Communications & Media. Legal news and articles for April 30 - 30, 2017

Lawyers say proposed rule change could diminish access to Tennessee court recordsLawyers say proposed rule change could diminish access to Tennessee court recordsNSA ends collection of digital communications about foreign targetsHun Manet: Legal case against me was driven by political motives16 cases arraigned in Circuit CourtTrump's chief of staff: 'We've looked at' changing libel lawsLex Machina reports that Q1 2017 saw fewest patent infringement cases since Q3 2011NSA to stop collecting some internet communicationsConnecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentialityConnecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentialityNet neutrality is next and biggest target for new FCC chairmanDeschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts; Limiting ...Deschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts; Limiting ...Wikipedia blocked across Turkey#SpaceWatchME Op'ed: Learning by Simulations by Prof Vasilis Zervos of ISU

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MU names new law school dean
Columbia Daily TribuneApril 3, 2017

... of Law, has been a faculty member at the college since 1984 and clerked for U.S. Judge Jospeh Sneed in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals before that. Lidsky has taught classes on torts, social media and cyber law, mass media law ...more »

What Really Happens When the FCC's Online Privacy Rules Are Cancelled
FortuneApril 3, 2017

Traditionally, the FCC stuck to regulating telecommunications carriers. Under the 1934 Communications Act, telephone companies are subject to strict rules governing the collection and sale of customers' personal information, including calling history.more »

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Lawyers say proposed rule change could diminish access to Tennessee court records
Johnson City Press (subscription)April 30, 2017

Those who submitted comments included the Tennessee Bar Association through its Communications Law section, the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. “The proposed language appears to create the possibility of a ...more »

Lawyers say proposed rule change could diminish access to Tennessee court records
Johnson City Press (subscription)April 30, 2017

Those who submitted comments included the Tennessee Bar Association through its Communications Law section, the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. “The proposed language appears to create the possibility of a ...more »

NSA ends collection of digital communications about foreign targets
POLITICO.euApril 30, 2017

The decision comes as Congress is locked in a heated debate over whether to revise and reauthorize the portion of the law that authorizes such collection — Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The provision expires at the end of ...more »

Hun Manet: Legal case against me was driven by political motives
Khmer TimesApril 30, 2017

Hun Manet: The decision of the court to drop the case does not come as a surprise to me. As I stated to the media when I returned from my trip overseas, this case has no grounds and it was done purely on political motives. I have done nothing wrong and ...more »

16 cases arraigned in Circuit Court
Mountain StatesmanApril 30, 2017

... heard multiple cases last week in Circuit Court, including 16 arraignments. During the proceedings, Moats entered not guilty pleas on behalf of all of the defendants, to allow 30 days for their lawyers to discover information, as well as to file ...more »

Trump's chief of staff: 'We've looked at' changing libel laws
CNNMoneyApril 30, 2017

A top White House aide says changing libel laws is "something we've looked at" -- echoing some of President Trump's strongest anti-media rhetoric. Reince Priebus, the president's chief of staff, said during an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday ...more »

Lex Machina reports that Q1 2017 saw fewest patent infringement cases since Q3 2011
IPWatchdog.comApril 30, 2017

remains the most active court for patent infringement suits, receiving one-third of all patent infringement cases filed in 2017's first quarter. ... “Malibu Media's behavior resembles the behavior of somebody looking for a nuisance value suit,” Howard ...more »

NSA to stop collecting some internet communications
WIAT 42April 30, 2017

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. on Friday, April 28, 2017, The NSA said it will no longer collect certain communications moving on the internet for simply mentioning ...more »

Connecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentiality
Idaho StatesmanApril 30, 2017

A trial court judge in Bridgeport, Richard Arnold, ruled in 2015 that Connecticut law, unlike laws in many other states, has yet to recognize a duty of confidentiality between doctors and their patients, or that communications between patients and ...more »

Connecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentiality
McClatchy Washington BureauApril 30, 2017

A trial court judge in Bridgeport, Richard Arnold, ruled in 2015 that Connecticut law, unlike laws in many other states, has yet to recognize a duty of confidentiality between doctors and their patients, or that communications between patients and ...more »

Net neutrality is next and biggest target for new FCC chairman
Rapid City JournalApril 30, 2017

Pai said Wednesday that he had sent a proposal to his fellow commissioners that would repeal that regulatory oversight as well as the agency's vague general conduct standard, which sought to protect internet users from future unreasonably ...more »

Deschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts; Limiting ...
Bend BulletinApril 30, 2017

A recent spate of gag orders placed on murder cases by Deschutes County judges appears to have created a pattern that prosecutors around the state call ...more »

Deschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts; Limiting ...
Bend BulletinApril 30, 2017

A recent spate of gag orders placed on murder cases by Deschutes County judges appears to have created a pattern that prosecutors around the state call ...more »

Wikipedia blocked across Turkey
Hurriyet Daily NewsApril 30, 2017

... official news agency, quoting the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry, said on April 29 the site was blocked for “becoming an information source acting with groups conducting a smear campaign against Turkey in the international ...more »

#SpaceWatchME Op'ed: Learning by Simulations by Prof Vasilis Zervos of ISU
SpaceWatch Middle East (press release) (subscription) (blog)April 30, 2017

Such scenarios are by nature interdisciplinary and international with a notable application found during the International Space University's (ISU) birth of the Executive MBA back in 2009 and the introduction of 'emergency response strategic games ...more »

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