requirements of the Sunshine Law".
United States
5 Feb 2015
FAA Approves Use Of Drones on Movie Sets
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the limited use of unmanned aerial systems, commonly referred to as drones, for film production on some movie sets.
United States
26 Sep 2014
DOJ Regulation Proposes New Closed Captioning Requirements
The Department of Justice has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will establish new closed captioning requirements for movie theaters.
United States
4 Aug 2014
Decision Yesterday Deals Blow To FAA Prohibition On The Use Of Commercial Drones
In a setback to the FAA's ban on the unlicensed use of commercial drones, a federal administrative law judge has ruled that the FAA could not fine a Virginia man who used a model aircraft to take photographs and film for money.
United States
7 Mar 2014
Double Exposure - National Press Club Panel (Video Content)
Media Partner Charles D. Tobin moderated a National Press Club Panel called "Double Exposure."
United States
30 Oct 2013
Overwhelming Support Indicated For Relaxing Broadcast Foreign Ownership Restrictions
In late February, the Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau invited comments from the public on changing its long-standing policy concerning foreign entities or persons owning more than 25% of a U.S. broadcast company.
United States
25 Apr 2013
Got Privilege? Wisconsin Shield Law Tested In Raw Milk Case
In the first-known application of Wisconsin's two-year-old shield law, Judge Guy Reynolds of the Sauk County Circuit Court refused a request by the state's Department of Justice to issue subpoenas to three journalists who covered an Amish farmer's sale of unpasteurized milk products.
United States
4 Feb 2013
D.C.'s Highest Court Shields Anonymous Internet Informant, Affirms Standard For Corporate Defamation Damages
Applying a heightened First Amendment standard set in a prior appeal in the same case, the District of Columbia’s highest court denied enforcement of a subpoena seeking the identity of an anonymous Internet whistleblower because the corporate plaintiff failed to present evidence that it had suffered any harm.
United States
19 Apr 2012
Judge Finds That FBI in FOIA Case 'Officially Confirmed' Identity of Civil Rights Informant
In a significant victory for the cause of government transparency, a Washington, D.C., federal judge has ruled that the FBI must produce a full accounting of noted civil rights photographer Ernest Withers’ file as a confidential informant.
United States
19 Apr 2012
Florida Judge Protects Journalist's Privilege
A Jacksonville, Fla., judge has ruled that the state's journalist's shield law protects a newspaper against a prosecution subpoena for a letter sent by a woman pending trial on a manslaughter charge.
United States
25 Jan 2012
Maryland Court Quashes Subpoena For TV Journalist's Testimony
A Maryland trial court quashed a subpoena issued by the state Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division to a television journalist seeking testimony about his station's investigation of a locksmith's practices.
United States
25 Jan 2012
D.C. Court Grants First Anti-SLAPP Dismissal Against Libel Plaintiff
A District of Columbia judge ordered the first dismissal under the jurisdiction's new anti-SLAPP law, finding at the start of a defamation lawsuit that a firefighter failed to show a "likelihood of success" in challenging a television broadcast about his high levels of overtime earnings.
United States
24 Jan 2012
"Dixie Chick" Deftly Defends Against Defamation Lawsuit
After criticizing former President George W. Bush, the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines, learned that the marketplace can impose a heavy economic cost on those who speak publicly about controversial issues.
United States
26 Feb 2010
Florida Federal Court Denies Access To Mug Shots Under FOIA
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), Luis Giro is a person of interest to law enforcement, which certainly made him an interesting person to South Florida journalists. However, these interests were not enough to warrant release of his booking photos under a federal judge’s ruling.
United States
26 Feb 2010
Federal Courts Greet TV, Blogs And Tweets With Mixed Enthusiasm
The federal courts, long hostile to most forms of electronic journalism, are showing signs of accepting increased coverage by social and broadcast media. But messages from the courts remain mixed.
United States
26 Feb 2010
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