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Articles tagged Digital Media Law Project (18)

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Joseph Lichterman    
Freelancers, photographers, and activists all have a harder time getting that laminated press badge than full-time, words-based employees at established news organizations, according to this survey of more than 1,300 journalists.
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Joshua Benton    
Nieman Lab and some other organizations dedicated to journalism are asking people who gather news for publication to take a survey on press passes, access, and other issues around media credentials. We’d love your help.
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Justin Ellis    
The Civil Beat Law Center for Public Interest will be independent of the news site and offer counsel and representation in challenges to information requests.
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Kristin Bergman    
A well-intentioned attempt to shield the families of shooting victims “may have grave consequences for the future of the state’s transparency.”
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Jeffrey Hermes    
From Lockerbie to Richard Jewell to anthrax: The Boston Marathon bombings were far from the first incident to spark inaccurate reporting about an alleged suspect. Here’s what the case law tells us about liability.
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Joshua Benton    
It’s good news for his remarkable project, but also encouraging news for nonprofit news organizations in general.
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Jillian Stonecipher    
If passed, the bill would require a plaintiff give publishers the opportunity to correct, clarify, or withdraw false information in order to receive punitive damages in a defamation lawsuit — and it would apply to online media.
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Jillian Stonecipher    
“Even staunch free speech advocates recognize that these mugshot companies are, at the very least, distasteful. But, of course, the First Amendment does not allow the government to regulate content simply because it is distasteful.”
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Jeffrey Hermes    
In going after mugshot sites, a plaintiff in Toledo is seeking to make the right of publicity extend to non-endorsement uses of people’s images.