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Articles tagged Digital Media Law Project (19)

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.
It’s good news for his remarkable project, but also encouraging news for nonprofit news organizations in general.
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.
“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.”
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.
The Digital Media Law Project’s new IRS guide provides an SAT-prep style walk through of the 501(c)(3) process for news nonprofits.
How can a nonprofit news organization maximize its chances of securing 501(c)(3) status from the IRS? The Digital Media Law Project is publishing a guide, and we’ve got a sneak peek.