Survey: 2010 Media Law

Roy Gutterman provides an update of Media Law between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

This year’s media law Survey covers defamation, invasion of privacy, and intellectual property disputes involving media ranging from newspapers, magazines and book publishers to websites and internet-based operations. Cases cover high-profile litigants linked to the late, tabloid star Anna Nicole Smith, radio personalities, and a host of parties involved in newsworthy and public affairs. Cases also involve allegations of criminal activity, sex tapes, copyright infringement, and even whether offensive language can be broadcast on television.

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Roy S. Gutterman is an associate professor of communications law and journalism and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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