Roy Gutterman provides an update of Media Law between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.. There was no shortage of interesting and novel cases with First Amendment implications this Survey year. State and federal courts in the jurisdiction took on a range of cases involving important free press implications with newspapers and traditional journalists, as well as cases involving high-profile and widely popular media parties, ranging from comedian Jerry Seinfeld to popular television shows Law & Order and Real Sports with Bryant Gumble, to films such as Couples Retreat. Issues involving liability for internet-based content also emerged again this year.
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.