Internet Law

Michael Polatsek, Extortion Through the Public Record: Has the Internet Made Florida’s Sunshine Law Too Bright?

In recent years, privately owned websites around the country have begun to gather arrest records directly from law enforcement websites and republish them on their own sites. Often, the images are displayed without regard to the ultimate disposition of the arrestee’s case. Images and arrest records of individuals who were eventually convicted or acquitted are […]

Kathleen Carlson, Social Media and the Workplace: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Privacy Settings and the NLRB

Social media has permeated every aspect of society. The use of social media can easily lead to issues in an employment law context when employees suffer adverse employment actions based on the information they choose to share via their personal social media websites. Today’s laws concerning online privacy are in a nebulous state and have […]

A Response to Aubrey Burris’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute’

Teresa Drake

Abstract Response to Aubrey Burris, Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute In her thoughtful note, Aubrey Burris notes that revenge porn is readily compared to sexual harassment, domestic violence, and cyber-rape. Her note highlights that nonconsensual pornography fuels tactics of domestic abuse and […]

Potential Within the Architecture: Explaining the Debate Over the Construction of Social Media

Jeffrey Riley

Abstract Response to Aubrey Burris, Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute My intentions with this essay, which is a response to Aubrey Burris’s call for more federal oversight of the world of “revenge porn,” is not to challenge or support the explicit legal […]

Thomas J. Horton, Robert H. Lande, & Virginia Callahan APPENDIX

This appendix compares the quality of the investigatory and local journalism contained in “old media” with that contained in “new media” by using the metrics the journalism industry itself uses. We ascertain which type of media has won most of the journalism awards in the years since these awards became open to the new media. […]

Thomas J. Horton & Robert H. Lande, Should the Internet Exempt the Media Sector From the Antitrust Laws?

Suppose the twenty largest traditional news media companies in the United States, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and CNN, announced the merger of their news operations. They would likely claim that this merger would result in tremendous cost savings by eliminating duplicative news gathering expenses. They would be correct. They […]