Monthly Archives: February 2014

HLR Free Speech Symposium: Rebecca Tushnet, More than a Feeling: Emotion and the First Amendment

My paper versus the other topics: One of these things is not like the others.  Regulation of non-press entities is also an important part of modern speech regulation, and I do think my topic is grounded in Sullivan, although not … Continue reading

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HLR Free Speech Symposium: Marvin Ammori, Free Speech Lawyering in the Age of Google and Twitter

Ben Lee, as a second year, interned at the firm that represented the NYT in NYT v. Sullivan. Now a lawyer for Twitter: 50 years from now when we think of the major episodes in free expression law, we’ll remember … Continue reading

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HLR Symposium, Panel 2: Sonja R. West, Press Exceptionalism

Right now reporters have no special protections against trespass, breach of duty of loyalty, having their newsrooms searched, etc.  Journalists who receive leaks can be treated as criminals under some circumstances. No special right of access to places/meetings: if we … Continue reading

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HLR symposium on freedom of the press: Mark Tushnet & Susan Crawford

Harvard Law Review Symposium 2014: Freedom of the Press Introduction: Mark Tushnet, Reflections on the First Amendment and the Information Economy Symposium papers provide an opportunity to speculate about 1A issues in modern information economy, which is different from the … Continue reading

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Neither EPA nor FTC preempt fuel economy consumer protection claim

Gilles v. Ford Motor Co. — F.Supp.2d —-, 2014 WL 544990 (D.Colo. Feb. 12, 2014) Gilles sued Ford for falsely advertising the gas mileage of his 2013 Ford Escape SE. The court denied a motion to dismiss on preemption grounds. … Continue reading

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Trademark licensor must be joined even when plaintiff is exclusive licensee

Aceto Corporation v. TherapeuticsMD, Inc., 953 F. Supp. 2d 1269 (S.D. Fla. 2013) Aceto sells various pharmaceutical/nutritional ingredients and other chemicals.  Defendants allegedly make and sell a line of prenatal vitamins, Prena1, that violate Aceto’s exclusive US rights to a … Continue reading

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gay conversion therapy as false advertising

Story via Salon.  As repugnant as I find these outfits, this might be a new frontier in identifying false/falsifiable claims.

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Australian reform commission recommends fair use

Report here (pdf).  Discusses the three-step test, moral rights, and the superiority of fair use to revised fair dealing.  Of note: one reason to adopt fair use is that it provides greater protection for “musical compositions, new films, art works … Continue reading

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lawsuit against "humane environment" claims for chicken

Suit accuses Kroger of deception in how chicken were raised.

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EFF Seeks Midlevel or Senior IP Attorney

See the posting here.

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