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Emerging Technologies

In today’s digital world, content is being gathered and disseminated in new ways. Nearly every day, new media are launched and new technologies emerge. LSKS is at the forefront of advising clients about the legal issues surrounding the latest technological tools of the trade, whether that technology offers new techniques for gathering information or new methods for publishing news.

LSKS understands emerging technologies and is committed to protecting innovative forms of newsgathering and digital storytelling. Specifically, our attorneys

  • counsel clients on developments in data journalism, such as algorithmic publishing, and cutting-edge devices, including sensor technology;
  • advise media on state and federal laws that might limit digital newsgathering, such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act;
  • are considered leaders in the legal issues surrounding newsgathering drones, as LSKS attorneys have published, spoken, and advised clients on the topic;
  • are well-versed in the use of encryption for source protection and confidential communications; and
  • are deeply familiar with how established claims may arise in different spheres, such as libel by Twitter, trade secret injunctions, DMCA anti-circumvention claims, and copyright claims in general.

All of this experience brings the firm’s strong history of counseling and defending media against liability for traditional newsgathering and reporting into the digital age.

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