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PBS’s MediaShift lists eleven top stories in media law for 2011

MediaShift’s top media law stories for 2011 include journalists’ coverage of Occupy movements; the proposed online piracy legislation; net neutrality; coverage of live police actions; Righthaven and the “hot news” doctrine. -db From a commentary in MediaShift, December 23, 2011, by Rob Arcamona, Jeff Hermes and Andy Sellars. Full story

Media analyst says FTC offbase in approach to saving print journalism

Robert G. Picard disputes the fact that newspapers are not profitable and argues against the Federal Trade Commission’s proposals to imposes anti-competitive practices and taxes to save the industry. -db The Media Business Commentary June 12, 2010 By Robert G. Picard Following hearings on the state of newspapers this past year, the U.S. Federal Trade …

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Financial site appeals court ban on bank ‘hot news’ stock recommendations

Suffering a loss of subscribers, a financial newsletter is asking a court to rescind its order for the site to stop publishing early morning stock recommendations. The newsletter claimed its First Amendment right was violated since the early morning news was reported on other sites and in the public domain. -db Online Media Daily April …

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