Citizen Media Law Project, EFF, and Public Citizen file amicus brief in “hot news misappropriation” case

22 06 2010

Berkman press release:

Cambridge, Mass. – 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 resurgent “hot news misappropriation” doctrine in Barclays Capital, Inc. v. Theflyonthewall.com, Inc. The coalition worked with Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic on the brief.

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The brief can be found at http://www.citmedialaw.org/sites/citmedialaw.org/files/Fly Amicus Brief.pdf

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