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Extension of Video Privacy Protection Act to Mobile Application

Filed an amicus brief (with other amici) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Yershov v. Gannett.  The case involved the sharing of an anonymous device code with a data analytics provider used by USA Today.  The brief argued that the district court panel relied on a highly technical reading [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:53:00-04:00May 17th, 2016|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Extension of Video Privacy Protection Act to Mobile Application

FBI Order Requiring Apple To ‘Unlock’ iPhone

Filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (Eastern Division) in the matter of the search of an Apple iPhone. The Media Institute argued that the FBI’s attempt to order Apple, Inc. to write code to “unlock” the contents of an iPhone amounts to compelled speech under [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:52:37-04:00March 3rd, 2016|Law & Policy|Comments Off on FBI Order Requiring Apple To ‘Unlock’ iPhone

Sponsorship Identification Requirements for Radio Stations

Filed comments with the FCC in support of a Petition for Class Waiver of the Commission’s Sponsorship Identification Requirement sought by a coalition of radio broadcasters.  The petition would allow broadcasters of music and sports programming to furnish information about promotional arrangements with record companies and others on the stations’ websites.  The number of [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:51:35-04:00April 13th, 2015|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Sponsorship Identification Requirements for Radio Stations

Copyright Protections for Photographers

Filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to hear Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC, involving an errant expansion of the fair use doctrine.  The brief argues that the Court could thereby: (1) Reaffirm the fundamental distinction between parody and satire.  (2) Maintain the Copyright Act’s protection of derivative works [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:51:07-04:00February 2nd, 2015|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Copyright Protections for Photographers

Untruthful Speech

Joined with 23 other leading media organizations in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Xavier Alvarez.  The brief urged the Supreme Court to uphold a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the “Stolen Valor Act,” which makes it a crime to [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:47:46-04:00February 7th, 2012|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Untruthful Speech

Google and the Media Economy

Filed a white paper with the Federal Trade Commission stating that Google's dominance of the media economy could foreclose competition in key industry segments including media, search, online, and mobile.  Google has shown a pattern of aggregating the content of others for its own gain and then foreclosing competitors from that same aggregated content, [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:46:41-04:00August 30th, 2011|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Google and the Media Economy

Online Copyright Infringement

Joined with 22 other organizations in an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Viacom v. YouTube.  The brief urges the court to overturn a district court decision that would immunize an Internet business that intentionally relies on stolen copyrighted content to build its audience.  The brief argues [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:46:12-04:00December 10th, 2010|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Online Copyright Infringement

Access to Video Games

Joined with The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding a California law that would limit minors’ access to violent video games (Schwarzenegger and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association). The brief argued that the California act is a [...]

By |2018-03-18T15:45:43-04:00September 16th, 2010|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Access to Video Games
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