Media & Defamation

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The Stormy Daniels v Trump Case Illustrates Changes Social Media Brings To Libel

Thompson Coburn – The Internet has clearly changed how we think about facts and truth, as the Stormy Daniels versus President Donald Trump case illustrates. Libel is the tort that covers false and highly damaging …

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Will Facebook’s News Feed Change Affect Legal Immunity For User Content?

Proskauer Rose – Facebook recently announced that it would make changes to its news feed to prioritize content that users share and discuss and material from “reputable publishers.” These changes are part of what Mark …

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When Does Legally Sharing Become IP Infringement?

DLA Piper – Today’s means of communication is ever more dependent on social media. Whether you’re an individual, a onewoman shop, a fortune-500 company, or even the President of the United States, social media is …

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What Happens When An Employee Defames Your Customer on Facebook?

Mintz Levin – In Howard v. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., a Hawaiian Federal Court found that Hertz Rent-a-Car could not be held responsible for its employee’s Facebook comments about one of its customers.  While employers should …

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