The News Media and The Law, Winter 2012

Winter 2012
Vol. 36, No. 1

Stolen Valor

Can a law against lying about military honors be reconciled with the need for “breathing space” for false speech?

 EDITORIAL

A showdown in Grant Park?

 COVER

Stolen Valor

Are lies protected under the First Amendment?

Libelous truth?

Fifteen years later, a libel suit finally ends.

 CONTENT REGULATION

Copyright police

Why Righthaven fell apart

The basics of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

 SECRET COURTS

D.C. appeals court: Judge should have released juror questionnaires in Chandra Levy trial

Right of access extends to surveys used to ‘facilitate’ voir dire

 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Shut out at Penn State

Why the “hybrid university” was exempt from releasing records

Newsflash! Citizens United has been good for campaign finance transparency

Greater disclosures still needed however

 NEWSGATHERING

Silencing stories

Special administrative measures handcuff First Amendment

 REPORTER'S PRIVILEGE

The fine line between journalism and advocacy

Are reporters who work on innocence projects still journalists?

 

Asked and Answered

The Reporters Committee attorneys discuss questions about recent issues in media law.

"Open and Shut"

A collection of notable quotations