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Overview/Horizon

Supreme Court
United States v. American Library Association, No. 02-361 (2003)
Ashcroft v. ACLU, 535 U.S. 564 (2002)
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234 (2002)
United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc., 529 U.S. 803 (2000)
Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997)
(United States v. U.S. West, Inc., 1996, judgment vacated)
Turner Broadcasting System v. FCC, 520 U.S. 180 (1997) (“Turner II”)
Denver Area Educational Telecommunications Consortium v. FCC, 518 U.S. 727 (1996)
Turner Broadcasting System v. FCC, 512 U.S. 622 (1994) (“Turner I”)
Sable Communications of California, Inc. v. FCC, 492 U.S. 115 (1989)
City of Los Angeles v. Preferred Communications, Inc., 476 U.S. 488 (1986)
FCC v. League of Women Voters of California, 468 U.S. 364 (1984)
FCC v. Midwest Video Corp., 440 U.S. 689 (1979)
FCC v. Pacifica Foundation, 438 U.S. 726 (1978)
CBS, Inc. v. Democratic National Committee, 412 U.S. 94 (1973)
Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, 395 U.S. 367 (1969)
Freedman v. Maryland, 380 U.S. 51 (1965)
Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson, 343 U.S. 495 (1952)
Kovacs v. Cooper, 336 U.S. 77 (1949)
NBC v. United States, 319 U.S. 190 (1943)
Near v. State of Minnesota, 283 U.S. 697 (1931)
Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, 236 U.S. 230 (1915)
Mutual Film Co. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, 236 U.S. 247 (1915)
Mutual Film Corp. of Missouri v. Hodges, 236 U.S. 248 (1915)

Other
Trinity Methodist Church, South v. Federal Radio Comm’n, 62 F.2d 850 (D.C. Cir. 1932), cert. denied, 288 U.S. 599 (1933)

Other
Noah v. America Online, CIV.A 02-1316-A (E.D. Va.) (5/15/03)
Green v. America Online, 318 F.3d 465, 472 (3rd Cir. 2003)

Child Online Protection Act
Communications Decency Act
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Communications Act of 1934
Radio Act of 1927

Katsh, M. Ethan, The Electronic Media and the Transformation of Law (1989), p. 136
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, Technologies of Freedom, (1983), pp. 15-16; 250
Powe, Lucas, American Broadcasting and the First Amendment (1987)
O’Neil, Robert M., The First Amendment and Civil Liability (Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 2001), p. 72

Steinberg, S.H., 500 Years of Printing (3d ed., 1974), p. 260
Tribe, Laurence H., “The Constitution in Cyberspace: Law and Liberty Beyond the Electronic Frontier,” keynote address at the First Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy (San Diego, March 26, 1991)

Legal guide for bloggers by the Electronic Frontier Foundation

   
 

Cyberstalking

Jefferson, Shonah, and Shafritz, Richard, “A Survey of Cyberstalking Legislation,” 32 U. West. L.A. L. Rev. 323, 327 (2001)
“Cyberstalking: A New Challenge for Law Enforcement and Industry,” 1999 U.S. attorney general report
“State Computer Harassment or 'Cyberstalking' Laws,” from the National Conference of State Legislators

   
 

Filtering

Supreme Court
United States v. American Library Association, Inc. (02-361)

Other
Mainstream Loudoun v. Board of Trustees of the Loudoun County Public Library, 24 F.Supp. 2d 552 (E.D. Va. 1998)

Peacefire

   
 

Indecency online

Supreme Court
Ashcroft v. ACLU, 535 U.S. 564 (2002)
Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997)
Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973)

   
 

Spam

Other
State v. Heckel, 143 Wash. 2d 824, 24 P.3d 404 (2001)

Kelin, Sabra-Ann,“State Regulation of Unsolicited Commercial E-Mail,” 16 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 435, 458 (2001)
Sorkin, David, “Technical and Legal Approaches to Unsolicited Electronic Mail,” 35 U.S.F.L. Rev. 325, 369 (2000)
Wimmer, Kurt, “Four States Adopt Anti-Spam Laws; Congress Ponders E-Mail Bills While AOL Wins Court Challenge, in The First Amendment and the Media 2000, Richard T. Kaplar, ed., pp. 21-24, 2001

   
 

Cybersquatting

Other
Lucas v. Grosse 2004 FED App. 0071P (6th Cir.)
Shields v. Zuccarini, 254 F.3d 476 (3d Cir. 2001)
Harrods Ltd. v. Sixty Internet Domain Names, 157 F. Supp. 2d 658 (E.D. Va. 2001)
J.K. Harris & Co. v. Kassel, 2002 WL 1303124, No.02-0400CW (N.D. Cal. 2002)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals v. Doughney, 263 F.3d 359 (4th Cir. 2001)
Bird v. Parsons, 289 F.3d 865 (6th Cir. 2002)
Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Karpachev, 188 F. Supp. 2d 110 (D. Mass. 2002)

Liptak, Adam, “Welcome to Our Law School, Young Man. We’ll See You in Court,” New York Times, May 6, 2002
15 U.S.C. Section 1125(d), The Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA)
“Sharpen your Judgment: Can Competitor Use Firm’s Name in Web Site Content?,” Internet Marketing Report, May 15, 2002, at 2, 4

CyberSLAPP.org
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Public Citizen
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Center for Democracy and Technology

   
 

Online libel

Supreme Court
Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997)
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)

Other
Doe v. 2TheMart.com, Inc., 140 F. Supp. 2d 1088 (W.D. Wash. 2001)
Global Telemedia Int’l v. Doe, 132 F. Supp. 2d 1261 (C.D. Cal. 2001)
Batzel v. Cremers, 9th Circuit, 2003

Pring, George W., and Canan, Penelope, SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out, Temple University Press, 1996, chs. 1-2
Barker, John C., Common Law and Statutory Solutions to the Problems of SLAPPs, 26 Loy. L. Rev. 395 (1993)
Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 425.16.
Maryland: S. 51, 398th Leg. Reg. Sess.
New Jersey: A. 150, 205th Leg. 1st Session
Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 4.24.500-.520

CyberSLAPP.org

   
 

Hate speech online

Supreme Court
Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476 (1993)
R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 U.S. 377 (1992)
National Socialist Party v. Skokie, 432 U.S. 43 (1977)
Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969)
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942)

Other
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette, Inc. v. American Coalition of Life Activists, 244 F.3d 1007 (9th Cir. 2001)

   
 

Virtual child pornography

Supreme Court
New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747 (1982)
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234 (2002)

Other
Free Speech Coalition v. Reno, 198 F.3d 1083 (9th Cir. 1999)

Transcript of news conference with John Ashcroft, “Supreme Court Decision on Child Pornography,” day 1, 2002

   
 

Copyright, P2P & Google

Supreme Court
Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v. Grokster 545 U.S. 913 (2005)

Other
Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Penguin Books USA, 109 F.3d 1394 (9th Cir. 1997)

Recording Industry Association of America v. Diamond Multimedia 180 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 1999)

UMG Recordings Inc. v. MP3.com Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5761 (S.D. N.Y. 2000)

DVD Copy Control Ass’n v. Bunner, 113 Cal. Rptr. 2d 338 (Cal. App. 2001)

Universal City Studios Inc. v. Corley, 273 F.3d 429 (2d Cir 2001)

A&M Records Inc. v. Napster Inc., 239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001) and 284 F.3d 1091 (9th Cir. 2002)

Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp. 311 F.3d 811 (9th Cir. 2003)


U.S. copyright law

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, PL 105-304

   
 

Blogging

Other
Batzel v. Smith, 351 F.3d 904 (9th Cir. 2003)

Doe v. Cahill (Del.)(10/5/05)

Donato v. Moldow, 865 A.2d 711 (N.J.Super. 2005)

In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena, 397 F.3d 964 (D.C. Cir. 2005)(discussing blogger as journalist in dicta)

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Citizen Media Law Project's Legal Guide

Cordtz, Dan. “Employee blogs that trash others can be actionable,” The Recorder, 7/26/05

Davis, Wendy N. “Fear of Blogging: As the Law Catches Up to Technology, Bloggers Look for a Few Good Attorneys,” 91 A.B.A. J. 16 (July 2005)

Hilden, Julie. “Can Bloggers Invoke the Journalist's Privilege to Protect Confidential Sources Who Leak Trade Secrets?” Findlaw.com, 4/26/05

Kline, Susan. “Curses, blogged again! What will you do when it happens to you?” Indiana Employment Law Letter (June 2005)

Segal, Jonathan A. “Off Duty Blogging: What’s Work Got to Do With It?” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, (August 2005)

 
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