Category Archives: Journalism

Clinic’s Managing Director Receives CCTV’s “Leading Role” Award

Thanks to Cambridge Community Television for recognizing the Clinic’s Managing Director Chris Bavitz with CCTV’s “Leading Role” award at last week’s Backlot Barbecue event. Chris accepted the award — which recognizes “advocacy in promoting social justice in media and technology” — on behalf … Continue reading

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Support CCTV at the CCTV BBQ! Clinic’s Managing Director to Receive “Leading Role” Award!

Our good friends and frequent collaborators at Cambridge Community Television are hosting their annual Back Lot BBQ on September 18, 2014.  The event will feature great food and terrific music and will undoubtedly be an all-around good time.  And, most … Continue reading

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Clinic Teams w/WGBH to Support Boston TV News Digital Library

The Cyberlaw Clinic has teamed up with WGBH to support the extraordinary Boston TV News Digital Library project.  The project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Council on Library and Information Resources, is a collaboration … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Against TripAdvisor

The Sixth Circuit issued an important decision today in Seaton v. TripAdvisor, LLC, a case concerning Tennessee defamation law and the scope of liability for online intermediaries that aggregate user-submitted content (in this case, hotel reviews).  The Cyberlaw Clinic submitted … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Defends Free Speech at Federal Appeals Court

Today the Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief in the case of U.S. v. Auernheimer on behalf of the Digital Media Law Project (DMLP), arguing that the First Amendment prohibits the government from punishing Auernheimer’s disclosure of true, newsworthy information, … Continue reading

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Fee Award in ACLU v. Alvarez

Ars Technica and The Chicago Sun Times report on developments in ACLU v. Alvarez, a case out of the Northern District of Illinois that concerns applicability of the Illinois Eavesdropping Act to audio recordings of police officers carrying out their official duties in … Continue reading

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Mass SJC Rules in Barnes and Diorio, Rejecting Prior Restraints on Speech and Supporting Right to Stream and Archive Court Proceedings Online

In an important victory for freedom of speech, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision today in two related cases, Commonwealth v. Barnes andCommonwealth v. Diorio. The cases concerned WBUR‘s OpenCourt project, and the Court’s decision follows a long line of precedent in holding that courts generally may … Continue reading

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CMLP and Cyberlaw Clinic Advocate First Amendment Scrutiny in Hot News Cases

The Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP), with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Public Citizen, submitted an amicus curiae brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, urging the court to apply First Amendment scrutiny to the recently … Continue reading

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FCC Invites Comments re: the Future of Media

The Federal Communications Commission announced this week that it “has begun an examination of the future of media and the information needs of communities in a digital age.”  According to a Public Notice issued by the FCC (.doc / .pdf), “[t]he objective of this … Continue reading

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