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   January 3, 2018

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Media Organizations File Amicus Brief Calling on New York Court of Appeals Not to Rewrite New York Right of Publicity Law

NEW YORK, NY – Ten media organizations have filed an amicus brief in the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, calling upon the court to reject the requests of actress Lindsay Lohan and reality TV personality Karen Gravano to broaden New York’s right of publicity law in a manner that would violate the First Amendment rights of authors, artists, journalists, publishers, booksellers, filmmakers, librarians and others.


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October 10, 2016

Free Speech Victory in Louisiana as Federal Court Blocks Online Age-Verification Law

On Friday, October 7, local booksellers, a magazine publisher and national trade associations secured victory in a free speech case when Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the federal district court in Baton Rouge signed an order permanently preventing Louisiana from enforcing a 2015 Louisiana law that required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

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